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I've actually just read like, 4 volumes of my first shounen series. Hahahah I never thought it was possible, but here I am!! A historic moment indeed. (Or not). It's just. Well. Generally I get bored after the first few chapters-- or maybe it's just that there's rarely a plot that hits my kinks, I dunno. I like ecchi shounen comedies in small doses (seeing as I'm a perv), but not enough to deal with continuous teasing and stupid panty-flashing fanservice over & over.

I like 'deeper' and darker themes, but overall label them 'serious reading for later' and put the mangas on the back burner; basically if it's not fun & addictive, I won't read it, but if it's too cracky, I won't be drawn in long-term. (...unless there's smut... but that's yaoi.)

Action sequences are fun as long as they're not sports and drawn in a way that makes sense visually without being totally over-the-top. Sci-fi is awesome as long as it's even a little different (in a catchy way).

And series advertised as 'slashy' bug me because I hate being teased. :O I want actual yaoi or... not. This is the same as the reason why I never have the patience for ecchi shounen, either. If I'm reading for plot and characterization, that's it-- I don't wanna be distracted by 'will they or won't they' and wishing the series was something it's not. Blah, I dunno, I just haven't found the right series to ping my interest.

UNTIL NOW :D :D >:D

'Alive' is basically your average sci-fi thriller shounen action series, the sort that's so common in the mecha animes I've watched, and I guess it makes me a little nostalgic. There's the stupid hot-headed boy with unknown yet special powers on his heroic yet hopeless quest to rescue his friends, all the people with cool powers popping up suddenly, and of course a big sci-fi mystery that's causing death and mayhem and destruction. Oh, and the whole thing starts with tons of people randomly committing suicide.

Sounds simple, yet the characters are lively enough to be vivid and there's quite a few cute and touching bits to make all the gore/death go down better, plus the action doesn't let up enough to make you really think too hard. And hey, I do like actiony sci-fi in anime & movies, so theoretically I'm just being stubborn not reading the manga. :> It's nice to shake up the continuous yaoi IV drip I've got going. Makes me appreciate the sexin' more, too. :P

Oh, and WAHAHAH I've decided to start a scanlation group (of sorts) to do a specific shoujo series to my exacting standards. And also 'cause no one else is likely to do it. -.- :D :D Woo-hoo!! :D
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Um. I was also talking to a real-life friend (who's familiar with online fandom) about my lj and the separation between real life & online.


Basically, I mentioned that I tell people 'look at my lj' as one way to get them introduced to who I am (figuring that if they're freaked out, who cares, I probably wouldn't want them anyway). I kind of tried to argue with her when she said I should censor myself... but then I remembered most of the people I know in fandom do keep it separate from real life and it's probably usually considered 'obvious' not to just kind of dump the info on people.

Sorta like how people warn for m/m stuff just in case it's 'offensive' and I'd rather, in fact, offend them because they're such assholes in the first place (that is, people are free to not be into slash, but being -offended-? that's where I get pissed). In theory; in practice most people don't get my [confusing/weird/boring] fics enough to flame me anyway. That said, some people on ff.net have actually flamed me for incest, and that just made me roll my eyes; people... people... like I care random teeny anonymouse thinks Incest Is So Wrong Omg. Yeah, this is me caring. ... ... :| *shrug*

So yeah, this was something I've been thinking about metaing about and then I realized it would just be about what an antisocial freak I am. -.- I feel a little bad about being antisocial, though. A little!! Maybe. :>

Anyway, she did say one interesting thing: that by pointing people to a fandom lj (even though it's not like I have deep dark sekrits & personal details on here at all), I'm creating a distance between us: I'm injecting the distance of online interaction into what's actually a direct contact in real life. I'm pushing them away too early, before they got to know me & know how to put this knowledge in context. I think that's interesting because I always thought I was more real online in terms of... I get to talk about what I like as much as I like and therefore I feel more 'present' in some way; in regards to that, she said that in rl it's better to go slowly & gradually, the 'hard way'. :-? But then she asked me why I'm comfortable with strangers reading my porn or other fics and not so comfortable showing my fics to people I'm friends with in person to discuss them directly, and y'know-- that'd be embarrassing. But then I find feedback online embarrassing too sometimes, so it's kinda complicated.... :-?

Date: 2007-09-04 11:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] matitablu.livejournal.com
...so, which was this first shounen of yours? Now I'm curious :-D

Date: 2007-09-04 11:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] yourpoison.livejournal.com
Oh, 'Alive'-- I guess the title kind of got lost in the shuffle, haha. Man, I always go for the kids-with-powers anime, too, so it's really no surprise ^^;;; I even watched more than 10 eps of E's Otherwise a few years back, and that's pretty meh in most ways, heh. :>

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