Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Celebrities, Reality TV and a rant in general.

I know that to some people this is a really touchy subject. Maybe I am not on the same wave-link as the rest of the planet; but what is the fascination with Celebrities? I mean, is it because they make oodles and oodles of money? Or simply the fact they are famous? I have always wondered this; I mean would you want someone prying into your life? Tearing apart your walls and revealing your dark hidden secrets? Do not get me wrong: I am not defending Celebrities. I believe they brought this on themselves, because they wanted to be head and shoulders above the rest of us. I just don't understand the fascination with it all.

'Reality' TV also makes my eyes roll and my brain shut-off. I don't know why everyone is making a big deal out of it. Supposedly there are no scripts but if you look at the ending credits, SURPRISE, SURPRISE there are writers doing work. Now let me ask you this: If its 'Reality' when why are there writers? I cant stand people who are glued to their television watching 'reality' TV or reading through magazines and tabloids checking up on their celebrity.

I shake my head at these things and wonder: Why? Why is there a need for something like this?

And thats why I'm glad I am an Otaku. the Anime I have seen have thousands of times more depth than 'reality' TV will ever have. I have seen characters struggle with who they are and the task that was set before them. Hayao Miyazaki's Spirited Away received an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. This is a sign that more and more people are starting to pay attention to Anime thinking, "wow...these stories and characters are incredible and likable." I hope that one day, people won't view Anime as 'Cartoons' because they are not.

3 comments:

Rach said...

I agree reality T.V is stupid....And it is funny how much people get into it. How I see it though, is getting obsessed with anything is a scary situation. Including Anime. (Sorry, I have to clue how to spell it) It still pulls you away from more important things in life...Family, friends, work...that whole thing. You know what I mean?

Jen said...

Sorry Ty, but she's right. people's facination with celebs = your facination with Anime.

Timmah said...

Anime is cool, being obsessed with it is LAME! Go outside and go hikeing with me you hoser!