“It’s all very well to read about sorrows and imagine yourself living through them heroically, but it’s not so nice when you really come to have them, is it?”
-Anne Shirley, “Anne of Green Gables” by L.M. Montgomery
A healthy imagination is a wonderful thing to possess, but when those fanciful tendencies hinders one’s social interaction, they become cumbersome. When one relies on their imagination and choice of entertainment to inform their views on how life should be, it continuously sets one up for a fall. However, it is not the consumption of whatever media that we choose to indulge in, but the way in which we allow it to affect our lives, and our own personalities, that make the difference.
WataMote understands this, and continues to keep the personality of its heroine, Tomoko Kuroki, along with her otaku hobbies, as two identifiably separate things, allowing the viewer to focus more on the former than the latter.