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GATSU



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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2007 4:19 pm Reply with quote
Why is L allowed to be emo, but not Spider Man?
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millermz



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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2007 5:06 pm Reply with quote
Good question. Maybe it's because when Parker's emo he also gets cocky and just plain arrogant, while L is just the yoga-sitting, snack loving, top-notch sleuth he always was.

Or so I suppose...
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Ashen Phoenix



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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2007 5:12 pm Reply with quote
lol Well, that's a tricky subject, I think. Perhaps it's because L was originally portrayed (in my opinion) as a kind of eccentric, dark, bizarre genius, borderline anti-social individual, whereas Peter Parker (aka Spiderman) was more of a nerdy-guy-turned-crime-fighting-superhero. And while I can understand why the latter would be entitled to have some "emo" side of himself break through, he doesn't really emanate that sense of "closed off" or "potentially much more under the surface" ...at least in my observations of the two (though I've yet to see the 3rd Spiderman movie so I can't say with 100% divinity).
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Deltakiral



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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2007 8:24 pm Reply with quote
GATSU wrote:
Why is L allowed to be emo, but not Spider Man?


It makes a little more sense for L, but as for Peter.....it was so badly forced. But forget death note, I am more interested in the Appleseed Sequel then I am a Death note spin off.
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cl4y



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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2007 9:34 am Reply with quote
GATSU wrote:
Why is L allowed to be emo, but not Spider Man?


Didn't Spiderman 3 do very well in Japan? I would say the Japanese are okay with an emo Spider Man.
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Chrno2



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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2007 10:22 am Reply with quote
I'm down for some 'L' though would I be required to watch the movies first?

But I'm definitely down for the new 'Appleseed' movie. Finally picked up the Sp ED tin. Now my 'Shirow Masamune' collection is complete. That is until more stuff comes out.
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Rose Kitsune



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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2007 12:42 pm Reply with quote
L spinoff?

I don't care if it's crappy, I'm totally watching it! =D
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penguintruth



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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2007 12:57 pm Reply with quote
Can we get an anime spinoff of L? Or (dare I say?) Near?
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ANBUx3



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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2007 1:38 pm Reply with quote
penguintruth wrote:
Can we get an anime spinoff of L? Or (dare I say?) Near?


Why leave out Mello?

I can't wait to see the L spinoff. Very Happy
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Ichigo XL



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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2007 3:07 pm Reply with quote
it seems to be more of the same, in that it doesn't match the manga, which was one of the best around, from one of the best mangaka to ever grace this small blue planet. Rather, it seems it's going to be another cartoony-looking CGI Matrix ripoff like the last movie...sigh Evil or Very Mad
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