Spoiler break starts immediately! Don’t read if you don’t want to spoil Kill la Kill for yourself.
I have been accused by someone of being a potentially a “terrible head of the family” if I ever get married next time.
You are free to pass your own judgment and opinions. But this is also coming from the same person who admired my desire to raise a family in the future. So who is being contradictory now?
I have long accepted my own faults long ago to the point where I don’t care about others say about me. I will accept feedback and criticism to improve of course. But if you attack me personally as a human being for my own character and beliefs, be prepared to be ignored. And by the way, contradictions and ironies are part and parcel of life. Also something I learned long ago and just tried to understand and accept.
I don’t quite understand why four episodes were released all at once last week. My sister said it was because of some online competition quota thingy: the quota was fulfilled, and therefore all of the episodes leading up to the finale were shown.
This is one of the best finales I have ever seen for a Nickelodeon show: impactful, crazy, and just simply unexpected.
Purple Light was one of my favourite marching songs during Basic Military Training (BMT). Before I continue, for those who have never served in the army (or have yet to serve), here are the lyrics to Purple Light (taken from this Hardwarezone thread, slightly edited for spelling and grammar):
A beautiful piano rendition of Kill la Kill’s ED theme. Translated to English, the song’s title means “I’m sorry, I can’t help being a bad girl”. It’s supposed to be a melancholic song, and I love how the piano notes are able to capture the essence of the lyrics.
Unbelievable. Kotaku has posted an “article” about the Ryuko cosplayer incident. I will not share the link here, because I don’t want to direct any traffic to Kotaku and give Brian Ashcraft his free hits.
I never realised that within a few hours of publishing my previous post, it would suddenly explode and be shared all across the Internet. I am staring at the analytics of my WordPress dashboard, and that number is still rising at 30,000+. I am very sure that Mr Ashcraft is one of those visitors, and it was my post that originally compelled him to write his Kotaku piece. Therefore, as a responsible writer and Mass Comms graduate, I feel obligated to write a follow-up to address all of this attention.
It absolutely frustrates me that out of all the comments I have to moderate, more than 50% of them contribute absolutely nothing to the discussion. Some of them even completely miss the point of my post.
Here are some simple house rules to follow:
1) Please READ my ENTIRE post and UNDERSTAND the context and meaning behind my words. I don’t use very complicated language, all I ask is that you UNDERSTAND what I have written before you write a reply.
Many of the comments for my Fire Emblem piece talk about how Lunatic and Lunatic+ are playable with enough effort and scumming. This is completely missing the point: I am talking about the bad game design of such ridiculously and outrageously tough difficulty levels. It is not fun at all, and it does not feel rewarding even after you have completed it. I have yet to see a single person offer a valid (and on-topic) counterpoint to my argument.
A few of the comments for Kill la Kill talk about how I have no right to post my judgment or opinions on the matter. Seriously? Then I can turn that argument around and say that you have no right to post any comments either. I have been very kind, and still allowed these comments to be posted, because I strongly believe in the freedom to contribute discussions to an article. But if I see more useless comments, I will be tempted to just leave them in the trash bin. Please don’t force me to use the last resort of banning all comments entirely.
2) No excessive swearing or profanity permitted. The occasional F-bomb is fine, but please keep things civil.
3) Do not post attacks on other users who have commented.
4) Troll comments are fine — but please use some common sense and don’t overdo them.
5) Have fun.