Autoethnography Monstrosity


Enjoying a movie afternoon with a Japanese classic is but the beginning of the autoethnographic practice. Analysis of the thoughts I scribed for the first blog post reveal a number of thoughts and subtle stereotypes that have embed themselves, no doubt, from my interaction with largely Western media. Admittedly my consumption of Gojira (1954) was not entirely ‘authentic’, there was no couch, popcorn and the need to think of things to blog about took my concentration from the big screen to the keyboard.

Writing for an audience meant opening with a description of the tangible experience felt necessary, describing the sound of food wrappers and soft chatter, all details to give the reader a relatable atmosphere. Perhaps this is “storytelling (by) showing and telling” the audience that Ellis et. all (2011) have described in their ‘bible’ of autoethnography. However the real autoethnographic discovery lies in my reaction to Gojira’s

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