Controversial ending

Merry pre-Christmas!

And yeah… For the last day I’m talking about Korra. It’s not an anime and the controversy latched to the events of the final season has both given a lot to talk about to the medium and also silenced many avid followers. But so what? this is my blog and nobody reads this really so, in the famous words of the legendary Han Solo, “Let’s kick it Chewie!”

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The warm light in the rain

There was a time, long ago, when my life felt empty and gray. The days felt like a hurdle to overcome, and time was nonexistent. Then I met Nike, and the horizon exploded in a million colours showering the sky and giving back the long lost.

No, I’m not being sponsored by a shoe company. I’m not talking about a shoe brand. Maybe I’m going a little far with my precarious attempt at poetry, but the fact stands that The World is still Beautiful‘s Nike is a ray of warm light in a bleak world. Even though Nike technically has the power to bring rain, you get the idea.

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The cost that outweighed the benefit

One can only imagine the implications that a Dystopia-like world would bring to humanity. And that’s what makes it so scary really; the uncertainty of the consequences in the human psyche and behaviour. Many have tried to draw a picture of the society in such scenario. Book and books of science fiction that express a rather eerie vision of the world. To me they all end up always portraying a bleak and pessimistic view of humanity as an advanced society that I think it doesn’t deserve. Humans deserve more credit that what they get.

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The scarlet rose

All I need is the strength to protect my comrades, if I have that strength then I don’t care about being the strongest one.

From all the girls in the list so far, this one that I have a deep respect for. There is little that I can say about Erza Scarlet that she cannot express with her powerful actions and heart. I am a fan of Erza and even if some consider her a Mary Sue I will argue that leveraging all her struggles in life and loss she is still short on what she should be able to do.

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No introductions needed

Fact; Ghost in the Shell is a global phenomenon.

Fact; hackers are awesome.

Fact; Motoko Kusanagi is an outstanding force in the anime world and the futuristic Steampunk genre.

This is one that I think does not need an introduction. Ghost in the Shell is by far one of the most influential works of art in the anime scene, manga and just storytelling as a whole. You can just look online the number of creations that it inspired and stand at awe. This does not come as surprise. The sheer complexity and intricacies of every iteration of the series is a testament of the work that was put on it. Many consider it an intellectual marvel that sees beyond the fog of the unknown future and portraits issues and dilemmas that we couldn’t even fathom without its settings.

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