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Laz
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 4:07 am    Post subject: Of the three sections of the film ....  Reply with quote

Which do you connect with most ?

I was watching the BluRay version again tonight (have I told you how amazing this is in bluRay ??????) and I started thinking about how I could connect with Takaki in the first section, in the second section and very much so in the final section. I thought, well .. maybe it's just my age and that I've been in the work force for a while now, that I can relate to him at the end.

Do you feel you relate more to the Takaki in the begining, middle, end ?

On the other hand ... do you relate more to Akari or Kanae ?

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 4:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd have to say the last section.  I spent many years hoping that I'd get to reunite with my friend, but I haven't heard from her in so many years.  I moved on though, even though I've been single all this time.  For me, the snow melted away, despite it being pristine and wonderful.  It was time for it to melt away to show what was underneath in hopes that something even better can pile up.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 5:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd say I can relate to him most in the first section. Although I've never been in that situation myself, I can understand why a boy wouldn't be able to convey his feelings.

I really relate more with Akari. She liked the guy, but she knew things wouldn't work out between them so she moved on. I feel like that's really what Takaki should have done. It's not betrayal and it's not giving up on someone; it's life.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 10:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry to hear about your sad story, Fiction... But it's a new year, maybe there's another Akari that will head your way soon.

To my shame, I can relate to the second part. Well, I wasn't as dramatic as Kanae, I just kept it in, waited to see what happened and just hanged around the guy. And you know what? I'm glad I didn't say anything, after high school the dude went to college, found himself his current girlfriend and he's happy.  

I suppose I still have a little fragment of regret that keeps nagging me about one incident..  At the end of high school we kept in touch through IM and when he found out about my love for video games and manga, he told me that I'm way cooler than he had thought and wanted to hang out more. Of course that never happened. But I can't commit to anything, so it's just as well.

Still, it's fun to think "what if...".
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Though I cannot relate to him in the first part, I think I probably understand how Takaki felt for his affinity with Akari. He was young and fresh then. He didn't know if it was love; he didn't know if it was desire, but whatever he was feeling, it was after all, an intense emotion that he had been treasuring ever since he met her and cannot let go of.

However if I did relate to anyone, it would have to be Takaki in the last part where he is living alone. Though I'm not, I've certainly been experiencing strong moods of solitude for a long time ranging from once in a few months to a few times a week. I've talked about one of these times in here some time last year if anyone remembers.

I just hope, no, I'll need to try not to let myself slide down to that level again.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have to say the first part, because much of what Takaki does is what I did many times in my youth, like writing a letter expressing feelings I couldn't get up enough nerve to say out loud. The main difference is that Takaki's experience turned out a little better than mine: he got to meet and spend time with Akari in a memorable way. For me, that would have been a fantasy encounter.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For me it's the second part I relate the most with, because of both Takaki and Kanae.

Considering the lack of personal experiences I didn't relate that much with Takaki in the first and third part. And so the second part is left, which one fits quite well with the eternal longing being an obstacle to approach others.

But however my attention here was drawn mostly to Kanae because in her, I could see myself the most. This "trying to get the right moment after school to tell him (or 'her' in my case)" immediately reminded me of my own doings. I also adapted my pace and way to the bus to have the chance to tell her. And even if I didn't surf in the morning and tell myself after managing, that this is "the day", I kinda did this with the date. Like "today it's exactly x months since y, so it must work..."
And finally she also has the problem of not knowing what to do in the future.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2009 9:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pit wrote:
...however my attention here was drawn mostly to Kanae because in her, I could see myself the most. This "trying to get the right moment after school to tell him (or 'her' in my case)" immediately reminded me of my own doings. I also adapted my pace and way to the bus to have the chance to tell her. And even if I didn't surf in the morning and tell myself after managing, that this is "the day", I kinda did this with the date. Like "today it's exactly x months since y, so it must work..."
And finally she also has the problem of not knowing what to do in the future.


That put it so much better than my previous attempts to reply to this thread. You captured my thoughts entirely there. I've often done similar things; gone out of my usual way just to spend time with the girl I liked. The second part was definately the most touching for me.
Also Kanae is my favourite character!
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2009 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I envied Kanae a bit.  I couldn't afford to do any of that.  I lived fifteen miles out of town, and it was at most times, a struggle to get to the bus on time because of all the kids.  They always asked me to help them with their school work.  For me in school, it was always when school is done, that's it for me today, can't do anything about it.  That's why school for me was precious because where I lived, it was dangerous to go out alone since a wolf pack frequented the valley we lived next to and a sow and cub lived somewhere on the same hill we lived on.

Maybe that's why I like the third part so much too.  I know if something like that were to happen with me, I could smile too.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2009 12:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

First, welcome Pit.

Indeed my favorite part is also the 2. Mainly because the appearance of Kanae Wink , and the lack of my kind of end (a real happy end Very Happy) in 3 part.

Not even in my wildest dreams, I thought having a nice girl like Kanae chasing me  Very Happy , and that guy...(ok, we know his problems, but...). Mad

My only problem is that a relation like that will never work out, why?, because (with my small experience), in orther to a relation work, they must be equal or at list very similar, and not submissive (like Kanae).
That's why I said (in other post), that would like to see in part 3, a happy end between them (with a more mature kanae, that knows appraise its value) Wink
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