There comes a point in every aniblogger’s career when they genuinely think that, given all the shows they have seen and written about, they know everything about every show, which means they know exactly how a show’s going to play out right from episode one, because, well, aren’t the vast majority of shows simply rehashes of other shows? They also realise that sometimes it’s more fun to brutally bash a show than it is to sing its praises- the former encourages far more emotive responses, and for us to band together against the show in question. It was this deadly cocktail of pride and arrogance that lead me to mercilessly take down Hyouka, after just the first episode!
I’ve been blogging for 9 months now and it’s taught me a lot of things but, mainly to foster a greater appreciation for the shows I watch. This is achieved through taking the time to sit back and consider whether there was anything the show was subtle-y hinting at or alluding to. I’m sure you’re all familiar with this process of over-analysing shows to the point it seems, to others, as though you’re pulling stuff straight out of your derriere, it’s something that kind of comes with the territory for a blogger but, is this truly necessary in order to be able to enjoy a show?
Oh man, I’m really struggling to find anything to say about Binbougami-ga! now- it feels like I’ve already said anything that’s worth saying (several times over) about it, and even though there has been a slight development plot-wise, how much in-depth, detailed analysis can I do of Tsuwabuki falling down a cliff? Hmm, I wonder…
Blogging is very much a learning process. I’m constantly learning as I write, about what writing style works for me, which types of post are most popular and how to draw in commenters (thank-you to everyone who offered me their advice on my Comment! Please… post), but recently, due to my coverage of this season’s Binbougami-ga! I’ve also learnt about which genres of show are best to write about. Comedy. Eurgh, it’s almost impossible to cover a comedy! OK, it’s not exactly impossible, per se, but I can guarantee it’s extremely difficult to produce anything of much below. Below are the reasons why. These reasons also represent why I shall be hesitant to pick up a comedy again.