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Posted 6/26/13 , edited 6/26/13
It's what kept me going for the longest time.
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I probably do use it as an escape. I don't have a lot going for me right now, and tend to get depressed thinking about it all.
I do love it as an art form, and love the Japanese culture.
But even school/slice of life anime gets me wishing I'd experienced anything even remotely like that when I grew up/was at school.
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DatchaCrunchy wrote:

I probably do use it as an escape. I don't have a lot going for me right now, and tend to get depressed thinking about it all.
I do love it as an art form, and love the Japanese culture.
But even school/slice of life anime gets me wishing I'd experienced anything even remotely like that when I grew up/was at school.


^Word for word this. I've never had much going in life and I've always felt really empty. I think about life constantly, all day every day. Anime helps distract my thoughts some. Slice of life anime make me wish life was like that, so makes me sad but at the same time kinda fills the lack of fun experiences in real life. Especially now that I've recently finished high school, I have nothing good to look back on, and it feels like what little I had going on in life has ended and nothing has started. I just need to hope something picks up soon and my life can actually start. But I still love anime for all that it is, and I'd watch it even if I didn't need something to distract my thoughts.
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Yes, life sucks. In life, nothing can get done and nothing can change. So refuse to believe that life actually exists. I believe that what we perceive as being awake and living is actually a false dream. I believe that what we consider a "dream" to be real life.

Reason being is that in what we say a "dream" anything can be done, we can do anything, we can be anyone, and we can change who we are. In what we perceive as reality, nothing can change, and we can't do anything. Our actions have no meaning to them and can change nothing.

On the small scale, yes, helping someone can change someone, but it doesn't change the world. Once I die no one will remember me or anything I did, so my actions have no effect on what happens.

But what we say as our "dreams" ( I think dreams are the true reality ) we can be remembered, and we can change the world.

If you think about it, what we do in our dreams can be more real then what we do in "reality". I know when I do something in my dream, or I talk to someone or something that I wouldn't normally do, I feel really good when I wake up or go to sleep from the dream world/reality.
But if I talk to someone or do something I don't get the same feeling as I did when I was in the other reality.

So my summed up conclusion is that there are two realities to this world. It's just up to the individual which you choose to be real.
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DatchaCrunchy wrote:

I probably do use it as an escape. I don't have a lot going for me right now, and tend to get depressed thinking about it all.
I do love it as an art form, and love the Japanese culture.
But even school/slice of life anime gets me wishing I'd experienced anything even remotely like that when I grew up/was at school.


I completely agree, but if you look at my post before this, you actually live a really exciting life. A life you actually are supposed to live.

Going on what I was saying before.

Why are we so restricted in this reality? Why did the creator of this reality put so many restrictions on what we can do? Why did the creator put no restrictions on the other reality(dreams)?

Are dreams supposed to inspire us in this reality? Does this reality inspire us in the other reality?
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C'mon people, we are humans, not saints. But I think as long as you are not drinkin', druggin', muggin' or thuggin', a little too much anime is OK. It's safe way to relax and let your imagination wander.
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naw I can't really say I use it to escape cuz if I watch to much I feel as if I wasted my time
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fallenhat wrote:


DatchaCrunchy wrote:

I probably do use it as an escape. I don't have a lot going for me right now, and tend to get depressed thinking about it all.
I do love it as an art form, and love the Japanese culture.
But even school/slice of life anime gets me wishing I'd experienced anything even remotely like that when I grew up/was at school.


^Word for word this. I've never had much going in life and I've always felt really empty. I think about life constantly, all day every day. Anime helps distract my thoughts some. Slice of life anime make me wish life was like that, so makes me sad but at the same time kinda fills the lack of fun experiences in real life. Especially now that I've recently finished high school, I have nothing good to look back on, and it feels like what little I had going on in life has ended and nothing has started. I just need to hope something picks up soon and my life can actually start. But I still love anime for all that it is, and I'd watch it even if I didn't need something to distract my thoughts.


I agree with what you said and its pretty much what i feel and do atm. I played travel Hockey through out my whole life, so i never had time to be going out or really do anything for myself. I had some great opportunities that i could have taken with hockey. I was prospected and also invited to join some big colleges on scholarship and some big junior teams. However I honestly couldn't really take it anymore. I loved the sport but after playing non stop for 14 years, and not doing anything besides that and school, i finally quit my senior year of high school. When it came to school, i didn't have any fond memories to look back at, with Hockey i only had a 3 National Championships my last years of playing but i felt like it wasn't worth it for all the time i missed out on friends and family. I missed many dances, birthdays, holidays with the family, and just being able to relax. Granted i do feel regret for quitting because after all those years of playing hockey and sacrificing all that stuff, it just went all down the drain after i quit. Now i don't really have much motivation anymore. For me anime is a hobby and something i incredibly enjoy. I don't really believe I do it exactly to get away from life but it can also be a way to get away also without the intention. (Kinda just said what was on my mind after reading the last page of stuff xD)
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For the most part, no, I use it as a great source of entertainment. However, there is one exception--I do go into a sort of melancholy mood when I watch Key anime, specifically Clannad...because Key anime are so goddang captivating and moving that I actually feel like escaping to them.
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As much as life in anime sounds fantastic and perfect, you have to deal with what you get and make something out of it. And I tend to watch anime where it's almost as real life would be, you just have to capture it and make it your own. You must forge the path ahead. Never giving up is a fine goal too. Even if highschool or college is done, you still have a long way to walk down the path of life. New experiences, new memories, and new people. Sulking up and wishing won't do anything, you're wasting effort in stuff that won't happen. It's better used in trying to have an amazing life. And trust me I always did dream about living in anime universes. We're human after all.
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Pretty much Trouble is, unless you're watching something with an perfectly satisfying ending like Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, you've got PADS the 24 hours after you're finished.

I'd compare it to alcohol. You feel better when you're using it, but feel worse once it's over.
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nah, it is just for my entertainment when i have nothing to do
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Posted 6/27/13

Oliviamayhem wrote:

C'mon people, we are humans, not saints. But I think as long as you are not drinkin', druggin', muggin' or thuggin', a little too much anime is OK. It's safe way to relax and let your imagination wander.
that's what all the anime fiends say lol jk

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No.

But I find the world in anime and the characters more open the indifferent than in real life
Posted 6/27/13

Oliviamayhem wrote:

But I think as long as you are not drinkin', druggin', muggin' or thuggin', a little too much anime is OK. It's safe way to relax and let your imagination wander.


Hahahahahahaha totally agree!

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