Ok, so I’ve now spent two days struggling with the new editor. In my opinion, it’s not as bad as people make it out to be. In fact, once I get to know it better, I’m sure I’ll like it. However, there are a few very useful functionalities that were lost and I really don’t know why. For the moment, I can get it to do everything I want to, but it takes a few more clicks every time.
This said I’m currently very grumpy about it because I’m still in that phase where I have to relearn everything and I feel like I’m swimming against the current even when I’m trying to get it to do very simple things. Like wrap text around pictures for instance. And for someone like me, who was already getting exactly what they wanted from the old editor AND had spent a few years setting it up exactly how I want, it just feels like a huge unnecessary step back.
Oh yeah, there was also an episode of re:Zero this week. A fun one which I discussed in detail with Crow. You should read that post. It’s way better than just listening to me whine! You can find it HERE.
I’m going to be honest with you though, I really don’t have much to say about the visuals this week. I absolutely love time loop stories but you do in effect get to see the same images over and over again. Maybe my little brain is just too saturated with the new editor drama, but I really couldn’t see anything new or remarkable about this week’s visuals.
We all knew that Satella looks like Emilia, right? I mean I knew that and I don’t know anything. There’s no need to mention that bit.
We’ve all seen the nighttime scenes already. Even the light wasn’t weird this week. Although Emilia seems to be glowing a bit much. Was she always this glowy? Poor Subaru! He better get used to falling asleep with the bedside lamp on if he ever plans to share a bed with this girl. On the upside, you can stay up late reading without any fear of waking up the person next too you. Playing hide and seek as a kid must have been really difficult for Emilia. She must have been forced to always hide in well-lit areas.
I do like that all the magic ladies have the same blue filter. Ok, it’s just nighttime Emilia and test tube Ryuzu. Still, it visually tied the scenes together. Like a good rug.
Full disclosure, this post was actually pretty easy to write in the block editor. And seeing those pretty picture mosaics come together was actually fun. You would think I would eventually get tired of being wrong all the time.
As some of you know, I’m a big fan of single eye closeups. A classic anime trope. And in the last part, we got yet another standoff between Subaru and Garfiel which included nice long back and forth between their eyes. You even saw each character reflected in the other’s irises, my very favourite! that was fun. It also made me realize that even Subaru has split pupils so maybe I was reading way too much into eye design at the beginning of the season.
I had a bit of time left so I decided to attempt creating an Emilia avatar. She says, don’t forget to check out the post on Crow’s blog!