>Yeah, I've always been inordinately amused by the design sensibilities
>of the Arpeggio creators, namely that the ships would -know-
>about human culture, but only vicariously, not through personal
Now that you've said that, I'm particularly thinking of the scene where Takao goes to a bookstore to find out what a "captain" is. And Hyūga's silently referenced collection of Iona merch, which is ever-so-slightly fourth-wall into the bargain. :)
>Their attempts at dressing themselves and acting normal
>are a big part of the comedy relief in the show (Haruna annoyed me but
>that whole coat on-coat off skit is exactly what I'm talking about)
>and also show, without having to tell, a lot about their mental state.
I seem to remember a bit in the Awkward Dinner Party episode where Hyūga (who, if memory serves, spends pretty much the entire episode trolling Kongō) remarks on Kongō's personal style choices, and Kongō basically snaps back that the algorithm just dressed her that way and furthermore shut up. :)
(That whole scene is gold, even considering that Hyūga annoys me like Haruharu annoys you. "Your meaningless human platitudes offend me." "Mm, that's exactly why I chose to say them.")
>KanColle, of course, had a very different standard when it came
>to character designs, not least of which because they were done by
>many different people. But they still fit into that narrative
>That said, obviously some people, like Yamato, are beginning to adjust
>with someone around who can tell them what works and what doesn't. =)
One of the interesting things that's emerging as we kick stuff around for the next part of the Fleet Record is that, at least in some cases, there are explanations for some of the things Corwin finds mysterious about the fleet, such as Yamato's peculiar fitment for and comprehension of concepts of hospitality, and Shimakaze's clothes. The rationale behind either one is not readily apparent to the observer, but they both have very specific reasons.
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