Anime Cold Turkey
Reflecting on previous animanga postings on O-New, I’ve realized a stunning fact.
I’ve not watched any anime for more than a month.
No, not more than a month. A year ago, I would watch at least five, six shows in any given season. It’s been more than a year since I ever watched more than three shows at once. When I comment on your Kokoro Connect posts, when I talk about Joshiraku, or proofread Yuru Yuri posts, I actually haven’t seen the show. I have absolutely no idea what I’m talking about. The only two shows I know are Sword Art Online and Horizon.
No, this post won’t continue to be about me: it’ll be about you. You see, even having not watched anime for a month, and having not read manga for six times that, I still somehow interact with the aniblog community. Really, interacting with the community is something I have not ever stopped doing. This leads into an obvious conclusion:
It’s more fun to talk with the community than to watch anime.
“What the fuck?!” you guys are thinking, “That’s like joining the student council so that you can talk to friends!”
Let’s see whether this is really something out of the norm. Here’s an experiment: don’t watch any anime/read any manga for exactly one week. Record your feelings. Then, don’t interact with the community at all for another week (you can still watch anime, just don’t read any twitter, blogs, irc, videos, podcasts, whatever). Disconnect your Internet or something. Record your feelings.
Are they different? Are they positive feelings? Are they negative feelings? Which one is more intense?
Would you rather participate unknowingly in the community, or watch anime alone?
It’s your say.
P.S. Distribute this to others if you find it interesting. I’m expecting zero participants and one fervent rebuttal as the lone comment. If you ruin my expectations I’ll have to ex-pectate you.
P.P.S. ‘Ex-pectate’ means ‘to remove the pectoralis major muscle from’.