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Toonami |NovDec18| Game recognizes game

Oct 25, 2017
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Wait, did he actually say that? Then why the fuck did they not cut it from the show?

Actually, why they fuck did they not cut it from the show altogether?
Since we're back on the topic, apparently the author made a statement about his writing....

"Kawahara comments that the reason why SAO uses THAT plot element this frequently is because such a plot element was used in no small number in the light novels, romance and adventure stories he had read in his mid-high school days. He gave 黄金拍車 [late '80s fantasy light novel] as a typical example of this. Kawahara has also said that he has been able to escape the curse of THAT plot element and believes he currently manages to induce catharsis through other means. While he would write the scene if it was absolutely necessary, he'd save it for a different genre of books than LNs."

I've also heard that Kawahara actually publicly apologized to the voice actress on Twitter over the scene in question. As terrible at it is that the plot element in question has kept re-appearing in the series, at least the author acknowledges he needs to stop using it so often & felt bad for the VA for having to deal with said scene. It doesn't make those scenes any better, but hopefully this means he understands not to try & shove it into every damn arc.
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Author: Yeah I shouldn't have done that sorry
"buh dat's the author's CURRENT vision, dat's different"

Wait, did he actually say that? Then why the fuck did they not cut it from the show?

Actually, why they fuck did they not cut it from the show altogether?
There was apparently a statement, which I posted earlier (see above post since someone beat me to it). I've also been hearing that he actually apologized publicly to the voice actress on Twitter for having to do the scene, so it sounds like he recognizes his faults in handing such a plot element.
 

B-Dubs

Oh well, what the hell
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Oct 25, 2017
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Then why not rewrite the scene for the anime? He keeps doing it, apparently recognizes he's wrong, but then does nothing about it? Bruh, just do a quick rewrite for the anime. Make it a torture scene or an attempted murder scene. It's not hard to redo for the anime team.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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The source material for the current SAO arc was written like over ten years ago, I think. I’m pretty sure the author apologized and stopped writing that sort of thing altogether in his books.
 

B-Dubs

Oh well, what the hell
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The source material for the current SAO arc was written like over ten years ago, I think. I’m pretty sure the author apologized and stopped writing that sort of thing altogether in his books.
Just spend the 5 minutes to go back and come up with a scene for the anime team to replace the old one with. Make it a murder instead of a rape. He could have put his foot down and said, "No, I was a hack at the time and it needs to be changed." Yeah, he says he feels bad but he's still making money off it and not doing anything about it. Talk is cheap. He doesn't even need to write it himself, let the production team do it.

This is also me being super annoyed at the anime team for not doing this themselves. This is exactly the sort of thing that gets adjusted in adaptations all the time! There's no excuse for this.
 
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buh guuuyyyssss, you're SUPPOSE to not like it, cuz they're da villains, that's the entire point, to maek you feel disgust for the bad guys doing bad things to the good people

..............*sigh* Feels like I've heard every excuse after years of being online.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Using a rape scene as extra incentive to hate the bad guy is just tacky and unnecessary. If you're going to inflict extreme trauma on a character without any intention of following up on the emotional ramifications such an act would incur then don't even bother.
 
Oct 26, 2017
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If it's attempted murder vs what we already got? Yeah, they'd really have to try if they wanted to make it worse.
Nah, I meant like a straight up historical William Wallace-type murder-torture.

He was forced to remove all of his clothing and tied to horses, which dragged him approximately six miles away to Smoothfield.

While the horses were pulling him, bystanders threw garbage, excrement, and other objects at Wallace as he made the journey to the gallows. They also hit him with sticks and whips.
[Once Wallace was secured, his executioner sliced off both his penis and testicles (called "emasculation"). Then, the executioner removed his intestines (known as "disembowelment" or "evisceration") and burned them, making sure Wallace witnessed the act. He was disemboweled for sacrilege.
If Wallace somehow managed to survive having his heart torn from his chest, he certainly didn't make it through what came next. The executioner cut off his head, thereby sealing his fate.
After Wallace was beheaded, he was quartered, which entails all four limbs being tied to separate horses, which then pull apart the body. Afterwards, Wallace's quartered remains were put on display around London as a warning. A piece each was hung at Berwick, St. Johnston, Stirling, and Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
Idk, I need professional help.
 
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America: "We also can only make live-action versions of cartoons if we only spend like 5% of the movie on said cartoon character the movie is named after & the rest is spend on boring human characters who had nothing to do with source material"