maanantai 28. lokakuuta 2013

M.S.S.S Episode 17

Surprisingly Complex: M.S.S.S Episode 17

Okay... Nothing too big in here... Except what the heck is with Ougi? I got the reference as the red lights, but what the heck is her part in this story?

It's very interesting to hear about Shinobu's past, because, well, she's a rich and interesting character with lots of stories to tell. But dammit. Somehow, I'm out of juice. I have almost nothing on this episode...



sunnuntai 13. lokakuuta 2013

M.S.S.S Episode 15

My god, again!

Surprisingly Complex: M.S.S.S Episode 15

Senjougahara is a genius. Oh man, that's the only reaction I can have for that ending.

I'm not sure, if there is lot for me to analyze, except for the fact that Nadeko now thinks Hanekawa is Senjougahara, most likely. It may be interesting to see that when it comes crucial for the time.

I had a hunch that this part of the series was out of sync, at the wrong place chronologically. It would seem that Suruga Devil was indeed before this arc, as it is already November in this arc. Anyway, all confusion aside, this is one of the few episodes where I deemed myself partially right, partially wrong, but that is the most delicious treat I can have while theorizing. Enough new to surprise me, but enough of my own to say that I was right in at least something.

I didn't see Nadeko's inner blackouts coming, I did not. But that is what it's supposed to be, a surprise. They changed the whole dynamic of how without a single change to why.

And uhh... If you read my posts from before, just ignore about everything, because this episode has one of the most in-depth looks to the why-aspect which I adore so much. I told you that the serpent was a ruse! It was just a delusion in the first place, until delusion became reality, much adding to the general idea of oddities/apparitions as creations of the mind. Of course it's canon now, but you never know how much they'll end up fucking your mind.


MY FUCKING GOD I CALLED IT! In a previous post of mine, I remarked that WHAT IF there was a point where WE AREN'T SHOWN SOMETHING BECAUSE THE MIND PLAYS TRICKS ON THE PERSON! I tried to find that quote, but I didn't seem to find it. I know that I wrote something like that to some post, but now sure which. It could be lost as I changed some posts, but I know it at least has been there. Anyway. This kind of prediction makes me more pleased than one can be or something along those lines. 

Back to business...

Senjougahara's plan was superb. "If your intent to kill is real, and not a whim of emotion, you can wait... A day, two, a week, a month, half a year..." Damnit. It really makes Medusadeko (See what I did there?) the final villain in the series, and I'm super-hyped to see how they deal with her.

Shit, I didn't notice the ending trailer. Senjougahara's face is not shown because she doesn't know what she looks like. But she knows Hanekawa... Goddamnit, there went my theory. Anyway... It may be some other girl then. And it makes sense, as the time when Araragi was with the perfect woman for him hasn't been yet shown in the series (It's in somewhere September, and Nekomonogatari: White is in August/July. Who the hell is the fake Senjougahara we see? Also, not to worry that the trailer will come true, as it's her own interpretration. She could actually just imagine the victory she sees, because if she loses she has practically won. Dead, as a poor, poor victim of her own insane mind. Oh, poor Nadeko. No, not really. But we could see her "victory" even though it wouldn't happen, that what we're shown is the victory she wants, but the victory she gets is her own loss, which is actually just another victory for her. Die, as a "victim", who never got her true love fulfilled.

Super fanboy-glee that comes from one little thing I predicted in somewhere I don't even remember...

sunnuntai 6. lokakuuta 2013

M.S.S.S Episode 14

SUPER EXHILARATING. I'm super pumped now!

Surprisingly Complex: M.S.S.S Episode 14

Now it's on! Okay, it was confirmed that the Serpent doesn't come from her doubt, but more likely her guilt. But that ending left me... Unsatisfied, addicted. But that's a good cliffhanger for you. Anyway, this episode has one of the best uses of character lens for a while, if not ever.

Remember the opening scene with Tsukihi? That was one hell of a character lens scene there. If I were to count the word "cute" in there, it would be damn too much. See how much it just started to pour after it was said the first time? Tsukihi either did not say the word so much, or Nadeko stopped listening anything else than that word. It's also a good way to tie the whole episode together. By the end of the scene with Tsukihi Sengoku starts to get really really anguished from Tsukihi, seeing her as a monster and a crime detective. It's the power of the lens.

By the way, when they were talking about Araragi's girlfriend, the name was left out on purpose. Nadeko thought that the girlfriend was Hanekawa, where as Tsukihi knew it was Senjougahara, but didn't realize Nadeko's mistake.

Anyway. After the glorious opening we get more Tsukihi and the cutting of the bangs. She couldn't hide behind her hair no more, causing some interesting things. When she can't hide anymore, she goes to the offensive, and it was really weird. It's a completely different Nadeko, but! Even though Nadeko said it was 100% her, I say it wasn't. I say that the aggression actually comes from the Serpent, and it was intentional. It was to put her into submission. Because if she doesn't have control over her body, it implies that she is doing something wrong, feeding her guilt, and thus feeding the Serpent.

Notice how the cutting of the bangs, which was at most, like, two centimeters, made a HUGE impact on her. That is change, she fears it. She fears it so bad, that she is hung up on loving Araragi, just so she can keep things status quo.

And the end of the episode, the infiltration of Base Araragi and finding the old-Hanekawa-esque porn mags made extra-clear that Nadeko had mistaken. Also tells us something about Araragi, too. He probably got those mags because Hanekawa changed appearance. Makes sense to me.

Now, to the ending which left me exhilarated. Nadeko wants her unobtainable love to be obtainable, but she really pleas for it only because she is being manipulated. The fact that the Serpent has a mission to complete for her gives it a perfect reason to take over her body, causing the flustercluck that was the arc's beginning.

TL;DR (Come on, this is one of the shorter ones):

Nadeko went a little nutty before her grumpy moment, and is being manipulated.


I never went in depth with the opening's lyrics, and I tell you they're important, there hasn't been a single opening without meaningful lyrics.

The lyrics themselves are actually pretty creepy. It's all about putting the world into submission if Araragi won't love her back. And by the fact that she wants nothing but everything, it just means everything she wants, meaning Araragi, obviously.

By the "delusions" she is singing about in the beginning, it's either the whole love toward Araragi, or she knows she's being tricked by the Serpent. If she knows she's being tricked, she just tries not to cause problems, causing her to believe her own delusions, leading up to her final demise. There's also an interesting part in the middle. "I understood nothing, but closed my eyes, and looking so very cute asked the stars for help." It signifies the importance of her bangs. They were her cover, so that she could close her eyes in peace and feign ignorance and helplessness.

The "If you will not fall in love with me too, nothing will ever change" is about her desire to keep the status quo, but with a bitter remark. Which is complimented by the ending of the song, where the whole world will be turned upside down just to get Him. It means she wants things to change, but is too afraid of it that she cannot.