Drink #037: Apple Pie Shots VS. Apple Grande,
Theories on the Methods of Consumption
Thee most common question to ask someone who is also into anime is, “what anime do you watch?” It is a fairly good way to judge someone’s tastes. But the far less often asked question is, “how do you watch anime?” While it does not give the depth of information that the first question is able to impart, it does color the way you view series. Some series benefit from being watched in one fell swoop while others are best parsed out over time. Some anime almost demand to be watched with a group while other benefit from an intimate and solitary audience (and I’m not just talking about porn). The question is which show fits into which category.
To help us answer the question, we brought in the always opinionated Daryl Surat from Otaku USA and the Anime World Order.
And now your helpful bartenders at The Speakeasy present your drink:
Apple Pie Shot
1/2 oz apple juice
1/2 oz vodka
1 dash cinnamon
Pour apple juice and vodka into a shot glass. Sprinkle cinnamon on the tongue and pour contents of shot glass into your mouth. Shake head until cinnamon is dissolved, and consume.
3 oz Tequila
12 oz Apple Cider
Chill both ingredients! Mix in a tumbler and enjoy!
2 thoughts on “The Speakeasy #037: Apple Pie Shots VS. Apple Grande, Theories on the Methods of Consumption”
The Terribad group and the feminism group are two faces of the same ubergroup, SCCSAV, which is a private online forum dedicated to organizing online anime viewings. It is large enough where people branch off to schedule their own viewings based on individual interests and free time, and like a large anime club has many niche cliques to serve diverse interests and geographic locations. SCCSAV can only have blossomed with the (free) technology available in recent years.
I used to watch anime with a small group of friends in high school, but as they moved away and moved on with their lives, I missed the camaraderie with sharing this experience I enjoy with other people of similar interests. Also, there just aren’t many enthusiasts in my area similar to me, so the online group thing was a natural fit.
On weekly airing and marathon/paced viewing, I base the decision on length and content. Like Daryl, formulaic or comedy series are easier for me to consume one episode per week. 1 cour series are also easier to watch as they air because they’re over in 3 months. I prefer to watch high tension, complex plot-driven stories when I have a bunch of episodes together because it affords me the perspective to see the big picture develop, where in week-to-week viewing that perspective might get lost in the details. Also, long shows at 50+ episode I usually wait until they are over or close to conclusion before picking them up.