If you guys haven't heard of Serial Experiments: Lain, skip to the summary or, even better, just go watch it. In this thread lie spoilers! Anyways, this is the summary:
The story starts with a girl committing suicide, then sending her friends emails post-mortem, and ends up exploring the concept of reality, the internet, God, humanity, the human condition (what does it mean to be human), and other juicy topics.
So, a few days ago I watched all of Serial Experiments Lain with a veteran fan and my close friend at her house, sleeping over. That might've been a mistake.
Somehow I stayed living until 3am, went to sleep, woke up again, and finished it with her. I have reeled around thinking about it. I might a review/discussion on it, but I don't know where to start.
My friend (let's call her Lisa, for shits and giggles) used to say that forums equivalent to our EGF existed when Lain just came out. I'd just figure we'd be right up Lain's block. Now we just found this website, which was heartwarmingly comprehensive.
So friends! Let us hear our voices - opinions? Links to material? Bunches of discussions?
spoilers ahoy! this is my opinion:
Lisa's parents didn't appreciate me with her in her room at early morning hours, so we did not pull off an all-nighter, which was good for my comprehension. Restarting in the morning, all of the episodes felt much more interesting, and well-built, instead of unexplainable and unintelligible imagery. I felt a bit more confident after that, lol. The conclusion felt satisfying but oddly expected, especially the superpowered, awkward and superficially emotionless girl with a heart of gold. cough. Anyways, I put Lain next to Evangelion.
Anyone else find Lain guiltily appealing? Or am I the only one here dumb enough to inadvertently sic'd the party van? I found her interesting to look at, when she had all of those wires stuck in her.