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Just a little rant, but I'm so disappointed in Ore wo Suki nano wa Omae dake ka yo. It looked like an interesting take on your standard romcom anime and then just totally disappointed me at the end of episode 3. Way to go the most conventional route. Ugh. And of course everyone online is loving this boring reveal (or most people are). I'm hoping it'll get better but I really had my hopes dashed by a very predictable reveal. (And yeah it was hinted at in the OP but it was so much worse in the actual scene). The Autumn cour has been pretty lackluster so far and...oh well. It's not the worst show...
And here we go again. Caro gets an interview with NBC national news in which she exploits her father's death for extra fame. Gets angry because NBC reports on it but doesn't do a favorable story bc they report on her actual life as a scammer and liar. Claims victim points. Jfc. You can't have this both ways! She's so good at playing the poor little innocent when it suits her. Like...you can't be a victim one second and then be a badass media savvy star the next.
At this point I just wonder what's next. And I do believe that there will be a Mira 4.0 coming. (The first being her punk rawk Canadian youth, then "I'm more Japanese than the Japanese," now this debacle.) @BloopGrass she's definitely demented, but Mira always commits 100% to her current version of crazy. I fully believe she'll switch over to another obsession once she's sucked every bit of life from this one. Or she gets committed to a psych ward/imprisoned first. She's getting very close to saying things online that draw immediate police attention (afaik she has yet to make specific threats of violence and is just supporting violence in general towards various groups, which is horrifying but not technically illegal.)
Ngl I would love it if someone attended and reported on this event. What in the world would she say? Would she present her own crazy shit? Her presentation should be "How to Ruin Your Reputation on YouTube." This is a really bad choice for an organization to make. It pretty much screams "we have no standards," which is unfortunate.
Hehe...except word salad ain't pretty. As for her online persona, she's obviously irredeemable but I think what many people are expressing is a regret that Kenna had promise and tanked it all for such a nasty vibe. (And from a cynical point of view, she destroyed a promising career by living her "best life" as an asshole. It's even worse that, at her most real and authentic, she's still a total fake. Since Kenna likes literary quotes, her personality is much like what Gertrude Stein once said: "there is no there there." Seriously, what is there to Kenna, deep down?) A little bit of thankfulness, a lot less victimhood and lying, and including her fans instead of treating them like trash...that'd be a nice change. If Kenna used "we" Much more than "me" She might be liked more "You see."
When someone who's a topic of discussion on PULL posts a random thing about politics or real world events on their IG/Twitter/whatever I kinda get bored with all the posts dragging them because the reasons usually end up being "well Person X never talks about politics/current events/etc. so why now? and what about every other issue that they could talk about but don't?" I want to be clear, I'm not talking about someone like Joey (TheAnimeMan) getting self-righteous all of a sudden about the typhoon and earthquake that just hit Japan. He was being his typical asshole self. Here's his little post: And he deserves to be dragged. Same with others who are obviously trying to score points as if they're just so much more aware of real life than everyone else when we all know they just care about themselves (and that's why they have a PULL thread). I personally just do not care if someone whose online presence is about something totally unrelated to current events does or doesn't post about those issues. And 99% of the time, if someone does post about such things, the posts end up being vapid and stupid because they don't have much to say anyway so there's not much substance for PULL to talk about. What's a lot more problematic, to me, is when some online personality goes on and on about how "woke" or politically aware they are and then prove themselves wrong with their ignorance or hypocrisy. Now that is worth discussion! Same with anyone who gets judgmental and preachy but we all know they're fools. (All this being said, everyone has different views of what's problematic, so I can't be too judgmental, but I do feel like some threads drag it out too much when someone just posts a pretty boring thing about a current issue. Unless it shows that they are a hypocrite because of prior statements or actions, or they are definitely trying to grab points by jumping onto a trendy topic, then I say move on).
Oh god now I feel so old. 2013. (Promare was pretty fun this year, and definitely very very Studio Trigger. Plus major Gurrenn Lagann vibes, but it's the same creative team so no surprise. It was absolutely worth watching in an actual theater just for the sound and the action scenes even if you don't love the movie overall.)
Blade of the Immortal I haven't checked out yet but I need to. Rifle is Beautiful...why that CGI??...but we'll see. And Jet Girls was just...no way for me too. I'm watching 4 isekai shows (why don't I learn?!) but will probably drop or forget to watch most of those. 2020 will save anime though! I promise! lol
@Fairyduster I can't say much for the dub but...I'm not a person who watches them often so it's hard to say. From the online discussion it sounds like people are pretty ok with it? Maybe not great but decent enough. To me some of the voices sounded very flat, I guess. Not as broad of a vocal range as I would expect, but that's pretty typical compared to any original Japanese seiyuu cast. Otherwise, this new cour has been so meh for me. I'm very excited about Babylon though (but not happy about the wait times between episode releases) and Kabukichou Sherlock and No Guns Life are completely "wtf did I just watch?" so who knows. The rest seem...more of the same.
Yeah, Caro is...something lol. Tbh I think she will say pretty much anything for attention, but I get very tired of the endless excuses or pretentious ways she tries make her basic af life into some creative faerie dream. A lot of her content is just about boys she's had sex with, gone on dates with, and of course excusing her art copying as some major creative endeavor. But people eat it up...
Caro "forgives herself" for being a jerk (rich girl problems). I'm so tired of her entitlement and fake apologies/whatever. Real people actually have to handle their shit instead of get validation from their stans. Also, even with her new fame and lots of media attention her followers are dropping like crazy (could be an IG purge of inactive or purchased subscribers, but -58,000 is brutal):
Bri. Repeat after me: "The Internet is not my therapist." Done. Problem solved. Get help. Nobody will give you shit for handling real life stuff in a constructive way. Get off social media and take all that time for real friends and real work.