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 19, 2011
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 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.
January 29, 2011
… Is what I’d like to say really, but when you start gunning down even innocent civilians who you claim have been brainwashed, who then are you “liberating” for your cause? Clain can only look on in horror as the world he knows gets revealed to him in the middle of spouting blood and automatic rifle fire. With the inclusion of a Phryne that is so much different from the one he knows and a second Nessa, naivete begins to crack under the weight of truth.
So what then is this world?
January 21, 2011
It was a classic “You don’t know what you’ve got until you say goodbye”. After she disappears into the night, Clain could only become rather angry and depressed on how he views humans as nothing more than transient creatures, passing by to use you before going back on their merry way.
But now that a young girl named Nessa, coming out from pendant Phryne left behind, what would become of his life lived in a distant and impersonal way? He has no dopple of his own, yet even then seems to find personal contact to be rather… troubling.
January 15, 2011
I’ve always wanted to watch a Ghibli TV series. Yes I know they only make movies and mini series and for the last 15 or so years, but growing up on their films it would have made me a lot happy to wake up every weekend to see the next episode of a Ghibli series. This series may as well be the closest I’ll ever get to such a wish, and for what it is, it’s starting out with a pretty good job.