These two definitely deserved a happy ending When I saw this video, I immediately started thinking of what I wish Genndy could have done for the last episode. More time. This episode definitely felt like it was being rushed, especially the scene where Jack Finally killed Aku. Ashi would have vanished the moment she felt Aku leave her. It doesn’t make sense for her to still stay in the past for a while and then tragically disappear on the day of Her and Jack’s wedding (which my guess is must have been a few months or years after they defeated Aku) . After Ashi dissapeared it would time skip to the day all traces of the damage that Aku had made were gone and everything was restored. it would zoom in to jack who was standing on one of the balconies in the palace, which was back to its rightful condition, looking over the land and admiring the beauty he had loved to watch when he was a boy, but unlike his young self he did not have a smile on his face. his mind drifting to Ashi. imagining her right by his side and the reaction she would have made as the leaves started to change for the coming fall. his back would be facing his parents as they looked at him with a sad expression on both their faces, knowing their son was still greaving the loss of the one he loved (Jack had told them about her when he had told them about the journey he endured in the future and the sacrifice she had made) and like any parent they went up to him and tried to comfort him, this was not the first time they had seen him like this. The Emperor tries to ease him by reminding him of the reason why Ashi had made the decision to return him back to the past and that was to prevent the horrendous actions Aku had laid waste to the people , to preserve the beauty that nature has made, and bring hope back to the people. None of those would have been possible if jack hadn’t showed her the truth and by grieving her death, he was her dishonoring her. Jack understands, its not his intention to dishonor her but even so it doesn’t make the memories of her less painful. though he had saved her from the lies she had been brought up in, she had saved him from losing hope, recalling the moment when she had saved him from committing Seppuku. He then excuses himself , saying that he needed to go for a ride to clear his mind. This is where the scene to this video would have come in and then maybe the scene of the wedding (minus her disappearing of course). I would have been okay if the wedding hadn’t occurred, I just wanted both of them to be happy. heavens knows they deserve it, after being raised in an abusive home(Ashi) , spending the majority of your life training ( Jack and Ashi), and traveling around for half a century before finally completing your mission (Jack). So apparently after all those years, those three gods don’t even have the decency to reward him or even thank him for getting rid of the thing that they themselves didn’t put the effort to take out. Note: I mean no offense to these gods, just criticizing the way they were portrayed in the show. BTW, just to make sure everyone knows, i didn’t make the video i just found it on youtube.
I am so happy you answered a 13 Reasons Why question! I wanted to ask you myself but never got around to it. I especially wanted to ask about the scene you briefly touched on in your previous answer. That generic "school shooting prep-kit" scene. I can't be the only one that saw the connections to Columbine, pipe bombs, almost (if not are) exact same weapons...I remember I was so hyped about this show and after watching it, not gonna lie I wanted to die more than I did beforehand.....(cont.)
….And the more I re-watch it, the angrier I get. Don’t even get me started on how the girl who killed herself told one of her “reasons why” to get over something she said. Show was a huge disappointment, they had a chance to send a message and they flopped so hard..
You mean you actually re-watch this piece of shit show? Whyyy? Are you a masochist? lol My advice is to stop. doing. that. It’s just triggering you. You “wanted to die more after the show.” That speaks volumes. Can I ask you why it made you feel more this way? I’d be curious what exactly about the show makes suicide alluring to you specifically? They may as well had been flashing subliminal “GO JUMP OFF A CLIFF AFTER YOU MAKE TAPES!” to viewers. They definitely did have a chance to be responsible and get a positive message out there for struggling youth and failed miserably. I hated the girl too. The moment I met her in the first episode it was an instant dislike and lack of sympathy for her over confident, cocky character. The actual suicide did not have to be shown in all it’s horrific glory. The suicide could easily have been implied without showing the entire thing. What a fuck up. What sickens me most of all is how the show has been hyped and praised and other teens now have to watch because others have told them ‘hey did you see this show..they show an entire suicide scene….’ It’s psychological sewage for your mind instead of chicken soup for your soul.
So I just saw [this post] on my dash and wanted to add on but the post was already super long so. Here are some things I’ve learned from about a decade of martial arts (both practicing, competing, and teaching) that might be useful for writers:
If your character practices martial arts at a school, know that every school will teach that particular style a little differently.
If your character doesn’t have flexibility/doesn’t stretch. they. will. hurt. themself. trying. to. kick. Even if it’s just waist-high. People who aren’t used to fighting will pull something.
People who have been training for a long time will have stronger hands/feet.
Grappling is dirty work. You’re on the ground, you’re grabbing what you can, it’s not as hot as you might think it is.
Holds/grappling/etc. are ingrained reactions. If someone grabs your wrist, reacting immediately is something that is a trained reaction. Same with throwing someone over your shoulder. The steps are practiced again and again and again until they’re gut reactions.
Building off that: even if you’ve trained with a million of these drills, real life is always a little different. You have to be ready to improvise.
For the love of all that is holy, karate is not a universal name for martial arts. There are usually modern/sport and traditional versions of martial arts. In my experience, bits and pieces from others will mix together. (for example, I learned a lot of aikido and judo learning self-defense in taekwondo)
The effectiveness of the way your character fights can depend a lot on where and how they learned how to fight.
This may not be important for writing fight scenes in general, but just as a side note: martial arts have philosophies. If your character is trained in a particular MA, make sure to do research on that philosophy. It might be important to your characterization.
Getting hit hurts. Unless you’ve been fighting for a while and are used to getting hit, you’re gonna be shocked.
The most strategic person is going to lose at least 80% of their thought-process when fighting. The RDJ Sherlock Holmes fight scenes? Where he thinks everything out? Nah man. A lot of fighting is muscle memory & practiced combos.
“Season one was all about the sensates getting to know what it meant to be a sensate. Now that we know more how to visit and share and we’re gaining control over it, we are together a lot, so the choreography is interesting.[…] Especially when all eight of us are in a scene, it’s very interesting to make sure we’re all doing the right thing and facing the right way, finding our light and not blocking anyone out. To see the way it all comes together in editing always blows my mind.” - Jamie Clayton