* musesfool is running an OPI Summer Challenge, and that is pretty much the funnest premise ever. So many good potential prompts to choose from.
* If I ever attempt to give the third season of Twin Peaks a fourth chance, somebody please come punch me in the mouth.
* Found out the next episode of Game of Thrones was leaked, but alas, I'd already been spoiled. Thanks, twitter.
* I really need to finish Mass Effect Andromeda when I'm home, but I haven't even looked at my Playstation the past two weeks *sigh*
* Of course, dumb me just started another game on my laptop, plus a couple of playthroughs on youtube, because why do anything that makes sense ever. Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice looks all kinds of intense, and I'm holding off watching more than the first play video since I do want to play it myself. But I'd need headphones I can use, hmmm... Meanwhile, I did make some icons.
(it really does look - and sound - amazing)
* Also, a vid rec list should be forthcoming shortly.
If I can answer 'yes' to 'Do I want to watch it again?' and/or 'Do I want to own a copy of this?'
Of course, I can answer 'yes to those questions over some real hot messes, too. ^_^
I mean, if I made it to the end as was entertained in some way, then it did its job. That alone should qualify as 'good', right?
I feel like 'good' has lost all meaning.
(I am so glad this meme is almost over.)
See, this is one of those things which is simultaneously completely subjective (thus 'opinion', above) and also still almost completely impossible to answer -- or at least not without words and words of what would ultimately be fairly ridiculous navel-gazing by the nature of the beast. That said, a few thoughts on the matter:
- It needs to be engaging. That might mean relatable, intriguing and/or entertaining characters, preferably all of the above; it might be an interesting story premise, or a new twist on a familiar one; it might be a good hook in the built-in setting. But it needs that thing to reel the audience in.
- Preferably, pacing is a must; not blitzing through everything and not explain jack shit (even if the explanations are hilariously wat), not bogging down in staring at its own navel.
- It needs to not make my eyes bleed to watch it.
... and yet, there are always exceptions ~~
All the time-- let's see... timeslot changed, financial reasons (can't commit to $30/3 episodes for a 75+ episode show), moved to somewhere without television/cable, had to work instead of going to anime club, dropped anime club, fell out of contact with friend who was loaning out series, library doesn't have full run and doesn't order in optical media, series was never fully released in NA/English, subbers dropped series and no one picked it up, um... should I go on?
And that's ignoring shows that weren't my cuppa - didn't like the plot, characters, direction show was headed, art style, etc.
That's like asking 'have you ever not finished a book? why?' when sometimes... you just don't.
I'm not sure what the last anime I actually dropped was. There are a lot of things I want to go back and finish, but it'll take awhile. My slow internet makes streaming iffy sometimes so I'm a lot better off with physical media, but that often requires more cash. And some things aren't legally available on physical media yet, so~ *handwaves*
The last manga I dropped (from my library-borrowing spree) was JoJo's. It was interesting but I just couldn't get invested in the story.
Well, yeah? Give someone enough decades -- or not that many decades, come on now -- and they're bound to hit something that doesn't actually press so many buttons.
Why? Boredom; not interested in the story; not interested in the characters; not enough time to watch it; it just wasn't engaging enough. Because I felt like it.
Shockingly this can happen and one is still an anime fan!
Something the author of this meme perhaps could not wrap their brain around? idek, oi.
Hello, I'm kadma and it takes but one gander at my profile to see I love femslash! Below, you'll find a list of my general likes and do not wants, followed by a short paragraph per fandom of prompts / suggestions, all of which are optional.General Likes:
- PWP / smut
- feelings / introspection
- missing scenes / codas
- in-character dialog
- illegal drugs (inc. marijuana)
- animal abuse / death
- alpha / beta / omega and bestiality
- bodily fluids (kink and non-kink)
- pregnancy & kid-fic
- first person POV
- out of character characters
- crossovers / aus
Faking It (2014)
- Lauren Cooper / Zita Cruz
- Karma Ashcroft / Zita Cruz
- Amy Raudenfeld / Reagan
WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment)
- Sasha Banks / Bayley
- Alicia Fox / Eva Marie
- Bayley / Carmella
- Ember Moon / Asuka
- Nikki Cross / Asuka
- Ruby Riot / Nikki Cross
Pretty Little Liars
- Spencer Hastings / Aria Montgomery
- Hanna Marin / Mona Vanderwaal
H2O: Just Add Water
- Cleo Sertori / Rikki Chadwick
- Bella Hartley / Cleo Sertori
- Emma Gilbert / Cleo Sertori
- Rikki Chadwick / Bella Hartley
- Rikki Chadwick / Emma Gilbert
Fresh Off The Boat
- Honey / Jessica Huang
Hopefully, these prompts gave you an idea of what sort of stuff I like. Happy femslashing! <3
As in, only hung on because I really wanted to know what happened to one of the cast? Or started watching something because of one character (like I'd seen art or something and was curious)?
Sure. Isn't that sort of how it works sometimes? If it's not a stellar premise but a character has an interesting design or something, I'll check it out. And then there's usually some reason to keep going... I can think of more games that I've finished for a character or two compared to anime... But I definitely know where there were times that the plot was a mess or fell off and I kept going because of an attachment or curiousity about the cast. I think that's pretty natural.
I'm quite fond of the whole things, now, but... the first time through Tekkaman Blade II was pretty painful until all of a sudden Dead End showed up and wait, what-? and I would have watched another fifty episodes to see how that was going to play out.
And that reason has the same effect, really, as waving a red flag in front of a bull, ha -- because you know what's not on, folks? Seeing someone be such a miserable, petty jerk as to say that even having to lay eyes on requests (or was it actual gifts? I'm too lazy to go check again and it doesn't really matter anyway) for other Voltron series that aren't LD would just ruin~ the experience for them. No, they would want the unsullied purity~ of an LD-exclusive exchange.
Well, I sure as fuck wasn't about to let that go unchallenged after the exchange mod confirmed a pan-franchise exchange was go.
But not to worry! I do indeed sign up in good faith nonetheless <3 With multiple iterations, even, and that's going to include LD.
Some of us know how to share ;3
I've certainly continued an anime only because of a certain character or characters, tekketsu being the most recent example -- while still fond of Eugene and Shino, frex, they weren't enough for me to bother with S2 after the end events of S1. Not, that is, until a certain body was heard to speak and then I had a reason again just to find out why, and it all fell out quite~ nicely ;3~
In all seriousness, though, if you aren't watching a series/reading a book/playing a game because there's a character you like (or a setting you like, or etc) ... then why the hell are you bothering?
I think taichara already gave my answer-- wtf, meme writer and I have and I'll do it again, though sometimes there's a question of time, not inclination.
I wonder if the person who wrote these questions knows there's been an anime series airing weekly since 1969... Now that's a lot of episodes.