Relevant Aside: Meta-plot

I see I’ve started throwing around technical terms like “Meta-plot.” A plot is some motivation, conundrum, or problem that drives the action of an episode or arc of episodes in a series. For instance, one of the plots in Black Lagoon is the need of the Roanapur community to track down and eliminate the depraved […]

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Bonus Post: The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya

In response to my post about the storytelling in the series The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Shokamoka (who is right now high on my list of favorite people) suggested that the reason Suzumiya disappears from the final episode (WATCH OUT: SPOILER) was to set up the feature film that followed it, The Disappearance of […]

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