Alright, now that episode 2 is out, it's time for another rant.
No, not 'senpai' in the japanese dictionary definition of the word, but 'senpai' in the sense of 'notice me senpai.'
So basically, there's this girl I know from my youth group, nice lass, laughs at all my jokes. When I first came to this youth group, (which, for those of you who don't know, is a sort of Bible study/club usually hosted at a church) this girl was really friendly. I didn't think much of it until this event the youth group did, roller skating and go-karts and such. I didn't know how much fun it'd be, mainly because I didn't know how to roller skate, not really my kind of thing, you know. Luckily, the aforementioned girl taught me how to, and it was a great night, lots of fun. Sounds like the beginnings of a good relationship, right?
Except for the fact that I don't really like her. Sure, she's nice, but she's just... not my type. Too giggly and whatnot. She hasn't actually made any sort of confession of affection or anything like it, but she gives me a tonne of attention, hence the senpai-ship. And I can see now why the senpai never notices the character in an anime, because I don't know how she'd react. I don't want to be a butt and straight-up tell her, "I don't like you", especially considering the fact that she hasn't really made a move, she just stares and sits next to me and laughs way too long at my jokes and is starting to get on my nerves.
Point is, if you like someone, don't make them your senpai. Make them your friend.