Enjoy anime, manga, comics, Smiling Friends, OneyPlays, Internet Historian, V-Tubers, J-pop, K-pop, C-pop, modern instrumentals, bangers and bops, Archer, documentaries on interesting facts, YouTube content, Twitch, gaming, comedy over murder, and shows that most people in their young adult years watch?
I’ve realized older people in my age group prefer: crime, murder, drama, country music, Fox news, and churchy stuff.
I don’t even like the news. I don’t mind a moderate podcast like Breaking Points but even that is rare.
I’m realizing more and more I’m not like an older person. I’m not even like a boomer. I was thinking this over after a V-Tuber I watch commented on something I wrote in their chat. It was so random. She spoke over learning styles and how sounds bothered her in school. I wrote, “my daughter has the same problem.” My daughter had to wear headphones in school to keep out the dissonant noise.
And then she said, “OH MY GOD, THERE ARE PARENTS HEEEEERREEEE?!?!?!”
I have anxiety as it is, and didn’t expect such a random comment to be noticed. Nobody notices what people write in the chat and I try not to write anything because of said anxiety but I just did because it was so relatable and reminded me of my Sarah.
[OH, on a side note: my little girl is getting married next month. I’m sooooo excited and happy for her. She’s such an amazing and beautiful person. I know she has lived with her beau for over 12 years and so, it was expected.
I’m just so happy for her and gushed when she told me about how he proposed. It’s really sweet.
She’s marrying her best friend and that’s the best I can hope for either of my kids.
See her over there in the photo? She’s so lovely and bright.]
Anyway, back to this:
I listened to the V-Tuber go on a bit more and then left the stream.
I felt… I didn’t belong there.
Where do I belong? I’m not trying to be pathetic (despite me being just that) but wondering and questioning the void here.
Question 1: When are you too old to enjoy content created in the more modern formats? Anime? V-tubers? Modern music? Gaming? The new variety and late night talk show hosts of our era?
I mean, I guess older people do like K-Drama too. Or, it wouldn’t be so popular on Netflix – where binging grew up.
I read that right now Netflix is really grabbing up foreign, International and Korean dramas to help out their numbers. Everyone is onto the bad, generic writing of American television and movies. My mom watches those shows and I’m pretty sure I keep watching the same story with slightly changed variations of character and plot. Overall, its all the same.
This is only my opinion.
After I left the chat I realized I should have written, “V-tubers are the only quality live content on these days; of course, I’m gonna be here! 😀 “
But I didn’t.
TV shows are dead. They have all become so generic and similar. There is also so much gratuitous violence.
I’m not against violence or murder, or any bit of criminal act if it pertains to the story. I just don’t get why they seem to really take their time on slowly showing the violence? So, so graphically depicting every bit of sound, and blood, and gory detail. And then they complain about sex. One is natural and one is not natural. But that’s a whole ‘nother blog.
Whoa, maybe I am old? Maybe this is part of me being old and not the other way around. Maybe young people love gratuitous violence?
I’ve fallen into a conundrum.
Question 2: Do you like gratuitous violence and gore if you are a young person reading this?
When I’m with people in my age group at my mom’s lady’s lunches, I have no common interests. They talk about their houses, medical issues, pains and complaints, what they hate, and about life that many call “normie” life.
I realize, and I’ve realized this a long time, “I’m far from normal.”
When I work in the dining area at my mom’s place on my comp – since I work many hours remotely – in the background my mother is watching another crime drama or mystery show and I have my headphones on listening to the most recent zatsudan, or J-pop, or J-rock, or just music in general.
(Right now, I’m listening to Millie Parfait’s Drunk Unarchived Karaoke. Let me know if you caught it in the comments – it was great!)
I listen to C-pop and K-pop too. I’ll listen to other International types of music or instrumentals. Mostly, I am always listening to music.
At night, I watch YouTube or Twitch with my son and we chat. We talk over philosophy, life, current events, and what’s new in the world and gaming. We talk about the latest happenings in anime and what is coming out in the new anime season. We talk over what new music this person put out or that person who are usually Japanese or V-Tubers.
We are not “normies.” Are we: Weebs? Otakus? Dorks? Nerds?
I’m pretty much a person with the taste of a 30-something year-old. I almost wrote “mind of a 30-something-year-old” but I’m losing my mind and I’m not very quick on the uptake. So, my mind is not young but I am young at heart and in watching V-Tubers.
Because they are the only good content out there right now.
Thank you for reading and you do you. No worries if you’re a normie. Life is made up of normies and non-normies and whatever that guy over there is…. but we don’t talk about him.
I hope you all have a wonderful life of searching and seeking, and finding what you love.
Love you Gracie! 🙂 ❤
Oh wait, some good music from the V-Tubing world. This is a Patterns song covered by MewHorizon and featuring Kazari Tayu:
This is such a good MV. I think this is my favorite MV for this song. Mew is quickly becoming a voice I truly appreciate.