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Kind of fell off Battle Kitty. I'll probably still finish it, but the shock value of its surreal humor got stale relatively quickly.
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Tropical Paradise of Hard Shelled Fruits / Re: The New, Improved Food Thread.
« Last post by B E C K on May 22, 2022, 06:08:02 PM »
I had leftover ingredients and made more today.
Second go was much easier. I don't make the tonkatsu sauce but eat it plain with some mixed vegetables.
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Tropical Paradise of Hard Shelled Fruits / Re: What Anime are you watching?
« Last post by B E C K on May 22, 2022, 06:03:34 PM »
Be aware that new Fruits Basket starts off good and turns into an overdone weepfest. First season was great but by the third I was meh. Maybe my heart's too cynical but I just found the drama annoying and drawn out. Like if every pair of animals on Noah's Ark has their own soap opera of issues. I just wanted people to stop crying already. I like a bit of drama but damn. I'm an outlier though. This anime could drown a bus full of Make-a-Wish children and still have at least an 8.5 on MAL and IMDB.
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They eat croquettes in the first episode of Honey and Clover.

I can't escape!
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Tropical Paradise of Hard Shelled Fruits / Re: What Anime are you watching?
« Last post by joerammstein on May 22, 2022, 03:33:07 PM »
I watched the first four episodes last night, what a weird sensation it gave me. I had completely forgotten about the show's existence until yesterday. That fucking bizarre stop-motion intro with the jumbo shrimp glove that thrusts out of the bowl at the end! And the cast is just a Möbius strip of unrequited feelings, good lord.

I gotta watch it all now. I can't remember how much of it I've even seen, I only recall falling off at some point. Don't think I've ever seen any of the second season.

And now I feel myself gravitating towards that new Fruits Basket adaptation that I had previously ignored...

This is all My Dress-Up Darling's fault. I had completely sworn off "relationship" anime years ago, but now I'm being dragged back into the pit.
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Tropical Paradise of Hard Shelled Fruits / Re: What Anime are you watching?
« Last post by B E C K on May 22, 2022, 08:19:52 AM »
I watched episode one of Honey and Clover on Netflix and imagine my surprise that it's actually the sub and not the dub.  Too bad I don't really care for it though.  Those dudes being in love with that tiny child-like chick, it feels like I'm watching "The Story of Two Dougs".

I'm hazy on this one. Wasn't she just a straight-up child?

Hey-hey! Found it and it only took 39 pages of browsing. I really need to fix searching on this board. Not that anyone but me really uses it.

And 11 years so not as long as you think.

I also recall loving the artsy vibes. But that weird little girl being the sun, moon, and stars of this show ruins everything. She's supposed to be 18. My ass that's 18.
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Tropical Paradise of Hard Shelled Fruits / Re: What Anime are you watching?
« Last post by joerammstein on May 21, 2022, 11:04:56 AM »
Honey & Clover! Holy shit. Haven't thought about that one in forever. That's gotta be going back like 15, 20 years.

I remember that's when subbing wasn't nearly as ubiquitous/punctual as it is today, and I would impatiently watch raws ASAP. I liked the art/vibes of H&C, but the relationship stuff made me a little uncomfortable because I thought she was straight up just a child. And I think it was you who explained to me that she was actually an adult who simply looked like a child, and I was like okay that's not so bad. But really, it still is, just in a different way. :laugh:

I never finished watching Honey & Clover. You know what, I think I'll try to find it.
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Tropical Paradise of Hard Shelled Fruits / Re: The New, Improved Food Thread.
« Last post by B E C K on May 21, 2022, 08:56:03 AM »
I made potato and beef croquettes. They came out delicious but I'm not sure if worth the level of effort. I have to make mashed potatoes, then cook beef with onion, then mold them into patties, chill them, coat them with flour/egg/breadcrumbs, and chill them again before I can fry them. It's not like it's hard or anything but I don't like too many steps when making my food.
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Tropical Paradise of Hard Shelled Fruits / Re: What Anime are you watching?
« Last post by B E C K on May 21, 2022, 08:48:54 AM »
No, it's a thing. Especially in romance. Whittle broken bird healed by wuv. But it tends to cross into infantilization in the wrong hands.

Like, in this movie, there was no excuse to her to not be mobile and already have a job. She's a damn adult. That's why I feel like I might be missing something culturally speaking. This plot could've easily been twisted into ocean-stan fascinated by wheelchair girl's ocean-themed artwork and could've become a romance from there. Instead, she's the angry wheelchair trope with no independence and he gets paid money to spend time with her. It's Me Before You set in Japan without the suicide. That's another thing: grandma wasted away money this girl could've used to live. Spending it on this guy as well as gambling. What a bitch! :lol:
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