Oh, I like this chapter.
Good chapter indeed.
This truly is a fantastic chapter, Akari you are the miracle of the universe.
Oh, and to the person asking about the ominous countdown yesterday: What's special about 1/30?
>he doesn't know
Every thread until that anon sees this image. No matter how late.
What if that anon never comes back?
This might be off topic but when does an anime qualify to be iyashikei? They're quite rare since were only deemed with one to two every couple years or so. It went from Aria to Sketchbook and now Non Non Biyori. What sets those apart from your usual SoL series aside from the healing factor?
Then I will tread on like lost man in winter finding family after battle.
I just hope that he does. If he doesn't in the next month or so, I'll ask the original artist if I can upload it somewhere. If he doesn't let me, I just hope that I can keep posting this until he sees it. I might stop after a few weeks, who knows. My hopes are high, nonetheless. Well, if he doesn't come back, I suppose I'll stop. The Aria threads are quite the small world, most of us are here, reading, lurking in the shadows until one special moment that they are waiting for. I am waiting for this anon to come back for his present, and then, I shall resume lurking in each thread.
I suppose iyashikei will tend to focus more on the moments in our lives that we don't really seem to notice, such as the calming music, the mellow tones and the general happy feeling that you get. I do believe that iyashikei will not rely on major plot advancements and drastic changes in scenery or plot; action movies do this as an example, sudden and abrupt changes are what excites us, while iyashikei will smooth out that change over a very long period of time. Think growing a tree. If you plant a seed in your back yard today and see a big tree tomorrow, won't you be surprised? Iyashikei is what you do to that seedling, how you care for it, what happens around it, the seasons that change and around three seasons later, see it finally bloom with whatever fruit or flower it has, commemorating your efforts. To me, that is iyashikei, and that's what makes it special for me.
Iyashikei differs from person to person, mind you. One may find something soothing, such as the smell of vanilla or the sunset, while others may have something deep down inside that creates fear or discomfort. But in general, iyashikei takes on a very relaxing atmosphere, the kind that makes us smile.
Take with a pinch of salt. In fact, make that a spoonful.
Well said sir. I'm not as articulate so I couldn't explain the SoL genre with my own words. Hope you don't mind if I steal your example from now on.
I'll be waiting with ya.