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  1. Hmm, I guess it makes sense when you put it that way. I have gotten rather comfortable with being single, so I'm in no real rush to start dating. I wouldn't say I'm completely disinterested in romance though. Sadly, I enrolled in college a bit later than most, and most the girls there are a bit too young for me (I don't care that much about age specifically, but their general mentality feels a bit foreign to me). I can't imagine I'll have much exposure to women once I graduate either since programming jobs are notoriously male-dominant. So far I've met 3 females in my intro programming classes and 1 in my advanced classes. What's even worse is that one of the girls in my intro class dropped it after a small breakdown during a test (although, to be fair, the professor was quite awful), and the one in my advanced class told me she was thinking of switching majors. Yeah, it's already looking bleak.
  2. You know one way I can relate to high school protagonists? I'm the frustratingly dense type who can't take a hint. There was this one time where my friends asked me why I didn't ask a girl out after she approached me, and it didn't even remotely occur to me that she was interested in dating. Although unlike standard high school protagonists, my main issue has to do with not be able to pick up on social queues. Same thing happened to me again while I was enlisted, except it was with a pizza delivery girl. This is probably why I'm still a virgin.
  3. Summer 2019 Anime Discussion

    I'd be more inclined to believe he was already crazy, lol. The author probably did it to set up for that foreshadowing scene where Senku comments on the timing of the stone wearing out. I don't think he'd be able to get that point across as easily if no one was actively aware of how many years went by.
  4. Summer 2019 Anime Discussion

    Yeah, except this one hits a little closer to home because it involves isolation. I probably am overreacting to it, though.
  5. Summer 2019 Anime Discussion

    It's more or less a nitpick. No one would be able to last 3700 years of conscious isolation without having more than a few screws loose. And I know this was probably not intentional, but I couldn't help but feel that being encased in stone for that length of time was a little vicious, and I couldn't help but pull up mental images of someone going through that kind of thing in real life, which sort of broke my immersion.
  6. Summer 2019 Anime Discussion

    Alright, so I'm caught up on a few shows now. Nothing really stands out to me right now, but I'm not disappointed. The world of Dr. Stone is immediately captivating, and I like how well they're building tension in the second episode. That said, even though the world itself is interesting and the plot is engaging, the premise is beyond absurd, and the initial setup for this world the least sensible aspect of the series. I'm more than willing to forgive this flaw since everything else is spot on. From what I understand, it seems the author is not too happy with the turnout of Arifureta, and neither are his fans. I haven't watched this series at all, and I don't think I will. I heard the production was rushed due to staff changes, and that's never a good indicator for an ongoing anime. Fire Force is okay. Nothing really stands out to me except for David Production's excellent animation (especially with that juicy bit of cinematography in the first episode). It looks like it could be get interesting. As for Accelerator, well, it's off to a good start so far. I'm always excited to see new extensions to the Index franchise, and so far they are handling this nicely. Direction feels kinda wonky, but nothing too off-putting (it's not as bad the UBW anime). Oh god, Uchinoko is gonna be my kryptonite this season. It's sweetness piled on top of sweetness piled on top of sweetness. It's probably the most adorable anime I've ever watched, and I can't wait to see more of it. Latina is a precious little angel. The art is tasteful, the atmosphere is surprisingly organic, and all of the characters are pleasant. I hope the anime's able to keep this going for the long term. Edit: I made a gif for Uchinoko. Haven't seen this anywhere else, and this is too cute to not make a gif out of.
  7. Summer 2019 Anime Discussion

    The only thing I'm hearing from you is that the anime is not faithful to its source. If you focus too much on the details, you lose sight of the big picture. Wouldn't the controversy alone be enough to drive conversation? And to top it all off, it was a solid anime, so the people who haven't read the LN (which should be the anime's main focus) will probably be more likely to read the source since it stands out among the heaps of trash these types of adaptions tend to be. I mean, seriously, is anyone gonna be drawn to that? Yeah, I get it, the anime doesn't match up to the source. But would it have been any better had they kept the original story in tact? Frankly, I don't think either of us would've been happy with a faithful adaption, and to me that's better than just the LN readers being upset with it. And you're right, it's not getting a sequel. But that's not a problem with the anime itself, it's a problem with what anime producers deliver on a regular basis. They set the standard for generic light novel adaptations that only serve to reflect what's already written, and that's what fans have come to expect. It wasn't like how it was in the 90s where an anime could deviate from 99% of the source material and hardly anyone would bat an eye at it. It might even be part of the reason we don't see very many originals anymore despite their superior storytelling.
  8. Summer 2019 Anime Discussion

    Classroom of the Elite comes to mind here. This is one of the last few school setting LN adaptions I decided to follow before I got completely sick of them, which is a good thing since I actually enjoyed this a fair bit. Back when it was airing, it got so much heat for going original that it was just downright ludicrous, and it was the only major complaints I saw coming out of it. I think it's exactly because this anime avoided the standard approach to adaptation that it was able to make something that was suitable for the medium. If it hadn't, it likely would've added itself to the pile of SoL LN anime trash that has been churned out time and time again. Instead, we got a controversial anime with enough substance to make it worth talking about two years later. Classroom of the Elite isn't something I'd consider great by any stretch of the word (all it has going for it is exciting scenarios and a solid protagonist), but it was a damn fun watch! Kind of a shame people have to be so uptight about faithfulness. >.< As for this season... I, uh, haven't started it yet. xD I'll get around to watching something in a bit. Kinda disappointed that Accelerator isn't very highly rated (I'll still try it, though).
  9. With my limited knowledge of Japanese, I might not be giving an accurate answer. I typed katagiri and used a couple suggestions from IME to fill in the kanji in Jisho. This is what I got. https://jisho.org/search/片桐 https://jisho.org/search/片切 Someone might be able to give a better answer, though.
  10. Spring 2019 Anime Discussion

    I was pretty stoked for the Shield Hero anime, but it just wasn't as gripping as it was in the beginning. Shame too; this show had potential. I do plan on finishing it eventually, but I kinda stopped caring at episode 17. I couldn't make it past 3 weeks for anything in Spring, either. I'm all for cute moe stuff, but neither of the two SoL anime I picked up this season had much going for the characters. I even lost interest in Senko-san once its novelty wore off. My two main criteria for enjoyable slice of life is that the characters need to have serious and well-written development, like Bunny Girl-senpai, or it must have crazy, over-the-top shenanigans, like Noucome. Though Senko-san was warm, wholesome, and cute, it just couldn't my interest very long because it wasn't that engaging. I might give Senryuu Shoujo another shot, though, just because my friend likes the manga, and the main paring has decent chemistry.
  11. Summer 2019 Anime Discussion

    Oh shit, I think I only watched a few weeks of the previous season. Hopefully this one manages to keep my attention. Dr. Stone, Arifureta, and Accelerator are gonna be on my watch list for the time being. I'm especially looking forward to Dr. Stone since I've been riding on a hype train with the last 2 shounens I watched (Seven Deadly Sins and Hero Academia).
  12. Your favorite voice actors/actresses?

    How the hell did Yui Horie not make this list? I get that there are way too many godly seiyuu out there to fit on a single poll, but still.
  13. What Anime are you watching now?

    Yeah, that S2 is almost definitely not happening. Not after that whole fiasco with Mitsuhiro Ichiki... https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2012-09-04/kokoro-connect-staff-issues-statements-on-performer-treatment A real shame, too. Apparently this was the result of a harmless joke gone viral, and everyone losing their shit for no reason. This is why we can never have nice things.
  14. Romcom/SoL anime with actual romance?

    Huh, I find it a bit strange you have Golden Time on your list, but not Toradora. That was done by the same author, and to put it frankly, it was vastly superior in every aspect. The anime does make it clear who the main girl is, and it does develop the relationship consistently (though it starts off in a roundabout way). The drama is there, but I'd like to think it was fairly organic and well-written. It serves a clear purpose in developing the characters, and it does invoke a genuine feeling of sympathy because the characters are so easy to grow attached to. And, most importantly, the romance is both conclusive and satisfying. On the other hand, I think Golden Time rushes into the main pairing's relationship way too quickly. Instead of making romance the endgame, Golden Time brings it to the forefront of the story, essentially removing all of the anticipation that normally comes with the genre. You'd think it was a novel concept that could go somewhere interesting, but, unfortunately, the anime does not handle it gracefully. It tries to pull this off by implementing copious amounts of frustrating drama and ill-conceived pseudo-psychology (specifically pertaining to Banri's condition) in an attempt to maintain the audience's interests. The only way I was able to tolerate that anime was Kouko. Even though the author might've taken a number of missteps with the romance, she can still pull off a damn good heroine! It's not something I'd heartily recommend to romance enthusiasts, especially if they haven't watched Toradora. That said, I do kinda feel for the author, because it would be a serious challenge to create a suitable follow-up for something as successful as Toradora (it was a big deal around the time it was published).
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  16. Fuwanovel Confessions

    Yay, nostalgia thread! I always thought this was a bit of a quirky song when I heard it as a kid. Probably still holds the gold for the most misleading start to an anime OP.
  17. Just to clarify, do you mean something like this?
  18. The fastest you've ever dropped a VN?

    Harem☆Party. Normally I enjoy harem stuff, but the characters were dumb beyond belief, and I couldn't commit more than 10 minutes to it. Even if it is just a fap game, there needs to be something to keep me going till the juicy bits.
  19. Unlimited Chat Works - Random Talk

    You're welcome! Have you considered reading Chrono Clock? It's fun, and the girls are too damn cute! Hey, what exactly do you mean by regress? Are you trying to trying to imply something here?
  20. Birthday thread

    Happy birthday!
  21. Unlimited Chat Works - Random Talk

    What surprises me even more is to see you come back to life. Welcome back, Kosaki!
  22. I'm gonna miss seeing ya around in the confessions thread, pal. But hey, if this is what you need to do to take another step forward, then go for it. My circumstances are a bit different from your, but I've had to let go of things, too. Shite, there are still things I'm struggling to let go of. But oh man, once you do remove those shackles, it is the greatest feeling in the world. And for what it's worth, I don't think your parents made a mistake giving you free rain to browse the internet. I'm sorry to hear that your experience on this site ended up as terribly as it did for you, but on the plus side, you'll be so much stronger now because of it. Right now, you are doing something that a lot of people can only dream of, and you should be proud of that. I wish you the best. Keep moving forward and live the life you want to.
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    IFL waifuism. Source: https://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=3684923