No, I haven’t completely forgotten this journal. I was sick yesterday, so didn’t have an opportunity to get to a net-connected computer and post anything.
I re-watchedAkira with a friend on Saturday. I’d forgotten how visually stunning that film is, even today. It’s a shame the story is, frnakly, so thin. The film doesn’t really go anywhere. A couple characters spout an occasional aphorism about meddling in God’s domain, but that’s as deep as it goes. Worse, the film introduces a lot of themes that it could really work with — the arrogance of youth, disenfranchisement, child abuse, abuse of power. But it ends with the most disgusting scene in (non-porn) anime, whereupon Tetsuo becomes a new universe. Um, yeah.
Anyvay, off to lunch. I’ll write about Texhnolyze, AWANA, and writing later.