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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

#51 | Back to Top01-28-2010 10:56:05 PM

Melancholic_Soul
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Re: Little things that make you think about SKU.

Also, another disney thing

I was reading aladdin to my little sis, and at some part Jafar banished Aladdin to the Ends of the World... I tried so hard not to completely fall apart...

All I could think is "NO! Not Aladdin! He's far too young for 'tea time' with the Chairman!" emot-gonk

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#52 | Back to Top01-29-2010 09:32:28 AM

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Re: Little things that make you think about SKU.

First time I visited Cambridge (UK) I was all "OMG, it's Ohtori!!".


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#53 | Back to Top01-29-2010 08:18:50 PM

minervana
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Re: Little things that make you think about SKU.

Melancholic_Soul wrote:

All I could think is "NO! Not Aladdin! He's far too young for 'tea time' with the Chairman!" emot-gonk

I'd kind of like to see that, actually...etc-love

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#54 | Back to Top01-29-2010 08:29:27 PM

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Re: Little things that make you think about SKU.

Hot chocolate. emot-smile


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#55 | Back to Top01-31-2010 03:48:57 PM

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Re: Little things that make you think about SKU.

A little while ago I watched In the Company of Wolves, which is this creepy fairy-tale horror film with bucketloads of symbolism, mostly about implied sex. Yeah, I ended up thinking about Utena pretty much the whole time. Although, really, vampire does suit Akio much better than werewolf.


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#56 | Back to Top02-03-2010 06:49:40 PM

allegoriest
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Re: Little things that make you think about SKU.

I just saw a poptarts commercial, where houses popped up, built out of poptarts, and frosted themselves.

All I could think of was OH GOD THEY'RE GONNA CATCH ON FIRE AND BLAME THE KIDS AND ITS ALL MIKAGE'S FAULT


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#57 | Back to Top02-03-2010 06:53:17 PM

Et_DeYuuji
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Re: Little things that make you think about SKU.

Monday was rain in a sunny day and I remember SKU XD
Also there was some kind of marriage proposition on the anime convenction I went that monday and it was so freak with phrases like: Live its like a online game but more realistic...and....I will never forget the fist time you look me into the eyes and told me: are you an otaku?
...

That I was messing arround telling: oh would you be my rose bride? I promise I will change the world for you...
LOL

8D

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#58 | Back to Top02-03-2010 07:08:19 PM

gpink
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Posts: 265

Re: Little things that make you think about SKU.

The first two episodes of torchwood the morgue looked just like the nemuro memorial hall and the fan-service oh god the fan-service burns. Why have the girls kissing were they that desperate for ratings???!!!??

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#59 | Back to Top02-14-2010 01:56:37 PM

Melancholic_Soul
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Re: Little things that make you think about SKU.

I went to Toys R Ustoday...and saw this:

http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.js … Id=3350013


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#60 | Back to Top02-15-2010 11:29:51 AM

spoon-san
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Re: Little things that make you think about SKU.

I was putting some old school books away and had one from a 20th Century British Lit course from a year ago and on deliberate whim opened it at random, landing on an excerpt from 'A Room of One's Own' by Virginia Woolf.  She had quoted an excerpt of a poem from Alfred Tennyson, just a few lines:

From Woolf: page 12

"And here I found Tennyson singing:

There has fallen a splendid tear
    From the passion-flower at the gate.
She is coming, my dove, my dear;
    She is coming, my life, my fate;
The red rose cries, "She is near, she is near;"
    And the white rose weeps, "She is late;"
The larkspur listens, "I hear, I hear;"
    And the lily whispers, "I wait."

The whole poem brings a lot of SKU imagery to mind it is the second one of this set of selections.

I think the fact that it was found from Woolf and that it is from Room of One's Own is enough to make me think of SKU in regards to sex and gender and what a girl is, isn't, can and can't do, according to old norms.

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#61 | Back to Top02-16-2010 11:37:16 PM

Giovanna
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Re: Little things that make you think about SKU.

Apparently the name of the CEO of Toyota is Akio. I jumped a mile when I heard it on the TV. Unfortunately...not nearly as sexy.


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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#62 | Back to Top02-17-2010 02:56:10 AM

Ruggahissy
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Re: Little things that make you think about SKU.

I ate strawberry and rose flavored ice cream yesterday. It was...odd. I wasn't aware that rose could be made an ice cream flavor but it reminded me a bit of that rose jam Akio makes in one episode. If there was ice cream stocked at Ohtori, it would probably be rose flavor.

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#63 | Back to Top02-17-2010 12:18:30 PM

minervana
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Re: Little things that make you think about SKU.

Giovanna wrote:

Apparently the name of the CEO of Toyota is Akio. I jumped a mile when I heard it on the TV. Unfortunately...not nearly as sexy.

I had the same reaction. I wonder if his name uses the same Kanji?

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#64 | Back to Top02-17-2010 06:52:30 PM

Cannella
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Re: Little things that make you think about SKU.

moon-shaped-anime-faces (something in the profile of the characters reminds me the moon)

today I've seen a play. a monologue. one scene had some shadows and the girl played various characters with different voices and postures... Kashira, kashira? Gozonji kashira?

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#65 | Back to Top02-17-2010 11:15:36 PM

hollow_rose
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Registered: 10-26-2008
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Re: Little things that make you think about SKU.

minervana wrote:

Giovanna wrote:

Apparently the name of the CEO of Toyota is Akio. I jumped a mile when I heard it on the TV. Unfortunately...not nearly as sexy.

I had the same reaction. I wonder if his name uses the same Kanji?

I did this too.


20 threads dead so far.

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#66 | Back to Top02-17-2010 11:53:30 PM

spoon-san
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Re: Little things that make you think about SKU.

I just saw this visual connection now (intentional or not, I was like, huh?)

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b136/Angel_Apathy/Series_ep22_179-1.jpg
It's just Mikage and Tokiko...but then you look...and all of a sudden...

...It's John Lennon and Yoko Ono.

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b136/Angel_Apathy/john-lennon-1.jpg http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b136/Angel_Apathy/Series_ep22_053-1-1.jpg http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b136/Angel_Apathy/Series_ep22_112-1.jpg
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b136/Angel_Apathy/Celebrity-Image-John-Lennon---Yo-1.jpghttp://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b136/Angel_Apathy/293onoyoko121906-1.jpghttp://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b136/Angel_Apathy/yoko_close-1.jpg
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b136/Angel_Apathy/Series_ep22_215-1.jpghttp://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b136/Angel_Apathy/Series_ep22_205-1.jpg

I'm never going to listen to Imagine the same way ever again. emot-gonk  Scratch that.  I'll never think of John Lennon ever the same way again.  I need Brain Bleach to stop these mental images of Mikage singing Imagine, though, as well as to stop images of Lennon burning down buildings with people inside.  It's so horrible. :buries face in hands:  Why, Mr. Lennon?  You were such a gentle soul.

Why must SKU invade everything I come across?

edit:  I really want to do an AMV now with the Beatles and Mikage.

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#67 | Back to Top02-18-2010 08:10:36 AM

hollow_rose
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Re: Little things that make you think about SKU.

spoon-san wrote:

I just saw this visual connection now (intentional or not, I was like, huh?)


It's just Mikage and Tokiko...but then you look...and all of a sudden...

...It's John Lennon and Yoko Ono.

....Well now I can't unsee it. *runs away with her beatles rock band, weeping*


20 threads dead so far.

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#68 | Back to Top02-19-2010 01:29:46 PM

Tangerine Lieutenant
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From: Brazil
Registered: 02-19-2010
Posts: 14

Re: Little things that make you think about SKU.

The sound of Bells and the hallways of a church.
The bell's reason is a little obviously, still I dunno why the hallway's motivation.


http://images.orkut.com/orkut/photos/OgAAAJW7fydPMUlRMe9GCWXUi44-4Z2ing9qe4dCYDNbUQIKXWNCS8c5PYWjm89ce2jjIjxElMvo_CYmWERUA7mhPLIAm1T1ULZIfsYaDT5Tra_vIiG_UOMA4LvM.jpg

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#69 | Back to Top02-19-2010 02:27:53 PM

KissFromARose
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Re: Little things that make you think about SKU.

spoon-san wrote:

edit:  I really want to do an AMV now with the Beatles and Mikage.

LOL that seems a little counter prodcutive to your cause.... emot-rofl

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#70 | Back to Top02-19-2010 04:03:24 PM

spoon-san
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Re: Little things that make you think about SKU.

KissFromARose wrote:

spoon-san wrote:

edit:  I really want to do an AMV now with the Beatles and Mikage.

LOL that seems a little counter prodcutive to your cause.... emot-rofl

Well, not believing in waste, I figure with this horrific revelation, I can have some fun with it.

I need to get the BR Arc on my comp first and then maybe I can work on Imagine and Day in the Life featuring Mikage and his wonderful world.

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#71 | Back to Top02-20-2010 07:04:47 AM

Hanayome
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Registered: 08-28-2008
Posts: 35

Re: Little things that make you think about SKU.

edit:  I really want to do an AMV now with the Beatles and Mikage.

May I suggest Norwegian wood?

The final lyrics are:

So, I lit a fire, isn't it good, Norwegian wood...

Coincidence? emot-wink

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#72 | Back to Top02-26-2010 11:55:33 PM

spoon-san
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Posts: 3423

Re: Little things that make you think about SKU.

Hanayome wrote:

edit:  I really want to do an AMV now with the Beatles and Mikage.

May I suggest Norwegian wood?

The final lyrics are:

So, I lit a fire, isn't it good, Norwegian wood...

Coincidence? emot-wink

Brilliant idea.  No coincidence there.


Browsing Hoyt's out of utter loss of how to spend a late night.  Came upon this quote:

Then gazing up ’mid the dim pillars high,
The foliaged marble forest where ye lie,
Hush, ye will say, it is eternity!
This is the glimmering verge of heaven, and there
The columns of the heavenly palaces.
        Matthew Arnold—The Tomb.

Totally made me think of Utena entering the forest arena and ascending the heavens to the dueling arena under eternity's own 'heavenly palace.'

Many of the other listed quotes put SKU's concept of eternity into perspective, resurrecting and immortalizing the past in the present and future.

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#73 | Back to Top02-27-2010 06:14:43 AM

GreyRoseDuellist
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From: PA
Registered: 11-01-2009
Posts: 38

Re: Little things that make you think about SKU.

Rose rings. Target's been selling a bunch lately and I'm all like, "I MUST REVOLUTIONIZE THE WORLD." And my friends stare at me blankly.

My campus has a chapel with the old-style bells. Every time the bells sound, I actually get a little unnerved because all I can think is that someone is dueling.

Roses in general, I suppose.

Also, shirts with french cuffs. Because all the duelists in Utena have AWESOME cuffs.

And finally, my hair is cut like Miki's, length somewhere in between movie and TV version. So, every time I look in the mirror.


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#74 | Back to Top02-27-2010 11:04:31 AM

allegoriest
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Re: Little things that make you think about SKU.

Oh dammit, those images up there never loaded when I came to this thread, and now I can't unsee Tokiko as Yoko Ono.

I used to like Tokiko. Until now. emot-gonk WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT.
(Clearly, my hissing and spitting due to Yoko Ono isn't as widespread. But man, I can't stand that woman.)

...I started an amv to Eleanor Rigby. But I was being such a perfectionistic asshole that I was spending UNGODLY amounts of time on each SECOND. So yeah, I didn't finish due to getting really bored with it.


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#75 | Back to Top03-02-2010 03:00:23 PM

spoon-san
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Re: Little things that make you think about SKU.

^ I do things like that because I relish putting you good people through misery.  mwahahaha.


"All men have a blade in their heart.  The purer the heart, the keener the blade." - Gankutsuou

If that doesn't scream SKU, I don't know what does.   Hell, if someone went up to me and was like "Hey, why do people have swords pulled out of their chests in Utena and why does Utena get the Sword of Dios pulled from her chest?"  I could just quote that.

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