We all have ‘em.
Shows, comic books, music, movies, and whatever, that we have shoved in our faces by so many people that we refuse to see them just on the principle of being so annoyed with the deal, that we hate it without even seeing it. The stuff may actually be a wonderful idea, but quite frankly, I am so sick of so many people telling me just how wonderful it is and how greatly it will change my freakin’ life that I vehemently refuse to even give it a chance just based on principle.
You have them too. Don’t lie. If you don’t then you must be a huge unopinionated sponge who goes along with whatever anyone else says. Now of course just because you like something doesn’t make you a sponge. Of course not, that’s utterly stupid to make that comment. But if you only like something because someone else says it’s great… You may have some other issues to deal with.
We’re not perfect. Sometime we’re judgmental, and because of this, we miss out on some wonderful stuff. But that doesn’t mean we were wrong for feeling that way… Just the opposite.
This is my list of stuff that quite frankly, I absolutely refuse to give a chance to, just on the principle of I’m frackin’ sick of people telling me how wonderful it is. The inner rebel in me would rather go without than join the mob. A few of them are as follows:
FIREFLY: I’m sorry, I do not give a crap how wonderful you think this show is. I don’t care how great you think Serenity is. I could give a crap less that you were sad that Book and Walsh died in the movie… Oh did I spoil that for you? BOO HOO! Look, I read Astonishing X-Men so I know that Joss Whedon is a good writer, so quit telling me how wonderful Firefly is. I’m not going to watch it and you cannot freakin’ make me!
STARGATE SG1: Siiiigh. You know, I liked the movie. And I have seen a few episodes, and I’ve seen a few episodes of Atlantis too. It’s a good show, I will admit it. But I am not going to pop down God know how much money to buy a bunch of box sets to watch a show that is the Science Fiction Equivalent of M.A.S.H. It’s a long freakin’ show, and quite frankly, asking me to sit down and watch an almost collective 15 seasons of Stargates is somewhat of an insult. Who the hell has that much free time? Well I don’t… I mean, if you enjoyed it from the beginning, that’s great. But don’t expect me to catch up.
INVADER ZIM: Uuuggh… Yes, I know about how strange Jhonen Vasquez is. I read Johnny the Homocidal Manic over TWELVE YEARS AGO! Please understand, that Jhonen was in the independent comic market selling his book to the average comic book geek, before you even discovered Kevin Smith. I know what Invader Zim is like. It’s just not my thing. It’s coolio that you like it… Respect that I do not. So please… Shut up about Gir. Let it go. The show is cancelled and it’s not coming back.
SIN CITY: Oh yeah! I went there! Understand that I do not dislike the work of Frank Miller and in fact you have no idea how much I freakin’ loved 300 and I cannot wait for the movie. And the comic style was unique for a while… Then that was all that was done. Sin City was interesting until you realized that everyone was a ninja hooker lesbian.
GUITAR HERO 2: No seriously. STFU. I don’t give a crap how fun it is. I’m not going to sit there in front of a television set with an overprice guitar shaped controller playing a 80’s hair band equivalent of DDR.
THE SIMS: Quote my friend Nik’s brother: “I hate my character in the Sims… And he’s ME!”
IPODS: Yeah, they’re SOOOOOO wonderful, MP3 playing pieces of crap. By the way, have I told you about my iPod Shuffle and how much I love it?
THE JAPANESE VERSION OF ANY ANIME OR MOVIE: Okay, I remember when I was younger and I had sat through the dub jobs of stuff like Dirty Pair and the early ADV stuff. Okay, back in those days… We had a reason to complain about things. The voice acting was done by only two people and it was horrible on a level that quite frankly you younger kids today do not comprehend. As annoying as you may think some of the voices are in today’s dubs… They’re Oscar contenting material compared to some of the atrocities I listened to when I was younger. And do not think it just lies with Anime. Hell no. I sat through The Ring. And I thought it sucked. Then a few people sat there and told me how I should see the Ringu, the original Japanese version, because it’s so much better. I did and I hated it more. I’ve decreed that the next person who tells me I have to see the Japanese version of any film to “truly understand it” is going to get a brick to the head. Just because it’s in a language that you do not understand doesn’t make it any better. If it’s good, then it speaks for itself… Otherwise… Crap is crap, no matter the language .
Like I said, I'm sure some of the stuff I mentioned are actually very good things (Ringu aside) but hey... None of us are perfect, right? Next week, I'll talk about some stuff that you should give a chance on. See ya in seven, kids!
You have no idea how incorrect you are. I said the exact same thing until I actually gave it a try.
Originally Posted by Machina
Mostly likely you are right, but I look at it this way.
I haven't see Clerks II either and the world didn't end because of it and I doubt it will. Guitar Hero 2 is probably similar.
Last edited by MachSabre; 01-12-2007 at 05:40 AM.