[identity profile] http://users.livejournal.com/_debbiechan_/ posting in [community profile] bleachness
Much to my amusement, I heard friends of mine recently describing their relationship with Bleach as "the world's longest one night stand." That is, Sensei has this habit of delaying gratification--as with the mysterygami episode and now with the invasion of the Seireitei, he sets us up to expect something and then switches modes. One friend compared it to a lover who gets you all hot and bothered and suddenly goes ADHD and tries something else (like Allon being Allon, a fugly fodder Quincy who no matter how much he reveals about the Quincy is still fugly fodder, and new characters no one really cares much about). Damn it all--audiences want to see the destruction of SOUL SOCIETY!

Anyway, I was wondering about how people view their relationships with the manga vis a vis romantic metaphors.

[Poll #1841169]

Date: 2012-05-19 12:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lady-leia-solo.livejournal.com
I'm not as invested as I was four years ago, but I always come back for it XD

Date: 2012-05-19 12:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] laerkstrein.livejournal.com
I will never leave my series. It's kept me happy, invested, and inspired since it's release in 2001, and I will never let it go.

Date: 2012-05-19 12:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nehalenia.livejournal.com
I'm definitely married to it, but as in any marriage, it has its ups and downs. There are times I'm wildly happy and times (like this week) that I want to kick "Hubby" to the curb but it's mostly enough to keep me from walking out the door.

Date: 2012-05-19 01:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vince-moon.livejournal.com
Bleach has touched me in a way that I have never felt before. I can't really describe my feelings for it, for it is something very deep inside me. There were times I had doubt in the series, but I always look back to when it was perfect. Bleach will be at my side. Always.

Date: 2012-05-19 02:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aquat1cf1sh.livejournal.com
Used to love it. Now I'm just one of the ones who's reading it just to keep up with it and see how it ends; I don't walk out of movies halfway through, etc.

Date: 2012-05-19 03:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] afteriwake.livejournal.com
The booty call choice is so apt. Only now it kind of feels like I'm cheating on my boyfriend (Wholock) when I have that booty call with Bleach.

Date: 2012-05-19 03:15 am (UTC)
aizome: (chopper)
From: [personal profile] aizome
LOL yeah, I feel the same about One Piece now. I don't like being critical of Kubo, but then Oda consistently puts out well-paced chapter after well-paced chapter. It's hard sometimes.

Date: 2012-05-19 07:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] afteriwake.livejournal.com
I know we got told 2013, but I bet it'll be the middle or the end of 2013 before we see any episodes.

Date: 2012-05-22 12:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vayshti.livejournal.com
Yeah, the Beeb have stated that Sherlock #3 won't start filming until early 2013, so you're right to doubt it appearing until the middle of that year.

At least we have Cowboys vs aliens vs Doctor Who vs John Crichton to look forward to in the meantime?

Date: 2012-05-19 03:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] infj23.livejournal.com
I feel like I’m in that relationship where the significant other keeps telling me, “I’ve changed! I’ve changed!” I go back. It’s good for a while and then it falls back into the old patterns. I leave again, and then the cycle renews.

I picked “Other” because the other options involve caring. I don’t want to care anymore. I don’t want to be touched, caressed, comforted…nothing. I know all the tricks and I want the relationship to end.

But, I go back.

I wish I could stay in the acceptance phase longer, but as I manage through this process, but I revert to denying, bargaining, and becoming depressed and angry over and over and over and over….

Date: 2012-05-21 11:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mezzo-marinaio.livejournal.com
Battered reader syndrome, eh?

Date: 2012-05-19 03:27 am (UTC)
ext_94870: I'm special (squee!)
From: [identity profile] eriss.livejournal.com
I thought I had the perfect relationship with the perfect fandom. However, a new fandom moved in, swept me off my feet and left me in a puddle of ecstasy. I now find myself thinking only of this new fandom. I know it won't last, but god, it feels so good.

Date: 2012-05-19 03:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] laurabryannan.livejournal.com
Voted other. I stopped reading somewhere during the Hueco Mundo arc. Never ending foreplay without an orgasm or two gets irritating after a while. That said, I follow this comm because I'm still curious about how it will all come out.

Date: 2012-05-19 04:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wdboldstar.livejournal.com
Rukia, Ichigo, Ulquiorra, Tatsuki, Kenpachi, Yachiru, Coyote Starrk, Unohana... The list of favorite and beloved characters Bleach has given me is endless.

I think after 10 years, I just sort of want some closure, though. I just want Ichigo to grow up a few years, get old enough to Marry Rukia, maybe have Ulquiorra come back from the dead and be a proper broody antihero, that kind of thing.

I still love Bleach, I still love the world Kubo has created, but I'm not as much into the stories he's telling right now. But I'm keeping on because I admire his work, I still love the universe, and damn it, I want to know what happens.

Date: 2012-05-19 06:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wdboldstar.livejournal.com
I'm actually almost as surprised as you are, honestly!

I mean, in theory we're getting back to Shinigami. In theory we're getting into the very basis of Bleach. In theory we're poised to get into some of the very basic questions about the world and people: Was killing the Quincies just? Is Soul Society really a good place?

But for some reason I'm not as intrigued as I should be. Not sure why. I think part of it is knowing that a lot of my favorite Arrancar may not be back (Starrk, Ulquiorra). Part of it may be that I don't yet see how this "final" arc will answer questions about Isshin, Masaki, the Zero Squad, the King's Realm, Aizen's anger at the Spirit King, the identity of those Corpses in Szayel's Lab, etc. Part of it is how Cartoon Villain the Quincy are (I was hoping more righteously angry, ala Early Ishida). Part of it is that yet again, Rukia is conspicuously absent.

I mean, I don't hate the arc. It's intriguing and I trust Kubo-sensei to take it to good places! It's just... I don't know, maybe I'm uneasy because it's officially the last arc, and I wonder if it will ever truly answer all my questions.

But like I said. I still like the series, it's just not a maddening love, and I still think Sensei is a true arist.

Hopefully, this story will eventually full reignite the flame.

Date: 2012-05-19 05:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] liaciferlawliet.livejournal.com
Married! Married for ever. It's hard for me to hate Bleach. I love Sensei's art, his characters and his story. There's been times when I've banged my head on the desk (Deicide arc, anyone?) but divorce is completely out of the question. Me and Bleach 'Til death do us apart T^T

Date: 2012-05-19 09:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kohi-no-tora.livejournal.com
Voted "I'm curious as to how it's going to end. I don't walk out of movies before the end or climb out of windows on dates or give up on manga after a mere 10 years."

Yeah... I'm still waiting for an end for the X/1999 manga! Compared to that Bleach is a walk in the park. We at least get somewhere, however slowly.

Date: 2012-05-19 10:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] strawberries-85.livejournal.com
The thrill is gone applies at times, but most of the characters I really loved are dead or they won't really be in the spotlight again, I think. I guess I'm in it for the Ichiruki relationship though, but my passion for Bleach shipping does waver considering how often Kubo seperates the potential lovers.

I think I'm somewhere between "worst relationship I ever loved" and "I play the field." My passion with Bleach started fizzling out after the Lust arc and though there are moments of reignited passion and nostalgia, it's never been the same since.

Date: 2012-05-19 03:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shinigami-lucia.livejournal.com
I don't follow Bleach as much anymore. I still checked on it once a week to see if there's any Rukia in the chapter or anything pertaining to my favorite pairing. But every week I just came out feeling disappointed. Kubo's plot just bores me to death without my favorite characters in it. God knows when he will bring them back into the story. Perhaps it will be different later on, but right now, it doesn't work for me anymore. It's a such a shame really :(

Date: 2012-05-19 04:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] skilly-n-duff.livejournal.com

Date: 2012-05-19 06:05 pm (UTC)
aizome: (ALLON)
From: [personal profile] aizome
Just realized I probably should have picked "other" too, because honestly, what keeps me attached is you fandom friends. If some of you weren't so invested, and with enthusiasm that is sometimes contagious, I wouldn't even bother. It's why I gave up a couple of tv shows: there was nobody else to talk to about them, so I lost interest.

Date: 2012-05-21 04:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] catalyst375.livejournal.com
My answer is probably closer to one of the other poll choices, but here is my relationship with Bleach.

I am invested in Bleach, but I want to see how it ends most of all. Kubo's story and characters are thought provoking and interesting, and those particular characters are the ones that I like the most out of all the characters in Bleach.

Date: 2012-05-21 12:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] luminous85.livejournal.com
I selected "other" because my relationship with Bleach is complicated. I knew it was there for years and only really got invested in it because of a friend of mine who loved the series. It was something to bond over--which makes a lot of sense because Bleach's very essence has a lot to do with bonds between characters. I sometimes think motion of plot takes a back seat because Kubo takes extra time to make his characters feel more real. He takes time to make you care about their pasts and inquisitive about their futures as well as their relationships to others. That's one of the things I appreciate about it most. I've come to describe Bleach as I would describe Ichigo--at times his greatest strength is also his greatest weakness.

Date: 2012-05-21 01:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] miss-ragdoll.livejournal.com
I chose "others" because right now it's a love-hate relationship XDDD srly sensei, I've done as much as I could. Stop beating around the bush and get to the damn point. It's not about pace, it's about what the f*ck is wrong with you? another character you'll throw do trash after what, two chapters?? quit trolling us.
but I love Bleach. I need therapy. And Rukia. Damn...

Date: 2012-05-22 04:17 pm (UTC)
ext_285371: (Ichi Ruki)
From: [identity profile] 07janina07.livejournal.com
I am only in it for Ichiruki. I will stick around to see what happens with it.

Date: 2012-06-05 06:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kuboism.livejournal.com
Ha! This is the best poll yet. I feel like a mixture of all of them.

Date: 2012-06-05 06:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kuboism.livejournal.com
buuut... we're married. and that's that.


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