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valondar

  • Europe
  • Joined Sep 5, 2008
  • 27 / M

In the beginning there was the word. And then another word, and another. On the second day, the sentence was born, on the third, the paragraph. By the seventh day there were more words than the stars in the sky.

And I'd still top that if you let me talk your ear off.

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VivisQueen says...

Do you read manga, by any chance? If you have dabbled, can I get your opinion on Onani Master Kurosawa? It's about an intensely odd nerd - well, I don't know if he's a nerd exactly, but he's a recluse in high school. So much of his earlier characterisation is based on Light Yagami... only with a lot of wanking (that's not an analogy). But it develops into this pretty nifty tragedy about self-hatred and frustration and broken hearts. It's just strange because what I thought was just this blatantly ironic satire turned out to have me identifying quite strongly with the protagonist. I'm mulling it over as I work through the last volume (there are only four of them, so it's short), but if you give it a look, I think you might enjoy it. Since we talked about geeks earlier.

Nov 28, 2010
VivisQueen says...

Awesome. Then I look forward to some conversation when it airs. These days few things that come out new interest me, so it's always good to know I'll at least get a decent conversation out of a show. I hope it turns out as good as therik said it would.

Nov 28, 2010
VivisQueen says...

I think a reliance on stereotypes is in order. I'm sure the reason so few manga/anime exist about geeky girls (who don't swiftly and miraculously turn cute and sexy under their specs thanks to a makeover) is because geeky girls don't read manga/watch anime? I mean the REAL geeky girls. Those with brains and talent and a passion for something quirky, and who happen to realise this world is farcical enough to ignore it. Of course, I put myself into that group. Generally, if you want to make money appealing to women through anime/manga, it'll be with the help of a flighty romance script about high school children. I would use that explanation for why the josei market is so small.

And I'll tell you what, although I love politics, particularly international relations, I spend very little of my spare time reading widely about it. I prefer it to be the focus of my studies, then I can spend the rest of my time doing other important things like seriously browsing the shit out of AP. Will you be watching Wandering Son next season, by the way?

Nov 28, 2010
VivisQueen says...

'... I'm a sucker for shows about antisocial geeks.'

So am I! I saw your discussion on it in the forum and thought I'd give it a go. I wish they'd make more about antisocial female geeks, though. The closest I've gotten is Risa from Lovely Complex, who has all the 'geek' you could ever want, but none of the 'antisocial'. Still, one makes do.

Interesting that you'd choose American Studies. I saw you more as a Philosophy guy, to be honest. Which is highly valid because I know you oh so well! But yes, when I finally do start my MA on International Relations (cross fingers for application), we'll be sure to compare notes.

Nov 28, 2010
VivisQueen says...

Hmmm... the post just below mine just reminded me. What are you studying, by the way? And are you enjoying it? I know it's some kind of social science or arts.

Nov 26, 2010