If you've been through some of the other blogs then you probably have seen my blog on "some things i despise about anime". This blog is intended to outline some of the annoying trends that usually occur while someone is watching anime, not the annoying trends within the anime world (which i have already covered)
Have you ever noticed a pattern of events or trends that almost always occur while you are relaxing with your favorite anime series? Trends that often make you look like a fool and can cause a whole lot of "misunderstanding"? If you haven't then i believe you are one of the lucky people out there.
Note: Some of the Trends mentioned in this list come from watching anime online. I encourage everyone to BUY their anime to support the great studious which make this lifestyle possible...except for the studious that made disasters like Saikano. Naw i kid... but i still hate Saikano
1. Bloody Advertisments
After watching a few episodes of your current anime, you decide to give the computer away to someone else so they can have a chance while you stack up for the all-night anime marathon you have in mind. As you exit the room, you hear giggling behind you. Curious to see the source of the sound, you turn around to find your younger siblings pointing at you and laughing. Suddenly they start making funny, googly sounds at you...around the lines of "Ohhh what have YOU been doing?" Afraid that they might have stumbled across your (not so) innocent internet history, you rush back to find a few dozen dating sites adverts open, followed by ones for online poker and a couple of "True Love Tests"... Now unable to explain to your younger siblings that these advertisments are what supports most anime sites, you spend the rest of your life being ridiculed by your siblings and death stares from your parents.
2. Awkward pause moments
At times while watching an ecchi anime or a gory action anime someone stumbles into your room because they forgot something in there or are there just to piss you off. Freaked out that younger siblings might lose whatever little innocence this morally retarded world has left them with, or your mother might see something she will never let you live down, you scramble to pause the anime and minimize the video player. Unfortunately, in this day and age of laser mouses that hate your guts and have a mind of their own, you successfully pause the anime at a part where a head is being chopped off, or a scene where a beautiful girl in miniskirts happens to be falling down...and you fail to minimize the video player. This results in a full screened 1920 X 1080 resolution hi-definition shot of either an embarrassed girl clutching her skirts calling the protagonist "Pervet!" (only that the girl is on the screen and looking at YOU, not that the passerby can tell the difference) or hell of a lot of blood and gore flying all around the place.
Instantly you become a perverted creep and your parents call over a psychiatrist or give you a speech on why "sexy games" are not good for you. The next day the whole school shuns you, the hentai watching weird person.
3. Video Limit
Fire is blazing everywhere, swords clash against armor and flesh alike, the screams of people vibrate through the air, the protagonist hurries up to the main door and blasts it open. The protagonist is in his/her epic battle mode (hollofication/Eight tales/ Super Saiyan etc.) and runs faster and faster as time ticks on. (S)he opens the final door to see that his/her best friend has b........*You have watched 72 Minutes of Video Today. Please wait an hour or buy our expensive premium account for uninterrupted watching*
You felt good that you "converted" one of your siblings into watching anime and becoming an newb otaku, you didn't know that it would mean your limit runs out twice as fast...4x faster if the sibling is a younger tweenage girl who watches fluff like "Fruits Basket" five times over.
4. Bloody Advertisements 2
Related to the first of its kind, Bloody Advertisements 2 has to do with when you are trying to pause but those in video advertisements pop up and cover the pause button. You end up opening 237 or so tabs in your fruitless attempt the pause the anime and infecting your PC with an army of Trojans and a few worms too. In the end it becomes even more fruitless as the person who watches you struggle happens to see all that is going on, which is not a good thing when you are watching a vampire rip to shreds another of its kind (Hellsing) or two harem lovebirds making their first kiss. You will feel like you committed some sort of crime as long as you live. If you ever do manage to forget then your caring siblings will be quick to remind you of your supposed blood fetish/perversion.
There are only a few lucky people in this world who do not have some sort of internet usage limit. I was one of those lucky people until i moved to Canada where we are charged taxes for the air we breathe. My unlimited internet resulted in habits like watching anime till my eyes felt like they would melt and my brain finally gave up and decided never to sleep again. Unfortunately i carried those habits to Canada.
Your anime marathon is done. The ending was beyond awesome. Everything went as you planned and the last moments were so touching you cried your bloodshot eyes out. Now for some rest and relaxation.
You wake up and go to check your mail...oh look there, whats this red envelope with a "Warning" sign on it? Curiosity once again take the best of you and you open it....and your world shatters to tiny pieces:
You have surpassed your monthly limit of 60GB and have used 184 GB. Please pay the outstanding amount of $2,389 within the week or we will suck you dr...um...we mean we will have to cancel your subscription and credit your bank account.
Learn how to pay your bill on time during a Postal service strike. It IS your responsibility and we don't care if your uncle is in the hospital and needs funds.
Your loving Internet Service Pukes
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