This is a common statement during the first season of K-ON!, also used in the second (but not so many times).
K-ON! is not a show about music, but a show about the girls who play it, finding their place through it and cementing their friendship with their instruments, sometimes, as an activity to hang out, more than as the real purpose of those tools, play music.
Since this happens, and the main activity of the K-ON club is taken as secondary, as a means to an end without a real meaning other than an excuse, a lot of people may take as a fact that those songs aren’t relevant, but I would like to differ. The show doesn’t talk directly about music, okay, but that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t touch that topic in other ways.
And one of those ways, I would like to think at least, is a creative struggle.
If you are working in the animation or game industry (or studying to become one), you may have experienced (or will) events where highly skilled professionals assistants go to explain their work. Or maybe you just like to know about this fascinating work and the people who make it.
This June, a week ago, in Barcelona (Spain) was celebrated the b’Ars VFX 2017, an event with many distinguished professionals that talk of a lot of interesting stuff. I’m an animation student, and I love these events, so I went (sadly, I could make it only for one day, Friday 9), and now I’ll tell you what I saw.
Photos and video recording were prohibited, so I’m sorry but I can’t give you more than what the event officially posts online.
So let’s go in chronological order through all the conferences:
Oh boy, internet leaks!. Just a few days before it’s TV emission we got a present in form of a freshly baked plate of episodes that make a delicious saga of what seems right now the most important plot point of this series (Although, please, support the series on TV or domestic release if you can, this needs views, think on the creators!)
After Islands ended we had to confront two things, as spectators, a higher quality bar than ever, as the previous miniseries had a lot more “plot” content than almost all of the rest of the series. Without trying to disgrace the series, I would say we encountered a lot that filled us with answers and Finn with growth.
And now, is elementals as good as the previous? Is it good? What can we get from this?