Oh, The Horror!

As in science-fiction horror. A while back, I watched Divergence Eve, which I found to be a great story, somewhat lessened by its unnecessary and excessive fanservice. Well, today, I lucked on the second half of the story, Misaki Chronicles, at Best Buy for $13 each. Can’t beat that with a stick. I know what I’m watching this week…

Update: Watched DVD 1 tonight. Oh, my effing gawd….. I just thought Divergence Eve was good….If I didn’t have to work tomorrow, there’s no way in hell I’d sleep tonight, I HAVE to watch all 3 DVD’s. The torture of not being able to—-WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHH!!!!

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9 Responses to Oh, The Horror!

  1. I’ve been waiting for this. It’s been frustrating that you only watched Divergence Eve and missed Misaki Chronicles, which is even better.

  2. And now you know what the end of Divergence Eve meant.

    Or do you? (MWAAhaahaa…)

  3. Ubu Roi says:

    So far… nope. I didn’t really think of it as a “meaning” moment. Now you’ve got me wondering what I missed, and I made it a point to re-watch the last episode before starting Misaki Chronicles.

    I stayed up until 1:30am to watch the 2nd DVD… paying for it this morning. Ugh. I liked the first DVD better than the 2nd; largely because the conflict within Misaki. (And did that ever confuse me at first. I finally got it around the “February Incident.” ) The 2nd was more into everyone discovering what was going on, and the re-appearance of LeBlanc (Boo! Hiss!).

    Love the 2nd series ED, but I think the 1st series ED is more jarring and out of place than the 2nd series OP… which I think lends some credence to my theory that the the 1st series ED is meant to tell us not about the plot or mood, but Misaki herself. Thats why the music of the 2nd OP is so similar–the first series was all about their fall into the horror around them, and the 2nd is all about her climb out of the horror (trying to bring everyone with her), and search for happiness.

  4. Dr.Heinous says:

    Arg. I’m going to have to see this when I’m down there for Christmas. (And now I know why you’re complaining you are tired this morning!

  5. Ubu Roi says:

    >And now you know what the end of Divergence Eve meant.

    That’s been bugging me off and on all day–at least when I had time to think about it. And once I woke up this morning, I remembered that at a couple of points during the latter part 1st DVD and during some of the explanations in the 2nd, I remember thinking “Aha! That’s why the figure looked half-Misaki/Goddess and half Ghoul. And why her Specular detected as a Ghoul, and she often roared like one in that form.” I had taken it to mean that she’d amalgamated with the Ghoul to become some sort of new god/creature, but instead it appears to indicate that the Ghoul were trying to take her over–when we saw Misaki in the dream sequence at the end of DE, we were seeing the original Misaki, but when we saw the hybrid creature, we were seeing a physical manifestation of the Ghoul attempt to take Misaki over for their own purposes.

  6. Nice try. But it’s wrong. (MWAAhaahaa…)

  7. Ubu Roi says:

    Oh, you’re just enjoying getting some of your own back after that ragging you took over speculating on BC in Vandread! Hmph!

    Ok, enough eating supper and typing/surfing, time to go watch some anime. And if I’m too slow to figure it all out, maybe you’ll take pity and explain it. 🙂

    Of course, with a show this deep, I have to ask, “Which part of the end do you mean?” Misaki’s words, or something else that happened? It is so well put together, it’s fooled me twice already, because I’m used to shows that don’t think about these things and have illogical holes. The ruins? The stretched appearance of the moon? I put both of those down to “drawn that way because they looked cool.” I was thinking, ‘The ruins are someone’s surrealistic visions…. But why are Titan and Watcher’s Nest so different? Technology really advanced fast, if they can rip moons apart like that only a few years after coring Titan.’ Go ahead and laugh… was the joke on me or what?

  8. Ubu Roi says:

    ARGH! I am so freaking dense! *NOW* I get what you were trying to say about that final scene in DE. It’s her appearance, what she’s standing on top of, and what’s inside it! I thought at the time “Gee that looks like a [spoiler]CAGE.”[/spoiler] Like I said in the email, every time I thought the show was speaking metaphorically, I’d get hammered, because it was literal. It is.

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