Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Terrible Topics in Bed

Never ever broach these conversation topics before, after or while having sex with me.

1. Comics are for kids.

She: Comics are just for kids.

Me: On the contrary, I have read three English master's thesis on the subject. One, studies signifying in Neil Gaiman's Sandman Comics, another details themes and elements in Alan Moore's Watchmen while a third dissects V for Vendetta and its comparisons as well as extrapolation of the Thacherite Government.

Me: Now, Neil Gaiman's Sandman's wonderful story Hob's Leviathan in World's End, is an allusion to Hobbe's Leviathan, an observational critique on Governments...

2. Cartoons are just for kids

She: Cartoons are just for kids.

Me: I disagree. Cartoon, or animation (anime in Japan) is just a medium without bias. It is simply a conceptual representatiion of ideas like how Keanu Reeves and Kristen Stewart are supposed to represent the everyman and everywoman, except that the voice actors can actually act. By the way, short break, Twilight is for kids.

Me: Now on to themes and storylines. Some animations deal with deep psychological elements. Neon Genesis Evangelion, for example, is a bildungsroman, a coming of age story for the character Shinji Ikari, the character developments of which was nullified by crazy fanboys who forced director Hideaki Anno to do Evangelion: Air and Evangelion: Death and Rebirth, which are essentially two movies in one. On to Nadesico, which is a self-referrential self-parody that constantly breaks the foruth wall not via characters or dialogues, but through its entire plotlines and story...

Amir Hafizi - educating sluts and floozies since erm, since birth! Yeah, that's right.