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Another FMA theory May. 16th, 2004 @ 04:41 am
Regarding the military and the uniforms. I don't think there's any spoilers here.

Why do all the uniforms look like crap! They don't fit anybody except Hughes! I figure, the army ordered exactly one size. One size fits all. But it doesn't! That's why Ed can't have one, because he's much too short to even attempt it. Look how bad it looks on Hawkeye and on Roy, and notice Breda always has his open, because it doesn't fit! Hughes's uniform fits only because it happens to be his size. One size fits Hughes. And no one else.

Haha, I'm so goofy. Beh :P

Fullmetal Alchemist: Al Must Die. May. 7th, 2004 @ 11:57 pm
But not because I want him to! (intensely spoilery)Collapse ) But somebody had to say it. And nobody's said it here yet. Until now.

Homosexuality and homoeroticism in anime... Apr. 1st, 2004 @ 11:29 pm
Hey everyone. I'm doing an independent research project on sexuality in animefor an upcoming symposium, particularly examining the frequent appearance of homosexual themes and/or homoeroticism. I have my own ideas of what I'm going to say, but I was curious as to if any of you had some theories on the subject. Examples I'm planning to use include Sailor Neptune and Sailor Uranus from Sailor Moon (of course) and Revolutionary Girl Utena, with possible bits from Fushigi Yuugi, Evangelion, and Vampire Princess Miyu.

Yeah, so any of your thoughts/theories are welcome, as well as suggestions on further anime examples. Or if you'd like to ask me about my preliminary ideas, that's welcome, too. :)

Thanks in advance!
Current Music: The Strokes - Take It Or Leave It

hello everybody! Mar. 2nd, 2004 @ 01:08 pm
Good idea for a community :D From time to time I'll probably be unloading some theories of mine. And I tend to stretch waaaaaaaaaay out there ^^;

Like Kenshin
cut to save space though I'm not writing muchCollapse )


More Bebop stuff (what can I say? I'm an addict.) Mar. 1st, 2004 @ 05:24 pm
In the last (2-part) episode of Cowboy Bebop, Spike and Jet each tell a story that is very revealing of each character's nature. If you manage to see this episode without understanding both characters and the fundamental difference between them, you obviously weren't paying very close attention (though, everything's so animated so beautifully, who could blame you?). Anyway, both stories are loaded with symbolism. and I have spoilery things to say about themCollapse )

x-posted to anime & anime_theories
Current Music: Words That We Couldn't Say
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» Famous Anime Children
I often wonder who the child stars of anime are going to grow up to be. And I have some ideas. But I probably spelled everyone's name wrong, so forgive me.

Edward Wong-Hao Pepelu Tivrusky IV - she's so ... out there. How could she grow up to be anyone but Haruhara Haruko? Sure, she seems naive for a 13 yr old, but we all know Haruko is much much older than 19. She may be 100 for all we know -- she's conceivably an alien who can travel through time. And Edward is just the sort of genius to create a time machine. Plus her adventures with the Bebop crew will make her hungry for exploration, during which time she will develop her genius and begin to apply it more to human nature than to computers and gadgets. As in Bebop, there will be nothing she can't accomplish. Until she meets Atomsk, which will change her goal in life. But her basic attitude and intelligence will never change. She'll just get craftier about it.

Nandaba Naota - he sure did learn a lot in 6 episodes. He's learned that it's OK to have a good time, and to be honest and open about his feelings. He knows there's a world outside Mabase, because Haruko went there and came back, and his brother went there, and Mamimi went there. He's not likely to stick around much after high school. Is that when he turns to a life of boobies and crime, and becomes Arsene Lupin III? This one takes a little more imagination, because we do know a little about Lupin's past. But work with me here. We know Naota likes the boobies. We know he thinks Mabase town is teh s uck. We know he would prefer adventure to running a bakery and printing tabloid magazines. All he needs is one theft to get his adrenaline going, and he'll be off and running. Running from Zenigata. (OK, if I really stretch, I can get Masashi and Gaki into Goemon and Jigen. But now I'm just being silly.)

Yes, this one is very FLCL centric, but I'll have more later.
» Cowboy Bebop
It just hit me this morning as I was toweling off after taking a shower: Spike is an orphan. I don't have anything to back this up other than my own intuition, though. I seem to have a sixth sense about orphans in anime, and I'm always attracted to anime men who are later revealed to have been orphaned at a young age. Of course, there's no reason that this sort of information would ever be revealed about Spike in the course of canon events, and since I don't really know what it is that I latch onto in these characters that are orphans, I can't really say why this is true. Any thoughts on this?
» 1st post!
Mostly filler, I know. This community exists for the express purpose of discussing theories about animated material.

Notice something interesting and esoteric in a cartoon that you think nobody else noticed or even cared about? Notice parallels between two completely different shows? You can talk about the significance of the Ring Cycle in Looney Tunes shorts, about how the Nietzschean übermensch ideal is played out in Cowboy Bebop, analyze a character's personality, explain why the science of a certain show just wouldn't work in real life, or... well, anything like that. I know I'm not the only one who thinks about these things...
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