I recently had the opportunity to attend a session at an arts conference featuring Benjamin Zander, renowned conductor of the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra and motivational speaker. He entertained us for an hour and a half discussing the art of possibility: the wonder that we can achieve when we don't set limits. He tells each of his music students that they have an A from him already; he doesn't want any boundaries set so that his students can achieve their best. He also talks about how to get away from negativity, admonishing his prodigies that you can learn as much from failure as you can from success. Rather than saying, "I hate the way I messed up that section" or, "My playing just sucked," he encourages them to exclaim at their mistakes, "How fascinating!"
How does this relate to anime in any way?
Well, I'd like to tell you about Vampire Wars. I could describe the plot for you, except that it's so convoluted and incomprehensible that it would take pages, and only then would you realize that all of it is smoke and mirrors to hide the creators from any responsibility. I would love to enrapture you with tales of the vampire wars, except that the show has scant few vampires and no real vampire wars at all. I could go on for hours about the artwork that at first appears cool but gets grating...the annoying characters...and possibly even the extra added profanity in the dub version. I could waste a lot more of your time. But I think I can sum it up and let you get back to your day by saying, very simply, this:
Vampire Wars -- violence, profanity (extreme in the dub) -- D