>it's a no one understands what the fuck is going on episode
I'm still watching it, slowly watching and thinking all of the episodes through instead of just rushing through it like I do with most series. So maybe I'll understand it better once I'm finished
Lain is one of those things that has blown way out of proportion on the 2DEEP thing. It isn't that convoluted, though it certainly is still challenging.
If you watch it intensively and with thought, there really aren't all that many things that will feel unclear.
Going through it again, even parts of it, certainly helps.
I actually found Texhnolyze harder to follow but that might be because of the circumstances of watching either, not the content itself.
I thought it was pretty obvious that Lain herself was basically a techno-buddha.
The whole thing is basically a mixture of Buddhism, Gnosticism and Christianity in terms of its themes, right down to Lain overcoming a false god and an illusory world and merging into some kind of ethereal force that allows her to become some kind of divine proxy.
The creator though wanted the audience to be able to project a little meaning of their own though. It's not hard to follow, just a little cryptic
I thought that was to show all of the rumors/ideas/memes on the Wired get mixed together. Lain was a meme; aliens were a meme; when Lain uses her Wired powers to show up to Alice, the two combine as alien Lain.
And all the fears you hold so dear
Lain was supposed to leave room for thought for the viewers. Make something of it themselves and interpret.
Not all of it, there is the plot, but then there are some things that are seemingly red herrings like the alien.
It seems people often confuse those to be directly relevant to the plot when they really aren't, and that creates an image of the series being convoluted.
Texhnolyze's shown events are straightforward but making sense of motivations, setting and backstory is harder.
About nihilism I guess people see Yoshii and Kano as morally nihilist.
Lain was the connection between human and God (ayy lmao), she wasn't human but she wasn't entirely alien either.
If anything she was being perceived as an alien, something bizarre and incomprehensible, much like how we as the viewer began to perceive Lain as the series progressed.
>I actually found Texhnolyze harder to follow but that might be because of the circumstances of watching either, not the content itself.
I'd say that this is incorrect.
There's pretty much not a single scene in Texhnolyze that you shouldn't understand after seeing the whole anime once.
I can't really say the same about Lain, it goes far off the deep end sometimes.
So I was wondering if there was an /a/ sings Lain OP and I found this
The fact that every reply has had a different explanation seems to imply that it's not that straight forward.
Not to say it has to be straight forward, different interpretations are fine, but that seems to contradict the idea of straightforwardness.
And you don't even feel a thing
i know its against the rules to ask... but what are some essential high quality shows to watch?
i keep re-watching the same stuff over and over because i can only find trash aimed at children and perverts
figured this was a good thread to ask
1. lurk more
2. It's more important to figure out what you personally like than to just ask for "high quality shows" in general.
3. If you want more like Lain specifically, try Texhnolyze and Haibane Renmei, which had many of the same staff working on them.
i dropped texhnolyze, found it boring and no characters were endearing
based on my taste, what shows should i be watching?
And you don't seem the lying kind
HQ Version: https://d.maxfile.ro/sjpfpksxhu.webm
And all the things that I read there
Candle-lit smile that we both share
or a psychedelic.
When re-watching Lain I watched episode 6 Kids on 2c-t2 which was a pretty interesting experience.
I do agree that Lain has more of a dissociative vibe than a psychedelic one.
and you know I don't mean to hurt you
And you know that it means so much
I'd love to see these faggots complaining about Lain watch a Tarkovsky film. They'd probably cry about the panning shots and 'unnecessary' dialogue.
2c-t2 is one of the few exceptions among. It actually has allot of mental depth along with strong empathy unlike 2c-e and 2c-b. I still got some lsd and al-lad laying around but haven't tripped in a while and probably wont in the near future for various reasons.
Such a shame I lost all my good ketamine connects.
>Tarkovsky is shit
you have objectively shit taste, scholars around the world hold him as one of the most influential and greatest directors/makers of the 20th century.
Sit your little hipster ass down.
>it's a "30 second still shot with nothing happening besides the flickering of a monitor and a gentle pan from right to left" part
>it's a "Lain stands outside and stares into the void while the deafeningly loud electrical wires buzz and the shadows are all fucked up looking" part
I am hurting, I have lost it all
>>it's a "Lain stands outside and stares into the void while the deafeningly loud electrical wires buzz and the shadows are all fucked up looking" part
I'd been using laptops for the last 7 years and haven't used a PC in a room by myself since I lived with my parents. Fuck I kind of miss being alone in the dark with that massive fan and flickering on that slow AF Windows 2004 brick.
The only thing Samurai Champloo and Cowboy Bebop have in common other than the director is that they use thematic soundtracks that should not fit with the theme of the anime.
And Yoko Kanno is better than Nujabes anyway
I could honestly just sit through the first 3 episodes of bebop so i dont know about it's themes but i feel the same way with champloo/bebop as pokemon/digimon. As you said they may differ in themes but the concept is pretty much the same9
>it's a no one understands what the fuck is going on show
It still hurts so much.