I don’t know. Perhaps it’s me. Perhaps it’s the result of how my friend puts it, ‘being too negative.’ Or perhaps I just don’t like the show as much as I wanted to. Every episode, I find the show to become more and more annoying, especially that Kirino. Being an elder sibling myself, I find it especially annoying when a younger sibling treats me like a footstool. While in OreImo Kyousuke practically bends over and kicks his own ass for the sake of an ungrateful little brat who will most probably be unrelated to him by blood and , as in all-too-cliche fashion, they end up in a romantic relationship and have great sex.
However, I digress, for that’s not the main reason which pisses me off.
I guess those with siblings might find Kirino to be slightly annoying. But aside from that, another thing that pisses me off is the development and plot- it’s too predictable. I see no foreseeable twists or whatsoever. I can already see the ending.
But of course, I probably wouldn’t have gotten pissed if not for the blogosphere. I’m not blaming it on them , but some posts really roused some sentiments. Right about now, the way I see it, the blogosphere around OreImo has been split into this:
In one faction, we have the fist-crunching, quick-jabbing, critical blogger who of course, criticizes OreImo , be it for its fanservice or for other reasons. In the other faction, we have the one(s) , the defenders of OreImo, who accuse the others of being a bunch of monkeys who can’t relax and chill out. One blogger even accused ‘critics’ of raising an unnecessary (quote) “shit-storm”.
As one of the bloggers puts it :
” As far as pointless shitstorms that the aniblogosphere has had, this one ranks somewhere in the middle.”
However, my opinion is different. I think the true pointless shitstorm is trying to argue which side is correct. People tell the critics to relax, accuse them of being riled up over nothing, tell them to remember that ‘anime is not 100% realistic’ in the attempt to prove their stand. The critics then counter with walls of text analyzing, detailing the show, discussing its flaws and et cetera. You know what all of this reminds me of?
That pointless argument they had in Episode 2. You know why? Because it’s pretty much pointless to judge whether a show is good or bad by one scene. Similarly, it’s pointless to criticize other’s opinions simply based on your own. Anime is after all, a subjective affair- either you like it, or you don’t. How they handle it pisses me off because it’s all so childish. While some posts are written well and argues for the stand the blogger supports, some just devolve to flaming, or text spam, be it in the form of posts or even comments. I can’t go alone and not read an anime blog which talks about OreImo anymore. I can’t even watch the show without being reminded of the flame war online.
Before you accuse me of being a hypocrite, I admit, this post sounds critical , I know. But what I want is for everyone to just relax.
Haters gonna hate.