The above tittle sounds like a slogan to some local policy… *shrugs*
I have no idea when this started but I’ve recently found myself increasingly disinterested in anime. Maybe not just anime: TV shows, books, cartoons too. So here’s an idea: Maybe I have watched too much anime, read too much books that I’m expecting too much from the industry. That in comparison to everything I’ve read and watched, nothing just seems to be good enough.
And because it doesn’t seem right to insert a break without a picture…
I will tell you that Saber in a tux is the best thing in Fate/Zero.
[EDIT]: I lost my train of thought halfway through and was stuck at the same sentence for over a day so I pretty much had no idea what I was typing anymore..
This post was strangely inspired by something I heard over the local Chinese radio about how the DJ’s mom was satisfied with the local TV programs despite the fact that almost everyone else who’s seen proper TV knows that the shows running on the local TV stations are 80% rubbish.
I gave it a lot of thought. The DJ’s mom made a retort that because they only watch the local shows, to them, the shows on the local TV are already enough.
In other words, because we are exposed to a wider range of media, our exposure and expectations increases; expectations are now harder to meet and in turn, lesser enjoyment is gotten out of the viewing/reading experience.
All the time I hear people talking about how entertaining Katekyo Hitman Reborn is. And if anyone of you went to AFA, I bet you at least saw 5 Tsunayoshi Sawada-s walking around. I was pretty irked when one of my friends called me out for being all high and mighty so I actually sat through all 350+ chapters of the manga.
Just what is so interesting about the series? I was very puzzled; there were many missed moments of awesome and lots of plot holes. Why does everyone think that the characters are memetic sexgods? The art is arguably high tier but still; I didn’t get it. The OreImo anime could even be more interesting and I hated the anime. How can anyone even stand over hundreds of episodes of a whiny kid and his weird crazy chibi hitman mentor?
Then it hit me. Half the people who tell me they enjoyed series that I would vehemently swear is absolute rubbish don’t even watch or read anything else. And when I started recommending series that I hold high opinions on, most of them don’t even give it a try.
That was just a minor example (and an unpopular opinion but endless battle royale-s do get boring after 100 chapters) and my taste is up for debate (seeing as to how KHR is still running on JUMP… even if I have no idea what JUMP’s looking for in their manga anymore…) but I realized that maybe I’m setting my expectations too high that the only show I even look forward to now is Penguindrum because I don’t have a single clue what the show is about anymore.
Ignorance is bliss. Why shouldn’t they be allowed to enjoy what they enjoy, even if what they enjoy is absolute shit and there are a sea of better things to watch and read? Maybe I should just stop being such an insufferable asshole and start enjoying myself instead of complaining for the sake of complaining like a true Singaporean. *this post took 48 hours to write; 24 hours spent being stuck at the same sentence and the rest of the time doing unimportant things*
On a side mention, it took me this long to even start writing anything because according to my ISP, my internet service was non existent for over a year which is pretty funny since it worked till 3 weeks ago; so I only just got to settle down and start throwing out all my school stuff along with hunting for a job (found a data entry one starting next week) and finally getting some sleep…