The smaller the group, the more at home I feel. And yes, groups of one are a thing I guess.

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    therightnippleofarcher:

    Fate/Stay Night - old vs new animation

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    Fate Stay Night first impressions (spoilers)

    The slice-of-life-ish school part in the first third worried me quite a bit. It kind of reminded me of the mediocre low-excitement scenes pervasive of the 2006 adaptation. But I guess they kind of needed to introduce the cast and thank goodness they started the action real quick and didn’t let up from then.

    The interactions between Rin and Archer were so good! One of the reason why I loved Fate Zero was because of the different master-servant relationship dynamics. Like how they can transcend a strictly business relationship and become friends (Rider - Waver // Caster - Ryuunosuke anyone?) I can certainly see that sort of thing developing here. Through this 50 mins alone, I grew more attached to Rin and Archer as characters than throughout the entire 24 episodes of the Studio Deen adaptation. 

    I was anxious cause apparently the UBW route focuses a bit more on Rin, but in the 2006 anime, I was watching the show literally for Saber only and couldn’t be bothered with the other characters. Now I’m glad to see there are other characters I can grow attached to and root for. Haha I don’t mind seeing a lot more of Rin; I hope she hogs all the screen time along with Saber! I don’t know exactly why, but Rin in this adaptation is so much more likable and I can’t help but smile when she and Archer are having screen time together.

    LOL at the scene where Archer is all ready to go out and kill enemies but the Rin throws the broom and the dustpan at him and asks him to clean up the house. 

    Rin’s reactions whenever Archer flatters/compliments her are so freaking cute! The way she blushes and awkwardly sways from side to side! GAHHHH so adorable!

    SABER AT THE END. OH MY GOD, SABERRRRR! One of my favourite female characters in anime!

    Not too impressed with the IDEAL WHITE song used as the ED for this episode. Doesn’t have the immediate “wow” effect the F/Z songs did. But I hope it will grow on me.

    Overall a very solid 4/5 for me. Despite all the gigantic hype surrounding it, this opening episode certainly lived up to all of it. I don’t usually follow an anime while its ongoing (I almost always prefer to marathon a series), but l’ll make an exception for this fantastic series. Could this be anime of the year? Well, if all the other episodes are similar to the standard of the last 35 mins of this opening episode, then yes, it probably would be. But its probably too early to start talking about such things. Shirou would be introduced in the next episode and he makes a huge part of this anime so how good this anime would boil down to his portrayal. I certainly didn’t like the way he was portrayed in the 2006 adaption so I’m interested to see how ufotable does it.

    Now for the unbearable one week wait.

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    I like all of Gen Urobuchi’s works. So can anyone recommend me another producer/scriptwriter/director whose works are similar to his? Can also be one-off anime recommendations.

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    ryosanimelife:

    Just your friendly reminder that Asseylum didn’t see Slaine once during all 12 episodes since that very first scene.

    Slaine did everything for her, chased her to the ends of the earth, had tears of relief flood his eyes during that last scene when her saw her, and she never saw him.

    Not even once.

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    Let Slaine be happy, though the heavens fall
    – fans of Aldnoah.Zero (via iyato)

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    Aldnoah Zero: why the hate for Slaine? →

    superchieftain:

    People hating on Slaine seem to take issue mainly with two things that Slaine did in episode 12, that being

    1. saving Saazbaum
    2. seemingly killing Inaho.

    Considering that, despite what many may believe, Inaho is not the main character but a main character, and that Slaine is also such a…

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    I think one of the problems with being an introvert or/and having mild social anxiety is that you constantly over-estimate your importance to others. I’m talking in terms of just being friends, not romance or whatever else. Because we are not normally open with others and are naturally very quiet, when we find that rare someone we can talk to and do stuff with, we value them as a very good friend. The fact that we are comfortable around them means a lot. The interactions with them feel special.

    However, the other person might be an extrovert, social butterfly type. Meaning that to him, the interaction with you means nothing at all. Its exactly what that person does with the tens of people in their social circle. He might be the only person you can speak openly to, but you are just one of the many many he can speak openly to. If you’re not out with him, you’re alone. If he’s not out with you, he’s with yet another one of his friends. The other person doesn’t even have to be particularly outgoing for this to happen, he just needs to be normal or average in terms of social interactions. Your friend to you is like the $100 note to a homeless man. You to your friend is like the $100 to a millionaire.

    I’ve actually been lead on before to believe I was a closer friend to someone than how that someone really viewed me. I would understand if I was being led on in terms of a romantic relationship, but who the hell does that just for friendship?

    Just thought I’ll put it out here, since this is one problem of introversion/social anxiety that I feel is not mentioned often.

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    looking for anime recommendations

    I’m looking for anime series to watch. Must not be slice-of-life/comedy/romance as its main genre. Preferably dark and depressing, able to screw with my emotions and make me cry. Must be fast paced, can grab me by the balls right from the first episode, no filler, no fanservice, no long running 100+ episodes. It is important to have characters I’ll be able to form attachments to, and care about what happens to them. No overpowered, invincible characters, no characters that can randomly pull special powers out of nowhere to win the fight. No annoying main characters. Preferably not mecha unless it is exceptional. Preferably no harem elements but I can like an anime in spite of it. No pointless shipping. I’ve no issue with homosexual elements provided it is done in a tasteful, genuine way. Anime with twists are a plus. So are those with good non-generic villains.

    Here below I’ve provided the anime I’ve rated, dropped and put on hold, so as to make it easier for people to discern my tastes and recommend. Any suggestions? Don’t give me anime already on my on-hold list. Especially for people who agree with my 4/5s, 4.5/5s and 5/5 (SHINSEKAI YORI = MASTERPIECE!), please help. Any help would be much appreciated. Thank you.

    5/5

    - Shinsekai Yori

    4.5/5

    - Shingeki no Kyojin

    - Fate Zero

    - Death Note

    4/5

    - Madoka Magica

    - Psycho Pass

    - Claymore

    - Sidonia no Kishi  

    - Gunslinger Girl

    3/5 & 3.5/5

    - FMA

    - Sword Art Online

    - Elfen Lied

    - Berserk

    - Hataraku Maou Sama

    - Suisei no Gargantia

    - Now & Then, Here & There

    - The Pilot’s Love Song

    - Brynhildr in the Darkness

    2/5

    Fate Stay Night

    1/5

    - Neon Genesis Evangelion

    Dropped

    - Hellsing/Hellsing Ultimate

    - Gantz

    - Space Battleship Yamato 2199

    - Maoyuu Maou Yuusha

    - Texhonolyze

    - Baccano

    - Aoi Bungaku

    - Planetes

    -  Pupa

    - No.6

    - No Game No Life

    - Accel World

    On Hold

    - Shiki

    - Monster

    - HxH

    - Sundays Without God

    - Kino’s Journey

    - Selector Infected WIXOSS

    - Anohana

    - Mirrai Nikki

    - Girls Und Panzer

    - Nagi No Asukara

    - Phantom Requeim

    - Monster

    - Kino’s Journey

    - Mushishi

    - Noragami

    - Steins Gate

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    Neighbour A throws one rock at Neighbour B’s house every single day for a few months. One day, Neighbour B decides he’s has enough and throws all of the rocks back in one go. Neighbour A then complains of injustice.

    Whenever Neighbour A throws rocks at Neighbour B’s house, Neighbour B uses his furniture as a shield to protect his children from the rocks. As a result, Neighbour B’s children are rarely hurt during the rock attacks. When Neighbour B retaliates, Neighbour A uses his children as a shield to protect his furniture from the rocks. As a result, Neighbour A’s children get very badly hurt when Neighbour B retaliates.

    Neighbour A then parades his bloodied children around the entire neighbourhood to drum up sympathy for him and to vilify Neighbour B.