34. "RE: (S5M4) Familiar Spirits Comments"
In response to message #33
>>I mean, on one hand, what Mr. H tries >>to do here is to integrate these sorts of things into a >>pick-up-and-play paradigm, but it just feels like there's way more >>required reading on the Diqiu material than basically any previously >>integrated source material. > >Anyway, as you note, the intent is generally to set things up so that >familiarity with the sources adds to the experience rather than >unfamiliarity detracting; but I'm willing to accept the possibility >that I've fucked it up this time. That is, alas, life sometimes. :(
As a counterpoint, I have only a passing knowledge that something about a last airbender exists as a cartoon-slash-comic (which is more than I knew about Utena, but less than I knew about the various space opera sources) and am enjoying it thoroughly. Sure, sometimes I wonder if $character is original or from the source, but in the end I find it doesn't matter and I can infer any necessary backstory as needed.
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