I'm spoiled--almost everything shows up in northern Virginia or at least the wider DC area, at least since I was in high school. The furthest I went was to a University of Maryland auditorium where they were showing Evangelion 1.0 before the dub was put out on disc. They accidentally started the film projector instead of the digital one and we got the first 15 minutes of Food Inc. before they fixed it. I was the one who convinced my friends to go and nearly died of embarrassment.
Huh, that turned into a bit of a tangent. Anyway I'm seriously surprised at how wide a release this thing's getting. They couldn't possibly make their money back, could they?
Read some of the comments for bnb's article on the planned live action Pokemon movie. I think I'm seriously losing my grip on reality. Either that or there are actually people who think that an American "Detective Pikachu" movie sounds like a good idea.
"Blame it on Ryo," lol. I think I can see your story trouble, there. My impression last time I watched 02 was that Ken didn't hate the Chosen Children until they started beating him on a regular basis. That's too bad about your draft, but if you weren't happy with it then that's the way it goes.
I'm trying to think of what defines Armadimon's character, and I'm drawing blanks. xD He and Hawkmon could have definitely used some more development. I recall Veemon having a bit more personality.
So, is that an invitation to send you something like fifty one-sentence VMs about 02? I may have to do that rewatch after all, lol.
As for my story, we're still a few weeks away from the last old chapter, and the new chapters are all longer than the old chapters so you're not really as far behind as it seems for now. And I will always approve of someone reading Card instead of fanfiction, ha. A few months ago, before I started my extended blitz, I read Lost Boys for the first time, which was the most intimate look I've seen into Card's understanding of his religion so far. Also just a very unnerving story; Gallowglass in particular gave me shivers.
You are a wicked one, Anon. I have not even looked at that thread in days because I do not want to deal with it. And if I do post the dubbed song, I'd probably get personally blamed for it and given a six-page diatribe about why Butter-Fly is the better song for Tri. And then something about the Zero Two epilogue because why not.
Speaking of the Zero Two epilogue (which I do really enjoy, which also means that I do know what Takeru's son looks like), my Zero Two fic is...a hot mess. And we can all blame Ryo for it. I was going to include Ryo into the story as more of an explanation for Ken becoming the Kaiser and hating the Chosen Children, but then I just didn't know where to go with Ken after he wasn't the Kaiser anymore. So I thought about it, and I'm going to have to rearrange the plot and everything.
So while I have finished a rough draft of book 1 (of five!), it will most likely be scrapped.
On the plus side, while writing it, I made Armadimon into more of a character. To the point where he had two chapters dedicated to him and Iori's relationship instead of just one. This also means that Armadimon is now one of my favorite Digimon.
When you do start your rewatch of Zero Two, feel free to send me a message about your thoughts after each episode! Though it's been nearly two years since I've last rewatched it, I still remember a lot about Zero Two, and am always happy to discuss it with people.
Also, yes! I am so annoyed that the Zero Two kids are a non-entity in Tri. I still haven't watched the second movie, so I don't really know what the reaction was to the new Kaiser, but I would have thought that there would have been some mention in the first movie. Like "hey, we're fighting this really strong new Digimon, but let's not remark on us missing a few team members! Including the two that have the strongest Digimon on the team!" I am so salty about that. I really hope that whatever the plan is for the Zero Two Chosen, it's worth the wait and aggravation.
I'm already horribly behind on re-reading your story! I have a slightly good excuse though? I'm still reading through my entire Card collection, and just started on the last shelf of my collection. So I'm right at the end of Ender's Game and just have that series--and the graphic novels--to go through. But it's taking me longer to read through these books because I'm taking notes of little things that I've noticed now. I'm to the point where I can write a whole essay about the hints dropped on page 11 of Game (and have plans to actually write it and post it!)
And like you and your new avatar, I'm quite happy with my new profile picture. Though I doubt I would have changed it if it wasn't for that hacking!
Pffffft, ha ha no I hadn't. xD It definitely doesn't fit the trailer, but now I'm really curious as to what kind of dub we're getting. If the whole thing is in the style of the Adventure dubs, I'm definitely going to have to see this in a theater just for the crowd reaction.
You should put this in the anime forum's Digimon thread! Everyone there will love it, right? >:)
If it isn't widely known, maybe the forum could use a thread with tips for copying chapters in from word processors. If there's anyone out there who knows how to preserve italics, I definitely want to learn from their wisdom. Huge pain, italics.
By the way, how's your 02 retelling fic going? I felt like starting a rewatch of 02 the other day, then I thought, "Maybe a better idea to see if Asty's improved version is available first." ;)