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| "Re(5):Nana's Everyday Life" , posted Sun 23 Oct 16:45|
I loled a lot during the whole lecture, although I must admit the last chapter was really shocking and sick (in almost all the ways I can imagine), but if you really want to read something moving, I'd suggest you another Uziga's work called "Schoolgirl in Concrete". Based on real events (the discovery of a loli corpse in a concrete-filled drum at the outskirts of Saitama), it's a fictional dramatization of the last months of the girl's life. Perhaps the most chilling of all is the awareness of knowing that those events, albeit higly exaggerated, could have happened in real life (we aren't talking about immortal maidens or stuff like that)...
Sounds like the guy compulsively reads Warren Ellis' blog for material. Speaking of which, I bet this stroy beats that out for bizarre fucked-up-ness.
As much as it sounds compelling (and I'm not saying media can't be made based on gruesome events, especially given the Cannes Award-winning Elephant, based on Columbine), it just seems, especially in the context its mentioned, I can't help but wonder how much of it wallows in the shock factor. I mean, what's the author's point in beating the reader over the head with such graphic detail of extreme violence? The grimness of life? That's a weak statement - Ebert nailed it when he slammed Chaos for it's nihilistic violence
It could just be the wuss in me, but that's a criticism I had of the Clone Army comics, that it's all shock and no substance... (although I do enjoy April & May)
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