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I'm planning on watching this soon....but I heard Shizuo doesn't get that much screen time.


Compared to the other dudes, I say he gets a fair amount of screen time. The fights between him and Izaya are kinda like the running gags in the show so he shows up a lot. He's also pretty importatn, especially in later arcs.
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Gotta go with Shizuo. He's tough as nails and beats the living daylights out of anyone who gets on his bad side. Not to mention, his romantic partner is really something.
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OFC ITS SHIZUOOOOOOOOO~
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h9902014 wrote:

I'm planning on watching this soon....but I heard Shizuo doesn't get that much screen time.


Compared to the other dudes, I say he gets a fair amount of screen time. The fights between him and Izaya are kinda like the running gags in the show so he shows up a lot. He's also pretty importatn, especially in later arcs.


I eneded up watching it, and I am up to date with Season 2. . And yea you're right, he gets a good bit of screen time.

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So this became an Izaya vs Shizuo post
Guys...

I vote for Simon...
but if its Izaya vs Shizuo then...
Izaya!!
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Why does everyone think Izaya and Shizuo are the best things since sliced bread though? They are really really meh as characters to me they just don't have… appeal to me? does anyone actually feel the same way as I about these two? They just don't grab my attention that much in the captivating sense. They just aren't all that great to me? Does anyone acually agree with me?!! The only thing that really enthuses me is the running gag fights but other than that I don't find them as attractive nor as interesting as other guys in the show.

Also, I have personal issues with their actions and morals.

Izaya irks me the most of everyone because he dogs girls to commit suicide. That strikes a personal chord with me and it makes my blood simmer. If not freakin' boil. He's such a terrible human being and nothing he does redeems his character to be "good" for me. No matter what mastery he has he seriously continues to agitate me. I keep hoping that the author of the light novels will kill him off and replace him with someone slightly more likable.

As for Shizuo, he also taps into my personal problems and part of the reason why I don't particularly like him is that I myself have very, very difficult anger issues and seeing Shizuo rage gives me a twinge of self loathing because sometimes my attitude becomes extremely volatile when angry as well (even if I obviously can't hoist vending machines over my head). I know he has a sweet streak but his anger really really ruins him for me.


Honestly, I just feel like a fandom unfavorite because i love the gross teacher. So it goes. The DRRR fandom doesn't like me very much on Tumblr so here I'm really scared that they don't here either because my preferences differ. God forbid, I don't like the overly violent bartender or the scummy guy in the metrosexual looking fur parka. A few years ago I pretended to assimilate with the Shizuo Izaya lovers. Can't do that anymore though. I'm not going to fake who I am to try and earn more friendos.
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At this point, I don't consider any characters from this show as my favorites. Times have changed, but oh! well.
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Simon


ahahahah

but shizuo
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animegirl2222 wrote:

Why does everyone think Izaya and Shizuo are the best things since sliced bread though? They are really really meh as characters to me they just don't have… appeal to me? does anyone actually feel the same way as I about these two? They just don't grab my attention that much in the captivating sense. They just aren't all that great to me? Does anyone acually agree with me?!! The only thing that really enthuses me is the running gag fights but other than that I don't find them as attractive nor as interesting as other guys in the show.

Also, I have personal issues with their actions and morals.

Izaya irks me the most of everyone because he dogs girls to commit suicide. That strikes a personal chord with me and it makes my blood simmer. If not freakin' boil. He's such a terrible human being and nothing he does redeems his character to be "good" for me. No matter what mastery he has he seriously continues to agitate me. I keep hoping that the author of the light novels will kill him off and replace him with someone slightly more likable.

As for Shizuo, he also taps into my personal problems and part of the reason why I don't particularly like him is that I myself have very, very difficult anger issues and seeing Shizuo rage gives me a twinge of self loathing because sometimes my attitude becomes extremely volatile when angry as well (even if I obviously can't hoist vending machines over my head). I know he has a sweet streak but his anger really really ruins him for me.


Honestly, I just feel like a fandom unfavorite because i love the gross teacher. So it goes. The DRRR fandom doesn't like me very much on Tumblr so here I'm really scared that they don't here either because my preferences differ. God forbid, I don't like the overly violent bartender or the scummy guy in the metrosexual looking fur parka. A few years ago I pretended to assimilate with the Shizuo Izaya lovers. Can't do that anymore though. I'm not going to fake who I am to try and earn more friendos.


I think you're drawing a false parallel here between 'good character' and 'good person.' I don't think anyone will argue that Izaya is a good person. Good character, however, I'd straight argue he's the most interesting. I think the fact that they have such defined traits that trigger such a harsh response in their readers/viewers is the DEFINITION of a 'good character.' Izaya is a malicious, vicious, and, above all, cunning as F*** antagonist. He does it with some intense style and a devil-may-care attitude. He's the kind of character that makes you shout things like: 'You magnificent bastard, I read your book!'

and let me tell you, there are few characters that make me quote Patton.

Edit: Though to be fair, after Izaya, Shinra is a close second.
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animegirl2222 wrote:

Why does everyone think Izaya and Shizuo are the best things since sliced bread though? They are really really meh as characters to me they just don't have… appeal to me? does anyone actually feel the same way as I about these two? They just don't grab my attention that much in the captivating sense. They just aren't all that great to me? Does anyone acually agree with me?!! The only thing that really enthuses me is the running gag fights but other than that I don't find them as attractive nor as interesting as other guys in the show.

Also, I have personal issues with their actions and morals.

Izaya irks me the most of everyone because he dogs girls to commit suicide. That strikes a personal chord with me and it makes my blood simmer. If not freakin' boil. He's such a terrible human being and nothing he does redeems his character to be "good" for me. No matter what mastery he has he seriously continues to agitate me. I keep hoping that the author of the light novels will kill him off and replace him with someone slightly more likable.

As for Shizuo, he also taps into my personal problems and part of the reason why I don't particularly like him is that I myself have very, very difficult anger issues and seeing Shizuo rage gives me a twinge of self loathing because sometimes my attitude becomes extremely volatile when angry as well (even if I obviously can't hoist vending machines over my head). I know he has a sweet streak but his anger really really ruins him for me.


Honestly, I just feel like a fandom unfavorite because i love the gross teacher. So it goes. The DRRR fandom doesn't like me very much on Tumblr so here I'm really scared that they don't here either because my preferences differ. God forbid, I don't like the overly violent bartender or the scummy guy in the metrosexual looking fur parka. A few years ago I pretended to assimilate with the Shizuo Izaya lovers. Can't do that anymore though. I'm not going to fake who I am to try and earn more friendos.


So, you have issues with the actions and morals of an all around decent guy who has anger control issues that are CLEARLY beyond his ability to control, but the pervert teacher pressuring his students into sexual relationships is a-ok with you? Yeah, that makes sense. Look, I don't care which character you like best, but if you're going to pick a scumbag, don't act like you can't relate to better characters on moral grounds.
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animegirl2222 wrote:

Why does everyone think Izaya and Shizuo are the best things since sliced bread though? They are really really meh as characters to me they just don't have… appeal to me? does anyone actually feel the same way as I about these two? They just don't grab my attention that much in the captivating sense. They just aren't all that great to me? Does anyone acually agree with me?!! The only thing that really enthuses me is the running gag fights but other than that I don't find them as attractive nor as interesting as other guys in the show.

Also, I have personal issues with their actions and morals.

Izaya irks me the most of everyone because he dogs girls to commit suicide. That strikes a personal chord with me and it makes my blood simmer. If not freakin' boil. He's such a terrible human being and nothing he does redeems his character to be "good" for me. No matter what mastery he has he seriously continues to agitate me. I keep hoping that the author of the light novels will kill him off and replace him with someone slightly more likable.

As for Shizuo, he also taps into my personal problems and part of the reason why I don't particularly like him is that I myself have very, very difficult anger issues and seeing Shizuo rage gives me a twinge of self loathing because sometimes my attitude becomes extremely volatile when angry as well (even if I obviously can't hoist vending machines over my head). I know he has a sweet streak but his anger really really ruins him for me.


Honestly, I just feel like a fandom unfavorite because i love the gross teacher. So it goes. The DRRR fandom doesn't like me very much on Tumblr so here I'm really scared that they don't here either because my preferences differ. God forbid, I don't like the overly violent bartender or the scummy guy in the metrosexual looking fur parka. A few years ago I pretended to assimilate with the Shizuo Izaya lovers. Can't do that anymore though. I'm not going to fake who I am to try and earn more friendos.


So, you have issues with the actions and morals of an all around decent guy who has anger control issues that are CLEARLY beyond his ability to control, but the pervert teacher pressuring his students into sexual relationships is a-ok with you? Yeah, that makes sense. Look, I don't care which character you like best, but if you're going to pick a scumbag, don't act like you can't relate to better characters on moral grounds.


Oh, yes, because apparently because I like the scumbag, that makes me scum too? Do you think I have no acknowledgement that what he does is wrong? You're seriously like the fuckers on Tumblr here. You think I have no sense of morale because I like a scumbag? Puh-lease. You switch the roles of my scumbag and the most popular scumbag in the fandom, and people would be excusing his actions left and right, like they do Izaya's. Theres such a double standard that popular characters are allowed to get off scot free and do whatever they please even if it's so fucking morally corrupt and unpopular characters are the ones that get condemned for it?

Look, my anger issues on a personal level are beyond my control too, it doesn't mean I don't have to fucking learn to deal with it in a healthy way. But yeah, it bothers me.

The teacher has such little canon development that I developed him myself and I love him to pieces whether my depictions based off of very little given context in the anime, manga and LN are considered "accurate" or not. For me it was instant like with him and instant dislike with Izaya. I do not always pick what characters I prefer over others, sometimes I am drawn to one and repulsed by another. I understand how he's definitely gross corrupt and morally one of the worst scumbags ever. I don't need it reiterated. I have enough secondhand guilt already from hearing the Tumblinas chew me out for it. At this point I really, really, really don't care. If people are allowed to idolize and love Izaya then I am allowed to love a corrupt lech. I literally made him. He helped me when I was on the verge of self destructing. I was about to start self harming again before I found DRRR and Nasujima. What I have done with him means so much to me and nothing some idiots say on the Internet can discount that. It can make me feel pathetic and sick in the head, but it will not change my standpoint. I do not like Izaya. I do not condone his actions. I like Nasujima. But I also do not condone his actions. A character can be a bad person and still be an intriguing character.

Also, that type of overly premiscous behavior as exhibited by Nasujima, yeah? Attraction to young people's actually considered a disease if you consider what he does "pedophilia". It is actually categorized as a mental condition in some cases. Is it sick? Yes. But could it have roots in the fact that a person was possibly subjected to some kind of emotional, physical, and or sexual abuse as a child themselves? Yes. My mom emotionally, verbally and occasionally physically abused me from the time I was a kid to well in my teens. That has affected my psyche greatly and I don't think that I would have half the mental problems I have now if it weren't for my unhealthy environment as a child and adolescent. Ergo, yes, he probably had something happen to him during his childhood. Hell, perhaps even Izaya was abused. I'm just saying, there are multiple reasons why evil and disgusting habits develop and many of them may not be a character's fault. Like I said, the abuse excuse may apply to why Izaya's so warped as well.

That doesn't make their actions less reprehensible though. And as I keep saying, no, I don't condone them.
For god's sakes though, apparently I can't relate to Shizuo's anger issues because I like a creep? Oh woe is me. It's like. Wow. No. I did not ask for my anger issues to develop either. He can be a nice guy, as I said, his anger issues are the most prevelant thing about him that bother me. I do not think it's okay that he essentially pummels people, some of which don't necessarily deserve it. Also, I don't find him as physically pleasing as other characters. He's cute, but nah, my preferences aren't really tuned to his type.

If I totally comprehend and understand that what Nasujma does is morally repugnant, then you have no right to tell me that I am not allowed to like him. I am. Anyone is allowed to like anyone. Frankly, if my liking him is in poor taste, I give no rat's asses. He has meaning to me. He helps calm me when I'm on the verge of breaking down. I don't expect you to understand the connection I have with this character, but he is meaningful to me. And if looking at someone, writing about someone, loving someone who is a bad person is so morally repugnant to you, then fine. I was actually sexually harassed by an elder, much elder male teacher in middle school but Nasujima has helped me get over my nerves, beleive it or not. I got over my slight twinge of fear around male teachers. I feel like I can channel my anger into him as a character, I feel like he helps me channel my bad feelings into a healthful medium. And no one is allowed to take that away from me. As I said, do I condone what he does? Hell no!! Do I think he's interesting, and do i like him because of the interest? Hell yeah. Now, shush.
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