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HOLY SHIT PEOPLE, IT'S NOT BAD ENOUGH WE'RE GETTING AN UTENA EXHIBITION RIGHT NOW

THEY. ARE. MAKING. A. NEW. MUSICAL. NEXT. YEAR. START LOSING YOUR SHIT RIGHT NOW

#1 | Back to Top06-22-2007 08:01:03 PM

Coco Melancholy
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Pick a despair

Go on, pick one that you think defines a Utena character, or even you if you wanna throw that in. Because I'm a master of pessimism: http://despair.com/viewall.html


Bitterness

http://despair.com/bitterness.html

Never be afraid to share your dreams with the world, because there's nothing the world loves more than the taste of really sweet dreams.

Is that Juri or what? If there was subtitles that translate what the characters really mean instead of what they say. I guarantee those would be at the bottom of the screen during Shiori's "believe in miracles" scene.

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#2 | Back to Top06-22-2007 10:02:20 PM

brian
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Re: Pick a despair

Elitism - It's lonely at the top, but it's comforting to look down upon everyone at the bottom.

Akio most likely. Like the stereotype of Lucifer he probably believes that it's better to reign in Hell than serve in Heaven, nonetheless he cannot help staring at the stars and sighing. It parallels his attitude to Miss Tenjou "Heaven Above", he is drawn to her but wants to subdue her and make her his Princess. But even if he won, he would lose because such a defeated Utena would just turn into another Rose Bride and she would cease to shine for him.

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#3 | Back to Top06-23-2007 01:24:27 AM

Black Mantha
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Re: Pick a despair

Beauty - If you're attractive enough on the outside, people will forgive you for being irritating to the core.
I imagine Nanami has this on her wall.

Destiny - You were meant for me. Perhaps as a punishment.
That's creepily Anthy.

Goals - It's best to avoid standing directly between a competitive jerk and his goals.
I didn't know Saionji was a blonde in his early years.

Worth - Just because you're necessary doesn't mean you're important
Kanae.


Man will occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of the time he will pick himself up and continue on.
- Winston Churchill

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#4 | Back to Top06-23-2007 02:16:13 AM

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Re: Pick a despair

Flattery If you want to get to the top, prepare to kiss a lot of the bottom. (Just so Touga)

Power Power corrupts. Absolute power corrupts absolutely. But it rocks absolutely, too. (Akio knows this all too well)

Humiliation The harder you try, the dumber you look. (Look what happened to Shiori)

Procrastination Hard work often pays off after time, but laziness always pays off now. (Now this is something I can relate to.)


http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o50/spatulasama/DooDah.jpg

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#5 | Back to Top06-23-2007 02:58:01 AM

Coco Melancholy
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Re: Pick a despair

Black Mantha wrote:

Worth - Just because you're necessary doesn't mean you're important
Kanae.

omg lol! Thats so harsh, so harsh and so true.

Tamago wrote:

Flattery If you want to get to the top, prepare to kiss a lot of the bottom. (Just so Touga)

How could I not have seen that! O.O perefect fit.

Just to throw myself in. Yep, bitterness is me as well.

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#6 | Back to Top06-23-2007 03:10:04 AM

allegoriest
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Re: Pick a despair

Underachievement
The tallest blade of grass is the first to be cut by the lawnmower.
I think the Student Council needs to remember this one.


Insanity
It's difficult to comprehend how insane some people can be. Especially when you're insane.
Daww, Mikage~~


Elitism
It's lonely at the top, but it's comforting to look down upon everyone at the bottom.
Touga, in his mind.


Delusions
There is no greater joy than soaring high on the wings of your dreams, except maybe the joy of watching a dreamer who has nowhere to land but in the ocean of reality.
That's the whole show right there I think. X_x


http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a94/leeness/Ruka--Juri-banner-1.png

Only a lemming must be concerned with the ends of the world.

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#7 | Back to Top06-23-2007 05:47:23 AM

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Re: Pick a despair

This thread has inspired me to create my own Demotivator. school-devil

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o50/spatulasama/procrastinationX.jpg

I hope you understand the symbolism I used here, in this case a goldfish that died from never been fed.


http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o50/spatulasama/DooDah.jpg

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#8 | Back to Top06-23-2007 07:58:40 AM

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Re: Pick a despair

Tamago wrote:

This thread has inspired me to create my own Demotivator. school-devil

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o50/ … ationX.jpg

I hope you understand the symbolism I used here, in this case a goldfish that died from never been fed.

I feel that the procrastination pic you have here resembles Juri's initial lack of pro-activeness in making her feelings known, secretly waiting for the power of the miracle to do it for her, but that's just me.

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#9 | Back to Top06-23-2007 08:25:54 AM

Coco Melancholy
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Re: Pick a despair

Why is it so many that go with Juri I apply to myself. Darn my egoism. Great poster Tamago! *totally pretensious* it speaks to me.......

Delusions
There is no greater joy than soaring high on the wings of your dreams, except maybe the joy of watching a dreamer who has nowhere to land but in the ocean of reality.
That's the whole show right there I think. X_x

*nods sagely*

Underachievement
The tallest blade of grass is the first to be cut by the lawnmower.
I think the Student Council needs to remember this one.

Agreed

I remember my friend telling me that at her work place, they put motivational posters up and she was telling me a few phrases, I thought that was cute, and resolved myself to get her this:

Motivation-If a pretty poster and a cute saying are all it takes to motivate you, you probably have a very easy job. The kind robots will be doing soon.

Oh yes, more Utena ones:

Mistakes-It could be that the purpose of your life is only to serve as a warning to others.

Mikage....poor poor Mikage.

Sacrifice-Your role may be thankless, but if you're willing to give it your all, you just might bring success to those who outlast you.

Anthy???

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#10 | Back to Top06-23-2007 09:00:45 AM

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Re: Pick a despair

Looks like my Demotivator was right on the money etc-love , I was thinking of creating my own Procrastination  Poster and the first thing I thought of that would fit the symbolism was a dead goldfish.


http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o50/spatulasama/DooDah.jpg

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#11 | Back to Top06-23-2007 09:36:57 AM

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Re: Pick a despair

Coco Melancholy wrote:

Sacrifice-Your role may be thankless, but if you're willing to give it your all, you just might bring success to those who outlast you.

Anthy???

I think this can also be Utena. After all, she's the one who took the swords in place of Anthy, and she's the one who technically pulled Anthy out of the academy.

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#12 | Back to Top06-23-2007 01:20:35 PM

Nanami's Rose Groom
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Re: Pick a despair

Persistence - http://despair.com/persistence.html

That's pessimistic in one way and hilarious in other way. Why does it remind me of Akio's shocked face in the last episode? emot-biggrin Well, and a bit about Mikage school-freud


"Get back to the surface, where the sunlight is so dazzling"

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#13 | Back to Top06-23-2007 02:17:13 PM

Raven Nightshade
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Re: Pick a despair

Nanami's Rose Groom wrote:

Persistence - http://despair.com/persistence.html

That's pessimistic in one way and hilarious in other way. Why does it remind me of Akio's shocked face in the last episode? emot-biggrin Well, and a bit about Mikage school-freud

And Touga...

And to an extent, Ruka.


Sometimes I wonder if I'm ever gonna make it home again.
It's so far and out of sight.
I really need someone to talk to and nobody else
Knows how to comfort me tonight.

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#14 | Back to Top06-23-2007 02:51:19 PM

Coco Melancholy
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Re: Pick a despair

And Tatsuya

And maybe Miki episode 5 and Juri episode 29 and....well who in SKU actually gets the girl O.o

Hiraku wrote:

Coco Melancholy wrote:

Sacrifice-Your role may be thankless, but if you're willing to give it your all, you just might bring success to those who outlast you.

Anthy???

I think this can also be Utena. After all, she's the one who took the swords in place of Anthy, and she's the one who technically pulled Anthy out of the academy.

Tragically true

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#15 | Back to Top06-23-2007 02:51:43 PM

Nilamarthiel
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Re: Pick a despair

Strife -- As long as we have each other, we'll never run out of problems.

Oh, ouch. This one reminds me of the relationship between Miki and Kozue.

Of course, it also works very well for Juri and Shiori.

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#16 | Back to Top06-23-2007 03:32:03 PM

Coco Melancholy
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Re: Pick a despair

Lady Nilamarthiel wrote:

Strife -- As long as we have each other, we'll never run out of problems.

Oh, ouch. This one reminds me of the relationship between Miki and Kozue.

Of course, it also works very well for Juri and Shiori.

For some strange reason, I automatically thought of Utena and Anthy when I heard that one. Dunno why......

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#17 | Back to Top06-23-2007 03:54:50 PM

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Re: Pick a despair

Coco Melancholy wrote:

Lady Nilamarthiel wrote:

Strife

For some strange reason, I automatically thought of Utena and Anthy when I heard that one. Dunno why......

Me too. They do have their issues.


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#18 | Back to Top06-24-2007 01:03:11 AM

Coco Melancholy
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Re: Pick a despair

Utena:
(this is probably how she felt at the end of the series, appliable to wakaba, Shiori and Dios):

http://despair.com/fail24x30pri.html

Saionji:

http://despair.com/incompetence.html

Wakaba
http://despair.com/individuality.html

Edit: Might as well add these

Akio (unless you like listening to bullshit): http://us.st11.yimg.com/us.st.yimg.com/ … 954_510630

Touga (I think he would agree): http://us.st11.yimg.com/us.st.yimg.com/ … 56_3250694

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#19 | Back to Top06-24-2007 04:48:50 AM

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Re: Pick a despair

http://despair.com/destiny.html

Destiny: You were meant for me. Perhaps as a punishment.

C'mon it even has a rose. It's just anyone's guess whether we're talking about Akio or Anthy here. emot-biggrin


Also, do thou wear thine suits and cuffs, be thee male or no, for such attire doth please my girl parts. - Gios 3:15
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#20 | Back to Top06-25-2007 01:50:11 AM

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Re: Pick a despair

Coco Melancholy wrote:

Saionji:

http://despair.com/incompetence.html

...I was actually going to submit that one as Utena, if anybody, myself. emot-gonk

Nanami
Misfotune
While good fortune often eludes you, this kind never misses.

Akio
Achievement
You can do anything you set your mind to when you have vision, determination, and an endless supply of expendable labor.


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#21 | Back to Top06-25-2007 02:20:47 AM

Coco Melancholy
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Re: Pick a despair

allegoriest wrote:

Coco Melancholy wrote:

Saionji:

http://despair.com/incompetence.html

...I was actually going to submit that one as Utena, if anybody, myself. emot-gonk

Nanami
Misfotune
While good fortune often eludes you, this kind never misses.

Akio
Achievement
You can do anything you set your mind to when you have vision, determination, and an endless supply of expendable labor.

Destiny: You were meant for me. Perhaps as a punishment.

C'mon it even has a rose. It's just anyone's guess whether we're talking about Akio or Anthy here.

Oh wow, I didn't even notice the rose.

Anhty:

Doubt
In the battle between you and the world, bet on the world.

Dysfunction
The only consistent feature in all of your dissatisfying relationships is you.

Keiko

Intimidation
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent, but you'd be a fool to withhold that from your superiors.

Akio

Planning
Much work remains to be done before we can announce our total failure to make any progress.

Juri

Loneliness
If you find yourself struggling with loneliness, you're not alone. And yet you are alone. So very alone.

Mikage

Retirement
Because you've given so much of yourself to the Company that you don't have anything left we can use.

I really wanna find a Ruka one.

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#22 | Back to Top06-25-2007 08:47:37 AM

Black Mantha
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Re: Pick a despair

Potential - Not everyone gets to be an astronaut when they grow up.
Wakaba.


Man will occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of the time he will pick himself up and continue on.
- Winston Churchill

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#23 | Back to Top04-10-2008 06:31:55 PM

Coco Melancholy
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Re: Pick a despair

Just because I was in a thread revival mood, and the other day my friend came round and in trying to dump her pet turtles on me, I subtly indicated Tamago's goldfish demotivator (which I have already saved) dropping it into the conversation in reference to myself. Suffice to say I think she got the message.

Because I /think/ there's some new ones, anyway heres what the seitokai should have thought of when they got their letter: Propaganda

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#24 | Back to Top04-10-2008 08:58:45 PM

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Re: Pick a despair

Akio - Tradition
Just because you've always done it that way doesn't mean it's not incredibly stupid.


Boy, you're gonna carry that weight.

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#25 | Back to Top04-16-2008 12:35:12 PM

Black Mantha
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Re: Pick a despair

hayama wrote:

Akio - Tradition
Just because you've always done it that way doesn't mean it's not incredibly stupid.

Oh, yeah. emot-biggrin

Coco Melancholy wrote:

Because I /think/ there's some new ones, anyway heres what the seitokai should have thought of when they got their letter: Propaganda

Maybe a little OT, but have you read the target audience despair.com suggests?

- The Chinese
- And Russians
- And Iranians
- Really, it's perfect for everybody but Americans. Because we don't do that here.


Man will occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of the time he will pick himself up and continue on.
- Winston Churchill

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