This WAS a gibberish self reflection that I felt like typing to let out my thoughts. Do not take it as me being upset, just puzzled.
UPDATE: I know very few people responded but it made me realize that my “spoiler bans” for shows like GG aren’t pointless. Fans come here because they want to discuss the ANIME versions. Next week the ban’s back. Hopefully the ones who are up to date will respect that. SPOILER WARNINGS/BANS aren’t as pointless as I thought. Still I won’t change my reflection here because it served a purpose.
When writing posts I ask myself when I cover a show that everyone but their grandmother is up to date with the source material, is it better to ask readers not to spoil what they read in said source when watching televised adaptations in the comments or let them freely talk about it? Makes me wonder what it is readers actually want. For some reason it worked well for Magical Girl Illya and SOMEHOW during the Nanoha Vivid coverage viewers were under control but when Gakkou Gurashi aired…I have no idea what they want with this one.
I still stand by my word that I will not read the manga until the show’s over because of my archaic style of enjoying shows without knowing anything about the source material. The few times I had seen the source and covered a televised adaptation, like my Neptunia TV coverage, it was not a big deal because the source material is simple and I kept any potential spoilers to a BARE minimum. The point I am making to myself is the question of what to do with the Gakkou Gurashi coverage going forward. Should I keep going, despite it losing the fun because almost everyone rushed to read it after episode 1, or stop? The less people I see that are interested the less reason I have to continue other than my “finish what I started” mentality with this show. It won’t be as fun but I guess I’ll keep covering GG since I can at least count on my fresh perspective providing oodles of surprises for myself…despite the commenters lacking my enthusiasm instead being focused on a “anime vs manga” approach, which I personally find dull…but some people enjoy that approach which is why I lifted the spoiler ban and gave them the freedom to discuss the show however they wished.
Frankly I hope this will not be a recurring trend in the future. Yes I want to entertain fans writing these episodics and engaging with them but in cases such as this…will I truly enjoy writing GG episodics? Should I stop (even though I don’t want to) and wait till the show ends and write a G-View? I dunno. Maybe I should change the format with this one and turn it into an “OG Reacts” thing rather than discussing events in the episode and what I got from them. Eh. Whatever happens, happens I guess…