July 18, 2016


You know how it is, you follow a link and then you follow another link and then you find a series you never considered before and decide to download it. So I ended up with a copy of the first Durarara!! series and watched 2.5 episodes of it before dropping it like a hot rock.

ANN categorizes it as "action, comedy, drama, mystery, supernatural, thriller" and it is all of those. They didn't mention "horror" but really should have. Ye Gods.

I got onto Wikipedia for the series, which is my main source for spoilers these days, and it has a separate page for main characters. Where I found out some stuff:

That seems so ridiculously out of character as to make me wonder if there's really any kind of coherency to the story telling at all.

The headless motorcycle rider is obviously the most interesting character in the series. I had seen her in fan art and so on and didn't know where she came from. Her story seems to be the center of this series, but I'm not willing to wade through all the other stuff just to learn the rest of it.

Actually, by the time I gave up, the series was nauseating me. Just not my kind of thing. So I'll be deleting it.

UPDATE: It's always hard to write a really good bad guy. The problem is coming up with a plausible motive for him, a reason why he's doing what he's doing and really wants to do it.

The bad guy this time,

And that's a cop out. It's just too easy to make your antagonist insane and vicious. It's lazy writing.

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1 Did the crime story kick in that early?  I must admit I was watching it for the Celty scenes as well.

Fair warning: You probably don't want to watch Baccano! either.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at July 18, 2016 05:18 PM (PiXy!)

2 Mikado getting involved in crime probably was later; it wasn't in the part I watched. But the part I did watch, with the attempted suicide, thoroughly revolted me.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at July 18, 2016 06:15 PM (+rSRq)


Posted by: The Brickmuppet at August 08, 2016 03:11 PM (/4jFR)

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