November 05, 2004

Ritorna Me

Yeah, YOU. So people are pedantic nitpickers. So people fill up your inbox with trivialities and bitchery. Yes, and? You want a pass on that? Nobody gets a pass on that. There's Jane's Law, and then there's my law, which is shorter:

People are assholes.

Tidy, isn't it? Now quit seeking special dispensation from it and write some shit--besides about anime. I love you, you engineers, but God could grant me immortality and it would not be long enough to figure out the appeal of anime to you people. And if someone could explain to me that guy in freshman CS who used his heaps of brains to read all the Star Wars novels, that would be nice, too.

So color me clueless on the anime score. Oh--oh--clueless--what does that remind me of? Yes, I believe it is part of the name of what used to be an invaluable blog that I was often lazy about reading. But like the guy who made the art gallery comparison, I loved my five percent. And I would like it back. Which is a lot to ask, yes, and cheeky of me, I know, but desperation will do that to a girl. Also, you saved me from having to rely on primary sources, while at the same time encouraging me to seek out a few that I would otherwise have dismissed as "boring," and did I mention the laziness?--Because I wasn't kidding about that.


Posted by Ilyka at November 5, 2004 10:57 AM in hell is other people

I am a science geek (chemist), and despite having lived in Japan, I do not like manga and anime (even less so after seeing the dirty middle-aged men reading the pornographic versions of manga about HS girls on the Tokyo commuter trains). There is only one explanation for its appeal to many of my fellow Occidental geeks, though: fantasies about Asian women.

Posted by: John at November 5, 2004 12:20 PM

With all that's been happening the past few days, and is likely to happen in the next, I can't believe Den Beste isn't about to blow a gasket from keeping it all in. You know he's got a shitload to say about all of it. Unless ofcourse.. he really doesn't anymore. Naah, he'll be back.

Posted by: dr.dna at November 5, 2004 01:05 PM