September 19, 2007
Wonderduck is running a caption contest for a fan service picture. Surely your interest is piqued by that?
UPDATE: While I'm just tossing weird links around, here's a creepy one. The last episode of the series School Days got yanked at the last minute and was replaced by 28 minutes of scenery shots, things like German castles.
Why? Well, probably because it involved some sort of bloody murder, and yesterday in RL a Japanese school girl murdered her father with an axe.
I think that series is off my list, regardless.
There are only three bad ending out of 20, but they're pretty bloody. The male lead is such an indecisive womanizer that some fans of the game that the anime is based on consider the "good ending" to be the one where he dies. Some of the comments seem to be on the same wavelength.
Posted by: Jim Burdo at September 20, 2007 01:52 AM (Nmago)
Posted by: atomic_fungus at September 20, 2007 03:54 AM (09bA0)
I've been watching "School Days" and I think you're right, SDB: I know you don't like angst, and this one required about a truckload of it. As a longtime "Marmalade Boy" and "Hana Yori Dango" fan, tho, I can take it!
But the way ep 11 ended, there isn't so much as a clue as to what comes next, and I was anticipating a bad end for the male lead, who is a jerk. (I wrote a couple spoiler-laden blog entries about the series.)
The good news is that the producers of the show apparently didn't go for the ending of maximum cheesitude, anyway. That is some (small) consolation. For not getting to see the end! Argh
Posted by: atomic_fungus at September 20, 2007 04:05 AM (09bA0)
Having the last episode be bloody is hardly a surprise. We're talking about a game for which the first licensed goods included a cleaver and a butcher knife monogrammed with the game's logo (in fact, I saw the cutlery before I ever saw the game.)
Apparently some of the scenery shots ended up on 4chan, where one anonymous wag posted "Nice boat." as his entire comment on the situation, along with a shot of a boat in the scenery.
In a bizarre twist, somebody took a screen shot and back-imported it into Japan, where it has rapidly become a meme - the Nico video of the scenery program now has dozens of "NICE BOAT" comments on it. I guess it's the funniest thing in the world if you're Japanese. ;p Good to know that they're keeping a sense of humor about the whole thing...
Posted by: Avatar_exADV at September 20, 2007 04:24 AM (LMDdY)
Posted by: Wonderduck at September 20, 2007 04:44 AM (CJ5+Y)
Posted by: Jim Burdo at September 20, 2007 05:35 AM (Nmago)
Posted by: mparker762 at September 20, 2007 03:32 PM (v3OTF)
Enclose all spoilers in spoiler tags:
[spoiler]your spoiler here[/spoiler]
Spoilers which are not properly tagged will be ruthlessly deleted on sight.
Also, I hate unsolicited suggestions and advice. (Even when you think you're being funny.)
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