You recommended a manga to Nik and Chris? That's really cool. When I heard they were talking about Fukushima I couldn't help but think of you so I'm not surprised you gave the rec? What was the other series you recommended? Because I think they said they'd read that series too so that's pretty awesome that you did that.
Also... You might have already watched it but... I wanted to recommend a tv show called Community to you. You've probably already seen other people on the forum talking about how great it is... and well it's really awesome. It's one of my favorite shows of all time, and I highly appreciate the writers of the show for creating such wonderful humor and characters. Highly recommended if you haven't already checked it out.
Wait 5 is really the worst one? Why? I know "worst Wire season" is actually still basically a compliment but what exactly is wrong with it? Like what specifically? I'm on the 3rd episode so far and the main thing that annoys me is McNulty cheating on Beadie with random hookers. Yeah I know they weren't technically married or anything but it still felt very disrespectful to her. I'm also not sure how I feel about the serial killer thing. It just seems a little out there for the show.
I also sort of wanted to hear your thoughts on the ending of Negima. You've already discussed it at length so it'll probably be a repeat but... I guess my question is does it ruin the series for you? Cause I personally don't mind crappy endings *too* much but the presence of a crappy beginning and ending is definitely a little much. Also, I haven't been posting on the site much over the past few years but I think I'll try to post more frequently from now on. Probably can't post too much since I surprisingly have a fairly busy life but I'll at least try to post as much as possible. I still like this forum because of the awesome people on it, which believe it or not, you were actually one of. Keep it cool man!
You watched the Wire! Kickass man! I'm on Season 5 right now and it really is incredible! If I had to rank the seasons I think it would be something like 4>2>1>3 with 5 being undecided so far. To be honest I kinda thought they were all roughly equal, I think I liked 2 cause I just liked its message a whole lot. I actually wanted to talk to you because I heard how Reborn ended and... wow. I'd really like to hear your thoughts on it. I've been checking out your tumblr and it's a pretty good read, update it as much as you can.
Hey Lion, I know you're a big Holmes fan so I wanted to know if you've seen the cbs show Elementary and what your thoughts on it were.
If you haven't, I will say this. It's a CBS crime procedural through and through so I don't know if that's your cup of tea. No ongoing storylines so far, and this isn't an homage with a reference to Holmes and his story every 5 seconds nor are the cases based of old Holmes stories, nor is there a Moriarty.
That said, I feel like unlike Sherlock or even House, Elementary makes Sherlock less more human like and not cynical about the world which is a breath of fresh air.
So I want to know, is there something you can say about Negima that would make me want to read it ? I basicly don't know anything about it so I'm open to suggestion.
Omar wasn't a chess piece at all, he was outside that stuff. Respect for the character has nothing to do with it, the Wire never cared about that.
Yeah all of that would happened, you seem to be confusing the viewer opinion of Omar with the in universe one. Omar was a perfect choice as well because he was the one character viewers might have seen as fully positive even though he's a criminal, and the show reminded us that guys like him still have negative impacts. If someone like Marlo died like that it wouldn't work. And you're confusing messages, there was never any theme about old being replaced by new. It's more cynical than that, it's showing that it all a cycle that reproduces the same thing, that the city is caught in this shitty circle. Bubbles escapes to be replaced by Dukie, Omar dies to be replaced by Michael, Carver becomes a great cop but corruption continues thanks to Herc. It's not about generations, it's about nothing much having actually changed. The Wire is supposed to make us think about broken systems that need change, not show change happening.
Seems to me you're making too Wire mistakes, thinking of Omar as like a melodrama character, and expecting BOOMS for ends. I had this sort of trouble too, but like you should be used to it by season 5. Season 1 sure gets you off on that feeling.
There are still some slice of life stuff in the series so don't worry. Its just weird slice of life.
Oh and about Kumagawa, just wait until chapter 88, for that is the chapter where he went from "a fun villain" to "the best character" for most people.
Head of Chopper fanclub
It was the blurst of times
What's wrong with you!
Leaveth a tone, biatch!
~Go with the flow~