Giga-Journal: Meme(?) Monday!

Giga-Journal: Meme(?) Monday!

Dying to Souls and Weaboo Games With Memes

By: Head WriterJustin Tafoya

 

Monday, Jan. 22nd

Dark Souls in a nutshell.

 Hello again, Giga-Friends! I hope you’re having a wonderful week, as it just started. . . Everyone where I work is still freaking out about inspections, as they normally do, so it becomes a bit stressful unfortunately.

 Thankfully for me a new season of anime started a couple weeks ago so I’ve got plenty to keep me happy. On another plus side, after finishing Bloodborne, I’ve finally started Dark Souls 3. With all my training from the past two Souls games and Bloodborne, I have only died like 5 times after the first four bosses! On the not so nice side, they were generally all because of invaders, all of them twinks. A twink, if you don’t know, is a term for someone who is insanely overpowered for their level and challenges newbies just to beat them. Fear not, though, for I can troll just as hard and have trolled the trolls that tried to troll my trolliness! Hell, David even kicked one off a building when he wasn’t looking. I only wish I’d been recording that beautiful moment. . . .

IS THAT A JOJO REFERENCE: the reference.

 On the weaboo side, I’ve been making more progress in my Neptunia library, starting from the first game, the remake of course. For anyone who played the original on the PS3, the remake is like a completely different game, from the story all the way to the item creation and battle systems. The voice acting in English, however, seems to be fairly phoned in as most of the cast takes a lot of incredulous lines and reads them as a highschool student would read a play manuscript. Now, don’t get me wrong, I absolutely adore all the English voice actors for these games, I blame the Directors completely for this. All in all, it’s a fun game and you can always play it with Japanese voices.

 

NOW ON TO ANIME!

 Last time I talked a bit about Violet Evergarden, something I’m extremely happy with already and I still highly recommend (Already). This time I want to talk about something not-so-great. I’ve finally picked up Citrus the “totally progressive” yuri anime that’s gotten a lot of notoriety through its manga. But, I just can’t see the appeal with how the anime is being handled.

Not the victim pinned down and trying to wriggle away? That’s not O.K.

 Since I’ll very likely be doing a review on it in the near future, probably this week, I’ll spare you the details. It’s just hard to take a yuri relationship seriously with attempted rape in the mix. And if you think I’m joking, pinning someone down and ripping their shirt off and trying to forcefully kiss them is attempted rape in my (and probably a lot of peoples’) book. Since the victim is somehow already in love, I have to chalk it up to Stockholm Syndrome now, because I can’t see it any other way with how the anime has progressed. I don’t consider myself a sensitive or empathetic person in any sense of the word, but I’d probably be a little upset if I thought this anime was trying to portray me and my struggles.

  Thankfully I’m not.

 For what it’s worth, I’ve heard the manga is better. But, don’t try to disguise the anime as something it’s not; it’s just bad.

  Anyway, that’s it for me today Giga-Friends. I hope you have a wonderful day and an even better week! -J.R

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