Wednesday, September 3, 2008

'Densha Otoko' or 'Resident Evil'...?

As I rattled away on a train to Seremban, I indulged myself into a manga (Japanese comic book) that I had bought earlier. You should know, once I totally get myself attached with a manga I become totally oblivious of my surroundings. I would occassionally take a few seconds of break by glancing around, and that's when I noticed a girl staring at me with a face probably saying; "An otaku?" Her face didn't show signs of a taunting, but it was more of an interested expression. Wait, isn't this partially a scene in 'Densha Otoko'? Where a regular girl becomes interested with an otaku (person with obsessive interest in manga, anime and video games) inside a train? Suddenly, there was a loud bang and all the lights went out. Ugh...now I'm in 'Resident Evil'?

Haha...train travelling is quite interesting. I totally enjoy it, as I use it more than buses touring the town or travelling to another state. Train fares might be a little costy, but the travelling time is short. You can almost get to anywhere without encountering traffic jams (though on peak hours, it's quite hectic even in a train). For me, train travels are a time for 'human observation' and 'imagination elaboration'. As a writer, meeting different types of people is crucial in a character creation and almost every type of humans ride the train everyday. I've met guys with bouquet of flowers with interesting colours, I've even met a child with green eyes. I've heard people sneer in anger, I've even heard weird sounds that are quite frightening. In a train, I seem to understand humans better. In a train, it seems like fantasies are brought to life.

Furthermore, I sometimes think it's quite romantic in a train! The scenery constantly changes from one place to another; a busy city view one moment, a serene village scene the next. They haven't marked people in love riding the 'love train' for no reason. It doesn't matter where the train will stop, as long as that speacial someone is there with you!.How I wished to have a whole day of train travelling with my future significant other (make sure there's no comic at my hand)! Well, perhaps it's not that romantic when it's too packed. =P

I've talked too much here. Try and enjoy a nice day in a train. It might just do good. One more thing; when I have a manga in my hand, I never do human observation! Sorry staring girl, I'm not interested. Hehehe...(perasan)

[UPDATES]
I wrote just a little too much for other segments to show this time. I'll try to keep it low next time. Haha...it's been a while since I ever wrote about my romantic side to others. Maybe I've forgiven myself finally? Or maybe I just wanted to be hurt even more? Well, lets enjoy these new releases first! =)

1. "Zero Degrees: Four" - http://dansoriginal.blogspot.com/
2. "Dwane VS The Enigma: #2" - http://dansoriginal.blogspot.com/

9 comments:

ahmadridhwanazmi said...

woo..dude,train ticket is much more murah if u wanna travel far n it is much more slower..only LRT s fast..hoho

DANS said...

ooo...ya2, ure right. Haha...slow trips are romantic too! Hehehe...

Kikuri-hime said...

I never liked reading manga. The graphics are waaayy too lintang pukang for me. I always get disoriented. Can't focus. I am very impatient... becuz manga takes pages and pages to describe one simple scene... I guess, that's the purpose kut? So dat people can 'savour' the artwork...

shindo said...

huhu...we have the same symptoms my fellow otaku=P...well,we're not called 'obsessed' for nothing r we?..huhu..hey..u mightv'e just missed 'Hermess-san';P

DANS said...

To hime...
Haha, I guess ure right that it sometimes take pages to describe something. Espeacially mangas that needs to explain how their power works(eg: Hunter-X-Hunter, Jojo's Bizarre Adventure). But not all are that 'lintang pukang'...'Death Note' on the other hand was quite a serabut manga. LOL

To Cat...
Hee...true, true. I don't think that the girl was Hemesss-san, she was quite young. Around 14 I guess?

Gor said...

Hmm.. Good view on train travel.. You're still romantic like before, huh?!.. Haha.. Thinking of it, ya, it quite romantic, especially when the train is empty, you sit in one corner and the other sit in the other corner. And the other was ur dream girl.. Wow!! Bestnye!.. Hahaha..

Zaty said...

hehe, trains are pretty romantic, i gotta admit. i kinda laughed sheepishly when you said you wre imagining the other girl to be your 'hermes' from densha otoko. heheh, now THAT is an awesome love story. what happened to the couple now ek? :D

i agree, peoplewatching on public transportation is really fun and 'moving' (pls dont mind the pun ;P). it really gets you thinking and feeling things you dont usually get huh? :)

DANS said...

To Kak Zaty,
hehe..both Densha and Hermeslive happily ever after (or so the story says, I think)..but yeah, it's an awesome story!

Zaty said...

word! ^_^