Thursday, February 2, 2017

Nerd Alert!

My coworkers seemed surprised and disappointed when I tell them that I didn't do anything exciting over the weekend. They imagine that I live this wild and crazy life. But that was the old me - when FOMO would gnaw on me every weekend that I'm not out partying with my "friends". I've pretty much become a hermit since the beginning of the year. I haven't even been to the gym in almost 3 weeks! What exactly have I been doing?

This:

Crunchyroll and chill! 

I've been binge watching anime on Crunchyroll, (or catching up on Emerald City and Project Runway Juniors). Since moving to my new apartment, I have turned into somewhat of an "otaku".  While in the past I was still closeted about this kind of thing, living by myself allowed me to be who I really am. I have finished close to 20 seasons of various anime. I have moved on to watching the simulcast shows - which can be frustrating when you have to wait another week for new episodes.

Right now, I am into Gabriel Dropout and Akiba's Trip: The Animation. I tried getting into Yuri! On Ice, but I'm just not feeling it. It's not because of the gay undertones. I'm just not into sports - even if it is figure skating. I really enjoyed The Morose Mononokean, WWW.WAGNARIA!, and Kiss Him Not Me. I also liked ReLife, Say "I Love You", Golden Time, The Flying Witch, and Gourmet Girl Graffiti. 

While I am yet to fully immerse myself in this sub-culture (I am yet to cosplay or even go to a comi-con), I am amazed by how much I'm actually not even remotely ashamed that I'm a grown man watching cartoons. If that makes me a nerd, then I guess I am. 


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