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musings of the enigmatic

May 1, 2008

“what do you think” introduction

Filed under: What do you think? — thenightsshadow @ 1:15 pm

This section will be called “What do you think?” While normally, blogs are meant to display an author’s opinion and have people reading it comment on the material, I want to make the experience two-way. I doubt that many anime bloggers have gone through an entire season without questions of sorts, and with this section, I want to put those questions in the open.

While some questions asked are trivial (Why does Suzu from Nagasarete Airantou act so childishly compared to the rest of the cast?), some are interesting (What’s the true meaning behind the name Lelouch and how it’s spelled in Kanji?), some are thought-provoking (If it’s true that Shinji could have possibly been properly raised from the perspective of Gendo, and yet to us Shinji definitely wasn’t, what are the ramifications for us parents that try our best to raise our children, without realizing that we might be in truth neglecting our children for our work or our social life?), and some are downright stupid (Duhr, why did YuTuBe take down Narootoe?).

Some people don’t know which of these categories it falls under if they are the ones asking the question. I am one such person. So, occasionally, I will ask a question and hopefully I’ll get a proper answer from you, the readers.

I would like to say it’ll be a monthly feature, but we all know how timelines go and all. So, while it should be around a month, don’t be surprised if it doesn’t show up.

2 Responses to ““what do you think” introduction”

  1. Michael Says:

    It’s a good idea investing in your readers. Sometimes blogs are unsuccessful because they undermine the intelligence of their own readers. This is a bad way to do stuff.

  2. nckl Says:

    I also think it’s a good idea. It’s more or less exactly like what ANN’s Answerman is doing with his column.

    I do have one word of advice though. The questions you pose above may be thought-provoking and interesting, but because some of them are so focused and series-specific (Geass, Eva,etc.), you might not get as much feedback and discussion as you may want. If you ask broader and more general questions like the one about parenting, more people can join in the discussion, which I think is what you’re trying to ultimately achieve right? Of course, the downside to broader / general questions is that it then basically becomes just like the aforementioned Anwerman column.

    Just my 2 cents.

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