[SPOILERS WARNING: For Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 (up to episode 08), and Bakemonogatari (up to episode 05)]
Yeah I enjoyed The End of Evangelion, I even enjoyed the end of the TV series. I enjoyed Perfect Blue and Paprika. I enjoyed Akira, and enjoyed reading Bokurano. I don’t mind being messed with, even if more than half the time I get totally lost and I don’t know what’s going on (though there are some like Nijigahara Holograph that completely lose me).
There’s a cost though, but I find it difficult to articulate.
A few days ago I spent the whole day out of the house. I felt like I’ve been reading a lot of manga and watching lots of anime. I remember marathoning all of Kaiji in 2 days, among all the other things I rewatch, as well as the current shows I keep up with. The weekend was extra long, but by Sunday I really felt the need to stay out of the house lest I start dreaming of Welcome to the NHK.
I played lots of tennis, ate out, and saw District 9; but what I really want to share, is what kept going through my mind that day, all day. I can only put it in a series of images in a slideshow. [viewers on a feed-reader, you won’t be able to see this until you visit the website]
It shouldn’t be a surprise if I choose to identify with Ararararagi, given how I think he’s a commentary by the narrative on its male viewers [->]
Bakemonogatari 05 tast gud [->]
The nonsense over twitter that day (entirely my fault) [->]
Thanks to IcyStorm for haterade and inspiration.