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  • Does anybody else absolutely despise the term "Video Essay"? I cringe every time a new video pops on YouTube with this prefix. People are trying too hard to come off as academic and intelligent nowadays haha.
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    I like them too, but I don't like the term "Video Essay", because it comes off as pretentious and self-legitimizing to me. Same as when they call comic books or manga "Graphic Novels", like they're ashamed of the medium and trying to come across as sophisticated when it's really not necessary.
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    I do get your point with "Graphic Novels", while this term sounds interesting in my native language, I still take it as pretentious, really. But, I guess I'm a bit of a hypocrite in that regard, because I will never consider Berserk a comic book, I will always say first it's a manga (even though it's all the same thing, really, lol)
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    Aazealh
    I don't care so much about what they call it. I'm more bothered by the fact these videos are almost always full of shit. It really feels like no actual research goes into making them.
    I watched the Elvis movie yesterday. My mother was tearing up at the end, as she lived through Elvis' untimely passing. I told her I could relate, the whole thing reminding me of Kentaro Miura despite all the differing circumstances.
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    That's grief man. When my gramps died, I felt the same, "why him? someone else should have died!" but, I guess that's asking too much, he was 94 years old! Same with Peart (why didn't he announce another world tour, I only went to see them perform once when I was so little, it's unfair! etc) With Miura, it was weird... I remember I didn't feel anything at first... deep down I wanted it to be a sick joke, or misinterpreted news story... like he was at the hospital alive, or something... it was so sudden... it's not like I miss Berserk per se, I miss Miura's Berserk and thus, I miss him, he was a great man, and through his manga, I got a chance to glimpse at a part of his soul, so to speak; everyone did, and when I listened to everyone's reaction to the matter... it was so heart-breaking, I understood just after finishing that podcast, that the end of an era concluded, or to put it bluntly, that I was devastated given how it happened... :judo:
    Lawliet
    Lawliet
    That's life, my friend. I never knew my grandparents; two died years before I was born, and two when I was too young to remember them. As for Miura, I think your description is spot-on, and I felt more or less the same.
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    Pretty much. And that's terrible, you not knowing your grandparents, usually they are cool. I only had my mom's, my dad's also died before I was born. But both my living grandparents accompanied me for more than two decades... I miss them, but at the same time, I'm glad they didn't suffer anymore, they were simply too old. :shrug:Or I guess that's how I still cope with their passing's, dunno.
    YouTube has become unbearable with its excessive ads. I'm trying to listen to a symphony while I work and it keeps being interrupted every minute or two with an advertisement, sometimes an unskippable one on top. Ugh. (Yeah I know I can use adblock but that would mean switching to the browser instead of the app. Meh).

    The symphony, for anyone interested:
    Oburi
    Oburi
    Everything i listen to is old lol
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    Yeah I should store music on my phone, but I'm way too lazy LOL

    But with the way YouTube is going, I'll have to change platforms soon anyway.
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    Fancypantaloons
    I use uBlock Origin (for Firefox) on my phone, and I enter YouTube through Firefox. It is not the best but it's the only way I found to avoid ads when I'm using my phone
    My father would often tell me that it doesn't matter how great you are or what you achieve, what matters is that when you're gone people have good things to say about you. This is the criterion for a successful life.

    In that case, what a successful life Miura-sensei lived. He did achieve greatness when he made one of the greatest stories and works of art of all time. But it was a greatness untainted by controversy, by bad words and deeds. The reaction to Miura-sensei's passing is the ultimate testimony to this. And I reckon it would have been just as intense even if he had completed Berserk years ago. The man had himself left a mark as a person, separate from the work itself.

    Thank you, Miura-sensei. You left the world a better place than you found it. You're a star.
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