Category Archives: Guilty Pleasures

Analysis on media that explores ghostlightning’s idea of the guilty pleasure that is distinct from the high vs low culture valuation. It’s the kind we have when we enjoy something wrong.

Acknowledging Our Guilt for Our Choice of Heroes: Code Geass’ Lelouch Lamperouge

I visit my cross with conviction a fourth time: the concept of the guilty pleasure. For those unaware of my previous writing on it, allow me to distinguish my idea of the guilty pleasure from that commonly held one, that … Continue reading

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Exploring the Spectrum of Pleasure: Guilt in Narutaru (NSFW)

[NO SPOILERS IN THIS POST] Previously I’ve talked about distinguishing the guilt in pleasure from high culture/low culture dichotomies; how one may feel guilty for enjoying say, the fanservice in shows like Kampfer, as if such a one would really prefer … Continue reading

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Anime is Serious Business Because Guilt is Serious Business

Guilt, yes guilt. Nobody wants to feel it. It implies one did something wrong, and is inferior to those who do otherwise. I was told once that “in matters of taste, there should be no disputes.” In anime and manga … Continue reading

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Someone shows a bit of character: Ikari Gendo of Neon Genesis Evangelion

I like Ikari Gendo. I don’t mean his treatment of Shinji necessarily (I lived through my own father issues, now happily resolved), nor his obsession with Yui (he took his wife’s name, he animated a super robot with her soul … Continue reading

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