…is to peruse the personals on the Baltimore section of craigslist.
otakon – m4w – 22
hey im lookigforsome fun doing otakon would love to hook up with a cute girl im young in shape black well groomed have 8 inch cock so let me kno if your interested
Hmm, how to put this…
after about 20 minutes so far, i have to say that liked katawa shoujo better when it was called deus ex human revolution—
(@jpmeyer) January 27, 2012
Nah, that’s not quite it.
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Let’s start with Akagi.
I had actually finished Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou about a week ago, but alas could not make a post about it until now due to lack of internet and whatnot. Much like with Summer Wars, I am going to make the kind of statement about Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou which if stripped of its context is going to make the show sound really bad: why was this anime even made?
I had always thought that Ai Yori Aoshi was in this weird space where the show’s premise doesn’t work on a fundamental level, but if the show were shifted just a teensy bit, it could have been this kind of deconstruction of the harem comedy genre. It’s a common belief that it’s usually “obvious” which girl is going to win in these kinds of series due to things like prominence in promotional materials, book/DVD covers, etc., but here it’s explicitly obvious in the storyline without the need for air quotes.
Welcome to the NHK is my favorite example to use of shows where Gonzo screws up everything. It’s not a complete trainwreck where you wonder what the hell was going through their minds, or where they completely sabotage the source material, but rather where the constant accumulation of little, possibly even unnecessary changes build up to cause problems with the material later on.
For an anime named “Sonic X”, you would assume that it would be about Sonic the Hedgehog. You have assumed poorly. Not in the sense that “Sonic X” could also be say, the name of a D-grade sci-fi OVA from 1987, but rather than it takes every opportunity possible to sideline Sonic and make the story about well, anyone else. Then again, it’s also not like Sonic himself is really that interesting in this show. I mean seriously, how hard do you have to screw up to take the fun out of a snarky speedster hedgehog?
I had put off watching Digimon as long as possible. I had to download the first four movies, for example because I had thrown out our VHS fansubs of the show during a move. I mean, it’s 54 episodes (plus four movies) of a kid’s toy commercial show. There’s really not much to look forward to (or talk about) here. Then, I saw about 2 weeks ago that Mamoru Hosoda directed the first two movies, as well as an episode of the series. At that point I became significantly more interested. Would this be a case of just trying to pay the rent, or would there actually be something interesting here?