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Being an Adult and Anime
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Posted 9/7/16

zendude wrote:

Now, I only find myself finishing one or two series maybe every 7 months if I actually plan for it. I am baffled on seeing how my peers here on this site are able to watch multiple series, have time to post comments on this site (and others), do the social media, hang out with friends, have a job, have maybe a wife and/or kids, and still able to do the side quests on Witcher 3.
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**** I'm not really looking to watching more shows. I'm perfectly happy in watching just a few series a year in contrast to my binge Anime diet from my edgy high school/college past...


Yeah this pretty much is me as well. I'm very busy with work and errands, and also drawing which is really what I spend most of my free time doing- or planning a drawing, researching for one, I really don't watch much new anime. However, I actually do watch quite a bit if I count the DVDs which I cycle over and over as background every evening. I don't have kids but even with this lifestyle, I only manage 3 new series this season and that's the most I can do.
I pretty much assume anyone who is watching every new anime across two or three streaming sites must have no social life and is possibly failing at school as well. That's just too much.. everything is good in moderation. I can't figure out what the benefit of doing that is, especially when themes repeat the way they do, several shows are clearly derivatives of others, or outright clones.
I find I have a lot less tolerance for shit series, like really bad light-novel adaptations that are the same exact thing even visually from one season to the next. If I can't stand something I don't watch all of it. I don't keep lists, if it's shit it's shit and I'm done with it. Then again I find out most of the ones I do like have something deeper going on that I attached to, and the younger audiences often complain about things like "pacing issues" and "boring". Maybe that is the most noticeable thing that happened to me, more drawn to a slower pace of storytelling than I used to be, much less interested in fight scenes.
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It's all a matter of finding balance. Only watching seasonal shows isn't all that time consuming even if you're watching more than 15. You plan out one hour a day (sometimes less, sometimes a bit more) to catch up and you're good to go. If I marathon a show, it's likely that I just don't have much else to do; my friends don't have time to hang out, I have the day off or don't have any games to play (or in a rush to finish anyway).

Even with a 40 hours job,there are still many ways to balance out hobbies and social interactions.
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'Tis all about scheduling. Between 2 jobs, gaming, and a social life, I find time to watch my shows in between. Hence, I can afford to watch a total of 7-12 episodes on a weeknight and mayhaps a bit more on weekends.

On a very rare day of no work, no outdoor gigs, and willin' to sacrifice sleep, would be the moment that I sure can hit a 24 or 27-episode mark.
Posted 9/7/16
I'm not a workaholic.

Even if I were busy, I would be able to sneak in 1 hour of anime before bedtime. I'm tired of this "busy" excuse from people, maybe you're just not passionate about your hobby anymore.

If you're passionate about something, even if you're in Emergency Room, you would still do that thing.
Posted 9/7/16
I don't really have a social life
As soon as that changes, you'll never hear from me again
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I notice that I pick out 2 or 3 series to see per season. I may try to watch 1 episode from others but still go back to the 2/3. I can find time to watch an episode during 2 late evenings or wait until I have time off of work. I reserve most of my weekends for social and other activities but I may get to watch another episode somehow. I do get more time during holidays so if there's something I wasn't sure of before I'll fit in a binge watch. I did first use Crunchy roll when I got sick one summer all the way up to autumn so I was home a lot.
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AnimeKami wrote:

I have found my niche in which anime I do want to watch and have filtered most of the anime out there - so anime does not take up a huge portion of my time as once did - and like most, I just watch what is airing each season.

My salary, quote, lol, is not large enough for me to have an irl social life and am forced to be reclusive in my home.

There is a triangle consisting of: anime, social life, work/school, and you can only pick a line on that triangle.



It's actually a pyramid, and you can pick a plane. The point on the third dimension that isn't shown is sleep.
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as soon as I get home... ANIME!!! weekends: ANIME!!!!!
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responsibilities? lol. unless you're married to work, you volunteer, or you have kids/spouse, then you really have a lot of free time as an adult. which you could spend being social or just laying around your home doing whatever

maybe because i'm extremely lazy and also a recluse, but i have never in my life felt too "busy" to not do what i want.
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staphen wrote:


AnimeKami wrote:

I have found my niche in which anime I do want to watch and have filtered most of the anime out there - so anime does not take up a huge portion of my time as once did - and like most, I just watch what is airing each season.

My salary, quote, lol, is not large enough for me to have an irl social life and am forced to be reclusive in my home.

There is a triangle consisting of: anime, social life, work/school, and you can only pick a line on that triangle.



It's actually a pyramid, and you can pick a plane. The point on the third dimension that isn't shown is sleep.


2D > 3D
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I get all my social interactions at work so I have no need for more. I do some other stuff but for the most part I have a lot of free time for anime except during football season or spring training for MLB, then its kind of strained. Im cool with that though since I can take a semi-break from anime and come back refreshed after everything is said and done.
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At the end of the day Anime is just a platform for entertainment like video games, movies, books, etc. There is no too busy/too old for anime, it all comes down to which media you choose to entertain yourself with. The amount of time you spend on anime doesn't matter if it's what you enjoy.
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Hmm. I frequently fall behind when I'm watching anime from season to season, Zenny, and I try to at least catch up on the series that hold my interest best, but it's a learning process. I'm pretty good about making sure I've got free time, since my (full-time) job is not as demanding as all that, but the problem, for me, is apportioning that free time among several different dorky hobbies (e.g. playing VNs, tabletop gaming with my friends, reading, etc.).
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If you watch the news or TV series/movies when you get home until you sleep, it's just like that, basically replace it with anime and that's me, a full time worker, with more or less of a social life. I'm very selective on the animes I watch and only watch the shows that are worth my time, that's why I am sorta ditching long-running animes for the most part.

Normally I spend 3-4hrs at night either gaming, or watching anime when I'm not out with friends or what and still get at least 6-8hrs of sleep.

"It's not about having not enough time, it's how you set your priorities." - I dunno where I heard it but this seems relevant to this thread...
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Posted 9/7/16

NyxUlric wrote:

I'm not a workaholic.

Even if I were busy, I would be able to sneak in 1 hour of anime before bedtime. I'm tired of this "busy" excuse from people, maybe you're just not passionate about your hobby anymore.

If you're passionate about something, even if you're in Emergency Room, you would still do that thing.


Considering the amount of waiting that happens in an emergency room for things that aren't immediately life threatening (e.g., gun shot wound, heart attack), it's actually not a bad place to watch some anime if you've got ear phones/buds and a signal.
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