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Yeah, I feel like I'm one of the only one in the west who reads more manga than watches anime. Can't even say I feel bad for laughing at that ADHD comment. Too funny. I could not have said it better – it's infinitely better for us if they don't find out the hidden merits of manga. But that's unlikely to happen because like you said, that would require actually reading something. And yes, it would appear that only a chosen few like to torture themselves by reading obscure shoujo nonsense.. Ah, so what are some of the manga MAL has on its top list? The reason western fans seem to prefer anime/manga made recently than some of the superior but older ones is because with their short attention spans, if they don't see something with pretty or flashy animations consistently, they lose focus easily. But yes, that is better. Most of the manga you read probably won't be subjected to the asinine and sickening fanbase that pollutes the west.
Okay, I'll be honest, I didn't make it through that "This is Thin Privilege." I got maybe ¾ in before I willingly contemplated obscuring my eyes with my fists. I can't say there was one post where I didn't question the intelligence of the blogger… but yeah. Glad there wasn't a sharp object anywhere near me at the time.
I'm so glad you're my brother/catcher. Never have to worry about you fantasizing about men that clearly have no interest in each other. Heh, forget homolust, there's not even a hint of any substantial romance in it (gay or otherwise), for which I am immensely grateful for. Ehhhh, it wasn't my fault >,< How was I to know that me showing the slightest interest in something would get everyone to watch it? Before, they all kept talking about how they thought it was silly and childish… I didn't know their resolves were so weak. But you should notice that that was probably the last time I talked about something I liked out loud around them. HA! Your masochism. I must admit, it did bring me both pain and pleasure to torture him for the same reasons (sometimes being in his presence was much too much to bear)..Oh gosh, Jonny sexual. I actually almost forgot about that. But yeah, "5 dates" and "Jonny sexual" was the epitome of his naiveté and desperation. Heh, to be honest, I don't even think I know a Jonny at WAC. Dude, he was your bonafide stalker. Clearly, he wanted you to be more than just his senpai.
Hahaha, you're not the only one. Do you know how many times we've opened our mouths and almost called her Kise to her face? I want to watch her expressions while she's watching it (she's never been very good at hiding her true feelings). Ah, watching "exclusively newer anime, or anime with art styles they find aesthetically pleasing enough for their precious eyes" defines her perfectly. And this is why her scope is so limited and she hasn't discovered the plethora of incredible anime out there.. There was an actual chill that ran through my body when imagining her in the stands at our baseball game forcefully converting the unsuspecting fans into watching OP. =,= She still calls me Senchou, by the way. The fact that both her and Lust call me that.. doesn't that mean I would have to be on the same ship as them? If that's the case, you'd be right there with me, Banchou. I'd be one of those captains that only the First Mate can see while the rest of the crew knows next to nothing about me.
Though I tried to keep you away from her clutches, apparently I failed. Ah, Lust's attachment was entirely unforeseen. I wasn't expecting her to frequent our room as much as she did. And all of that unprotected sex… I suppose you were the sacrifice in that respect. Despite the fact that they both dropped Japanese, I still felt like I saw them way too often – ah, I guess that's because yellow was my roommate, huh? That's right, she did go home most weekends.. now that I think about it, I might have been the cause of that – at least in part, heh. I can't say I remember a time when purple wasn't drunk. Or maybe that was just her natural comportance.
The fact that he was that young and yet still managed to become your estranged son should be worrying, but then again, it was impossible to get a decent child when reproducing with that wandering wench. The fact that there are over 6 different Kise's just proves that there are way too many yellows in the world. Yeah, Lust was definitely in tune with her character.. ah, Yosuke is in the "homosexuality" tier. Ahhh, I don't know, I think the Jonny sexual or Luffy's asexual tier might have been my favorite part. Hmm, then again ball sexual is pretty brilliant too.
So what hair/eye color combinations are you thinking of.
Ah, yeah, vol. 20 of Medaka Box because that's the one where Kumagawa is a kid. Do you know which volumes are Kumagawa-centric? Heh, it hasn't covered the wall yet – just a drawer and a half. Ahhh, that's so hard.. alright, to cheat, I'd say for Shounen manga, it's probably One Piece (since within the volumes I bought, they have some awesome arcs); and for Shoujo, Hana Kimi ('cause it's a gender-bender classic), Eensy-Weensy Moster (pleasant surprise), and Fly High! (just because). But if I had to pick a favorite out of all of them right now, I'd say either Change 2!! (because I'm in the mood for some violence and yakuza) or Gakuen Alice since they both have some psychological aspect to them. But neither has satisfied my crave for psychological thought, violence or yakuza, so I'll say, none.
You're right, that was retardedly long, but thoroughly enjoyable. And no, I was not ready.
Okay, I sit corrected. Turns out in your case, trying to backup your message ended in the same way I'm sure it would have for Kumagawa (so I guess I shouldn't be surprised). Now this time, you should copy the text in addition to making a backup =P.. Well finicky writer or not, I'd say the "2nd round" version of the message turned out pretty dang well. But for all I know, the original might have been a true gem radiating your genius.
Call it stingy or whatever, but yeah, liking unknown/unpopular anime is something I take pride in. Yup, we're definitely brothers. Oh gosh T,T You're absolutely right – do you know how many shows I can't properly enjoy because of that malignant western anime community? It's because of fans like that that I am convinced of humanity's stupidity. And if having my favorite shows popularized means they'll be subjected to such creatures, I'd rather they remain unknown by the mass for eternity (even if that means I have to give up on having merchandise and etc). Now it's just a matter of finding more of those hidden gems. It would seem that you have perfected this system. Heh, landwhales on Tumblr – I am amused.
Hahaha, yes, I would say a Jehovah Witness style approach is quite the accurate description for Kise's method of attack. Heh, I think I remember that night when she was trying to convince you of the beauty (=,=) of the relationships in OP. She was so passionate and loud that all I could do was laugh.. and cringe. And that bull about Zoro and Sanji is just some nonsensical crap fujoshi fantasize about in order to fulfill their twisted inner desires of violent man sex. "Eww," indeed. Yes, but on the minus side (heh), the WAC denizens that did watch OP were in our circle of acquaintances. Ah, and I truly appreciate the use of the word "acquaintances," by the way. JPN101 and GG were filled with special people, to say the least. And llama was no exception.. actually yes, he is – he deserves to be placed in a separate bubble next to Kise. Just try to keep him away from any other worthy anime.
Yeah, after watching that clip, there's no way she would make it through LoGH. Heh, we should get her to watch it, so I can see her try to explain how they should solve their political differences with love or some nonsense like that. Yeah, remembering how she was picking anime based on how "pretty" they were, she does seem like the type of person who would lose interest fast based on the animation. Dude, did you really have to make me imagine all of those blasted HxH pairs? Granted, she would definitely ship them all, but I don't want to picture it >,< Eh? Kuroko or Oofuri? Hmm, if she learned of the real skittle brigade, that would most certainly put a damper on much of our secret conversations. Ah, but, her watching something as awesome as Oofuri would irk me in a different way. She definitely can NOT be on our baseball team – not even in the dugout, no, not even in the stands. Hm, which is the lesser of two evils?.. Crap, I don't know. I want to keep both from happening as much as possible.
Ewwwwww, don't remind me of that stupid yaoi manga (yeah, it was Vanilla Ice). If only you could see the face I'm making right now as I have flashbacks thanks to you⁽⁽(ཀдཀ)⁾⁾And since that was absolutely not my fault (false description), I would still be innocent anyway.. As for Kodomo no Jikan, I don't have an excuse. If anything, I guess I figured, "hey they're kids, it should be okay…" clearly, that was not the case. But the horrors you subjected me to finished the job. "Tumblr social justice folder?" Do I dare?
Ah, yeah I remember.. vaguely. It was that dude that kept talking to you whenever he saw you, right? Heh, "I'm judging you so hard right now," huh? I can't even begin to imagine what people must have concluded about us then. I would be amused to hear it though. I don't even get why the kid was there in the first place. Aren't they suppose to be watched by someone.. like at all times or something? Bad with kids? No wonder Egger didn't like you. Hey! I'll have you know that I did (kind of) try to prevent Kise from glomping on to you – I intended to only invite you over when she wasn't in the room, but next thing I know, you guys were already meeting with each other. And though her hanging out with you did keep her away from me, it wasn't enough to keep her from fueling my building rage (which I'm still curious why hiding my sadistic sardonic side from her last year proved to be so difficult). Like I said, you played a key role in keeping me sane. Pftt, that was one of the worst English dubs ever. I guess my reaction was due to her sincere love for the show – which intensified my disbelief that she could actually like an anime that not only sounded incredibly bad, but one where what they were saying lacked all levels of intelligence. Like really? The king of the underworld or whatever wanting to solve all of the world's problems with hugs and love or some foolishness like that?
Glad to hear that your perception of the merits of OP had already been tainted before Kise. Ah, tuning her out was a good choice. I felt like every other sentence she said had some spoiler in it. And when told clearly and directly that she constantly spoils things, she got all defensive.. ugh, women. But it's good that you don't remember – I don't know if certain parts would have had the same impact had I known every little thing that was going to happen beforehand. Well, I'll let you know if that's just the nostalgia goggles talking or not when I watch YYH. I might be able to watch a couple episodes tonight, we'll see. And since you say the opening is good, I'll actually watch it. Aren't you proud of me?
Whaaaaaaaaat, that was a woman. Swore that was a slightly mentally challenged boy. Dude, I don't even know what to say. uhhh she's still special. I know I can do some pretty crazy nonsensical things often, but yeahhhhh not that.
Hm, I don't mind strategy RPGs. I haven't played too many though – only Fire Emblem, Final Fantasy Tactics and a couple of others. But designing a character sounds pretty fun, and being able to dictate which characters develop relationships is always a plus. Now if only HM had that option. Heh, you would make to characters you dislike get married (well done). Ah eww. Don't think I'd want to marry one of their kids though.
To be honest, I would probably smack Kise or Lust if they tried to show you affection over my picture. It was painful enough having Lust complement the pyramid you made me after she saw the original Lust in it. I will not let them taint our brother battery. But yes, look forward to all of the pitcher love ^^ Ahh, Sonic looking as retarded as always. Flying into the sun was a nice touch though. If it's you, then I look forward to your OC (especially since I know it will be an actual OC, and not just some random anime character with different colored hair and some pathetic backstory). But yeah, I can understand that – these horrid fanbases have an impressive way of ruining characters.
Heh, sankyuu. Figured it fit my mood. I'm liking the expression your avatar has.
Tsk tsk, see what happens when you don't constantly save (or copy) what you're writing over an extended period of time? Well, from the length of your response, I'm guessing you were either able to remember most of what you wrote, or you came up with a lot more to say (and if that's the case, I am quite impressed).
Yeah, and this is why I'm so hesitant about sharing things that I like (even inadvertently) with others. It doesn't help that I like being one of the few who likes something. Makes me feel special, unique… or some nonsense like that. And even though there were only a few people on campus who liked One Piece, I swear, Kise made it feel like it was a whole flood of people (all dripping with fujoshi-like sentiments). Yes, looking around my room, it would appear that I have sunken back into my obsession. Man, I should've just made her watch doodlexdoodle or Legend of the Galactic Heroes so that she could ruin it for you – though that would have backfired on me since she probably would've paired Hisoka and Illumi up or something. Yeah, though I usually don't pay any mind to most people, she definitely had a way of making her presence and opinions known in the most unwanted ways… much like Yellow.
I'll have you know, I was a content and innocent girl before you came along and introduced the horror of the dark side of the internet. Oh the emotional scars~ but yes, I must admit, they were quite some enjoyable times. Joy T,T How I look forward to what other torture you will foist upon me from the depths of those cancerous slums. And I maintain that no one except you, my dear brother, could possibly be at fault for that atrocious monstrosity of a photo (regardless of how "beautifully" detailed it was). What? Not gay? You mean you don't want to cuddle up with Lust and stroke the faces of your babies on your computer screen? So since you're NOT gay, are you pan sexual? Heh, those were truly entertaining times. Oh Sasookay.. you're really cool..
Ha! I can't even imagine what must have gone through other peoples' heads when they looked at us. Hahaha, overly violent games ^^ Oh, and not just playing Catherine, but letting an innocent little boy play it as well. Shame shame. Or the constant yaoi shoulders.. guhsgahsg >,< I wish I could have recorded myself as I was reading this section and reminiscing; pure bliss. And those last three sentences. Pftt, yes, how wrong you were. Sure, I wasn't a fujoshi – just a seriously touched (and I mean that in multiple ways.. ugh) special shadow pitcher. And as for Kise, I tried to keep it from happening. The first time when you came over and she met you (and I saw that she took a liking to you), I saw the red light. I could see the signs since that's how she got me too. She seemed so normal and, as you said, with decent taste in anime. I think I saw that all start to crumble when she wanted me to read her copy of Kyou Kara MAO.
Yeah, I'll have to show you my growing collection. I'm thinking of buying some more sometime this week. It's just hard to find certain volumes of various manga. Never again will I buy them in English. I think the last straw for me was when they translated Zoro's name as Zolo, and I was just like, "Dude, no." But yeah, I still stick to ones that have furigana usually, but it's been a fun and manageable way to learn kanji (as opposed to those lists and lists and lists of kanji Sensei gave us).
Heehee, I'm pretty happy you're watching OP. Just wish by some miracle you hadn't been subjected to WAC's OP fans.. but 仕方ないね。。。I'm looking forward to your take on it (the good, the bad, the whatever). First reactions are always priceless.. I mean, if Kise hasn't spoiled them all. チッ、このガキ。It's funny that you mention Yu Yu Hakusho. I keep coming across it lately, and whenever I see it, I think back to the times my brothers and I would watch the Dragon Ball Z movies, and it would show random clips of YYH before playing whatever DBZ movie we had chosen (so I def. understand the nostalgia aspect). Hmmm, yeah, I'll give it a try.
Oh gosh, you and your youtube videos. Yes, that's exactly what you needed to show me to increase my desire to watch YYH. Almost like those Kaiji youtube videos (no, actually those really did make me want to watch Kaiji). I guess it doesn't help that I talked about DBZ before I even watched this video. And what's worse is that he even kind of sounds like him, heh. And this is why people need healthy hobbies. Reminded me of a kid hyped up on meds and a teletubby, if that makes any sense..
Hmm, I'm glad to hear that Fire Emblem is fun. My brother has been asking me for it (why he hasn't asked our parents, I don't know, but hey). I wasn't fond of the other one I played, so I was reluctant, but since you say it's pretty good, my doubts have been cleared away. Heh, you would be the one to choose lunatic mode… that's a catcher, for you. Always have to go above and beyond.
AHHHHHHH!!!!! BEST REWARD EVER!!!! OH THE AWESOMENESS AND INCREDIBLE INCREDIBLENESS THAT IS OUR BROTHERHOOD (I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT I'M SAYING ANYMORE BUT THAT'S OKAY)(ღ˘⌣˘ღ) Ahh, you know I don't usually do physical affection, but you know I'd be all over you like Kise on her "Babies" folders, right?
Here's a secret: I may or may not have (no, I definitely did) made that my computer's background (XD)
And thus, I have finished my magnum opus. Safe (since I consistently copied the text in case anything happened), and awaiting your eyes.
Are you ready?