Notes on Hyouka Part 0: Prologue

This is just an introduction to a series of posts I’ve had in mind for a while. The “official” first post, out of a possible 3 or more, will be up before Thursday. Assuming I don’t lose motivation before finish them all, the posts will go as follows.

  1. A vague comparison of the main characters of bot series (S.H. and Hyouka)
  2. A more detailed analysis and, depending on the length, might be divided on several posts, each focusing on an individual character.
  3. (Uncertain) If was unable to mention them in the previous posts I’ll try break up the arcs and small stories in Houyka and mark the resemblances between them and the S.H. ones

In all probability there will be a lot of Sherlock Holmes spoilers, ideally you should read all of the S.H. stories and novels and draw your own conclusions, then you wouldn’t need to go through my awful writing and we could all live happily ever after.

The post you are currently reading barely mentions Hyouka or Holmes and is only an explanation on how I ended up with the need to write about them. Frankly speaking, this post is neither interesting nor relevant to the others that’ll follow  so feel free to skip it, please skip it.

The reason why I’m publishing it is because the first paragraph of the promised-before-Thursday post will have no context without it. Also, taking into consideration this events took place more than a month ago, I’m publicly condemning myself to a deadline for it.

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Thoughts on evil penguin (part 2)

Wow, I’m on a roll, this must be fate. Anyway back to business. But first a confession.

Done, now,  another thing I really like about penguin drum the sense of urgency it gives, without saying anything I get the feeling that the hat doesn’t have much time either. I’m not sure if I’m the only one who sees it that way but it really gives away that feeling. So Continue reading

Charcoal Feather Federation

After being told off for my laziness I shall now write something with the hope of it being interesting, or at least funny. In the worst case scenario it will be readable.

So what’s hot? Haibane Renmei the new black is charcoal and not exactly that new. It was aired on 2002 but sure is hot (and by hot I mean likeable).  I like the feeling of melancholia that makes me feel all warm and fluffy inside. Also the music is amazing and has a contrasting effect, if feels cool and refreshing. A very interesting combination if you ask me.  Continue reading

12 Christmas moments of anime #5 One outs: the mastermind behind all baseball

I am late, but that doesn’t matter since we are still on 2010 and I hope to finish this before the year ends. I like to finish the things that I start (meaning that I LIKE to finish them, it doesn’t necessary imply that I actually finish them)

But I have absolutely no idea of what to write. I know what to do for my #1 and #2 but there are still 4 posts in the middle….. Ok I got flash of inspiration (a flash named manga updates)  so I better  finish this post before the inspiration disappears.

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Ergo Proxy 03 Mazecity

Back to usual business. In this meditation was like a culmination of what had happened in the previous two episodes, and finally an opening and I really like it 😀

Vincent Law wakes up in a train after dreaming weird stuff about, I guess his past. His phone rings, is his android only to find out that there is a conspiracy of some sort, after being shot (but not hit) runs away, trying to scape from the city and while doing so Continue reading

Ergo Proxy 02 Confession

I seriously need to get the rhythm of this thing, just learned how to use tags and how are different from categories… well just the position.

This sums up everything I guess

Back to matters of real interest:

In this second meditation we see a doubtful Re-I trying to get her head around the previous events. Trying to keep her composure but how could she believe in her own sanity if everyone around tells her otherwise? Even the robot’s voice (Iggy) gets deleted and to justify all this mess she is told that Vincent Law fancies her and has been stalking her. Good excuse actually because that actually might be true. Continue reading