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6 pathetic excuses or justify your existence
cal_reflector From: cal_reflector Date: December 22nd, 2014 06:05 am (UTC) (Link)
That's why I didn't watch Akame; even beforehand I knew the story was notorious for "Like that character? Too bad she's DEAD!"

I only watched Amagi Brilliant Park and Mushishi this season. People are praising Shigatsu no Kimi no Usou, so I will go back to that.

Aside: You've written at least... three fics longer (much longer) than most romances. The Kaho entries from TD standout; each entry was basically a stand-alone chapter. I thought those were your most emotionally invested pieces of prose, and good enough to sell.

It doesn't need to be long; there's no required length. If you're wondering about to end the story, that's easy: make it happy.
mellowcandle From: mellowcandle Date: December 22nd, 2014 10:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
I liked Akame a lot more than I thought I would. The characters were great and there was quite a bit of humor sprinkled in. I'm glad I didn't know anything about it. The fun for me is watching the story unfold and not knowing what's going to happen next.

Ugh, but I don't like the piano boy show at all, but D does, so I'm stuck watching it, bleh.
cal_reflector From: cal_reflector Date: December 23rd, 2014 04:17 am (UTC) (Link)
Just watched episode 2. It was beautiful! Beautiful artwork, great music, love square, what's not to like?

I think you just don't like piano boys. Sakamichi no Apollon also had a piano boy as the lead, and you didn't like that either.

D has good taste.
mellowcandle From: mellowcandle Date: December 23rd, 2014 10:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
It relies way too much on voiceover, which is one of my least favorite dramatic devices, it's heavy-handed and subtle as a sledgehammer, the dialogue can be repetitive, and I don't connect to the characters at all.

I've never heard of Sakamichi no Apollon.
cal_reflector From: cal_reflector Date: December 23rd, 2014 10:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
Okay, I grant you the voiceovers were somewhat overdone. If there is one weakness of film as a story-telling medium compared to print, it's probably that. Film can't express character's unspoken thoughts and feelings without a voiceover (Shawshank Redemption). In print, there's italicized thoughts and third-person omniscient narrative or first-person narrative.

Also known as Kids on the Slope.
mellowcandle From: mellowcandle Date: December 23rd, 2014 11:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
Except the great thing about film/tv is you have tone of voice, facial expression, body language, that you would have to spell out in print. I never needed voiceovers to tell me about Rin and Haru's struggles. I got it from the art, their expressions, their reactions. It wasn't forced. When I see a character laying on the floor in front of a piano, asleep, sheets of music scattered everywhere, I don't need another character's voiceover telling me he was up all night playing; I got that from the visual. Have faith in your storytelling. Stop hitting me over the head with it.

Whatever it's called, I don't know what that is. You've got me mixed up with someone else, I guess.
6 pathetic excuses or justify your existence