Re: Non-spoilery reactions to _Simoun_, episode 10
- --- In Yuricon@yahoogroups.com, "atheniag" <anilesbocon01@...> wrote:
>I'm specifically thinking of friends who work or have worked in
> --- In Yuricon@yahoogroups.com, "Susan Davis" <futabachan@> wrote:
> > Erica:
> > > Did the last scene creep you out? This is the second time we've seen
> > > them do that, and I'm REALLY not sure it makes me happy.
> > S
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> > I think it's a coping mechanism. It seems much less callous than
> > the witty banter that you see in shounen or western combat shows.
> I think I disagree there. It seems the exact same level of callous.
> Maybe a little creepier, because it was girlish giggles which one
> doesn't associate with slaughter.
high-stress situations where they have to face dying people on a daily
basis (a housemate who drove an ambulance, friends who work in
emergency rooms, and two friends who are veterans of two different
invasions of Afghanistan) -- either you learn to laugh, or you break
down crying. Chor Tempest has gone through their "break down crying"
phase; either they learn to find lighthearted moments when they can,
or they'll all have to go to the Spring. There isn't really a third
That said, I really, really don't see the jarring defensive
callousness there that I've seen from my ambulance-driving (or
Afghan-invading) friends. Rodo and Mamiina aren't laughing *at* the
fallen enemy pilots; they're changing the subject altogether, and
finding something outside the horror of combat to talk about and share
a laugh over. And remember the shocked reaction of everyone to the
devastation that the Silver Ri Maajon caused?
Susan Davis <futabachan@...>