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Remember my recent comments pertaining to anime fandom and burnout?

And yes, I fully recognize that my *name* is MegaZone. However I don't think I'm the reincarnation of Shogo Yahagi.

I am: disturbed
Current Media: quiet office

chiieddy From: chiieddy Date: May 3rd, 2004 07:57 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
I hadn't realized you didn't know about those... freaks yet.
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zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: May 3rd, 2004 08:07 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
True that.

Like z_gryphon and I like to say:
The World Wide Web - if it's out there, it's out there.
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zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: May 3rd, 2004 08:15 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
Hey, I don't think I'm a Luxan. :-)
z_gryphon From: z_gryphon Date: May 3rd, 2004 08:25 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
However I don't think I'm the reincarnation of Shogo Yahagi.

Though there have been times when I could almost have believed that you thought you were the reincarnation of Tokyo, circa 1980, as secretly encapsulated in a space colony. :)
reddragdiva From: reddragdiva Date: May 4th, 2004 07:19 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: May 4th, 2004 09:13 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
Heh - thanks, that was a nice antidote.
elfs From: elfs Date: May 4th, 2004 11:12 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
As I get older, I'm starting to less and less understand "fandom" in the precise sense. I mean, I like anime; I'm currently a Stellvia and Someday's Dreamers fan, although I've recently gotten my hands on both Haibane Renmai and Chobits (the latter of which I've long been curious about given the sheer tsunami of doujinshi).

But I don't think that makes me an "anime" fan anymore than a penchant for collecting Albedo and Omaha The Cat Dancer makes me a "furry" fan. If that's the case, then I'm just about a "fan" of everything, since I happen to like action/adventure flicks, romance novels, science fiction, space opera, T.C. Boyle, Sandra Bullock, kung fu, and cookbooks.

How about this: I'm a fan of what I like. And usually what I like is a certain degree of excellence, of storytelling, of production values, and above all else a sensibility about what it mean to be human.

While I'm sure that "fandom burnout" is real, I think that what we're really facing is a realization that it's not necessarily the art or the style or the cultural sensibility, but the actual output of an individual producer or conglomerate that really sucked us into the fandom, and we've been spreading ourselves thinly over an identity, "fan", that may not have applied.

I'm not about to gafiate, but I'm definitely not going to get into any more arguments about who's the cutest chick in anime...
z_gryphon From: z_gryphon Date: May 4th, 2004 12:40 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
Wow. I think that's the only time I've ever seen "gafiate" and "chick" used in the same sentence.

You've still got it. :)
z_gryphon From: z_gryphon Date: May 7th, 2004 11:04 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)