hate to love: stages of media acceptance

Stage 1, first watch/listen: wtf-smilie I.. hate this. I think? But for some reason, I’m still drawn to it. I’ll be open-minded.

Stage 2, once or twice more: wtf-smilie-2 …still don’t know ’bout this one…

Stage 3, a few more times: confused-smilie It’s growing on me. Hope no one else can see…

Stage 4, bunch more: cool-face-smilie You know what this is so bad it’s good, I’ll keep it! …hidden.

Stage 5, long time later: excited-smilie I legitimately love this, without irony or apology. Hey you! You gotta see this– you don’t love it too?! Pfft, plebe. Philistine. Profligate.

A few songs and bands wherein this one went through these stages:

(The latter two, this one found because they are the voice actresses for Kotori and Umi, respectively. How different they sound! And the first is from the superb band that made songs for Mirai Nikki, which are the only good things to come out of that anime.)

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Author: ma'habocath

ma'habocath knows some, tells much. ma'habocath knows few things others do. This one is a live-alone, full-time burger-flipper with an odd mind and too much to say. ma'hab always tries the best ma'hab can to keep up: • Chores • Bodybuilding and other health-nuttery • Japanese language studies • Culinary experimentation (see “other health-nuttery”) • Exploration of newfound spiritual territory • Exploration of my Self • Figuring out how to socialize well enough, mostly face-to-face • Backlogs: books, heavy metal, anime • Blogging, chatting, texting, and talking to whomever will listen about all of the above

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