An oldie, but it was great
Finished watching Escaflowne earlier this morning, and wow - a great and touching tale. I get the feeling that good stories have a trend of becoming more weird and twisted because doing anything normal would be too cliche, but Escaflowne gave a traditional fantasy set story with a balanced mix of action & love, and did an outstanding job with it, a happy classic like The Princess Bride, or Final Fantasy VI. I dove in watching the series thinking that the ending had already been spoiled by my friends, ***spoiler*** they told me the series ended inconclusively with Van simply reuniting with his brother - I guess the TV channel that played it about a year ago never finished it... I feel like ruining it for them right now :p ***end spoiler
. The only thing that sucked is that I accidentally watched part of it out of order (doh), and that it had to come to an end with some element of separation, the consequence of which I feel a sense of sadness - last time I felt that happened was with Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid - damn, and they were going to live clean too....
I'm also out of anime...
I think I'll check out Hellsing next from my friend, at least the focus on that is style over story, which also helps because my friends already showed me the ending, which thankfully doesn't ruin too much. I'll probably do RahXephon after.
In the meantime, I'm getting another cute story: Walt Disney's Bambi from Overnet... a time before the Disney as we now know went mad with power and commercialism.*silence ensues*
What? Didn't YOU have a childhood?
I have no mouth, and I must scream.
(still stuck with 'Awaiting Authorization')