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DarkSarcasm

  • Gostivar,Macedonia
  • Joined Jun 17, 2010
  • 21 / M

I am a 18 year old boy from a really shi**y part of the world. There is food and internet, and "democracy", but people here are so ignorant,close-minded and dumb. :)

I am a very serious,logical and philosophical dude, yet I love to make fun of myself and others. I can't really stand most of the youth in my place because they all think that cars and clothes are the meaning of life. -.-'

I really like Anime but I'm not a full-time otaku, mostly because I can't find animes that will really interest me. My fav so far would be: Death Note, Texhnolyze, Tatami Galaxy, Space Cowboy, Paranoia Agent, Serial Experiments Lain and Neon Genesis Evangelion. ( I do have many others to watch though).

Favorite Musicians: Radiohead, Fever Ray, Florence + the Machine, Soap&Skin, Esben and the Witch etc.

Favorite Books: The Stranger, The Trial, Waiting for Godot, Notes from the Underground, The Idiot, Crime and Punishment, Veronica decides to die etc...

Facebook Account: http://facebook.com/ExistenceinMemory

 

Life on anime

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AtticWindow says...

Well thanks for the warning, I've now abandoned gunslinger girls and returned to LOTGH and I'm happy with my decision. I liked the Antichrist, though I don't remember it very well to be honest. Religion is certainly an interesting thing, I used to be surprised at how many intelligent people believe in God and so on, even some who I consider geniuses. I'm just about to start reading Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad, have you read it?

 

Jun 6, 2011
AtticWindow says...

Yea, I see where you're coming from. I gave it a 4 myself, but I generally don't like slice of life anime either. I want to argue that the loose ends you mention are intentional and that the story would probably be worsened by adding answers to them, but, to be honest, it's been so long since I actually watched the show (about 3 years) that I don't remember the details well enough to defend it. I'm happy that you've finished it though, I think it's valuable to have watched, given how unique it is.

I'm having trouble deciding what anime to watch next...I have so many in the "watching" list, but I either just haven't been in the mood for them lately or they are ongoing series which I'm caught up on. I was watching Gunslinger Girl, but I'm still undecided on it. Sometimes, in these situations, I feel like there are no great anime left to watch. Like I've exhausted the anime storehouse. Hopefully that will be proven wrong soon :P

Jun 4, 2011
AtticWindow says...

Haha, well we plan to post it all for free online once we finish. So you won't need to worry about reading it illegally :P. Our ambition is to couple it with a website which houses the scans of the complete product for readers to enjoy, and also contains ancillary information, like side stories written as text and music to accompany the manga etc. I'm really glad that it sounds interesting to you. Thanks for the offer to help with the dialogue, I'll remember you if I'm ever stuck with anything.

Glad that you're enjoying Haibane Renmei. It has such a quietly contemplative feel to it, or at least I had that feeling while I watched it :P. I love the symbolic setting, the walled city, the angel people, etc.

May 31, 2011
AtticWindow says...

Well, the story is structured so that the protagonist (tentatively named Boro) is in a different area in each volume, sort of like kino's journey. So each volume is meant to be self-sufficient, but there are also stories that run through and underly them, so theoretically you'll be able to pick up any volume and start reading, but you wont' appreciate it as much if you don't start in the beginning. Each area has a new antagonist, who represents some famous philosopher and he manifests that philosopher's thought in a very extreme way in his actions and position. So, for instance, one antogonist represents Thomas Hobbes, and is an absolute monarch. The areas themselves are also physical representations of philosophical systems and ideas. So, for instance, the volume with Berkeley mostly takes place inside the head of a giant robot, because Berkeley believed that we were all in the mind of God. The protagonist represents Wittgenstein and the main antagonist represents Nietzsche. Also, I call them "antagonists" because they aren't always, or arguably even ever, villains. We use the sorts of philosophical justifications that the actual philosophers used who they represent to try to make their positions seem compelling even if what they are doing may seem intuitively wrong. And in some cases Boro also does things that people might find morally questionable, but it's always something that he would be able to argue for. So we try to maintain two layers of action 1. the physical conflict (we do have actual fight scenes reasonably often) 2. the philosophical conflict which is sometimes manifested directly in the actions of the characters and other times expressed through dialogue. Haha, hopefully that wasn't too convoluted, it probably wasn't the best way to summarize it XD

May 30, 2011
AtticWindow says...

Haha, glad to hear that someone is interested in the manga. It looks like we've finally found an artist, so I'm crossing my fingers. She has only agreed tentatively, so we're trying to put together a full rough draft of the first volume to show her and (hopefully) gain her passionate participation in the project :P. Right now a big cork board is leaning against the wall of my bedroom covered with pages and panels that my friend and I have drawn up and pinned there. It's all pretty exciting and I hope it works out : )

May 28, 2011