thank god it's over. I don't think I could take much more of this series' terrible panel layout and overall ridiculous premise.
not to mention... the random~~ pauses..~~ and changing!!~~ punctuation... that breaks up..~~ everything... for no reason~~~ in the middle..~~..!! of sentences~??!!~~..~~
TOM! TOM! DOM! TOM!
yeah, agreed. Far be it for me to criticize an artist because I have no talent in that area but this was just a mess. I think it would have made more sense without yukkuri and every page took me about 5 minutes just to figure out what the hell is going on and what order to read it in.
Also the whole military thing just doesn't seem to fit with the yukkuri "universe."
Don't get me wrong, the artist seems to have great artistic talent, the whole premise is just awkward.
I don't see a problem with the premise or the military approach.It's just became chaotic and convulted out of ditching a more defined plot and course of action for the sake of crossovering.The panel layout was the other problem, but beyond that, the premise was good, at least as a idea.
It would had been better if, aside of having a better panel layout, the story had stuck to it's original premise instead of branching to what felt like "Author wants to fix this well known yukkuri story with his Mikos!", for me, that's what really ruins the story since it's there when things go bad.
My problem with the premise is this:
To quote from the DOOM novelization: "If you're Godzilla, what do you need with a gun?"
I don't know anything about the universe that the Combat Mikos are from. I don't know if they have Star Trek replicator technology or if they're all disciples of ZARDOZ who has given them the Gift of the Gun. What I do know is that barring something like that, military-grade hardware is expensive. And it's not just the guns. They're wearing full combat armor and driving around in APCs, for what? Talking pastries that can be killed by putting your foot on them? This isn't Yukkuri of War. These yukkuris aren't belching forth magical blasts that destroy skyscrapers, or invading homes to messily devour old ladies and traumatize their pet Reisens. It's like sending in an army platoon to wipe out a nest of bunnies.
It makes the people in this universe seem stupid and absurd, just because they evidently THINK they need all this gear to handle yukkuris. And they do it without any sense of irony whatsoever, which is ultimately the author's failing, because what he fails to realize is that yukkuris are a PARODY, and here he is with his overblown military worship, trying to play it completely straight.
You're taking this too seriously, it was just a story of "I want military rule of cool to pop out and kill the shiteheads." nothing to take seriously, not different of those works on which we see Space Marines or similar individuals gunning down shitheads, it's all fun and rule of cool, not seriousness.
I'll say it again, the REAL problem was the author not remaining consistend with his/her plot and jumping around crossovering everywhere, which combined with troublesome panel lay out made the whole thing convulted and confusing.
JusticeItEasy said: not different of those works on which we see Space Marines or similar individuals gunning down shitheads, it's all fun and rule of cool, not seriousness.
But that's clearly not the author's intention. Because of things like, well, hell, this very page. Look at this page. The premise of this page is 'oh no! if the police don't arrive then the Alice will rape this Yuka!' This is a legitimate attempt by the author to build TENSION.
Or this: http://yukkuri.shii.org/post/show/53326/
He's attempting to give this combat miko some form of internal dialogue. As shallow and nonsensical as it is, this is an attempt at characterization. He wants you to take this seriously.
Now, sure, it comes off as a joke because YUKKURIS, but that doesn't change the fact that the author isn't invoking rule of funny or rule of cool. He's trying to play it completely straight here.
errr rule of cool =/= rule of funny (as in comedy), completely different things.
What I mean is that the guy just wanted military mikos shooting yukkuris initially, for fun and such (as entertainment not as it being comedical), but then the story started to force itself to crossover with other stories, maybe the author feeling the need to fix other yukkuri stories like this yuka that on the original was raped to death by alice or the mother reimu that was from "family from the city".
There was some degree of basic plot for the sake of justifying the mikos, but then it started to branch out with crossover and doing random scenes, basically it stopped being conscise and defined and it was just the sporadic feel of the author, which is what I criticize.
JusticeItEasy said:What I mean is that the guy just wanted military mikos shooting yukkuris initially, for fun and such (as entertainment not as it being comedical
I disagree with that as well. This thing was intended to be serious from the very getgo. Take a look at page 1. Look at all the massive infodumps there. This isn't just something like "a yukkuri is in a clearing and a space marine falls out of the sky" or "a yukkuri is sitting there and a chestburster comes out of it." There was a serious attempt to set up a backstory and a legitimate conflict going on from page 1.
The issue here is that YOU and I know the premise is absurd. But just because we know that doesn't mean the author DIDN'T INTEND for it to be taken seriously.
It's not the first time human bring out military power against pest thoughhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emu_War
Salem said:It's not the first time human bring out military power against pest thoughhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emu_War
That is one of the most pathetic things I've ever read.
zidana123 said:That is one of the most pathetic things I've ever read.
But emus are vicious bastards!
Seeing the that Alice make me want to throw up seeing that face rape of her's just wants me to shooter that thing and that anon guy too.