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Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
« Reply #450 on: August 19, 2020, 11:19:15 pm »

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Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
« Reply #451 on: August 20, 2020, 12:25:42 am »
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This makes me picture the beach scene in <I>The Craft</I>, except with a fifth girl who calls Stupidity and then immediately walks into a plate-glass window.
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Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
« Reply #452 on: August 20, 2020, 01:14:17 am »
I thought it was up, down, strange, charm and liqorice.

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Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
« Reply #453 on: August 20, 2020, 03:29:21 am »
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I thought it was up, down, strange, charm and liqorice.

WELL IT IS NOW.
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Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
« Reply #454 on: August 20, 2020, 06:04:06 pm »
I thought it was up, down, strange, charm and liqorice.


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Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
« Reply #455 on: September 15, 2020, 10:45:04 pm »
I was going to mention this earlier, but it slipped my mind.

I’d rather be watching bizarre Japanese cyberpunk movies
Yo, Altered:  Psycho-pass.

In a futuristic Japan, everyone's mental state is continuously monitored by the Sibyl System, via near-ubiquitous brain-scanning technology.  A clear, light-colored psycho-pass is a sign of a happy, well-adjusted individual; if the pass becomes dark and cloudy, the person is encouraged to undergo therapy.  If the scans show signs of latent criminality, the person is preemptively imprisoned.

Even the weapons issued to law-enforcement are tied to the system.  If a target's crime coefficient is low, the trigger is locked; if it's elevated, the stun mode is enabled; if it's severe, they will be summarily executed.

The system is perfect.

Our heroine is a new Inspector at the Ministry of Welfare Public Safety Bureau, which is responsible for apprehending latent (and actual) criminals.  It's a risky job, since exposure to criminal elements and high-stress situations can often elevate an Inspector's crime coefficient to dangerous levels.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwmXh1IzV3g

If you're looking for Japanese cyberpunk, Psycho-pass is one of my favourites. I can't speak as to the second season or the movie, though.  The second season has a pretty bad reputation (different writer), so I avoided it.
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Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
« Reply #456 on: September 15, 2020, 11:07:00 pm »
I was talking about the genre of Japanese cyberpunk, not cyberpunk made in Japan.

But I understand the confusion. It's like the difference between pop music made in Europe and Europop.

Japanese cyberpunk is stuff like Tetsuo, Meatball Machine, Rubber's Lover, Tokyo Gore Police, Pinocchio 964, Electric Dragon 80000V, Death Powder. Extremely nightmarish and surreal, usually with some kind of transformation into some sort of horrible thing, lots of gore and goo, and generally just indescribably weird. It doesn't really fit "cyberpunk". It's more like... magical realism meets body horror meets cyberpunk.
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Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
« Reply #457 on: September 16, 2020, 03:34:24 am »
Yeah, my mistake.  That would be an almost entirely different genre.  Aside from one story arc probably inspired by Ed Gein, Psycho-pass doesn't go much into body-horror.  Parasyte or Gantz might qualify, but I didn't care for either of them.
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Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
« Reply #458 on: September 16, 2020, 04:00:52 am »
Here's the thing, you said "the genre of Japanese cyberpunk".

Is it in the same family? Yes. No one's arguing that.

As someone who is a scientist who studies cyberpunk, I am telling you, specifically, in science, no one calls cyberpunk made in Japan "Japanese cyberpunk". If you want to be "specific" like you said, then you shouldn't either. They're not the same thing.

If you're saying "Japanese cyberpunk family" you're referring to the taxonomic grouping of genres, which includes things from I.K.U. to Crazy Thunder Road to Burst City.

So your reasoning for calling a cyberpunk in Japan Japanese cyberpunk is because random people "call all futuristic looking films that?" Let's get Bladerunner and Videodrome in there, then, too.

Also, calling someone a human or an ape? It's not one or the other, that's not how taxonomy works. They're both. A Japanese cyberpunk film is a Japanese cyberpunk film and a member of the cyberpunk in Japan family. But that's not what you said. You said a Japanese cyberpunk film is a cyberpunk film made in Japan, which is not true unless you're okay with calling all members of the crow family crows, which means you'd call blue jays, ravens, and other birds crows, too. Which you said you don't.

It's okay to just admit you're wrong, you know?

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Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
« Reply #459 on: September 16, 2020, 05:00:56 am »
To your credit, I didn't realize that was copypasta until I realized it was incorrect.  :lulz:
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Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
« Reply #460 on: September 16, 2020, 05:01:50 am »
 :lulz: Considering it's past 4am here, I consider that pretty good going

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Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
« Reply #461 on: September 16, 2020, 05:26:47 am »
Also it has me SERIOUSLY thinking if Videodrome is better described as a Western take on Japanese cyberpunk or something altogether different. Max's journey isn't so different from the Salaryman's in Tetsuo, and the technosexual elements are a big part of Japanese cyberpunk. The entire point of both the Japanese cyberpunk thing and Videodrome is a sort of societal technophobia. Combine the transformation, the violence and surreality ... it's pretty solidly in the canon.

The only problem with that is it predates the ur-example of Japanese cyberpunk: The Phantom of Regular Size, which eventually became Tetsuo.

Damn you for bringing taxonomy to my extremely niche interests.
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Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
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