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Miscellaneous

The Philosophy Of Cowboy Bebop – Wisecrack Edition

The Philosophy of Cowboy Bebop – Wisecrack Edition
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What is it?

Yesterday Wisecrack had a video called The Philosophy Of Cowboy Bebop – Wisecrack Edition:

The Philosophy Of Cowboy Bebop – Wisecrack Edition
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Miscellaneous

Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIG (Ghost In The Shell: S.A.C. 2nd GIG)

What is it?

The second season of the anime (animated) television show Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex called Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIG (Ghost In The Shell: S.A.C. 2nd GIG).

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIG Trailer
Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIG (Trailer)

What is it about?

This is how MyAnimeList describes this anime (animated) television show:

Following the closure of the “Laughing Man” case, Section 9 is re-established by Japan’s newly elected Prime Minister, Youko Kayabuki, to combat the persistent threat of cyber-terrorism.

A group calling themselves “The Individual Eleven” has begun committing acts of terror across Japan.

While Motoko Kusanagi, Daisuke Aramaki, Batou, and the other members of Section 9 investigate this new menace, the Japanese government faces a separate crisis, as foreign refugees displaced by the Third World War seek asylum in Japan.

But as the members of the special-ops team continually encounter Kazundo Gouda—a leading member of the Cabinet Intelligence Service—in their hunt, they begin to suspect that he may be involved, and that the events of the refugee crisis and The Individual Eleven may be more connected than they realize…

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

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Miscellaneous

Ghost In The Shell (2017 Film)

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What is it?

The 2017 American live action science fiction action film Ghost In The Shell which was directed by Rupert Sanders.

What is it about?

This is how the Rotten Tomatoes describes this film:

In the near future, Major (Scarlett Johansson) is the first of her kind: A human saved from a terrible crash, who is cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world’s most dangerous criminals.

When terrorism reaches a new level that includes the ability to hack into people’s minds and control them, Major is uniquely qualified to stop it.

As she prepares to face a new enemy, Major discovers that she has been lied to: her life was not saved, it was stolen.

She will stop at nothing to recover her past, find out who did this to her and stop them before they do it to others.

Based on the internationally acclaimed Japanese Manga, “The Ghost in the Shell.”

Final Thoughts

I think that this film did a pretty good job with the visuals but the movie itself was empty and was just a shell that looked somewhat like Ghost In The Shell, but it did not feel or seem like Ghost In The Shell in my opinion.

This film took some parts of the Ghost In The Shell animated movies and television shows and combined them and changed some parts oddly, some important things were not explained, some characters had no names and most characters had no character development or hardly any role, and this film just disappointed me which is disappointing because I wanted to like it.

I would probably give this film a 5 out of 10.

They should have just made another animated Ghost In The Shell movie instead.

I am tired of most American remakes et cetera being worse than the originals, and I am tired of failed animation to live action projects.

Please stop remaking and re-imagining things if you are going to make it worse, and please stop trying to unnecessarily change things that are animated into live action because not everything needs to be live action because some of the most emotional and powerful things that I have seen have been animated instead of live action.

Still, you can tell that some hard work and effort did go into making this film and that they tried, and so they deserve praise for the visuals and for trying but they missed some of the most important parts of Ghost In The Shell so this film was mostly a pretty shell with no ghost in my opinion.

I think that you are better off watching the animated Ghost In The Shell films: Ghost In The Shell (1995 Film), Ghost In The Shell 2: Innocence, and Ghost In The Shell: The New Movie and / or watching the Ghost In The Shell television shows Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex and Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd Gig and Ghost In The Shell: Arise.

Ghost In Shell (1995 Film) is considered to be the best of the films by some:

Ghost In The Shell 2: Innocence is considered by some to be the most strange of the films, but it will make you think:

Ghost In The Shell: The New Movie is considered by some to be the film that better explores the relationship between and information about the characters who eventually become members of Public Security Section 9:

There was an animated Ghost In The Shell television movie called Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex – Solid State Society but it was the worst and most disappointing of the animated movies so I usually try to pretend that it does not exist, I could not find an official trailer for it on YouTube, and so here is a review with spoilers of this movie by the YouTube channel BennettTheSage in a video called Anime Abandon – Ghost in the Shell: Solid State Society:

The end,

-John Jr

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Dreams

Surviving Waves

All that I can remember of this confusing and unclear dream from last night is that it was inspired by my brothers KD and TD talking about college as I was sleeping in the real world and the Ghost In The Shell franchise.

The dream took place during a day when the weather looked like it was going to get bad.

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Dreams

Ghost In The Shell And My Brothers KD And TD’s Automobile Search

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I had several dreams last night that I remembered but I got awakened from my first dream by my brothers KD and TD talking loudly on the phone with our dad about their search for a new automobile, this disturbed my sleep and dreams causing me to quickly forget my dream or dreams, and eventually I went back to sleep.

I had one or more dreams but when I woke up to organize them in my mind I forgot the first dream or most of the dream while trying to remember part of an earlier dream, and so now I can only barely remember part of an earlier dream from last night.

The dream was inspired by my brothers KD and TD talking in the real world on the phone with our dad and the Ghost In The Shell films, the last few days I watched all the Ghost In The Shell films (Ghost In The ShellGhost In The Shell 2: InnocenceGhost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex – Solid State Society, and Ghost In The Shell: The New Movie), and last night I watched Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex – Solid State Society.

All that I can remember of the dream is that some of the dream involved Ghost In The Shell related things and some of the dream involved my brothers KD and TD complaining about their search for a new automobile, like they were in the real world, and I remember being inside a building or house looking out the window at a parking lot and/or parking garage with several strange futuristic vehicles like something from a Ghost In The Shell film or television series.

One looked like it could hold more than one person and it somewhat reminded me of a Tachikoma, I wondered why my brothers KD and TD were not considering using it, and I remember trying to see if I could control it remotely like a puppet.

I stayed where I was inside the building but somehow I projected my consciousness or ghost from my body to the vehicle (I am not sure if I used a machine or if I just used my mind), I was able to control the vehicle this way, I knew that my body was still in the building and I could probably sense how far away from it I was so it was almost like being in two places at once because there was somewhat of a connection with my body.

I was not sure how far away I could move away from my body or for how long so to avoid any risks I drove the vehicle close to the building and not for very long, and eventually I returned my consciousness or ghost to my body.

I was not sure if that vehicle was street legal or not because it seemed to be more military-like than civilian, I thought about various things and did various things that I can not remember, and I tried controlling that vehicle remotely several times but that is all that I can remember of this dream.

The end,

-John Jr