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  Topic: What does the Major symbolize?
Togusa

Replies: 7
Views: 9552

PostForum: The Philosophy   Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2007 2:56 am   Subject: What does the Major symbolize?
Yeah, I agree, the Major's roof jumping does point to her faith in her abilities as well as her exceptional abilities. By the way, has anyone noticed the really thin thread that seems to extend from ...
  Topic: Simulated Worlds
Togusa

Replies: 4
Views: 5138

PostForum: And More ...   Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2007 3:24 am   Subject: Simulated Worlds
This is kind of a tangent, but it might be interesting in terms of considering the Stand Alone Complex idea. This discussion of simulated inauthentic worlds reminds me of the whole similicra without ...
  Topic: The meaning of Ghost in the Shell
Togusa

Replies: 63
Views: 71634

PostForum: The Philosophy   Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2007 2:55 am   Subject: The meaning of Ghost in the Shell
I think overthinking this is easy to do, concidering how much the show offers us to think about. Perhaps we're no different than the puppet master said, and will forever be nothing more than lost with ...
  Topic: value of Stand Alone Complex & maybe the end of history
Togusa

Replies: 11
Views: 11790

PostForum: The Philosophy   Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2007 1:31 am   Subject: value of Stand Alone Complex & maybe the end of history
Are you familiar w/ the idea of [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meme]Meme theory? I think it's relevant to the discussion in the sense that Meme theory postulates that memes are ideas that can lite ...
  Topic: Mythology and Religious symbolism in GitS 1
Togusa

Replies: 12
Views: 18780

PostForum: The Philosophy   Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2007 1:04 am   Subject: Mythology and Religious symbolism in GitS 1
Your idea about the conflict between increasing machine based society and old mythos is an interesting one. I agree with you idea about altering religon to suit a society. If you look you'll notice ...
  Topic: What does the Major symbolize?
Togusa

Replies: 7
Views: 9552

PostForum: The Philosophy   Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2007 12:46 am   Subject: What does the Major symbolize?
Well I have three questions really.

1. I notice that Motoko is shown jumping down from extreme heights a lot. What do you think this symbolizes? A bibilical fall from grace? Seems unlikely conside ...
  Topic: Introduce yourself
Togusa

Replies: 218
Views: 131000

PostForum: Introduce Yourself!   Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2007 12:20 am   Subject: Introduce yourself
Oh no. they converted his office into the school coffee house Smile

They did what?? :shock:

Well, I hope they did a tasteful job. You should see the Free Speech Cafe here in Berkeley. Neutral

He used ...
  Topic: Introduce yourself
Togusa

Replies: 218
Views: 131000

PostForum: Introduce Yourself!   Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 3:32 pm   Subject: Introduce yourself

Anyway, that's my deal. I hope to learn more about Baudrillard and all those fancy names that Motoko and Laughing Man were tossing around and have interesting discussions with you all. By the way is ...
  Topic: Togusa, you fool!
Togusa

Replies: 45
Views: 45588

PostForum: Stand Alone Complex   Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 2:48 am   Subject: Togusa, you fool!
i just rewatched the 1st GITS movie. It seems to me the whole point of Togusa is to give some balance to not only Section 9 but to the cast as well. It seems his character was intentionally kept a fle ...
  Topic: Introduce yourself
Togusa

Replies: 218
Views: 131000

PostForum: Introduce Yourself!   Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 2:29 am   Subject: Introduce yourself
Hi, just thought I'd introduce myself since I found this forum through random searching about GiTS. I've gotten really interested in the ideas mentioned in GiTS after watching all the movies and TV ep ...
 
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