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Brainwashed by Anime
Posted 11/19/10
It makes me wonder how a relatively simple form of entertainment can take several million people and turn them completely upside down over a few hand-drawn lines. How it is that many of us can forsake everything else in favor of what is unarguably just cartooning with an approach against what is considered acceptable by most standards has me thinking, though this isn't anything new.

I myself have felt reprogrammed before by our beloved passion. Do you feel the same?
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Posted 11/20/10
I really dont care as long as there anime I will watch it tell I go blind
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Posted 11/20/10
Lets take a look at why this is so popular

1. Variety of anime, so all types of people can enjoy it
2. Its free. Well, you can have the option of viewing anime free of charge if you wish.

Thats all I could come up with that separates it from other things
Posted 11/20/10

AdamIdris101 wrote:

Dude we're human and we're self indulgent. We're after anything that appeases us. It doesn't matter what medium we get our enjoyment from nor do it's mechanics or make up. We just happen to like anime.


That's a big no-shit. We like to fatten ourselves up with indulgences, for that is one of the first laws of our nature. But, we have, like many things, seen some extreme behavior from the fanbase. The most diehard otaku out there have a devotion so deep to what they love that it can strip away everything else that they could have in their lives.

The deepest phase I went through with anime was one of spending some $100 or more a week on it. I built a mighty collection, but now I just don't quite feel the same for anime that I had before. I have taken a backseat as more of a casual viewer only satisfied by the "best" shows to suit my liking. I also seek to further expand my own horizons and not just limit myself to the same routine everyday.
Posted 11/20/10

Mr_Entropy wrote:


AdamIdris101 wrote:

Dude we're human and we're self indulgent. We're after anything that appeases us. It doesn't matter what medium we get our enjoyment from nor do it's mechanics or make up. We just happen to like anime.


That's a big no-shit. We like to fatten ourselves up with indulgences, for that is one of the first laws of our nature. But, we have, like many things, seen some extreme behavior from the fanbase. The most diehard otaku out there have a devotion so deep to what they love that it can strip away everything else that they could have in their lives.

The deepest phase I went through with anime was one of spending some $100 or more a week on it. I built a mighty collection, but now I just don't quite feel the same for anime that I had before. I have taken a backseat as more of a casual viewer only satisfied by the "best" shows to suit my liking. I also seek to further expand my own horizons and not just limit myself to the same routine everyday.


I though I deleted that. Don't mind me. The majority of times I'm in the forums are when I'm supposed to be asleep. I'm not thinking right, don't laugh but I came across Harry Potter 7 trailer and then had the urge to look up interviews were Emma Watson show's her thighs. Yeah. I know.

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Posted 11/20/10
nope. i get bored of things easily.
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Posted 11/20/10 , edited 11/20/10
I guess I could go smoke cigarettes till I die./sarcasm

Really though, it amazes me how people come up with these story lines, twists, characters, just everything. These people are talented where I am not.
Posted 11/20/10 , edited 11/20/10
You would have to have a pretty weak mind set to begin with if you're so easily consumed. I've never gotten to that point, because I realize I have more important things to do than watch anime.

Yes, I said it.
Posted 11/20/10 , edited 11/20/10

AdamIdris101 wrote:


Mr_Entropy wrote:


AdamIdris101 wrote:

Dude we're human and we're self indulgent. We're after anything that appeases us. It doesn't matter what medium we get our enjoyment from nor do it's mechanics or make up. We just happen to like anime.


That's a big no-shit. We like to fatten ourselves up with indulgences, for that is one of the first laws of our nature. But, we have, like many things, seen some extreme behavior from the fanbase. The most diehard otaku out there have a devotion so deep to what they love that it can strip away everything else that they could have in their lives.

The deepest phase I went through with anime was one of spending some $100 or more a week on it. I built a mighty collection, but now I just don't quite feel the same for anime that I had before. I have taken a backseat as more of a casual viewer only satisfied by the "best" shows to suit my liking. I also seek to further expand my own horizons and not just limit myself to the same routine everyday.


I though I deleted that. Don't mind me. The majority of times I'm in the forums are when I'm supposed to be asleep. I'm not thinking right, don't laugh but I came across Harry Potter 7 trailer and then had the urge to look up interviews were Emma Watson show's her thighs. Yeah. I know.



HAHA! Though it is off topic, the newest Harry Potter film is pretty good.

And if you feel that your state of mind is addled by a lack of sleep, then do something to improve that situation. A good sleep schedule is paramount when it comes to enjoying things in life, especially anime, because you need your beauty sleep to follow its complexities.
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Posted 11/20/10
...Not brainwashed. Granted it is my favourite form of entertainment, but I haven't lost myself to it. I've spent a lot of money on DVDs, bought a bit of merchandise, cosplayed, tried to keep up with what's coming out in Japan... but I just haven't ever lost myself to it. ^^
Posted 11/20/10

LosingOrbit wrote:

You would have to have a pretty weak mind set to begin with if you're so easily consumed. I've never gotten to that point, because I realize I have more important things to do than watch anime.

Yes, I said it.


You are very right. What was so weak in my case was very much my mind, specifically my will to advance in more important ways. The changes I have made to better myself are small in comparison to what is becoming more of an issue to me at my age. I don't have as much time as I used to, and squandering time, or better said; wasting time, won't help me in the least.
Posted 11/20/10

3StripeNinja wrote:

I guess I could go smoke cigarettes till I die./sarcasm

Really though, it amazes me how people come up with these story lines, twists, characters, just everything. These people are talented where I am not.


My sentiments exactly. There is sheer talent to be found in those who produce good anime. It is not just talent, but incredible ingeniousness.
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Posted 11/20/10

-Aaaaaahhnnn- wrote:

nope. i get bored of things easily.


me 2..but i mostly get annoyed by some animes' stupidities
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Posted 11/21/10
since I don't know what is life before anime... so i dont know what Im as a non-anime lover...therefore I conclude Im not brainwashed by it..

and I don't know if I'm making any sense here..
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Posted 11/21/10
I go from obssession to obssession.
Before anime I was a Twilight freak. I deeply regret those days.

Anyway, I'm aware of my obssessions and don't let them rule my entire life.
My anime obssession started because I was captivated by the CGI in Advent Children. That's why i hope to be a video game designer.
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