40 Day Anime Meme - Day 36

Aug. 17th, 2017 08:20 am
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36 -- in your opinion, what makes a good anime?

If I can answer 'yes' to 'Do I want to watch it again?' and/or 'Do I want to own a copy of this?'

Of course, I can answer 'yes to those questions over some real hot messes, too. ^_^

I mean, if I made it to the end as was entertained in some way, then it did its job. That alone should qualify as 'good', right?

I feel like 'good' has lost all meaning.

(I am so glad this meme is almost over.)

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Aug. 16th, 2017 10:26 pm
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Happy birthday to me, happy birthday to me~ I keep getting older, but not any wiser.

40 Day Anime Meme - Day 35

Aug. 16th, 2017 04:11 pm
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35 -- have you ever dropped an anime, if so why?

All the time-- let's see... timeslot changed, financial reasons (can't commit to $30/3 episodes for a 75+ episode show), moved to somewhere without television/cable, had to work instead of going to anime club, dropped anime club, fell out of contact with friend who was loaning out series, library doesn't have full run and doesn't order in optical media, series was never fully released in NA/English, subbers dropped series and no one picked it up, um... should I go on?

And that's ignoring shows that weren't my cuppa - didn't like the plot, characters, direction show was headed, art style, etc.

That's like asking 'have you ever not finished a book? why?' when sometimes... you just don't.

I'm not sure what the last anime I actually dropped was. There are a lot of things I want to go back and finish, but it'll take awhile. My slow internet makes streaming iffy sometimes so I'm a lot better off with physical media, but that often requires more cash. And some things aren't legally available on physical media yet, so~ *handwaves*

The last manga I dropped (from my library-borrowing spree) was JoJo's. It was interesting but I just couldn't get invested in the story.

40 Day Anime Meme - Day 34

Aug. 15th, 2017 05:47 pm
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34 -- have you ever watched an anime only because you liked a specific character?

As in, only hung on because I really wanted to know what happened to one of the cast? Or started watching something because of one character (like I'd seen art or something and was curious)?

Sure. Isn't that sort of how it works sometimes? If it's not a stellar premise but a character has an interesting design or something, I'll check it out. And then there's usually some reason to keep going... I can think of more games that I've finished for a character or two compared to anime... But I definitely know where there were times that the plot was a mess or fell off and I kept going because of an attachment or curiousity about the cast. I think that's pretty natural.

I'm quite fond of the whole things, now, but... the first time through Tekkaman Blade II was pretty painful until all of a sudden Dead End showed up and wait, what-? and I would have watched another fifty episodes to see how that was going to play out.

40 Day Anime Meme - Day 33

Aug. 14th, 2017 08:28 pm
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33 -- would you ever watch an anime with over 100 episodes?

I think [personal profile] taichara already gave my answer-- wtf, meme writer and I have and I'll do it again, though sometimes there's a question of time, not inclination.

I wonder if the person who wrote these questions knows there's been an anime series airing weekly since 1969... Now that's a lot of episodes.

40 Day Anime Meme - Day 32

Aug. 13th, 2017 09:22 am
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32 -- if you could make a game for an anime of your choice, what would it be and why?

Not for a single anime, but at one point I was working on a yaoi-themed Fluxx deck with characters from anime, games, etc. I don't know whatever happened to all of my notes or rough cards (good thing with Fluxx - you can just use index cards), but I had hoped to eventually finish it to play at a Yaoicon some year. (whoops)

I'm now sort of wrongly tempted to try to finish it... if I can remember how it began.

(The problem is play-testing, I think. I don't have a lot of IRL friends I'd necessarily subject to that...)

40 Day Anime Meme - Day 31

Aug. 12th, 2017 08:59 am
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31 -- have you ever watched an anime with over 23 episodes?

That is such a weird number to choose, considering a large percentage of series are 24-26 episodes, if not more. I know shorter 12-13 episode series are becoming more common (or at least it feels that way), but...


For a long time, other than with OVAs, I'd be surprised if something was only 12-13 episodes long.

40 Day Anime Meme - Day 30

Aug. 12th, 2017 06:20 am
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30 -- how many anime episodes is 'ideal' for you?

Exactly as many as it takes to tell the story competently.

In the case of adaptations, as many as it takes to tell the story competently without gratuitous filler (arcs), removing or highly truncating arcs, and to keep a decent sort of pacing without the middle falling out.

I do wish Tekkaman Blade II had been about twice its length, though.

40 Day Anime Meme - Day 29

Aug. 10th, 2017 05:59 pm
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29 -- has an anime's fanbase ever made you hesitant to watch an anime?

Absolutely, and this doesn't just apply to anime - it applies to books, games, movies, etc.

But it's fairly prevalent with the mecha genre, which is heavily grog-infested. I rather vehemently refused to have anything to do with Robotech for yeaaaars because of large swathes of the fandom. But I'm getting better/more comfortable at separating things from their fandoms and knowing when to enjoy something but never mention online that I like it/didn't like it/am remotely aware of it/once walked by a copy in the store.

You know, as you do.

40 Day Anime Meme - Day 28

Aug. 9th, 2017 04:36 pm
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28 -- do you watch a new anime because you think it will be good, or because its popular?

I feel like these questions are on a mission to get stupider or at least more obtuse every day. I watch new anime because it looks interesting/is in a genre I like/is from a creator I like/was recommended to me. To me, 'good' and 'interesting' don't always go together. Some of my favorite series are utter trainwrecks at times, and so? And popularity... I'm probably more likely to check out really popular things just because I hear the names more/people rec the series more and I'm more aware of it, but... that's about it. Like, I watched Yuri!! on Ice because there was a big hype but I just thought it was okay.

I guess the best thing to say is - I watch things that seem to be in my wheelhouse, even though sometimes my wheelhouse changes or has odd niches that nobody knew about, sometimes even me.

40 Day Anime Meme - Day 27

Aug. 8th, 2017 10:08 am
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27 -- which anime character are you most like?


evidence )

Catching up on the news...

Aug. 8th, 2017 07:36 am
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You know, if some guy ever told me I wasn't suited to the work I do just because I'm a woman, I'd program a robot to punch him in the face.

40 Day Anime Meme - Day 26

Aug. 7th, 2017 03:17 pm
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26 -- you get to have [1] anime character as your waifu/husbando in real life, who do you choose?

...my number one and likely only real husbando is from manga, so... *sigh* And then the next handful of options are from games. I do still have a random framed picture of Brera Sterne from Macross Frontier on top of a cabinet, so I guess I'll go with him.

(And yet the urge to re-do this meme with manga or games or something is shrinking so quickly... I'm not sure I could deal with most of these questions again.)
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Happy birthday to me! I finally completed this fic after about 3-4 years.

Our Souls Still in Fetters
(30803 words) by Cinaed
Chapters: 5/5
Fandom: Les Misérables - Victor Hugo
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Javert/Jean Valjean, Cosette Fauchelevent & Jean Valjean
Characters: Javert (Les Misérables), Jean Valjean, Cosette Fauchelevent, Original Characters
Additional Tags: Undercover As Gay, Friends to Lovers, Post-Seine, Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence, First Time, Gay Bar, Complete, Case Fic

Summary: After Javert is assigned to discover a blackmailer within a public-house that caters to men who prefer other men, Valjean is unexpectedly drawn into the case. Together they must stop the blackmailer before any lives can be ruined...including their own.

40 Day Anime Meme - Day 25

Aug. 6th, 2017 07:18 pm
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25 -- what is an anime you regret watching?

I've watched a lot of regrettable hentai over the years.

Also, I just didn't like Kujibiki Unbalance and think it should have stayed a meta!Genshiken thing. I guess that'd be my choice.

Hmm... I feel like I should have more commentary but I guess I don't?

Build Fighters Dub

Aug. 6th, 2017 02:50 am
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[personal profile] kalloway: Oh gods, I put in Build Fighters, after poking the corpse awake, and there's a dub. And it's hilaribad~
[personal profile] taichara: ohgawd X3~
[personal profile] kalloway: I need to find a cast list. Reiji sounds familiar, but no one else so far
[personal profile] taichara: the interwebs seems allergic to one
[personal profile] kalloway: "Nozomi Entertainment presented the Blu-ray cover of their North American release of Gundam Build Fighters on May 4, 2016 on various social networks, mentioning that their release will include both English and Japanese audio with English subtitles. Later, they stated on Twitter that the dub is a Hong Kong dub, it is likely this is the same dub that aired in the Philippines as many English dubs of anime airing in Southeast Asia (such as the dub of Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ) are in fact recorded in Hong Kong."
[personal profile] kalloway: So there may be no official credited cast.
[personal profile] kalloway: Also, that explains some of the horrible--
[personal profile] taichara: lololololololol
[personal profile] taichara: yuuuup ~
[personal profile] kalloway: Reiji sounds, like, thirty, and Sei sounds like a 5yo girl
[personal profile] taichara: AGE DIFFERENCE OHNOES lolololololol
[personal profile] kalloway: *expires*
[personal profile] taichara: <3 ~

ETA: Oh gods, everyone is using the weird 'ass-tree' pronunciation of 'Astray' that I kept hearing on gunpla review videos back, like, nearly a decade ago. Whhhhyyyyyy?!?!!!?!!!

40 Day Anime Meme - Day 24

Aug. 6th, 2017 01:29 am
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24 -- name [1] anime you wish everyone would watch

Admittedly, my first thought was 'what absolutely horrible, ancient ova should I torture everyone with?' and that's probably everything wrong with this meme-- I mean, chances are even if I came up with something, it's probably still something I like and other people would like. Because anime doesn't just have one genre, everyone has their own tastes, etc.

It's like asking 'what one video game do you wish everyone would play?' and yeah...

Hmm. I wish everyone would watch the one anime that makes them happiest.