The long national nightmare is finally over. I finally finished reading all the comments to a Haruhi post.
kaze: Jason I don’t care if it was a typo Haruhi and Kyou would be a crazy hot couple. I’m not sure what the space time implications of rubbing two epic tsundere’s together would be but I’m willing to risk the alpha quadrant to find out.
I decided against fixing the spelling mistake. I kinda like it better this way to say the least.
(Speaking of recent, hawt lesbian couplings… have you seen Octavia and Morgan in Tears to Tiara? Between the Albion Two Towers-like defense, Arthur’s Return of the King-like plot, and Octavia’s and Morgan’s blossoming love, Tears to Tiara has just been a vastly underrated series. And we haven’t even touched on Limwris’ awesomeness. I’m enjoying it.)
ElementOs: Despite bogging down the series, that final scene in the cafe was pretty epic. I loved Haruhi’s reaction and the background music? That was some serious John Williams shit right there, I dig it. Classy little bit at the end with Koizumi and Kyon as well.
I didn’t feel like it was epic. I just felt it ended, we’re glad to be done, and anything that ended it would have been great. Is it up to Simon vs. Anti-spiral standards? No. Is it up to the standards of the end of the Watanagashi arc? No. It is up to Arthur leading his men back to save Albion? No.
(Again, Tears to Tiara… I feel like I haven’t pimped this show enough recently.)
El: You know, Haruhi could of been THE anime of the early 21st century. It could of set the standard for everything, it would of achieved the greatest honor of all: Best Anime of the Decade. However, seeing as how they squandered that chance, the title for the best anime shall now fall to Gurren Lagann.
I would probably place Gurren Lagann in the top ten, but it suffers a lot from having less cultural significance than Stand Alone Complex let alone Haruhi Suzumiya. Gurren Lagann is definitely well-written, incorporates a lot of themes, and is highly entertaining, but it’s not up to Evangelion‘s standards.
(And Evangelion, without question, is the anime of the 90s. If you think otherwise, then I have some magic beans to sell you.)
Kaisos: Haruhi would never have been THE anime of the decade. It’s not the best show out there, it’s one of the most popular and unfortunately overhyped ones.
When people say things like “Tom Brady would never have been the quarterback of the decade,” I get a look on my face that says, “Great, I’m talking with someone who knows nothing about the NFL.”
(In this scenario, Haibane Renmei would be Bubby Brister.)
Phocus: I heard that they are airing a recap episode about Endless Eight
If next week were a recap episode… it would be the second ballsiest move ever (the first being running yet another Endless Eight). But other conspiracy theories aside, Haruhi once again dominates all discussion, and they didn’t have to do any real work (just antagonize their tsundere fanbase). I’m still marveling that my Haruhi posts get so much more traffic than my Ghostory posts. People like to complain. It’s human nature. It’s internet nature. It’s just the way it is. If you cater to the complainers, you’ll always get more eyeballs than if you point to positives, hence why Rush Limbaugh is the most popular hot air balloon model in the US.
dood: Best craziness-to-hawtness ratio goes to Yuno and Yukiteru from Mirai Nikki of course.
Forgot about them, but I’m not sure about Yuno’s hawtness. Kyou, Senjougahara, Lulu, Rena… just a different league than Yuno in that respect. But she is just as bat-shit insane… so Yuno and Yuki are in the conversation, but I don’t think they’re the clear favorites.
torinostu351: (why no Mariya and Kanako?)
They should be added to the conversation too. This is an interesting combo… is Mariya the one who is crazy and hawt, or is Kanako the one who is crazy and hawt? Or are we the crazy ones in this scenario?
Niles: Shut up, crazy foo! >_< I'm trying my darndest to forget the A-Team were ever lapdogs for The Man.
I still can’t believe that they never made a movie for A-Team back when Mr. T was still healthy… if we can have Brady Bunch, GI Joe, and Bewitched movies, why can’t we have an A-Team movie?
(You know what’s a million dollar idea? A live-action Black Lagoon movie. I would even support the train wreck-but-entertaining route with Zac Efron as Rock, Rosario Dawson as Revy, Samuel L Jackson as Dutch, and Jeff Goldblum as Benny. Like you wouldn’t enjoy seeing a boat crash into a helicopter in mid-air again.)
MrFox: What really puzzles me is why they paint the solution as some complexed mystery in previous episodes for the audience to solve, when Kyon gets the right answer by accident with very little thought into at all. It really makes the whole loop thing rather pointless when the solution can be pulled out of Kyon’s ass.
It’s called “poor writing.” Endless Eight was really a throwaway story, and the level of writing in Haruhi isn’t really greater than Keroro or Harry Potter. Just pulp to feed the masses their Mikuru moe and Itsuki flames. Just Kyoto did such a good job the first time around, it covered up a lot of the poor writing. Live Alive wasn’t really anything special in the novels, but Kyoto hit a home run with it and made it 500% better than what it was. Just now with Endless Eight… I think they’ve made it 15,532% worse than what it was.
(It’s like the first time you meet a cute girl, maybe you don’t see her warts. By the 15,532nd time, you’ll see them. Literally, figuratively both, whatever.)
-rh-: Delicious henpecking Haruhi redeemed everything for me. God, I’m such a sucker for tsunderes. Oh, and if you’re coming, I’m coming too, Haruhi. If you know what I mean.
I’m thinking maybe Haruhi wants to be ordered around by Kyon (or Kyou even)… wouldn’t that be the greatest turn of events? Haruhi becoming the Kanako to Kyon’s Mariya…
Chrisso: I love God, my mother, my family, and Kyon for growing balls
Yep… these are my readers.