Dāku Sheimu wa fukou daa.
As for Dark Shame, it is misforturne.
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I'm ready. In fact, I'm going to one-up you by making this retardedly long. Are YOU ready? だから、僕は責任を取れない。そして、僕は悪くない。
I was actually writing the entirety of my previously deleted message on notepad and saving it to my downloads folder. Unfortunately, when I was reformatting my dad's computer using my HDD as a backup, it got deleted. So really, it was due to me backing up my message that I lost it. Ironic, isn't it? I'm a fairly finicky writer who can only construct proper syntax that satisfies my crippling OCD on auspicious occasions, so losing my previous work meant that my second attempt would be considerably less impressive in both style and substance. I think I may have written something somewhat similar.... I think.
You share my desire to only like unpopular shows, I see. There's an ongoing trend I see in the western anime community that dictates that fans of a popular franchises must be as autistic, belligerent, annoying, and destructive to the reputation of the series as humanly possible so that anyone with a shred of sanity will be left with an uncontrollable hatred for said series without even being given enough exposure to the actual show to form an informed opinion of it. (See: Naruto, Sword Art Online, Free, Madoka, Kill la Kill, Shingeki, etc) So, in affect, whereas most people would want their favorite series to become acclaimed by the public, for better merchandise, socialization, and other factors, the combination of the horrible fanbases that plague popular shows and the reputation of those popular shows perceived by non-fans of the show, makes me wish for nothing more than for my favorite series go unnoticed and remain unpopular. Thankfully, a lot of the shows I like, for one reason or another, will never even be known outside of dedicated anime fans with more developed tastes, and not screeching landwhales on Tumblr, or the meme-spouting unoriginal morons over on Reddit, or the casuals who have no discerning taste over at MAL or Animesuki.
There ware multiple, agonizing occasions when Kise tried to indoctrinate me, Jehovah Witness style, into watching One Piece... for the most disturbing reasons. She spent over an hour in the stairwell of East telling me all about how "beautiful" the relationships in OP are, and how much Zoro and Sanji care for each other (eww). On the bright side, outside of our circle of acquaintances, I don't think many of WACs denizens had watched OP. The really awful anime fans that were part of JPN101 and the Gamer's Guild tended to be more of the Naruto/Bleach/Yugioh/flavor of the season variety. Llama liking Berserk will probably haunt me to the grave though. Fuck that.
I would pay to have Kise watch LoGH, you know. She wouldn't get through even one episode, claiming it's too boring or the animation's too poor, I'm sure. Also, not enough bishounen fanservice. She already claimed she wasn't too politically minded, which is a large part of the appeal of LoGH outside the wonderful characters. Can you see her watching this? As for HxH, I shudder at the thought. You know she'd like it, and that's why she must never know of it. Hisoka x Illumi? You underestimate our yellow fujoshi. She would ship Gon x Killua, Chrollo x Kurapika, Hisoka x Illumi, Uvo x Nobunaga, Wing x Zushi, and many more! I don't know, while I detest even the possibility of her touching HxH with her disgusting yaoi tainted fingers, would it be worse for her to watch Kuroko or OoFuri? The former, less because we genuinely care for it, and more because an important piece of our color-coded hidden language would be deciphered should she watch it, and the latter because it is good and she might want to join our baseball team because of it?
I was about to call you out on being a content and innocent girl, because of Kodomo no Jikan and that one BL series you read by accident (Vanilla Ice, was it?), but I suppose compared to the many horrifying non-sexual horrors I exposed you to, maybe your description is apt after all. I have to say, though, what you saw was the tip of the iceberg. There's much, much more you've yet to see! Wait until you see my Tumblr social justice folder!
You know that one acquaintance of mine who came up to us while we were playing Naruto and said, "I'm judging you so hard right now?" That's probably how most people viewed us. Oh, gosh, that stupid kid who didn't understand that the student center and all its games and consuls are for STUDENTS OF THE COLLEGE. It definitely reinforced my pre-existing insecurity that I'm bad with kids. Hey, hey, hey, if you saw Kise's incoming attachment to me, why didn't you prevent it? Were you trying to get rid of me? Yeah, Kyou Kara MAO was one of the biggest red flags for me too, especially when I watched it. Made me glad when I made her evacuate your room because I laughed at her precious English dub. Acually, more than laughing at the horrid dub, I was really laughing at your reaction to the horrid dub.
Thankfully, I had already seen more than enough of OP prior to WAC to taint my perception of the merits of the show. Now Sengoku Basara, on the other hand. Let's just say it's staying dropped. Whatever amount of the story Kise had spoiled for me is probably long forgotten thanks to me tuning out most of what she said in regards to anime. Hehe, yeah, YYH is pretty campy, but still great, even after all these years. I'm not sure how much of that is because of my nostalgia goggles though, so you'll have to let me know. The first opening (the superior English version) is still one of the best anime OPs, really.
Oh, but that Buu was a woman. Here, have another.
Do you like strategy RPGs? Because if you don't FEA probably isn't going to convince you to like them. On the other hand, you have your own character that you design and you can marry and have children, as well as determine who else gets eloped and has children. It's pretty amusing... especially when you do really passive aggressive things, like how I made Sully marry Donnel because I dislike them both and wish for their misfortune. Talk about an awkward couple. Downright pedophilia, really. Also, you can marry the other character's children as well, which is really creepy when you consider you'd be becoming their son/daughter-in-law.
ありがとう、兄ちゃん。君のために作ったの絵が好きって言われて、本当に嬉しいよ。That picture was quite the labor of love, so I'll accept any displays of affection (except from Kise of Lust) when I give it to you, because just like the picture you made for me, it really is 僕達の兄弟の絆。You'll also be getting something else back. You know, lately I've had a mysteriously strong urge to make an OC as sort of an avatar. I guess the idea that appeals to me the most is that an OC is your character and thus can't be ruined by having a horrible fanbase. What do you think?
Nice avatar, by the way. 何
So, I had typed a mostly completed, very long, detailed response to our last overly long addition to the comment chain, when I stupidly deleted it while transferring data between computers. First world problems, man. I'll do my best to replicate my former magnum opus, even though by this point I don't even recall what I wrote.
It's such a depressing turn of events that your previous devotion and enjoyment of One Piece depreciated because of your fujoshi roommate. At the very least, you are now free to pursue your obsession once more. I cannot express enough my relief that Kise had never watched and thus couldn't taint any series I was/am passionate about. Honestly, while I'm usually not swayed by the obnoxious banterings of fujoshi and otaku, Kise probably would have killed my enjoyment of anything with her suffocating obsession.
I miss our perilous adventures through the cancerous slums of the internet. Next time I see you, we'll have to go touring again so I can introduce more disturbing things to you that you never asked for. I still maintain that the crayfish Aomine picture was not my fault. (僕は悪くない。) I do have to say though, even though I am NOT gay... (I hope you remember this), taking quizzes on which Narooto character you'd be stuck in a closet with for 7 minutes based on a color were blissful times indeed.
I don't think that anyone was delusional enough to think we were normal after all the crap we pulled at WAC. Just to name a few things:
Speaking bastardized Japanese everywhere, playing overly-violent video games (and Naruto) in the Student's Center, singing UtaPri's opening loudly outside at night, maintaining a firm realist position in World Politics, writing oral reports about stealing babies, killing Kise, Medaka Box, and Catherine, constantly talking about colors, being in the Llama's presence... period, animatedly discussing a farming video game, stealing honey mustard sauce, doing exhibitionist cooking, hoarding water bottles, laughing hysterically at Terra Nullius running like a T-Rex, playing P4 and Skyward Sword in East's basement, DARK SHAME, carrying crawfish (or, according to Sensei, a lobster) and scissors keychains, doing anything with the Gamer's Guild, drawing weeaboo stuff on our room's whiteboards, learning lewd/obscene Japanese terms in conversation hour, living off of bagels and popsicles, confusing the heck out of Kise with inside jokes and ERUERUFU. Etc, etc. I have to say though, I completely thought you were a fujoshi when I fist met you. I mean, c'mon, some of the first anime we discussed was KuroBasu, UtaPr, and Hetalia. Conversely, I thought Kise must have decent taste because we talked about 12 Kingdoms and Seirei no Moribito. OH, HOW WRONG I WAS.
I want to see your manga collection someday. I've always wanted lots of manga of my own, but due to the outrageous prices here in the US, the mistranslations, horrible typesetting, and my lack of a bookcase, I never indulged myself. I'm starting to buy some in Japanese, because I can mostly read them now and they make a good language learning tool.
I really do want to pick up OP again soon, and rather surprisingly, my backlog is slowly dwindling with continued effort. What I really need to do is stop picking up so many seasonal anime. By the way, since you're looking for a new anime to pick up for marathoning purposes, why not try Yu Yu Hakusho. While I don't particularly like it as much as I did HxH (they're both by Togashi), my childhood nostalgia prevents me from thinking ill of it. Unfortunately, though, whereas Naruto heavily copied HxH, Bleach copied many ideas from YYH, so in a lot of ways the initial plot may seem unoriginal. I assure you, though, the Dark Tournament Arc is great and really shows how great Togashi is at writing good tournament arcs.
じゃあ、ご褒美あげるよ。Just a preview though. I made it really small so as not to spoil you too much.
Also, when I saw this, I thought of you for some reason.
So, I bought my brother Fire Emblem Awakening for the 3DS for Christmas, and he's been too busy with work to play it so I have. It's really fun. Definitely worth the purchase, if you're looking for a good time-sucker. Of course, being the idiot I am, I started a file on normal mode, decided it was too easy, and promptly started a new file on lunatic mode. Well, it's certainly more challening, to say the least.