“Four – Seven – Eight”
Sep 3rd, 2017

 

Not a geometry formula. A breathing exercise that’s handy for when you can’t fall asleep. Close your mouth and inhale through your nose to a count of four. Hold your breath for a count of seven. Exhale through your mouth to a count of eight. Repeat that cycle a few times and you should be off to dreamland.

Yes, Seasonal Prattle is well aware that you’re still terrible at falling asleep when you should. Fix that.

Don’t say Clarity has never taught you anything.

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CLARITY: QUOTE OF THE WEEK

18if #09 — Shark Lady, The Penis Genie, and Vagina Immolation” – A real headline

CLARITY: RESOURCES

MY HERO ACADEMIA VS WESTERN SUPERHEROS

There’s an element of performance in classic heroism, something that makes them more like rock stars or pop idols than police officers. Heroes must always be strong because they must represent strength – they must be our confidence, and show us how great we can be. And that “we can be” is a bit of a sticking point – heroes can’t just inspire complacency, they must inspire people to heroism themselves. Today we kick off Clarity with a rather interesting video that surfaced this week – a piece that explores, compares and contrasts Hero Academia’s heroes against more popular, western ones:

My Hero Academia Vs Western Superheros


STAYING STEADY – TSUREZURE CHILDREN

Tsurezure Children still has the sense of energy, comedic timing, and holistic anime storytelling that makes it so charming even this late into it’s run. Creation of a lovable cast in such a short week to week window isn’t an easy thing, but this series certainly has been up to the task even if it does appears to be slightly stalling narrative wise as of recent:

Tsurezure Children Episode 9


PURPOSE BEHIND PRINCESS PRINCIPAL’S ORDER?

I can heavily get behind Princess Principal’s use of lighting and composition to often sell their scenes’ sense of presence more deeply than any of their words or actions. The series doesn’t have to primarily lean on plot beats or outright dialogue to texture its cast or create reasonable investment into their headspaces. But strong visual coordination isn’t the only trick that Princess Principal has up its sleeve; Its scripting and order actually has more value than you may initially think:

Why the Stories in Princess Principal Are Told Out of Order


PLENTY OF INSIGHT INTO MADE IN ABYSS

Week after week Made in Abyss just continues to prove to be one of most enduring and competent works of the season – rotating in a stable of terrific writers and artists to give top shelf effort to solid source material. Kinema Citrus’ vision of the abyss itself is still gorgeous, and the direction is still complementary to a comfortable steady burn. Below we have the pleasure of featuring a rather well made blog that provides plenty of insight and value to MIA’s concepts:

Made in Abyss: A history of going down


SCOREBOARD

Staying up to date with the general reception of seasonal works is something that any avid seasonal watcher should be keeping their eye on. Scores in a vacuum may not mean a lot, and it certainly isn’t a hard indicator of a given series’ quality, but there is value to be obtained from checking on them. At the minimum, you can at least see what a decent sample size of viewers roughly consider to be /good/ or /bad/.

The Best and Worst of the Season So Far:

CLARITY: SAYINGS


What to say when you open a giant delivery box and there’s a tiny package inside…
That was disappointing. Just like this week’s Classroom of the Elite. For what is now the second episode in a row, CotE has spun its wheels on what might as well be another beach episode that provides little to no value. Fans of the series can only pray that it returns to its “pre-vacation form” that was episode six next Wednesday.


What to say when you find out that we’re getting yet another Death Note adaptation
Can we please stop? Apparently we haven’t learned our lesson yet. After Netflix’s recent misfire attempting to adapt Death Note live, German publisher Lübbe is adapting Death Note into a 12-hour audio drama. Seasonal Prattle is currently taking bets on exactly how hard this one will crash and burn.



CLARITY: ONE THING TO KNOW


There’s an article out there that actually took the time to display all of the meals in Restaurant to Another World. No, we’re serious. The chocolate parfait is our favorite.


CLARITY: CONNECTIONS

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8 thoughts to “Clarity: Weekly Insight (Sep 3rd, 2017)

  • Remy Fool

    THAT HEADLINE FOR THE 18if ARTICLE HOLY MOLY

    The editorial about the anachronic nature regarding PriPri’s episodes was a real eye-opener. I feel enlightened and pathetic at the same time.

    punishedhag’s post about Made in Abyss was amazing!! I loved how she talked about humanity’s historical obsession with the vertical descent, the unknown, etc and how she tied in so many games and series and works of literature.

    THOSE WHO DON’T LEARN FROM HISTORY ARE DOOMED TO SUFFER CONSEQUENCES THAT SEEM RATHER SIMILAR BUT ARE NOT QUITE THE SAME

    Thanks for sharing such wonderful content, Prattle and team!

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    • Prattle

      Episode 9 of 18if will haunt me to no end. Once you see it you can no longer unsee it. Idols will never be the same.

      I personally really like the PriPri post a lot – especially since I’m about to knock its most recent episode out and can be more conscious of its structure.

      Hag did a really good job and I wish I could pat Hag’s head after such a wonderful MIA blog.

      Thank you for always being a good Remy, Remy.

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      • remyfool

        …when you put it that way, I feel tempted to see it.

        Mmm it was great. I’m about to do so, too.

        Right? I’ll just pat your head instead.

        I always try to be a good Remy. Thank you for being a good Prattle!

        P.S. I can’t believe I forgot to compliment the 4-7-8 advice or the Restaurant to Another World meal editorial. Very useful and very delicious!

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        • Prattle

          Watch it Remy. 18if is episodic so you can hop in right away and realize how, well, weird this week was.

          Great minds think alike.

          B-Be gentle.

          You’re welcome!

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  • Eren

    The opening paragraph really cracked me up.

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    • Prattle

      🙂

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  • Izanaginookami

    “Four – Seven – Eight”

    Yes, Seasonal Prattle is well aware that you’re still terrible at falling asleep when you should. Fix that.

    M-Masaka! Stalk- You know your readers well. I remember trying that once… no, actually I don’t remember it. So, it’s probably effective. My new method is to sleep so little, to actually drop dead on the bed with your mind already dozing off. Marvellous returning to school.

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    • Prattle

      I applaud you for being able to make it through the whole day on such little sleep.

      If it were me, I would resort to the delicious temptation known as naps.

      Reply

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