With archive.moe's replacement (foolz.fireden.net) allowing me to browse the old Madoka threads, I'm rewatching the series and I just noticed this shot in Ep 3, just after Homura defeats Charlotte.12 posts and 1 image reply omitted. Click reply to view.
There's this odd, seemingly unnecessary extreme close-up of Homura averting her gaze. I thought that, upon initial watch, it was because Homura was unimpressed by the witch. She doesn't take pride in her victory, the focus on her averting her gaze is to show that she's simply preoccupied with moving onto her next objective.
Upon re-watch though, I noticed that next to Homura, there's this blob of black "goop" that falls just next to her on the table. I thought this was simply the remains of the witch, thus the need to focus on her apathy towards it however—witches don't leave remains. Is it possible that the black sludge is actually Mami's masticated, half-digested remains? If so, this show is actually much darker than I realised.
I think he/she was trying to be more specific about the number. And they're right—I remember reading the "about 100 times" comment from the creators as well.
But the exactness of the number doesn't really matter. The point is that at the time of the battle Homura clearly has significant prior experience with it. Whether that's 20 times, 50 times, or 80 times the point remains the same.
not blatantly obvious? That Homura is cold and uncaring about Mami's death? That Homura was averting her gaze from what's actually Mami's corpse (disproven)? Can you at least specify what gap in my knowledge disappointed you?