“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
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
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:
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.