Category: silly stuff

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Me, watching ep 8: Oh boy! We’re coming up to some of my favorite scenes! I sure hope I get to see one of them this week! 😀

Angels of Death anime: Haha yeah no, we’re just gonna waste your time with a really long added flashback and then end on another cliffhanger. Have fun!

Me: 

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Oh cool, I wonder what they are-

…y’all serious?

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Okay guys. There’s a rant below the cut. I apologize for posting this but I need to get some things off my chest right now.

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M’kay boys and girls, time to learn some things about Amanda.

I am 27 years old. I have probably been watching anime on and off since I was 7 or 8 years old. In 3rd grade my mom made a Sailor Moon costume for me and nobody recognized who I was. I started reading manga a few years after, which often had nudity here and there. In high school I got into a show called Saiyuki where almost every female character, even the young ones, had massive breasts. I’ve seen very obvious fanservice and much more subtle fanservice.

I know anime is fanservicey. I know it’s been fanservicey for decades. I know how many characters there are that look 12 but “Oh they’re actually older than everyone else so it’s super okay to do sexy type stuff with them”. I know that the standards in Japan are different than those in America. I know that they continue to do this because that’s how they market things to most of their audience.

That doesn’t mean I have to like it.

I don’t care if it’s popular. I don’t care if it’s common. I don’t care if professionals do it. I don’t care if it’s “an artistic choice”. I don’t. Have. To like it.

I more or less swore off anime for a number of years because I was so freaking sick of fanservice. And even though I watch more of it right now, I still find fanservice annoying.

“So how come you keep watching it, Amanda?”

Because in spite of that, sometimes I can find stories with characters that I like and want to cheer for, or relationships that I get SUPER invested in and fuel my muse for weeks and weeks. Because there are still good writers out there (couONEgh) who can tell a good, successful story without having to resort to sex appeal.

Do I think it’s ALWAYS bad? No. Used sparingly and with the right characters, I’m not that offended by it. And I know there are many, many people out there who draw it and I’m not necessarily angry at them for doing that. They can draw what they like. I don’t have the ability to stop it and I won’t pretend that I do. I just don’t like looking at it so it’s the sort of thing I tend to avoid.

But when it’s right in my face and involving a character who is blatantly stated to be underage, I don’t care how subtle it is, I’m going to be upset with it. So to vent, I drew a silly comic because the idea of it being a literal cameraman being creepy was funny to me. Also it’s not the first time I’ve had that thought (See: the music video for Nostalgia in the Project Miku F Vocaloid game).

Anyway. I’m done now. No idea how much energy I wasted being upset about this but I won’t be getting it back.

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Never thought I’d be this particular about the relationship between a serial killer and some girl who asked him to kill her.

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I would apologize for the mass of AoD posts, but…>-> I’m enjoying myself.

Has this been done yet? Probably.

Has this been done yet? Probably.

Unlike some of the other characters I’ve seen in this meme, I feel this would literally be Zack’s reaction.

Give me a character (from anything ever) in my…

Appearance: yeah no

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somewhat attractive | eh | not really my type | cute

|  precious |

pretty | handsome | beautiful | gorgeous | SWEET LORD MERCY

Can you relate to this character on a personal level?: no | not really | somewhat | yes | they are me

Would you date/be friends with this character in real life if they were real?: total bros | friends | besties | date | become their steady | neither | i don’t know |

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Self Insert Weekend is technically over, but I’ll probably be posting some stuff for it later because I’m a rebel or whatever.

Also, I’m gonna reblog some of the other works I liked so prepare for that.