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[GAME] Count down from a million. ( 1 2 3 4 5 ... Last Page )
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9 hours ago
[GAME] Count to a million! ( 1 2 3 4 5 ... Last Page )
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9 hours ago
Hey :)
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03-25-14, 4:58 PM
Sticky: Introductions ( 1 2 3 4 5 ... Last Page )
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03-24-14, 6:11 PM
[GAME] Guess the Anime ( 1 2 3 4 5 ... Last Page )
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03-19-14, 2:46 PM

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hewhodoesnotcare | 04-08-14, 10:31 PM
I too don't have time I work from 9-5 (or when im lazy 11-8) then play LoL - URF rest of the day but I guess I can take time from URF and do something in this club.

cadu_ | 04-08-14, 3:38 PM

cgcatcher | 04-08-14, 9:14 AM
It's hard for me to do anything since I only come home a few days throughout the week. Most of my training exercises last over a few days

hewhodoesnotcare | 04-08-14, 8:20 AM
we should something to keep this alive lol

Khaoscontrol | 04-02-14, 11:01 PM
This place is too quiet, so I'm just going to copy+paste a rant I had posted in another club two minutes ago:

Finished Hyouka. I'll give some anaylsis, I have conflicted feelings towards it.

Firstly, as a slice of life, it heavily relies on the characters. In the beginning, Oreki was simply 'enough'. He was fine. Then, as we learned more about him, he became pretty darn awesome. Then, as the series progressed, he kind of evolved into a different character, and simply put, the show became quite boring.

Chitanda began the show as a fun character, and seemed rather airheaded, aloof, and ever-curious. They did a good job developing her as a more rounded character, but I didn't enjoy the how she developed. She became more mature as a character, which is fine, but she lost a lot of her charm, and as she becomes conflicted throughout the series, she frankly becomes kind of annoying.

Fukube is a big miss for me here. He starts out as the generic foil for our protagonist, Okeki, and the show develops him in a darker fashion, as he deals with jealousy and obsession. In my opinion, he was too important to be a side character, but not important enough to be a main character, and so he sits at the awkward position where you feel his screen time is a waste. Also, as to how they handled his jealousy put a lot of stress on the series, which seemed unnecessary.

Mayaka was a character I simply didn't care for, though she definitely belonged here nonetheless. She easily received the least character development of the four, and where they do focus upon her as a character, her actions are simply a lack of action, and put extra stress onto the series as does Fukube.

In terms of plot, the first half of the anime was wonderful, easily one of the best slice of life series I've watched, and the mystery was balanced well. The second half of the series lost a lot of its humor in favor of more actual drama, and it noticeably detracts from the mystery, where the mystery would feel as if it were simply in the works behind the scenes until the answer is presented to us at the end. The drama itself opened up the hearts of the four main characters, and left it open-ended, giving the feeling nothing has been accomplished. This drama was unnecessary to begin with, as even if they had some sort of conclusion to the uncertain mood that begins to form from this, it would feel forced and cliche.

The final episode pretty much proves to the audience what was already obvious of how Oreki feels, but it probably would be the first episode to receive the label 'filler', and a filler it is. The entire setting in the first third of the episode is uncomfortable, and the themes of the show, slice of life and mystery, are incredibly disquieted. Before the conclusion, a mystery is brought forth, which is solved three minutes later in a short conversation between Oreki and Chitanda.

Overall, it was easily worth the watch, but by the second half of the series it just feels more disappointing than it actually should be. It's an anime that didn't do anything necessarily wrong besides a weak ending, but really would have been better off staying safe with the formulaic approach the first half set for us. I've decided the fair score would be a 7/10 for this, though I am tempted for a 6/10 due to such.

Dear god, I apologize for my wall of text.

Jitaku | 03-28-14, 12:47 PM
Yeah back to normal now, probably the page didn't load properly.

Khaoscontrol | 03-28-14, 12:19 PM
I think that's just you, I can view my friends all I want.

Jitaku | 03-28-14, 11:35 AM
Is it me or "Friends Section" has been deleted too? xD

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