Friday, March 16, 2012

How ..... How DARE he .....! The Offending of Haruhi Suzumiya



                    How ..... How DARE he .....! The Offending of Haruhi Suzumiya

                                                              by

                                                                  Jay Agan

     
      A week or three ago, an aquaintance on a not to be mentioned blog was waxing rhapsodic over My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (He watches it with his children. I'm not sure wether or not he would be caught dead watching by himself I KNOW I wouldn't.) In the spirit of good natured ribbing, I chided him with a reply to his post: A faux mini-rant on hypoglycemic cuteness & vomitability. He actually had the temerity to reply to my reply.

This also was in his blog post.

      He explained the present reinvention of MLP was miles ahead of its' 80s incarnation & perhaps I might give it a try (He also asked why I hated sunshine & if I was a servant of darkness! He got one out of two. Big deal!). Hmmph! In a later blogpost he embedded a youtube segment of the show & from that I would say it does seem better than the sickly sweetness of the past. Oooo ..... Kaaay. Howsomever .....

An "anthromorph" of the Applejack character from the My
Little Pony: Friendship is Magic! series. Hmm. If the show was
more like this I might watch it! Cider! Cider! Cider! Cider!

      He then ends his reply-reply with: "I mean, you watch Haruhi Suzumiya...."  *grin*

      Well!

      How ..... how ..... Dare he. How dare he even think of comparing the wonder of the greatest anime ever to the insipid drivil of MLP? How can he just callously plunk the most awesome show in the universe next to the sickening sacharinity (If that wasn't a word before, it is now!) of that tawdry little toon? I ask you, what kind of twisted logic could come up with such unfathomable reasoning? It .... it's ..... beyond mind boggling. And believe you me, I'm as boggled as they come!

      Now that I've given my obligatory (And enthusiastic!) defense of the Goddess, I'll now address something else: That last statement of his reply-reply seemed to imply something. Something others have murmurred under their breath for quite some time. Some folks may be thinking I harbor some kind of unhealthy obsession with The Melancholy of  Haruhi Suzumiya.

      NOTHING ..... COULD ..... BE ..... FURTHER ..... FROM ..... THE ..... TRUTH .....

      Yes, the theological whackness is one of the things that attracted me to the show (Think of it as sorta kinda a lighter hearted Serial Experiments Lain.).

      The convolutedness of the various episode orders make for interesting viewings (Is that a "stand alone" episode or ..... something else?).

      The conspiritorial (Implied or other wise.) "wheels within wheels" agendas of the various character/factions involved.

      The gradual descent into Hitchcockian madness, Stroheimlike darkness & noir of Endless Eight.

      Yes, I do have both seasons of the show.

      And The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya film.

      I also have all the episodes of The Melancholy of Haruhi-CHAN Suzumiya.

      Along with the Nyoron! Churuya-san eps. But mind you, that's only because they came with the previous mentioned.

      I have even downloaded the light novels. I have read each one ONLY about five times each (So don't anyone think I have nothing better to do. And when I find the time I'll do it.).


      I would also like to state that that my VERY MILD (!) enthusiasm has ABSOLUTELY NOTHING AT ALL to do with the fact that the title character bears a superficial resemblance to a fondly remembered girlfriend from long ago (We were both in our early twenties so don't get any ideas.). This was the young lady who "attacked" & severly injured me at a showing of Phantasm in the late seventies.

      Looked like Haruhi, & had the personality of Yuki. Except when she'd get emotional. Then she was like Mikuru on Sunoco Blue. I miss her. As the song goes, "You don't know what you got til it's gone". Well ..... when you're young & stupid .....

      Ahem!

If I were a toon, this would be my belief system.

      So one could hardly say I'm actually FIXATED on this show. Mildly amused by it? Sure. But OBSESSED!? Nawwww! No way! I mean ..... after all ..... it's only a cartoon ..... right? RIGHT!?

      Be that as it may, I'm not interested in ordinary people. But if any of you happen to be aliens, time travelers or espers, please come see me.

      That is all.

      OOPS!

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7 comments:

  1. >"But if any of you happen to be aliens, time travelers or espers, please come see me."

    God, this was in an anime trivia question and I had no idea where it came from until now. WAIT WAIT DON'T SHOOT ME YET

    P.S. your esoteric lexicon baffles me

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  2. "God, this was in an anime trivia question and I had no idea where it came from until now. WAIT WAIT DON'T SHOOT ME YET"

    I tend to focus on only a few select anime,so I have little knowlege about the "world of anime" as a whole. I'd do worse than you at anime trivia.

    "P.S. your esoteric lexicon baffles me."

    This coming from a guy whose posts on his own blog (http://onewdesign.wordpress.com/)
    are rather "interesting" & fun to read.

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  3. Ink and paint, bro...ink and paint.

    Wait.

    Pixels, bro...pixels.

    BTW, we are here at the somewhat underwhelming con.

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    1. Sorry things turned out the way they did. Hope December turns out better.

      As for "ink & paint/pixels". You mean it's not ..... real? Impossible!

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    1. New post will be new. Check in tomorrow.

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  5. Oh, and I mis-spelled Suzumiya somewhere, too.

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