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  1. Comment on What was your fondest memories of anime? in ~anime

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    The first time I watched Akira, right when their motorcycles first take off and there's that trail of light effect... I choked up, it was that amazing to me. And I yearned to find the door into...

    The first time I watched Akira, right when their motorcycles first take off and there's that trail of light effect... I choked up, it was that amazing to me. And I yearned to find the door into this world of animation. Other than Goldorak, Harlock and Battle of the Planets as a very young kid, this was my first time seeing any anime. It was so great to see the potential of the medium.

  2. Comment on On YouTube, a network of paedophiles is hiding in plain sight in ~tech

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    See this article on the topic of humans filtering the web for the rest of us. Granted the article is 5 years old. But I think there's a human element to filtering content on the web, on the major...

    See this article on the topic of humans filtering the web for the rest of us. Granted the article is 5 years old. But I think there's a human element to filtering content on the web, on the major platforms. But — whether by humans or automation — it is impossible (and likely unsustainable) to catch everything.

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  3. Comment on What have you been watching/reading this week? (Anime/Manga) in ~anime

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    I would err on the side of intentional. Episode 1 had great pacing — just in my opinion, of course — on a couple of levels: first, the slow build to the burst of action was a huge pay-off; second,...

    I would err on the side of intentional. Episode 1 had great pacing — just in my opinion, of course — on a couple of levels: first, the slow build to the burst of action was a huge pay-off; second, it plugged into a vibe like Neon Genesis Evangelion, letting us know that this wasn't just going to be a mecha show.

    Japanese shows are willing to go slow, be quiet, linger on scenes much more than American telly — and definitely so with animation. It's something I really appreciate, and so appreciated episode 1.

    Cant believe it's the same people who did Darling in the Franxx! I dropped that one after 4 or 5 episodes. Maybe it was headed towards a subtler point with it, but I can't stand fan service and women as objects, etc... in anime

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  4. Comment on What have you been watching/reading this week? (Anime/Manga) in ~anime

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    3/4 of the way through SSSS Gridman. Like it a lot. It has packaged obvious nods to other shows into a story with a consistent tone and pace. It does so many little things right, with so many...

    3/4 of the way through SSSS Gridman. Like it a lot. It has packaged obvious nods to other shows into a story with a consistent tone and pace. It does so many little things right, with so many uniquely Japanese flourishes, that it reminds me why, as an adult, I still watch anime.

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  5. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    Been making some mixtapes. The latest song added: Michael Kiwanuka - Cold Little Heart

    Been making some mixtapes. The latest song added: Michael Kiwanuka - Cold Little Heart

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  6. Comment on Stop Trusting Viral Videos in ~misc

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    The article takes this specific instance to make a point that is relatively true, in the general. But in this specific instance, the longer video did do something decisive: it undermined the...

    The article takes this specific instance to make a point that is relatively true, in the general. But in this specific instance, the longer video did do something decisive: it undermined the narrative that the first, shorter video created. This matters. The kids weren't bad apples attacking an old man. They were asshats amidst other asshats. They should be held accountable for their behavior, but that accountability is now of a different order than before. In its theorizing, it felt like the article dismissed this crucial element.

    The situation is muddy. But it is certainly apprehensible, when we abandon picking sides or trying to assign blame to just one group.

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  7. Comment on What have you been watching/reading this week? (Anime/Manga) in ~anime

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    Is there a new take on The Drifting Classroom? I read the manga. Bleak stuff, but it holds together well. There was a film adaptation at least 10 years ago that didn't do it justice. edit: read...

    Is there a new take on The Drifting Classroom? I read the manga. Bleak stuff, but it holds together well. There was a film adaptation at least 10 years ago that didn't do it justice.

    edit: read the thread from the bottom up, disregard my question, sorry.

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  8. Comment on What have you been watching/reading this week? (Anime/Manga) in ~anime

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    Just watched the first 3 episodes of Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari. It goes in an opposite direction than you expect, and so far it skirts around the usual tropes of the genre. Minimal fan service,...

    Just watched the first 3 episodes of Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari. It goes in an opposite direction than you expect, and so far it skirts around the usual tropes of the genre. Minimal fan service, too.

    Dororo is off to not-bad start, too.

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