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by Alaska Slim
Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:37 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2016 to now
Replies: 1037
Views: 152591

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

I also just couldn't engage with the central through-line of Violet and the Gilbert guy. Everything leans so heavily in a romantic direction and when I thought Violet was in her early 20s at the start it felt like a promising central hook for the series but when I learned she was 14 at the start of...
by Alaska Slim
Mon Sep 21, 2020 1:11 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2016 to now
Replies: 1037
Views: 152591

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

This is 100% how I feel about Violet Evergarden I think to me it was just too cliche? Like I felt I saw the story be done a lot before, and it seemed like the scenes that were trying to get me to feel something were just trying too hard. It was a tad too cheesy. The show is a meta-symbol for studio...
by Alaska Slim
Sat Sep 19, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2016 to now
Replies: 1037
Views: 152591

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

Rent-A-Girlfriend - Yes, the general story and main character are terrible. Lying makes everything better, right? It's a shame, considering the effort put in to the look of it all. The characters are very pretty drawings, I was even thinking "Blimey, those are some cute old ladies". I sti...
by Alaska Slim
Sat Aug 29, 2020 12:50 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Motivations behind sexual themes in NGE
Replies: 10
Views: 1182

Re: Motivations behind sexual themes in NGE B/

I really think you could have done NGE mostly unchanged with the characters at university, but in the end the high school setting is just more romantic and nostalgic in people's memories I guess. Middle school in Eva's case. And while I have no true Idea, impressions about it lead me to believe tha...
by Alaska Slim
Fri Aug 28, 2020 3:54 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2016 to now
Replies: 1037
Views: 152591

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

Gundam Build Divers Re: Rise finale The air of a guy walking into a bar with a shotgun, thinking he'll own the place and call the shots, only for every patron to pull a gun and level it in his direction? That silly bastard was Alus this episode. OP for the finale features omitted sound elements of ...
by Alaska Slim
Wed Aug 26, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What are your other favorite anime?
Replies: 482
Views: 102779

Re: What are your other favorite anime?

chee#896372 wrote:August 10th is Patlabor Day

watch some fucking patlabor

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One of the few anime portrayals of aircraft that doesn't make me roll my eyes. Or fear the FBI is monitoring the link.
by Alaska Slim
Mon Aug 24, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Gundam (In All Its Incarnations) Mk. II
Replies: 1563
Views: 213885

Re: Gundam (In All Its Incarnations) Mk. II

I recently rewatched the first season of IBO, and I was wondering how popular was the show in Japan According to a 1.7 million poll taken two years ago, it's ranked #6 in the Franchise, and Orga is ranked #3 out of all Gundam Characters https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-PzBQgBIeaI OTOH, it had only ...
by Alaska Slim
Sun Aug 23, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2016 to now
Replies: 1037
Views: 152591

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

seething in film nerd THE EDITING THE BLOCKING THE COLORS THE CHARACTERS THE FRAMING THE CHARACTER SAKUGA THE SHEER LACK OF DUMB ECCHI BULLSHIT EVERYBODY'S AN ADULT abby best girl of the year Doesn't Abigail step out of the shower in episode 1? Or was the emphasis on dumb and I'm just "it"...
by Alaska Slim
Sun Aug 16, 2020 2:42 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2016 to now
Replies: 1037
Views: 152591

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

I don't think Great Pretender fucking rules like chee wrote, but it sure is a better way to pass the time. Or Re Zero, or Oregairu, or Fire Force, or Appare Ranman, or literally anything else. Uzaki is probably better. Deca dence is the best anime this season IMO. Its sense of pacing is right on; i...
by Alaska Slim
Wed Aug 12, 2020 3:01 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2016 to now
Replies: 1037
Views: 152591

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

I watched an episode of Rent a Girlfriend and am now trying to wrap my brain around how such a trash anime can have such superb animation. Er... does this help? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3rKrTehORY&vl=en But come now, don't you find honesty in the fapping? Isn't this just like in the The...
by Alaska Slim
Sat Aug 08, 2020 6:45 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What manga are you reading right now?
Replies: 1219
Views: 614642

Re: What manga are you reading right now? B/

Sing Yesterday to Me Just watched the anime of this before reading. While the bonus specials help to provide context, the anime ending is just atrocious. It smacks of regression for Shinako, and lack of maturity for Rikuo. "1st girl didn't work out? Time for Ms. back up!" The manga offers...
by Alaska Slim
Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2016 to now
Replies: 1037
Views: 152591

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

Goblin Slayer: Goblin’s Crown - 30 minutes are spent at the start recapping material you’ve already seen (same animation, no new scenes); Yeah, I nearly thought it was just a recap movie and dropped it on the spot. The story beats from the old episodes were captivating just long enough for me to re...
by Alaska Slim
Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Meaning behind Asuka's Mom's Mixed Messages
Replies: 15
Views: 4144

Re: Meaning behind Asuka's Mom's Mixed Messages BP

My go-to: The dangling doll is another reminder of Kyoko's wish, which ultimately comes true (mother and daughter dying together). Of course it might not have been a wish, but lived experience. Still-alive Kyoko as Evangelion 's resident Hodor ? Given that A.T. fields can project or share informati...
by Alaska Slim
Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:01 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Asuka isn't Justified
Replies: 102
Views: 31359

Re: Asuka isn't Justified BP

Nihilism might be the wrong word. Pessimism is less contentious I think. That said, EoE especially follows the postmodern mindset of questioning everything until there is nothing of beauty left, so maybe I am confusing that with Nihilism. It also really doesn't take a stance on anything. "If i...
by Alaska Slim
Thu Jul 30, 2020 1:09 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Asuka isn't Justified
Replies: 102
Views: 31359

Re: Asuka isn't Justified B/

Eh, I was a little worked up when I wrote that. EoE hits a little too close to home regarding depression, and I fail to see much hope in the narrative side of things. I obviously don't know what Anno thinks; but there is a quite heavy streak of Nihilism running through EoE and to a lesser extent th...
by Alaska Slim
Wed Jul 29, 2020 2:06 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Gundam (In All Its Incarnations) Mk. II
Replies: 1563
Views: 213885

Re: Gundam (In All Its Incarnations) Mk. II BP

Oy, it's supposed to have just one arm

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If you're going do a homage, do it right.
by Alaska Slim
Tue Jul 28, 2020 4:02 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Asuka isn't Justified
Replies: 102
Views: 31359

Re: Asuka isn't Justified B/

Dropping one line from the script is all that it would take, the one that made me say to myself "Where the hell did that come from? Do they think that being on the silver screen necessitates injecting a romance angle?" In a story that had been about coming to terms with being oneself, inj...
by Alaska Slim
Mon Jul 27, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2016 to now
Replies: 1037
Views: 152591

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

Would you argue that Rent-a-Girlfriend is in a way an homage to Love Hina? I'm not well-watched on this genre, so this could be true and I'm just in dark. I also watched Love Hina 15-16 years ago. Most of my thoughts: Keitaro in Love Hina is a ronin (and spends most of the series like that if I...
by Alaska Slim
Mon Jul 27, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: Piano-Facilitated Homoeroticism at an Altitude of 10km: A Field Study
Replies: 25
Views: 2758

Re: Piano-Facilitated Homoeroticism at an Altitude of 10km: A Field Study

I apologize, it was used as a box set extra, a movie calendar in 2001. And yes, it's in Die Sterne.

Evacommentary used to have a link confirming this, but it's dead.
by Alaska Slim
Mon Jul 27, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: Piano-Facilitated Homoeroticism at an Altitude of 10km: A Field Study
Replies: 25
Views: 2758

Re: Piano-Facilitated Homoeroticism at an Altitude of 10km: BP

Looking at the broader context of the series, she demands that he isn't so self-deprecatory and "grows a spine", basically. Not responsibility in the sense of preparing dinner, but responsibility in the sense that he acts of his own volition. "Hold me, kiss me, save me, but do someth...

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