guess I can post it here too. I call this piece “Then, it Started to Snow”
PASSIVE THOUGHTS ON THE DIRECTING OF CLANNAD W/ SPOILERS
[spoiler]You know whats funny? There are very few happy moments in Clannad that I can think of taking place in Winter. In the Tomoyo arc episode, the two meet in winter and they discuss life without each other. Its happy they get together (which we see in SPRING at the very end) but the shot overall is directed to feel sad and a little painful.
I’m pretty sure Nagisa dies in winter. And Ushio definitely did.
In the “OtherWorld” one of the concerns is to leave before winter…. I really want to rematch clannad now, because I’m like 90% convinced the seasons are used as metaphors for stages of life. Not super original, but that’s clever, y’know?[/spoiler]