Love is in the air
February 14, 2011 7 Comments
Ah yes, today is Valentines day. In spite of this day, I’d like to discuss one of my favorite genres. Romance.
Love is what makes the world go round. “Now join your hands, and with your hands your hearts.“. But enough Shakespearean talk, romance is the sweetest scent of a show. It makes me care about a character, understand that character, and maybe even relate to one. But romance must be done well. It cannot be half-assed, and thrown to the side for filler or whatnot. More than often, it should be considered as an important element in a story.
Love is not banging as many hos and bitches as you can, impregnating them, then leaving them for another woman. That’s just unsanitary and disgusting. It is not dressing up your girlfriend in an animal outfit and videotaping her for your personal pleasures. It is not masturbating over her while she is comatose and undergone serious mental damage to her brain. It is not a one kiss, and “let’s fuck” scenario, then breaking up the next day. Love is being there for the one you truly care about, in sickness and in health.
Now I’m sick and tired of seeing uncommitted characters puss out too easily on a relationship. Make a decision and stick to it, boy. I miss the couples who are madly in love with each other. It’s a good feeling to see two characters you really enjoy be together. But then AGAAINNN there are some shows where the two characters are completely retarded for each other, it’s almost too frustrating to watch. Just one of them would need to grow a pair, and do the deed.
Now I hate the idea that romance has to be a girl thing. Why should guys have to only like what is claimed to be the most manliest of things. If anything, being stubborn and stuck up over silly things like this, makes one even less of a man. “BUT DAAAAVEE, you gotta have dudes fighting the fuck out of each other. Blood! Gore! Violence!” Yes, that’s all neat and all, but there’s no feeling to it. Are we not human? Do we not care what happens to anyone anymore? Since when was apathy a cool thing? I look at Spike Spiegel, and I see one of the most apathetic characters created in anime. He’s sly, and has good moves, but he just doesn’t give a shit. Say someone close to him dies, he gives a cold look, shrugs, and moves on. A good character would go into a deep depression, maybe even mentally unstable. This is more realistic to me, than someone who tries to act cool in front of his viewers.
You know what? To hell with it. Let’s bring back the romance shows. As far as I know, Kimi ni Todoke‘s the only show focused on romance this season, and even that can be frustrating to see. Is this all we have this season? I sincerely hope the spring season will have more than just one. Cmawn gaiz, let’s spread the love.