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A Kudzu post on Kudzu stories.

We don’t really get properly complicated, sprawling stories in anime much. I suppose there is Legend of the Galactic Heroes, but I haven’t watched it and am saving it for a particularly severe bout of disillusionment with anime, if ever it happens. I hope it does, because otherwise I’ll never get to watch it, and will hoard the promise of watching it too long and end up dying on a bed of gold.

That’s a reference. Ganoes Paran says something similar to an unnamed Captain somewhere in the beginning of  the book Gardens of the Moon, which, since I have done a bad job of making clear what is post is to be about, is mostly what this post is to be about. Not an anime post.

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The Outsider’s View In or, Satire is Self-destructive

[SPOILERS FOR THE BLING RING & AKU NO HANA]

Comedians laugh at everything, so it’s only natural that they be left outside with nothing.

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This post’s title is rubbish, because it tells you nothing about the post, but I like how it sounds so I’m keeping it.

Still, as with all my other posts, I’m going to open up with a picture and follow the most long-winded path to linking my post with it as possible.

Yeah, so I watched the Bling Ring, which is a comic-satirical film in which a group of teenagers in the richer districts of Los Angeles walk into celebrities’ unlocked houses and then steal stuff like bags and shoes from them. Its a pretty by-the-numbers bashing of capitalist mass-culture, though it never makes any connections between the characters’ actions and rationalisations, and the forces that drive these actions and rationalisations.

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