40 Day Anime Meme - Day 38 & 39

Aug. 20th, 2017 07:40 pm
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38 -- name a popular anime you hate.

Nah. I don't hate the anime; I hate the fandoms.

39 -- is there an anime you wish was more popular?

Hmm... I feel like my usual flippant answers of Hyperspeed Grandoll and Tekkaman Blade II fit in here pretty nicely. David/Dead End smut I don't have to write myself? Yespls.

One more day and then I'll try to just, y'know, talk about anime on my own and hopefully, idk, better?

40 Day Anime Meme - Day 37

Aug. 19th, 2017 06:33 am
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37 -- name a popular anime you love.

Gundam. I'm not exaggerating when I say that Gundam - and mecha anime in general, but specifically Gundam - changed my life. While I've liked and watched Gundam since I started watching anime, I got really into it just under a decade ago and, thanks heavily to [personal profile] taichara, spent a lot of time in various Gundam universes, building Gunpla, etc. I spent so much time with the characters and machines that I started learning more about space, space colonization, mechanics, robotics... to the point where I was reading non-fiction books about real-world robotics, space, etc. When my job (at the time) announced they were going to stop offering healthcare to part-time employees and there continued to be no hope of ever getting a full-time spot, I decided to go back to school and do something better with my life. Picking a program was easy, and I excelled at it. Now I actually work with large machinery and robots on a daily basis. So if I ever fell through a mysterious portal into a Gundam series and had to do some emergency repairs on someone's mobile suit, no problem!

(And I am healthier, happier, have more time, have more money, and have more overall stability in my life. Thanks, Gundam. ♥)

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Aug. 18th, 2017 06:35 am
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Anyway, I don't care about the downturn in paranormal romance, I'm going to write a billion superhero/vampire/mermaid wife stories and nobody can stop me! They could refuse to publish them, though.
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Look it's a little leaf I found

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The soundtrack of my life:
  1. We Want You To Do It This Way, Perfect; Wait, No, Everything is Wrong (Now Do it the Exact Opposite Way)
  2. This Thing Is Due on X Date, Except Maybe it's Not
  3. I'm Helping by Pointing out a Miniscule Typo While You're Being Slowly Crushed To Death By Deadlines (Remix)
  4. I'm Confused, Let's Call a Meeting (Pt I)
  5. I Don't Know Who Should be in the Meeting, Let's Just Invite Everyone (Pt II)
  6. So What's This Meeting About? (Pt III)
  7. TIME OUT! (Have you Completed Your Multiple Meaningless Status Reports?)
  8. I'm Ignoring You
  9. Wait, Now I Need Something From You and it's Super Urgent!!!
  10. I Zoned Out for Weeks While You Told me You Needed the Thing (Now Suddenly It's Hit Me That You Actually Need the Thing) - Emergency Remix

40 Day Anime Meme - Day 36

Aug. 17th, 2017 08:20 am
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36 -- in your opinion, what makes a good anime?

If I can answer 'yes' to 'Do I want to watch it again?' and/or 'Do I want to own a copy of this?'

Of course, I can answer 'yes to those questions over some real hot messes, too. ^_^

I mean, if I made it to the end as was entertained in some way, then it did its job. That alone should qualify as 'good', right?

I feel like 'good' has lost all meaning.


(I am so glad this meme is almost over.)

40 Day Anime Meme - Day 35

Aug. 16th, 2017 04:11 pm
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35 -- have you ever dropped an anime, if so why?

All the time-- let's see... timeslot changed, financial reasons (can't commit to $30/3 episodes for a 75+ episode show), moved to somewhere without television/cable, had to work instead of going to anime club, dropped anime club, fell out of contact with friend who was loaning out series, library doesn't have full run and doesn't order in optical media, series was never fully released in NA/English, subbers dropped series and no one picked it up, um... should I go on?

And that's ignoring shows that weren't my cuppa - didn't like the plot, characters, direction show was headed, art style, etc.

That's like asking 'have you ever not finished a book? why?' when sometimes... you just don't.

I'm not sure what the last anime I actually dropped was. There are a lot of things I want to go back and finish, but it'll take awhile. My slow internet makes streaming iffy sometimes so I'm a lot better off with physical media, but that often requires more cash. And some things aren't legally available on physical media yet, so~ *handwaves*

The last manga I dropped (from my library-borrowing spree) was JoJo's. It was interesting but I just couldn't get invested in the story.

40 Day Anime Meme - Day 34

Aug. 15th, 2017 05:47 pm
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34 -- have you ever watched an anime only because you liked a specific character?

As in, only hung on because I really wanted to know what happened to one of the cast? Or started watching something because of one character (like I'd seen art or something and was curious)?

Sure. Isn't that sort of how it works sometimes? If it's not a stellar premise but a character has an interesting design or something, I'll check it out. And then there's usually some reason to keep going... I can think of more games that I've finished for a character or two compared to anime... But I definitely know where there were times that the plot was a mess or fell off and I kept going because of an attachment or curiousity about the cast. I think that's pretty natural.

I'm quite fond of the whole things, now, but... the first time through Tekkaman Blade II was pretty painful until all of a sudden Dead End showed up and wait, what-? and I would have watched another fifty episodes to see how that was going to play out.

40 Day Anime Meme - Day 33

Aug. 14th, 2017 08:28 pm
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33 -- would you ever watch an anime with over 100 episodes?

I think [personal profile] taichara already gave my answer-- wtf, meme writer and I have and I'll do it again, though sometimes there's a question of time, not inclination.

I wonder if the person who wrote these questions knows there's been an anime series airing weekly since 1969... Now that's a lot of episodes.

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Aug. 14th, 2017 02:38 pm
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I am home again and very tired. Real entry to come later.

40 Day Anime Meme - Day 32

Aug. 13th, 2017 09:22 am
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32 -- if you could make a game for an anime of your choice, what would it be and why?

Not for a single anime, but at one point I was working on a yaoi-themed Fluxx deck with characters from anime, games, etc. I don't know whatever happened to all of my notes or rough cards (good thing with Fluxx - you can just use index cards), but I had hoped to eventually finish it to play at a Yaoicon some year. (whoops)

I'm now sort of wrongly tempted to try to finish it... if I can remember how it began.

(The problem is play-testing, I think. I don't have a lot of IRL friends I'd necessarily subject to that...)

40 Day Anime Meme - Day 31

Aug. 12th, 2017 08:59 am
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31 -- have you ever watched an anime with over 23 episodes?

That is such a weird number to choose, considering a large percentage of series are 24-26 episodes, if not more. I know shorter 12-13 episode series are becoming more common (or at least it feels that way), but...

...

For a long time, other than with OVAs, I'd be surprised if something was only 12-13 episodes long.

40 Day Anime Meme - Day 30

Aug. 12th, 2017 06:20 am
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30 -- how many anime episodes is 'ideal' for you?

Exactly as many as it takes to tell the story competently.

In the case of adaptations, as many as it takes to tell the story competently without gratuitous filler (arcs), removing or highly truncating arcs, and to keep a decent sort of pacing without the middle falling out.

I do wish Tekkaman Blade II had been about twice its length, though.

40 Day Anime Meme - Day 29

Aug. 10th, 2017 05:59 pm
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29 -- has an anime's fanbase ever made you hesitant to watch an anime?

Absolutely, and this doesn't just apply to anime - it applies to books, games, movies, etc.

But it's fairly prevalent with the mecha genre, which is heavily grog-infested. I rather vehemently refused to have anything to do with Robotech for yeaaaars because of large swathes of the fandom. But I'm getting better/more comfortable at separating things from their fandoms and knowing when to enjoy something but never mention online that I like it/didn't like it/am remotely aware of it/once walked by a copy in the store.

You know, as you do.

40 Day Anime Meme - Day 28

Aug. 9th, 2017 04:36 pm
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28 -- do you watch a new anime because you think it will be good, or because its popular?

I feel like these questions are on a mission to get stupider or at least more obtuse every day. I watch new anime because it looks interesting/is in a genre I like/is from a creator I like/was recommended to me. To me, 'good' and 'interesting' don't always go together. Some of my favorite series are utter trainwrecks at times, and so? And popularity... I'm probably more likely to check out really popular things just because I hear the names more/people rec the series more and I'm more aware of it, but... that's about it. Like, I watched Yuri!! on Ice because there was a big hype but I just thought it was okay.

I guess the best thing to say is - I watch things that seem to be in my wheelhouse, even though sometimes my wheelhouse changes or has odd niches that nobody knew about, sometimes even me.

40 Day Anime Meme - Day 27

Aug. 8th, 2017 10:08 am
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27 -- which anime character are you most like?

*grins*

evidence )

Catching up on the news...

Aug. 8th, 2017 07:36 am
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You know, if some guy ever told me I wasn't suited to the work I do just because I'm a woman, I'd program a robot to punch him in the face.

40 Day Anime Meme - Day 26

Aug. 7th, 2017 03:17 pm
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26 -- you get to have [1] anime character as your waifu/husbando in real life, who do you choose?

...my number one and likely only real husbando is from manga, so... *sigh* And then the next handful of options are from games. I do still have a random framed picture of Brera Sterne from Macross Frontier on top of a cabinet, so I guess I'll go with him.

(And yet the urge to re-do this meme with manga or games or something is shrinking so quickly... I'm not sure I could deal with most of these questions again.)