Anime Is Beating Me With A Mallet

So yea, Sleep hasn’t been returning my calls lately, thusly I’ve turned my attention to Anime, who is my reluctant booty call. Not long ago, let’s say a few weeks, I was kind of getting bored with the relationship that me and Anime were having. I mean, it seemed like something was missing. The passion that we had been sharing for most of my youth seemed to be dwindling. Anime kept telling me that it was this ISSS, but I kept saying, “No dear, that has nothing to do with it.”

This is a cool....thing.

Then, a few weeks ago, I realized that this ISSS was actually a main contributor to the cause, because with it, I started to read these things called anime blogs, and they kept reviewing shows that were coming out weekly, which was a way of watching anime that I had never done before. The reveiws made me anxious to watch the shows and eventually I started watching week to week. However, after a while, I got dull with this. Was I outgrowing Anime, as I had done with asthma years prior? It couldn’t be. Then I discovered the truth:

Week to Week < Marathon

Running. Get it? Anime marathoning? Running?

I’ve been over this, I know, but I do have a point, or rather, a conclusion. About two weeks ago, I stopped all week to week activity, and since then my lust for Anime has come back with a vengeance. Suddenly, I can’t get enough of Anime’s hot ass and sweet knockers. Lately, I’ve been pounding Anime’s wet cooch on the daily.  Here are some results and analysis about the difference. I’m going to be specific too, because you can’t spell ANALYSIS without ANAL (I think that’s funny, but it would’ve been funnier if I made it about an ass somehow).

Why marathoning is great:

  • The feeling you get when you finish an anime. It’s spectacular. Nothing beat– well –very few things beat finishing a show and adding it to my list of completed shows. Tally up another one for Glo, baby. I love it. I love completing a show, even if it’s really good and I don’t want it to end. By the way, you know a show is really good when it ends, and you just sit there staring at the screen and say, “wow.”
  • Not only do I love finishing shows, but just as much, I love starting new ones. Here’s a good analogy. When I (or anyone really) buy a new game or something (rarely happens for me), then almost always, I can’t wait to play they’re new game. The first chance I get, I’m putting that game in and playing the shit out of it. The whole drive home from the mall or wherever the hell people shop for games these days, I’m anxious with anticipation to play that game. I get the same anticipation with new anime. I’m thinking, “Ohhhhh yeaaa newwwww shitttttt.” Maybe that’s just me. If so, too bad for all of you.
  • Not only do you get to start and finish anime more successively, you can watch them as fast or as slow as you want. With marathoning, you are in control. This is especially important to me, because I hate waiting any amount of time for a next episode. So when there’s a cliffhanger, no matter, the next episode is right there.
  • You don’t have to wait for new episodes. Did I already say this? Sort of. I though it would be good to reiterate though.

That’s about it. There’s probably more reasons, but I don’t feel like going to far in depth with this (despite saying that I was going to).

Why week to week is good:

  • It helps you keep up to date with what other anime bloggers are doing.
  • It let’s you space out the episodes (although I’m not sure why you’d want to do that).
  • It let’s you not wait for the series to finish before you start watching a show (although I guarantee that I’ll still watch the last episode close to the same day you did).

Yeah, those are the only two reasons I could find. And since I don’t care about keeping up to date with other bloggers (because we all have differences), I decided a few weeks ago that I would go back to my old style of watching anime via the marathon. Since that time, Anime has come back with a vengeance. Not only can I finish a new series every two days, but I’m back to watching about 10 episodes a day (a number which went down to 2 or 3 when I started watching week-week). I mean, I will still follow a few shows week to week, but only if they can be fit the criteria of a week to week show for me.

With that being said, here are my top priorities of shows to watch:

Aria

  • Aria
  • Darker than Black (season 1)
  • Tenjou Tenge
  • Soul Eater
  • Paranoia Agent
  • Futakoi Alternative
  • Rideback
  • Tokko

A shitload of other shit. The top five in the list are most important.

In conclusion, my obsession with anime has been renewed, and I am happy (I guess) about it.

SIDENOTE: I also updated my top ten a little bit.

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