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24th-Jul-2013 11:59 pm
It always bums me out when other people don't like what I like. Of course, everyone is free to like whatever and I would never stop anyone from talking about their dislikes of my favorite series/my favorite characters/etc. If I'm that bothered, I am free not to read them. And if I do read, I am free to disagree, too (of course, usually only in my mind -- I don't like confrontations).

(As an aside, I always find it fascinating that someone could like one of my favorite series and then hate another of my other favorite series. Of course, it happens the other way around too. I love the same series as someone does, and then I can't stand another one of their favorite series.)

That said, I might have mentioned this before, but I will never write about a series I despise. Especially if I write about it more than once. Almost all negative stuff in my journal don't actually feel even half that negative to me, but it's in my personality to amplify stuff. I am not objective in my writing and no longer try to be. (So the positive stuff gets exaggerated too. I am an equal-opportunity amplifier, after all.)

And I like to leave things unstated. I like to interpret stuff, so I tend to not spell things out clearly. Most of the time this is not a problem -- I am not writing an academic paper after all.

On the other hand, I am often content to let things be. If not prompted somehow, I don't usually go look for explanation for something in the things I read/watch for entertainment. So I am usually at a loss with a real discussion. I am very much content to lurk instead.


Oh well. Not sure what my point is, since it's not like I ever keep it a secret and pretend to be a cool-headed rational when in truth I often let messy feelings dictate my actions (like I'm doing now).


That said, for some reason, my favorite character types (that I like to watch/read/write about) tend to be the types that have almost nothing in common with me.

One such type is: usually quiet (sparse with both words and emotions) and complex (has a lot more going on below the surface, most of which I might never even get a glimpse at). Someone who doesn't (normally) act on impulse. Serious, contemplative, witty. And smart (preferably most of the time). Yet is kind-hearted and selfless. Oh, better has a healthy sense of humor too (will laugh at himself, others, react good-naturedly (most of the time) to teasing, etc.), though he doesn't have to be the source of humor himself. And does have some good setdowns* when some other characters carry the silliness too far.

(*which usually will not work in stopping those characters, but usually will make me laugh. Ah, what can I say, I usually like straight man more than funny man.)

Okay, with this much detail, I am totally not obvious at all with whom I have in mind. (Really, I might be the only one who thinks of him that way.) But I never make this one a secret either, so...
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Comments 
28th-Jul-2013 09:43 pm (UTC)
I think people normally like characters that are the opposite of themselves because opposites attract XDDD
29th-Jul-2013 09:57 am (UTC)
That's probably true. XD But for me personally, it cannot be a complete opposite. If I can't see at least some part of myself in the characters, I won't be able to identify with them, and I probably won't like them all that much.
29th-Jul-2013 07:38 pm (UTC)
Hm, I guess that makes sense XD My favourite anime character type is the serious guy with glasses, and I am serious and wear glasses, so that's a similarity - but unlike me those guys are cool XDD
29th-Jul-2013 08:37 pm (UTC)
That's it exactly. :) I am a quiet and serious person, so I am usually drawn to quiet and serious characters. They just have more fantastic adventure than I do. ^^

Ah, but I'm sure you are cool in your own way. :)
29th-Jul-2013 09:18 pm (UTC)
Yeah, that's how it is! :D

Lol, well, I would prefer to be cool in their way - have cool powers and make things explode and all that XDDD
30th-Jul-2013 06:07 pm (UTC)
Well, sometimes I like outwardly cool powers too. :) However, I think a subtle character usually appeals to me more, since when he does something that moves the plot while being his quiet and unassuming-self, I feel all the more impressed.
1st-Aug-2013 08:45 pm (UTC)
It's not bad sometimes, I guess... But I still prefer characters who do something visibly cool XDD
2nd-Aug-2013 04:27 pm (UTC)
I can't think of anything relevant in reply so I just keep staring at Shinpachi's troll face. ^^;;
4th-Aug-2013 07:05 pm (UTC)
He does have a really epic troll face XD But all characters in Gintama have epic faces XDD
5th-Aug-2013 06:39 pm (UTC)
They do indeed. XD

Wow, never thought I would get this Tojo userpic in my comment reply. ^^;; (Don't remember the scene where it comes from either.)
10th-Aug-2013 12:10 pm (UTC)
Well, I wanted to use a funny userpic and it was suitable XDD But I also can't remember which episode it's from, I should rewatch Gintama someday XD
11th-Aug-2013 07:21 pm (UTC)
Me too. XD But really not up to 260+ episode rewatch at the moment, especially when I have many new things I still want to watch. Oh well, maybe someday...
23rd-Aug-2013 08:24 pm (UTC)
My thoughts exactly, I'll rewatch when I run out of new stuff to watch. The autumn season will have 3 series I'm really looking forward to, so I don't expect I'll have much time XDD
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