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James, why are you the only old dude not shedding some level of clothing on your Stellaworth bromide?


Rough pencil designs for G-101 — Gatchaman Crowds Designers Note

ailellie:

hotwaterandmilk:

ailellie:

So, okay. We have here the chapter 30 of Gangsta. (Mangaka Koshke.)

And this is the part when Nina is very sad, because she saw a lot of men suffering for the attack of the Hunters of Twilights. She is devastated, she hear them screaming to the death, all the hurt Twilights in the beds of Theo’s clinic. She fells like she can’t help anyone in this moment.

And then, Nicolas take her (in a surprise) to the (now clean of dead corpses xD) Bastard Club of Cristiano’s Family.

Where, “surprise, surprise," our favourite lady Alex is singing at the club. And very well it seems. The boss of Cristiano’s family (She is just fourteen freaking years old!) and her twilights ((poor)Galahad and Marco) arrive at the club too. The girls talks, have fun. (Blah, blah, blah. A rare sigh of happiness in this manga…)

But the point here is: there we have our amazing daddy (gangster)Nicolas who wants to cheer up his little cute girl Nina. And by the way, it is assumed that Nicolas can not hear, and does not like to talk to those who do not understand sign language. It seems like he is not very interested in the song of Alex. What can be understood, (xD) Fuck, he is deaf. (Also, why is he stuck to the speakers? xD) So he gets bored and goes to, well… to do a "little work".

And finally, in the last scene. There he is, jumping above the city. Feeling a little happy, thinking or probably singing the song Alex’s was singing before. (Maybe he don’t gets the rhyme, but he knows how to read the lips of people.) Who knows. He feels something.

And this leads me to understand more about this character. And all the love he has for everybody who really care for him. Even if he never speaks a word or he looks at them resentfull; with no interest in his gaze. I know he is the brutal and badass killer of bullshit people in Ergastulum. But c’mon. You can’t not love this creepy and adorable guy.

Thank you all.

Blargh. I don’t mean to be rude, but you’ve missed the mark on the latter part of this scene. I addressed this somewhat in this post nearly six months ago. Deaf people and those with hearing impairments can (and do) enjoy music beyond reading lips. Kohske has expressed this fairly clearly through this scene. You ask "why is he stuck to the speakers? xD" — vibrations are one way in which the deaf/Deaf and hearing impaired can feel music.

Up until this point we’ve seen a variety of characters reacting to Alex’s singing. This is the first time Nic has actually been shown having a moment with her voice. Rather than "It seems like he is not very interested in the song of Alex" he is utterly captured by it. When he leaves the scene, her song still clings to his thoughts.

Alex’s voice reaches the characters in GANGSTA., it transcends their backgrounds and briefly unites them in its authenticity and beauty. We saw this clearly last time she performed and in this scene we finally see that Nicolas too is receptive to her song. His manner of consuming her performance may be different, but it is still shown to be both valid and important in this moment.

I’m sorry miss “Blargh" expert in the matter, but I don’t see Nicolas interested in the song in any scene of the chapter. Just because he close his eyes. "Wow, What explanatory!" Maybe he can feel the music, yeah, (not all the deaf people are the same) and thats why he is stuck to the speakers. It’s not very clearly. He just go to see Theo once he thinks Nina feels comfortable.

You are misunderstanding me. I’m not a cute fangirl of Nicolas trying to show how human he can be. I’m not trying to say anything bad o good about deaf people or how they can feel, because I can’t. I’m not deaf, but I respect them a lot. I’m not stupid. What I mean is that it is a character who wears a mask to hide his true personality, according to the person he wants to deal. When he is alone, when he feels free.

I leveled absolutely nothing towards you personally and I didn’t assume your pronoun preference nor level of series interest nor level of intelligence. My response was in reference to your questioning as to why Nicolas was “stuck to the speakers” — but feel free to ask the author her intent. She has made it fairly clear that Alex’s song reaches Nicolas in this moment (and not through omnipresent lyrics that aren’t mentioned — or that he can’t read with his eyes closed). His music note bubble draws a deliberate parallel to the very first scene in which Alex’s singing talent is revealed.

I am aware of this scene in the greater context of the series, so I don’t need the conclusion of the chapter explained to me (while I don’t posit myself as an expert I do have a subscription to @Bunch — his visit to Theo is a brief interlude before the Monroe confrontation chapters which currently have him incapacitated). I am also aware of the uniqueness of individual deaf/Deaf experiences. Hence my original comment regarding the individual ways in which the deaf/Deaf experience music and how profoundly different they can be when compared to hearing experiences (I used to volunteer at a music program for deaf/Deaf children).

I wasn’t criticizing your sentiments regarding Nicolas as a character. I was simply addressing the questions posed in your original post (which I had already commented on myself at the time of the chapter’s release six months ago).


rockermystic:

hotwaterandmilk:

ailellie:

So, okay. We have here the chapter 30 of Gangsta. (Mangaka Koshke.)

And this is the part when Nina is very sad, because she saw a lot of men suffering for the attack of the Hunters of Twilights. She is devastated, she hear them screaming to the death, all the hurt Twilights in the beds of Theo’s clinic. She fells like she can’t help anyone in this moment.

And then, Nicolas take her (in a surprise) to the (now clean of dead corpses xD) Bastard Club of Cristiano’s Family.

Where, “surprise, surprise," our favourite lady Alex is singing at the club. And very well it seems. The boss of Cristiano’s family (She is just fourteen freaking years old!) and her twilights ((poor)Galahad and Marco) arrive at the club too. The girls talks, have fun. (Blah, blah, blah. A rare sigh of happiness in this manga…)

But the point here is: there we have our amazing daddy (gangster)Nicolas who wants to cheer up his little cute girl Nina. And by the way, it is assumed that Nicolas can not hear, and does not like to talk to those who do not understand sign language. It seems like he is not very interested in the song of Alex. What can be understood, (xD) Fuck, he is deaf. (Also, why is he stuck to the speakers? xD) So he gets bored and goes to, well… to do a "little work".

And finally, in the last scene. There he is, jumping above the city. Feeling a little happy, thinking or probably singing the song Alex’s was singing before. (Maybe he don’t gets the rhyme, but he knows how to read the lips of people.) 

And this leads me to understand more about this character. And all the love he has for everybody who really care for him. Even if he never speaks a word or he looks at them resentfull; with no interest in his gaze. I know he is the brutal and badass killer of bullshit people in Ergastulum. But c’mon. You can’t not love this creepy and adorable guy.

Thank you all.

Blargh. I don’t mean to be rude, but you’ve missed the mark on the latter part of this scene. I addressed this somewhat in this post nearly six months ago. Deaf people and those with hearing impairments can (and do) enjoy music beyond reading lips. Kohske has expressed this fairly clearly through this scene. You ask "why is he stuck to the speakers? xD" — vibrations are one way in which the deaf/Deaf and hearing impaired can feel music.

Up until this point we’ve seen a variety of characters reacting to Alex’s singing. This is the first time Nic has actually been shown having a moment with her voice. Rather than "It seems like he is not very interested in the song of Alex" he is utterly captured by it. When he leaves the scene, her song still clings to his thoughts.

Alex’s voice reaches the characters in GANGSTA., it transcends their backgrounds and briefly unites them in its authenticity and beauty. We saw this clearly last time she performed and in this scene we finally see that Nicolas too is receptive to her song. His manner of consuming her performance may be different, but it is still shown to be both valid and important in this moment.

Thank you. I am so tired of GANGSTA. “fans” intentionally misunderstanding the characters or their intentions. There are a lot of questions that this series continues to bring up but I don’t think whether or not Nicolas can “hear” and/or interpret speech and sound should be one of them. Besides this scene, it has been shown many times that he does experience sound with other senses than hearing so yeah.

I don’t believe there’s ill intent here, but broadly speaking the fandom doesn’t seem to dedicate much time to appreciating the multitude of Deaf experiences. While Nicolas is a fictional character and the extent of any Deaf Culture in Ergastulum is unknown, it just seems counterproductive to perpetrate the idea that deaf/Deaf people have a singular way of existing in a hearing world. That you either “hear” music or you don’t. This scene in particular really highlights the importance of Nic’s personal experience with Alex’s song, and how it doesn’t need to be expressed the same way as the hearing characters’ experiences in order for it to be valuable and beautiful.


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