Paranoia Agent

There is a show on Adult Swim (wink @ ShawnQT) called Paranoia Agent. It came on after my normal AS lineup but the theme song used to wake me up every morning. For some strange reason, I have really grown to like the intro and had to make it a point to see the show. I was intrigued when saw how contrary to the look and feel of the intro is from the show. Paranoia Agent is an anime series about people who have been backed into a mental corner and can't escape until a bat weilding, roller skating boy, dubbed Lil' Slugger by the media, sets them free from their own endless void by whacking them back into reality. But is this boy real or just a lie to relieve stress from these people's lives? Two detectives set out to find the truth, but only one person knows the truth. Although the show's leitmotiv is a little comical, a lot of the subject matter of the characters is thought provoking.

Viewing some of the episodes had me thinking about my own life and whether or not I'm a bit paranoid. The definition of paranoia is "a mental disorder characterized by systematized delusions and the projection of personal conflicts, which are ascribed to the supposed hostility of others, sometimes progressing to disturbances of consciousness and aggressive acts believed to be performed in self-defense or as a mission." according to dictionary dot com. And according to that definition I will have to say that I have a bit of paranoia and just like the show, need someone to come whack me in the head. A prime example is in one of my last posts. I talked about how I felt on the topic of insecurities and gave an example or two. When you confront a lover/bf with suspicions of flirting/cheating it is usually because you have had a previous bad experience with that and are internally wrestling with the issue. In other words, you are projecting your personal conflict and assign it to the supposed violator with the state of mind of protecting self. Sometimes what was seen as flirting or cheating are delusions. I need to do some more self evaluation on this topic. Do I have the same issues with selecting friends, who I date, etc? What are your paranoias?


Click on the image below to see the trailer


Here is the intro with the song I like:

6 comments:

Delaleuverses August 31, 2006 4:47 PM  

Do I have the same issues with selecting friends, who I date, etc? Now Mr. Ty that's a question you need to answer for yourself, lol, but i'm sure when it comes to friendship you are not that phobic otherwise we wouldn't be talking right now :) You would make sure to distant yourself from others which you haven't. You were able to come out of your shell and have dinner with my friends, right?

The question you asked: What are your paranoias?

My paranoias to me are a bit irrational, I probably need a therapist to examine them...when it comes to insecuries the main one for me is my outter body image.
For example I beat myself up about my weight and my hair. I feel like an ugly duckling and it's a constant battle to the point of me feeling disgusted sometimes to look at myself in the mirror. Most people who look at me will never guess how insecure I am...and I seek compliments from others to feel better about myself and that's not a good thing. So now you know my major paranoia, the rest is another topic. Believe me i'm working on it and it's a constant battle.

Dayne Avery September 05, 2006 5:20 PM  

My paranoia is being suspisious that everyone wants something from me. Im always thinking people have an ulterior motive and will ultimately hurt me in some way. (Many times I'm right.)

fuzzy September 06, 2006 9:02 AM  

I'd like your media to work on my computer please THANK YOU!!!

seems like a good show but I wish I could of heard some audio...

Ty-rone September 06, 2006 9:45 AM  

oooh, that is a tricky question to answer. My paranoia is that people do not really like my company, but rather 'tolerate' my company. Now, this is probably just my fears and doubts more than anything

Ty September 06, 2006 10:00 AM  

@ Fuzzy - It works fine on mine and Derron's. Will check other computers to see if there is a problem.

life September 06, 2006 8:35 PM  

I never saw this show. I love the concept. I think ppl are always out to get me (i.e. judge me, talk behind my back, etc).

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