Tuning My Memory: Rewatching Anime in 2010 featuring RahXephon and the Memory of Evangelion

We Remember Love

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Rewatching shows is a fundamental part of my anime hobby. The primary reason is to remember the good times, the excitement, the love I experienced watching my favorite shows. Rewatches are a big part of updating my list of favorites. Sometimes, I rewatch shows to confirm my opinion of them, sometimes to validate these opinions and feelings in relation to those I’ve encountered elsewhere.

I reread manga too, though this year I’ve only done so for Genshiken, which resulted in some thinking on my part, discussed elsewhere.

Show’s I’ve rewatched this year:

  • Neon Genesis Evangelion
  • RahXephon
  • Mobile Suit Gundam 00
  • Summer Wars
  • Diebuster!
  • I Can Hear the Sea
  • Macross: Do You Remember Love? (must watch every 9/11)
  • Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory
  • Macross Frontier
  • Mobile Suit Gundam Char’s Counterattack
  • Bakemonogatari

I am due to rewatch Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket. Why?

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Things Change: A Reflection on Teen Titans( Repost from March 24)

Things were never the way you remember. Things change, Beastboy. The girl you want me to be is just a memory. – Terra ( Things Change) ( Warner Brothers & Cartoon Network).

When I originally viewed ” Things Change” as a child, the ending left me feeling sad and disappointed. My wish was for Terra to rejoin the Titans and pursue a relationship with Beastboy.

~Tangent~ 

Terra and Beastboy were my first “ship pairing” way before I knew what “shipping” even is. I enjoyed their chemistry and how they acted silly around each other. Also Beast Boy never gave up on Terra even when she switched sides. His complete and utter devotion to her is admirable and remarkable.

~Tangent over~ 

Over a decade later, my feelings toward the ending have changed since I understand  the episode’s message.

Things change because change along with growing up is a natural  part of life. Memories aren’t always how you remember them especially when you take off the rose- tinted  glasses and begin to view them from an analytical lens. Life goes on and things are ever-changing in the world no matter how much people attempt to fight against it and have things remain the same forever.

This thought scared me placing me in a paralyzing fear growing up  because I was so accustomed with my life being  in a constant unbreakable pattern. This pattern gave a sense of security and stability.  Once shattered,I’d feel insecure and lost wondering “What should do I now?”. I’m not a big fan of “change” in general but I’m learning to accept it and adapt to its unpredictability.

As another point the episode taught me that sometimes matters in life are left unresolved without a quick resolution.

Teen Titans is still one of the best cartoons ever to premiere on t.v.  Like many great cartoons, it was canceled way before its prime with a whole lot of potential for  more story arcs and a Season 6.

Understanding Piracy in Anime and How to Stop it.

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Piracy has existed as long as humans have walked the earth. Piracy is just the use of intellectual property without the consent of the author or not paying for it. Throughout the history, humans have pirated my things which include ideas, invitations, books, battle strategies, blueprints, recipes, art style, writing styles, languages, religion anything which can be thoughts and exists in our mind has pirated and used by people without the consent of the author. But with the rise of digital platforms, it has become easier to pirate artwork and entertainment media and anime is one of them. Many people talk about piracy in anime but fail to understand piracy and how it affects a medium. In this post, I will try to explain factors which affect piracy and medium which piracy is prevalent and how to reduce it because piracy cannot be stopped but it can be reduced. Let’s…

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What is the Appeal of Anime? (Part 1?)

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In short, what makes you like Anime. As in my post about art, I said that art is subjective, and also can be explained objectively. So here is the objective part.

1. Anime is Different.

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It is just different that any other medium out there, it is not bound by  culture, religion, ideology. It is free from any social expectations. Anime does not afraid to offend people of any race, religion, sex or culture. In the time of restrictive art, anime stands different from all other media of expression. ‘An art knows no bound’ this phrase is only true with anime these days. So here it is anime is different, it is free, it is the pure expression of self.

2. Anime represents our true selves and our inner child.

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As a child, our imagination was very strong. We think ourselves from a dark villain to the hero of justice…

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Valerian Review

Reviewing All 56 Disney Animated Films And More!

Today I had the chance to see Luc Besson’s new film Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. It is an epic scifi fantasy film and I really enjoyed it. I’ve read other reviews with all kinds of criticisms and for whatever reason most of those critiques just didn’t bother me. I was thoroughly entertained while watching this film.

As you can probably tell from the trailer, the greatest strength of Valerian is the amazing visuals. Besson has created not only one beautiful world like they do in a movie like Avatar but he has created dozens of worlds and they are all beautiful. I was dazzled by the visuals in this movie. The pacing is also really strong as it clips along from one scene to another it doesn’t give you much time to focus on the problems.I particularly loved a sequence where there is a hologram market…

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The Secret of Living. . .

Keep On Moving

The whole thing about living is all about making decisions.

Every decision that you make in life leads to another decision and every path you take leads to another choice!

There are choices in life that change you and make life connects itself.

And of course, there are those that completely destroy your life and make you feel as if you are breathing underwater!

Good luck to you! Good luck in life. Good luck in everything that you want to do. Don’t be afraid of making decisions. It won’t be fair!

Don’t feel too bad if you have hurt or destroyed relationships solely because of the choices that you have made in your life!

Every choice and decision, regardless how hurtful, are all lessons that you have to learn to get to the place that you want to be!

Here’s a sad truth, regardless what you do, you will always…

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Words of Encouragement. . .

Keep On Moving

“Don’t just learn, experience.
Don’t just read, absorb.
Don’t just change, transform.
Don’t just relate, advocate.
Don’t just promise, prove.
Don’t just criticize, encourage.
Don’t just think, ponder.
Don’t just take, give.
Don’t just see, feel.
Don’t just dream, do.
Don’t just hear, listen.
Don’t just talk, act.
Don’t just tell, show.
Don’t just exist, live.”
Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

Photo credit: Pinterest.

Daily Prompt:

Control
Better
Quicken

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