Well, yeah. What ones do you wonder about? What little unresolved sideplots and unanswered questions that shouldn't be important, but just bug you?
On a secondary note...in the more recent "italian job" movie which can't really be called a remake, there's a scene where they steal a truck by blowing a hole in the street, which it proceeds to fall through. There's a little shot of people running and screaming when the explosions go off, in which for like a second, you see some guy in a spiderman costume. He ain't even in the background, he's near enough centre frame. I mean...what was that guy doing there, in the middle of a traffic jam, dressed as spiderman? What possessed the filmmakers to put it there?SOA overthinking time! said:Y'see, I'm up to about episode 9 on sword art online. I'd probably have watched more, but I really don't want that awkward moment when someone walks in, asks what I'm watching, and then I have to explain shit.
Now, it is amazing so far. it's a good premise, well done, with great characters. But there's one moment in particular that I just can't get out of my head.
At the first episode, when it is revealed that nobody can log out of this MMO, and if they die here, they die for real, the players' real life bodies are revealed, as before, they could create their character. The changes aren't massive in main characters (at least, not that we see) but there's one person who turns to the person next to him, a man in female armour, and says "You're a guy!?"
A little nod to how some people act in MMOs, you think. But Now...think about that more in depth. At episode 9, the game has been going on for two years. That one decision, that one point where he said "screw it, i'm gonna play as a female character", for whatever reason, be it to con gullible, lonely guys out of loot, be it for the lulz, whatever, must have haunted him for the rest of his online days. How long did he have to stay in the female default armour? People are seen fighting the first boss in the second episode in default armour, and if I remember rightly, that's at least a week later. It's thus easy to guess that SOA ain't the most generous game loot-wise.
Whatever the case you can bet whoever saw him on that first day never let him hear the end of it. Kinda makes you feel sorry for the guy. Even though, as far as I know, you never see him again.
Why does this keep coming up from the back of my mind every time I watch SOA? Pfft, like fuck if I know. Maybe it's because I've always been afraid of making small, seemingly unimportant decisions that end up resulting in someting really bad happening, something with lasting effects. I can't help but think of that guy, recieving flak yet again for the incident, wondering "if only I had chose the 'Male' option.".
Well, considering the situation, he'd probably wish he hadn't started playing, but still...y'know, he has more to regret than most people.