I bet him by one day, accidentially. Anyway, here comes (mind, I’m skipping many of thin slices; for example, Jason doesn’t say anything about Juuden-chan that I didn’t say many times prior):
[Taishou Yakyuu Musume:] I’m willing to accept the premise of little Japanese girls wanting to play baseball in 1920 Japan. I’m willing to accept that people will actually allow them to play. But… I’m not willing to accept that said little girls would be pitching overhand. And I don’t accept that said little girls would be using equipment that wasn’t even in common use in the Major Leagues yet (webbed gloves not invented until 1920s anyway). See, this is why even though I enjoy sports, I don’t enjoy that many sports anime.
The above is not the peril of knowing too much, but the peril of not having the right state of mind. Look, I am not complaining about LOX-oxidized hybrid in Rocket Girls and the presentation of its cost properties. Ironically, Jason opened my eyes on the importance of finding the frame of mind that made anime enjoyable (see MKM/RFM).
BTW, I already opened the show, but it’s so intense, that I had to stop at 8 minutes 25 seconds in, before the webbed glove appeared.
[In Kanamemo] Yui as the airhead lead, Horie Yui voicing a raging drunk lesbian, a lesbian that looks and acts like Kaede from Asura Cryin’, and even more lesbians. Not terribly exciting, and the characters feel like caricatures instead of actual characters.
No wonder nobody I know blogs this. Trash, pass.
Fortunately, GA is nothing like Hidamari Sketch. Instead of focusing on the day-to-day lives of the students, it focuses on the art – a refreshing change of pace!
This is an interesting observation. Everyone says that GA:GADC is different, but why? Here’s one answer.
And, finally… preview quiz 4tw! I have a question for you… what is your #1 series for summer 2009?
See, this is the kind of low-brow comment trolling that insecure bloggers craving for feedback employ (e.g. Otaku Dan). For Miao to fall so low is just pitiful. Stay strong, Jason. Stay strong.
UPDATE for Icy and DiGi on topic of Dan’s comment baiting. Look at the post about his new girlfriend. It begins like so:
If you guessed by the title, I’m currently dating a very nice girl. How we met was interesting, she attended the blogging panel I hosted at Metrocon. Every single time our eyes would meet, I would lose my train of thought. After my panel was over, I gathered some courage and asked her if she wanted to hang out with me for the rest of the day, she said yes. We talked and had a good time. When the day ended, we exchanged cell numbers and emails. We did some more talking and we confessed to each other.
Awesome, right? Concise, even modest! But then it ends like so:
By the way, my girlfriend is going to start writing posts here once a week. So, how is the dating scene for you?
What is this?! The celebratory post was certain to bring out the messages of joy and congratulation. But the habit was too strong. At least he didn’t end with “Discuss”.