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Ok, i just finished watching 9th episode of Serial Experiments Lain.
And what the fuck is going on in this anime? I don't understand a single thing.
Am i retarded or stupid or is story just so fucked up? Can somebody explain in a little whats happening there because i'm totally lost
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I've seen at least 6 threads of "Ok, I just finished X" today.

Come on anons. Get some quality discussion threads.
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>>101525958
care to explain a little whats going on in SEL or?
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>>101525863
Drop it if you don't understand what's going on,it's simple as that.
Or look it up on the internet.
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What is with all of you who ask in the middle of it?
Just finish it and then make a thread about what you thought of it and then we can talk about fauux for the next couple of hours.
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>>101525863

Google 'Serial Experiments Lain plot'.
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>>101525863
AND YOU DON'T SEEM TO UNDERSTAND
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>>101527663

This. Finish the fucking show and if that doesn't work see >>101528084.

You're like my retarded friend when we go to see a movie; he keeps asking what's going on and what's going to happen throughout the whole thing instead of shutting up and watching it all the way through.
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yap, just finished this anime. still dont understand a lot. i'll go read this >>101528084
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>download SEL
>none of the episodes has OP or ED
it's just not the same ...
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Basically one day aliens came to roswell, so internet 2 was created and lain was a duper-advanced modem that could merge the real world and the net, a bunch of people got butthurt and wanted to stop this, at the same time a butthurt fag who had killed himself passed into the Wired and claimed that he had become God. Lain was used by both the "God" and the butthurt guys, but in the end she discovered that the God wasn't God after all, and proceeded to take his place and the "secondary" God. She then erased everything that happened concerning her, her own self included, so nobody died and Arisu never got exposed.

Or something.
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was Lain a human or just software?
if she was sofware why did she has to eat and drink water daily etc?
one second shes in the school, other second shes on the street and third second shes other Lain
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>>101531579
Get Coalgirls' release.
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>>101531699
>9.3 GB
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>>101531694
I don't know about that, but she makes me hardware, if you catch my drift
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>>101525863
It's just overrated. It's not deep.
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>>101531748
Is that a problem?
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>>101531916
unfortunately
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>>101531694
She's a 'software', or some form of life form born from collective consciousness (or the opposite) if you prefer, though how she comes to be is never explained. Her 'human' form is merely one that is given to her but one that means little ultimately. She's able at the end of the series to go from the "real" world to the Wired and vice-versa seemingly at will.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjaG8gqE7uY
http://www.cjas.org/~leng/lain.htm
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>>101531965
I think Lain herself explain her form.
She says that she is the software made to break the borders between the worlds. Meaning,she is both human and software. Also,Eiru(the God) described her as a doll made of artificial ribosomes.
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her face is so fat
I just want to squeeze it
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>>101532018
ok i'll watch that
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lain thread!
http://fauux.neocities.org/
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Basically,

Lain is omnipotent in computer networks, and the obsession with making everything connect to the internet (untermed in 1998, but now a reality and called "the internet of things") carries to its logical extreme when they use some obscure method with the atmosphere to connect literally everything, making lain totally omnipotent

DON'T READ THAT, by the way. There's a ton more going on than that, and you really should watch it twice. Might be a little innaccurate, haven't watched this show since 2008.
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>>101532195
neat-o fella, yeah neat-o !
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>>101532195
are you the site admin ?

/thoughts html

>Kids being teached morals and viewpoint of shitty low budget feminized television shows with no context (making a false/faux altered world view. Each living in fragile self made bobbles).

should be taught instead of "teached"
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There's nothing to understand. It's just a random mess.
Though if you seriously can't understand the basic plot you might be stupid.
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>>101532641
and you dont seem to understand...
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>>101532602
nope
you should email him about it
also, if you click lain on the front page you get stuff
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>>101532735
let's...
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>>101532018
ok after watching this i kinda understand more. and i see why i didnt understand in the first place. in my opinion you REALLY need to watch this anime 2-3 times
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Shitty fedoracore series.

2/10, 2deep4u bullshit.
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Not even the writers could agree what the show was supposed to be about. Don't feel too bad.
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okay after i've read and watched few stuff about SEL plot and a lots of explanation. i give it 8/10 because it have a great story i'm programmer so i kinda like it even better, it came 1998 so for this year is pretty good.
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>>101533367
read the diary
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>>101533449
sorry i kinda wanted to tell this
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>>101532972

I feel legitimately bad for people who can't enjoy things in fear of others thinking they're pretentious.

I mean, liking something because it's hard to follow to the point it turns off others making you feel superior is douchey as hell, I agree, but shows like Lain can also be very stylistically provoking and engaging, even if you may not get out of it what another viewer will. That's kind of the danger of going for something abstract, when you leave a lot up to interpretation it's even more of a shot in the dark whether it will strike a chord with the viewer.

If you don't care for it that's totally cool and valid, but spouting out 'fedoracore' is kind of stupid, especially when Lain actually did have a fairly coherent story versus other shows in a similar vein.



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