February 26, 2011
In a more adult setting, screwing up your first lines would usually get you booed off the stage, and in earlier times probably a few heaves of rotten tomatoes along with your exit. We’re not bound to see something like that in a high school play of course, but you’d still expect a bunch of budding teenagers to get the jitters on stage especially if it’s their first time. The ones brimming with confidence like Saorin have no problems with their orations, but more reserved ones such as Mako may as well pee their pants onstage.
Add the fact that they’re playing opposite genders… well…
February 25, 2011
We knew he had parents but of course we don’t really know what they looked like. At this point you could infer that the man really was Clain’s father, when in fact they both share a very particular interest in old technology. I could also assume that we’ll meet his mother along the way at some point, but alongside seeing the members of a Lost Millenia faction, we also get to see just how different yet similar the ones outside the loop are with those they claim to be an oppressive regime.
Heck in comparison Granite doesn’t seem as bad when you think about it.
February 24, 2011
It’s about damn time that Kento realized just how his “nice guy” act is screwing up everyone else’ lives. Even if you do consider him a do gooder by some standards, the road to hell is as always paved with good intentions, and it’s good that Sawako’s friends (and one acquaintance) finally slapped some sense into him, and quite literary at that.
And now that he’s out of the picture, it’s also about time that Sawako has finally realized that in the end, sometimes all you need is to say it. She needs to do it, and do it quickly.
February 19, 2011
Shimura Takako sure has a thing for her characters appearing in plays within her stories, with a gender bent twist. Aoi Hana had some characters play Wuthering Heights, and for Hourou Musuko we have them playing Romeo and Juliet. This isn’t simply a plot gimmick of sorts, because each play is symbolic of not only how the story relates to the overall meta story, but how the characters they play represent themselves as well.
So just like the titular characters in the play they have adapted, there is indeed a sense of star-crossed relationships as I had posted on before.
Just as Clain found it rather odd to be in social situations in previous episodes, he still finds it a very odd and very alien thing to actually have a communal living with his captors on board the airship. He and his loincloth (I forget the term) are put in a symbolic box of sorts so he really has no choice, unless he wants to parachute into the sea, so his limits here are pretty obvious when you think about it. Phryne, of course, didn’t seem to have any qualms about jumping ship when the ship’s systems start to go haywire due to Nessa.
Yeah it’s her fault. Not surprising actually.
February 18, 2011
It should have been obvious, but it wasn’t, and that’s really the issue with Sawako here. For all intents and purposes this was the low point of the manga for me, but the manga chapter didn’t annoy me as much as this episode because the episode cut out a bit of Sawako’s interior monologue that, for me, made all the difference between a simple misunderstanding and a very deep problem with Sawako’s way of thinking, a way of thinking that has been cultivated by years of rejection.
The line in question is, actually, the title of this post. It should have been obvious, but it wasn’t to her.
February 12, 2011
And that as they say is that. The entirety of Twilight of the Golden Witch in a gigantic, hastily made and poorly worded summary. Thanks to everyone who commented and gave corrections and feedback to this little endeavor of mine, too me almost 6 weeks of on-off playing just to finish it but finish it I did.
So that ends 4 episodes worth of summaries with the end of ep8, despite the fact that I only managed to finish 2/4 and the other two halfway done.
Oh yes, chances are I’ll do this again if Rsukishi makes another When They Cry series.
This is Meo, tired and hungry, taking my leave.
February 10, 2011
I guess when you like someone you really can’t help but get in the way when you know said person likes someone else. You, of course, want to win so you end up doing what you think is right for you and the one you want to become your significant other. Even if it does entail more questionable and underhanded methods to achieve your goals. I could rage about how Kento is moving and shaping things according to what he wants but hey, he has the right to do so since it’s his feelings.
It just sort of sucks for Shota and Sawako who obviously like each other but are in the midst of confusion when a 5th wheel gets in the way.
February 9, 2011
Exams too. I managed to squeeze in Fractale then completely forgot about Wandering Son due to exams. Kimi ni Todoke and Wandering Son will be back on track this week starting with KnT ep5 later.
February 6, 2011
I think it’s much too easy to segregate and compartmentalize many aspects of society. In politics you’re either a Democrat or a Republican, and the political amalgams in the middle are poorly recognized. You’re either a capitalist or a communist, and anything in between is considered a bastard child. When compartmentalized you’re either one thing or the either, never neither, and never both. What becomes of people, isolated from everyone else, because they end up in that little gray area in between that cannot fully accept either choice?
Clain either has to make a choice from the ones given to him or, as many more progressive thinkers would say, find a different answer for himself.