I have arrived at Kokuun! I was either a random evolution of events or fate that brought me here today. You can refer to me as Kaki, short of my typical handle of Kakihara.
Age: Similar to ffviiknight
Location: MD, USA
Blood type: ????
Special moves: ????
I seek the most unique in whatever medium I’m enjoying. It’s natural for me to do so. Why don’t I care about Air, Naruto fanfics or reality TV shows? Well, there is no shortage of these and most of these are low quality and pointless. You could toss all those tens of thousands of fanfics in a bucket and it wouldn’t matter which one you pulled out. Unique and excellent things are rare. It takes a superior amount of resources and risk to produce such works. It takes more work to create something more complex. Ordinary works can sloppily cut and past from what has proven sufficient before. When a studio takes a risk, and pools it’s resources to create something even a bit unique, odds are it will be great.
At this time I will also mention the issue of tolerance. I think that like many others, I have used anime and other forms of fiction as a drug-a form of escaping current stresses like drinking, smoking or gambling. I feel that anime is a drug that produces tolerance. This is key. Tolerance is the condition that may follow repeated consumption of a drug such that the effect produced by the original dose no longer occurs. Thus, I can only give top honors to a title that evokes some feeling in me, and that is an increasingly difficult thing to do. Do not take this to mean that I think anime is merely a form of escapism and that it only serves a drug-like function. I plan to blog about this topic later.
Face I make in reaction to more and more anime as a result of tolerance to mediocrity.
Other random fact: I do not stream my anime-I’m a collector. Since about 2001, I wanted to own all the DVDs I could. That is a goal that will be forever financially thwarted. Yet, the internet gave me new hope, and I continue to download by the gig. So, I’ll probably do a good bit of looking back as well as examining current shows.
Here I am to give Kokuun the old 1000 HORN EXTENSIONS OF DEATH!
Please do not express your extreme pleasure about this news in the comments.
The line it is drawn
The curse it is cast
The slow one now
Will later be fast
As the present now
Will later be past
The order is
And the first one now
Will later be last
For the times they are a-changin’.