In case you can’t tell by the title (I would think that it would be fairly obvious) this post will be about my thoughts on episodic blogs (duh). Just letting you know. Oh, and by the way, no, I’m not bashing any episodic blogs, in fact they’re all better than my shitty site, this is purely objectionable (is that the word I’m trying to think of? I’m really tired and probably really dumb too, so I’m not really sure…you know what I mean though.)
I do not like to “go with the crowd”. I am against “going with the flow”. I take a firm, yet supple stance on the banks opposite of “blending in”. Basically, I love uniqueness. Of course, this applies to real like as well as my ISSS, but mainly to my ISSS. This is one reason why episodic blogs turn me off like and old people having sex (I just put that image in your head. Don’t feel bad, I put it in mine too unfortunately). I feel like most episodic blogs are just more of the same. They take an episode, summarize it, and then say, “I thought this was cool. I didn’t like this as much. This person is a BITCH!”
Honestly? Really? Truly? Madly? Deeply? Savage Garden? I don’t know about you, but I feel like if you’ve read one episodic blog, you’ve read…..well…….MOST of them. However, some episodic blogs can be very good.
Random Curiosity? Not one of them. Personally, I don’t like episodic blogs with 20948959389358739587395 screenshots:
Why don’t you just stream the show? I mean….why would you even waste time taking that many screenshots? What does it accomplish? I’d rather you take a select few screenshots of the things you found most important, most funny, most whatever, and put those up. That would be more interesting, and it would also give actual meaning to the screenshot you put up. I don’t know about anyone else, but when I see this many screenshots, I just skip right past them. I mean, it’s not like they’re saying anything about any specific screenshot. The author obviously put them there to show you that he or she does indeed know how to take a screenshot. Good for you kiddo. And sure, the quality is nice, but they serve no purpose. Sometimes, quality + quantity don’t make something good if there’s no purpose involved. Then again, I guess some people like it…I mean, 100 comments? Shit, my record is 70 (set in my last post), and almost half of them were me (before that my record was 69, which is a funny number if you’re in immature piece of shit like I am).
There are other people who aren’t even that opinionated. They don’t bother saying more than a few lines about what they thought about the show. That’s cool. Congratulations, you just wasted a whole shitload of my time, your time, and your dad’s sperm.
Why summarize an entire episode? Well, even I kind of do this, on the rare chance that I write an episodic post (like Hayate, which is a show that I feel I NEED to write episodics for, they’re so good). But we’ve all seen the episode already, so why do we need to read what we’ve already watched? I mean, I guess if the reader forgot most of the episode, it would make sense (but whoever watches an episode of anime only to forget the whole thing is kind of wasting his time watching anime). Instead of reviewing the whole episode piece by piece, why not instead focus on one specific part of the episode and then talk about that? That, to me, would make the post more interesting than just:
- This happened
- Then this happened
- Then this happened
- The episode came to a close
Thanks for telling me. I was there though. I watched the episode. I don’t want to know what happened because I already know.
I read blogs to see other people’s opinions on shows. I’m pretty sure most, if not all of you are the same way. I mean, why else would you read a blog? I guess if it had lots of porn or something on it…..I like to see interesting takes and new perspectives. Maybe someone talks about something from the episode that not many people noticed. Let me use an example, because examples are helpful.
When I do an episodic…..let me rephrase…..when I do an episodic that I actually am satisfied with, I’ll pick out one specific thing, a character, a moment, anything, and talk about that one thing. It could be a small thing that I noticed or maybe even the main theme of the episode. Anything.
Let’s take an episodic of Hayate no Gotoku! What do I talk about? In one review, my focal point was Jenny, the best random-ass character ever invented in the history of the world. In another one , I talked about Maria (I think I talked about Maria in every episode review), who is the best character in the show, and, if you ask me, is probably a real freak in the sack (honestly, I can see her getting down all the time…real kinky shit. She’s probably into all of that whipping shit and stuff. I’m not really into that yet though. Notice how I said, “yet”.). In fact, I’m surprised that that Superpost only got 7 comments. Maybe my awesome, better method of episode review is disliked by others? That’s silly. If that were the case, that would simply mean that all people are idiots.
I don’t know, maybe I just don’t read enough episodic posts. Maybe my mind is skewed from some weird accident that I suffered from as a child, and over time forgot. Or maybe I’m just too cool and make too much sense compared to everyone else. I can see how my supreme awesomeness might be intimidating.
PS: I have been behind in FMA, and I only recently caught up. What do I have to say?
Best show ever. Lt. Ross is hot. So is a certain housewife. So is another specific Lt. So is pretty much every girl in the show, even the old lady used to kick ass and be hot.