posted on Sep, 19 2005 @ 12:48 AM
After I watched the first 4 episodes, I came back one the board and was gald to see that you replyed to my comments.
Viewing those episodes again, I remembered when I first started watching the show, and how I'd sit in class and sketch pictures of made-up Haibane
(mostly focusing on their wings because I thought their wings were just so beautiful), and I'd write little poems beside them and those pictures and
poems were my submissions to my Creative Writing class at the time. The show inspired me for a while and I'd think about it enough to at least sketch
out some characters and write poems about how it made me feel. So, in a way, the show got me thinking, but mostly dreaming.
I guess I should mention the fact that I'm the type of person that would rather sit and day-dream rather than doing any class-work. So the opening of
Haibane-Renmei always captivated me in a strange way. I suppose it was the fact that Rakka was falling and feeling so free, yet at the same time,
there was a coldness surrounding her heart. I connected with it in my own way.
As the story progressed, I started really thinking about the town of Glie, the Haibane, and "the next life", as it seemed to me that was what the
entire show was dealing with, as in, What is there after we die and where do we go? Was becoming a Haibane the next step after leaving this world
behind? Is this the stage in which our souls and hearts are supposed to be refined?
I promise to watch the reast of the series as soon as I can, and I really hope that my questions are answered. And thanks for the reply, Majic. As a
sidenote, I hope to begin Podcasting myself soon, so hopefully we'll be able to chat more about topics such as this.