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AHH WHEN WILL IT END????
You know you've watched too much Anime when….




1. You look at the ring left in your coffee/cappuccino mug and see Totoro ears…

2. You're sitting in your classics class listening to a discussion on the Monomyth, and you think of how that applies to almost every Anime you've seen…

a.) A Hero on a Journey (Gee…I wonder)
b.) An "impossible" task [more like improbable]
c.) A Wise Counselor
d.) A best friend/pal/side kick
e.) An adversary [`villain'] i.e. a source of conflict/problem/ "impossible task"
f.) Gaining of a talisment or important information [usually from the wise counselor] (Are we seeing a trend here? I think so)
g.) A Katabasis [Greek word, meaning a "downfall" "death" "Death & Rebirth" along those lines, can be spiritual too…]
h.) A victory/reward/happy ending
i.)  And last but not least….IDENTIFICATION! The vicarious enjoyment of the story by the reader/audience. i.e. the Hero marks the place into which you can step into the story
Now if I may add….if you think about it…all these things are in all good animes….Oh by the way A-I has been taken from my CLCS 337 class notes taught by Prof. John Kirby. Also if you're interested this list also comes from Joseph Campbell's book The Hero with a Thousand Faces.

3. You find the phrase "Genki darts of death" amusing…

4. You begin amassing a huge list of guys and add them to your "harem."

5. You lose count of the guys in your harem…

6. You have creative ways of removing annoying characters…(i.e. Relena the Frog)

7. Japanese words and phrases come so easily to you that sometimes you think in Japanese…

8. When you use said phrases in front of your family they wonder what cult you've joined…

9. The walls of you college apartment/dorm were white but now they're Anime…

10. Ebay is an Otaku's best friend…Ebay is your best friend…

11. The guys at the comic/video store know you and your friends on site.

12. You know that every Friday at the video store, all foreign movies are only a $1

13. You spend all your money on Fridays at said store…

14. You've actually went through a sizable amount of the video store's several hundred anime titles…

15. On your designated anime "nights" you and your friends are up till 5am to watch all the anime you've rented.

16. For these anime all nighters your group's signature drink is the "Heero Yuy" because it is the ultimate suicide…Mt. Dew, Red Mt. Dew, Storm (when it existed) Dr. Pepper and the secret ingredient….Pixy Stix Pixy Stix and More Pixy Stix (I think you get the idea)

17. Your computer isn't just a computer. It's a display stand for your collection of anime figures…

18. You have to move several figures to get to your answering machine…

19. You wish the Weib Kreuz would go after the school's "evil" counselors…

20. You wish Heero Yuy would go after the school's "evil" counselors…

21. You'll spend your 21st birthday, which is the 21st, sitting with friends watching anime… (who needs bars?)



More to Come later....