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Feb 22, 2014 7:05 PM

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it is an oxymoron
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Feb 22, 2014 7:37 PM

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*Clicks "I'd prefer some closure"*
 
Feb 22, 2014 7:58 PM

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If there's an open ending everyone bitches that they didn't answer everything.

If it's a closed ending everyone bitches they should have done something differently.

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Feb 22, 2014 8:12 PM
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I like open things.
 
Feb 22, 2014 8:32 PM

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Mogu-sama said:
I get irritated by open endings

I want to see the story out until the end or the clearly foreseeable future

This is why I really prefer it when Yuri indicates that marriage (or living together because Japan is a cruel place) has happened/will happen
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There are cases where an open ending is awesome (e.g. Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom).

I don't see how that was an open ending, that was rather definitive


 
Feb 22, 2014 9:01 PM

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Open endings can be satisfying. Just like in real life, sometimes not having closure is more fun, because it gives your imagination room to play. ^^
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Feb 22, 2014 9:38 PM

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I hate it when there is a sequel and the sequel is open ended.
 
Feb 22, 2014 9:39 PM

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Burn them all.
 
Feb 22, 2014 9:49 PM

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Feb 22, 2014 10:01 PM

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it's cheap way to end a series because the author has no idea how to make one himself or herself
 
Feb 22, 2014 10:20 PM

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Depends on the series. They can either have legit reasons for doing this or they have absolutely no idea what they are doing so they just made some mess of an ending and hope the fans can make up some bullshit to explain it.
 
Feb 22, 2014 10:28 PM

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If there's a deep, meaningful (*cough* pretentious *cough cough*) ending, and the ideas are floating around in my head so much that I'm driven to write a crappy fanfiction with no plot, then it has been used correctly!

If it's, "Whose the culprit? YOU DECIDE!", it's shit, because people should never be allowed to decide for themselves.
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Feb 22, 2014 11:13 PM

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Only baddies use it
It is so dense. Every single image has so many things going on.
 
Feb 23, 2014 12:06 AM
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Satoshi Kon did it well...

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Yhuuro said:
Depends. It always depends on something... But sometimes it becomes terribly confusing how to interpret an ending, like in NGE for example.

No. Dude. Fuck that. Explanation for the end scene in The End of Evangelion.



There. Done. Mystery solved. Everything has been explained and justified.

Same to everyone else saying that NGE is a bad example 'cause that shit was totally spelled out.
 
Feb 23, 2014 12:43 AM

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Depends.
I think its okay to leave something to interpretation. It's also an indirect way to see how much we have actually understood :P
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Feb 23, 2014 6:09 AM

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Something I loath with a passion as I like to see how something actually ends.
 
Feb 23, 2014 6:53 AM

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Depends on how much effort has been put into the series. If the plot and the characters are intricate then I can certainly settle for it. But if it's a generic cop-out for a convoluted mess of an anime I just can't cope.
 
Feb 23, 2014 7:47 AM

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FacelessVixen said:
Satoshi Kon did it well...

*sigh* RIP.

Yhuuro said:
Depends. It always depends on something... But sometimes it becomes terribly confusing how to interpret an ending, like in NGE for example.

No. Dude. Fuck that. Explanation for the end scene in The End of Evangelion.



There. Done. Mystery solved. Everything has been explained and justified.

Same to everyone else saying that NGE is a bad example 'cause that shit was totally spelled out.

Sex, hue hue hue.

No.

I was referring to the very last scene of the original series, not EoE.
 
Feb 23, 2014 9:55 AM

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I'd rather have an actual ending over that, even if it isn't a very good one.
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Feb 23, 2014 10:10 AM
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Valaskjalf said:
it's cheap way to end a series because the author has no idea how to make one himself or herself
 
Feb 23, 2014 10:39 AM

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NiN10d0h said:
Valaskjalf said:
it's cheap way to end a series because the author has no idea how to make one himself or herself
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Feb 23, 2014 11:15 AM

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If it's done right then it's good, like in Monster. Otherwise it's just a cheap way of saying "I don't know how to end this so I'll let you use your imagination".

 
Feb 23, 2014 11:18 AM

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Eh, it causes you to ponder and reflect on it longer than an actual ending but I find it to be a bit frustrating.
 
Feb 23, 2014 11:54 AM

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Depends if the series has an intricate plot or characters, if not then most of the time its a lame cop out and i hate it.
 
Feb 23, 2014 2:33 PM

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Depends on how the ending's done.
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Feb 23, 2014 3:42 PM

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It is the mark of an inept, gutless, or lazy writer.

I am usually not satisfied with open endings.
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Feb 23, 2014 10:19 PM

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Miraclezify said:
Not exactly a fan of stuff that's open to interpretation and I like my endings to be definite.


This.
 
Feb 24, 2014 8:22 AM

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Radioskpup said:
Sometimes it is well used, other times it's just laziness


Agree with this after my fix.

A perfect example:

Shinigami-sama ni Saigo no Onegai wo was a cliche, yet enjoyable shinigami manga. , until the end where thins started to get really heated and awesome. We were presented with a cool character backstory and an interesting mystery for the mc to solve. I was all excited to see how, how in the world, the story would be resolved in just three chapters!

The answer:
SPOILER
http://www.mangahere.com/manga/shinigamisama_ni_saigo_no_onegai_o/c018/33.html

Yes it's a spoiler, but not really. The last page of the manga. Notice how it says "Please try to think about who the culprit is." on the bottom right hand corner.

DON'T FUCKING BULLSHIT ME! The mangaka just got really fucking lazy and quit, slapping on that pathetic excuse for a page at the end.


Ughhh that was THE most annoying thing ever. I was having fun reading a pretty interesting manga-- who's main selling point was the whodunit stuff-- and then it just went and stopped. Right. In. The. Middle. Without revealing a thing. I think it was cancelled, but couldn't the author have at least explained everything? Somehow?
 
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