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  1. icomeanon6
    October 1st, 2016 5:31 PM
    Lol, I almost wrote that Iori should have gotten Purity and Miyako should have gotten Knowledge, but I was thinking I'd wait a few episodes to see how well Purity fits Miyako.

    I think the blogger's explanation is a stretch. The search for inner truth I would call the pursuit of Wisdom rather than Knowledge. Also, the post sets up a false choice. The assumption that Iori would get Love if not Knowledge is peculiar. My first guess for a reassignment would be Love/Knowledge for Miyako and Sincerity/Purity for Iori. I don't think you'd have to swap their partners in that case; you'd instead have to think up 2 different evolved forms out of 4 for them. Basically, I wouldn't say these characters need a "switch" so much as a comprehensive rewrite of their arcs. It's definitely not a quick fix, but that's what happens when you have a fundamentally flawed story, heh. :P
  2. icomeanon6
    October 1st, 2016 2:23 PM
    Episode 5:

    This is the first 02 episode that I straight-up don't like. The formula is starting to get repetitive, and that whole "Iori is kind of like Koushiro plus Jou!" exchange was so on-the-nose it was embarrassing. The weird thing is that so far there's been so little about his character that makes me think "Crest of Knowledge," unlike "Crest of Sincerity." Pretty much all of his characterization has been about his strict personal code, not his curiosity or intellect. Unrelated, why'd they build a sled? They didn't look so far away that they couldn't just fly to the tower from the beginning.

    (Btw, I'm posting the last chapter of my Digimon fic a week from now. Still no comments, not even on FFNet. >_< )
  3. icomeanon6
    September 30th, 2016 5:54 PM
    (I've decided I'm not going to restrict myself to two sentences when I have more to say about an episode--as that just results in really tortured sentence structure--but this will still be pretty short.)

    Episode 4:

    The open contempt that Daisuke and Jun show for each other stands in stark contrast to the other sibling relationships in Digimon (like Taichi/Hikari, Yamato/Takeru), and it reminds me much more of the relationship I had with my siblings when I was Daisuke's age. What especially hit home was how confused and upset the closer siblings get when they see Daisuke's feelings toward Jun. Takeru of course played it cool like he does about everything (perhaps because he heard Jun badmouth Daisuke as well), but Yamato and Hikari really went off on him. Daisuke may have an attitude problem, but I think Hikari in particular was being a little pre-judgmental (she "hates" people like that) whether the writers wanted her to come across that way or not.
  4. icomeanon6
    September 29th, 2016 5:41 PM
    You got it! I've always run out of steam whenever I've tried to rewatch 02, but this should help me stay focused.

    I put my thoughts on Confession in the thread (which I get the impression tends to be dominated by those two guys arguing ad nauseum about canon minutiae...). Definitely my favorite of the Tri movies so far. What'd you think?
  5. icomeanon6
    September 29th, 2016 3:47 PM
    Episode 3:

    This episode has literal puppy-kicking, and I would deduct points for a lack of subtlety if it didn't segue nicely to the scene with Ken's one-spectator-animal-cruelty-coliseum (speaking purely from a stadium-design-geek standpoint, it's an interesting contrast to have a coliseum that's designed to please the emperor rather than placate the masses). I remember thinking that Nefertimon and Pegasmon were way less cool than Angewomon and Angemon, and I remembered correctly--heck, they pale in comparison to Fladramon and their attacks are visually uninspired IMO.
  6. icomeanon6
    September 28th, 2016 4:00 PM
    Episode 2:

    The main point I think where 02 suffers in comparison to Adventure is the relative lack of suspense and uncertainty, as it becomes clear in episode 2 that at the end of the day the kids are going to be safe at home as opposed to stranded in a mysterious world full of things trying to kill them. Also, no kid today would use a D-Terminal because they're so big and bulky (much closer in size to a Game Gear than to a smartphone) and when I noticed this I felt really old--thanks, Digimon.
  7. icomeanon6
    September 27th, 2016 4:59 PM
    Well, you asked for it, so I'm now rewatching Digimon Adventure 02 and am going to VM you with a two-sentence review of each episode until I'm done, until I get bored, or until you ask me to shut up. :D Just so we're on the same page, I'll be using PositronCannon's subs. I've actually seen only about half of the Japanese version of the show, so I'm interested to see how it differs from the dub in the second half.

    Away we go!

    Episode 1:

    It's weird how matter-of-fact the show is about big changes since Adventure, like those PDA-things that hold the digimentals and the gates in the computers. I'd forgotten that from the beginning they portray Ken like a kid who's taking a misanthropic approach to a video game--I recall the dub portrayed him more as a cackling-cartoon-madman until they saw where the script was going.
  8. icomeanon6
    September 21st, 2016 5:20 PM
    Boo, that stinks. :( Don't worry, I won't bomb you with spoilers.
  9. icomeanon6
    September 15th, 2016 5:07 PM
    Did you make it to the Tri dub? My reaction is surprisingly positive! :D
  10. Archy
    September 13th, 2016 4:36 PM
    Oh! well hope you can do that :)

    Hmm well not bad! just routine and all. Dealing with school, last couple of months for me!
  11. Archy
    September 13th, 2016 4:31 PM

    How are things? :)
  12. Fairy
    September 1st, 2016 8:41 AM
    was just about to pop in and say that your avatar is great but it looks like i was beaten to the punch lol
  13. colours
    August 28th, 2016 4:16 PM
    insert another "PLEASE KEEP YOUR AVATAR IT IS SO ADORABLE" AEgktjlaethaeoithaeigaet here
  14. bobandbill
    August 28th, 2016 3:51 AM
    Haha, no worries. Slowly I will learn more about the ways of the admincp.

    Hmm. Frozen yogurt is alright imo, but I rarely eat it. Just tend to have ice cream instead.

    And no worries there. Rant away!
  15. bobandbill
    August 26th, 2016 5:49 PM
    I did the thing!

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