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DJWalnut  ·  1548 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: It's Finally Here-- Anime Club Reviews: Serial Experiments: Lain

I liked SE:L. it's different from what I usually watch, but I've been meaning to branch out to different genres for a while now, so it was well worth watching for the Hubski anime club.

if anyone gave up on SE:L on the first few episodes, I'd encourage them to at least watch 1/2 of it before making up their mind. I had no clue what was going on at the end of the first episode, but things gradually began to make sense more and more each episode. SE:L dumps a lot on your plate and cleans up the mess as it goes.

one thing I'd like to comment on in the sound design. SE:L doesn't waste any of your time with the sound. you know how other shows will use background music to fill the space? none of that here. SE:L isn't afraid of silence. everything's meaningful, to the point where I began to question the meaning, if any of the humming of the power lines.

on the topic of anime club pacing, I think that 1 week was enough time to finish it. granted, I'm a student on summer beak and thus have ample time, but I was done the 18th. the trick is to watch as many episodes as you can in one sitting and skip the OP/ED after the first episode to save time; you're not missing anything and you're saving like 4 minutes. someone should do a poll of us to find out how long people took to finish

one last thing. was anyoine else disappionted with the character design of God? for the physical embodiement of God himself I expected something more along the lines of this. but wait, he wasn't really God, was he? no. not really.

anyways this has been great! i'm looking forward to the next round.




Difference  ·  1547 days ago  ·  link  ·  

It took me two days, but it looks like only 4 of us finished, when about 10 people said they would. Of course i'm just looking at who commented.

I am currently trying to decide if I'd like to try another series or not. There was a lot of hype but not much in terms of following through. Two weeks was too much time for me, but I have a lot more time than the average hubskier atm

Brenticus  ·  1542 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I tried, but I only managed to finish it today. Life was a little more important than anime for a while there. I would be interested in another one, and I should have more time from here on it seems like so I could probably jump into a future discussion on time.

I don't think two weeks was unreasonable - averages about an episode a day, which is doable for most people - but I agree with your other comments that more frequent posts would be better. Every three days, maybe, to discuss about three episodes (an hour of content) at a time?

edit: Also, if you're going to keep doing anime like this, more time is definitely better than less. I mean, I just finished it less than an hour ago and I don't have a whole lot to say other than "it was good" since it's the sort of thing that requires time to think about before you can discuss it very well.

DJWalnut  ·  1547 days ago  ·  link  ·  

>There was a lot of hype but not much in terms of following through.

to be expected, as this is the internet. the small absolute number can be explained due to Hubski's small size. maybe if we posted streaming links more people would follow through, as they would be able to fine it?

>but I have a lot more time than the average hubskier atm

likely. not all of us are on vacation.

>I am currently trying to decide if I'd like to try another series or not.

i'd do it. hubski's growing and thus ore people will show up eventually, and having content will attract them.

Difference  ·  1547 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I will probably do it again, but the time constraints will be smaller, and if I do a longer series there will be frequent updates/discussion. I think what happened here was

Oh! I'll watch this, yeah!

A week later they forgot about it because there was nothing to remind them..

So.. Yeah, if I do it again, I have to engage people who participate.

DJWalnut  ·  1547 days ago  ·  link  ·  

maybe a post per episode, with 2/3 days per episode?

Difference  ·  1546 days ago  ·  link  ·  

That would be fair, I would lean more towards 2 days myself. It still limits the length of the series, I feel. I would not be opposed to watching something with 50+ episodes, but as a group, that is quite difficult.

DJWalnut  ·  1544 days ago  ·  link  ·  

it seems like more people have posted. maybe that's because they fear they're late. but we did get more participants