Now that my health has improved, I want to complete this arena picture. It’s not so much of an albatross hanging around my neck as a sign of bad luck for not having completed it as much as something that I think of as a fun opportunity for networking. As I explained in the video, various groups will cluster together, and from there, people will make new friends over mutual interests, hobbies, or anything noteworthy.
What I always found most appealing about Goblin Slayer, and what I like about the movie, subtitled Goblin’s Crown, is how it deals with trauma. The world of Goblin Slayer is overly violent compared to most anime, and yet compared to the lives of some, it’s about as realistic as it gets. When Goblin Slayer slays goblins, he does so without any pleasure. To him, it’s a moralistic duty, however amoral it is or appears.
There are things I haven’t finished only because I don’t want them to be “over.” I didn’t want to be “done” with it because then that would be all there was, so I’d never finish these sorts of things. That would often lead me to start but never finish things. Now, I figure, I can either complete something or drop it, but if I’m actively “trying it out,” don’t let soaking it in flood expectations.