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I hesitated updating Firefox to version 4.0, since I feared it might break a lot of extensions I use. Well, it certainly broke my theme Orbit Classic. But now that I made the transition, I decided that I won’t maintain Orbit Classic any longer. With Firefox 4.0, I’m happy with the default theme – all the more since it’s possible to cram all the chrome tightly together, so there isn’t much left to style anyway. It’s the compactness of Google Chrome combined with the awesome extensibility and flexibility of Firefox.
That’s how it currently looks like on my machine.
So, I’m quite content how my new Firefox looks, and don’t see how I could substantially improve it with a custom theme.
With a tiny bit of code in my userChrome.css, namely…
… I even got rid of the old Keysnail statusbar icon.
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I think you are mistaken the simplicity of Orbit 2008 was what I admired.Please reconsider
Madoka is a quality watch. It is well ueecxted and directed. But all the hype surrounding it well it hurts the piece. I mean I was expecting something truly mind-blowing a true revolution. But it just wasnt there. I did not find the shocking moment of episode 3 shocking at all. Instead it was calm and serene. Touching, yes, but we could see it coming. Anyway for me, Shinbo's genius did not show up till ep 10. Homura's past was tragic and compelling, even though the creators went for parallel universe and time travel plot devices. And the finale itself? Well it was well explained why Madoka is to become the ONE, but it was kinda Deus Ex Machina-ish (IMHO). And her wish? Someone could have thought of it a million times before, eh? Anyway solid, daring, visually stunning (well, at least the fights were) series yes. Revolution no.PS: great blog bateszi, I ve following it for a while, but never dared to comment (english is not my 1st language, so I was a bit afraid)
I liked the first two episodes very much. In fact, based on them I had this show at the top of my must watch list for the ssaeon. They aren't as shocking as the holy shit! moment of episode 3, but the show had dark overtones from the very first scene (Madoka's dream), not to mention the bizarre visuals, which I liked just as much. At the time I thought This is better than I expected. Heh.As for the comment about the consistent and uncompromising script: right on! There were moments that had me so worried that I found part of me wishing for a Deus Ex Machina, an easy way out. But I knew that the creators would not compromise and that the show would be greater for that.There are some shows this ssaeon that look interesting. You mentioned a couple in the replies. I'd like to add Denpa Onno Something-or-Other, if only for the occasionally witty dialogue, but really, there's nothing out there now that has me going like Madoka did.
I think the key thing to remember about Madoka is that it's an original work (although not solely by Shinbo), compared to Shinbo's other directorial projects which have mostly been adaptations. In some cases the directorial style maps on very well (Bakemonogatari and Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei) and in other cases it's a bit more strained (Maria Holic comes to mind). Madoka on the other hand benefits from the fact that it's an original work and if anything, I hope Madoka's success means that we'll see more originals from Shinbo in the future.All the recent offerings over the past year have really been impressive too; I'd say the future is looking good.
You shouldn't worry about your English, Togusa. Your comment is well-worded and expresses your opinion well.At the end of day, all this hype surrounding Madoka is something of a double-edged sword. So much of the excitement I've tried to get across with this post was conceived as Madoka was airing, when it was still an unknown quantity. As such, the revolution' wasn't so much in Madoka itself, as in the people watching it. It definitely gave me hope for the future of anime, if just because people watched and enjoyed a series as creative as this. Watching it now though, it's just a series. A really good one, but maybe not one as affecting as we make it sound. So, thanks for your comment, Togusa. It's always nice to hear from readers!
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