Before I get started, I truly hope that this is the only post I’ll ever make combining a “drinking story” with “enjoying anime”, but as they say, there’s a time and a place for everything, and well, here I am.
Saturday night, I went to the Watering Hole and Duffy’s…again. While I definitely did not have as much to drink as I had on Thursday night, I was still feeling pretty good by the time I made it home at 1. By 2:30, I was quite tired and read to go to sleep. Since I usually watch at least one (non-anime) show on Adult Swim per evening, I turned on the TV to see what was on. I don’t know if it was the buzz, the tiredness, the initial lack of paying attention, or all three, but for some reason, when I saw that an anime series was on and the episode title mentioned something to the effect of “stand alone show”, I was intrigued. (As anyone who has actually ever watched anime knows, the sheer absurdity and complexity of the story lines puts any American soap opera to shame.) So, to make a long story short, I watched about 15 minutes before falling alseep, and for those 15 minutes, I enjoyed anime. I’m a horrible, horrible person. Really.
To satisfy my curiosity, I looked up what I watched Saturday night; it was episode 12 of Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex. After reading the episode summaries, I couldn’t tell if the series is non-serial. Are the episodes actually standalone, or is it just a reference to the spinoff nature of the series?