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Tokyo Ghoul ep8: why don’t you understand?!

November 3, 2014 Leave a comment

I’ve never been a huge fan of justice.  It’s not to say I don’t feel that those who break the law shouldn’t be punished, nor do I feel divine retribution or karma are wasted hopes and dreams for the weak.  I just have come to the understanding that justice is relative.  Just as good or evil can be a matter of perspective and circumstance, so can a person, culture or society’s views on punishment and retribution.  I’m not telling you that the person who bombed a bus a bus of civilians or shot up a school or mall is in the right, or should get off without issue.  It’s just that when you see a horrific action, it should be the burden of those who witness it to think about why it occurred.  What is for the other side a demand for justice may have been the very thing that spurned that action forth.  If you don’t think about how you contribute to the cycle, and where you are in it, then there’s no way to figure out how to stop it. Read more…

Tokyo Ghoul ep7: are you choosing to protect, or avenge?

If you want change, you have to act on it yourself.  I guess when it comes to survival, it makes sense that you can’t approach it like a 9-5 job. You can’t just leave work, let your hair out and plop down for a view of the game passively. You always have to take the proper steps to cover your tracks, watch your back and keep just enough proper tension to act.  It’s like being on-call, except there’s no pager to warn you of a call to action. It’s just a matter of being ready.  If life calls, you answer or it will be death there to meet your cries.

It is nothing but a tragedy what Read more…

Tokyo Ghoul ep6: is there no bond in this show not formed through trauma?

I have to say that a show has accomplished something when it makes me care about monsters that generally massacre and devour humans. I’ve said before that I love the world of this show and its possibilities. This episode just goes one step further in showing why I’m loving this world so far, though I can’t say I’d ever want to live in it. Well played. Read more…

Tokyo Ghoul ep5: this is getting on the kinky side

 

The psychology of a character that would throw themselves away as food for the person they love. The desire and devotion of someone so in love with their carnal desires that they’d eat their own kind. The heart of a woman who’d poison herself just to have friends. I know there are plenty of people who’d love to strike this show off as boring or in lacking in interesting characters, and that’s fair. but I could not be more interested in seeing where the pieces of this puzzle fall. Read more…

Tokyo Ghoul ep4: a Mind Full of Lust and Wonder

July 26, 2014 1 comment

I can’t imagine anything much worse than being amongst a group of people in a land unfamiliar while you’re on your own. Sure, you can worry about things like horrible ways to die, the presence of God or whether your karma is going to add up to you getting kidnapped and sold into sex slavery or something. But when it comes to normal, everyday, sane worries; it all comes down to who you can trust. Everything beyond that cliff can be a slippery slope or a pleasant meadow, but you won’t know the route until you know the place you’re in and the people you call your associates and friends. For someone like Ken Kaneki, it’s especially important because, he can never tell if he’s part of the pack, or the prey being hunted. Most people aren’t lucky enough to not only be told someone is a jackal when meeting one, but to get the chance to walk away, as well. Maybe God really does protect fools, or perhaps that sentiment only applies to humans, not animals. Read more…

Tokyo Ghoul ep3: a fraternity of flesh

This very well could be my favorite show of the season. And not for any spectacular reasons either. It’s as though I come into this show with questions, but instead of giving them to me, it decides to entertain me with them instead. In a way, it’s very much like an entertaining school teacher. It makes even the most mundane of tasks and concerns interesting to see.

While the world is being built up around Ken, it’s also changing dramatically. Whatever is going on, it precedes his “birth” and threatens to wash right over this relatively peaceful world he’s dipping his toes into. The area he stays in, Read more…

Tokyo Ghoul ep2 (deep and moist)

I can live with a good dark show that’s pushing questions about humanity, society and nature. It’s especially nice when it revolves around a character who isn’t a combatant or seasoned warrior. It really lets you soak in the experience of the main character when they’re just as helpless in an insane situation as the audience will be. The trouble comes after that. What comes next? What does the show have to do to remain interesting, while still being emotionally engaging? I’m sure there’s a formula, there are plenty of successful examples. But Tokyo Ghoul will have to find its own path if it’s going to be worth anything. And I think I’m liking the surprisingly warm atmosphere it’s trying to paint for itself amongst the carnage. Read more…

Check-in Station: Tokyo Ghoul ep1 (more intimacy than any man could want)

I can’t easily remember the last time I watched something that was scary, gross enough to make me not want to eat while watching, and that I liked all in one sitting. I suppose Blood-C was the last thing I watched for a decent amount of time that was gross. Though it rarely tried to scare. This show’s first episode had some build up and play to it. Now whether or not it continues to do that, or it becomes some sort of supernatural battle show, I can’t guess.  I’ll just say there was a decent chance for this show to satisfy. Read more…

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