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>it's a no one understands what the fuck is going on episode

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>it's a no one understands what the fuck is going on episode
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>>138629285
And you don't seem to understand.
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I am drowning
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>>138629285
Isn't that like all of them?
I just don't seem to understand.
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>>138633916
The first few episodes actually make complete sense once you've seen the entire thing. It's around episode 5 when things start getting bizarre.
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>>138634229
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
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>>138634229
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.
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>>138634623

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
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>>138634623
The overall plot made sense, but there were some scenes that just seemed random.
Like what was the point of Lain being an alien thing in that one scene?
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>>138635547
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.
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>>138631918
A shame you seemed an honest man.
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>>138634623
I found Texhnolyze rather straightforward, never really understood how people related it to nihilism though.
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>>138636147
And all the fears you hold so dear
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>>138636382
I really like that bear thing she wears.
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You can't say Lain wasn't confusing because it was literally constructed to be confusing, each episode raises questions that won't be answered until several episodes later.
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>>138635547
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.
>>138636190
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.
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>>138635547
Lain is alien to this world, she's an ayy lmao.
This is pretty straightforward.
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>>138636382
Will turn to whisper in your ear
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>>138637205
Not even remotely.
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>>138636382
Will turn to whisper in your ear
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>>138637414
How is it not?
If you know that Lain is the ghost in the shell, you know that she's not from this world.
Things that are not from this world are generally called ayy lmaos.
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>>138637501
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.
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>>138637657
I thought she was the manifestation of humanity's collective unconscious?
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>>138637780
Didn't they say it wasn't the collective unconscious at all but just a stage created just for Lain to evolve?
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The only part I didn't really understand about Lain was her sister. What happened to her? Did she just go crazy?
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>>138637463
And you know what they say might hurt you
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>>138637936
Mindbroken by the Knights I think.
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>never done a psychedelic drug
>thinks he gets Lain
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>>138634623
>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.
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So I was wondering if there was an /a/ sings Lain OP and I found this
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnnXTZjki8M
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>>138637205
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.
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>>138638270
+1 for him trying i guess.
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>>138638270
This is perfect.
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>>138638020
thank you
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>>138637997
And you know that it means so much.
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>>138638270
Great find
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>>138638493
And you don't even feel a thing
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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
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>>138638777
I am falling, I am fading
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>>138638973
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.
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>>138638973
what >>138639161
said
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>>138639155
I have lost it all
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>>138639161
i dropped texhnolyze, found it boring and no characters were endearing

based on my taste, what shows should i be watching?
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Watch it on a high dose of any dissociative, it makes a lot more sense
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>>138639354
And you don't seem the lying kind
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>>138639431
Consider >>>/wsr/
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>>138639456
A shame that I can read your mind
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>>138639431
Read the Steins gate vn
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PRESENT DAY
>HAHAHA
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HQ Version: https://d.maxfile.ro/sjpfpksxhu.webm
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>>138639547
>no PRESENT TIME
you fucked up
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>>138639547
PRESENT TIME
>HAHAHAHAHA
>Static
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>>138639431
You should be killing yourself actually.
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>>138639542
i dont wanna, have watched the show and movie enough times, i need new characters and a world to be engrossed in
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>>138639847
kinda feel like it desu senpai
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>>138639570
>No volume
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>>138639522
And all the things that I read there
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>>138638040
>doing drugs like some kind of fucking loser
>is proud of this
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>>138640244
Candle-lit smile that we both share
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>>138639451
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.
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>>138640375
and you know I don't mean to hurt you
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>>138640417
>any 2c
>psychedelic

lmao whatever dude

but remember to stock up on that 1p-lsd before the ban in april
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>>138640511
And you know that it means so much
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>>138629285
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.
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>>138640690
And you don't even feel a thing
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>>138640711
Tarkovsky is shit. I would prefer watching commie eisenstein rather than tarkovsky the muh meaning
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>>138640595
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.
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>>138640854
>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.
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>>138640817
I am fallen, I am faded
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>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
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>>138640979
Help me to breathe
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>>138640947
I just expressed my preference, I gave up watching movies long ago.
And scholars are confirmed for shit taste since the sophists of ancient Greece
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>>138641138
I am hurting, I have lost it all
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>>138641087
These were the best
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>>138641205
I am losing
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>>138641087
2d4u. Go watch your snk animes.
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80s & 90s cyberpunk is as good as anything can possibly get.
Neon lights, monochrome CRTs, dial-up modems, 1337 hackers... everything was awesome
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>It's a crazy ass intro guitar solo episode
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>>138641421
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>>138641087
>>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.
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>>138641538
help me to breathe.
>screaming HEY o Um
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>>138641538
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>>138641748
This Alien had no reason to be there i'm serious i was lost when that thing appeared.
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>>138641870
Lain was reading about Roswell so she had aliens on the mind
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>>138641894
>MFW Forgot about that
Sorry haven't watched Lain in like 5 years.
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>>138639431
>Eva that high
>Elfen lied that high
>Mirai nikki that high
>Cowboy bebop that high
>Watamote that high
>34 series
>>138639847
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>>138639431
pretty reddit taste desu lurk more
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http://vocaroo.com/i/s1MsPKawC98X
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>>138642369
As entry-level as it is Cowboy Bebop is a solid 7 anon.
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http://vocaroo.com/i/s1q0KWWbT40h
This is how far as i've gotten to incorperate the lyrical sound into the chords.
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>>138642942
Samurai champloo is the better version by far
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>>138643056
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
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>>138643167
>The only thing they have in common is this one huge thing they have in common
Also it's style and it's structural layout
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>>138643262
Of course they share style when it's the same director, but they touch different themes and the atmosphere is different.
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>>138643333
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
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>>138643423
But Digimon is pretty different to Pokemon too...
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>>138643545
that is why i brought it up, it differs in themes but the concept is similiar
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AyyLain
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>>138639570
I'm getting wet every time I hear that
PRESENT DAY PRESENT TIME
AHAHAHA
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>>138629285
>it's a no one understands what the fuck is going on show

It still hurts so much.
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