And now let us partake of the old ritual wherein two geeks argue at great length and with heroic fervor over whether or not something sucks, to what degree it sucks, and whether or not the other person should be branded a heretic.
Steven is talking about various shows he’s not going to watch. I gather he has a lot of readers that are vigorous about
suggesting selling various shows to him, and cannot believe it when he says he’s not interested. While explaining that he is not interested in Outlaw Star, he says:
I am not going to try to pursude Steven to watch one anime series or another. However, my love for Firefly compels me to clear this up:
Outlaw Star is a B-grade, second-tier goofball show about space battles and secret technology. It’s also got a treasure hunt in there somewhere. It’s screwy and over-the-top, and it doesn’t take itself or the plot very seriously. While I didn’t hate it, the show was nothing special. It has all of the anime sci-fi staples: an (often naked) android woman, catgirls, preposterous and impractical technology, a plucky child sidekick who’s brimming with wisdom, a sexy ninja-esque assasin, some cardboard bad guys, and a sentient spaceship.
On the other hand, Firefly is about people and ideas. It is witty, innovative, and powerful. No aliens. No robots. No sentient machines. No magical technology.
The shows have almost nothing in common, except that the main characters are thrown together by circumstances and are usually broke. I can believe that Steven doesn’t want to see either one, but I can’t bear the thought of intelligent Firefly being lumped in with brainless Outlaw Star. Outlaw Star is Dragon’s Lair, Firefly is The Hobbit. Yeah, okay: they both have a Dragon at the end, but other than that they have nothing in common.
The right to proclaim that any series – sight unseen – is crap or uninteresting, is the right and duty of every decent otaku. But let us not stoop to base slander by suggesting that Firefly belongs with riff-raff like Outlaw Star.
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Silent Hill Turbo HD II
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