Abandon vessel, shippers, as the show ended last week with Manami winning the war. Hard to dispute that result if she gets pregnant from all that hand holding, right? This is the Clannadman we're talking about after all...Who am I kidding? Manami didn’t win, and she is never going to. And the last thing I want is being reminded of that....
Imagine with me for a moment, folks, that you stumble upon a series that catches your attention. Little of it has been translated, as it is only in light novel and/or manga format for the time being, though it is slowly gaining ground in terms in popularity in Japan. Updates for it come once in a blue moon, though you adamantly follow the series with dedication despite the fact that the source material is light-years ahead of the translations.
Now imagine that the series has been suddenly added to those anime season guides on blogs you normally do not care about otherwise. You tent you fingers and go “Eeeeeeeeeeexcellent... Now maybe the translations will be churned out faster and I'll be able to actually discuss it with other fans!"
Nope. Instead of waiting for actual translations to be released, a sizeable portion of the new fanbase looks up spoilers for the upcoming episodes. While doing so is entirely within their right, they do so just to flaunt their "in-depth" knowledge over you despite having only watched the anime. Some even go to the extent of passing off that newly acquired knowledge as "speculation", which only serves to reinforce that false sense of superiority. You are now forced to choose between going back to avoiding discussion or dealing with having everything spoiled for you which you had so patiently waited a year for. In the end, you are left worst off than ever before as now you are unable to discuss it with ANYONE without some twat telling you that your predictions are wrong all because they have read summaries for a series that they never intended to follow in the first place.
That is what my entire experience with OreImo has been like so far. I usually have no problem with people who hop on the band wagon, but I think I can finally say for once that bandwagon-ers have legitimately ruined this series for me. And not in the usual "The fanbase is shit" kind of way.
To anyone that read the light novel summaries and then come waving your dick in my face: I hate you. So much.
P.S I am not actually mad over Manami losing.
P.P.S This was originally scheduled as last week's post, but got delayed due to unforeseen circumstances, like me being boned by my ISP