sábado, 3 de abril de 2010
The last thing Sergeant Rufus and Private Jenkins saw before dying a horrible death was a giant flying dong. Condolences will be sent to their bitches and hos.
I am not quite awake, OK? Give me a break here.
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Thanks to Bait for supah encodans.
Still, allow me to use this as a soapbox for a moment. (Fuck, I had to rewrite that sentence twice.) (And that other one, once.)
I got a link to that all-consuming black hole called TvTropes from one of the blogs I follow, particularly this link. Basically, this French director claimed that you couldn't make an anti-war movie, because you would inevitable make war seem attractive in trying to convey all of its horror. I can't say I agree with the premise (see most Vietnam War movies, frex) but it's still rolling inside my mind, particularly with regards to mecha war anime. See, this kind of anime is pretty much defined by mecha doing awesome stuff, whether it's super robot smashing, AC-style zipping and beamspam, or cinematic, gritty action a la VOTOMS or, of course, Dougram. We know that most of them carry anti-war messages (and a shitload of other baggage that's not relevant right now) but my question is, can they ever work when the show depends on making the action scenes seem awesome? We see now the unglamorous aftereffects of battle in these Dougram hospital episodes, but is the overall message drowned in the fuckawesome DOUGRAM KICK and smart tactical planning scenes?
I don't know, I'm sleep-ranting right now. For some reason, this makes me think of that one scene in Legend of the Galactic Heroes, when Mittermeyer finds out that he does enjoy fighting and matching wits with the enemy, even though the particular battle he is fighting is probably the worst thing he has ever done. And yeah, I know it doesn't have that much to do with the rant.