>>402649>I'm the same anon who wrote this >>402531 (and this >>402406, etc.)
This is why namefagging is useful at times. ;)
>I'm not blinded by nostalgia.
Oh, I wasn't trying to >imply. I've a bad habit of having a point in mind and forgetting to actually make it by the time I've finished blathering on for a while.
Time and again I've heard film students advise against learning too much about movie-making if you still want to enjoy movies, since once you start getting the hang of how things are done and why, movies lose all their magic for you. I've seen similar happen as I learned about other artforms and get what the students meant. You trade the ability to simply enjoy something for ability to appreciate how an artist made use of certain techniques and tricks to achieve his goal.
I enjoy animation, and I think I'd prefer to remain blissfully ignorant of too much of the technical aspects so I can still lose myself in their worlds. That shapes how I approach and analyze things…as well as whether I'm more likely to enjoy a show by how I remember it from years ago vs seeing it again. Those godawful post-Blanc WB revival toons drove that last bit home pretty hard, though at the time I thought I was watching the same toons as when I was a kid and couldn't grasp why they'd seem so terrible as an adult other than nostalgia. I know better now, but still sort of instinctively resist going back to relive old toons. Fortunately new toons come out almost constantly, and some are even worth watching. Pone was a pretty good find, for instance.