Jump to content



Toggle shoutbox Shoutbox Open the Shoutbox in a popup

@  xcrash1998 : (30 November 2019 - 11:07 PM) New fictional holiday "Index Day"
@  Fire Blazer : (28 November 2019 - 08:52 PM) yeah just guest bots and stuff I think :( we really were active once upon a time though...
@  kirant : (26 November 2019 - 03:48 PM) No invasion. I imagine a lot of guest bots visiting for indexing purposes.
@  xcrash1998 : (26 November 2019 - 02:15 PM) How is most people online at 959 for the 8th of October of this year? Is that right? Did I miss something or was there somekind of spambot invasion?
@  xcrash1998 : (26 November 2019 - 02:06 PM) I know what you mean, it gets awkard to post something unrelated to the current conversation, and even if somebody picks up on it, it would just become a huge mess in the c hatbox if a multitude of groups talk about different topics.
@  Fire Blazer : (10 November 2019 - 11:45 PM) especially better imo if you want to update on a topic but like only occasionally (e.g. a project you're working on or a let's play of a game)
@  Fire Blazer : (10 November 2019 - 11:44 PM) it's hard for me to explain precisely why but forums just like work better for meaningful discussion over a longer period of time ig
@  Fire Blazer : (10 November 2019 - 11:44 PM) but that's def just not hte same ig, idk
@  Fire Blazer : (10 November 2019 - 11:44 PM) yeah, you can also kind of respond at your own pace on forums. Discord conversations are often like... it's awkward to respond to something that happened a while ago, especially if the server is active, but even just in general. since you sort of need to keep track of multiple conversations at once at times, and it's not like it has a good reply/quote system ala forums, closest thing really is to copy/paste or screenshot the text you're responding to and then type a response below
@  Elwood : (09 November 2019 - 11:29 AM) Adding on to what's been said, I just enjoy the order and structure of the forums. You can look through the threads and know exactly what people are talking about. Conversation get lost and buried on discord which is why I'm not a big fan of it.
@  kirant : (06 November 2019 - 05:31 AM) I enjoy that part of forums too. They become niche communities where you can have very specialized conversations as opposed to the cluttered mess in Discord.
@  Ezra : (31 October 2019 - 01:17 AM) Yeah, part of me wishes I could go back to the times forums were more prevalent. I really enjoyed how even several different forums based off the same franchise could feel so different. It's not like what we now is bad though, I just feel nostalgic for old times.
@  Fire Blazer : (30 October 2019 - 06:39 AM) also forums in general are just not as prevalent, there are so many other ways to interact these days, like Twitter, FB, Tumblr, etc., where you can just throw your thoughts into the void. I think that's the real issue and that the only people rly interested in forums these days are either super dedicated to whatever they're about, have a specific reason/need to (e.g. support forums), or grew up with them and are thus attached to the idea enough to continue to try and use them (this was kinda me for a while lol but things happen, I couldn't keep it up forever)
@  Fire Blazer : (30 October 2019 - 06:36 AM) I've posted on SF for various reasons ofc but in terms of like making friends and stuff it's p. much just been smaller groups/forums, yeah. mainly FES
@  Elwood : (27 October 2019 - 10:08 PM) Only reason I'm even on Serenes was because I had hacking questions. @Ezra yeah I figured it must be an age thing. I've been called an old man by many a child because I use Facebook.
@  kirant : (26 October 2019 - 09:39 PM) It's strange. I don't think I've ever posted on Serenes...period. I've always been a fan of smaller forums.
@  Ezra : (26 October 2019 - 05:49 AM) I think it's because a lot of newer FE players didn't frequent forums growing up. And those that do probably end up on Serenes.
@  Elwood : (25 October 2019 - 07:30 AM) I would love to revitalize this place I'm just not sure how that would be done. I mean with how main stream FE seems to have become I'm honestly surprised we don't have more members.
@  Fire Blazer : (21 October 2019 - 08:04 PM) tfw u not coming here results in not seeing a PM from last month T_T ok gonna try and check at least every couple weeks now even if there's nothing here, lol...
@  Fire Blazer : (21 October 2019 - 07:54 PM) I come here almost never because I've fallen out of habit and basically just accepted the forums are dead :( it's neat you come here every day tho

Photo

Post-Anime Depression


  • Please log in to reply
14 replies to this topic

#1 Fire Blazer

Fire Blazer

    You ready?

  • Creator
  • 12,103 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:U.S.A.
  • Interests:Too many to list. =P

Posted 13 December 2013 - 05:20 AM

I know other people out there have suffered it. The term "Post-Anime Depression", coined so because people sometimes get depressed after finishing an anime--they get sad the characters' story is over, often times said characters separate and it feels like those bonds are perhaps broken or lost or there's just a sense of sadness that the show is over, that you can't watch them or be apart of it anymore or whatever.

Why do you think people suffer from post-anime depression? It's nothing to be ashamed of, IMO--it just means you become attached to the show and it was probably a good show or at least a show suited to you if that's the case. Just don't let it get ahold of you too long--that can be bad.

I've suffered it after watching Dragonball Z, Code Geass, Sword Art Online, and The Pet Girl of Sakurasou. Without getting into too much detail, what usually hits me is the sense of comraderie--a long-lasting friendship built over the course of the show. It's sad to see the characters go. I want to see them interact with each other and have more fun. In pretty much all instances, that was the case--however, I'd say Code Geass was more than that. While the student council definitely had its bonds, it was naturally also sad to see certain characters die, and when you compare the cast at the beginning of the show to the end, it's changed so much it really does kind of hurt.

One thing I like to think in this case, especially to anyone who think it's silly... is that though characters in a show might be fake, just as actors in reality TV shows are, in their fake world, they're real. And to enjoy the show you need to invest yourself into the world and the characters and imagine them as real. In some shows that's really hard, especially if the show itself doesn't take it seriously enough, but in others it's easy to feel the weight of people's lives... and deaths.

Aside from all that, what do you do to deal with PAD? A lot of people say "watch another anime" but an endless chain of PAD is kind of lame, lol. I like to dwell on it a little but that usually hurts me since it distracts me from real-life, silly as it is. And it definitely gets to me a bit. Doing other stuff helps, as does just keeping yourself busy with totally unrelated things, and I found doing exercise helped a little as well. ohmy.gif

Bblazer2.png

Signature thanks to Shu.


#2 kirant

kirant

    I won't go until it's over

  • Staff
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,420 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 13 December 2013 - 07:53 AM

QUOTE (Blazer @ Dec 12 2013, 10:20 PM)
Why do you think people suffer from post-anime depression? It's nothing to be ashamed of, IMO--it just means you become attached to the show and it was probably a good show or at least a show suited to you if that's the case. Just don't let it get ahold of you too long--that can be bad.

It's the same with any show or long series. I know a couple people who were bummed after the Breaking Bad finale. I don't imagine this is something unique to anime, but to most long running series. When you're used to tuning in every [pick your day] night to see a character to out and do something, you'll lose something if you're emotionally invested.

QUOTE (Blazer @ Dec 12 2013, 10:20 PM)
Aside from all that, what do you do to deal with PAD?

I come up with new stories. No, seriously. If I'm so invested that I want these characters to continue their adventures, I generally know them well enough to create small adventures in my head.

RedBlue.png
Shameless Self-Plug - Updated May 30 - A Letter to a Younger Me – Anime Edition


#3 Fire Blazer

Fire Blazer

    You ready?

  • Creator
  • 12,103 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:U.S.A.
  • Interests:Too many to list. =P

Posted 13 December 2013 - 06:29 PM

Yeah I can see that, I just can't become as attached to characters that look like real people who I know are being acted by real people who will probably star in some other shows... sure, voice actors exist too, but I don't recognize most voice actors, so it's not as big a problem.

That being said the language barrier definitely also hurts my ability to become attached to characters lol, and though I won't rant too much about it, reality shows and anime both have their strengths/weaknesses

That's definitely one way to do it, I know plenty of people create fanfics or express theirselves through other ways, unfortunately if it's not canon I just don't feel it's right and I can't take it seriously or whatever, it's not my story and I don't feel I have the control to just change things or extend it or whatever, not to mention it's not like I can actually create new animation... so that solution just doesn't work for me for personal reasons, but I can totally see why people do it and I think it's cool if someone likes a show so much they're willing to not just throw it away as soon as they're done. ohmy.gif

Bblazer2.png

Signature thanks to Shu.


#4 Mercurius

Mercurius

    Ars est celare artem

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,408 posts
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Interests:Digital art, idealistic stories, MMOs, SRPGs, hunting games, FAAAAAAAAAAABULOUS-ness, and staying out of the social order.

Posted 13 December 2013 - 06:40 PM

unless you count "I wish this had more episodes/a second season" as post-anime depression(that lasts for like 3 days max without anyone else reminding you) I don't think I have to deal with it

but usually for the former I go on fanart saving binges and get more disappointed seeing a lack of fanart to a show (or get overwhelmed by the sheer amount for some...like Madoka Magica, which made me limit my saving only to very specific appearances of characters)

I believe in judgment of humans through their judgment of fiction, for nothing else tells better of their disposition freed from apprehension.


#5 Fire Blazer

Fire Blazer

    You ready?

  • Creator
  • 12,103 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:U.S.A.
  • Interests:Too many to list. =P

Posted 13 December 2013 - 08:28 PM

Haha I don't save any images of anime except for a VERY rare wallpaper or something, and even then that's like a once-a-year thing, I had the same TWEWY wallpaper for ages lol, right now I happen to have an SAO wallpaper but honestly I hardly pay any attention to it so yeah

but yeah pretty much feeling bad about it being over and wishing there was more, that's the basis of PAD I'd say, it's not like "i'm going to kill myself now that this show is over", it's just feeling bad that the show is over and you won't see the characters anymore or whatever, and just an influx of emotion in general from your memories with watching the show and what happened in it and stuff (e.g. sad flashbacks at the end of a show can really stir one up lol, or maybe it's just me I'm a total crybaby tongue.gif)

Bblazer2.png

Signature thanks to Shu.


#6 Mercurius

Mercurius

    Ars est celare artem

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,408 posts
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Interests:Digital art, idealistic stories, MMOs, SRPGs, hunting games, FAAAAAAAAAAABULOUS-ness, and staying out of the social order.

Posted 13 December 2013 - 09:53 PM

for the record, i'm still having PAD in a certain way after completing Sword Art Online (while it was running from the first episode to the last)

mostly because
1:I'm reading the (still unfinished) novel of it so I have a reminder
2:It's outright unreasonable for them to not make a second season at least with the amount of ¥cha-ching¥ it gets them (which is why I keep thinking...WHY HASN'T A SECOND SEASON EVEN BEEN ANNOUNCED YET)

oh and because I really

reeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaally want to see longhair kirito animated

I believe in judgment of humans through their judgment of fiction, for nothing else tells better of their disposition freed from apprehension.


#7 Fire Blazer

Fire Blazer

    You ready?

  • Creator
  • 12,103 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:U.S.A.
  • Interests:Too many to list. =P

Posted 14 December 2013 - 12:30 AM

Haha yeah SAO is definitely profitable, we might see one eventually, there's a new OVA or something coming soon, perhaps they're just shaky on how successful it will be given the content, from what I've heard/seen as SAO goes on it gets less and less likeable or something, honestly it's a little silly to call the whole thing SAO when they move out of SAO after the first Aincrad arc or w/e IMO but meh

I'm not into reading so I can't be bothered to read the light novel... even if it's of something I like, reading is just too dull. I can't even read the things I write myself half the time lol

Bblazer2.png

Signature thanks to Shu.


#8 Mercurius

Mercurius

    Ars est celare artem

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,408 posts
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Interests:Digital art, idealistic stories, MMOs, SRPGs, hunting games, FAAAAAAAAAAABULOUS-ness, and staying out of the social order.

Posted 14 December 2013 - 12:53 AM

QUOTE
from what I've heard/seen as SAO goes on it gets less and less likeable or something,

I don't agree with that, unless this is talking about anime-only watchers or something. (I wouldn't say it gets better either, though. Well other than new character designs, those are always fun.)

QUOTE
honestly it's a little silly to call the whole thing SAO when they move out of SAO after the first Aincrad arc or w/e IMO but meh

Sword Art Online(the MMO) is relevant in every arc, at least. It's not as bad as like...A Certain Magical Index, which has Index become almost completely irrelevant a lot of the time...

I believe in judgment of humans through their judgment of fiction, for nothing else tells better of their disposition freed from apprehension.


#9 arimibn

arimibn

    The Darkslayer

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,386 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:My body lies in Georgia...but my mind lives in Arthias.
  • Interests:I like Fire Emblem...Er...Legend Of Zelda...RPG's are a fav...er...Hmm...Just ask me if I like stuff!

Posted 14 December 2013 - 03:24 AM

My first ever experience of Post Anime Depression was with Lucky Star. Why Lucky Star? It was the first anime I'd ever fininshed. It was the first anime I'd EVER watched every single episode of. And considering that every single weekend I would just watch Lucky Star all day, I became REALLY attached to the show. Like. I can't even describe how I felt when I finished episode 24, went to click the next episode, and realized...there wasn't one. That depressed the HECK out of me.

And ya gotta understand. I was going through a really rough phase of my life. So watching Lucky Star was like seeing my good friends after a really tough week.

And well, realizing that it was...over. Well...that really depressed me.

I spent all morning that Saturday looking for "episode 25". And when I couldn't find me, it was as if my friends had gone missing. I couldn't see them anymore.

I was so sad that I just laid on my bed, stared at the ceiling, and cried for like....2 hours. Lol

Since Lucky Star's end, I've had other animes give me PAD, but it's never been as bad. Lol

Other animes that gave me PAD were

School Rumble(This one did get me pretty bad though)
Sonic X
GJ-bu
SMBZ
Powerpuff Girls Z
The Original Yugioh
Yugioh 5Ds
Yu Yu Hakusho (This was the Manga Though)
Murder Princess (SIX FREAKING EPISODES IS TOO DAMN SHORT)
"You'll never forgive me? Like I give a damn."
"You got a jacked up notion of fair play pal...and it's beginning to piss me off."
"Though a fight every now and again does make life a little more interesting...dontcha think?"
Posted Image
^ This isn't dead, I swear!
Most of my closest friends have qualities that I despise. But I love them all regardless of their faults.
"Why are we trying to narrow God's mercy? I didn't realize there was a limit to how many people could go to heaven."

This will not be removed until I finish my Sprite Series. Arim and AJ VS The World Started December 19, 2013 (I actually still haven't given up on this! XD)

This will not be removed until The Demon Invasion is finished. Started December 19, 2013 (Hue)

3DS Friend Code 0834 - 1057 - 3616

#10 Mercurius

Mercurius

    Ars est celare artem

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,408 posts
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Interests:Digital art, idealistic stories, MMOs, SRPGs, hunting games, FAAAAAAAAAAABULOUS-ness, and staying out of the social order.

Posted 14 December 2013 - 03:47 AM

A Lucky Star OVA was released a while ago, if you didn't know.

I believe in judgment of humans through their judgment of fiction, for nothing else tells better of their disposition freed from apprehension.


#11 Fire Blazer

Fire Blazer

    You ready?

  • Creator
  • 12,103 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:U.S.A.
  • Interests:Too many to list. =P

Posted 14 December 2013 - 06:02 AM

QUOTE
SMBZ


you mean the flash thing? does that even qualify as an anime? come on Arim lol

Bblazer2.png

Signature thanks to Shu.


#12 Fujisaki

Fujisaki

    Tipping the scales

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 77 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Tellius
  • Interests:video games
    tumblr
    art

Posted 14 December 2013 - 03:50 PM

Oh Post-Anime Depression,
How I despise thee~

I just finished watching Dangan Ronpa and loved it.
I'm still depressed about many aspects of it though. :c

Other Anime that I am still depressed over:
1. Dangan Ronpa
2. Clannad/AfterStory
3. DN Angel
4. Death Note
5. Code Geass
6. The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
“My lady, I may never take my eyes off you again! ...Unless I'm about to run into a wall.”
"Have we chanced upon the forbidden sanctuary of the bikini tribe?!"

#13 Fire Blazer

Fire Blazer

    You ready?

  • Creator
  • 12,103 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:U.S.A.
  • Interests:Too many to list. =P

Posted 14 December 2013 - 10:17 PM

Code Geass and Death Note I can kinda see though I think CG was worse because I felt the bonds in that were stronger and the deaths were more dramatic...

might have to look into this "Dangan Ronpa" thing, though I wish people would name their manga and anime better, don't you want people to read it/realize people like me will totally judge it based off the name? sheesh >_>

Bblazer2.png

Signature thanks to Shu.


#14 Cero

Cero

    U wot m8?

  • Global Moderators
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,274 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Interests:Games and such. Anime and other stuff.

Posted 15 December 2013 - 11:41 PM

I like to refer to PAD as "The Void" seeing as how this can happen in any medium.

I remember feeling this hard after finishing Dragon Ball Z, Wlcome to the NHK, and Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou.

Oh and Blazer about Dangan Ronpa I recommend either watching or playing the game over the anime since the anime is pretty rushed. But I do recommend it.

Posted Image

 

Posted Image         Posted Image


#15 Mercurius

Mercurius

    Ars est celare artem

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,408 posts
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Interests:Digital art, idealistic stories, MMOs, SRPGs, hunting games, FAAAAAAAAAAABULOUS-ness, and staying out of the social order.

Posted 16 December 2013 - 12:04 AM

QUOTE
might have to look into this "Dangan Ronpa" thing, though I wish people would name their manga and anime better, don't you want people to read it/realize people like me will totally judge it based off the name? sheesh >_>

what assumptions are you even making looking at the name

I believe in judgment of humans through their judgment of fiction, for nothing else tells better of their disposition freed from apprehension.





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users