I had several ideas for mini-topics, that weren’t enough for a full article, so I thought I did this in a quick-hit, omnibus style. Let’s do it!

(A reminder: This is part of my 12 Days of AniTAY 2018. Big thanks to Zarnyx for suggesting to go ahead and do it in mainline-TAY, and RedStripe118 for putting me on to the 12 Days of Anime idea in the first place.)

You’re really gonna do it this way, huh?

Yes I am.

Alright, then let’s start with a classic: Subs or Dubs?

Mostly subs. Not necessarily because they’re ‘superior’, though. For me, it’s in large part, which version I see first. For instance, I can’t watch Cowboy Bebop or Samurai Champloo as a sub, cuz for me, the dub is *it*. Also cuz Steve Blum kicks ass. Other series that I watched first as subs, I’ll sometimes do a re-watch in the dub if I can to try and appreciate more when I don’t have to keep reading things. But that can be tricky - while some series, like Sword Art Online, I can handle, in others such as Full Metal Alchemist and Space Patrol Luluco, I can’t do it because the main characters don’t sound ‘right’ (in both of these examples, they sound too mature for the character). My general opinion though is, whatever floats your boat.

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You posted already about anime themes. Is it true you have a whole bunch of them on your playlist?

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Yes.

So, does that mean you like J-pop and similar?

Outside of said anime themes, no, not really. I guess I don’t *dislike* it any more than any other pop music, I just think for me, the anime themes kinda get by based on their association with shows that I like.

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But you liked Re:Zero. Why don’t you have any of those themes on your list?

Honestly? Cuz since they didn’t run them like half the time, I can’t remember any of them!

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Okay, whatever. Moving on, you’ve gotten into the Fate series recently, correct?

Yup. I’ve seen the original Fate/Stay Night, Fate/Zero, Fate/Apocrypha, Fate/Extra, and I’m working on Unlimited Blade Works. I’ve also seen Carnival Phantasm and Emiya’s Kitchen.

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So, what’s it all about? Can you explain it to me?

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Uhhh... not in a “quick hit”. Waifu wars personified, maybe?

Fine then, who’s your waifu? Rin, Saber, or Sakura?

I dunno. Rin, maybe. But ponytail Rin is best Rin, not twin-tails.

Moving on: Bear sleeping bag?

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Bear sleeping bag.

You really wish that PECO from New Game!! was a real game, don’t you?

Damn right I do.

To moe, or not to moe, that is the question.

To moe.

Speaking of YouTube, how about that AMV that convinced you to watch Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet?

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Yeah, I liked that one.

How’s your anime collection look anyway?

Well, I’ve got 33 Blu-rays and DVDs, although there’s a couple of repeats in those. The story of my life, I need more media storage. Probably gonna have to look into another shelving unit after Christmas.

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But don’t you stream?

Sure, I like streaming. I watch most stuff streaming. But I also like having physical media for my favorites. Fortunately, the high prices help keep me from getting too crazy.

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If you could have one piece of furniture from anime right now, what would it be?

Definitely a kotatsu. My back would hate sitting on the floor, but just having your legs tucked under a table with a heater... sounds so great.

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I think we’re done here. How do you think this went?