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I’m Just Dere for the Music: Harem Elements in The Idolm@ster
This season at Sea Slugs, I’ve been covering the new Yamakan/Machida affair Wake Up, Girls!, an idol cartoon with a cynical, finger-wagging twist. I recently thought, boy, I’d probably appreciate this more if I knew what the “usual” idol cartoons were all about. As a bonus, I figured maybe I’d be able to foist my Actually Correct opinions on some folks in the never-ending War on Waifus. So I…
To put our faith in tangible goals would seem to be, at best, unwise. So we do not strive to be firemen, we do not strive to be bankers, nor policemen, nor doctors. WE STRIVE TO BE OURSELVES.
But don’t misunderstand me. I don’t mean that we can’t BE firemen, bankers, or doctors—but that we must make the goal conform to the individual, rather than make the individual conform to the goal. In every man, heredity and environment have combined to produce a creature of certain abilities and desires—including a deeply ingrained need to function in such a way that his life will be MEANINGFUL. A man has to BE something; he has to matter.
Maxistentialism: DISCOVERY: that the addition of "Harry" to almost any Plato quote makes it seem legitimately like a nugget of wisdom out...
"Death is not the worst that can happen to men, Harry."
"Harry, good actions give strength to ourselves and inspire good actions in others."
"He who commits injustice is ever made more wretched than he who suffers it, Harry."
"Harry, how can you prove whether at…