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by pwhodges
Tue Mar 28, 2017 6:52 am
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: Last Movie You Watched
Replies: 1222
Views: 75837

Re: Last Movie You Watched

Or even the v2 remake of the original...
by pwhodges
Tue Mar 28, 2017 2:20 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: No shirt, no shoes, no lewdness, no (fan)service
Replies: 248
Views: 25979

Re: No shirt, no shoes, no lewdness, no (fan)service

if that counts as erotic, then someone's setting a very low bar...
by pwhodges
Tue Mar 28, 2017 2:16 am
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: Whitewashing And Diversity In Hollywood?
Replies: 664
Views: 40632

Re: Whitewashing And Diversity In Hollywood?

The trouble is that it is well known that there are only a limited number of basic stories. You can make them more and more complex and vary the details, but in the end you get down to telling the same story a slightly different way. It's the same with music - there are natural forms that tunes take...
by pwhodges
Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: Whitewashing And Diversity In Hollywood?
Replies: 664
Views: 40632

Re: Whitewashing And Diversity In Hollywood?

This is the contentious issue known as positive discrimination - trying to restore balance after historical imbalance by having a period of a bit of the opposite imbalance. You'll never get complete agreement over whether or when it might be justified.
by pwhodges
Mon Mar 27, 2017 1:53 am
Forum: Evangelion Final [SPOILERS]
Topic: Official Eva FINAL updated NTV Preview thread
Replies: 261
Views: 45460

Re: Official Eva FINAL updated NTV Preview thread

What would be "very dark" about the absence of a surprise announcement? Personally I'm expecting an announcement in the late summer or autumn regarding release in mid to late 2018.
by pwhodges
Sun Mar 26, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2016 to now
Replies: 279
Views: 15004

Re: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2016 to now

Scum’s Wish has been interesting viewing for me, one doesn’t often see an anti-love love story like this, and its easily the most sexually-charged show I’ve seen since School Days . I seem to be a little out of line for not tolerating Scum's Wish . To me it is (like Game of Thrones ) a story about ...
by pwhodges
Sat Mar 25, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: Evangelion Final [SPOILERS]
Topic: Official Eva FINAL updated NTV Preview thread
Replies: 261
Views: 45460

Re: Official Eva FINAL updated NTV Preview thread

silvermoonlight#858458 wrote:next Saturday when the real deal comes out.

Or not...
by pwhodges
Sat Mar 25, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2016 to now
Replies: 279
Views: 15004

Re: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2016 to now

Still doesn't sound as though I'd want to watch through what you describe; I'm sure dropping it was right for me.
by pwhodges
Sat Mar 25, 2017 5:13 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2016 to now
Replies: 279
Views: 15004

Re: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2016 to now

The last episode (for now - the story hasn't reached any kind of point) of Masamune-kun's Revenge was even more disappointing than the previous one. After a shaky start the series improved a bit, but then spiralled down towards the end. I am not minded to pick up the continuation when it comes. Pres...
by pwhodges
Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: Everything is Rockin'! [RML Thread 4]
Replies: 982
Views: 61229

Re: Everything is Rockin'! [RML Thread 4]

I went to the theatre at Stratford on Avon today. We saw a "reimagining" of a classical Chinese drama, which I thought was really well done; about half the cast had apparently Chinese names, so I think it would meet with some approval on that count, too. Snow in Midsummer . This being a hi...
by pwhodges
Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:02 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Evangelion and Personality Disorders.
Replies: 120
Views: 23202

Re: AVPD or DPD

He's Kind of "Nice" and awkward and submissive (house broken male) It's a mere detail, but I do object to the description of someone who is prepared to handle domestic responsibilities as "broken" - it's an out-dated macho concept that needs to go away. When Shinji is most obvio...
by pwhodges
Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Evangelion Final [SPOILERS]
Topic: List of future promotional events?
Replies: 33
Views: 3353

Re: List of future promotional events?

If we take the start of this year as the start of real work on the film, then we are looking, realistically, at late 2018 for the release (this film is a big, big deal - they're not going to rush it! If they spend twice as long per minute as they did on The Dragon Dentist that'll be no surprise). I ...
by pwhodges
Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: I need your help [new guy questions]
Replies: 17
Views: 480

Re: I need your help

Celepito#858313 wrote:The "How disgusting" can also be spun in numerous different ways:

It's also worth reminding ourselves that "Kimochi warui" is not what Anno wrote, quite apart from its not having a clear single translation into English...
by pwhodges
Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:19 am
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: I need your help [new guy questions]
Replies: 17
Views: 480

Re: I need your help

"Everybody finds love in the end" - but we haven't reached that point yet (quote from OP of 3.33 'Q' , of course, so not necessarily relevant to the series). And in the manga especially, it is what Shinji does for Rei that develops their relationship, not what she can (subserviently) do fo...
by pwhodges
Sat Mar 18, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2016 to now
Replies: 279
Views: 15004

Re: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2016 to now

After watching the latest ep of Ma-kun's Revenge , I feel I've reached the point of watching it just to finish rather than with any enthusiasm; this ep was simply dull - there's not a lot interesting the MC can do while tied up inside a rolled mattress, after all. Although the stories are not very s...
by pwhodges
Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: News of Anime in Japan
Replies: 945
Views: 175240

Re: News of Anime in Japan

Now I've read a bit about it, the idea is that the trilogy covers the original series, but starts earlier with the first "Summer of Love" that is only mentioned in the anime and then follows the same story but with a new ending. If they don't drop the ball, it could be a worthwhile additio...
by pwhodges
Fri Mar 17, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: [Poll] What episodes of Neon Genesis Evangelion do you like and dislike?
Replies: 48
Views: 1266

Re: [Poll] What episodes of Neon Genesis Evangelion do you like and dislike?

I don't have a particular down on 07 like some do; but I can see that it stands apart. It's the only episode that is largely removed from the hothouse of Nerv, and so has a distinctly different feel, which I guess some find irrelevant or distracting. For my part, I like seeing the active side of Mis...
by pwhodges
Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:28 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: News of Anime in Japan
Replies: 945
Views: 175240

Re: News of Anime in Japan

Who knows? If you're interested in Eureka Seven (I rate it highly), just watch the original series, then stop. Do not watch the film ( Good Night, Sleep Tight, Young Lovers ), which uses the same characters with different personalities and backstories to tell a different, incompatible, and inferior ...
by pwhodges
Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: Hollywood's "Ghost in the Shell"
Replies: 632
Views: 31963

Re: Hollywood's "Ghost in the Shell"

I note that it explicitly says that it is based on the manga ("comic"). Criticism based on comparisons with the animated films or SAC should be considered taking that into account.
by pwhodges
Wed Mar 15, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: Official Departures Thread [2]
Replies: 595
Views: 42574

Re: Official Departures Thread [2]

I'm sure you'll work it out - look after yourself!

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