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Nov 27, 2014 at 11:06AM EST

Commented on ME!ME!ME!

It’s too deviant for /h/, but not too vanilla /d/. It’s /d/. Trust me, I’m from /d/ lite.

Nov 26, 2014 at 11:00PM EST

Commented on SYMBOLISM

What I love about Rei is the fact that in the end, she did end up creepy, and that final creepiness was enhanced all the more by the fact that she wasn’t creepy up until that point.

Nov 26, 2014 at 08:39PM EST

Commented on ME!ME!ME!

I just don’t know… I suppose I “liked” both the video and the music in a sense, but for the most part, the feeling wasn’t the same as I get when listen to the songs I say that I “like”.

But for what it’s worth, I do think the song and video both have something of a dadaist bent to them. Their message is conveyed in a very 2DEEP4U way, and the direction the song is going changes from something fluffy and familiar (to the target audience, at least) into some pretty… esoteric musical territory, doing so very abruptly. Furthermore, the song and the video, in classic Anno fashion, are bigger middle fingers to that target audience than Welcome to the NHK and WataMote put together.

It is not dada in the sense that it is PURE, UNADULTERATED TROLLING CONDENSED INTO MUSIC VIDEO FORM, but I think it is deliberately offputting in a way most music isn’t. I know I’m no aficionado of the genre, so I’m kind of talking out of my ass here, but I do fancy myself an aficionado of Anno, and I know that it’s just like him to use his creations to call down judgement upon his audience like an angel without a sense of mercy.

I like dark chocolate even though it’s bitter. It’s kind of the same way with this video.

Nov 26, 2014 at 01:53PM EST

Commented on ME!ME!ME!

I’d be lying if I said I didn’t like the music either, but it’s not meant to be catchy and fun like music is “supposed” to be. “Like” and “enjoy” just don’t really fit with this song in my mind.

Nov 26, 2014 at 12:40PM EST

Commented on ME!ME!ME!

It starts out sort of lighthearted before getting really dark. The resemblance to DHMIS ends there.

Nov 26, 2014 at 09:37AM EST

Commented on ME!ME!ME!

It’s about addiction, that much is for sure, but I don’t think it’s about drug addiction. I think it’s using the imagery of drugs to drive home the fact that it’s about addiction.

Nov 26, 2014 at 09:36AM EST

Commented on ME!ME!ME!

The song isn’t meant to be pleasing to the ear. It’s meant to be grating and jarring. You didn’t enjoy it? Good. You weren’t supposed to.

Nov 26, 2014 at 09:31AM EST

Commented on ME!ME!ME!

Interestingly enough, the Japanese otaku slang term for hentai depicting ridiculously large breasts (think HSotD big) is Bakunyu, which literally means “exploding breasts”. And what do you know, the queen bee’s breasts literally explode out of the television when she’s attacking the protag.

Nov 25, 2014 at 09:15PM EST

Commented on ME!ME!ME!

I love how they employ the sort of lighting that you would see in a strip club, but place it in a context where it seems quite sinister. It makes your realize just how creepy that lighting is in the first place. Also, this M/V is one of the few places I have seen display proper use of wubs. Wubs are not toys. They put psychedelic imagery to good use, too -- by representing it all as a bad trip, you’re highlighting the nature of sexual addiction as… well… addiction.

The only thing is that depsite its being a dance song, I just cannot imagine dancing to it. The song and the video both are unsettling. They were meant to be unsettling. “WOOOT WOOOT LETS DANCE TO A SONG ABOUT HORRIBLE AND DESTRUCTIVE COMPULSIONS TEARING YOU AWAY FROM THOSE WHOM YOU LOVE MOST.”

Nov 25, 2014 at 08:50PM EST

Commented on f5b.jpg

“I’m leaving you as a present for my Shinji-kun.”

Nov 25, 2014 at 08:16PM EST

Commented on ae7.gif

Never mind me, just molesting the maid…

Nov 25, 2014 at 05:39PM EST

Commented on e5f.gif

Beauty marks can hide pimples, unsightly moles, boils, and even warts. Lipstick and mascara can draw the eye from other imperfections of the face. But no amount of makeup can hide a dimple.

Good thing, too, ’cause dimples are cute.

Nov 25, 2014 at 05:32PM EST

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