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Wow, I didn't know people died when I heard about the fire. That's horrible, and I hope the murderer is caught swiftly.
Thankfully they did. He was arrested the same day (having sustained injuries from the fire he started apparently).
He's already been caught (he didn't even try to escape apparently), though his name hasn't been made public.
Edited by Lyendith on Jul 24th 2019 at 1:41:53 PM
His name has been made public, though I am loathe to write it as I dislike giving the murderer publicity over his victims. They are the ones who should be remembered.
I definitely agree with the message of the video. Extracting justice from this guy shouldn't be the point. What has been done can't be undone. Honestly I'm glad the internet's been so full of kindness and donations instead of focusing on the hate.
The lives lost and the people left behind are what matter. Even if it's just money and support, I'm glad people have given as much of it as they can.
Geoff starts a new series where he will try to dissect what makes a waifu appealing without sounding like a pervert. We start with a character I know from one and only scene that has been gif'd to death (you know the one).
He should put the obivous "Hestia is Breastia" pun in there somewhere.
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Edited by Demongodofchaos2 on Jul 31st 2019 at 4:06:10 AM
Now I kinda want him to tackle the topic of Miku, just to see how he'd parse the whole "lack of official characterization" thing.
That's always been my barrier to entry with Vocaloid. Aside from the uncanny valley singing, since they're made to be manipulated into making whatever you want, there's no established character to work with. Just a cute design. Which, is the appeal, but that's never been enough for me.
Geoff read SAO Progressive. Like the actual books.
Edited by Karxrida on Aug 6th 2019 at 3:58:18 AM
Geoff says the characterization in general is a lot better in Progressive, especially Kirito who benefits a lot from the first-person perspective and how he's always doubting himself. Not all of it is good though, some cringey sexist stuff from Kirito in the beginning, "beater" concept is still bad and the novel apparently doesn't even show them as being treated particularly bad by the playerbase, etc. Apparently Kirito's character also suffers from being too much of an exposition and overall he could still be a lot better.
Also a lot of cringey fanservice that makes no sense like Asuna needing multiple pairs of panties when she's, ya know, a character model and she doesn't need to change them.
Also the character of Argo is universally praised by Geoff and the people who wrote him comments.
Wow, they took it to the next level.
They skipped past degradable armor and went with degradable clothing.
As pointed out, the entire thing only exists so Kirito can peek in her underwears while she takes a bath, not because it actually makes sense.
It makes sense, realism.
Disgusted, but not surprised.
The thing is, I see that, and it's not the fanservice that bugs me. It's how bland that setup is. it's never cool to invade privacy, but damn it, you'd think peaking in on a girl's underwear is the least they could've thought of. Lazy fanservice is an utter waste, if you're going to do it.
Geoff talks about Netflix's Enter the Anime documentary and why he hates it.
TL;DR Netflix f*cks up in their attempt to attract the anime loving demographic as Netflix is wont to do, with a side dish of light racism.
i saw someone on r/anime made a post about it, they hated it. the comment section also had someone link reviews of it, they all hated it
Yeah, we all know the bloody edgefest that are the cute slice-of-life show coming out in droves every season. Some of them even feature scandalous HAND-HOLDING.
Netflix’s strategy for its original anime is kind of a throwback. Blood! Boobs! Cursing! It works for a casual audience but clearly the more dedicated fans of the medium take offense.
See, I don't think that's the actual issue, here: there's plenty of bloodfests every season, and both Devilman crybaby and Castlevania were considered highlights and widely well-liked.
The mistake Netflix is making is going on the assumption that that's all anime is about, which shows a very outdated understanding of the medium, and especially its Western fanbase.
But even disregarding all that, there's a very "Roll up! Roll up! Everyone come and see the freaks!" vibe from the whole deal.
If nothing else, I appreciate that they're an outside distributor with enough money to throw around to be a game changer in Japan's corporate structure, and has given studios more chances than they otherwise would have. I don't agree with many of their business practices, but it's shaken up the anime scene in a big way and we've got a lot of good series out of it.
Its also weird because they have plenty of well regarded anime shows and films that aren't bloodfests. Violet Evergarden, which they advertise as a Netflix Original, comes to mind.
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