I want to take a second to talk about Bryan Lee O’Malley’s Seconds.
CriticalOtaku: It’s…. it’s been three days since Chaos Dragon aired in Japan and there are still no subs! WHY IS THIS ALLOWED IN THIS DAY AND AGE!
Imaginary Friend: It’s because Funimation picked up the streaming rights and they’re usually slow getting out the first episode.
Crit: HOLY- Where did you come from!
IF: I’m a figment of your imagination brought to life by your stir craziness and the fact that whatever shred of self-respect you have left prevents you from talking to a dakimakura.
Act 1 – A Proposition
There’s a school of screen-writing that posits that, since you’ve only got a couple hours or so, there is no time for subtlety and it should just be done away with entirely. The classic example is the Broadway Musical- characters wear their heart on their sleeves and sing out their epiphanies and observations, and major dramatic shifts are accompanied by large musical numbers and snazzy dancing.