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    The Use of "Ma" in Miyazaki's films

    "Ma" is a Japanese term used to describe the space in intervals. Compare and contrast Miyazaki’s use of "Ma" in his animated films with more contemporary, mainstream works to illustrate the how its use adds and/or detracts from a film’s narrative.

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      Hello! Thank you for this informative read. I especially appreciate the citations! I am familiar with Murakami’s work and had a strong reaction to “All About Lily Chou-Chou”, but I was not familiar with the history of the I-Novel nor Makoto Shinkai’s work. I appreciate the lessons I received through this article, and I definitely know whose filmography I’ll be exploring next!

      Influence of the I-Novel (私小説) on Makoto Shinkai's Films

      Hey! Cool article that brings up a lot of interesting points on the Undertale ethos. I actually didn’t notice a lot of the tactics employed to ensure inclusion. I definitely feel that these are large reasons why the game is so widely loved and has been so successful.

      Skimming the comments, I see a lot of talk about the graphics. Personally, I think intentional “realistic graphics” only work against the longevity of a game; if anything, it serves as a way to date it. Stylized graphics are the way to go! Think about how great Wind Waker still looks compared to Twilight Princess?

      Undertale and Social Justice Themes: Is "That" A Human?

      This is a great article that supports its thesis with specific, diverse examples. I like how the episode synopses were concise and on-topic! Fresh Prince was a great show that used its collective talents well. I think the show was able to effectively ground these episodes through character-driven writing and its exceptional cast. If these social issues are considered “still relevant”, it’s because they have always been.

      Race and Class in The Fresh Prince of Bel Air