I think a post is warranted. It’s day 2 of not reading anything. I hadn’t touched a book in exactly 48 hours, which for me is really
amazing surprising feat because ever since I’ve became this huge bookworm, my e-reader had never left my side. It’s always there with me whenever I wanted to read. While there was always a day that I couldn’t finish a book but I always read: be it pages, chapters, even just a paragraph. Bottom-line, I always read.
Then this happened: I watched Attack on Titan (進撃の巨人Shingeki no Kyojin)
My sister had been telling me to watch it. First, when she told me the gist, I was apprehensive. Giants eating human? Um, no please. I’m not good with gore. I’m easily shocked and queasy. But one night I tried to watch it. I ended up watching 10 episodes, and then finished the whole thing in 3 nights! And I’m now rewatching it in slow detail.
Yes, I’m watching anime again. It’s absolutely weird for me because I used to be this freaking huge otaku before books dominated my interest. But waning interest didn’t happen overnight. It started when my favorite series ended. It’s not just an ordinary series, it’s my absolute freaking favorite. Hey, I know it’s bound to end but I didn’t foresee it ending so suddenly (manga, especially popular ones, take years to end!) I was shocked, disappointed and ultimately sad. I was in the fandom for years! Years! Then suddenly Weekly Shonen Jump announced its demise? No freaking way. It shook me system alright. Then some of my fave series were also starting to end soon. And I don’t where to begin again when suddenly things just…stopped.
So I ended up so immersed on reading instead. I still read few manga that I follow but I wasn’t that enthusiastic like I was before. But Attack on Titan changed the ball game for me. I became suddenly interested again. I read two new shoujo series and unexpectedly gotten interested in a series I didn’t even give a chance before.
I watched: Gintama (銀魂Gintama)
Unlike Shingeki (which I adore mind you!), I’m so obsessed with it. Like, so much I’m thinking about it almost 24/7. (To sis: I think I can name 20 characters now!)
What the hell Mitchii, what is the relevance of this post anyway? Ah, right. You see I’m catching up, I have years worth of material to make up. Almost 300 episodes and almost 500 chapters—a decade worth of manga. And because I’m so obsessed I read and read. Watch and watch. (And I still need to start Shingeki, too!) Other interests need to wait. Gintoki is my priority right now. So yes, updates will be less than normal here. Unless I decided to share it with y’all. That is if you want it. *wiggles eyebrows*
I can’t get it out my system. And I don’t want to honestly. Hear this: I’ve been in this fandom way longer than I am with books. And it makes me so happy to remember these feelings. Visiting sites that I might have forgotten because of my fading interest before. And I’m also now listening to J-pop again! *shouts: SPYAIR I LOVE YOU!!!* I love it!
IT’S NICE TO BE BACK! *insert evil laughs*
PS: My Tumblr is very active. I love re-blogging!!!! <3