Introduction: What is going on?
Because you’re here, we’ll make a fairly big assumption that you found us because your blog has been, or is waiting to be featured here. You may find yourself struggling to comprehend the situation; your dry mouth excerting a sound which can only be described as a combination of both “How?” and “Why?”.
Every scene has it’s bad eggs; its own selection of wannabes, morons, people who fail to use the terminology correctly and general half-wits. However, this has never been more prominent than in the english speaking otaku scene, a scene which has been bastardised for years now.
There are too many people out there claiming to be otaku and not being able to back it up. There are hundreds of blogs out there ran by people claiming to be ‘otakus’ but instead posting their awful photos of the same saber figure over again. Please, leave the scene and never come back, you are not otaku and you never will be. Do not ever give people the false impression that you are.
We don’t discriminate, we’ve seen our fair share of Japanese native otaku wannabes too, but they’re much less widespread and even if we did post their blogs, you wouldn’t understand it and they wouldn’t understand this place either.
Solution: The ‘Otaku’ Elimination Game
The above annoys us, greatly. So we decided that the best way to prevent the problem from happening again would be to make an example of and simply ridicule (or maybe praise) every anime related blog. Here’s how it works:
- We looked through as many anime or ‘otaku’ blogs as we could find, we searched through their affiliates and partner links, we checked links in comments and basically did our best to find as many blogs and websites as we could until we were eventually running in circles and couldn’t find anything new.
- We gathered a list of all of these blogs plus the usernames of those who ran them. Ranging from Danny Choo right down any old nameless jobbers.
- Every week we pick 4 blogs at random and we ‘analyze’ each one; praising their merits and ripping apart their downfalls. For one reason or another, we’ll give the blog an ‘Eliminated’ or ‘Approved’ rating based on how much shit they talk and how far removed from ‘otaku’ they really are.
- Rinse and repeat until everything on the list is either approved or eliminated. We’ll be watching the ‘Approved’ sites like birds of prey, waiting for them to fall too. So you’re never truely clear until you’re eliminated. Don’t fuck up.
Because you claimed to be otaku when you weren’t. Or maybe you didn’t, in which case we probably won’t verbally abuse your blog as much, so let that be a warning if you haven’t been featured yet. We’re not completely harsh, maybe you’ll get through with a few compliments if you’re lucky.
“Can you please remove me from the list?”
No. Everyone is stuck on the list until they’re eliminated. Life can be tough sometimes.
“What are you trying to prove?”
We’re pissed off with people using the term ‘otaku’ incorrectly, and then throwing up some wikipedia bullshit about the technicalities of the word when someone calls them out on it. You have no real Japanese credibility and your point is invalid. To be an otaku is something that takes a lot of dedication and can’t be gotten just from buying figures. You’re either hardcore otaku, or you’re not one at all. There is no middle line.
“Are you just trolling us?”
No, this is a genuine project designed to make you people shut up for once in a while. We’re anonymous, but we’re not ‘Anon’ and we would never stoop so low as to associate ourselves with that or any other 4chan hideousness, even 2ch gets incredibly tiresome and awful fairly quickly nowadays.
“Where are your blogs? Who are YOU?”
We’re too busy watching reruns of かなめも to be blogging about the latest figma we won’t be buying or taking shitty pictures of Saber. Starting to really get the hang of what it means to be otaku now? You’ll pick it up as we go along, and if you’re the first? Well, life is tough, be greatful that you get to serve as an example.