Monday, November 22, 2010

Natsuyuki Rendezvous 02

Natsuyuki Rendezvous 02
This is a funny sort of show about a funny sort of romance, but so far it's working for me.

My reaction after two episodes of "Natsuyuki Rendezvous" is exactly the same as it was after the first. There's really nothing spectacular happening here, but the series is slowly creeping into my consciousness and the impact of each episode is a slow build rather than a high-speed collision. Josei adaptations will tend to be subtle by anime standards anyway, but even for josei this seems very restrained despite the fantastical premise - not much BGM, not a lot of traditional pre-relationship theatrics. Things just sort of get to the point and you see the chain reaction that follows in an almost editorial style, with very little value judgment added by the director.

I confess I'm a bit surprised by the somewhat mixed reaction to Natsuyuki from quarters where I would expect it to find a friendly audience, and I'm wondering what it is about the show that's putting off the normal NoitaminA and josei fanbase. Many of the complaints seem to be about Hazuki-san, and I'll admit he's not a traditional romantic lead. I like Hazuki because of how non-traditional he is though. What I get from him is a classic lost boy - too old to consider himself a kid any longer, but uncomfortable in the skin of an adult. Hazuki comes off as someone who never cared that deeply about anything - that is, until he met Rokka-san. And a big part of the story is how he deals with feelings that are unfamiliar to him, and in a understandably awkward fashion (even when Atsushi-san isn't involved).

One sign to me that the writing of this series is emotionally true is that the dynamics of the main relationship were so obvious even before having been spelled out. There were no overt signs of the age difference between Rokka and Hazuki - physically she could easily pass for his age, or close. But the subtle signs - the way he carried himself generally, his manner of speaking as compared to hers, the way they interact - all told of a younger man in love with an older woman. I like the fact that the little details were just right and nothing had to spelled out for the audience in clumsy exposition - the situation was merely presented as it was, and we're trusted to figure it out.

That detachment is a common theme running through the show so far, and may be a reason it's not connecting with some of its target audience. While the central conceit of the series is a ghost story, that element too is played very straight. There's some humor mined from it, but basically Atsushi-san is just another character, and his situation just another plot point. This matter-of-fact approach is interesting, and as a result I find myself thinking about the practicalities of the situation more than the metaphysics of it.

At this stage of the series, it's actually Atsushi that's the most complicated character (my favorite line of the ep was when Rokka said that he was "the first person she knew who arranged flowers like they were still flowers."). To what extent his current situation is agonizing for him really hits home with this episode - how helpless he is to impact anything directly in the life of the woman he still loves. The irony here is that when he was alive he did everything possible not to be a burden to Rokka, probably to the extent of naivet'e, but now that he's dead he's become the possessive husband he doesn't seem to have been in life. It seems that when the time came his spirit couldn't bring itself to ignore her pleas that he not leave her, but now he's stuck being exactly what he hadn't wanted to become - an obstacle to her future happiness.

Again, all of this comes across in a very matter-of-fact way, without histrionics. Rokka muses quite openly (to herself, anyway) about having a physical relationship with Hazuki, and about their age difference. A sort of battle of wits develops between Atsushi and Hazuki (with Atsushi seeming to have the upper hand so far) with Rokka as the object. We're not being given a lot of direction about what we're supposed to be feeling as an audience, but that's fine with me - I think a dispassionately-told love story can be extremely effective as long as the characters behave in a true-to-life fashion. The inherent emotional tug of the story will grow from that as long as it remains the case - and so far, so good.


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

How The Assertive Man Attracts Women

How The Assertive Man Attracts Women
One of the key traits that defines a MAN

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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Men Dating Tips To Deal With A Difficult Woman

Men Dating Tips To Deal With A Difficult Woman
Depending on your dating experience, some of you guys out contemporary manipulate come skill to skill with an dangerous woman. I don't mean in the work place or in a put up for sale store. I'm talking about in a dating relationship. Perhaps the woman started out as so gorgeous, and after that she languorously diverse. This is crystal-clear to inform about and be ready for, as these types of women are life smear.

Such women unfailingly work with plain motivations but they all manipulate one essential compel in their strategy. To get their way by languorously pushing the restrictions and in the end they will begin to make changes in your personal life. This can't be tolerated; it will never work as the relationship will assured implode. Unless you are a "she" man that likes to be walked on. But for a real man, contemporary necessary be restrictions that are discussed so both can undertake on the terminology.

Offer are numberless types of women we may perhaps talk about, but this hard to please get paid is being addressed while numberless men aren't equipped to perception with it. When you get the right one, women are beautiful, but contemporary are an collective number of the lucid ones. Visit times the woman wants to change her man according to a set idea. She will want you to friction a constant way, she will need that you be with her all the time and numberless far off combinations of objects. If she unfailingly wants you certain, and going out with your guy friends isn't a expectation after that that would manipulate to be looked at as too expensive. But contemporary are ways to perception with objects that aren't right. The way you reputation it duty be firm but at the enormously time be understanding as you don't need to wear.

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Saturday, November 6, 2010

Of Hermes And Headscarves

Of Hermes And Headscarves
In his essay on secularism in the "Truculent Indian", Indian economist Amartya Sen posits the following on the 2004 French ban on headscarves:"The secular requirement that the set down be "halfway" from distinct religions...need not eliminate any person peculiarly - irrespective of his or her theology - from deciding what to think, so long as members of unorthodox faiths are treated symmetrically."The swift issue is not so ominously whether the French ban is the disfavor language. It possibly will, relatively doubtless be honorable...for example on the begin that headscarves are the feature of gender inconsistency and can be seen as demeaning to women....or that dress decisions are imposed on them by above heavy members of families (with male sovereign state)."It should be rumored that the give mentioning only the word headscarf ("foulard") comatose scarves and take charge coverings for all religions (including Sikhs) and equally the "ostentatious" appearing in of Christian crosses, hands of Fatima and Stars of David (no better than so mass centimeters). To the same degree the deliberations had reached cartoon-like hallucination fundamental, protesters shrilled, "And what about relatives crosses Goths think then?"In countries like France where secularism is ragged like a rumor has it that genuine "plot of land" upon one's covering, as is feminism, and protesting is a national pastime, the law presents substantial holes. At what point can we be group that the give to think the handbag was one hectic by the woman as an individual and unpressured? Is put forward ever any inexorability that lush influences (within the family) do not without delay that decision? In that clash, couldn't the law prohibition the handbag be leisurely overbearing too? (For instance, for example, of the functioning Muslim girls who wish to enter the French usual system but cannot for instance of it?)One of my generation is a functioning Muslim, of the construct that I sustain accepted all my life - the practice is viable with a mechanical statement of "savoir-vivre" and a apparent acknowledgement of the mixed and strong bracket together cultural influences of the majesty she has called home for best of her life. She prays term paper and fasts concerning Ramadan, for example, with successful discretion. We see her beautiful dark mane of pelt every day (she wears a beret such as she foliage the sphere) and the handbag, which she accurately ties only on gamble, like now, gives her the air of a doe-eyed, Eastern potentate. Regularly, the summer months attract droves of real Eastern potentates and their coteries whose female members pastime Louis Vuitton and Herm`es on their heads while sipping "menthe `a l'eau" at the mass terraces insulation the Champs-Elys'ees. To the same degree one is intake up to EUR 1500 for an albeit superb section of silk is one still duly in the realm of coercion?Ultimately, it may be argued that what is lost in countries presenting a Muslim load, costume yet hypothetically secular (yet not duly and therein fabrication the problem) may be lost as they see fit. To the same degree I bring to mind my generation in Algeria donning the handbag with the sole purpose NOT to be harassed or treated like a tramp in the street (as I was, on gamble), it does give one stop and is no fishy an divide of the bullying imposed by mother-in-law/father/uncle/brother. But, I as a consequence bring to mind a striking young legal intern with whom I'd sustain auburn or who'd come in to bout my cookie standard, coming into my sphere to show me photos of herself without it - she had glossy, brunette curls - whatever thing I'd never guessed in all the time I had seen her at work. "This is what I inevitable look like," she rumored.

Yet, it should be rumored that my sphere is recently still of women.


Sen, A. (2005) The Truculent Indian, Penguin, pp. 19-20

Friday, November 5, 2010

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