History Headscratchers / SerialExperimentsLain

26th Apr '16 4:27:43 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* What on earth is the whole "Present day, Present time" thing all about? I honestly don't know what bugs me more - the fact that this makes little in the way of sense, or the fact that the voice sounds [[HeyItsThatVoice weirdly familiar]].

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* What on earth is the whole "Present day, Present time" thing all about? I honestly don't know what bugs me more - the fact that this makes little in the way of sense, or the fact that the voice sounds [[HeyItsThatVoice weirdly familiar]].familiar.
14th Apr '15 6:11:58 PM Leetroper
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* Lain tells Taro that her other self can't physically appear outside of the Club and the Wired, yet we see her replace Lain in the episode prior. What does this mean?
14th Apr '15 6:08:45 PM Leetroper
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** KIDS happened in the past and was the inspiration for what the Knights are doing during the series, to some degree. As for Accela, it was used by the guy who did the shooting, which was responsible for a few more plot points and foreshadowing being brought up.
5th Jan '15 9:03:08 PM kirant
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** I read it as a reference to the last episode, which doesn't use it at all. The entire anime takes place in the present time and day but in a world where the Wired exists. Lain, in the final episode, removes herself and the major connections to the Wired and leaves the world we live in currently. Namely, we live in the {{Retcon}} universe where Lain doesn't exist.
5th Jul '14 1:44:49 PM Leetroper
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** I interpreted it as trying to set the scene, and then mocking it's own attempts to. Serial Experiments Lain obviously does not take place in the present day and present time, it takes place in some sort of weird alternate sci-fi variant, so it was saying "this show takes place in your completely normal world. hahahahaha!"
9th Jun '14 5:12:00 PM TastySauce
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** The series isn't really incredibly dark - it's pretty hopeful when you get right down to it. It's just very wierd. Watching it a couple of times over helps considerably to understand how the plot works. If you want something ''really'' dark by the same creators, go check ''{{Texhnolyze}}''. After that ''Lain'' is sunshine and puppies.

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** The series isn't really incredibly dark - it's pretty hopeful when you get right down to it. It's just very wierd. Watching it a couple of times over helps considerably to understand how the plot works. If you want something ''really'' dark by the same creators, go check ''{{Texhnolyze}}''.''Anime/{{Texhnolyze}}''. After that ''Lain'' is sunshine and puppies.
14th Apr '14 11:46:07 PM AstroMacGuffin
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** Adding to the answers above - the KIDS system was reverse-engineered by the Knights to create the technology for the Psyche chips, and probably also to blur the line between PHANTOMa and the game for the younger kids. It's also possible that Lain got her power partly because children all over Japan were receiving subliminal messages to worship her, e.g., devote their psi energy to her.
31st May '13 7:53:38 AM MacronNotes
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** It was explained in-series that Eiri planned to use the Earth's electromagnetic field to link all humans' innate psychic power, reassembling the dormant collective unconscious and recreating God with the side effects of this wiki and other cyberspace-materials coming into your face right now. The Kids experiment, which uses EM waves to harvest psychic energy, is what gave Eiri the insight to that happening. That's kinda like NeonGenesisEvangelion, but using EM waves, Internet, and cyberpunk instead of Angels, cyborgs, and other Freudian psychosexual horrors to link the PiecesOfGod that is Mankind. Although probably, what Eiri and the Knights really desire is to read, watch, search and edit interactive Wikipedia, Youtube, Google and TV Tropes instead of reawakening [[EldritchAbomination God]] himself.....

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** It was explained in-series that Eiri planned to use the Earth's electromagnetic field to link all humans' innate psychic power, reassembling the dormant collective unconscious and recreating God with the side effects of this wiki and other cyberspace-materials coming into your face right now. The Kids experiment, which uses EM waves to harvest psychic energy, is what gave Eiri the insight to that happening. That's kinda like NeonGenesisEvangelion, Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion, but using EM waves, Internet, and cyberpunk instead of Angels, cyborgs, and other Freudian psychosexual horrors to link the PiecesOfGod that is Mankind. Although probably, what Eiri and the Knights really desire is to read, watch, search and edit interactive Wikipedia, Youtube, Google and TV Tropes instead of reawakening [[EldritchAbomination God]] himself.....
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