W-what the fuck did I just watch?
Spoonfeed me, give me speculation articles, interviews with Nakamura, everything. I usually tend to like digging into ~deep~ animus but this one just feels like an opaque wall you just can't penetrate with any kind of established certitude.
Everything just seems so vague it's almost impossible to make settled sense out of it and to know where to begin, like, what is actually relevant to understand it as a whole and what isn't. What matters and what doesn't, so I can bring order into it. There's a damn plenty of way to build interpretations and I just want to make things clearer out of that mess to avoid any overinterpretation over anecdotical stuff.
Help me /a/. Enlighten me.
No, we're not your mommy.
Google it, asshole
First of all, some parts of the show are deliberately meant to be cryptic, so don't be surprised if you didn't "get" it at first.
The main plot is surprisingly straightforward however. What part confused you the most?
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And you don't seem to understand.
I understood the main plot, it's not like the series was an integrally "blind walk" while watching it, but it feels empty somehow. It feels like there's more to understand than what I actually saw, and I'm not sure I actually understand the core of the precise background, what the author wanted to convey.
There are a many aspects (such as the "God" status of Eiri) that just were there and I had a hard time to make sense out of them. Is there more to it ? Or isn't that of much importance ? The narration didn't help making it clear, most of the time only showing cryptic points of the plot or merely approaching them without giving much explanations.
A shame you seemed an honest man~
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>what the author wanted to convey.
I don't think the author wanted to convey any central message, really.
Or if there's one, then it eluded me. To me, SEL is more about a sort of mishmash of thoughts on mostly philosophical topics, leaving you to make up your own interpretation, and whatever "message" you want to get from it. It merely offers some questions, leaving you to find the answers on your own.
As for Eiri, and this is from memory as it's been some time since I watched the show, his 'godlike' status is bogus, since he merely created Protocol 7 and uploaded his consciousness into the Wired.
I don't remember him having any particular control over it, rather he made people believe he was 'God' and they acted in his name.
It's an end/start of milleniums look at technology, the self in context to the broadening of social life with technology, and a little mindfuck.
You from /tv/ OP?
>I'm a retarded inbred casual and can't form my own opinion
>There are people who don't get Lain
It's the kind of show where you understand more and more every time you rewatch it.
There's also a web site that compiles a lot of SEL lore. Google should probably find it.
I don't know if you understand more and more, but you certainly look at it from a different perspective each time you view it.
Lain is just a fun sci-fi show doing sci-fi things, but it leaves just enough explanation of what is going on until the very end that it manages to hide how shallow it actually is.
Nah, the whole god shit was pretty shallow. That was about it though.