Just watched FCLC and I didn't understand a thing.
What is this about ?
Best way to describe it is imagine there's an anime called Haruko and the Space Pirate King, and that anime has a 6 episode arc that takes place on earth.
FLCL is basically that arc, told from the perspective of a regular kid rather than the main character of HatSPK.
It's a bildungsroman with strong post-modern influences. It's about growing up, facing your fears, and that disorienting, slightly sickening feeling as the last of your childhood innocence.slips away. It's about coming to grips with your rapidly approaching adolescence.
>"bildungsroman" is only used when referring to novels just say "coming-of-age story" you FUCK
Sure don't look that way to me cowboy, since I just used it to refer to an anime in my post
>Who is the pirate king ?
>Intergalactic criminal and Haruko's lover.
Atomask being Haruko's lover was only speculation by Amarao. Then his theory is basically disproved when the pirate king turns out to be a big bird-phoenix-deus ex machina.....thing.
Haruko chases Atomsk to gain his power or absorb him (or something like that). Not to sleep with him.
Yeah, it does. That's something I've always liked about the series. It makes the ending all the more bittersweet. Haruko isn't a bad person, but she's far from being a good person, either.
It is a story about male puberty told in such a way that it manifests in two different layers. The exterior layer is a whacky and zany, almost nonsensical story about a boy who meets an alien girl who is chasing after the enigmatic figure known only as the Pirate King, who devours entire galaxies.
The interior plot is a down-to-earth, slow, steady and boring story about a pubescent kid living in a town where "nothing amazing happens". Everything happening in the exterior plot is merely symbolic or representative of parts of Naota's puberty experience. Kanchi the robot is his oncoming masculinity becoming manifest, and is even made to go to the store to buy groceries by his father because that's what adults do. It can be argued whether Haruko is even a real girl that came into his life, or just his idealised vision of a woman (which explains why she leaves at the end once Naota completes his transition into adulthood; he realises that a girl like that is ultimately immature and not right for him, but his child self found her endlessly interesting).
That's because you're a manchild whose emotional and social development stopped somewhere around the age of thirteen, like pretty much everyone else on this website. Go reread the post your'e replying to, the key section is:
>it's about growing up, facing your fears
You cannot empathise with the characters in the show because neither you, or the rest of /a/ have ever really experienced those things. Most people here reached the very first point in life at which things start to become a little bit difficult and immediately waved the white flag, opting to regress, choosing to reject reality and spend their entire lives living vicariously through chinese cartoons, in a fantasy world of total detachment and stagnation where nobody can ever make them feel unhappy.
Holy shit if you ever mention that in front of a real person in real life I will get the fuck away from you immediately.
That is like hyperbole intelligence on the highest quota.
It's really not. It's a word taught in pretty much any decent Western education. I'm fairly sure I could use the word around literally anyone I know and they'd understand what I mean.
I think you need to be less insecure.
I will never talk to you at parties if I hear you say "Bildungsroman".
I once left a party because some dude started saying Umlaufbahn einer Literaturbildung im allgemeinen Wortschatzhubschrauber.
>Most people here reached the very first point in life at which things start to become a little bit difficult and immediately waved the white flag, opting to regress, choosing to reject reality and spend their entire lives living vicariously through chinese cartoons, in a fantasy world of total detachment and stagnation where nobody can ever make them feel unhappy.
And you're so much better?
I wouldn't use the word Bildungsroman at a party unless I was discussing classical literature for some god forsaken reason, in which case the people I was have the discussion with would understand what I meant and be absolutely fine with it. But a party where I was discussing classical literature would already be a certain kind of party in the first place, i.e. probably something relatively serious like a wedding, or something arranged by University/Work/etc. Don't get me wrong, someone who threw out the word over beers at a casual get together would in all likelihood be a pretentious autist.
I just don't think the word is inherently wrong.
You're not setting a very high bar there. The vast majority of the human race are better than that, at least in that particular respect.
Whatever helps you justify you sleep at night.
>implying I don't sleep like a baby
Have fun eating your life on the Jew game instead of enjoying yourself. I'm sure your contribution to society with comfort in the void desu