Don’t @ Me: Eight of my Anime Opinions: Anime Community Edition

Oh yeah, we are GOING there.

Welcome back to Don’t @ Me, where I give you a handful of my opinions on everything to do with anime and/or manga. Raw, to the point, straightforward, today I’m giving you eight of my opinions on the Anime Fandom sphere. Get your hate mail ready after the cut!

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I’m gonna be nice, I promise.

 

1.  I love how in my short time among the WordPress Anime Blogging sphere, I’ve become known as “The Shinmai Guy.” Well I guess it’s good to be remembered for something right? Thanks for that Yomu!

2.  I respect and admire the people who have the courage to put themselves out on Youtube and share their opinions on anime, even if they are ones I don’t agree with. The internet is a lion’s den and it takes strength to last more than a few minutes. But that doesn’t make me want to watch your 50+ minute video essay trying to tie anime to some random personal ideology or whatever pet cause your championing.

3.  My favorite anitubers are Gigguk and Sydsnap, both of their channels are full of fun videos that don’t take themselves too seriously. Especially Sydsnap who talks about a bunch of ecchi shit and doesn’t morally grandstand.

4.  The Anime Community is going to have to reckon with the fact that as the art form becomes more mainstream popular, more and more people without our years of reconciliation and acceptance of “the weird shit” are going to come in and question/disagree on everything about anime. Difference of opinions is importance, and it’s easy to instinctively go “shield up, red alert!” when it happens. It’s harder to try and listen to what they have to say. Let’s not make the same mistake that video games did.

5. The Anime community since I have returned, both on WordPress and Reddit is probably one of the nicest and most compassionate ones I’ve seen. I’ve made it a personal policy to not directly involve myself (aside from this blog) to protect my sanity, but we seem to be a little corner of light in the vast dark shithole that is the modern internet.

6. If you read my blog and don’t follow ones like Karandi, Yomu, Lynn, Matt, Crow, Irina, Scott and Sean, then 1) holy shit, and 2) give them a look. They’ve been around far longer than me and deserve your attention.

7. I make way too many stupid spelling mistakes on this blog. Like holy fuck do I need to start editing more.

8. Hey Lynn! I will fucking dive back into that worthless, god awful piece of shit show if you want to do a collaboration on it.

14 thoughts on “Don’t @ Me: Eight of my Anime Opinions: Anime Community Edition

  1. Thank you for the shout out.
    And I agree with your number 5, at least the ani-blogging community which is mostly who I interact with. There are so many really nice people and I’ve been fortunate in not encountering too many people who just want to argue for the sake of it.

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  2. Indeed, everyone I’ve spoken too has been kind, welcoming and easy to interact with. We all have our different interests and favorites, but we all get along and respect each other for it. That is something in rare supply nowadays.

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  3. I went looking for Shinmai just the other day and my streaming service had removed it… I’d definitely be interested once I’ve found somewhere to watch it. I think they might bring it back as the page is still there with the trailers.

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  4. LOL. What can I say, Lynn and I found your hatred for Shinmai funny enough that we just couldn’t keep it to ourselves. Lynn still needs to watch it though.

    And yeah I’m pretty amazed at this community, I’ve never had a negative comment.

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    • I’d love to get your thoughts on it as well, mostly that first season and last episode.

      I do dislike the series, but I only ever made two posts on it because I don’t think it is right to stew in that level of disdain for too long, now it’s more of a running joke, but I would like to see someone else without my baggage view that series.

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      • I’d have trouble getting through a single episode tbh, all I remember is all that blatant groping, and a… castle? Or church? It’s probably been 3/ 4 years since I saw it.

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    • I think it is because many of us here (though i am not absolutely sure) don’t do this as their job.

      The minute you do this for your income, then you gotta start worrying about making posts that sell. That means clickbait, outrage articles and stuff that draws eyes. Most of us here, at least from what I see seem to write what we want to write.

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  5. Thanks much for the mention!

    “But that doesn’t make me want to watch your 50+ minute video essay trying to tie anime to some random personal ideology or whatever pet cause your championing.”

    Well, there goes my plans for a Youtube channel! 🙂

    ” It’s harder to try and listen to what they have to say. Let’s not make the same mistake that video games did.”

    I’m a bit worried about that, to be honest. But your advice is right — listening’s a necessary first step.

    “but we seem to be a little corner of light in the vast dark shithole that is the modern internet.”

    I think this point and the previous ones are related. We need to maintain our little corner, and maybe expand it if we can. And don’t forget — you’re part of it! You may have “made it a personal policy to not directly involve myself (aside from this blog) to protect my sanity,” which makes perfect sense to me, but don’t underestimate the impact of your posts!

    It’s cliche, but it happens to be true: you never know what impact yours words will have one someone!

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  6. Indeed, which is why I don’t want to make blogging my job, cause I don’t want to chase fads and throw away my authenticity (not saying anyone here is doing that)

    In terms of other things, we should always be welcoming to new people, because new people bring new ideas and perspectives that may help us. But that doesn’t mean we roll over and show our bellies because some people want to change something to fit their ideology.

    I love ecchi and harem anime, but there is a very sizable portion of the anime fanbase who doesn’t. We co-exist peacefully and respect our differences. No single genre should dominate the anime industry. A wide range of different tastes makes things better.

    It’s all a very delicate balance, I choose not to get involved because it’s a black hole of insanity (plus who else is gonna bitch about Shinmai?)

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