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Author:  wolfwood [ January 4th, 2009, 12:56 am ]
Post subject:  Re: 11th Contest: Best Short Story (Open)

42317 wrote:
Bloodfairy
I admit I was inspired by Asimov's "Nightfall", a story about a planet in a system with several suns where only every few thousand years a nightfall occurs - subsequently people go mad, and in an attempt to create light they burn everything, very much destroying their civilization. Asimov also has a cultist appearing, but has a rather psychological and scientific approach, describing a bunch of academics who have barred themselves in an observatory in the attempt to gather data for those who (mentally) survive the night, like young children, the blind, or whoever appeared strong enough.
wolfwood wrote:
42317, have you watched "Planetes" yet?

Well, yes, I have. Why do you ask?

I just thought you'd like the title. Since it deals a little with space, the future, and it has a very realistic feel.

Nightfall sounds like an interesting title too.

Author:  42317 [ January 4th, 2009, 2:29 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Short Stories

wolfwood wrote:
42317, have you watched "Planetes" yet?
42317 wrote:
Well, yes, I have. Why do you ask?

I just thought you'd like the title. Since it deals a little with space, the future, and it has a very realistic feel.

To be honest I couldn't warm up to Planetes.
To quote myself (2008-03-27, in "Anime Advice"):

"Planetes didn't offer me any really likable characters except for Yuri and Ai, and whatever action or philosophy it wanted to convey could not spark any interest in me. Ai is indeed the only really interesting character on that behalf. Hachimaki on the other hand really pissed me off due to his changing to the dark side, so to speak. When he turned ignorant and stubborn in order to reach his goal the series was lost for me."

To be clear: I'm not saying it's bad - I'm only saying I didn't like it.
The setting and the technical elements are very good, but most characters are not to my liking. Even the great voice cast doesn't save it imho.

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