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「俺が妹とオフ会に行くわけがない」 (Ore ga Imouto to Ofu Kai ni Iku Wake ga Nai)
“There’s No Way I’d Go to An Offline Meeting with My Sister”
If there’s one thing that this episode of Oreimo reiterated to me, it’s that there will never — and I mean NEVER — be an offline Random Curiosity meet as long as I’m running this blog. The last thing I need is some uptight person giving me an earful about covering shows like Kanokon and kiss x sis and how I should have some shame, before going off on a tangent and preaching to me about what’s morally acceptable in this world. Even then, I’d probably have to suffer criticism on why I covered show A over show B and possibly be put on the hot seat to justify those decisions. Well tough luck! I don’t feel the need to justify anything! Also, I don’t want to be called “Divine” in real life as it sounds pretty lame just thinking about it. I’d probably be more okay with “Div”, but even then… no. Just no. You guys can set up your own offline meeting. Now if you happen to be a younger sister who possibly can’t be that cute, then something can probably be arranged…
On that note, I find the solution to Kirino’s lack of otaku friends rather trivial, as there are surprisingly attractive girls on the ever-so-popular Japanese message board 2channel who are into anime and whatnot. Depending on how Kirino wanted to go about it, she could even put on a bit of a “display” if she felt there weren’t enough people interested in talking to her. Granted, she’d likely be targeting the completely wrong crowd for some meaningful conversation about her favorite anime and eroge, but there’s a good chance that they would be hanging on her every post. Doesn’t seem like a bad trade-off compared to having a face-to-face anime argument with one Gokou Ruri, better known as Kuroneko (Hanazawa Kana), provided that she never agrees to an offline meeting with those people. I gather it doesn’t come as any surprise when I say not everyone’s as supportive as they are in Densha Otoko. Bottom line: Cute, fashionable girl into anime and eroge? We have an instant winner! (…among lonely hikikomori.)
Incidentally, watching those two female otaku go at in their verbal fisticuffs like the other person had just denounced their religious belief reminded me of another reason why I wouldn’t want to discuss anime with zealous fanatics in person. (Oh I saw the punching, clawing, hair-pulling, and biting all right.) At least online, I can just walk away and have no part of it (or just delete the troll-like comments since I run this ship… mwahaha), whereas the same easy way out isn’t available when I’m sitting at a table in a public place without making a scene. Quite frankly, I may run have taken up the reins of a fairly popular anime blog, but people would be hard-pressed to know that I do if I didn’t tell them. (See here for why that is.) If anything, I’d probably be facepalming myself like Kyousuke was on the verge of doing if an anime argument broke out in front of me, though I’d probably be more easygoing like Makishima Saori, a.k.a. Saori Bajeena (Nabatame Hitomi), simply because I’d understand what people were arguing over. “Lelouch is alive! He was on the cart!” “No he wasn’t retard! And you call yourself a fan!?” “Please, don’t bring me down to your level of fandom.” Interestingly enough, I’m not sure if I would be facepalming or laughing my ass off over how heated people can get about anime. I will say that Saori’s a “unique” character who made me want to cry out, “Hail Neo Zeon!”, just for the hell of it though.
If it wasn’t apparently already, I was only being semi-serious about a lot of the above, but I’ll let you decide what was sarcastic to keep things interesting (yes, even at my expense). One thing that there’s no mistaking is that the opening theme “irony” by ClariS is god damn catchy. I love Kirino’s hair flick in the sequence as well as all the Akihabara locations shown in it — many of which I recognize from my visit there. Overall, this episode had me chuckling a lot at Kirino’s terrible treatment of Kyousuke too, so I’m really looking forward to seeing more of this series. It was a guaranteed watch and blog of mine for a reason.
P.S. Meeting local people that I’ve conversed with online is surprisingly normal in all cases that I’ve done it. 😛
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