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  1. RWBladewing
    2014-12-19 08:39
    Yeah, I gave up trying to discuss anime here long ago. What finally broke me was when I posted that I liked the first 2 episodes of Total Eclipse and then it went downhill from there, and I received an anonymous neg rep that said something along the lines of "screw you, the first 2 episodes aren't even in the original VN." Was like, if this is the extent to which people are capable of having a discussion, forget it. I don't have any anime-watching friends IRL either because somehow it seems everyone I meet goes out of their way to willingly conform, in true No Game No Life fashion, to just about every negative stereotype there is, especially asking me about titles that I utterly despise. No, I don't want to hear about how Naruto and Bleach and Kingdom Hearts and Final Fantasy are the most bestest anime ever. No, I don't want free hugs and no, you can't glomp me. Etc, etc.

    I do sometimes still read the series subforums here though and they can be hilarious in how terrible they are. Anything beyond "I like this character and this show they are totally awesome" eventually devolves into a flamewar because the very idea that someone might not like even a single aspect of a show they like always manages to drive some people into a frenzy. The fact that some threads and even subforums here have had to be temporarily or permanently closed because people can't stop insulting each other is hilarious in the saddest way.

    On a sidenote I can't even imagine what it would be like to want to talk about Hearthstone and not know anyone who plays it. Several streamers I follow have just outright dropped that game because of how utterly toxic that community has become, with roving bands of backseaters just searching Twitch for anyone playing and jumping into all their streams to scream about how they're doing it wrong. I took one look at the game's official forums and immediately X'd out.
  2. RWBladewing
    2014-12-18 12:55
    Yeah that pretty much sums things up for me as well. The only thing I find creepier than the little sister is how many people apparently seem to have a sexual fetish for preteens with poor hygiene, if the merchandise that has come out for this show is any indication.

    What gets me most about about the reveling in being a NEET thing is the level of downright arrogance I perceive in how they do it. The degree to which they go out of their way to tear down the "normal" girl with common sense is almost shocking. So much "you're one of THEM so you could never understand, you'll never be on my level"-style crap in every episode. By the time it reached the episode where the main character beats her every single time in a series of games of chance due to bullshit statistical assumptions where "most likely outcome" magically equates to "100% chance" I'd had more than enough.

    The social stereotype stuff bugs me as well because it's an issue I've been having to deal with for years now. The scariest part is, it seems so many people actually champion this show because it speaks to them and idolize these characters as awesome. It concerns me even more due to the ridiculous elitist backseat gamer culture that has developed around Twitch and Youtube Let's Plays. This whole "this guy is doing it wrong, I am the best of the best so he should do it like me, and I'm going to tell him he sucks and should die irl because he isn't doing it like me" mentality seems so in line with the personalities of the main characters that I can't possibly view them positively. I feel like soon, being an asshole in general is going to be right up there with being a NEET in the stereotype of gamers and this show did nothing to dissuade that.
  3. RWBladewing
    2014-12-18 09:20
    I saw your post on the Most Disappointing Anime of 2014 thread and am curious about your opinion on No Game No Life. Can you elaborate or link me to a post where you already did? That series ended up being bizarre for me in that I thought I liked it as I was watching it but then every time I look back I think "actually that show was really bad" and I start to dislike it more every time. I'm interested to see if your reasons are similar to my own.
  4. Triple_R
    2014-11-10 21:47
    Thanks for bringing that to my attention. It is very nice artwork. I'll have to determine what cost this is in Canadian dollars, and see if it's something I'd be interested in at that price point.

    As for the two images you linked - That's a nice pose and an awesome truck.
  5. Flower
    2014-11-07 15:57
    Thread on Overwatch deleted.
  6. Triple_R
    2014-10-30 14:06
    Eri fits Saber really well. Nico fits Rin surprisingly well. Not sure who Nozomi is supposed to be - Sakura? A gender-bent Shiro? Either isn't the best fit for Nozomi really.

    On the whole, a very nice pic. Thanks for sharing!
  7. Akuma Kinomoto
    2014-10-29 07:27
    Akuma Kinomoto
    Where is your signature from I want to om nom nom nom it.
  8. Triple_R
    2014-10-24 22:47
    Now, as for you and I, our experiences are somewhat different. So what we look for in characters and shows can be somewhat different.

    Like yourself, I found Asuka and Rei much more endearing and/or interesting than Shinji. I also tend to prefer more upbeat characters that are able to emotionally express themselves. Because that's what I relate to.
  9. Triple_R
    2014-10-24 22:45
    Well, I think there's a couple different things going on here.

    One thing that was a bit eye-opening to me was the popularity of WATAMOTE. That was a bit baffling to me at first, because I couldn't relate to the female lead. At all. While I certainly wasn't a "life of the party" guy when I was in high school, I also was nowhere close to this level of socially awkward. It's hard for me to see how WATAMOTE could be as popular as it is unless many viewers could relate at least somewhat to the struggles that the female lead went through.

    This suggests to me that a lot of anime fans have probably struggled considerably with social acceptance, and getting along with their age peers (outside of the anime community). I think this could also help explain Shinji's popularity.

    I think there are some anime fans who, very unfortunately, really do feel cut off from much of the rest of the world, and who struggle with just basic human interaction with other people outside of their immediate fandom circle. So, for them the world is understandably a hostile and scary place, and this has sadly probably continued on into their adulthood. So the desire for escapist entertainment and the desire to self-insert into a socially active childhood/teenage years that was denied them in reality.

    Another thing is an issue in Japan itself, which we've probably talked about before. Adulthood in Japan is probably very tough for most people, given the predominant "Salaryman" lifestyle, the economic stagnation, and a surrounding national culture that probably emphasizes industriousness a bit too much, to the detriment of simply "stopping to smell the roses". I can definitely see how something like K-On would be tremendously refreshing after 10-to-12 hard hours of work. People come home from the drudgery of work, and want to simply melt and escape into something that's as different from it as possible. "Adult male in a boring, demanding job" to "Teenage girls goofing around and eating cake" - That's about as extreme a shift/escape as you can get. And that's the point. They want to absorb something that will make them forget all about their daily work-lives. That becomes harder if the setting is an adult workplace. It perhaps hits too close to home for some anime fans in Japan.

    The western world is not without its own cultural/economic issues, but I get the impression our work lives tend to be a bit less demanding, at least when it comes to hours worked.
  10. Triple_R
    2014-10-23 19:01
    The shooting in Ottawa was pretty startling, tragic, and disappointing. But Canadians, by and large, are a strong and hardy people (we have to be, to get through our Winters ), so I'm confident we'll pull through again. I guess we'll have to start getting tighter security around certain locations and cities in Canada. Anyway, thanks for the words of support, it's definitely appreciated.

    As for what you linked to, it looks great! Thanks for sharing. Now I have a lot of anime to watch today (Shirabako, Yuki Yana, and Psycho-Pass Season 2 episodes all come out today).

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    Last Exile
    Code Geass (both seasons)
    Crest of the Stars
    Kimagure Orange Road
    Cutie Honey
    The Tatami Galaxy
    Galaxy Express 999
    Sherlock Hound
    Now And Then, Here And There
    Welcome to the NHK
    Minami-ke (1st season)
    Aoi Hana
    Elfen Lied
    Kaiji (1st season)
    Kimi ni Todoke
    Bamboo Blade
    Paranoia Agent
    Haibane Renmei
    Serial Experiments Lain
    Ergo Proxy
    Fullmetal Alchemist (1st version)
    Samurai Champloo
    Azumanga Daioh
    Genshiken (1st season)
    Nodame Cantabile (1st season)
    Garden of Sinners
    Voices of a Distant Star
    Read or Die OVA
    Beyond the Clouds - The Promised Place
    The Sky Crawlers
    Kiki's Delivery Service
    Spirited Away
    Tokyo Godfathers
    Millenium Actress
    Whisper of the Heart
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