Yep, you guessed it; another Pic of the Week is up.
I went to the kickoff of a 10-week lecture series over at UCLA related to anime and manga. It would be interesting to take some of those classes, but I already know everything there is to know about anime and manga ^_^
A funny highlight of the 3 hour presentation was the part where Shimizu Shinji presented a list of reasons why the manga/anime One Piece was popular. There were three in particular which strained the use of the English language:
- It is a regular siege that takes place in a world of adventure & pirates full of adventure-like elements
- Attractive Characters
- The charm of analog
Now, I like One Piece, but I wouldn’t go so far as to say that the characters are attractive. Also, I am pretty sure they meant to say “The charming dialogue” for the last one I listed. If they did mean “analog,” then I apologize, and I will be sure to get out my LDs for the comeback of analog.
After that, we stopped by Gamers located near Pico and the 405. As I walked around, it seemed as if one of the girls working there was following me. Typically, girls avoid me, so it struck me as sort of odd. After a minute of pondering, I realized that they were simply making sure that I wasn’t going to partake in any five-finger discounts. I didn’t take it personally since I probably do look like a criminal. They looked pretty serious about it, so I thought I’d spice up their lives a little bit by purposely moving to parts of the store where they couldn’t see me. I played a sort of twisted version of hide-and-seek, ducking behind bookshelves, ducking down in the aisle, making brief eye contact like I had something to hide. I think I got two of them cautiously eyeing me for any suspicious activities.
Yeah, yeah, I know I’m evil. I don’t have to worry though, since nobody really reads this site anyway…