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Days: 161.8
Mean Score: 6.59
  • Total Entries922
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Mahou no Tenshi Creamy Mami
Mahou no Tenshi Creamy Mami
6 hours ago
Watching 6/52 · Scored -
Saint Seiya
Saint Seiya
7 hours ago
Watching 110/114 · Scored 7
Yesterday, 12:33 PM
Completed 22/22 · Scored 7
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Days: 6.0
Mean Score: 7.09
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Nazo no Kanojo X
Nazo no Kanojo X
Apr 23, 12:01 AM
Plan to Read · Scored -
Tokyo Babylon
Tokyo Babylon
Apr 15, 7:39 PM
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Apr 8, 2:55 PM
Reading 18/21 · Scored -


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Vasilivros Apr 19, 12:09 PM
What you say about Monogatari is of course true, but trust me, it's just the tip of the iceberg. You'll understand after watching Owarimonogatari season 2. But remember to watch in the release order. The... puns (?) only get more sophisticated as you go on, but they're not the reason why people consider the series a masterpiece. If I say anything more that'd be a spoiler so I'll just stop.

I think I read that VE review and also thought it was quite harsh, but the arguments made sense. My biggest gripe with the series are plotholes like Violet's arms (rest of the world is fairly realistic, and yet no one questions those scifi /steampunk limbs) or how absolutely beautiful everything looks (didn't the war end just recently? How do those cities look better than richiest places in the world today???).
Vasilivros Apr 19, 2:59 AM
Yes, you finally opened the rabbit hole that is the monogatari series! Man, you have some great stuff ahead of you, haha.

But Violet Evergarden? Sure, it's pretty and has some idea of what it wants to do, but from what I remember there are... more than a few plotholes in this show, to put it that way.
Vasilivros Apr 18, 5:11 PM
Sup, haven't talked to each other for a while, have we? Seen anything interesting?
Vasilivros Dec 27, 2018 7:29 AM
I don't see what would be so unwise about it. If just mentioning that one pirates shows would lead to trouble it would mean that privacy already completely died. I also never heard of someone getting in trouble for being just a user of those sites, so I feel just as safe saying that I pirate anime as I feel saying that I use emulators for old games.

Just in case, there are Gunbuster and Diebuster movies out there, don't watch them. They condense and cut the originals to half their original length, and the original length was already below 3 hours. You'd be basically watching half the anime, so just make sure to not do that.

Speaking of anime piracy, have you seen these 2 videos?
Vasilivros Dec 26, 2018 10:36 AM
I'll put in print that I pirated all anime I saw up to date and that I own only one dvd (that arrived just few days ago (and its Diebuster)). I mean, everything that I care about either isn't on legal sites period, or is but isn't AVALAIBLE due to licenses anyway. Hell, I wanted to buy a bluray or dvd of some Monogatari season but I can't even do that due to licenses. It's like... they can't even take my money when I'll gladly give it to them. And I understand WHY, but it's still pretty ridiculous.

Anyway, I'm glad that you PREFER watching legally and I hope you do the right thing when it comes Gunbuster and Diebuster. That is, seeing them before you die. Wink.
Vasilivros Dec 25, 2018 1:10 PM
So you've seen Diebuster? Before Gunbuster? As for legality... I really don't get it, if it's not avalaible legally then why not just watch it on kissanime or wherever? I doubt any legal streaming service would care about Gunbuster.
Vasilivros Dec 23, 2018 11:28 AM
Have you seen Gunbuster and Diebuster?
Vasilivros Nov 30, 2018 2:52 PM
"MAL forums are infested by people with the Dunning-Kruger effect. This most likely includes YOU. Have a nice day."

Holy camoly, that's salty. Something happened?
Vasilivros Nov 13, 2018 12:43 AM
Sorry for taking so long to reply.

So if I inderstand correctly, when it comes to dramatic structures, your friend advises to look at those structures on a case by case basis, that is, looking at an individual work's structure?

Aside for that, thanks a lot, I'll look up the things your friend abd you mentined.
Vasilivros Oct 26, 2018 1:56 PM
2 questions:

-What point is there in knowing dramatic structures like "Three-act structure", "Jo-ha-kyū", "Kishōtenketsu" or "protasis, epitasis, and catastrophe"? What do they allow us to see? Don't get me wrong, it's not a question to defend or allow myself to be ignorant, rather I just can't really see much of a point in them when I see them as simply more specific versions of Freitag's pyramid, which by extension, makes them applicable to fewer works. Should we know them because of the cultural/historical element?

-Do you think is a worthwhile source of information about writing and plots?
Vasilivros Oct 6, 2018 2:23 AM
What about anonymous authors? Or those who didn't have any interviews?

I'll ask a different question- what type of knowledge about the author is important? After all, interviews and biographies are completely different things.
Vasilivros Oct 5, 2018 12:27 PM
"Learn about the author, absolutely."

What about those new ones? There a few manga I read where I just cannot find any information about the author aside for things like age, or blood group. Of the top of my head I can name Rojiura Brothers, Murcielago and Kuro. What then? Do we just learn about the author IF/WHEN it's possible?
Vasilivros Oct 5, 2018 11:44 AM
"Christ, I feel like I'm the only goddamn person on Earth who is actually willing to learn from somebody else."
Hey, what about me, I'm learning from you as we speak! Sorry, I love puns.

I can't say I saw many people who argue in favor of objectivity to support their taste, but I suppose those people exist as well. I see why you can be tired of forums but reddit at least isn't that bad. I mean, the second the word "objectivity" is mentioned the discussions DO devolve pretty quickly, but as long as conversations don't go there, you can even find some actual deep insights. I'm mostly reminded of this post as an example

Anyway, dropping this "objectivity" topic, there's something else I want to ask. Do you consider the knowledge about the creator to be important while analyzing their work, and if yes, why? I was recently thinking a lot on how to develop some point system like the one I told you about, and while trying to outline it, I understood why time period, culture and the intended audience aren't just important, but rather CRUCIAL to any deeper analysis. I also "got" Rothko and Picasso! Ok, not really, I still consider them to have very little value, but at least I now understand why they're remembered in the first place. So there was that, which felt like an epiphany, but still no matter how I would approach it, I couldn't see why knowing an artist's biography could be considered important. If anything, it feels like being biased in favor of artists who are already famous and learning about their lives is easy, while being harder on new artists who just started creating. After all, since no one knows about them, no one can look at their art with their lives in mind, so new artist seem to get the short end of the stick in this situation. So that's my question- is knowledge about the creator important, and if yes, why?
Vasilivros Oct 1, 2018 4:38 AM
Ok, nevermind.
Vasilivros Sep 30, 2018 1:01 AM