..Your desire for hope, justice, and faith for a better tomorrow will ignite a spark that will guide you to the end of the darkest dungeon; a fire that burn the roots of desolation growing beneath your soul; or a burning sword that will help you confront you deepest fears - any problem will be conquered, as long as you don’t lose your hope in every single one of your heart beats.
How much you want to bet the new WIXOSS movie will be a cheap copy of the 3rd Madoka Magica Movie?
I mean, Rebellion is not a good movie by any stretch of the word, but knowing how the existence of the WIXOSS anime is almost a copy of Madoka Magica with cards it wouldn’t surprise me if they try to erase the happy ending it had in their second season.
This has got to me among the most pathetic anime in existence, and I say this because Selector Spread Wixoss tries to be suspenseful, dramatic and edgy; but at the end of the day it ends up being dreadful, pathetic and honestly atrocious from beginning to end.
The story starts simple: A girl meets a magical creature that promises her a wish, but what she never realizes is that the price for her wish would cost with agony and despair… or at least that is what the show wants to be. Instead, the show relies too much with victimizing their main protagonists, to the point that it feels almost forced. The narrative of the events they go through felt rather stupid (i.e. Akira stopping three teenagers from getting away from her), and the drama is as flat as a pancake (i.e. Tomoe’s sad story of not having any friends). And because of such, some of the plot-twist and plot-points are very unoriginal. In fact, this show used to make me angry for trying to rip-offa better show that came out a few years before this one…
But rather than getting upset by how this show is an obvious knock-off of Madoka Magica, I dislike how they tried so hard to make care for the characters in WIXOSS. I mean sure, the girls were going through some crazy stuff, but I found it extremely hard to root for characters that are selfish, generic or down right boring. Ruuko was as bland as grits, Tama is completely dumb, Iona is a boring villain, Akira is a c*nt, and the rest of the characters are forgettable. But the uninteresting characters is not the only reason why I disliked the show…
Throughout S.I. WIXOSS, the girls ask for some of the most retarded wishes that they could easily achieve without magic. Moreover, the wishes for some of the main characters are both gross and selfish, like wishing your sibling to fall in love with you. Now, I know they are young, but who would ask for some silly wishes? Come on…
In addition to all of the character’s wishes, the lesbian undertones (or should I say overtones) were highly used for the sake of fanservice (specially Iona’s dialogue), and it completely derailed the mood of the show. (i.e. “Let me do it with you Ruuko…”)
The only good thing I can think of the show is the art style it had (the calm colors, the paintbrush textures and dark color schemes), but that is not saying much. In fact, sometimes the art would look rather tacky (Specially when they would try to put too much shadows in a bright day). And the soundtracks for the show really didn’t fit with Wixoss, specially the electronic/dubstep tracks.
To be honest, I wasn’t expecting nothing from the show, if anything, I was hoping it could blow the expectations I had - just a simple card game show for kids. Sadly, it made me feel just nauseous after watching the whole season, specially that last episode. The show tried too hard to be edgy and it wants us to care for characters that are bland/selfish, leading to an abomination of a show. I warn everyone to to stay away from Selector Spread Wixoss!
Why does it always have to be the girls who get to have magical powers? Come on people, I demand gender equality!
Ruuko’s granma is the only somewhat cool character in this show! (Probably because she is the one who is not stupid)
If I had a dollar for every time they say the word “BATTORU!!”…
Most of the LRIG’s costumes look either bland and boring, or completely slutty… UGH.
I wanted to like Sword Art Online… but I couldn’t.
Instead, I feel completely insulted after watching the WHOLE 24 episodes of Sword Art Online… How can such a nice and interesting concept, with great animation and astonishing soundtrack, can possibly fail??
Well, to begin with, the main characters are just plain awful…
Kirito lacks a LOT of personality, yet he always get the chicks around him (EVEN HIS FREAKING SISTER… or cousin, whatever….) and he’s very overpowered.
Asuna went from being a bad*ss heroine to a simple damsel in distress, and many characters/villians are POORLY DEVELOPED, or BARELY APPEAR IN THE SERIES….
And that’s not it.
Add up the tons of moments were the rules established are somehow broken (Love cures Paralysis???, Kirito can resurrect from life after getting stabbed??), the side-stories that serves no purpose to the main story whatsoever, the HUGE time lapse between episodes (I seriously disliked that), the fact that even after the incident of SAO the people are still USING THE NERVEGEAR!, the fact that we never get to see what waa going on outside the world of SAO (Like what was happening to the families of the victims, or how the police was trying to find the creator, or just anything!) And the fact that they tried to make every scene as a serious moment (Or insert pointless booty shots. Come on, I’m a guy but I still find no purpose whatsoever for that.)
But what really drove me crazy enough to post this text is the main “villian” of the first arc of SAO….
After the final fight, Kirito and Asuna are in what seems to be VideoGame Heaven, and Kirito asks the main villian why did he do such a horrible things to thousands of people…. and…..I’m quoting here…
He said …”I forgot a long time ago”…
let me repeat…
I MEAN, WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT!?!?
I literally felt pain after watching that scene, and the second arc of this story did not help at all (Asuna in a cage, her sister/cousin has the hots for Kirito, some random guy want to marry Asuna even if he’s in comma… oh jeez..)
….I’m sorry if you like this anime, but I was really hoping to enter into the anime world again, and feel as happy as I did with Death Note or Elfen Lied. Those animes knew how to blend in Reality with Fantasy… but SAO didn’t.
I’ll put it simple, if this anime didn’t care enough to EXPLAIN what was going on to us, then why should WE care about this show.
Transparent is far better than most of the mainstream LGBT shows I’ve seen (mostly because Jeffery Tambor’s performance) , and yet it still manages to be disappointing.
To make it clear, Maura’s is by far the one of best transgender person I’ve seen on TV or movies, since her character is so well written and down to earth. And to be honest, I like the fact that she decides to become who she really is, and we see how she worked hard to get through her process of becoming a woman.
Unfortunately, the rest of his family are just unlikable. In fact, the whole reason I have a hard time caring for them is because they never tried to make them any way relatable. And I know these kids are also dealing with their own sexuality issues, and that they are supposed to develop throughout the series. However, since episode one I could hardly like them, specially for how narcissistic they are.
And to top it all off, the fact that each character has a heavy story line makes the show too heavy handed. I hear people saying that this show truly portrays a dysfunctional family, but there’s no point of doing this if you can’t even get me to care for one of them. Maybe I’m too hard to please, or I just get fed up on how a show tries to make me want to invest my emotions with selfish characters…
I am happy to see the LGBT community being well represented in the mainstream media, but we’re still have a long way to go…
- Why is this show even considered a comedy? It’s barely funny…
- At least this show is way better than Queer as Folk (That show can ROT IN HELL)
After watching the movie Source Code, starting Jake Gyllenhaall & Michelle Monaghan, I couldn’t resist making a drawing out of the film.
The acting was good, the concept was great, and the story was interesting and mysterious at the same time; and personally, I consider it as one of my best and favorites Sci-Fi & Mystery movies of all time :)
I can’t believe it took me this long to understand what this song was about… And boy, it’s TERRIBLE!
But before I start ranting, let me make this clear: I have nothing against Sam Smith. In fact, I believe he’s a very talented singer, but his songs aren’t as powerful as his voice.
Back when Sam Smith was starting to peak the charts, I never paid attention to the overall meaning of his songs. This is mostly because I got distracted by his vocals. His voice is phenomenal, and very emotional. It’s rare to hear guys sing in such a passionate way like Smith does. But, at the same time, I never became a fan of him or ever purchased his music because there was always something about his songs that was making me feel strange. And until now I found the reason why - his lyrics.
Stay With Me might sound like a romantic ballad for that someone you want to be by your side. But in reality, this is a song about a guy with low self-esteem seeking love from strangers.
And if you don’t believe me, read the first verse of the song:
Guess it’s true, I’m not good at a one-night stand
But I still need love ‘cause I’m just a man
These nights never seem to go to plan
I don’t want you to leave, will you hold my hand?
Basically, he just had sex with some random guy, but it didn’t turn out as good as he expected. But the reason he went with it anyways is because he feels lonely and needs “love”.
Suure…. Love and Lust are the same thing. Right everyone? *sarcasm*
It’s clear to me that this person has been damaged emotional and psychologically. And in order to feel better, he ends up looking for love in the wrong places, which is by sleeping with strangers. The song knows this because it clearly states that this was a “One-Night Stand” and that he did it because “he still needs love.” And, in addition to the seek for love, these sentences prove that Smith (or the person in the song) confuses lust with love.
And you know, I understand there are lonely people who love to feel that emotion of satisfaction from another person. But, there’s a big difference between love and lust. No matter how good you feel when you’re having sex with someone, that feeling is going to fade away once it’s over. But, if you love somebody, you can enjoy that happy feeling the rest of the time, even after sleeping with your partner.
To prove my point, Smith later starts acting like a complete creep:
Oh, won’t you stay with me?
‘Cause you’re all I need
This ain’t love, it’s clear to see
But darling, stay with me.
He starts begging that stranger to not leave, asks him if he could hold his hand and to stay with him because apparently he’s all he needs. Dude, you just said not so long ago that you had sex with him because of your “bear necessities” as a man… Isn’t that enough?
But sadly, this does prove my point mentioned before. Smith is (or was) psychologically and emotionally damaged, and he’s seeking for any sort of attention, even if it’s from a stranger he just hooked up with.
At this point, I don’t see why people treat this song as romantic or beautiful. It’s downright terrible!. In fact, I just feel sorry for Smith. Being infatuated with a guy who you just met is a sign you need to improve who you are.
And honestly, I was hoping this song was going to address how damaged he is, and how your self-esteem plays an important part of reaching for love. Or so I thought at the beginning of the second verse…
Why am I so emotional?
No, it’s not a good look, gain some self-control
And deep down I know this never works
But you can lay with me so it doesn’t hurt.
He’s admitting he is going crazy over this one random dude, and realizing that his attempts to make him stay aren’t going to work. But, after saying all of this, he keeps asking the guy to stay by his side, EVEN THOUGH HE JUST SAID THAT IT WAS WRONG, AND IT WOULDN’T WORK! What the heck?!?
So, to summarize this, he’s doing something wrong, he knows that what he’s doing is wrong, and he still goes along with it. WHY??? I know that not all songs have to be perfect and colorful, but this is just giving the wrong message to people.
You see, I have been in situations like these, where you have the urge of seeking love in the wrong places. But I learned that the reason I never got out of that hole was not only because I didn’t try looking in the right places, but because I didn’t love myself. I didn’t value the kind of person I was back then, and because of such I never tried to do better. This situation is not limited to me only. There are many, and I mean many people who have a hard time valuing themselves for what they are - the LGBT community is a great example too!
I feel this song could have spoken to all of the people within this community, including myself, who have struggled with loving themselves for who they are and for what they’re worth, and it could’ve showed us that we can’t expect love from anybody else if we can’t love ourselves first, or that we won’t find love in one-night stands. This is very important, because we now live in the generation where sex can be achieved by just reaching your smartphone. But nope, Smith decides to not jump the board, and it ends up as a creepy song.
And yes, I am aware that this song was written because of Sam Smith’s failed relationship with a guy, and many will probably defend this song because it was probably written just to describe how he felt. But why didn’t he even try to jump ahead of every other song like this. In his interview with The FADER, he states that he was in a bad relationship:
“In the Lonely Hour is about a guy that I fell in love with last year, and he didn’t love me back. I think I’m over it now, but I was in a very dark place. I kept feeling lonely in the fact that I hadn’t felt love before. I’ve felt the bad things. And what’s a more powerful emotion: pain or happiness?”
What’s hard to understand for many people is that pain and loneliness have been sung before, in many ways and by many singers. But what make songs about this topic stand out, like “All By Myself” for example , is that they just don’t say that it feels horrible to be lonely, it’s also conveying the message that happiness can be reached, as long as you’re willing to get out of that hole you’re trapped on. Smith barely attempts to do this, and when he does, he goes back into mediocrity. And this applies to the rest of the songs I’ve listened from his album.
Come on Smith, you’re an awesome singer, you can do better than this!!
Sorry for the typos, but I just couldn’t stop typing this.
I am always looking for new spins on music genres, but if you want to add rap to a country song, PLEASE DON’T DO IT LIKE THIS! It’s sounds awful…
Either sing your narration, or transition from talking to singing smoothly. Mixing your narration with singing in random part of the song breaks the flow. Plus, it makes it sound like you forgot how to sing your own song…