View Full Version : How do you like consuming your media?

08-11-2016, 10:58 PM
Recently I've had this feeling that I, and a lot of the members of some of the more passionate fanbases I'm a part of, generally consume media in a different way from the way most people do. I see a lot of people taking a watch-it-once-and-be-done-with-it approach, trying to give as many different works as possible a shot and rarely ever going back to ones they've already completed.

While I on the other hand have the tendency to invest a huge amount of time into a select few works, replaying/rewatching/rereading them again and again, dissecting and discussing them, continuously listening to soundtracks, getting caught back in that feeling of experiencing it, for months. And while I'm sure the other group of people I've described have a select few works they have the same level of investment in, I feel rather alone in doing this with, well, pretty much everything I consume. Conversely however I am much more picky about which I even give a try in the first place; everything I start I already expect to be (really) good.

So which do you prefer? Do you prefer to give as many different creations as possible a try? Or do you prefer to take your time exploring and enjoying every single facet of the works you do choose to consume? Why or why not?

08-11-2016, 11:10 PM
It depends on how obsessed with it I get. I can usually play a lot of video games in a row unless one REALLY snags me and then it becomes my new Special Interest for months and months. (And I know this thread is about "media" as a whole but let's be honest, the only media I consume is video games.)

.....maaaaaay or may not be in the middle of a Dragon Age obsession.

08-11-2016, 11:26 PM
I like to be pretty thorough.

08-12-2016, 10:34 PM
It depends on how much I like it.

08-13-2016, 12:14 AM
Both. Sometimes I come across something I liked, but not enough to invest more time in to. Other times I find something I loved and I'll go back and experience it again, from different angles, try new things, come up with theories, etc. FFIX, VIII, Majora's Mask, Needful Things, The Fox and The Hound... those are some examples of things I've gone over many many times that I enjoy forming theories and stuff about. But sometimes I just want to try something to see what it has to offer, but I don't get invested enough to go back to it.

08-13-2016, 12:57 AM
With tea and scones.

08-14-2016, 08:50 AM
It depends. I guess if I REAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLY like something I get obsessive.

08-14-2016, 10:44 AM
While I do consume a lot of media, my top priority is to go balls-deep into every piece and dissect it from top to bottom. TVTropes is a great helping tool in that regard.