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Old 2006-07-22, 18:41   Link #62
Shredder
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Join Date: May 2006
I'm not anti-popular at all. In fact my anti artsy fartsy mentality is very much in favor of mainstream hits. Which is why I can't appreciate 3 min steaks of watching ppl read books for their artistic value vs their mainstream (or lack thereof) appeal. Let's face it, a lot of ppl didn't like ep1. Heater ep had its moments, mainly toward the end, but overall it too was lacking. If BT activity is dropping for this series, then--as I brought up in this or another nearby thread--apparently this series will not in fact stand the test of time very well.

SR's quite popular and I liked it. I thought the popularity was well founded. This, however, is more popular--sort of the it show that has drawn a large bandwagon. And I think ppl too willingly jump/hang on to that bandwagon. I guess once one immerses and devotes oneself to something so wholly, it's hard retaining objectivity, much less turning back.

LH was popular; SR is popular. They're some of my favs. While I'm not anti-mainstream, I am pro-free thinking. Making judgments on one's own, that is. So I'm not strict about my outlook on this series solely to oppose others. I just don't want to get caught up in a herd mentality, making me extra careful in this territory. It's very akin to stock markets and valuation/overvaluation. If BT is dropping, that to me would not appear to be a good sign. It makes me wonder if and when ppl will start to jump ship. Hell, it could be an academic study for some prof who studies anime.
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