Time for me to write a filler post under the pretense of posting rants about anime fans~
Justin recently commented that I “must be kinder that [he] thought”. Well, think again. My hiatus has left me with a lot of things to say, and I’m not gonna be nice about it. Here’s a list of things that some anime fans badly need to realize, as they still keep wasting time, money and brain cells to write garbage opinions.
Anime is not the greatest thing since sliced bread. Also, make your own bread, you dimwit. Ever heard of Sturgeon’s law? How about Murphy’s? Anime is just like everything else: cars, mobile phones, movies, people. Most of them suck. Some of them are good. We find gems every now and then, but even then, they still have flaws.
Furthermore, speaking on the technical side of things, anime is far inferior in terms of animation to its western counterparts with the exception of KyoAni and KyoAni alone. Voice acting in anime is just about as good as voice acting in original western cartoons too, so no points there either. And no, Madhouse and ufotable are also inferior to western studios. Get over it.
So stop wasting server space with lines like: “ANIME IS TEH GREATEST THING EVURR 😄 8D LOL LMAO FTW” like a blithering retard and get that massive piece of wool out of your view. And stop abusing emoticons like a 12-year old kid.
The anime from the 90’s are not better than the anime of today. Grow up. Every so often, I come across idiots who claim that everything that came from the 90’s is better than the trash we have today. Well, I got some unfortunate news for you, bub: it’s all the same. Anime from the 90’s is no different from the anime of today. Most of them suck, some of them are good. We find gems every now and then, but even they have flaws. The only difference between the 90’s and today is that there are way less anime per season during the 90’s. The anime of today gives you more choices, 70% of which are all the same.
Anime was not better before, nor is it better now. Tear off those pitch black hipster shades from your rotting eyeballs and move on like everybody else.
Moe is not killing the anime industry. You are. Unless you have been living under a rock, as is the case for some anime fans out there, you will notice that the anime industry practically thrives on moe. Most of anime that sell these days have cute girls or guys in them, and may or may not be depicted in a sexually arousing manner.
Don’t like it? Then why don’t you do something about it rather than spend your miserable life complaining about it? Spend some money supporting the anime that YOU like. You like crap like Death Note? Buy Death Note merchandise. You want more of the latest noitaminA drivel? Import a damn DVD. The reason why moe is dominating the market today is because that is what people pay for. Business 101.
Anime is an expensive hobby. I know that from experience. I am in no way a rich person, but still, I try my best to support the industry by buying stuff out of my own savings (and part-time job). You don’t have to be a hardcore buyfag to be an anime fan, but if you want your opinions to be worth the pixels they are shown in, try doing something for the industry yourself instead of acting like a deranged lunatic.
Your opinions are all invalid unless you buy something. Even the most annoying of Narutards willing to buy even a small keychain have opinions that matter more than the pretentious complaints of someone not even spending a single cent. That is a fact.
Story is not important. Read books. If you are a fool who still watches anime solely (or mostly) for “story,” stop watching. Right now. Anime is a form of entertainment meant to generate income, not satisfy your petty cravings for literary masterpieces. If you want good stories that much, go read books. They are highly unappreciated nowadays.
Okay, sure, anime that have good stories are always welcome, but to expect every anime to have an engaging story is just like waiting for a trainwreck to happen. You don’t expect K-On! to deliver a gripping tale, nor would you expect Code Geass to be about emaciated people goofing off every day. Different anime are marketed toward different kinds of people. Don’t expect it to cater only to your crappy taste.
There’s a Filipino proverb that goes: “Bato-bato sa langit; ang tamaan, huwag magalit,” translated: “Rocks falling from the sky; if you get hit, don’t be mad.” This means that if you are offended or insulted by any of the things I’m saying here, you only have yourself to blame. This post is meant for every anime fan to see, and if you are not part of the group of people I’m talking about, then rest easy. If you are, well, I guess it’s time for you to reflect on your meaningless life (and probably kill yourself afterwards).
PS: We have been working on an important project lately, and that’s why I have been on a temporary hiatus. Hopefully, as the summer season comes, I can write about the anime that come out with a nicer tone, or not, if you want me to bash everything again.