Am I too old for YouTube?


I see YouTube is suspending accounts left and right. Yes, yes we all know people are uploading copyrighted material which technically does not belong to them. I understand deleting the vids or their account etc. to correct this. My quibble isn’t directly with this. Its more an issue of what is replacing these vids. I began to notice more and more when I would visit YouTube there is some vid showing someone in some sexy pose with a vid and vid info whose whole purpose seemed to be to go into great detail about what makes the poster so sexy.

Or I would innocently put in some search term only to find myself looking at some vid of a very obese woman dancing or whatever. I mean I know companies want to protect their assets but personally I would rather see some kid’s homage to their favorite anime than some woman prancing around 1/2 dressed whether its the obese woman or the woman who thinks she is God’s gift to humanity. Just today I logged into my account for the first time in a couple of weeks and what do I see? There were thumbnails of a few featured vids. The very first one was some woman’s a@@ hanging out from the bottom of her way too short skirt. I suspect that even if I were gay this would not tempt me. As it is I just find it annoying.

We’ve also got about 1 million vids that some dingbat has put up about someone playing DDR. Usually its an overweight person but just the other day I stumbled upon a vid that someone had put up of a one legged man playing DDR. What the hell is so hilarious about watching a physically challenged person playing DDR? For that matter, whats so funny about a fat person playing DDR? We want kids to be more physically active but honestly why should they? They are probably scared they will wind up on a YouTube vid with a brilliant “fat kid playing DDR” as video info.

Am I just too old for YouTube? Is this what passes for humor these days? Is this what YouTube is striving for? Is this the kind of original content they want?

Please bring back the anime vids. The slashy vids. Just save me from another vid of some unfortunate person innocently having fun on a video game while some degenerate snickers in the background as they film the “hilarious” moment.

Drama but not Korean


Can I just say I love Heroes. What a breath of fresh air to get some science fiction on network TV. I was almost afraid to watch this show because I didn’t want to get invested in it and then have to deal with a quick cancellation, which is the fate of most scific shows (I’m still smarting from Harsh Realm – lasted all of 3 episodes!). It’s good to see that the American public has caught on to this show. I suppose the reason is that it can appeal to people on many different levels.

The writers have done a good job of keeping up the suspense from episode to episode. There are several stories going on at once and just when you are thinking “what’s the connection here?” the writers throw one at you and you have to digest it quickly because the actions is already moving on to the next scene. Case in point. Claire’s “adoption” into the family where we get to see that it was Hiro’s father who ordered this while in the background little Hiro plays.

Also the intent of the characters is being cleverly masked so that there have been several jaw dropping moments when someone we thought we had figured out turns into something unexpected. I think the main thing that has attracted such a wide audience is that it is at its core a human drama. Take away the super human abilities and you’ve got just regular people making regular choices and trying to live their life as best they can when something unexpected falls into their lap. From the police officer with marital problems to the protective father to the people struggling to find their place in this world, there is at least one character that everyone can identify with. We can also wonder how we would react if these things had happened to us. I’m sure many people have wished they could read someone’s mind, but is it really such a blessing? Not if you hear things you don’t want to hear.

I’m still trying to decide which power I would want.


Hmm. What to say?

This is a test of sorts to see of I have the where-with-all to actually update on a regular basis. My intent with this blog is to just have fun with it. This isn’t some sort of official review blog and I may not even stick to one subject. In fact I know for a fact that run on sentences are a weakness of mine. Apologies in advance to you grammar aficionados out there.

I hope to share reviews of things that strike my fancy which at the current time consists of Korean dramas, Japanese anime and manga and manhwa. Feel free to comment but not flame and as the title says, welcome!