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Not Trying To Be A Snob
Topic by: stypee
Posted: May 7, 2004 - 10:48 AM PDT
Last Reply: June 7, 2004 - 6:09 AM PDT

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author topic: Not Trying To Be A Snob
stypee
post #1  on May 7, 2004 - 10:48 AM PDT  
I'm not trying to be a snob or anything but I was just curious, are there any people around that aren't anime fans? I've never been particularly interested in the genre and just wondered if anyone else felt the same way.

I've noticed allot people are fans and I'm not passing judgement or anything like that and how could I? I love extremely bad horror and cult films.

redMetta
post #2  on May 7, 2004 - 8:49 PM PDT  
i don't like anime, and i'm a bozo
dh22
post #3  on May 7, 2004 - 9:00 PM PDT  
I don't think the boards accurately reflect the GC membership. I guess Anime and computer geek kinda go hand and hand. But there are a few of us left out there that are not Anime junkies.
hamano
post #4  on May 8, 2004 - 1:48 AM PDT  
I'm not an anime junkie! My queue and profile picks are evenly balanced! I think moderation in all things is the key to a happy, healthy life.

There is a lot of anime discussion I participate in, but that seems to be just because interesting writers and thinkers congregate there.... maybe a result of how newsgroups and chat rooms evolved, expanding on dh22's opinion.

There are some enthusiastic discussions of Asian films, and some of the latest theatrical releases, but for some reason these areas are in a lull right now (there was a bit of activity when Kill Bill 2 opened). You can just wait for this cycle to go around again, OR

A) you can start your own topic, something about film rather than about snobs.

B) look through some older threads and revive one that seems interesting to you.

Both of those have worked well for me if there was ever a lack of interesting discussion.
Cinenaut
post #5  on May 8, 2004 - 7:37 AM PDT  
I rent the occasional anime DVD, but I'm not a huge fan. Start up those psychotronic film discussions, by all means, or bump up some old ones.

I saw Van Helsing last night. It was moderately amusing for awhile, but it became tedious and then almost unbearably sappy at the end. It was monster mythology mish-mash with all sorts of head-scratching ideas. Why does Count Dracula have jawas working for him?
Eoliano
post #6  on May 8, 2004 - 8:45 AM PDT  
Same here, I'm not a big anime fan either. However, there are some extraordinary anime titles that might be worth your time like Grave of the Fireflies or Spirited Away. In any event, as Cinenaut points out, there are hundreds of non-anime threads to browse through, and starting your own discussion topic in one of the sub-categories is the best way to wet your feet. We're sure to respond!

> I saw Van Helsing last night. It was monster mythology mish-mash with all sorts of head-scratching ideas.

In other words, they did the mash, they did the monster mash, but it wasn't a graveyard smash.
dh22
post #7  on May 8, 2004 - 10:32 AM PDT  
> On May 8, 2004 - 8:45 AM PDT Eoliano wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> In other words, they did the mash, they did the monster mash, but it wasn't a graveyard smash.
> ---------------------------------

Oh hardy har har. secretly jealous he didn't say it first


Actually, if you're really bored you can play another round of "Give dh22 a new name!" cause he's too lazy/uncreative to do it himself.
Eoliano
post #8  on May 8, 2004 - 11:01 AM PDT  
> Actually, if you're really bored you can play another round of "Give dh22 a new name!" cause he's too lazy/uncreative to do it himself.

If you change your screen name then dh22 will become a non-entity.

A sudden wave of ennui sets in and Eoliano slips into a deep depression.
dh22
post #9  on May 8, 2004 - 12:41 PM PDT  
> On May 8, 2004 - 11:01 AM PDT Eoliano wrote:
> ---------------------------------
>> If you change your screen name then dh22 will become a non-entity.
> ---------------------------------

I'm hard pressed to argue the contrary currently exists
Eoliano
post #10  on May 8, 2004 - 1:25 PM PDT  
>> If you change your screen name then dh22 will become a non-entity.

> I'm hard pressed to argue the contrary currently exists

Do you mean to say that dh22 is a non-entity?
dh22
post #11  on May 8, 2004 - 5:57 PM PDT  
> On May 8, 2004 - 1:25 PM PDT Eoliano wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Do you mean to say that dh22 is a non-entity?
> ---------------------------------

Well am I dh22, or am I me? If I am me, then what is the result?
hamano
post #12  on May 8, 2004 - 6:44 PM PDT  
> On May 8, 2004 - 5:57 PM PDT dh22 wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Well am I dh22, or am I me? If I am me, then what is the result?
> ---------------------------------

I know! There's a war going on between the dogs who are blue on the left side and white on the right side, and the dogs who are blue on the right side and white on the left side! Both races think the other is inferior, while the humans can't see much of a difference!
dh22
post #13  on May 8, 2004 - 8:08 PM PDT  
> On May 8, 2004 - 6:44 PM PDT hamano wrote:
> ---------------------------------

...while the humans can't see much of a difference!
>
> ---------------------------------

silly ignorant humans
Eoliano
post #14  on May 9, 2004 - 10:37 AM PDT  
pulling the leash a little tighter

not all humans are ignorant... well, maybe just a few...
dh22
post #15  on May 9, 2004 - 1:58 PM PDT  
> On May 9, 2004 - 10:37 AM PDT Eoliano wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> pulling the leash a little tighter
>
> not all humans are ignorant... well, maybe just a few...
>
> ---------------------------------

Present company excluded, of course. But I will not devulge who I consider present company.
jross3
post #16  on May 9, 2004 - 3:37 PM PDT  
> On May 7, 2004 - 10:48 AM PDT stypee wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> ...are there any people around that aren't anime fans?
> ---------------------------------

Yeah. But don't worry.
You will be assimilated.
Resistance is futile.
SonjaBlue
post #17  on May 9, 2004 - 5:21 PM PDT  
Cinenaut wrote:
> I saw Van Helsing last night. It was moderately amusing for awhile, but it became tedious and then almost unbearably sappy at the end. It was monster mythology mish-mash with all sorts of head-scratching ideas. Why does Count Dracula have jawas working for him?
> ---------------------------------

Perhaps we are on a slight tangent...but I am not quite as sympathetic in my review of Van Helsing. If one were to come away with anything of useful value, it would be that evil apparently talks too much, Dracula looks a lot like Bela Lugosi, and that Mr. Van Helsing is a terrible shot.

To be fair (like I have to be), pluses include:

1) Prague locale
2) Hugh Jackman is attractive -- more so without the stupid hat
3) The Brides
4) The "just a Friar"
5) Igor
6) End Credits

At any rate, perhaps stypee should include this film on his list (of cheap, but expensively produced, thrills).
elvlee
post #18  on May 9, 2004 - 8:16 PM PDT  
I'm not an anime fan... although I have recently viewed being on GC as a good opportunity to explore the genre. I added one or two anime titles to my queue, intent on "giving it a try".
hamano
post #19  on May 9, 2004 - 8:20 PM PDT  
> On May 9, 2004 - 8:16 PM PDT elvlee wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> I'm not an anime fan... although I have recently viewed being on GC as a good opportunity to explore the genre. I added one or two anime titles to my queue, intent on "giving it a try".
> ---------------------------------

Did you pick martial arts related anime? You're a big fan of kung-fu movies, right?

What would you say is the main difference between Asian-style martial arts fighting in movies, as opposed to the fighting in American and European movies where good guys and bad guys go hand to hand? Or do you enjoy those, too?
Eoliano
post #20  on May 9, 2004 - 8:30 PM PDT  
> Did you pick martial arts related anime? You're a big fan of kung-fu movies, right?

C'mon hamano, don't be so shy and recommend some titles!
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