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April 22, 2012
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Anime Stats

Time (Days) 96.2
 
Watching 8
 
Completed 417
 
On Hold 4
 
Dropped 75
 
Plan to Watch 131
 
Total Entries 635
 

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Manga Stats

Time (Days) 32.2
 
Reading 22
 
Completed 76
 
On Hold 8
 
Dropped 25
 
Plan to Read 88
 
Total Entries 219
 

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jal90 | 7 hours ago
Thanks for your detailed reply! Definitely, it looks like a great club, I'll try to make my request soon :)

Kapodaco | Yesterday, 9:01 PM
Ah, interesting. I'd rather not submit my own work there, though. I don't care for advertisement, granted a joke isn't attached. But I thank you for this link. I'll be sure to check out some bloggers there.

jal90 | Yesterday, 4:39 AM
Hi nil, how are things going?

I have been reading through your Quiet Discourse club and it looks like a very interesting idea, Romario mentioned it in a thread at the main forums and it caught my interest. So I'm writing this because I'd like to try it but I have some doubts on the way it works.

When you say for example that the users must be active, you refer to the three branches (anime, manga and topic) separately or I can decide where to participate more freely? I'm saying this because, and specially for manga, I can't contribute a lot; my experience on that field is ridiculously low. On the other hand I don't know about the deadlines; so if a topic is brought in a certain week and I can't add anything that week (for example, I should watch Code Geass to contribute to the current discussion), can I still bump the thread when I have whatever thing to add? For example, let's say a month later if I manage to finish the franchise in that meantime.

And on the entry process, in your Entry Guidelines post you mention the Archives. Could I for example pick one of the topics in the archives to talk about, or do I have to choose a different one?

Gonzo-nyan | 04-14-14, 7:13 PM
Numbers don't control it, the bankers do.

How is that so? I love the way they formulate theories in Quantum Mechanical formulas. Hey now, don't make fun of us philosophers! Sometimes bickering about nothing can turn into something when done with enough ingenuity through rational thought. :(

I'm sure he's nutty in a good way. It was a more recent episode, dat math movie of his is just straight up pretentious art house.

I thought you said you were done with anime, now I see you're still watching some shows. I guess you just meant that you're not writing about it anymore.

Gonzo-nyan | 04-14-14, 5:47 PM
I agree, I love snow as well.

Money? You can't really rely on that because people wh are successful at are EXTREMELY lucky. Why don't you just do something with mathematics for something more interesting like Physics? That stuff's way more cooler. :)

Oh, I just saw Edward Frenkel on Stephen Colbert. That professor that you think is so weird. I'd like to meet him someday. :3

Gonzo-nyan | 04-14-14, 5:12 PM
But the east coast is boring as well. :/

Why Finance? What do you hope to accomplish in the broken market system of the U.S.? :/

Gonzo-nyan | 04-14-14, 1:08 PM
Just curious, but why go to Harvard? Why not Stanford, since it's closer? That might be a better choice imo.

Don_Don_Kun | 04-04-14, 3:32 PM
Before I forget, I stumbled upon a really great blog for once. The author seems to be a huge film buff and applies that perspective very nicely to his insights on anime. Thought you might be interested seeing as you're looking to expand your knowledge of other mediums.

Kapodaco | 04-03-14, 7:12 PM
Bah. School and work are getting in the way of my Ben-To anime viewing. Now that the sale season is picking up, I've been getting roughly five days of work a week. It's depressing, but at least I get money... that I don't spend on anything but gas.

I wish I could get school over faster. I just want a better career at this moment. All the physical labor and smelling obese customers has really gotten on my nerves lately.

In brighter news... wow. I can't think of anything. I guess nothing about my life is bright at the moment. I'll let you know when the sun comes up.

joshspeagle | 04-01-14, 8:35 PM
Not a problem - I'll look forward to seeing you around then! And there's a lot of good food in the area - I'll be sure to introduce you to all the good Japanese places around campus ;)

Mamimii | 03-31-14, 8:31 PM
I thought purple would be into that kind of thing.

Mamimii | 03-31-14, 7:41 PM
Goodbye, cruel world.

Don_Don_Kun | 03-31-14, 6:14 PM
As much as I've tried in the past to be "objective" about ratings, there's honestly a much larger personal preference when an artist/director's style largely defines said work. Since perfection can only exist in each individual's eyes, it all boils down to what specific presentation style speaks to you the most. For me, the dark, surreal atmosphere of Angel's Egg coupled with the sparring use of light concealing both landscape and architecture alike just spoke to me in a way I can't exactly put into words. Funny you mention you've had dreams that were like Angel's Egg, as I've also had that happen to me on quite a few occasions (even before I saw the film for the first time). Whatever Oshii did, he certainly created a work unlike any other.

Yeah, arthouse films are cool and super hipster and a far cry from all the conventional stuff you see littering the theatres. Pastoral became one of my favourite films after I watched it a few weeks ago, as Terayama's framing and use of theatrical elements coalesced beautifully with the director's coming of age story (also, J.A Seazer soundtracks are really sexy and I've gotten hooked on his psychedelic rock operas). What's especially neat is that Ikuhara admitted in a couple of interviews that his style was largely influenced by his love for Terayama's films - and it really shows in works like Utena. That's probably why Pastoral naturally clicked for me.

It's pretty neat that you're a fan of stuff like theatrics, religious motifs and atmospheric works, since usually, a combination of those three things turns most audiences off. I've considered rewatching NGE since it was one of the first anime series I saw, and I'm sure I'd have a different experience with it now than back when I was 14 and just getting my feet wet.

Kapodaco | 03-30-14, 8:51 PM
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samishime | 03-30-14, 11:55 AM
I first watched it maybe two years ago, but I only sat down and properly took a look at it last summer too. I've only seen it one more time since, so maybe I should rewatch it again as well. I really like things with deep atmospheres, so it was right up my alley. I also think it's kind of silly when people say they don't like it because it's 'pretentious' or something along those lines.
Oh, by the way, you might like Texhnolyze a good bit if you enjoyed the atmosphere in Angel's Egg. I would say the two are very similar in terms of their mood (Along with Shigurui...).

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