Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Observations from the outside #1

One rule I allows follow is never make fun of something you know nothing about. But sometimes you can look at something you're not into and create humor based off of your first or second impression of it.

I don't care for or even watch/read much anime or manga. Pokémon is probably one of few that I follow fanatically and I've also enjoyed Cardcaptors (the 4Kids dub at least) and Hamtaro. If How Not to Draw Manga is any indication, I probably wouldn't care for anything else.

From what I've seen, Japanese cartoons fall into these categories:

  • It doesn't really matter what setting or characters the show or comic has, if it's extremely popular on both sides of the Pacific, it generally involves some sort of quest, episode-long staring contests, ugly character design, superpowers, and lots of screaming complete with oversized mouths.

  • Butt-kicking samurai on a journey. Lots of references to traditional Japanese mythology.

  • Cyberpunk post-apocalyptic Lovecraftian gorefests, centered around an anti-hero.

  • Feature films that make absolutely no sense in any language.

  • Mostly nonsensical schoolgirl dramedies.

  • Über-kawaii magical animal befriends little kid and has adventures!

  • Sexy girls in bikinis being sexy. Who knows what the plot is.

  • Collectible monsters/robots/whatever. Endless competition ensues.

  • Giant robots.

  • Horrible perverted nightmare-inducing porn.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Wild BLOG appeared!

hey look itsa blog whaddya know about that.

Random thought of the day:

Why is it that when four-digit numbers reach the 1600's they start looking like years?