Okay, I cheated and this isn’t a post about an anime, but it’s a post about changes in my EXPERIENCE to anime. This just has to be the first of my 12 Days of Anime series, since its the most important anime-related thing to happen to me this year – heck, my whole life. Prior to this year, I didn’t have anyone to talk to with regards to anime, except on facebook with a few friends – who don’t watch anime as much as they used to in high school. Then I stumbled across a few anime blogs, followed some writers on twitter, and became a part of #SCCSAV.
Having people to talk to really changes the entire experience of watching anime, as you notice things you wouldn’t have noticed by yourself. It’s also fun to engage in speculation and anticipation, and share thoughts ideas and random fanwork. Being able to talk about it makes everything different, especially when the people in my college are lame -_-”
With SCCSAV (Standing Committee for the Coordination of Simultaneous Anime Viewing) also came the new experience of watching anime simultaneous with others on Skype, another awesome thing. I remember my first SCCSAV watch was with Vuc, watching the first two episodes of Haibane Renmei (oh right, I need to continue watching that). Another memorable watch was SDF Macross, with a group of us singing MAAAACCCCRRRROOOSSSSSSSSSSSSS completely out of sync XD now Weekend Cracktastic Mecha Fangirling is replaced with YOU GET TO BURNING Martian Successor Nadesico.
Of course, can’t have a SCCSAV post without mentioning Saturday Night Karaoke! First song I sung there was Complication, Durarara!’s second OP. Yes, I consider screaming anime songs at the top of your lungs to people in teamspeak to be a VALUABLE experience to anime =).
Also important? Late night pervchat on Twitter .
On a more serious note, Twitter and all you guys changed my life, and I’m extremely thankful.
Feel free to follow me @anya_fennec~