This is all just a dream. How else can I explain my talking to a bunch of 2D anime characters who barely make sense hurling forth a whole slew of things. Is it so unbecoming to talk about oneself with so much intensity and scrutiny? That’s how metacriticism rolls baby. So these anime characters are telling me all about reading anime, or watching anime, though that latter verb seems lacking in conveying the meaning I intend for most of the time: interpretation.
The anime is a whole wherein there is somewhere a message, or messages. This is an attempt of communication, wherein the purpose is for the communicated to, to find some value or utility after the experience.
Itou Kaiji says that the game has all sorts of risks, and critics and reviewers cheat all the time while playing.
But Kaiji, what’s the game for? Who wins what? Why do we care so much?
Oh yeah, what about the desire by the fans of anime for it to be legitimized as art?
Who the fuck wants to read that old shit? Make yourself clear!
He called out Azuma Hiroki as a bullshitter? What a hater. It’s not like he could collaborate with a brilliant director and produce an instant classic like Fractale!
There is no tradition of mining and delving in the Philippines so I had to borrow the word “drill.” It’s also apparent that you’re naming your drill “Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann” therefore I kept the names as they were. What’s difficult in this paragraph is that nobody ‘carves’ anything on a regular basis around here, therefore the Tagalog word ‘lilok’ is incredibly rare and will sound ill-fitting in almost any conversation. But that’s the best word for it. I had to remind myself that Simon here is telling off an enemy, not reciting lines from Shakespeare.
The fuck did I do?!?
Where do we go from here?
1You do believe me when I say this is all a dream right? I’ve been reading the Low-on-Hitpoints essay on narrative over the course of the week and was sick and beset with many personal trials of the spirit. I think I remained pretty lucid, as I was able to watch and keep up with many anime that I follow, as well as attempt to read blog posts here and there. It becomes difficult when it comes to the trickier and/or more playful series like Mawaru Penguindrum which receives a generous share of commentary across the different blogs.
While I have a rich imaginative life, it doesn’t really actually seriously happen that Full Frontal explains metacriticism to me in person. I pretty much can handle that stuff on my own. Though I’m not sure what Kaiji is on talking about Tokidoki Balloon. It’s a weird time in my life and I think it’s a good time as I change jobs and move in a new company… unless something horribly goes wrong and I find myself unemployed. I do not have the character for gambling, and my wife being an attorney of the nationalized casino industry prevents me from gaming legally. Tiger & Bunny this week was sick, though I can’t say I really prefer Barnaby-centric storylines2.
2I have accomplished various entertaining things, a killing emotion. Now this hatred, inconsistencies, numbness, ghosts; shallow things outside of friendly, ambiguous relationships. Pray love emerges around senses, enveloping, surrounding; the outright purposes reinforced: enjoyment and distraction. I now go.