We’re back again and we’ve got a can of Round 6 to unleash on you. Actually, we’ll be honest, 100% honest: In an act of prolonging the suspense and drama of the game, we decided we’d have a more chilled-out session this week. The blogs randomly selected were some of the less notable/recognised blogs in the blogosphere (Sorry loldebi!) but even if they were bigger we would have chosen less notable ones instead. It’s a quiet night as we approach the nativity period.
We’ve faced some real challenges upon doing the OEG, but Debi’s LOLBlog was just doing the impossible. We don’t speak German, we don’t understand German.
Debi has been a follow of ours for a while now, and while we’d certainly not pull any punches for those that like us, loldebi is simply too polite, too helpful and too nice for us to find any old reason to pick on her or her blog. Appearance-wise it was all very standard yet clear, but we just can’t judge the content. The only mention of Otaku we could find was upon mentioning us, and very kindly she posted in english denying any misuse of term, and we’re inclined to believe her. Without further ado (And because we simply can’t read a thing):
Just Another LOLBlog by loldebi – APPROVED
2 old 4 anime is boring. There, we said it. Basically the blog revolves around BlueDrakon telling you how young-at-heart he is and how he stopped growing up at 17. We don’t know if this will burst your bubble or simply make you very happy; but in this business it just doesn’t matter how old you are. As cynical, bitter and acidic as we may be, we do know that you’re only ever as old as you feel and there will always be someone older than you interested in the same things as you.
Maybe we ruined 2old4anime’s main selling point. Whoops.
The content ranges from average to bizaare, just when you think it’s an anime related blog, Drakon throws in some pictures of naked people with Sushi on top of them. We will give one compliment though, he does seem to cover a wide(ish) array of different types of figures and toys; not just sticking to the same old GSC figures that we see on every blog. Our advice: start looking into some other stuff too, there exists a large world outside of figure collecting, go and find it.
We’d love to approve you, Drakon. However, you take lessons from angrymimi as to what “Otaku” is and you made alafista your featured blog. We know that being featured here doesn’t mean much to you, but take it as a lesson and don’t hang around with the wrong crowd.
2 old 4 anime by BlueDrakon – ELIMINATED
It was quite a slight mention, we know that. But let’s fact it, he’s not really major enough for us to think further. Just don’t take it too personally, think of it as guidance instead of an attack.
There is a strange feeling of immediate pointlessness reading a blog that calls itself “Don’t look!”. You’re not exactly selling yourself much here, jpmeyer. Basically the general theme is that they’re [jpmeyer and Hinano ex fansubbers who ramble on about whatever they basically feel like, only for their ramblings to seemingly fall on deaf ears. They did a post about the social underpinnings of otaku and they didn’t do a bad job of it. Although it’s fairly irrelevant to the OEG, it’s still true and provides a nice contrast of what the word means in Japan and what it means abroad. We recommend you read it.
All we can say is guys, do you have any way to liven your blog up at all? It just feels like walking into a cold, empty room.
見ないで！ひとり言 by jpmeyer and Hinano – APPROVED
Oh, there’s always someone to ruin the fucking peace. If the OEG got a video game adaption, Gordonator, Alafista, Kodomut and so on would be the end-of-level boss stages before reaching Danny Choo at the end. It never ceases to fucking amaze us that these people are so highly worshipped in the blogosphere yet their blogs are so fucking dire it hurts.
Your features suck, nobody gives a fuck about the food you eat, your ‘figure releases’ are no different from any other blog, you only ever review jpop, anime OST or Seiyuu CDs and your writing is without substance. Tell us, why should we read your blog aside from the fact it has a semi-professional layout? You get your readers, comments and fame because you’re associated with Danny Choo. Oh, and your ‘About me’ page is just a load of fucking bullshit. Let us rewrite it for you:
Alafista.com is a place for me to gently touch upon anime and japan-related culture in the form of posts mainly comprising of pictures. My blog does not cover “Everything otaku from Japan” because the closest I’ve gotten to otaku is watching Genshiken and looking at figures that 85% of the time, I will not buy.
I reside in singapore and I use the word “Otaku” like it’s going out of fashion in hopes that people will consider me as one. I am actually just a figure collector and not even a good one at that, I paid a lot of money for a camera I can’t really use as well as some of my friends, but it makes me feel like I have status. I took a degree at a university and then I got a job that had nothing to do with said degree because my grades were sub-standard.
I like anime, and I think that 4-10 episodes a week is a sufficient amount to watch, despite the fact that real otaku (That I wish to be like) watch that many in a single evening. My favorites are those from my childhood, because I’m too busy blogging to actually watch anything.
I know the basics of a few languages, but I pretend I am the authority on them by misusing the words and claiming that “Language changes with society”.
I LOVE DANNY CHOO. I read his blog and it was awesome! I wish I was just like Danny Choo, my blog was even designed to look just like him! I know everything about his life, where he lives…I wish I could do the same! But unfortunately, I will never amount to his success as he is slowly fading into the background anyway.
Contact me on this large array of social websites. Sorry if I don’t reply! – I don’t actually care about you personally, I just need to look as popular as Danny Choo does! ”
Fuck you alafista, you’ll never be otaku because you care more about immitating another wannabe. You are fucking eliminated.
Alafista.com by Alafista – ELIMINATED
Well it was a silent night before we had to storm through alafista. Prick.
Anyway, that’s all for this week. Next week (Round 8) will be our last round of 2009 because we have various events to attend and the new year to celebrate. But we will be back in the new year. The awards will be here on Wednesday, but like the eliminations, they will stop until 2010. See you soon.