We’re gonna ramble on a little bit here, so kick back and relax.
When we created this blog, negative attention was destined to reach us, but we didn’t really expect any positive comments, or rather we didn’t expect people to be so vocal with them. Scamp was the first to write a nice post about us in his blog, so it was only natural we added him to the list too. But hey, he’s in our good books…for now. But wow, we had no real idea we’d be writing this post, and certainly not this soon. We’ve spread like wildfire, burning a hole through the blogosphere, and we haven’t even gotten started yet.
Also, jusuchin took it really well, we hope you’ve learned something, but it can’t be easy to be the first. Thanks for rolling with the punches, and we’re genuinely grateful for that.
We saw a bunch of other responses in the forms of comments and posts, some made us laugh others we just didn’t quite understand. I think we really found some Masochists in the scene, surprising to see so many wanting to take part. We’ll add most of them sometime between now and friday.
This just in: We won’t be adding NotCliche. Reason: We refuse to believe this is anything but nekos thinkbox under a different name. What on earth.
Either way the feedback has been great; good bad or indifferent, and we’d like to take this time to say that we’re not a flame blog and we’re not a hate blog. It’s cool you find it funny to see others get broken down, but we’re not doing this for kicks, we have a message to get across, and as long as you’re acknowledging that, let the good times roll.
Remember, ignorance is not an excuse. It’s all very well to say you were doing something before you knew about Danny Choo or whoever it is you idolise, and that may be true, but did you not look at both of them and think “Hey, this is almost too similar, I’ll do something a little different to make my blog better/different”. It’s common sense and originality really. You may think this is directed at you, Steve (And it is, a tiny bit, but we know Australians just don’t give a fuck) but there are far far worse offenders out there, and we definitley got them listed down.
Also, we don’t really care about your blogging skills unless they’re particularly amazing/terrible, it’s more about content simply. We care about how you mislabel yourself and we do get annoyed by seeing the same old content, but apart from that we’re not dictators. Put a giant cock on your frontpage if you want, but don’t put a picture of Miku on it and try passing it off as an ‘otaku cock’. Getting the hang of this now?
Oh, and dear humberto, we’re so sorry you’re not featured on the list, please don’t cry. We use a standard wordpress blog because everybody else does and the point was to create an even playingfield. And lets be honest, this isn’t some business venture, it’s a standard blog. Why would we waste time and money on maintaining a server we couldn’t give much of a fuck about?
Of course, humberto is just angry really. We plan to feature his competitors such as animeblips and ANN, but we saw his awful .biz site and decided against it. Here’s a tip: learn how to maintain a website and learn some CSS/HTML (and of course get an idea of user interaction) before you start to act as if it’s the greatest thing since sliced bread. Your ‘site’ is a glorified blog on a .biz domain and you expect us to take it seriously? You can’t even live up to your motto of “Providing complete coverage of Japanese Visual Culture.” This speaks volumes about your ability to do anything worthwhile. Think about that.
We are the authority on otaku (Not ‘otaku’), that’s why we can make this blog and criticise others. Collectively between the group who run this place (6 contributors and a few others hanging in the sidelines) we’ve attended every single comiket since the late 80s and the majority of wonfes’ since ’96. We have one member who currently works in Akiba and two who have worked there at different times. And not for any big sellout companies either. Danny choo boasts about his connections with various big players such as GSC, Cospa and so on. But just by Gamers relocating in Akihabara we’ve seen the closure of 5 other smaller shops that we really loved and it did make us sad, but we’re rambling. We have a post planned to give you an insight as to just why we’re doing this.
Oh and don’t forget what we’re about. We see a lot of these complaints about how we’re not providing enough constructive criticism. We never said we would from the beginning, others are just lucky enough to get it. This is no popularity contest, Chikorita167. Do you think we frequent any of the blogs we have listed?
Fuck gargron too, we were waiting for your proud speech and we get this? Well, we just can’t please everyone. And DDoS? We’d never stoop so low, don’t take us for Anonymous. But lets forget that, we promised an even playing field, and we’ll deliver (Hence the wordpress). We also hope that in our next posts you learn some more and get your history straight. Lucky Star? What credibility did you have anyway?
Well, we’ve rattled on but we hope we made our point clear. Those who think we are simply trolling do so on the basis that they cannot accept ideals aside from their own. We didn’t want to have to waste our time on something like this in the first place, but because of this polluted scene we decided we’d do it if nobody else would. It may seem easy enough to those who spend more time blogging than actually taking part and watching anime, but I personally have to gather comments, opinions and IRC logs, translate the majority of them, and then centralise it into a readable document. Then we have to follow up the comments and the hate, be grateful! We can think of 100 other things we’d rather be doing right now.