Journal of anime ramblings, fiction works and reflections
I’m really getting tired of the condescending looks I get just because I watch cartoons and anime…well cartoons. In their minds, they don’t know the difference between a cartoon and an anime. So what if I love Spongebob? And so what if I still sit to watch Elmo’s World when I catch it? I seriously cannot understand the negative stigma attached to watching cartoons when you get to 18 or even further up in age. Children are not just the target audience, but adults too. There can be so many deep messages and morals that only cartoons (and anime) can bring across in the most effective way. In Finding Nemo, Doris gave one of the most powerful little helpful sayings “Just keep swimming.”
If maturity means throwing away these things that bring real joy to my life, then fuck that. I don’t ever want to be mature if I can’t sit to watch Tom and Jerry. Maturity shouldn’t even be judged by the things you watch or find pleasure in. It should be judged from a person’s logic, their perspective – how shallow or how pragmatic they are. Just because I still watch Powerpuff Girls doesn’t mean I should be instantaneously pegged as an immature 19 year old. It just gets me so angry. It’s as if these people live under rocks. Maturity doesn’t mean just watching the News. That stuff is depressing, as much as keeping up to date with current affairs is necessary, I’d rather watch cartoons where I can still be given serious lessons of wisdom and the ups and downs of life but still have a good laugh about everything.
I watch cartoons and anime because it helps me cling to my inner child, since the tangible forms like my toys were given away. (My mother shall pay dearly for her crimes. I had plans to pass them down to my children). I’m not about to live in society’s, black and white, cut out idea of “maturity”. I’ll remain in my color full world of purple skies and cotton candy clouds because that’s what cartoons do for me; it helps broaden my imagination, my perspective on a lot of things. It teaches me never to give up and to keep trying and to never chain myself to inhibitions and fears. It teaches me way more than most of these stupid shows (Arrow, Game of Thrones, Big bang Theory I’m not talking you).
Just go away with all of that mess. Stop preaching about what mature people do, how they should behave and sit, watch some Johnny Bravo and relax. I’m really tired of the scoffing and the shaking of the head and the mumblings about my “maturity”. Maybe if you sat to watch a few cartoons, you’d learn to stop being such a judgmental prick.
Oh and speaking of cartoons, I watched the first episodes of the new anime The Unlimitied – Hyoubu Kyouske. It looks amaaaazing~! The art, the fighitng style. It’s been such a long time since I’ve seen the power transformation that includes the finger flashes, the hair blowing and all that epic jazz. It seems somewhat promising. Am I the only one noticing the new trend of the “interesting eyes” – the different iris colors. It’s pretty cool though. Makes me want to get different color contacts.