How can people watch slice of life? Its so boring. I would rather watch my dog scoot It's butt across the carpet.
It makes us realise how shit our own lives are, and from that we derive a sort of masochistic pleasure.
This. It's just escapism, there's no real harm. I live a relatively normal life, I just really resent it, and SoL is nice.
And I'm a normal enough, quiet guy who likes to keep to himself, that's all. I don't have to be some sort of autismo to enjoy it.
I can handle most of it.
Nothing can beat pic related though.
>Spending most your free time fapping to hentai watching anime and playing videogames is now normal
Shit why didn't someone tell me.
Guess I can talk about Illya at work when I go back now.
I noticed that the shounen stuff is actually what's really boring.
It almost always only relies on cliffhangers to get you to watch the next episode, even if the episode you just saw was boring shit, and the next one is boring shit. You only keep watching to get a sliver of exposition that will help solve the big mystery of the series or the arc or whatever. Yeah there happens to be a few worthy fights here and there, but in a 13 ep series, they'll probably be only a couple good episodes. The first one to hook you in and present the mystery, the 10th or 11th when the climax happens, the last, and maybe another one thrown in at around the 6 or 7 ep mark.
This is contrast to SoL where each episode is enjoyable on it's own, because it's usually episodic and can't rely on plot devices like cliffhangers to keep you watching, and instead has to make each episode fun to watch on it's own.
I used to resent SoL fans a great deal but I've grown out of it. Not because of SoL itself but because that kind of person is likely to judge or act like an asshole.
Notice how everyone in this thread has a job and real friends.
In a world that's changing every day it's understandable why people would desire normality or fantasize about it.
>average moefag thinking he is any better than shounenkids
I'm pretty sure there's a sizable gap between the normalfags you guys rag on and a normal everydude who happens to like maori cave paintings.
I'm not forcing my normality on other people, at least. It's just a part of my being.
I haven't tried that, my specialty is making meme threads, and then complaining about them when they start to pick up steam. my job was much easier before unique posters, but it's still doable.
Because it's comfy and relaxing to watch, You know what you get with SoL.
Some people just want to see a show with no bullshit on the horizon.
A lot of shows like Azumanga Daioh or Lucky Star appeal by being whacky and providing funny commentary or jokes about preestablished characters and relateable topics. Theyre bascially episodic sitcoms in anime form with cute girls.
Others like Hidamari Sketch are more appealing to otaku or people comfortable with the genre but are funny because of the character chemistry and subtle humor.
It's funny how most of /a/ likes to pretend like they spend all their time watching anime and being alone, when it's more likely they're just normal people with jobs or jaded teenagers isolated or sick of an excessive popular culture or government.
I would never be able to indulge in my hobbies without a job, so it's only natural I would have one. Friends came naturally. I don't really hang out with them at all though, I spend 99% of my free time alone. If I spent any more time with them, I'm sure I'd hate them.
>people falling for this
Yet again proving how autistic /a/ is.
Also it's bad to generalize shows by genre, I really don't ignore any genre.
Yeah. It makes sense really, most "anime fans" watch what's popular, so they only end up watching like, one series per year. It's pretty stupid. It makes me glad though, it keeps too many people from ruining the hobby I enjoy.
What you actually meant is that the characters need to be as generic as possible so you dont feel threatened by uncoformity and it needs to appeal to your pleb tastes as much as it can do