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I finally got around to reading a few chapters. It's like he replaced Harry Potter with Artemis Fowl.
You're deliberately misunderstanding the word "theme" used in its musical sense as part of an analogy to be instead its literal literary counterpart. Punk.
1. a subject of discourse, discussion, meditation, or composition2. a unifying or dominant idea, motif, etc., as in a work of art.
To reference above, Shinji and Warhammer 40K is a very well written story with a lot of good ideas. But to me, Anno's Shinji is the only Shinji, so I choose to not read other works on it, not even the officially sanctioned ones.
You are denying yourself a fuckton of awesome.
I would agree. It's the same reason Dark Knight Returns is uncreative, worthless bullshit. I mean, c'mon. Frank Miller is creative enough. He could have created his own world to tell that story. How unprofessional.In fact, same goes for Naoki Urasawa. Pluto is garbage. He should stop biting Tezuka's stuff and come up with a unique, groundbreaking story. Be professional.
Could they stand as their own story?
Anno's Shinji is a whiny little cretin. Despite the overall quality of that work, I hate his character.
I would argue that THIS Harry Potter universe is MUCH DIFFERENT.If it's really that different, then why keep the same characters? Is it really so hard to make new ones that are based on the old ones?
I would argue that THIS Harry Potter universe is MUCH DIFFERENT.
I believe that in this case the contrast between the new and original versions of the characters is intended to be instructive. The way you've framed the issue essentially dismisses the entire concept of variations on a theme.While it's certainly not the case for all or even most derivative creative works, in many cases similarities are used to make deliberate differences stand out. Extreme similarities - retelling the same story with the same characters, for example - may be profitably employed to highlight the importance of dissimilar elements which might seem insignificant or simply out of place in a work with no familiar context.
Is there a way to get an automated update when another chapter of this comes out? RSS, email, etc. I finally got to the last chapter, and I really want to read more! I couldn't find anything from a quick perusal of that site, but maybe one of you knows how?