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xdzzz 
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For those of you who have been single for more years than you can count on one hand: Does anime fill the void for you?

For me, I'd say it doesn't completely... nothing can really compare to the physical comfort someone who truly loves you can give. But, a good anime definitely gives me an emotional comfort that no other medium can. In times of loneliness, rejection, boredom,... it's something I can turn to that puts a smile on my face when nothing or nobody else can.
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Anime has been one of many tools used to fill the void.
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Yes.
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Some anime
If I feel empty inside after finishing it then yes definitely.
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Mhm.

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Yes, I would say that it does fill a void. However, once the anime finishes, I feel much emptier because it makes me realize how lonely and empty I feel compared to the friendship/romances some characters have...
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lolallthetime wrote:

Yes, I would say that it does fill a void. However, once the anime finishes, I feel much emptier because it makes me realize how lonely and empty I feel compared to the friendship/romances some characters have...


I totally agree... sometimes it makes me feel like "why can't I experience that depth of emotion IRL?"

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lolallthetime wrote:

Yes, I would say that it does fill a void. However, once the anime finishes, I feel much emptier because it makes me realize how lonely and empty I feel compared to the friendship/romances some characters have...


I agree

Posted 11/13/16
No it doesn't.
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lolallthetime wrote:

Yes, I would say that it does fill a void. However, once the anime finishes, I feel much emptier because it makes me realize how lonely and empty I feel compared to the friendship/romances some characters have...




so fucking true
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Posted 11/13/16 , edited 11/13/16
I can't speak for everyone, but personally I put up walls to protect myself from getting hurt. This is due to my cynicism, where I think that most relationships will come to an end because people are finicky and ever-changing. Consequently and ironically, this prevents myself or anyone truly having deep/emotional connection.

Edit: I meant to quote xdzzz but forgot to check-mark before posting. Ooops.
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Posted 11/13/16
Not really, all it does it make me wish I had a life as interesting as the characters'
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Eh, it sure as hell helps. What helps even more though, is staying busy and building closer relationships with friends and family.
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Posted 11/13/16
Anime can be therapeutic. But sometimes it's like a double-edged sword; it may fill a void in your life, but what it is may be a harsh reminder pertaining to reality.
Posted 11/13/16
Idk, I'm not really all that lonely. Honestly I'd probably rather watch anime than deal with a relationship, so whatever.
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