Archive for the Shameless Whoring Category
Plenty of folks have sucked the SCCSAV’s cock already; I’m just adding one more mouth to the orgy.
It’s a simple but fun and grand idea that has added quite a bit of color to my anime viewing this year. Let’s face it: If all we did was pontificate on our stupid blogs, this community would become quickly sterile. A lot of us (myself included) spew a bunch of bullshit atop our soap boxes, but we need an outlet to really bullshit, you know? I never really liked forums — they feel static to me, and you have to pour so much time into keeping track of dumb conversations, which is increasingly difficult for me. So fuck forums.
Twitter is like the ideal forum for me. It’s quick, real-time and direct. It’s easy to keep track of all your retarded conversations, and it’s easy to jump in and out of convoluted conversation threads. You can immediately spaz out about whatever nonsense you’re watching. Maybe constant media exposure has destroyed my brain, and I can’t function without some shiny tweet gracing my eyes every few seconds, but WHATEVER, MAN.
However, Twitter is, of course, limited, and that’s where the SCCSAV steps in. The beauty of the group is its simplicity. It all boils down to these two sentences:
“HEY, YOU GUYS WANNA WATCH SOME ANIME TOGETHER?”
There are people from all over the world in the group itself, and on Twitter, so it’s almost a guarantee that you’ll find someone who wants to watch something. And then it’s a hop, skip and a jump to Skype (or Teamspeak or whatever), and boom,
tough actin’ Tinactin you’re interacting with people in an impromptu anime club showing. It’s simple, spontaneous and flexible, and that’s what makes the proceedings so much fun.
I’ve watched plenty of great and not-so-great anime with my brethren this year, and every meeting has been awesome. No matter how pretentious or intellectual or holier-than-thou any of us acts, at heart we’re all a bunch of goofballs who want to have fun watching silly Japanese cartoons. I can sincerely say that my sessions with the Terribad group, the classic anime group, the shipping group, the Macross group, and on and on and on have affected my life for the better. It’s easy to forget when we are in abundance on the Interwebs, but anime is niche as shit, and I personally know maybe five or six people who watch anime, and certainly none of them with the frequency that I do.
So, yes, I am grateful for all you chucklefucks who join me in watching my ultraviolent porno cartoons every week. To another year!
SERIOUSLY WATCH THE FIRST SEASON AND THEN START WATCHING THIS SECOND SEASON YOU FUCKERSSSSSSSSSS
So I’m now one of two new staffers at The Nihon Review, along with Eternal of Memories of Eternity. (By the way, he’s coming to Los Angeles for Anime Expo during Fourth of July weekend for anyone who needs more incentive to attend! As if meeting me weren’t already a transcendent experience.) I’m definitely looking forward to spamming the site by giving 10s to everything I review! Just kidding, Sorrow-kun, ol’ buddy, ol’ pal.
I’m mainly looking to contribute to the anime reviews section and occasionally to the live action section (I need to watch more Japanese flicks). Whenever I come up with ideas that are better suited for shorter posts than my long-winded rambling here, then I’ll pop up on Behind the Nihon Review as well (and, obviously, I’ll be on the staff-wide posts). My main hope is to review series that don’t get as much attention as the more popular stuff, and to one day pick up the torch as the resident mecha dork on staff. Too bad Kavik Ryx already reviewed a lot of what I have seen! My dopey Macross and G Gundam references on my profile will have to suffice for now.
Anyway, for the curious, my activity there will not affect my posting habits here. I wouldn’t have accepted the position if I didn’t think I could also continue posting regularly here. UNMEI KAIHEN ain’t going anywhere.
By the way, my first review is up at the site. I felt sort of weird being like, “THIS IS A 10, DAMN IT” my first time out, but fuck it, Rose of Versailles is just that damn good.
Ever since Ogiue Maniax made this post, I’ve wondered whether anyone had ever documented fake brands in anime — speficially, brands animation studios concoct as parodies of real brands so that viewers are reminded of a certain company/product without the real brand owners having cause to sue the ever loving fuck out of the animation studios. A bit of research I did uncovered several forum threads dedicated to this premise, along with the occasional website/blog post, but never a single site whose sole purpose was cataloguing parody brands.
So after a while of waffling, I’ve started to fill that void with a Tumblr blog: IT’S A SOMY
I’m just one guy, however; I fully intend for this to be a collaborative project. Submission is easy: Just take a screenshot of a parody brand, take note of the information (anime title + scene context, if you think it’s needed) and upload it somewhere I can get to it (any image hosting site is fine — Imageshack, Photobucket, Twitpic, etc.). I give full credit to anyone who makes a contribution. I can be contacted in numerous places — comments on this site, my MAL account, Twitter, my e-mail address (listed in the About section) and so on. Feel free to bombard me with screenshots. I’m also keeping a list of every parody brand handy so that there won’t be any duplicates; however, if multiple studios come up with the same brand, then that is free game.
Let’s make this site big enough so that eventually any anime fan can browse through it for hours and have a few chuckles at silly consumerism!
EDIT: Tumblr users can now directly submit posts for approval. Just follow the listed guidelines, and you’ll be cool.