Thursday, 12 March 2020

People know me well

[12:00 AM] erejnion: I really liked one particular scene, but... spoilers
[12:02 AM] hoolibas: that one
[12:02 AM] hoolibas: You'd have to be more specific, but yeah
[12:04 AM] erejnion: actually, I'm talking of just four frames
[12:04 AM] erejnion: lessee...
[12:06 AM] hoolibas: hahahahaha
[12:06 AM] hoolibas: the scene I thought you were referring to
[12:07 AM] erejnion: oh my
[12:07 AM] erejnion: you know me well

Wednesday, 11 March 2020

Re: what do pro-piracy advocates actually think

On the side of the companies, they do what the shareholders know to be true and tried methods. Which in fact just artificially prop up an old and dying model. We won this fight in the music space, and now the music market is more accessible than ever.
On the side of the consumers it's loose and uninformed moral arguments that are propagandized by the companies and then regurgitated by everybody else down the line.
On the theoretical side it's about safe investments: second seasons and third seasons of successful franchises, reboots, shows that rely only on name recognition and nothing else, and so on. USA's market has relied on licensing for ages, and is exactly that: few truly new shows. This sort of titles, especially the unimaginative ones, are the ones that are actually hurt by piracy, as is confirmed by all studies on the matter. Major hits and niche titles generally don't see a difference, or see a positive effect from piracy. Japan instead has relied on BD sales, merchandise, and, well, whales. This means that shows that would be hurt by piracy never did well there anyway, or were not produced at all. One season is enough to sell the source material and the merch. However, Western people find that model hard to understand. Americans specifically are used to their own slow moving entertainment that does 10+ seasons of every even mildly successful title, until they've driven it into the mud several times over. So they can't comprehend an industry that isn't hurt, or is even helped by piracy. Thus the moral argument: "because this is how the American legacy industry works, surely that's the only possible choice for the Japanese industry too!"
If there's something that the pro-piracy side does not understand, it's that the Japanese industry is actively moving towards the American model of milking everything under the cash flow from overseas licensing deals. The pro-piracy side remembers what was 5-10 years ago. It's still not there. There's hope. If the American market moves towards selling the source material by using the anime, this movement of the Japanese industry could be reversed too. Besides, the actual creators will fight tooth and nail for their freedom too.

Tuesday, 10 March 2020

Re: Arifureta

-the harem
I think they keep the bunny as a fuckbuddy, but the rest of the girls get BTFO'd as bad influence to the children.

-poorly developed trope filled characters, the characters are largely defined by their tropes
The "500 year old vampire loli" archetype is way different from the "confident missus that manages the girls around her husband in order to make him happy" archetype. So, which one of the two archetypes is Yue?

-incredibly inconsistent protagonist
We didn't even see him before the fall. You can say that he doesn't get enough development, but not that he's inconsistent.

-bland story and worldbuilding
The effort at least is non-zero, which puts it above the average for an isekai. This mostly speaks for the low quality of the worldbuilding in the isekai genre. There are some works that put lots of effort in, but the average isekai doesn't really care for the world. Instead, it cares for the main character themselves.

-unnatural dialogue
All of anime is with "unnatural" dialogue.

-awfully executed comedy

-atrocious cgi
Yup. This is the joke. You are not supposed to take the battles seriously.

TL;DR: Arifureta is a comedy, yet you did not like its comedy. This is all you need to say, the rest of the arguments aren't quite there.

Thursday, 13 February 2020

Re: Higurashi

[10:54 PM] javabean:
[10:56 PM] erejnion: this was one of my favourite songs in the past.
[10:56 PM] erejnion: I've never seen Higurashi.
[10:57 PM] javabean: its a good anime, you won't cry or have sleep problems at all!!!! also, dry skin derived itchies won't be a problem either.
[10:58 PM] Project_Mars: It is basically Anime SAW
[10:58 PM] erejnion: Rika will be mad with me if I don't read it first
[10:58 PM] javabean: nah, i would watch it first... then read it
[10:58 PM] javabean: just so the voices you hear whilest reading it are easier to identify
[10:59 PM] erejnion: heh
[10:59 PM] erejnion: this does sound like a good reason

Friday, 7 February 2020

I'm in despair! Translation has left me in despair!

[10:32 PM] InstallGentoo: Wanna be my English editor for a LN translation?
[10:32 PM] erejnion: hahahahwut
[10:33 PM] erejnion: which LN?
[10:33 PM] InstallGentoo: I need someone, but really have nobody to ask. Oh well, actually patchon wanted to be, but I think he was interest only in image editing for manga.
[10:33 PM] InstallGentoo: Chuubyou Gekihatsu Boy
[10:34 PM] erejnion: and you lost me, sorry
[10:34 PM] InstallGentoo: Fag
[10:34 PM] erejnion: besides, I wouldn't really be able to do it
[10:35 PM] erejnion: I'd need to be over-the-top in 5 separate ways in my editing
[10:35 PM] InstallGentoo: ?
[10:36 PM] erejnion: All of the cast has separate speech patterns
[10:37 PM] InstallGentoo: Oh no.
[10:37 PM] InstallGentoo: I asked a commiesubs fan.

Ishuzoku Reviewers

Ishuzoku Reviewers is gleefully and unabashedly positive. Yes, sex-positive... but also just positive overall. Don't expect deep social commentary on sex trafficking and other real life issues that prostitutes encounter. These things are worth talking about... but it's also worth having a simple celebration of life, sex, and the existence of brothels. You too will be drawn by the festive atmosphere and you too will enjoy the diversity of life together with the characters - be it the reviewers or the prostitutes. And, frankly, what more can you want?

That's it. If this is your first encounter of the franchise, that's all you need to know. Go watch it. But, of course, if you've read the manga already, you're wondering why this **** is wasting your time with obvious truths. So, let's say a few words for you too:
While animation is not outstanding, it ain't bad either. It does what it needs to do, translating well the feel of the manga art to moving pictures. Sound design is also in the same category, though the opening and the ending themes must be specifically applauded as great songs that capture the feel of Ishuzoku perfectly. Whatever budget was saved from the animation obviously went into the cast instead. There isn't even one weak performance, with some pretty big names throughout.
But, as far as the process of adaptation goes, the strongest parts are the scriptwriting and the directing. The choice of what to adapt, the timing and pacing of the adaptation, and the way that the adapted manga chapters are EXTENDED with additional (sometimes even lewder) content - these speak volumes of the love with which this anime is created. In fact, this exact effort to round up the chapters' content is what makes the Ishuzoku Reviewers anime a must-see for the manga readers too.

Wednesday, 5 February 2020

tl;dr of Mahoraba

[9:48 PM]erejnion:took a while to get to the flashbacks
[9:48 PM]erejnion:10 episodes
[9:48 PM]erejnion:I'm amazed
[9:48 PM]hellraiser:it's a surprisingly restrained show that goes comedy >>>>> romance
[9:48 PM]erejnion:mhm
[9:49 PM]erejnion:but doesn't reset development either
[9:49 PM]erejnion:still, the drug sindicate and the every day sex parties fits too well as a theory
[9:50 PM]hellraiser:the old guy is probably a junkie that got his brain fried and that's how the dog appeared

Sunday, 2 February 2020

tl;dr of Fate/Extra

[9:32 PM] erejnion: aaand shaft stopped caring
[9:32 PM] erejnion: because Nero isnt on frame anymore
[9:32 PM] hellraiser: a whole minute passed since they had to animate her hair
[9:32 PM] erejnion: yup
[9:32 PM] hellraiser: motivation lost
[9:33 PM] erejnion: that's too much to hold the interest of Shinbo