March 20, 2014

So..I Take It The Season's Really Been A Bust

I've been busy of late and. in any event. I am now only keeping up with 2 shows. Thus, when I got some free time this morning, I went to one of my preferred anime blogs to see what people are talking about now. The blog in question has a layout similar to this one in that there are comments previews in the sidebar. Reading them, I deduced that I was missing some fairly crucial context from the excerpts. Thus, I jumped into the current discussion which, to my dismay,  turned out to indeed be a bunch of adult men engaged in a spirited and erudite discussion of the societal implications and bio-mechanical specifics of non-consensual shota.

 "They were right THERE...why didn't I put the protective goggles ON!?"

If the term 'shota' means nothing to you, then congratulations! You are probably a good person!

If  it does, but only because you foolishly Googled it,  you most likely need a palate cleanser...which in this egregious case can actually be provided by politics of all things.

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at 04:03 PM | Comments (9) | Add Comment
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1 Sorry, but there really hasn't been a whole lot to talk about...

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Thu Mar 20 19:14:51 2014 (+rSRq)

Oh, it was a perfectly reasonable point you made and the comments were all on topic, it was just completely not what I was expecting to see.

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at Thu Mar 20 22:38:55 2014 (DnAJl)

3 Oh no! I didn't mean to make you close the thread down...It was just funny to see EVERY comment in the sidebar on that topic. It also put into stark relief what a sparse season it has been.

 Also: As you can see, I'm rather starved for content myself at the moment.

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at Thu Mar 20 22:54:48 2014 (DnAJl)

4 There's some decent stuff out there, but you can't really talk again and again about Kill la Kill, right? I mean, it was already over the top, it remains over the top, the final episode will also be over the top.

I'm enjoying Silver Spoon but it ain't everyone's cuppa, I'll admit.

Beyond that, the only thing I'm really watching any of is Hozuki, and I'm way behind on that. (and Strike the Blood, but that counts as marital obligation...)

Posted by: Avatar_exADV at Fri Mar 21 02:54:22 2014 (IopVv)

5 Well, I think Zvesda is one of the best shows of the season, but you're not going to catch me making any suggestions over on Steven's blog.

Posted by: Mauser at Fri Mar 21 05:29:53 2014 (TJ7ih)

6 I dunno, I liked Zvesda when it was goofy, no-consequences episodic fooferaw.  Now they're wrapping up the story and its... blah.  The souffle, it is collapsing.

Posted by: Mitch H. at Fri Mar 21 09:41:14 2014 (jwKxK)

7 This seasn set a record of shows followed in-season for me, possibly even an absolute record.

- Silver Spoon 2
- Gundam Build Fighters
- Zvezda
- Chuunibyou REN

- Kotoura-san
- Shikabane Hime Aka
- The Third (stalled thanks to Netflix being suck)
- Wagaya no Oinari-sama

Silver Spoon is the Moyashimon that I wanted to get and never got. No more leather-clad lesbians, but the real deal.

GBF is the best Gundam EVER. And it's not only my opinion. Well, of course, MS 08th Team vies with Banner of The Stars for the greatest military classic crown. But as far as sheer gundamness, GBF is like everything about the burning passion that we missed from the 80s.

On the topic of Zvezda, my opinion is opposite of Mitch's. I'm quite happy that they brushed all the original dumbcom aside.

So, it's a great season, overall. There wasn't an astonishing masterpiece like Shingu or Katanagatari in it, but it's full of great entertainment.

Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at Fri Mar 21 12:32:31 2014 (RqRa5)

8 Yeah, with Zvesda, I liked how even though the protagonist thought it was all a game, it was real for everyone else.  And now it's really getting impressed into him just how real this whole mess is.

About the only episode that didn't really seem to be needed was 8, other than to show White Egret in action.

Posted by: Mauser at Sat Mar 22 03:39:52 2014 (TJ7ih)

9 I think I'm still new enough to this where I am willing to follow through on a series unless it really hits the skids. Like Pete says, there seems to be a lot of shows that hold my interest, if not my fascination.

I have to say though, because it looks like the manga is winding down, I started a rewatch of Ah! My Goddess, though and it does tend to put the current season in perspective.

Posted by: topmaker at Sun Mar 23 10:36:39 2014 (2yZsg)

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