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January 28th, 2011


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10:20 pm - Wanted: One profound post title
So, I just spent the past couple of days watching Neon Genesis Evangelion, because I've been meaning to get round to it forever.

And now I rather think I see where that show got it's reputation from.

To borrow something I said to one of my housemates last night, "So 18 episode in, it suddenly becomes a horror series."

And then there's the ending, which basically had me sitting there going "What" for about an hour.

But thought provoking. And now I possibly feel the need for something rather more cheery as a palate cleanser. The music is still stuck in my head. :/

Also, I am tired because I didn't get any sleep last night. No, these events are not actually related.

In more cheerful news, how about the cat that lives up a tree?

And we have we have a release date and summary for the next Discworld book, which is always good news.

...I've got a surprising amount of books I'm looking forward to coming out this year.
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From:hacked2death
Date:January 28th, 2011 02:20 pm (UTC)
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you can't finish yet. there's "another" ending. a far more satisfying ending called "the end of evangelion". the best way to explain the last two episodes is that they are from shinji's POV at a VERY important part of the film...
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From:drakyndra
Date:January 28th, 2011 10:26 pm (UTC)
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So I've heard. It wasn't on my DVD box set - I'll have to seek out a copy. Or download one somewhere.
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From:scribblestorm
Date:January 28th, 2011 04:14 pm (UTC)
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Seconding the recommendation for End of Evangelion. I think what's remarkable about this show is that, in addition to the fact that it sticks with you for days and weeks after that "Congratulations!", giving in to temptation and watching it again is pretty much as rewarding as watching it for the first time. (Or maybe this is just me; standard disclaimer, YMMV etc.)

And I love your icon. I wish it were true.
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From:drakyndra
Date:January 28th, 2011 10:28 pm (UTC)
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I don't think I want to go for a rewatch quite just yet. For starters, I think it would be unimaginably depressing, and I could use something cheerful.

It's a Terry Practchett quote, actually.
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From:scribblestorm
Date:January 29th, 2011 02:23 am (UTC)
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That sounds completely fair. In fact, from reading the comments here, I think I may be the strange one, given how I enjoyed every minute in all its crazy, tragic, messed-up glory. Then again, I do tend to like things dark and dreary. But since you're not me, how bout something outrageously silly like School Rumble or Yakitate!Japan, then? ^_^

I still do wish it were true. It would have made senior year so much easier XD
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From:drakyndra
Date:January 29th, 2011 02:52 am (UTC)
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I certainly found it an entertaining watch, and can see rewatching it again at some point. I'm just in the mood for a change of pace. Though I can't really I say I know either of those at all.
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From:scribblestorm
Date:January 29th, 2011 03:09 am (UTC)
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Well, School Rumble starts off as a typical high-school-set romance/comedy, until it stops taking itself seriously several episodes in and gets really ridiculous.

Yakitate!Japan would be 50-ish (IIRC) episodes about baking bread. With a lot of bald jokes, puns, a superhuman clown and a recurring character who is an obvious caricature of Brad Pitt.
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From:drakyndra
Date:January 29th, 2011 03:27 am (UTC)
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I don't think rom/com is really my scene. Unless there's something really spectacular about it.

But I'd heard about that bread baking anime. Not heard much, admittedly...
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From:hacked2death
Date:January 29th, 2011 06:10 am (UTC)
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have you seen beck?? it's a music anime about this band who wants to make it big in america. it's a lot of fun. i really enjoyed that one...
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From:drakyndra
Date:January 29th, 2011 06:47 am (UTC)
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No, I haven't seen it - I might have seen the cover around, though.
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From:hacked2death
Date:January 29th, 2011 09:00 am (UTC)
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it's pretty fun, and the music is surprisingly good. a mix of rock, rap/rock and there's a great moment near the end with the beatles' "i've got a feeling" (god knows how they got away with that...)

i've not seen the dub though so i dont know how well the music does translated, but there's a bit of engrish in the show as well so it's better subbed i think...
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From:fire_rose17
Date:January 28th, 2011 11:25 pm (UTC)
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Neon Genesis Evangelion is one of those things (to me) that you hated and depressed you pretty much the entire way through, yet you CAN'T STOP WATCHING! There's just something about it that makes you need to see what happens next. I feel the same way about Death Note (it's the first time I've ever really wanted the main character to die). I'm considering doing a Code Geass/Evangelion parody (because giant robots, father issues, and collective consciousness, it was meant to be) but I'm not sure yet because the subject matter is really depressing and complicated.
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From:drakyndra
Date:January 28th, 2011 11:42 pm (UTC)
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I never hated it - I found it fascinating and interesting, mostly, if occasionally horrific. And, yeah, depressing. But it's certainly compelling.

While I rather enjoyed Death Note, including Light, psycho that he was. (I have a Ryuk perspective on him, he's so... interesting.)

I've seen one or two crossovers get started, but they never actually got very far. And a good one would require a lot of thinking out.
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From:fire_rose17
Date:January 29th, 2011 12:27 am (UTC)
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I had a love hate relationship with it really. It bummed me out big time, and I was horrified about 80 percent of the time, but I had to find out what happened next.

I'm very new to Death Note (volume 2) so right now I just hate him. But right now he doesn't have anyone to play off. I think I might like him better when he has L and Misa to talk to.
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From:drakyndra
Date:January 29th, 2011 12:29 am (UTC)
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Death Note was one of the first manga series I read - I actually think it was the second, after FMA.

And Light and L is a great and glorious rivalry, which is incredibly entertaining.
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From:fire_rose17
Date:January 29th, 2011 06:11 am (UTC)
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I forgot to mention this in my earlier post, but I didn't mean a crossover, I meant a parody. I'd take Code Geass characters and throw them in the Evangelion universe, probably taking elements from Code Geass to tweak the story line. Knightmares instead of Evas, immortals instead of Angels. And Geass, of course. Stuff like that. Although I'm still not sure if I'm going to do it. I may end up putting up for adoption.
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From:drakyndra
Date:January 29th, 2011 06:47 am (UTC)
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That'd still require a certain amount of work.
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From:fire_rose17
Date:January 29th, 2011 03:35 pm (UTC)
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Yes it would, which is why I'm on the fence about doing it. If I decide to, it's going to be a long ways off, and if I can, I'd give it a somewhat happier ending. (I'm a sucker for the happy ending.) I don't really like most crossovers honestly. So few are well done, and often people stick two genres together that clearly don't belong in the same universe.
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From:drakyndra
Date:January 29th, 2011 03:38 pm (UTC)
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Something Evangelion related with a happy ending, oh wow.
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From:fire_rose17
Date:January 29th, 2011 03:57 pm (UTC)
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Yes, possibly a happy ending. After I make the characters go through a ton of misery, pain and mind rape of course. Though I still haven't made a committment to this! You can't make me!
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From:cat_empress
Date:January 28th, 2011 11:27 pm (UTC)
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Ah, yes. Evangelion. A guy at a party once tried to explain that ending to me, me not having seen it, and I sat there like you, going "what."

The blurb for 'Snuff' does look rather intriguing. And I agree with you, this is going to be a big year in my personal version of fandom.
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From:drakyndra
Date:January 28th, 2011 11:44 pm (UTC)
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It's even worse if you actually watch it. 24 episodes of stuff happening - weird, depressing, messed up and occasionally horrific and confusing stuff, but stuff none the less. And then the stuff screeches to a halt right at a climactic point and we get two episodes of surreal psychoanalysis.

Yay more books to read!

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