Anime is such a demanding hobby in comparison to other things. Catching up with easily 10 airing shows every week, plus continually chipping away at one's backlog. /v/ has it fucking easy.
Are there any hobbies more demanding than anime?
It's not so bad. It's just that most of us here procrastinate on watching it too much, to the point where you have 9+ hours of show logged for one day. /v/ isn't any better off, I'd say they're worst, especially those that are total completionists. /lit/ and /tv/ probably have it pretty bad off as well.
Staying in shape?
Do some push-ups, fattie.
Reading books are pretty easy.
Slow to release, and if you read fast you're set.
Do you even lift?
I really can't think of one, watching anime is quite difficult.
I would have to watch series at 2.0x speed to catch up on anything in any reasonable amount of time, how do you guys keep up?
/mu/ as well, since listening to an album can take an hour or so, and having to keep up with all the releases would probably suck ass.
>spending an hour a day sitting on your ass watching TV is a demanding hobby
>a demanding hobby
Are you joking? Your average anime episode is 20-25 minutes long. That's 3 eps an hour. And you can do other shit while watching it if you're not that engaged by the show. And most of the time the writing for any given show is going to be shit so brain activity isn't really a requirement. It's not a demanding hobby in the least.
I'm a NEET and I felt stressed out this week from trying to figure out what shows to watch. I might drop some.
>sitting down to listen to an album is tedious
Do you even drive? How do you like music and not know how to listen to it?
Yeah but with music, you can do tons of other stuff at the same time.
How can you pay attention to the story if you're doing something else?
Being a buyfag hurts in many ways.
>How can you pay attention to the story if you're doing something else?
It depends on what that something else is and whether there is really much of a story to pay attention to in the first place.
/mu/ has it the easiest actually. Keeping up with new releases and giving them a listen is easy, as there's only so many albums worth giving a damn released each week
>not taking your time to listen while doing nothing
>there's only so many albums worth giving a damn released each week
There's only so many shows worth giving a damn released each season too.
But I get your point, since listening to music is a far more passive activity than watching a show.
Oh, I browse the internet while listening, but sometimes I can't. For instance, I can't read anything while listening to music, or I have to pause it, and sometimes I like to concentrate on the songs I'm listening to. I mean, I have 10,000+ songs on my computer right now, and I don't know the words to the vast majority because I'm usually not focusing completely on the songs while I listen, which kind of takes away from it.
I dunno, I like everything, so I listen to everything, and it leads to wanting to listen to everything I possibly can.
Seriously, the only demanding part this has is picking subgroups and setting up your RSS feeds when the new season begins. Once that's done all you have to do is press the play button and sit watch.
It's only demanding if you autistically feel that you absolutely must watch everything that comes out. I watch a lot, but I'm not afraid to drop something if I just don't have the time to watch it.
no one forces you to watch 10 shows per season if you don't enjoy it
It's the 2000 years worth of backlog that make it a problem.
>Lifting is hard
Do you faggots even suplement?
Supplements don't make 45lb plates weigh less than 45lbs.
You say that like it's a lot.
Fucking Thursday doe
Anime is only a demanding hobby if you take it seriously, which nobody on /a/ does or at least very few people. For starters if you don't speak nip you're disqualified.
>far more passive activity
Depends, I take lots of walks while actively listening to stuff.
my backlog is about 15gb, all compressed in .rar
>not having music on all the time when at home or in your car
You are a pleb to end all plebs. Why do you even listen to music?
maybe you should develop some taste so you only have to watch one or two shows a season.
>don't hit pause
and you're done
If you don't enjoy it, it's not a hobby anymore. It's just a compulsion. Take a break.
>I take lots of walks while actively listening to stuff.
Right, but do you watch anime while taking walks? Watching a show generally demands far more of your attention than listening to music.
It just feels like that at the beginning of the season. You end up dropping a few of those shows at the two episode mark.
This season is particularly bad because of the raft of strong 2cours left over from last season.
This is why every thread is filled with people who ask stupid questions and complain about shit that the show addresses.
Making 2D real.
Right? Even 20 isn't really a lot; I consider that good pace for a season. Over 25, that's getting into 'a lot' territory.
Don't forget about making music
Pretty much this. Blasting anime songs while returning from the gym feels great.
>sit your ass
>stay there for 20 minutes
Yeah, I can barely handle the mental exhaustion.
the difference between anime and music, is that you can listen to music whenever you're doing an activity that doesn't require you listening to someone or something specific. Basically, if your ears are free, you can listen to music. This means that you can listen to it at home, at work, outside, while doing a chore, working alone, studying etc
>only 20 minutes
Try 10+ hours
anime is babby-tier in terms of dedication needed.
watched 4 episodes of birdy: the mighty during the morning and i'll watch at least 2-3 more before i go to bed; that's half of the first season in one day.
all other hobbies i can think of are more demanding: gaming, reading, working out...
>sitting still and watching a screen
What the fuck? Stop bullshitting around on /a/ all day and you'll be amazed at what you can get done.
But lets be honest here, a lot of shows barely have any noteworthy plot to speak of. G Gundam for example which I hated I just let play in the background while playing video games. I didn't really miss anything since everything was explained through expository dialogue.
Maybe you should watch less shows. /v/ has it easy because they don't play ten fucking video games every week, at most you'll play 3 or 4 but not for a long time. Usually you would have just a main game to play and sink into.
Not everyone speaks moon, though; most of us have to read subs.
>a lot of shows barely have any noteworthy plot to speak of.
And people still manage to miss things in every fucking show.
>which I hated
>I just let play in the background while playing video games
People like you make this board a worse place.
20-30 years ago it was a demanding and expensive hobby. Now it's cheap and easy as fuck.
Watching various shows per season has nothing to do with taste. You can watch and enjoy something that's bad and recognize it's bad. All that matters is that you're actually having fun while watching it.
Those who think they have "taste" because they only watch a couple shows per season and look down on those who don't do the same are the worst kind of people. There's no downside to watching a lot of shows as long as you have enough time to do so.
And if you only want to watch two or three because you don't enjoy the others, then that's fine too.
Anime isn't very demanding for me. I work in a kitchen retail store and we only get around 5-10 customers the whole day, I just sit there and watch animu all day, occasionally pausing and turning off the display when somebody comes in.
Iunno about working out, I lift five days a week about 1 and a half hour a day, and yet to keep up with animus I have to spend three hours a day watching.
True, but I was only pointing out that listening to music is not a passive activity for some.
And well, don't really want to sound pretentious now, but there can be a lot more "deep" (be it any form of avant-gardism or unconventionality) aspect to music
A 12 episode anime series only takes somewhere between 4 - 6 hours. I'd like to believe people spend more time than that on the average video game. Plus, you're actively controlling the game while you can passively watch anime.
If anything, anime and video games are some of the least demanding hobbies. Unless you pay for them, but that's demanding in another way.
/v/ has it easy because games are getting less and less worth playing
What's the point of watching something you're not paying attention to?
>and yet to keep up with animus I have to spend three hours a day watching.
Bullshit. You'd have to be watching fifty shows at once to need three hours per day.
>/v/ has it easy because games are getting less and less worth playing
Maybe you should git gud
Anime are getting less worth watching. Unless you plan to watch every single 'cute girl' that comes out and pick a new waifu every season. Seriously, bandwagon waifufags are scum.
Buyfagging is a pretty demanding hobby. It's true what they say, it's a slippery slope.
"I'll just buy this one figure because I really like the look of it and I enjoy the show"
"Heh, why not get a second figure, the other one looks lame on its own"
>A few months later
"PREORDERS FOR ________ OPENING FUCKING WHEN?"
>And people still manage to miss things in every fucking show.
Retards gonna retard. What can I say? Some of us are capable of doing two things at once. Others have trouble focusing on a single task.
>People like you make this board a worse place.
Why? I can tell you that the first season was superior and the second was garbage that ruined the show. I can tell you that Domon beat the Devil Gundam and Master Asia once at the end of S1, Master Asia died in S2, and Domon beat the Devil Gundam two more times in S2. Also I can tell you that Schwartz turned out to be an android version of his brother, etc. etc. I know what happened in the show.
I still hated it.
time consuming is not the same as demanding.
even playing vidya for 3 hours a day is more demanding than watching animu for 3 hours a day
Any hobby is more demanding than Anime.
comic books are worse. 70+ years,of continuity
/tg/ too now that I think about it. Especially those that roleplay.
Roleplaying is time-consuming and can be stressful as fuck at times too.
>/v/ has it easy
I would happily watch animu and tv all day rather than play vidya, Shit is hard as fuck because now I buy more games than I have time to complete them.
But it's true. A vast majority of the games being released nowadays are complete and utter shit that aren't even worth pirating.
>I'm aware of the major plot points
>That means I watched the show properly
Probably any hobby that requires you to actually practice to be good at.
Are you serious? That's the same as saying watching TV is demanding.
If it makes you feel any better I stopped "watching it properly" half way through S2 when it got terrible.
Still though, define "watching a show properly".
>playing recent games
I bet you only watch modern anime as well.
>there are autists in this thread who immediately assumed that OP meant 'physically demanding'
Obviously lifting weights and going running is more demanding you fucking plebs, OP meant demanding in terms of time. Anime is pretty time consuming if you're watching a lot of the currently airing shows and trying to make progress through your backlog
>Watching every airing show
Why would you even do that to yourself? There is only maybe 1 show worth reaching each season. The rest is low budget uninspired harem/slice #34837 because Japan can't into new ideas. When they do though you usually end up with a great anime, a shame that hasn't happened in a while.
>anime is a demanding hobby
Also, nobody is forcing you to watch anime. Watch the amount you want to watch.
>/v/ has it easy
Except watching anime costs next to nothing and playing video games requires decently powerful hardware which is somewhat expensive, and buying games is expensive as well, since you can't pirate everything. Otherwise, I'd have a nicer car.
Entertainment based hobbies are low-tied and require little to no dedication. This includes reading (unless you're reading to learn as opposed to reading for fun), music, movies, TV, anime and also probably several others I forget. Video Games are kind of a gray area since on one hand multiplayer competitive gaming exists, on the other hand competitive gaming is kind of a joke.
>watching a 22-25 ep anime that's 20 min long is harder than watching a 11 min 5-10 season tv show while also being harder to do than reading a 1000+ page long book or a 2000 paged long comic/1000000000 paged long manga
maybe you're just lazy
>define "watching a show properly".
Paying attention, you retard.
Yeah, no. A show is worth watching as long as you think it is. After all, you're watching it for yourself.
Are you a fucking retard?
You're basically agreeing with me.
>/v/ has it easy because games are getting less and less worth playing
If you're going with the retarded "OLD GAMES ARE BETTER THAN NEW GAMES" shit then you can say the same for anime.
Neither are true. Back then you had good games and shitty games too and the same is for anime.
Anyway, anime is a much easier hobby. As long as it isn't hundreds of episodes long, you can finish multiple anime in the time it might take to finish a long game.
You could technically finish 3, maybe even 4 anime in the time it takes to finish a 60 hour JRPG. It's MUCH easier going through an anime backlog than it is to go through a video game backlog.
true. but you can still play stuff released long ago.
and what about speedrunning or playing competitively? shit's demanding and takes skill.
Is that keeping you from playing games?
You're saying that the games today are shit so does that mean you just don't play any old games?
Define "paying attention". What does that entail?
Yeah well that's just your opinion so we might as well nip this argument in the bud because you can pull the opinion card on any retarded "X is less worth doing than it used to be" statement.
Buying figures is piss easy when you have the money.
Buying doujinshi, on the other hand, is a fucking nightmare.
Can we stop treating our hobby as a special snowflake?
I thought you were better than that.
You don't even know who you're talking to anymore.
>Is that keeping you from playing games?
No. I just don't tend to play new games.
>You're saying that the games today are shit
>so does that mean you just don't play any old games?
Stop being a shit eating faggot and just watch shows you enjoy at a reasonable pace. The only reason to force this shit is so you can flaunt your epeen and tell everyone on /a/ you've seen 1000 anime like it makes your shit taste any better.
>What does that entail?
Watching the entire series and paying attention to all dialog, plot development, characterization etc.
The opposite of what you do.
>Why would you even do that to yourself?
Because I enjoy watching the other shows as well? What more reason do I need?
>Anime is pretty time consuming if you're watching a lot of the currently airing shows
But that's still fucking wrong. Even if all thirty-five shows in a season are full-length episodes, that's only about two hours per day. And backlogged stuff is completely flexible.
>paying attention to all dialog, plot development, characterization etc.
Right I did that. The only thing I didn't do was actively stare at the screen.
Anime about e-sports when
Like Q3A and SC1
I think you might be doing it wrong.
I stopped watching every piece of garbage that airs every season and this problem magically went away.
Same old tired tropes and clichés? Dropped. Uninspired, derivative SoL or harem that isn't funny or doesn't make me feel fuzzy? Dropped. Nonsensical incoherent bullshit thay isn't fun? Dropped. I got other fun stuff I can do besides bitch about shitty shows on /a/ all day, and I bet you do too.
>3.5 hours a week
Fucking exhausting. You'd have to be a NEET to pull it off
I think your problem is for every 25 minutes you spend watching a show you spend 4 hours shitposting about it on 4chan
>it's just as good then as it is now
How many companies that aren't Nintendo because Nintendo is shit nowadays due to gimmicky hardware and games make large amounts of games that aren't FPS, RPG, or strategy games?
It depends on your tastes. If you like those kinds of games, this is the golden age of gaming. If not, it's utter shit.
sage for vidya
Oh yeah it's definitely easy, what I was getting at was the 'slippery slope' aspect
You start off thinking you're only going to buy a handful of figures and then a few months down the line you're running out of space to put them and you have a bunch of pre-orders stacked up.
You said /v/ has it easy because games are getting less and less worthy to play. Just because modern games are shit doesn't mean /v/ doesn't play games, it's a shit board at the moment but people play old games all the time and usually have threads on them.
Saying /v/ has it easy because there's shit games being released is retarded. That'd be like saying we on /a/ have it easy because there's shit anime being released, which there is it doesn't mean the entire board watches it.
>watching all the obscure shit every season for at least 3 episodes
>being a guinea pig
>You said /v/ has it easy because games are getting less and less worthy to play.
No that's what I said
What you have to do in order to improve your efficiency rate at watching anime and ultimately erasing your backlog:
1. Set a range of genres you like. Don't set entry level /v/-tier shit in here. For example: Genres: Girls, ecchi, comedy.
2. Use that to reduce your backlog size and erase all the junk prior wasting time on them. This will wipe out at least 50% of your backlog if you did it right, unless your backlog was previously carefully selected.
3: Set a range of limits to your genres. If you find something like that on your anime, you will drop the show immediately. For example: Male characters, boyfriends, family drama, western pandering.
4. Don't let you backlog increase ever again. You won't leave anything back from current season. You will also watch the same amount of backlog anime.
Keep doing that until your backlog consists only of not aired yet anime.
Yeah but there are people like me who have boring, sad lives and need constant rehashed SOLs to make life worth living.
>You said /v/ has it easy because games are getting less and less worthy to play.
No, I just agreed with the guy who said that.
>Just because modern games are shit doesn't mean /v/ doesn't play games
I don't give a shit what /v/ plays.
>people play old games all the time and usually have threads on them.
I never said I don't play older games, or that I haven't already.
You basically missed the entire point of the conversation and you should probably stop posting.
>How many companies make large amounts of games that aren't FPS, RPG, or strategy games?
How many anime studios make large amounts of anime that aren't slice of life, action, comedy or romance?
>I don't give a shit what /v/ plays.
Then why are you agreeing with them having it easy?
Just stop posting already.
Because having less and less worthwhile games being released means there's less shit to try and keep up with, thus it means you have it easier than if there were loads of excellent releases that you felt compelled to play.
It's not that fucking hard to follow, jesus fuck.
>/v/ has it easy
You're kidding right? I still have time to follow anime, but I can't imagine having enough time to play through an 80+ hour JRPG. I haven't even thought to do that since high school. The vast majority of hobbies are more demanding and more expensive than anime, unless you're buying stuff like the Fate/Zero BDs or something. Biking for example. Road bikes can go for up to $5000. Then there's insanely expensive hobbies like antique collecting or fixing up cars. And most people probably don't even pay for anime. They watch it through Crunchyroll, NicoNico, or via fansubs. It is literally a hobby that anyone can excel at for free; no talent or athleticism required. Even playing video games requires money and skill.
It's almost as if people prefer anime to video games
It's almost as if we are on a board dedicated to anime right now
It's almost as if this isn't /v/
Your saying it like there's tons of anime that are worth keeping up with.
Except I'm not.
It's almost as if you realized you posted something retarded and now are trying to cover it up by posting something completely arbitrary and unrelated.
It's almost as if you had no idea what you're talking about.
/v/ please go, you just don't understand what you're talking about
Then why does /v/ have it easier? Seriously it's not fucking hard to keep up with anime, people make a fucking seasonal chart before each season with everything on it that you can pick out and watch, /v/ on the other hand has games being released at different times, dates and sometimes delayed for longer.
Anime is all together in one nice bundle and is easy to pick from. Sitting at your computer/TV watching anime isn't hard or very time consuming if you don't distract yourself, with video games your going to be there for at least a day playing one game even if it is babby's first casual game.
I only keep up with anime because it has a low demand high fun ratio.
What are you trying to argue? My point was that games HAVE changed, and based on preferred genres, you could argue games nowadays are shit.
Unless you're arguing that anime back in the day was different from anime now and better/worse, I think you should reread my post, or explain what you mean.
Hobbies only becoming demanding if they're consuming cost-wise, or if you have more than one hobby
Alternating between two hobbies you enjoy equally as much is a pain
Original post's assertion
>/v/ has it easy because games are getting less and less worth playing
Note how the anon didn't say /v/ has it easier than /a/. Just that /v/ has it easy. As in, relatively speaking.
Stop posting and learn some fucking reading comprehension.
>posting on /a/
>not working on your backlog
I'm not from /v/ and I hate video games.
Anime is as expensive as you want it to be. It can be completely free, aside from buying something to watch it with, which can be even the shittiest of laptops. Or, you can be a buyfag and buy tons of figurines and whatnot.
Video games have set costs that can't be avoided.
>Video games have set costs that can't be avoided.
Its quite a bit harder to read extinct and esoteric languages, though.
I'm not really sure what you mean by relatively speaking. In both scenarios, OP is saying /v/ has it easier than /a/ in both scenarios.
>OP is saying /v/ has it easier than /a/
No. That's you putting words in anon's mouth.
Are you agreeing or disagreeing?
If you were right I'd agree with you.
>/v/ has it easy
>/a/ has it hard
>therefor /v/ has it easier than /a/
I don't get why that isn't rue.
>There is only maybe 1 show worth reaching each season.
So far, I can count 4 or 5 that are important to watch, along with good shows from last season that are 2 cours.
Unless you're planing on playing SNES or NES emulators your whole life on a shitty aforementioned laptop. In a direct comparison of video games to anime, pretty much all anime can be experienced on the shitty laptop whereas you will need more powerful and therefore more expensive hardware to play the greater part of the entire library of video games, assuming all things can be pirated.
Which, as said before, they can't.
I'm not even that person, I was just asking for clarity. That said, he did make a pretty clear point that you haven't proved wrong. You have to have a decent computer/console for games, that doesn't really apply for anime.
>>/a/ has it hard
>>therefor /v/ has it easier than /a/
You don't get how you're making this shit up when it wasn't in the original post I linked?
>I think your problem is for every 25 minutes you spend watching a show you spend 4 hours shitposting about it on 4chan
Holy fucking shit this, THIS, has got to be the truest thing ever, and not just for anime. The ubiquity of social media has turned almost every hobby out there into an inescapable 24/7 bitchfest. Back in the old days, you just enjoyed actually doing your shit face-to-face with like-minded friends and occasionally read the monthly hobbyist magazines. Now, every single little fucking minute detail and flaw gets shared online, pored over by sperglords, and bitched about constantly. Now, even something as stupidly innocuous as knitting a scarf can devolve into pendantic drama over shit like stitch methods and types of yarn.
>based on preferred genres, you could argue games nowadays are shit
What genres? The only genre that has more or less disappeared is classic adventure games which was never a huge one to begin with. Other than that pretty much everything else is going strong and there's even a lot of innovation from indie devs (meanwhile 'indie anime' for example doesn't exist).
I'll level with you here: gaming isn't living a golden age right now, it has certainly seen better times, but it's also seen much much worse. Things are pretty good right now... at least until the next console generation fully hits and things may or may not go to shit.
Wait until you get into manga and VNs
While having this argument, you could finished 2 and 1/2 episodes on your backlog.
Ever try game programming as a hobby?
Ever try spending hours trying to find out where your code fucked up only to find out its either a typo you made or one of your arrays went out of bound?
I'm referring to OP, which the whole discussion is derived from.
/lit/ here. /a/ and /v/ have it really easy.
You're a fucking idiot that needs to learn how to read.
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tell me about, and then count in american shows you're following, thankfully most of those are just 22-24 44 minute episodes each year, but then there's colbert/stewart which takes as much time as following 8 anime shows each week
4chan is such a demanding hobby in comparison to other things. Catching up with easily 20 current threads every day, plus continually replying to every single trollpost. /v/ has it fucking easy.
Are there any hobbies more demanding than 4chan?
>Not a demanding hobby
I watch like 20 or 25 shows per season, not obligated but because I love anime.
I need to be here, on /a/. Only for funposting and discussion over my chinesse cartoons.
I need to keep an eye on the news, learning moon and also checking what I need to download for my archive.
Making OC is pretty difficult too.
Reading mango and VNs time to time just make it more complicated, you have a lot of unfinished work and deal with that.
If you're on the fansubbing mafia you need to keep track of your shows and make releases ASAP.
Also you need to keep lurking threads about shows that you don't watch just because you need to know.
Lurking on twitter is also part of the work, you need to be informated about glorious nipon.
And last, you need to keep an eye on your blog and post 3 times a week.
/a/ related hobbies are really demanding.
And I forgot, you need to work and study to keep yourself on the buyfaggotry.
That reply (>>100059555) is responding to a response to OP (>>100059398), which is making the assertion that /a/ has it harder than /v/.
The post is still related to the core discussion and the fact your getting all aspie about it is kind of sad.
It's not really genres that have disappeared, so much as genres that have games rarely ever made anymore. Combine that with the obvious-but-necessary-to-mention fact that not all games are good.
Mostly platformers and 2D shooters. 2D action games in general, I guess.
>I need to be here, on /a/.
Stopped reading there.
goddamit that sounds terrible
Most of the shows are mediocre to terrible every season, why do you watch them all?
2D action games now are mostly the realm of phones and tablets. They didn't disappear and there's certainly not less of them, they just moved to a different place for better or worse. Also indie games, like I said before.
They're extremely watered down and short, and using a touchscreen sucks.
Are you happy?
There's always flash/browser games. It sounds to me like you just want the old SNES days to come back, but it's just not happening now that you can just carry something with several times the horsepower in your pocket.
I kind of feel your paint, but you're being held back by nostalgia here.
>My hobby is the music.
>I play the guitar.
10-15 shows per season, the rest are backlog things.
Yeah, I just played the Megaman NES games for the first time just a couple of years ago. It's has more just plain fun in it than most others I've played. So "Bullshit", they are different
>it sounds like you want the SNES days back
Bingo. I just wish that 4th gen would have lasted a lot longer, or that 3D didn't come until a later gen. Just when they had perfected the art of vidya... Then everybody got their panties in a bunch over vidya and everything had to be ported to 3D no matter how shitty the port.
I know I'm being held back by nostalgia at least a little, but I also know that I would appreciate it if the days would come back regardless.
That was a surprisingly understanding response to find on 4chan.
It not like you have anything better to do
Anime has never been really demanding for me, but
>Watch 10+ shows per season in addition to backlog stuff
>Play a lot of videogames, currently going through Dragon's Dogma
>Have 2 weekly tabletop groups, playing in one and GMing for another
>15-19 or so college credits during the semesters
>Still spend way too much fucking time on 4chan
I have too many things going on, I already all but abandoned reading and have barely put a dent in whats only a 300 page book in the past month, but I don't want to give up any of my hobbies.
Watching anime is easy, if you find it more preferable to post on /a/ than watch anime then maybe you should find another hobby.
>You can do other things while listening to music.
Holy fuck you plebs. I'm not even /mu/ but at least I have enough care and respect for the music I listen to for to sit down and concentrate on the music.
It can be a really fucking great experience, too.
I only listen to music a few times a week.
Keeping fish is more demanding than anime
You say that like it is easy as shit keeping fish.
That's OK, I've also not been listening much lately because not /mu/ so I don't look for new stuff, I've been listening to the same couple dozen songs for months or even years now. For the same reason I occasionally listen to music while doing something else, but usually just while writing code and that to fend off noise around me; I won't ever listen to music while browsing /a/ or chatting on IRC or so, instead I'll turn off the lights, turn off the monitor, lay my head on the desk, and concentrate on my emo music playing through my headphones. I don't get how else people can truly claim to be enjoying music itself.
I dropped the comedy central news hour last year in 2012. Between the election, and the gun control coverage, I felt like (Jon Stewart especially) they crossed the line from satire to political activism and it was stressful to watch. Maybe /pol/ ruined my life. But on the other hand, I watched Jon Stewart again the other night, and it was just 20 minutes of fox news clips followed by Jon Stewart sighing and screaming at the camera. So maybe I made the right choice. That confirmed to me it wasn't just bias, Jon Stewart himself seems to have gotten more stressed over the years. He forgot how to be cathartic and how his show used to be, "it's not funny if it's not true".