The ongoing novel about meat fisted ham-balls chasing crimmies goes on.
Also, a weird sci-fi/caper story set in a Brazilian favela, and vegetables.
The art lookes like the TV no-broadcast signal, and there's a chapter from a sci-fi novel dating back to the 1600ds.
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The crime novel continues. Also: a novella.
The art section makes absolutely no sense... as usual.
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The art section... I got no idea what it is, but I'm pretty sure it stares deep in your soul.
There's a theme of crime going on in this issue. They like themse, sometimes.
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In which we have a rorsach test, poetry about dogs, and that long running serial about police and criminals. And other things.
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It's a sort of "best of issue."
Bask in the glory of the "most controversial entries" list
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In this issue: serials.
And art, of the non abstract sort.
Also, someone actually sent in answer to the challenges. Fascinating.
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Spoiler? Yeah, sure, why not? Watch this flick, I strongly recommend it, for fans of crazy, for fans of action, for fans of gore and for people who just like watching girls. Something Swan would have reviewed.
Tag is a 2015 film directed by Sion Sono.
If that's not warning enough for you, you're probably not into ero-guro at all.
Basic plot: girl has some troubles after somehow getting unstuck in dimensions... makes sense in context. She moves from one dimension to another, getting into ever crazier situations, one less realistic then another. It all kind of makes sense. It's basically "The edge of tomorrow" meets "Cash in hand" by wa of "Mulholland Drive."
Apparently it is a remake of another 2008 film of the same name, but having researched that, it bears really little resemblance. Sort of like "Starship troopers" the movie vs the novel.
You see, it is essentially a buddhist horror movie. No idea whether that is intended, but considering where this thing was made, it would permeate the culture enough to be that unintentionally. Cultures do that to the people born into them.
Buddhists seem to have noticed something about videogames: they always begin at the same starting point,and then, like on rails, you run through them, doing similar stuff. You can sometimes edit the game-character, but not always. This has been an obvious inspiration before (Higurashi, anyone?) and comes on strong here - metaphorically. This is a cheap movie.
The thing about that is, that they believe in re-incarnation. And not only that, but the idea that you can live as you again and again, forever. (The "Endless 8" from Susumya Haruhi comes to mind.) And you won't know. Imagine the horror of *remembering everything.*
Of course videogames would resonate with religious buddhists because of that. Quantum physics resonate with them, because they seem to agree on things.
But one is science, the other is not. Do not confuse them. But the japanese have got great mileage on the realization anyway.
Now put it all together: imagine that all your lives ran parallel in time, and you were suddenly transported into your place in another life where things are similar yet tangibly not the same and then this happened again and a again, and suddenly you found out that everything was just a videogame...
Not supposed to make sense. Supposed to be funny, juvenile even, and a little disconcerting. Supposed to make you think too.
Or you can just enjoy the surface: a gory sci-fi adventure.
In this one we have voodoo, because of course.
And crime and poetry... not that I'm implying those cannot be one and the same.
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In this issue: criminal and monsters. Also: art.
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Like the aircraft!
This one has the ongoing police procedural, for those are popular.
Also: space aliens interrupt a man's suicide. Havoc ensues.
A short discussion of proper sbeleng and the art department is arty.
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In this one we get more crime drama, space aliens colonizing the USA and computer art that falls right into the uncanny valley. Because it's so very scenic.
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In this we get the beginning of a crime-novel, because people like reading such things at airports, and a story about an ugly man.
Vagueness, as usual from me.
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This one has the phrase "cyborg blitzball" in it. Admit it, you wanna know...
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Here we have Godzilla and the Wild West. ... not simultaneously, but there...
If you like it, you can check out the editor's choises:
YMMV, but all slightly on the strange side by anyone's standard.
In this issue there are many stories, but each is very short. A page or two each, I believe.
But only one drawing.
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