Hi! i'm also rlly new to this imageposting thing lol
So, i haven't finished SEL yet but it i relate to Lain a bit about this whole dissociating discussion. The fact that she is this kind of avatar and the "real" Lain doens't exist at all made me think about my personal relations with my friends and family. Sometimes i start to analyze myself before these interactions and just started to freak out bc i wasn't recognizing myself, like, i look at the scene in my head and think
"ok that's not me"
i have many connections with Lain and the anime itself, but i want to finish it before i can coment more
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For me it allowed for tech to not be good or evil, but to just be. The Navi builds and communication potential were a net positive, escapism and unaddressed mental issues were a warning - overall I felt a little hollow by the ending but that's life in general isn't it.?
As time went on, I identified with the father quite a bit - even if the rest of the family is checked out, work, hobbies, and the wired are still there.
>As time went on, I identified with the father quite a bit - even if the rest of the family is checked out, work, hobbies, and the wired are still there.
That is the trap, the family its where the true happiness is, but the wired keeps you from doing anything about it since you can always escape. You are in limbo, there, but not there just waiting to escape again, it wouldn't even matter if the family was not there, matter of fact, you would prefer it so. Scary
Lain is the internet, and the internet its better on the background a normal persons life.