When Choosing a Show to Watch

How much thought do y’all put into a choosing a show to watch?

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I’m somewhat picky about the shows I watch. With so much anime out there, I want to make sure that I am enjoying my time. I do my research beforehand. I read the synopsis as well as a few reviews before I commit to anything.

There are some things that automatically make me uninterested while there are other things that pique my interest. For example, I like horror anime.

Some people get put off by certain art styles. Eh. I mean… my two favourite anime are One Piece and Kaiji. These are series that a lot of people say have “bad art.” I disagree but whatever.

When I start a show, the first episode is a dealbreaker for me. I know that a lot of anime viewers have a 3 episode rule but I’m not bothered to watch three episodes of something I don’t like. Then there are some people who never drop shows. These people never cease to amaze me. Sometimes I just stop watching within the first five minutes. Is that bad?

I’ve never thought much about the process of selecting a show so I’m interested in how you choose your shows!

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p.s. I’m planning on watching Shinsekai yori. I think it’ll be good.

I have a few shows on my Plan to Watch list. Maybe I’ll write a post about it.

Joy

Have you felt like you taken things for granted? Actually, I don’t know if “granted” is the right word since I had a lot of fun… but who knew how special those times would be?

I am so glad that I regularly take pictures of my daily life. Otherwise, those moments would not have been captured. Photography is something to be cherished. While some people look down on others for taking selfies and food photos because it is “disruptive,” I vehemently disagree.

Looking back, attending university was probably the best thing that happened to me. It was tough. I slept for four hours each night and worked part-time. I had a full course load but I finished two degrees in six years. I am proud of my achievements. I achieved 100% in a course and maintained high grades in all of my courses. When I asked a professor how I could improve on my assignments, he told me that I was already at the top.

However, the things that truly form everlasting memories are the friendships formed and the time spent together. It was so convenient to meet all the time as students. The good thing is that these friendships aren’t going anywhere.

To all those who have made me smile, thank you. You made me feel like an anime protagonist of my own life, something that I’ve longed for. Perhaps it’s a reason why I’ve seen so much anime.

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Listening to: 小幸运

Anime Cosplay: Sing “Yesterday” for Me & Lovely Complex

I did these last month but never posted these photos to my blog. ><

Rou from Sing “Yesterday” for Me

Otani from Lovely Complex

The star is supposed to be on the other side of the cardigan but the front camera flipped it.

Expect more diary posts

I think I’m FINALLY getting used to being at home all day, every day. My kalimba arrived and it’s really nice.

I don’t feel that lonely. I play games with my BFF almost every night and we also exercise and draw together. She recently got a drawing tablet. I wouldn’t be doing these three things as much if it weren’t for her, to be honest. (Everything is done virtually.)

I watch shows with my other friends. We’re also practicing the kalimba together since we ordered together. & of course, I have my family, online friends, and a few other close friends.

p.s. I have a penpal. In December 2019, I wrote a post called The Significance of the Letter. Did you know that I’ve published over 550 posts?

Iced coffee

I really want to love this world

In my last post, I wrote about Haruma Miura, a Japanese actor who committed suicide. I felt very sad about his death, so I did this drawing.

想过离开以这种方式存在
I once thought of leaving and to exist in absence

是因为 那些旁白 那些姿态 那些伤害
It was because of those narratives, those stances, and those inflicted pains

不想离开
I don’t want to leave

The above lyrics are from Hua Chenyu’s song, I really want to love this world.

Hua Chenyu said, “Hope everyone can pay more attention to the friends around them, and also correctly understand depression. When you are alone and lost, I hope this song can give you some courage, open the door, love this world, and let yourself be loved.”

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This is not easy. But it keeps happening which makes me so upset and frustrated. I feel powerless sometimes… but I hope that this song will reach some of you out there, wherever you are.

Let’s fight together!

The Classroom of the Elite: Last Episode Reaction (No Spoilers)

I just finished The Classroom of the Elite. There was a bit more fan service than I would have liked but whatever. Minor details… The anime was great.

What I really want to talk about is the last minute of the last episode. It made me question everything I saw on the show. What the heck did I even watch? What!?

That was so awesome! It was a bit chilling, which is exactly the kind of thing I like. The one minute changed everything.

I’ve liked Kiyotaka Ayanokoji since episode 1. He is the most unfazed character I’ve seen. In the sub version, he sounds very bored with life. In the English dub, he sounds kind of sad. Although I think both are good, I prefer the Japanese –> sounding bored. You don’t see a character like Ayanokoji often, which was refreshing to watch.

The last episode though… I am shocked but feel quite happy at the same time. It’s been a while since I’ve watched something this interesting. I won’t spoil what exactly happened but I think that this anime is worth your time.

The third time’s the charm?

I made a new personal Instagram once AGAIN. It’s the third time. I’m just going to say it: It’s absolutely ridiculous. LOL.

…but let me explain. The purpose of a personal Instagram is to keep my non-cosplay and non-anime posts separate from my main Instagram. But why deactivate the old accounts?

Well, you know that I try my best to be a genuine person so I’m just going to be honest. Frankly, I do not feel close to a lot of people. My old personal account had 300+ followers and I followed about the same number of people. There’s no way I still keep in touch with all those people. There’s a bigger reason, though.

Let’s call it my intuition. There’s no way all 300+ people care about my posts or even care about me, for that matter. I could be wrong about this, but I doubt it. When I posted in my old account, I felt restricted in what I posted. Of course, there is no one stopping me. If anything, they can unfollow or mute me. I guess it was a combination of being disillusioned with social media (It is Instagram we’re talking about) and the feeling of, people don’t care so why bother?

I am a pessimist, you know. Anyway, I have never felt more comfortable with posting on my personal Instagram. I’ve also noticed that the things I post are different from my old accounts. I would say that I feel free to be my authentic and genuine self right now. I don’t care about the number of followers or likes. I love posting – for my friends to see and also for myself, as a record, as a way to spend time, and as a way to understand myself better.

It seems like the third time’s the charm. XD

Oh right, I should probably share my handle. It’s @melo__nsoda (2 underscores). Feel free to follow. If you are reading my blog, I take it that you do care about me. My blog is where I feel the safest and most comfortable.