Okayyyyy... brace yourself, 'cause this sound like it's gonna be one of those ranting type of posts again.
At the very least, stick around for some extras at the end. We got porn, yayy :V
You know, as I continued to surf my way through the interweb, day by day, a certain problem of mine then began to make itself apparent...
I realized that I lacked the ability to - as what the good ol education syllabus here try to teach - think critically and creatively.
What does this exactly mean? Well, to put it in a simple word: I can't give a critical assessment, review, criticism... that sort of thing.
Now if you've been sticking with me (scratch that... if you could read my thoughts) you'll find out that I somehow like to take myself seriously, thinking of those little details. So am I overreacting here? I mean, to give a simple example that everyone could relate... let's say we are discussing about K-ON! (which I incidentally JUST finished watching, slowpoke me :V), and then you'd get these two sides that either love it or hate it, right? And then someone would go on to say why it's a good series, while the other would shoot those points to the ground, right?
As for me? Well, I'll be the silent observer I am, just taking in whatever both side says, without having any say in it.
So what's exactly the problem here? Could it be that I'm just too reserved to give any opinion? Or is it because I lack a certain analytical skill - is it an inherent property of mine? Or is it simply because I haven't had enough input, hence I can't give an optimum output?
And from that last point, I then thought, hey, maybe it's because I lack passion.
Why do I mention about passion? Well, while I might have exaggerated a bit on the part that I can't analyze things, I find it somewhat hard to express a critical view on things that I like: anime, music, related otaku phenomena... I mean, sure, I could just go on and say, 'this series sucks', or 'that guy singing sucks', but that does sound that it lacked depth...
I also find it somewhat hard to really write my points across. I mean, look, even this post doesn't really quantify as a detailed analysis of my current problem of the lack of analyzing...
Damn, maybe I'm just thinking too much about this.
What do you guys think, writing all those comments on your favourite figurines, that anime you just watched, the games that you just played - were you in a phase where you just took them as it is, without really analyzing bits and pieces of them? Would those kind of thing come with continued pursuit of the activities, and by mingling with like minded people? Should I just take it easy, enjoy what I do, and just mix with all them cool people?
If you've been reading to this point, I thank you for putting up with the emo-ing nature of this post. Man, internet sure make things a lot easier...
As promised: here, have some porn (close, but not really!)
(Full comic here)
Write it easy, everyone!