Like a jigsaw puzzle, the structure of a cast can conform to rigid patterns. In the first post this was made evident with the brains/brawns dynamic shown by Ichigo-Uryuu and Mugen-Jin. In other action shows, however, the brains/brawn duo isn’t a necessity, and a binary will materialize in a different form, like Goku-Vegeta, who make [...]
← Probably my largest concern over the “burnout” epidemic is what really constitutes the status of “burnout”. I usually take it as “I can’t think of anything to write.” It seems though that this sputtering creativity can be caused by harsh constrictions. I can’t speak for the limitations each blogger imposes upon him or herself, [...]
← Read the first part here.
Now, to clarify a bit, the first post put forth a model of signification, which in itself is fairly problematic (the details thereof I’ll address below): visual appearance [signifies] personality [signifies] ideology The second post briefly investigated how visual appearance itself is a structure of signs, so thoughts on the more “micro” elements of the [...]
This is nonsensical. Enjoy. (the original sources here.)
There’s one problem here with these kind of thematic studies; it’s how we methodology go about aniblogging, go about analyzing. Since some wordpress dashboards can be so fickle, posting embedded youtube videos proves to be quite the hassle at times, and so we’re forced to resort to representing one medium – video – for a [...]
← The main distinction to establish here is the difference between aesthetic personality and conscience. Aesthetic personality is shallow. It’s the surface of the person’s outer quality, how they act, not necessarily why; it’s about the “clothing” of their mind, how their actions look. Conscience is deeper. It’s the ideological motivation for a person’s action [...]
It’s striking to see how an anime as a well received as Planetes is takes recourse to hollow characterizations to get the job done.
↩[LWC 64] After having read this post, and after observing a certain prevailing trend amongst entries and comments around my familiar regions of the blogosphere, I’m going to have to elaborate and modify an earlier argument in which it was stated that it is not the reader that creates meaning but the author. This whole [...]