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Well, I have no regrets and I survived watching the first episode of Futari wa Precure with my brother... and my father! Oh sure, I felt like wanting to die of embarrassment for the first three minutes and probably turned in a tomato, but I finished it with allot more confidence than I started out with And that's coming from a person who gets second-hand embarrassment from fictional characters Maybe I'll kick the habit of being embarrassed of all the fiction I'm into after all. It is kinda hilarious how some men can be so scared of pastels and girly-ness that it makes me seem brave XD
Now if only I could stopping be so afraid of bugs...
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I'm glad I'm not the only one with that problem It is so laughable in a way because it just stops me from consuming that particular chapter/episode instead of anything practical. I wonder if the reason I have it is because I barely had any friends in my childhood - a combination of being homeschooled and only maintaining contact with church people - which made me see fictional characters as so much more vivid than real life people. In a way, maybe those characters became peers to me. It does get to be kinda funny when I start consuming/re-consuming animanga where most major characters are 16, and it then dawns on me how young they are because I'm actually older than them. Now that I could generalize what teenage years are like, everyone who's less than adult starts seeming so vulnerable, especially because most of the animanga I watch involves some fighting or everyone having a literal job (Ciel Phantomhive from Black Butler is a particularly glaring example).
Those are totally valid viewpoints, I get super attached to fictional characters as well (which usually leads to sketchbooks upon sketchbooks full of drawings of them, which I suppose helps with the development of my art in general! ), and as you get older you do realize just how young some of these protags and side characters really are. (especially in Japanese media.) Second-hand embarrassment usually leads to me pausing an episode and attempting to distract myself from watching it further, just like you, although eventually I have to force myself to go back just out of curiosity, haha! It's a lot less prominent than it used to be, which I'm happy about! Maybe it's because I haven't been keeping up with many shows in general, though. Oops. XD
I'm kinda the same with finishing the episodes I drop out of embarrassment, although with the edge of getting frustrated with myself. I remember I got only 10 minutes into the first episode of Pokemon Origins till Red had to go embarrass himself That episode of Precure I mentioned was the first time I had seen any anime in a real long while so, yeah, I too haven't been keeping up with things. Making fanart - or rather, attempting to - is one of my major drives for art, aside from just making visualization for the stories I plan to write. Gah, I should really draw more, especially since the more competent I get, the easier it will be to really draw what I want.
Treasure your sketch books, Tamacass, because those things are allot of fun to look back on. I remember having allot of fun looking through my old drawings (although I decided to avoid my artistic limitations rather than experiment, ha ha).