Some thoughts on reconciling with negative anime opinions especially those pertaining to fan-service.

This is a bit of a wishy-washy post, but all of my posts these days are. This is may also be taken as an insult or a hot take and uhh, sorry about that.

It can be hard accepting negative opinions on stuff you like. There is a reason ANN forums, reddit comments for a review or CR comments etc, are often full of disdain for the author who just ‘doesn’t get it’.

And of course, it is pretty bad if you argue (like most people on the net) using flaky reasoning and personal attacks. If anything, I strongly recommend you just don’t bother. 99.9% of the time, your ‘objective reasoning’ will simply be a matter of taste or priorities (some need x in an anime to be good, others prefer y to be good).

Still, it comes from an understandable place. You don’t like it when something you liked was disliked. It makes you feel like you were wrong to dislike it.

It has taken me 6+ years, but I’ve finally grown an opinion shield, I can handle hot takes about the anime I like….well, not entirely, especially not on twitter.

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If only I could turn off my phone so easily.

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Some thoughts on Web Novels and our Chuuni Delusions

For the uninitiated, a web novel is just well, a story published on the web. In this particular context, I’m referring to the stories that get written chapter by chapter in Japan then translated over for us. I’ve been thinking a little about how these stories come to be and why I read them and figured I’d do a haphazard job of putting it into words.

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The Mushoka Tensei Volume 3 Cover (my favourite bit, really)

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Some thoughts and rumblings on Rem

Hello,

I’ve been procrastinating on blog posts and while trying to put coherent thoughts and posts together, I figured I’d just write a few sentences on everyone’s favourite 2016 maid: Rem from ReZero.

I want to quickly clarify that I’ve only seen up to episode 09 or so of ReZero so everything that happens after I’ve only gleamed from twitter conversations. So, I never got to exerpeince Rem /at her best/, but figured I’d talk anyway. Spoilers up to and including episode 08.

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There is some mysterious pink hair character in the above two images, but I’m lacking in screencaps of Rem by herself.

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Quick Impressions for a few Summer Anime

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I haven’t watched most of the Summer anime and don’t really know when I’ll get around to, but I figured I’d write down a few thoughts on the few that I have seen.

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Toxic Muffin is 6 years old!

Or well, it was on the 12th of July, but being fashionably late is just part of the brand, really.

Warning: This post is a bit mushy and a tad bit personal. If for some silly reason, you actually thought I was cool, you might not want to read on.

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Some thoughts on KonoSuba and thoughts on other people’s thoughts

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This post will discuss stuff (for a loose definition of the word discuss) up to and including KonoSuba OVA episode 11, so if you haven’t watched the show up to then, I recommend doing so!

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Anime North 2016: Takeshi Nogami and Dan Kanemitsu’s panel on Military Girls

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Last month, I was at Anime North and attended a panel by Takeshi Nogami and Dan Kanemitsu on Military Girls and the irk. Nogami has worked on a fair few manga (as well as doujins of popular series like Kancolle) and he contributed to the character designs in Girls und Panzer.

Takeshi Nogami

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Sakamoto’s white line march was perhaps my favourite skit yet.

I love Sakamoto Desu ga. I find it to be genuinely funny. It is not for everyone, but the exaggerated “Sakamoto can do anything and look good while doing it” skits are totally my thing and never fail to make me smile, if not outright laugh.

The 7 or so minute long skit at the beginning of episode 7 was not only funny, but also rather endearing and heart warming.

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Some thoughts on Hundred

Apologies for neglecting this blog for a while now, but well, that’s nothing new. Yes, I know I haven’t covered WSJ for god knows how long and I am too lazy to write a catch up post. Spoiler: One Piece is still amazing, Bleach has its moments and Naruto ended long ago.

Anyway, I figured I’d jot down some thoughts on Hundred since I am actually sort of enjoying it! There is little cohesive structure to this post, but then again, that’s also nothing new. Major spoilers from episode 7 are in this post, but I doubt anyone cares about that for this show. READ THIS ANYWAY.

Opening a post with a super handsome, maybe evil, boy is always a good move.

Opening a post with a super handsome, maybe evil, boy is always a good move.

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Spring 16 Initial Thoughts Part 3: There is still more?!

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I don’t do these initial thoughts posts consistently enough across seasons out of laziness, and when I do make them, they either end up super late, fragmented or both. Oh well. Let’s try to wrap up most of them!

On a more sombre note: There were a few earthquakes in Japan recently. My condolences to the victims and I hope the best for the affected.

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