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Cultural adventures, neh?

Anime, it is Strange.
And sometimes extremely brilliant. Creepy-impressive brilliant. Best Beloved and I are rewatching Serial Experiment Lain, which we first watched, in ragged and erratic fashion, on G4 TV. Back when there was a G4 TV. It's only twelve episodes long, which is a blessing, because a) it's so intense in style, my head might implode if it lasted longer; and b) it's so close to impentetrable in the way it explores its themes - and it hides those themes in and amidst the clutter of its silences and its light and dark patterns - that my head might rebuild itself, then implode again. As it is, I can only watch two episodes at a time - when I watch Bleach, I can suck back four or five episodes a night. (Mmmmm, Bleach. I love Bleach. But I digress ....)

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kerravonsen
Mar. 13th, 2009 05:21 am (UTC)
I saw Serial Experiment Lain just once, in a marathon at a friend's place, and, yes, it is very intense and impenetrable.
kaffyr
Mar. 14th, 2009 12:04 am (UTC)
Wow - the thought of having seen it in a marathon makes me gawp like a planked fish. Did you watch the entire thing at one time? If so, you deserve a medal of some sort!

Edited at 2009-03-14 12:05 am (UTC)
kerravonsen
Mar. 14th, 2009 12:43 am (UTC)
Yes we did. With breaks for food and tea and stuff.
kaffyr
Mar. 14th, 2009 11:51 pm (UTC)
Whoah!

*Iz awed*

Step up and receive the Otaku Television Award of Valor, with Oak Clusters.
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