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Check-in Station: Monogatari S2 eps 17 – 20 (more mature, more lonely; less naive and less divine)

December 1, 2013 4 comments

This arc has left me thinking, while the previous ones have left me in awe.  It’s a thought that makes you wonder what you’re doing here on Earth, and are you using that time wisely?  Are you being true to yourself?  Are you contributing to the world?  And if not, is their punishment for squandering gifts from god?  A divine retribution for the liars, the cons, the sloths, the fugitives, the cheats; imagine if your natural talents were out on loan, and to not turn a profit is to forfeit everything, including your life.  And this has nothing to do with good or evil.  If you’re a murderer, you had best continue to kill people.  If you’re a whore, you had best continue to sell your body.  If you’re a thief, houses must continue to be robbed.  If you’re a truck driver, then you can’t go around driving buses, or taxis because its easier.  You are what you are until the day you expire, and those tasks associated with your lot in life are to be done for as long as you walk the living worth.  That seems to be the world of oddities and demons.  You are to be who you are; nothing more and nothing less.  For if you are not, there is divine retribution.

This is information and perspective I did not have before this arc, that I am now knowledgeable of now.  I’m also a bit sadder, as well. Read more…

Monogatari S2 ep4: wrath, lust, jealousy; wise to your own ignorance

July 27, 2013 3 comments

With a new day dawning, it’s naturally Hanekawa who greets us as the episode starts. She’s quite aware that something isn’t right anymore when she wakes from her sleeps. And she’s also quite used to seeing the signs of Black Hanekawa’s arrivals. Though the clues are there clear enough now, they’re different clues compared to the ones she’s seen before. The rules are different, the circumstances are different. Read more…

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