American Horror Stories

March 26, 2015 at 07:59 (Uncategorized)

Americans are rather friendly is suspense filled situations.  They’re always yelling out ‘hello’.  It’s really weird, why would you let the big bad know you’re there and where you are.

I first started noticing this in Supernatural when I watched seven seasons in a row.  But now that I’m watching a bunch of horrors I got from a friend, I see they do it a lot.

“Hello?”

Maybe I don’t interact enough with the supernatural, but I don’t imagine myself yelling ‘hello’ at suspicious sounds and shadows.

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Tropes

March 24, 2015 at 09:35 (Uncategorized)

There are some tropes I love – I know them, I recognise them and I love them.  I seldom go to TV Tropes because there will be hours of entertainment and very little of anything else and sometimes I actually have work to do.

I’ve come to realise that some things I read, I read because I “know” which tropes are coming – I read shounen manga for shounen manga tropes.  Story and characters are important, of course, but I do like some genre tropes thrown in there.

I think because of this, I find myself getting annoyed with people who complain about tropes – if you don’t like it, don’t read it (or watch it).  Kurosaki Ichigo is too The Chosen One for me so I stopped reading Bleach.  But I think people want to complain.

But I’m not complaining about Fairy Tail – I’m so excited for what’s happening.  I eagerly await each chapter; Gintama as well – two manga I’m really into at the moment.

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Awesome! Then less awesome…

March 12, 2015 at 20:47 (Uncategorized)

One of the best things about discovering a delightful long running manga, is also the worst thing.

I recently started reading Gintama with all its 500 plus chapters.  I really enjoy it and I really enjoyed reading for hours and hours.  But then I caught up and now I have to wait for weekly updates.

Awesome – finding a great manga with millions of chapters to be read.

Less awesome – catching up and having to wait for new chapter after getting accustomed to reading for hours.

I decided to sate my craving for more by watching the anime – not as enjoyable for me but made so by the fact that the guy who voices Hijikata, my favourite character, also voices a couple of my other favourite characters namely Mugen from Samurai Champloo and Date Masamune from Sengoku Basara.

I don’t watch all the anime episodes though, some are too silly in anime form, but I am looking forward to the current manga arc in anime form.

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