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Endorph
Jul 22, 2009



i dont need to hear about mangadex commenters being sexist frankly

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Endorph
Jul 22, 2009



also its decent. it manages to thread a lot of difficult needles okay, though id say it never really excels beyond having characters who bounce off each other pretty well. though there's a few kinda goofy pantyshots that feel like they ruin the point a bit lol, but its not series ruining i feel like just kinda funny. theres still definitely a selfinsert fantasy aspect to it but at least the fantasy is 'making a couple of teenagers' lives better'

i think the aspect of it that does work is how relatively casual the acts of good will are, it makes it feel more genuine. like the ol side character/love interest for the guy being established as a decent person by seeing the high school girl out late, thinking shes just recently ran away from home, and sitting next to her and going 'well, you won't get in trouble if you're with a guardian, so I'll be here until the last train. Just think it over.'



its nothing amazing but given the premise it could be bad in a lot of ways so it feeling fairly genuine and human is nice, even if its not exceptional.

Endorph fucked around with this message at 09:39 on Apr 2, 2021

Endorph
Jul 22, 2009



update: reread all of 'shaved and brought a high school girl home,' its decent but not exceptional yea. though theres one bit thats really weirdly handled (mild spoilers, sexual assault mention) playboy type the girl shacked up with previously who had sex with her gets involved in her life, pressures her to take him home with her, suggests sex, pushes her down and shes scared, and then hes shoved out of the house, he and the protag have a big debate and he leaves and he... keeps? being a character in the manga? like the gyaru side charcater girl smacks him and has him apologize to the girl he both sexually abused and tried to rape earlier and then hes just... around? he doesnt do anything and theres no redemption arc for him or anything but theres a later scene of him and the high school girl chatting about a few random plot elements, not super friendly or anything but just like he's a guy who's there and... what? what is that.

Endorph
Jul 22, 2009



Captain Invictus posted:

Wait he's actively conversing with the girls? I figured it would be, if anything, one of those "don't talk to them, you might have to work in the same place as them but just don't interact" sorts of awkward situations, but now he's just another character in the series? Dude's a psychopath, she's just working at a 7-11, she could probably find another one to work at pretty easily. The series handles a lot of things relatively well but that feels like dropping the ball.
It's not a recurring thing but it happens like once or twice after that scene. And yeah, it's strange. He's not a big enough part of the series for it to be like, a huge deal, but it feels pretty random and pointless. Like, him not adding anything after that makes it even more bizarre.

Endorph
Jul 22, 2009



agegap romance stuff is a pretty standard female fantasy, where they are the younger one and the guy is the older one. its not woke or anything but its hardly the first or last series to explore that feeling

Endorph
Jul 22, 2009



Silver2195 posted:

Usually the older guy isn't presented as a stalker, though? I thought the normal convention was for the older guy to be at least somewhat reluctant at first.
That's the central joke/twist, yes.

Endorph
Jul 22, 2009



Motto posted:

It's apparently new to the only reviewers I've seen pick up on it not being aimed at guys, since they immediately comment about how they either can't imagine women liking that sort of thing or assume they must have never gone through anything in their lives.

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In a way, I envy the people who can laugh at it, because it means they've never had a person make a dozen new accounts to get around their blocks. They've never ended a friendship because a man they thought they could trust turned out to have preyed on dozens of vulnerable younger people. It means they've never had their mother look into their eyes while talking about rock stars sleeping with teenage girls and say, “I could put so many people in jail.” It sounds nice.

lmfao. wokely saying 'women who i disagree with about a cartoon have never been harassed in their lives.'

Endorph
Jul 22, 2009



Silver2195 posted:

wokely laughing at someone who is obviously describing her own experience with harassment.
i am not at all doing that. if she was describign her own exeprience with harassment as why she didnt enjoy it, thatd be fine. its the presumption that people who do enjoy it have never had that stuff happen to them thats bad.

Endorph
Jul 22, 2009



GorfZaplen posted:

Mobile Suit Gundam and Future Robot Daltanious aired at the same time and nobody ever compares them just because they're mecha shows that happened to be on at the same time
ill compare them, right now

Endorph
Jul 22, 2009



here is the anime classic canon

1) kannazuki no miko
2) madoka magica
3) wixoss
4) granbelm

Endorph
Jul 22, 2009



grimgar already had fanservice

source: anytime that one thief girl was onscreen

Endorph
Jul 22, 2009



CrazySalamander posted:

This is well put and I may as well put my crackpot theory out there: the angry reactions to Endless 8 shook the author's confidence (angry feedback, regardless of amount can stand out) and knocked them into a hiatus.
the novels were already having massive delays before endless 8 aired tho.

Endorph
Jul 22, 2009



list of haruhi light novels:

volume 1: may 2003
volume 2: september 2003
volume 3: december 2003
volume 4: july 2004
volume 5: october 2004
volume 6: march 2005
volume 7: august 2005
april 2006: season 1 of the anime
volume 8: may 2006
volume 9: april 2007
april 2009: season 2 of the anime
volume 10: may 2011
volume 11: may 2011
volume 12: november 2020
there was already a two year delay. there are two years on either end of s2 airing and volume 10. what, did he get a premonition?

Endorph
Jul 22, 2009



StandardVC10 posted:

Never underestimate writer's block. It doesn't need a reason.
Thats my point!

Endorph
Jul 22, 2009



dont worry the students will never be relevant again

Endorph
Jul 22, 2009



https://twitter.com/dogemperor/status/1380201610954088451

the twewy band drummer thing wasnt actually drugs, it was email scams lol. like a nigerian prince type of thing. send me this amount of money and i will send you a larger sum, in the future

Endorph
Jul 22, 2009



SatoshiMiwa posted:

First episode felt meandering and directionless
so exactly what i want from blue reflection

Endorph
Jul 22, 2009



i support 86 cause the author of the origina LNs is a lesbian who went on a giant rant about how she doesnt like wearing tights but loves them on other women in the authors notes, unprompted

Endorph
Jul 22, 2009



john carter definitely traces pretty closely to modern isekai, yeah. carter's past is specifically barely addressed, even - the immediate circumstances before he gets transported to mars are there (civil war vet, prospector), but he can't remember his childhood and so he never reflects on it. that's another trope a lot of z-grade isekai sticks to.

Endorph
Jul 22, 2009



Space Flower posted:

granted, it was garters, and you mixed her up with an erodoujin afterword i brought up before (the LN author just says "arent garters nice?"), but the endorsement stands
yeah thats close enough for me

Endorph
Jul 22, 2009



Brutal Garcon posted:

This is a perennial problem in nerd discourse: someone brings up a recent trend and tries to analyse why it's a thing, and then people pipe up with things that are technically examples from 50 years ago, or the other side of the world. And, like, yes, they might be correct, but it doesn't really give much insight into the question "what's with the current isekai boom?" or whatever the thing at hand is.
i mean nobody ever goes 'whats with the current isekai boom' they go 'i cant believe slime is the first ln ever to have a guy go to another world!!!'

and also spaces comment about zero no tsukaima fanfic actually answered the question of whats with the current isekai boom. that isnt a joke. that is the answer you're looking for.

Endorph
Jul 22, 2009



multiple authors of popular isekai web novels: i based it off zero no tsukaima fanfic

'alright, but where does it come from?'

Endorph
Jul 22, 2009



'chuuni' is exactly as overused, overplayed, and boring a term in japanese, as 'cringe' is in english. im sorry you had to learn this

Endorph
Jul 22, 2009



Endorph
Jul 22, 2009



i liked the multiple reviewers of super cub who were completely unable to process the concept of having depression

Endorph
Jul 22, 2009



Davincie posted:

The fact that they exist mainly to shill toys undermines any message they try to have that could possibly be antiwar. The toys must be cool and therefor even its bleakest portrayals of war are cool. In the end they are a part of Japan’s military industrial complex and I can not morally support the gundam series
'war is bad' isnt actually the moral of most gundam series

Endorph
Jul 22, 2009



99% of the things you guys associate with tumblr were psyops by alt-right guys

Endorph
Jul 22, 2009



Grouchio posted:

So Kirsten Sinema
grouchio im begging you to not try to relate everything to minor us political scandals

Endorph
Jul 22, 2009



The anime fandom specific terminology of not calling women cunts

Endorph
Jul 22, 2009



d4dj had a rap episode that was 10x better than the zombieland one and none of you fuckers watched it

d4dj's rap episode features ZAQ (person who did the flipflappers op) and one of ZAQ's real life-friends dissing on each other about their actual real lives, complete with a dunk about how nobody's singing the flipflappers op at karaoke

Endorph
Jul 22, 2009



Im mad they decided to vindicate the people who thought rebellion needed a sequel

Endorph
Jul 22, 2009



making a rebellion sequel is homophobia

Endorph
Jul 22, 2009



AlternateNu posted:

Homura is a bad person.
thats why its homophobia, i want her to keep sucking because thats lesbian representation

Endorph
Jul 22, 2009



jokes aside i love rebellions ending because it ends on a messy, weird note where homura's affections and trauma, while reasonable, have led to her making some extremely bad choices, and everyone just kinda has to live with that, and the only person whos fully aware of it (sayaka) just does not have the tools to understand homura's choices on pretty much any level, but also doesnt have the power to do anything about it

stuff like a homura 'redemption' arc, everyone coming together to fight walpurgis, a normally happy end, etc, would all be really boring

Endorph
Jul 22, 2009



Darth Walrus posted:

Have you considered the possibility that the sequel will be even more disastrously gay, though?
this is possible but while rebellion was accepted because people thought there'd be asequel fairly soon, i doubt they could get away with making a sequel a decade later and then having it end on an extremely weird ambiguous note again

Endorph
Jul 22, 2009



the ranking of madoka properties is rebellion > magia record > the original tv series

Endorph
Jul 22, 2009



Ibram Gaunt posted:

It was less the use of sus and more some of the other lines I saw. Unless those were edits..I've fallen behind on the show. They seemed believable though.
the only two vague things i noticed are 'sus' and 'scrub', and scrub's been around forever.

Endorph
Jul 22, 2009



Waffleman_ posted:

The thread also very quickly went to some pretty racist places so gently caress that guy anyway.

hes currently on a 5 hour rant about how trans women should all die so

also the word 'sus' isnt even a phrase the game among us uses anywhere in its actual gameplay, so to me its pretty blatantly obvious that its a word that existed before among us

Endorph
Jul 22, 2009



marumaru posted:

is it worth watching anything madoka other than the basic anime? i didnt even know there was more until now lol
i like both magia record and rebellion more than the tv series, and i like the tv series

there's also a few spinoff manga. kazumi magica and oriko magica are eh but theres a short backstory manga for mami and kyouko (different story) that adds some context to their characters, mami especially

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Endorph
Jul 22, 2009



Plastic_Gargoyle posted:

I got that, but wasn't there one before this week about the manga itself being racist because it promoted bullying or something? After the anime was first announced.
i dont think a japanese person bullying another japanese person involves racism

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