Archive for April, 2010

April 24, 2010

2010digitalboy on Blogging Anime vs. Posting on Forums

Original post here: Loving Your Fellow Fan – It’s All A Rich Tapestry! (Also: I Learn to Truly Understand the Thirst for Akihabara)

21stcenturydigitalboy

April 23rd, 2010 at 7:32 am ·

Yeah, I don’t like forums in general, because they tend to have all the people there generally get inside of each-others’ ass. That’s why I left the megatokyo forums (which omo is admin of, and you know he’s the king of fully immersing himself in the asses of other people) just cuz it was so… ‘ugh’ is the best word. I like blogging because you are a community, but you don’t have to be up each-others’ asses. It’s kind of like the difference between a big city and a backwater village.

Meanwhile 4chan is a sprawling metropolis, which can seem a little too unfriendly, but if you’re an Andrew WK of the internet, then you’re gunna have a blast.

(this is one of the best things I’ve ever said. Put this on your ghosts of discussion thing.)

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April 16, 2010

Hellomoto on Rainbow Episode 1

Original post: Rainbow Episode 1

Hellomoto

Posted April 14, 2010 at 2:33 am

It’s interesting to see differ ent views on Rainbow. For one, I think everybody agrees that the narration was not only over-the-top but also perhaps unnecessary. It kind of struck me as a more laconic version of the narration in The Third. The guard might have been too radical, if you will, but I wouldn’t honestly think of a nice guard beat ing the snot out of these bunch of kids. Prob ably the most problematic for most viewers was the drama iz a tion of nearly every scene (espe cially the last scene).
All criticisms aside, I thought the first episode was good. Sure, criticize me of being the elitist who thinks that all dreary anime are good, but what struck me as the most compelling was its raw emotion. Sure, I expect a bit more subtlety, but a show that focuses on imprisoned boys who haven’t finished puberty should be anything but calm. They’ve been humiliated, disgraced, called garbage by nearly every one around them. They’ve been sexually tortured and physically beaten. Centering around such a situation, the show did well in por tray ing the raw emotions–and that’s why I think it shows promise as a good/great show this season.

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