June 27, 2011

Hana-Saku Iroha Ep13: Family Ties

Posted in Hana-Saku Iroha tagged , , at 9:18 pm by meotwister5

In medicine it’s usually frowned upon, if not downright unethical, to treat your own family members.  Aside again from the ethical considerations you have to face, there will also be that difficulty in separating familiarity from the science of medicine.  There will be some sort of bias among other things when dealing with family as patients, especially because you have to treat them with knowledge other doctors wouldn’t know.  I imagine to some extent that dealing with family as guests at an inn would be sort of the same.  That’s the best analogy I can make for this lol.

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June 26, 2011

Ano Hana Finale: Flowers for A Lady

Posted in AnoHana, Uncategorized tagged , , , at 2:05 pm by meotwister5

Our dead are never dead to us until we have forgotten them.

– George Eliot

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June 20, 2011

No posts this week =(

Posted in Uncategorized at 10:02 pm by meotwister5

Sorry medical internship of course cuts into my time a lot so it’s harder than it was since I started almost a year ago.  I won’t miss the finale of Ano Hana this coming Friday of course.

June 13, 2011

Hana-Saku Iroha Ep11: The Movement

Posted in Hana-Saku Iroha, Uncategorized tagged , , at 5:40 pm by meotwister5

We run. Maybe we always run. When we don’t know what to do, what to feel or even what to say. When you think you know how it all works, that’s when it all starts crashing down, that’s when you start running before you even realize your feet are moving. Some of us go on thinking we we have a clear path and a clear goal in mind, but sometimes really that’s not how the world works. We get so sure of ourselves that when nothing goes our way, we crumble and cry as we speed through the streets we called home. Nothing looks familiar anymore. It’s like everything’s changed. We no longer know what we know and who we know. The world is alien. As the often cliched rain pours and washes away all familiarity and all peace, we can only wonder what is left of us and the life we once knew.

But it is gone. It has moved on.

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June 11, 2011

Ano Hana Ep9: Just Beyond The River’s Edge

Posted in AnoHana tagged , , , at 6:30 pm by meotwister5

Of course none of us can really comprehend or even experience the death of another human being.  To die is to die, a state that is the absence of life, a one way trip to an existence or non-existence that is exclusive only to those who go through it.  A lot of people nonetheless would like the make that crossing to the other bank that, once crossed, can’t be returned from.  It is ultimately unknown to all of us except until the time we must also go through it.  It is inevitable for everyone, some earlier than others.  Watching this series it makes me wonder if Jinta has ever tried to think about death as something more than simply no longer “being there”.

With this episode I think he is starting to understand.

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June 8, 2011

Hana-Saku Iroha Ep10: Workaholic

Posted in Uncategorized at 5:21 pm by meotwister5

Due to uh time constraints to uh blog post for Hana Saku for episode 10.  Here’s a bunch of uh screenshots for a while.


The preview looks promising, so I’ll make sure to have that one done right.

June 3, 2011

Ano Hana Ep8: Letting Go

Posted in AnoHana tagged , , , at 7:59 pm by meotwister5

Letting go is, and will always be, the hardest part.  This is especially true for parents who have lost children, and children who have lost friends.  Parents live their lives believing they’d watch over their kids as they grow into teenagers, into young adults, until the day they become adults themselves and finally leave the nest.  A parent expects to grow old and play with their grandchildren, to watch a new generation come to take the world from them as they sit on the sidelines, content that their work is done.

A parent expects their children to be the one to bury them.  It’s never a job for a parent to bury their children.

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