Fairies Don't MatterFairies Don't MatterFairies Don't Matter by ticogoldenwings
An Exercise in Otaku Honesty
by Daniel Fouste
"What is worse than finding a Worm of Evil in the apple is finding half a Worm."
- Harlan Ellison
The other day, I had one of those fanboy-related crises I occasionally have every once in a while, the kind that is especially relatable if you're an Aspie like me. Whilst browsing the Interwebs, I stumbled upon a screenshot of a panel from this week's chapter of Fairy Tail; as much as I have been trying to avoid anything FT-related in the past two years (I'll get to that in a bit), my curiosity piqued me since it was the one of Carla as a humanoid. By the time I went to bed last night, I had already gained knowledge of everything that had happened in, say, the past six months or so of the manga, from Wikipedia, TV Tropes and whatnot.
And to be perfectly honest, I don't like what I'm hearing.
Allow me to explain.
As I have said, I have been trying to avoid anything related to FT in the past two years (t
What I Believe InWhat I Believe InWhat I Believe In by ticogoldenwings
by Daniel Fouste
I believe in being a good person, but also acknowledging that we have a dark side.
I believe in America, but I also believe that we are a nation of stuck-up assholes.
I believe in being a more casual fan of something, as opposed to being overly obsessed with a certain thing. The same especially goes for hating something.
I believe in writing for fun, but only when you do it for yourself and not to please certain readers.
I believe the That Guy with the Glasses philosophy of "reviewing" is a joke. The critics I admire use humor in a more natural way rather than as a premise or a gimmick. Sadly, my generation has yet to understand this.
I believe the only truly good fictional couples are the ones that are evident from the beginning. Otherwise, you're just pandering to overly obsessed (see, there I go again) shippers.
I believe video advertising on the Internet should be outlawed, if only for the fact that it totally slows down what I'm doing.