July 18, 2016
I don't remember a season where I had nothing to watch at all. Even if there wasn't anything else that excited me, I could watch something like Fairy Tail to get me through. But Fairy Tail is on another hiatus, waiting for the manga to get adequately ahead. Dragonball Super is still running, but it has jumped the shark. (Actually, it's been jumping the shark ever since it began, but initially they were OK sharks. But Dark Goku? From the future? Please...)
Ange Vierge looked like it might be OK. AT-X may be running it but AT-X raws
haven't been showing up, and I suspect the reason is that they're running the
same version as all the terrestrial stations, loaded with fog and obscuring
light beams. So no one is posting AT-X raws because there isn't any point. And it'll be months before we see the BDs.
That's a disappointment, but another reason is that the show concept is idiotic. Generally, shows based on games don't tend to go well, especially if they're extended advertisements for the game. But even when not: Hikaru no Go bored me, and the only reason to watch Saki was the fan service. (I could care less about Mahjongg.)
It is theoretically possible for a game-based-show to transcend the game and be worthwhile in its own right, but right off the top I can't think of any. A lot of successes out that, if you measure success by how many episodes are involved, but I think it takes more than that. It takes, you know, a good story and good characters and things like that.
Ange Vierge doesn't seem to be measuring up. I downloaded the second episode but all I did was skip through it. I'll give them points for actually trying to tell a story and to have distinctive characters, but it doesn't seem to be very well done.
So what in hell am I going to blog about this summer? I'm getting tired of going through Gelbooru for cheesecake posts; they long since became repetitive and redundant, and I'm running out of reasonable keywords. (I got a long list of unreasonable keywords, however.) The idea of starting to post about politics again really doesn't feel like anything I want. Every time I even mention politics, just in passing, to be funny, the Earnest and Committed come out of the wood work and infest my comments.
I have occasionally made genuine political posts, and I always turn off comments for them because I know what would happen. (I really don't want to repeat my experience with USS Clueless.)
Ah! Alternative Energy! Just the thing! (Moan, whimper...)
About the only things that come to mind are the occasional posts where I think of something strange, like magical girls, or going back and watching and posting about old shows I skipped the first time, except that I skipped them for a reason and the reason still applies.
I suppose I can come up with something, but it probably won't be every day. I've been trying really hard to post something every day, but I doubt I can keep doing so.
I apologize in advance, folks. Sometimes life sucks.
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Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at July 18, 2016 07:19 PM (XOPVE)
Other than that... I got nothin'.
Posted by: BigD at July 18, 2016 10:36 PM (VKO9N)
Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at July 19, 2016 06:10 AM (XOPVE)
Posted by: BigFire at July 19, 2016 08:39 AM (O7l6D)
Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at July 19, 2016 11:52 AM (XOPVE)
Posted by: BigFire at July 19, 2016 12:21 PM (O7l6D)
Not a big fan of Time Travel Shoujo; it's basically His Boy Sherman without Mr. Peabody.
Rewrite still hasn't struck a chord with me, but I may keep watching.
Amanchu! is a healing anime with a very annoying main character.
So I've got enough going this season to enjoy it.
Posted by: wahsatchmo at July 19, 2016 03:53 PM (VFkGH)
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Spoilers which are not properly tagged will be ruthlessly deleted on sight.
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