>based on a light novel
>young teenage protagonists
>nonsensical made-up sport
Hope you guys realise half the shows this season are harry potter with a new coat of paint. Feel bad for not realising this earlier.
Seasonal anime are just seasonal.
Real anime are real.
That may be true but Harry Potter was easily one of the dullest franchise in the history of movie franchises. Each episode following the boy wizard and his pals from Hogwarts Academy as they fight assorted villains has been indistinguishable from the others. Aside from the gloomy imagery, the seriesüf only consistency has been its lack of excitement and ineffective use of special effects, all to make magic unmagical, to make action seem inert.
Perhaps the die was cast when Rowling vetoed the idea of Spielberg directing the series; she made sure the series would never be mistaken for a work of art that meant anything to anybody?just ridiculously profitable cross-promotion for her books. The Harry Potter series might be anti-Christian (or not), but itüfs certainly the anti-James Bond series in its refusal of wonder, beauty and excitement. No one wants to face that fact. Now, thankfully, they no longer have to.
>a-at least the books are g-g-good though
The writing is dreadful; the book was terrible. As I read, I noticed that every time a character went for a walk, the author wrote instead that the character "stretched his legs."
I began marking on the back of an envelope every time that phrase was repeated. I stopped only after I had marked the envelope several dozen times. I was incredulous. Rowling's mind is so governed by cliches and dead metaphors that she has no other style of writing. Later I read a lavish, loving review of Harry Potter by the same Stephen King. He wrote something to the effect of, "If these kids are reading Harry Potter at 11 or 12, then when they get older they will go on to read Stephen King." And he was quite right. He was not being ironic. When you read "Harry Potter" you are, in fact, trained to read Stephen King
great gatsby made me want to rip my eyeballs out when i read it for class. maybe its because im not native english speaker but the fucking language used in that book was single handedly the most cryptic and bizzare i've ever experienced after shakespearian literature
you nigga need to chill the fuck out.. damn son, calm those man tits of yours
This single tag will guarantee me not picking up a show
Two things I never get:
>have truth serum
>innocent people being sentenced and criminals avoiding jail are still a thing
It doesn't make any sense, unless they have some wizard jews controlling the government and trying to ruing everything.
>casting speed is limited by human reflexes
>the most deadly spell can be dodged and kills one person at the time
>no one uses superior muggle weaponry
Just drop some missiles on top of bad guys. Why won't they do that? Why would all wizards be completely unaware of how technology works? I bet jew wizards did this.
Conclusion: HP makes no sense and plot holes are so deep, you can see EoE at the bottom, or Voldemort was an inside job.
It was written for kids and teens. At my age now I would love to have more information about how exactly magic in the universe works and explanations of plot holes, but kids just read it and go with it.
>only one male
into the trash it goes
>there's another male
>he's a side character that doesn't get spotlight
into the trash it goes
if you can't write a reasonable second male main character into your story, then it's shit
FUCK YOU VOLTAIRE I'M NOT BUTTHURT OVER YOUR VIEWS ON RELIGION YOU'RE JUST WRONG
MUH BATTLE OF WATERLOO IT WAS TOTALLY THE RAIN'S FAULT GUYS MY MANS NAPOLEON GOT CHEATED
Reminder that Snape is the most pathetic character in the entire book and in no way a hero as the books try to tell you. He was a petty bitter little man who did everything out of selfish self-interest.
This is pretty much true - he never matured beyond about 14 and spent the rest of his life pining after some girl who was nice to him for a little while.
But the women love that shit. It's a romantic dick-in-a-box story.
>How to Read a Film: Movies Media and Beyond,
>Harry Potter invented all of these things.
Even your average haremshit world has more internal consistency than Harry Potter. Goddamn, what a fucking mess. It's all fun and games when you are a kid but you grow up and notice all the blatant plotholes and inconsistencies and wonder how the fuck you managed to like this in the first place.
The first 1-2 movies/books when it's mainly about introducing you to this magical world, sure. After that when it actually tries to have a serious plot and characters it turns to unmitigated shit.
Honestly, the only annoying thing about TFA was that Rey was boring as fuck.
I entered the movie expecting to hate Finn and he was surprisingly cool considering all.
Kylo Red was the best part though, he's a whiny child and a pathetic Vader wannabe. It's great.
For me it's LN adaptation with magic/ science/ other bullshit battles between schools premise. I'd give one episode a chance, but more often than not I'd drop it before finishing the episode.
I cringed at the moment they released the beholder monsters 'accidently' and they just happen to 'eat all the bad guys and no good guys get hurt'
The force scene with Finn and Han Solo was pretty funny though
Nah, Harry Potter was pretty natural and organic about how it revealed things.
These days you get episode one of LN about kids trapped in a MMO school and it's just a fucking tourism video about how the world/school works with some token fanservice. Then there's all this weird obsession with strict ordering and bureaucratic inanity.
The worst thing you could say about Harry Potter, is that Harry himself was pretty uninterested in how the world works beyond the bare essentials. I mean, compare to Hermione who was learning everything she could learn, Harry learned basically just the minimum he needed to know to get through the day.
>Dune and Huck Finn in Shit-tier
>One Hundred Years in low-tier
>Motherfucking Ulysses and Candide not in God-tier
I'll admit a lot of the high-tier ones are deserving of their place, but whoever made this image has generally abysmal taste. What sickens me is that there are people like this who on English-language literature and spread their terrible opinions to impressionable young students.
She was moe as fuck. Harry got shit taste in women, jesus.
Why is everyone so fixated on this cunt? Is it because the movie actor? She's canonically ugly and completely crazy. Is it because it makes people think "I'm lonely and she's lonely so we'd make the perfect pair?"
Both have important insight. There was a radio show about Orwell Huxelly and a third author (one of their teachers I think) that essentially said it's going to be both of those outcomes at once before being singularly BNW or 1984.
You can already see the evidence of this today. You've got the massive surveillance and push to limit and control language/speech of 1984 and the distraction of hedonism and focus on "emotion and feelings" instead of facts from BNW.
>best girl doesn't win
Oh fuck, you're right
HP is just another shitty shounen
If you hadn't mixed 20 different genres in pic related maybe I would have fallen for the bait senpai
>>MC's male friend actually gets respect
Only during the last third of the series, from when he finally gits gud at being a Quidditch keeper. Before that he was just like the typical male friend of male MC in animu.
I'll give the other 2, but then it was only possible because Harry only had eyes for other girls. That said male MC having zero interest whatsoever in main girl (and vice versa) is almost unheard of in animu too.
It's not but it would most likely have been one if a Japanese had written it.
Thats because Anime and LN's are written by nerdy Otaku who think everything needs a million rules and everything needs to be laid out and magic needs to be explained scientifically.
This is actually a common complaint you see from nerds on 4chan against harry potter "HP is shit, they don't explain rules or how magic works" while ignoring the fucking tone of the books are whimsical.
Its like those fucking autistic remakes of Grimm fairy tales, but they instead of just having Red Riding Hood get fucking eaten by a wolf, there is domestic and geo politics, magical rules, races all set up for no fucking reason, instead of being just a wolf, the wolf is a lycan you see, from the last remnants of the lycan kingdom established 1000 years ago in the deep woods, the lycan waged a war with the humans, but with help from the wizards of white tower, the humans were able to overcome the lycan and destroy them almost entirely, the Ragnos, one of the few hundred remaining wolves is a lycan hunter who needs to bring game back to his people, so he establishes a trap to capture some humans for consumption.
Too many nerds, something like that is apparently better than, he's a wolf, and he likes eating people.
I have no problem with works that have deep lore and rules (middle earth, earthsea etc) but fuck this trend of bureaucratic rule exposition dumps in fantasy especially anime since Japs love their fucking exposition dumps.
>According to the author
Jej, no. Rowling just went along with it. Other people were behind the change and all she said was 'well you know, I never said she was white', to which several fans answered in all their book wormy glory, 'yes you did here on page 'x' and here on page-' and so on.
>Hope you guys realise half the shows this season are harry potter with a new coat of paint.
Clearly anime has never tried the Harry Potter formula with a new setting before.
Isn't this the same woman who was all like "oh, wait, maybe Hermoine and Harry had chemistry after all! woops my bad! tee-he!" and didn't even know she was writing a fantasy novel
>mentioning Harry Potter in the same sentence as LOTR and Dune
They are so far apart in quality it's ridiculous. J.K is a hack who had a case of the right time right place and had her movies fuel fan her bandwagon all teh way to the bank
I believe for your first point it was explained as pureblood wizards completely fail at logical thinking. Probably because magic breaks all laws of the universe etc
For the second I think it was explained that even the passive weak ass shields wizards activate in battle easily deal with muggle weapons. Pretty sure human magic users are super human in Harry Potter anyway, it's not uncommon for people to crash and fall in Quidditch and only end up with a sprain / fractured bone.
On top of that you have magical healing.
>People keep comparing Little Witch Academia to Harry Potter instead of comparing to The Worst Witch which has literally the exact same premise and the exact same characters.
Rowling confirmed humans beat wizards.
Also that is one of the major points, fucking douchenozzle voldermort trying to take over the world, would reveal the existence of wizards which would then face full retaliation as humans just fucking storm the wizarding world and genocide everything.
Oh really? Well forget what I said then. That's pretty dissapointing actually.
Also how would they storm the wizarding world? They can't see or access it. They can only interact with wizards who step into the muggle world.
If a war really did break out between wizards and normal humans, the human side would have the advantage. Normal humans outnumber wizards a million to one. While humans don't understand magic all that well, wizards are also largely ignorant of human resources and technology. Also, humans have entire armies trained for combat. The combat specialists in Harry Potter aren't actually all that impressive in the grand scheme of things, especially since any civilian with a wand can apparently fight competently against terrorists. This implies that to a wizard, "combat training" is basically limited to what you learn in the average boarding school. Wizards don't know shit about martial arts, combat strategy or tactics. A school filled with children, teenagers and teachers were able to ward off the most dangerous terrorist group in wizarding history, and this is supposed to be considered a major accomplishment.
Notice me not charm = no muggles can ever perceive them nevermind fight them. It would just look like people are falling over and dying from nothing.
If they were retarded enough to not use the charm and engage in open warfare then sure. But other than being ready to carpet bomb any location where people start dying minutes after it happens how would humans fight?
>nerdy Otaku who think everything needs a million rules and everything needs to be laid out and magic needs to be explained scientifically.
but that shit is cool idiot, thats what makes it whimsical, not fucking unexplained shit.
The problem is that everything needs a certain amount of rules. Rowling's world has rules, though not as many as other things, but she often contradicts those few rules in later books. It's fine to play it loose, but at least try to limit the amount of plotholes you introduce.
>Ethel and Herminoe (and several other characters from other shows like Genie From Downunder) started by "bossy british girl" fetish.
>TFW Ethel turned out to be a QT3.14 even more than Emma Watson
My dream woman.
If you could choose your house, which one would you spend 7 years in?
Hufflepuff: Basement. Entry from a barrel, near the castle kitchen.
Slytherin: Basement. Underneath the lake
>3rd Harry Potter movie
>The kids are talking about Sirius Black
>One of the kids is racially black
>The camera literally zooms in on his face and he says "Black could be anywhere"
I nearly fucking died laughing in the cinema with my friends. And to think JK went on to say Trump is Hitler.
I believe she said said it after Trump suggested halting mass muslim immigration when a poll came out that showed how least 25% of muslims already in America think terrorism is justified, while 75% think America should be governed under sharia law.
>Come for Hermione
>No Hermione to be found
>showed how least 25% of muslims already in America think terrorism is justified, while 75% think America should be governed under sharia law.
Shit. Don't fuck this up America. My country is relatively sand free and I don't want you paving the way here.
You poor person, you. That cuts out practically 90% of your viewing pool.
Yeah and another poll showed that Republicans favor bombing the city from Aladdin. Never trust opinion polls, especially when they concern a topic that isn't being widely and extensively polled like approval ratings. You have no idea how easy it is to manipulate data to prove a point.
I couldn't care less about Emma Watson, but don't talk shit about Hermione.
She's the closest thing to a 2D waifu a 3DPD can get.
/a/ is not one person. Personally I like it, but when I read the books sometimes I thought I would gouge out my eyes from reading nonessetial shit. 30 pages about the weed that Hobbits smoke - I think I died after finishing that part.
I know. You might have just tried to manipulate shit yourself when you said "republicans" like a blanket term and not "30% of GOP supporters".
By the same tone, I could say that only 37% of democrats wouldn't bomb it and leave it at that to give the impression that most democrats want to bomb Aladdin.
That was actually the point of those bits. Tolkein's writing style tended to shift a lot to reflect the content, and was insufferably mundane and droning whenever dealing with the Hobbit was of life because, well, it was mundane and droning. He actually did a pretty good job of imitating the long-winded nonsense of somebody who loves the sound of their own voice talking at length about irrelevant shit. It's great irony because the peaceful pre-adventure parts of the book are so incredibly boring compared to the actual adventuring and the characters themselves are clueless about this but gradually realize it throughout. The reader knows how boring it is right away because it's presented in a boring way, a way that's directly imitating just how boring their way is.
Tolkein was a very rhetorically adept author. It's a shame he wasted most of his career writing about midgets and magical celts battling fantasy niggers.
>Implying stories about whites battling hordes of niggers are a waste of time.
I think they're cool. You always think the whites will lose because of the sheer hordes of niggers, but the whites always manage to compensate for lower numbers with supremely good tactics and innate genius. Like the time when basically all of Africa tried to kick out whitey in the 1970s 'anti whitey war', and whitey was just like, "We're white, you lose" and by golly did the Africans lose. Shit, the average SA soldier must have had a 40 to 1 k/d.
You know what I'm saying? I don't.
At least 90% of shows I watch arent shit then
>To Kill A Mockingbird
I know this is bait but there's no way anyone can seriously think this.
I can't really comment without reading into it, but I'm pretty sure most of the SA forces were just white guys in short shorts with FALs. It was good leaders and map reading skills that helped the most.
It's /lit/'s old hivemind. Probably nobody actually takes it seriously, but they'd pretend to for the sake of shitposting and faux elitism. The list is basically "what I read in highschool > what you read in highschool, literature section of Indigo > genre fiction, first year lit major reading list > mainstream, entry level classics > everything else"
It's almost half ironic, though I'm sure that's the sort of self-deprecating humour that attracts the sort who mistakenly think they're among good company.
>Thats because Anime and LN's are written by nerdy Otaku who think everything needs a million rules and everything needs to be laid out and magic needs to be explained scientifically.
This shit right here is the cornerstone of bad writing, and the fastest way to get anyone with a brain to drop a series. Authors that think it's ok to spend 50% of all time dedicated to exposition explaining their inane magic/science/battle system because they think it's like a video game (hint: it's not) are the worst of the worst. That's how you end up with shit like Raildex or One Piece where the authors try explaining their ability system with pointless details and then at several points completely contradict what they've written because they need to plot to move in one direction and don't know how to color within their own lines. Laying out some general rules and then saying "It's magic" is fine; I can buy that. Spending 10 chapters explaining how the magic works via "science" and then blatantly contradicting the concepts you've tried to describe is shit writing. Anyone who likes superfluous levels of detail in these sorts of battle systems can fucking kill themself.
>Motherfucking Ulysses and Candide not in God-tier
I remember hating Ulysses and dropping it before 50 pages, granted this was back when i was 14 yo. Should i go back and give it another shot?
I think this is closer to a nutshelled 4chan.
Definitely. Nothing good comes from overexplaining magic systems. It wastes time and the ideas are never anything interesting.
Magic works best when it follows intuitive rules rather than rational rules anyway.
Shit opinion. Lore4lyfe. I should be able to know the ins and outs and be wowed by changes discoveries or new creative use.
Fantasy stories with rational, explained magic are all stuff like MMO LNs, young adult fantasy novels, and video games. It's the worst trash on the planet.
Stories about intuitive magic include what little good fantasy exists, as well as real world myths and folklore which are infinitely more complex and interesting than any modern fantasy setting.
You couldn't be more wrong
>implying mmo magic is explained much less rational
>implying having a working, ever present dues ex machina on stand by makes good fiction
Suicide is painless, friend.
>implying mmo magic is explained much less rational
MMO magic is completely rational, so much so that you can quantify and perform calculations on it. This spell costs x mana and does y damage to one target. Just using that you can figure out how many times your wizard can cast the spell and how much damage he can do.
>implying having a working, ever present dues ex machina on stand by makes good fiction
All settings are 100% susceptible to deus ex machina. It's entirely up to the author to prevent them and nothing else. Like, even in a setting with no magic you can just have the cops show up at the right time or whatever. Knowing your protagonist's exact quantified power level and which kinds of mana they need to cast lightning magic won't prevent that.
I want to do flying lessons. it's like cycling but even better. How kids aren't on a broom 24/7 is beyond me. Also charms and defense. Potions a shit. transfiguration a shit. quidditch a shit. Hufflepuffs are dweebs from dumblr.
Reminder literally a catgirl.
Yes. tfw inherited a 1970s edition full collection of tolkien's complete works. The COMFIEST novels.
>Magic works best when it follows intuitive rules rather than rational rules anyway.
That's a good way to put it.
You're a 14 year old who plays too many MMOs. Fuck off.
>>135984639 is a good idea if you aren't used to reading books as opaque as that, but yes, you should definitely read it. It's a wonderful book and even if it takes a little effort to get meaning out of it, once you do so the story really is engaging enough to hold your attention to the end. It also gives a lot of insight into the contemporary mindset. You may be disappointed to find that it doesn't really live up to its reputation of lewdness though. Not compared to what you're used to seeing here at least.
Brave New World was fucking bizarre. It was like reading the self-deprecating sexual fantasy of a paranoid anti-communist who'd forced himself into studying science when he really wanted to be a Doctor of Literature. 1984 was both more coherent and more plausible.
>Hufflepuffs are dweebs from dumblr.
Hufflepuff is literally just for those, who don't fit in the other 3 houses.
Not courage or justice inclined, not power/heritage/evil inclined, or academics inclined, you go to Hufflepuff.
That's why it has got the highest population of all the houses. It's basically made for normal wizards, who aren't anything special.
Honestly, I understand why his estate is so reluctant to allow them to be published. While it is certainly interesting and arousing, I'm not sure we really need to know how many fingers he liked up his butt while he was getting sucked off or how exquisite he found the smell of his wife's farts to fully understand his novels in context.
I think that that same lack of exploration is why the world buidling in HPseries wasn't very good. At some point in time children need to grow and become independent but it just felt as though Harry never became independent and thus wasn't interested in more than just the bare minimum of information. What she should have done was make him more curious about the world around him.
Regular anime is constantly reborn and watched by most - whether they are newfags or oldfags just rewatching/clearing backlog. Seasonal anime is usually hyped up but then dies once the season ends. Never to be watched or talked about by many people once the season is over. Think of annual vs perennial plants.