Humans are creatures that dream.
Different from others,
They want to be special.
They want to be adored by others,
Just like the heroes in comics and games,
Achieving great things with unique powers.
Of course, no one ever believes deep down it will happen
Everyone knows there’s no magic in this world.
-Yoshiyuki Sakurai (Da Capo II)
This kind of quote is one of the reasons why I love Visual Novels. This has really hit me. The quote is so gentle yet it kind of reflects the sort of underlying negative (and somewhat nihilistic) mindset of otaku towards reality. Personally, I think most hardcore otakus are realists to the core, and they’ve given up on reality pretty much that they made anime their only source of joy and only adore 2d girls.
I think otakus should learn the fact that reality may be harsh, but it isn’t all that bad…