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Stop and smell the roses.

5 APR
2010

Some anime is just magical. ARIA, for instance.

Under normal circumstances I have what one would consider a reasonably busy life; I play a sport at least five days a week for two hours each time, I have school, I watch anime :), etc. And usually I drop into bed feeling exhausted and occasionally hungry.

Watching ARIA helps me to forget the everyday hectic-ness of my routine. I find it especially calming to watch one or two of my favorite episodes before bedtime (which for me is usually around 12 to 3 a.m.) and then peacefully fall asleep. (Whether it's the ibuprofen for cramps after two hours of extremely physically demanding tennis or the relaxing OP of ARIA the Natural...well, that I'm not quite sure.)

I am continually reminded when I watch this anime to appreciate every small yet wonderful in life, especially those which may seem insignificant or routine at first. 

(Another little thought: I think ARIA may have actually added years onto my life. °_° )

(And another: in what instance would I have to use the site tag "mindf*ck", I wonder? This brings weird and vaguely disturbing images/scenarios to my mind, and now I must go and write fluffy romantic fan fiction. Oyasuminasai.)

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Egyptchan avatar Egyptchan
Apr 6, 2010

I know, right? You can watch all three seasons on megavideo but the downside is you can only watch 72 minutes of video every 50 minutes, which I guess really is not that big of a problem if you think about it, because I do love ARIA so much, but I don't think I could watch 72 minutes straight of it.

I don't know...I prefer to relax when watching anime... which I guess is why I don't turn towards shonen/fighting/action genres and why I can guess that I wouldn't like things tagged with mindf*ck. xD

Omurqi avatar Omurqi
Apr 6, 2010

I really need to download the ARIA franchise again, just to watch a random episode every now and then. That show just has a special tranquil, friendly and beautiful atmosphere that makes you appreciate the little things in life.

Ah, the mindf*ck tag is a tricky one. I'd say: stories that boggle your mind in one way or another. For instance, Serial Experiments Lain has quite a complex plot that requires lots of focus and thinking to put everything into place. It'll leave you more or less clueless if you don't.

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