I do go mainstream. No scratch that, I tend to like very mainstream stuff… There’s a reason why they’re highly popular, there’s something that connects it easily to its audience. But once in a while, I find some awesome entertainment in the form of average kind of narrative. Nothing mind-blowing. Not really deep. It’s not even unconventional. It’s just a plain, plain story, and you know what, sometimes the simplicity of it makes it an ideal read for me.
I’m the type of reader who scours the internet for her new reads. I rarely often get recommended (I’m the one who do that!!) so I try to find my new reads. Hopping through forums, sometimes stumbled across titles on twitter, a computerized generated recommendations via my last read, ones I saw from online stores. I have variety of ways to find a new read. But from those I chose to read majority of it are not mind blowing ones. A lot of them are just an okay read. I mean it’s not bad, it’s entertaining in some way but I wouldn’t try and read it again (the re-read value is what makes it awesome, the higher the better!) But reading something that’s not so heart-stomping type sure is refreshing! How, you say? Didn’t I tell you that I read before I sleep? Yes? And the better reads are the simple ones, it’s just wraps up my day quite calmly.
Now from my point of view, let me talk about the others, some people think that the one you like, the one you actually consider highly entertaining…isn’t really! Like for example, ブラッククローバー. This title has been accused of a rip-off, fake popular and so and so forth. But I guess the way it effectively integrated shonen tropes made it more refreshing to me. Sure, it isn’t like the almighty ワンピース level. But I like it, anyways, damn its mediocrity. Simple is not bad writing in and of itself.
I like the underrated one. The underdogs! It’s underground and only the few know it! Sometimes the fandom gets carried away and more often than not ruins the experience of those who just like it! But sometimes there are series that isn’t on spotlight but still shines like beacon on a dark night! I’m such selfish person that my opinion matters than what everybody thinks of it. If I find it entertaining amidst the criticism of everyone, I think it’s okay. I enjoy it and that’s enough reason for me!