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CR gives us perfect reasons to trust them with our money.



I come back and the website is worse off than it was when I was last here
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Sezzie52 wrote:


PhantomGundam wrote:

CR gives us perfect reasons to trust them with our money.



I come back and the website is worse off than it was when I was last here


CR just wouldn't be the same without the site constantly breaking down.
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I don't know where it came from but I thought about how a bunch of Evangelion scenes could be played out as stage vignettes (Misato and Kaji on the road, Shinji and Asuka in the kitchen, definitely the in-your-mind interrogations from EoE, etc.) in a few minutes without sci-fi elements and minimal props.

I wonder if there are enough scenes like that to string together to create a play simply on the characters without any reference to the apocalyptical elements or big action/set piece scenes and if you could trick an audience to sit down and watch it without having any idea what they were getting into.

Most of those scenes performed could be very affecting/unnerving.
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I enjoy current anime, but there is just something I find so enthralling about old anime. It feels so much more atmospheric and just makes me forget I’m watching tv.
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I wonder if it felt like that at the time as well or if it's a product of age.
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I wonder if it felt like that at the time as well or if it's a product of age.


I think it may be a paradigm shift in the style of storytelling. I think that Anime stories these days tend to focus quite a bit more on character interactions than world building. They are more about focusing on what's happening on screen rather than also giving ideas as to what could possibly be happening in the rest of the world.

LotGH is probably the biggest example of what I'm talking about with old anime. It never lets you forget what type of world it takes place in, however it's also an extremely ambitious project.

If we even take Trigun for instance though, a big part of the series is episodic. However, even though each episode has its own internal plot, every episode also gives you a very good idea as to the conditions of the planet, what type of people live on it, the good things they've done, the bad things they've done etc. You feel as if you are getting the story of the entire planet and humanity, not just Vash.

I guess you can say anime these days are more likely to essentially "cut the fat" which isn't necessarily a bad thing, but I do feel like it tends to make them feel more like spectator sports than experiences. That sense of escapism is something that originally got me into anime.

Ah yes, I also feel like the cinematography(?) with anime has gotten a lot busier which also takes away from that escapism. That is to say lots of things happening one after another without low paced scenes to let everything sink in.
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Was going to say batten the hatches but I guess it was all punted over to the chit-chat forum.

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Wait... My Sister, My Writer did a fanservice parody of the first Saw movie? W... wut?
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Insomnist wrote:

Was going to say batten the hatches but I guess it was all punted over to the chit-chat forum.

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Wait... My Sister, My Writer did a fanservice parody of the first Saw movie? W... wut?


Is it an incestuous version of Saw?!

Posted 3/27/19 , edited 3/28/19

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I think it may be a paradigm shift in the style of storytelling. I think that Anime stories these days tend to focus quite a bit more on character interactions than world building. They are more about focusing on what's happening on screen rather than also giving ideas as to what could possibly be happening in the rest of the world.

LotGH is probably the biggest example of what I'm talking about with old anime. It never lets you forget what type of world it takes place in, however it's also an extremely ambitious project.

If we even take Trigun for instance though, a big part of the series is episodic. However, even though each episode has its own internal plot, every episode also gives you a very good idea as to the conditions of the planet, what type of people live on it, the good things they've done, the bad things they've done etc. You feel as if you are getting the story of the entire planet and humanity, not just Vash.

I guess you can say anime these days are more likely to essentially "cut the fat" which isn't necessarily a bad thing, but I do feel like it tends to make them feel more like spectator sports than experiences. That sense of escapism is something that originally got me into anime.

Ah yes, I also feel like the cinematography(?) with anime has gotten a lot busier which also takes away from that escapism. That is to say lots of things happening one after another without low paced scenes to let everything sink in.


That's more of a general trend though and doesn't only apply to anime. I would guess that it has a lot to do with the commercialization of art. Every author has an editor who makes sure that the end product caters directly to the chosen focus group, cutting out any "unnecessary" fat in the process.
I like fatty foods though. It's the details that make a story truly interesting in my opinion. This is part of the reason why I really enjoy older authors like Hugo or Tolstoi. Sure, they meander along for dozens of pages at a time, but you really get a feel for the time period as a result of that.
Then again, you can also make the argument that with less concrete information comes more room for personal interpretetaion, which leads to more interesting debates about the material. So it again comes down to personal preference.

It's also just the age we live in. It feels hard to dedicate yourself to something that "wastes time" from a storytelling perspective, when there's so much stuff to consume and so little time. Try taking your time building up a world in an anime series when you have to compete with 60 other shows coming out the same season. People will drop you like a hot potato if you can't present a decent amount of progression in the first three episodes.


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Wait... My Sister, My Writer did a fanservice parody of the first Saw movie? W... wut?


I was about to ask what they had to cut off, but then I realized that My Sister, My Writer wasn't actually porn.

It probably would have been better if it was porn.
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I was about to ask what they had to cut off, but then I realized that My Sister, My Writer wasn't actually porn.

It probably would have been better if it was porn.


I'm 100% certain the quality would've been higher if they decided to make it porn.
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Is it an incestuous version of Saw?!

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I was about to ask what they had to cut off, but

Clothes.

I don't exactly get it since I only saw some screencaps but it was 100% a Saw parody in VR. Was odd.

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Ah it's from a new OVA I guess, apparently they also did a parody of Die Hard.
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Why would you return to this barren land?
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You're alive again!


I originally meant to resurrect somewhere around the 10k mark, but I seem to have missed the mark on that one

Necromancers these days aren't what they used to be.


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Hewwo Okocha-senpai


Secchan!



How are things in Down Under?


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Why would you return to this barren land?


To bestow my seed upon it so that it may become fertile again, of course.
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