So this piece is a little different than my norm, and therefore I worry that it’s painfully self-indulgent and masturbatory. That being said, if nothing else it could act as a kind of primary source document for some of the things contained in it? That’s a question mark because I have no idea. Anyway, my point is, I want to talk about what I’ve noticed about the anime fan zeitgeist in my time within it.
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Posted by cuchlann on 22 May 2014
On Halloween, a small band of us got together with our flashlights & binkies & played Slender: The Eight Pages. I’d wanted to try it out for a few weeks, & for some reason, it seemed like a fun group game to me.
If you’re not familiar with the game, you begin the game with the admonition, “Collect all 8 pages.” You’re armed with a flashlight that you need to conserve, & you can walk or run through the map in the dark, which consists mostly of forest & several landmarks & clearings where the pages can be. You can’t fight or speak. Once you pick up a page (or enough time has passed), Slenderman will begin to chase you, & with each successive page you collect, his chase will grow more intense. If he catches you or you look at him too long, you’ll go insane, & it’s game over. Sounds like the perfect Halloween game for getting scared, right?
Posted by TheKittymeister on 11 November 2012
Yeah, I’ll leave it at that.
Many moons ago, I posted about Cardcaptor Sakura & gender. Now, I’m back to explore video games & gender. Why not anime this time, you may ask? Because, uh…battleaxe.
I’ve been playing video games for most of my life. While they provided a beautiful escape, they also shaped much of my ideas about what was male & what was female through my adolescence. Part of the reason for that is I didn’t have many games that even had women in them, much less had a female protagonist. & not that many games that were made when I was a kid had female protagonists. I grew up with fictional, pixelated men.
Posted by TheKittymeister on 5 September 2012