I've woken up and responded to WORSE stuff. I get business emails sometimes in the mornings and I respond to them while barely awake in bed. I do NOT know why I do that -_-
You see! I told you it's a great anime despite its animation issues. What I did love the most was the ending. It was perfectly executed, not too much but not too little and I never felt so satisfied since watching Kino no Tabi.
If I were to made a list of all anime that I have seen, SSY is definitively at the top IMO. SSY is a fine rare gem in the anime world. They dare touching some issues that most anime would never do.
So in other news, I just finished reading Fifty Shades of Grey shamefully (dad bought these books because he was curious, he never read it though). Does that make me no longer human?
Anyway, it's more of an entertainment read rather than high literature. The writing is easy to digest and is very light but it's also quite shallow. I don't doubt that the author can write, it's just that it seems that she wrote this book because she's sexually desperate. The lovely-dovely passages are very well written, quite detailed and good pacing but in between, it seems so cliché. Now, I think that FSG has a high compatibility rate to be turned into a H-Manga rather than a movie. My personal opinion.
They are one of the only anime I have seen that actually tackles the subject of homo and bi-sexuality in CHILDREN. I really must applaud them for that. The whole relationship and sexuality thing was highly implied and required the viewer to see and understand what was happening without an explanation and I found that to be amazing.
Basically, the anime used this future world and ethical society to show the viewer about sexuality and our human needs for love. The use of BISEXUALITY was really nice too. How it featured them getting a love bond with their homo partners but also realizing that they needed to make babies and thus had hetero partners.
Using the queerats was also something that I never expected an anime to ever do. It made the queerats VERY ugly so that you would almost never feel compassion for it and just saw it as a creature. However through this, they were able to disguise their true notions/plans for the series. And that is, they would use the queerats to actually be OUR OWN humanity and represent us current humans and the fight for democracy, and winning against adversity.
For those wondering about what I mean by animation shortcuts and issues.
If you view episode 5-10 again, you will see what most usually see. Very very derpy faces. In the scene when they become Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
The animation shortcuts however is generally not noticed. As a video editor, and anime watcher. You usually have a feel for how scene cuts and transitions and focuses are used. eps 5-10 and some episodes in the 20's utilized scenes where the faces took up the whole screen barely moving. These are just shortcuts used as the face is easy to draw and you don't need to draw and animate the background or any movements. Often, it has been noticed by me that facial animations are not even drawn into the characters. You would often see rage or happiness in the characters while their faces don't change(not a closeup of course). Very close shots, editing to clasutrophobic scenes, and using top to bottom shots(which are just a picture with the guise of animation) are used very often as a way to cut corners.
Anime frequently use these obviously, I just found it irritating due to how prevalent it was used in eps 5-10.
We should have more of this thing called deep anime discussion in this thread.
Wow, just popped some Meelec large tri-flange tips on the Dunu DN-23s since I wanted some boosted bass on Thrift shop.
And wow, I must say... Isolation with tri flange tips... Holy crap!
My air conditioner (55dB by my measurements) is hardly audible with no music playing, and I can't hear ANYTHING with music playing.
Hmm, forgot about the DN23's, I thought you stopped using them?