One of my main problems is that I can get distracted easily. For anything, really. I start watching something, and then something else takes over my attention, and I don't feel like finishing what I initially started? Call it ADD. I would agree. xD
How do you guys stay watching a series? I mean, the general answer would be "because I enjoy the series", but I am having trouble enjoying anime as of late. I don't mean to insult anyone, but I have an issue with overrated topics. A lot of my friends really overrate anime to me, and that just turns me off. Sometimes, fans can really destroy a series for me. I have that issue a lot when reading American comics as well. When watching a TV show. Anything really. I have a lot of friends who love anime, and I don't want to be left out, but my drive to continue watching anime has slowly dwindled. I have only seen a few series to completion. In truth... probably only 5. xD Yeah, I know. 5 is nothing, but I just... I have lost that drive to watch anime. The older I get, the less interested I become. Could be due to responsibilities in life that I have to focus on, like work and school. I really don't know what it is, but I don't want to lose that love of anime that I had when I was younger.
Some series are extremely long. And that is a turn off for me. People tell me to watch Fairy Tail, for example. I don't see myself sitting through 100 episodes without stopping halfway and going to watch American Dad or something else, and halfway into watching American Dad I will turn on Spongebob or something. Lol. I just, I guess I get bored rather easily, and it sucks, but I ask this because I'm pretty positive other people suffer the same thing I do - trouble finishing anime series. When Toonami disappeared, anime just slowly disappeared for me as well. I remember watching Encore WAM and waking up at 6 AM to watch Street Fighter before heading off to school. But when anime kept disappearing, I began disappearing from anime. I turned my attention to American comics and media, because I had no clue that there were anime streaming websites online. American shows were what was on. Anime really wasn't. And if I remember correctly... when the midnight run was on Adult Swim? I had to go to sleep by then in order to wake up for school in the morning. I don't remember when the midnight run was exactly, because that was a few years ago. But the point was when anime kept disappearing, all that I had left to watch was American shows.
I just, I really don't want to lose my love of anime, but it slowly seems like I will one day. I know there are good shows out there, but sometimes people do overrate them, and I hate that. I hate when people overrate a show. That turns me off to the show. I dunno. I just, maybe I am over thinking it. Maybe I am not. I don't know. I just need some help.