Posted on 30 June 2006 with categories: Random Posts

I kept telling myself not to get involved with this drama, though I have to say the following. As you all know, DrmsChr0 started a whole fad of bashing Jason. I have to admit, when I first read it, I felt very inclined to agree with him. But then I started to think. And I thought back about the post I made back in May, when I got kicked off blogsuki.

Basically (correct me if I’m wrong), all people are saying is that Jason sucks because his opinions are horrible, and he doesn’t contribute to the community. I have to admit, my opinion is the total opposite from his. He also isn’t involved in the Anime Nano-community, and doesn’t comment too often. Still, he runs his own forums, and I have had one comment on my blog made by him. Still, I certainly know more people are active when it comes to posting.

Does this make him suck? Of course not. People are forgetting one thing: it’s his site. He can do what he wants with it. The fact is, he isn’t looking for customers. He just wants to show his opinions. What does he get back? Opinions like “you suck”. Honestly, if you don’t want to read his articles, then why do you?

I see people noting that all of the anime bloggers out there are part of a community. Because they are, they have to comment a lot, and be active. This would indeed be true, if we were dealing with some forum. This is not the case, however. I can’t see why people who start a blog are automatically required to comment on other blogs and act like active parts of the community. That’s not the reason to start an anime blog, in my opinion. You should be able to choose this for yourself.

3 Responses

  1. lolikitsune says:

    No one’s bashing Jason for one single reason, and Drm certainly didn’t start anything himself. The main reason that people have begun voicing any negative opinions about Jason is due to his refusal to even so much as acknowledge Hung’s gracious invitation to join Ano. After that, people got to talking. And the rest is history.

  2. Corydorf says:

    Like I said in my article (which features pretty graphs btw) I think it is essential that we act like a community. We are a forum, just a different kind of forum. We often post regarding each other, reference each other, and comment for each other (like this right here) While a blogger does not have any obligation to act like a member of this community, they should, at the very least, be courteous to others like themselves.

  3. psgels says:

    I don’t really think that’s nessecary. It’s your choice to make a blog, and if all you want to do is write about your opinion, who’s there to stop you? I remember that in my early blogging days, I used to behave like that.

    Oh, and Loli: is there a reason to flame Jason in particular? I mean, there are lots of other good bloggers who haven’t signed up (Phoenix512, Random Curiosity, Whai whai).

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  • Emma
    (Tuesday, Jul 29. 2014 05:32 AM)
    @K-off: My fathers words about America in the middle east was “I am convinced at this point that the goal of the American foreign policy in the middle east is one of intentional chaos and instability and it is truly what the American government wishes for”.
  • Emma
    (Tuesday, Jul 29. 2014 05:30 AM)
    I’d like to hear Ninjarealists thoughts on this as he is Jewish…
  • K-Off
    (Tuesday, Jul 29. 2014 05:30 AM)
    @Emma I can imagine. If America wants to be a true peace mediator, it should be logical to even a fucking toddler: Compromise for both sides, because Hamas is not going to capitulate from just missle strikes. The government doesn’t represent us, because the military industrial complex has so much to gain from Israels war machine.
  • Emma
    (Tuesday, Jul 29. 2014 05:25 AM)
    @K-off: I want to specify that my agreement is with you. I realize both sides are wrong.
  • Emma
    (Tuesday, Jul 29. 2014 05:24 AM)
    My father only told me that its being badly reported on Irish news.
    And I think that America supporting Israel at this point is shameful. I heard something also of a death caught on tape that was denyed also…
  • K-Off
    (Tuesday, Jul 29. 2014 05:24 AM)
    @Emma Okay. So while I concede that Israel has a far more nefarious intention than Hamas does, that still does not change the fact that this whole crisis is a result of the intentional aggression of both parties.
  • K-Off
    (Tuesday, Jul 29. 2014 05:21 AM)
    Fuck, the facts show that Israel civilian deaths outnumber palestinian civilian deaths by nearly 1:200, while Hamas refuses to use peaceful tactics during a time when they are obviously outgunned against Israel. Fucking morons, I’ll treasure my bloody nose.
  • Emma
    (Tuesday, Jul 29. 2014 05:20 AM)
    @K-off: My father told me he was at a march regarding this recently, however in his case it was a sympathy for the victims of the conflict. My pity goes to the Israeli and Palestinian people. The methods on the Israeli side may be worse but I don’t like Hamas either.
  • K-Off
    (Tuesday, Jul 29. 2014 05:17 AM)
    It’s the same everywhere: Dublin, New York, London, and Paris, no one sees that both Israel and Hamas are at fault. So my friends and I went to West Hollywood with a sign that read “Hamas & Israel, Partners in Crimes Against Humanity,” and naturally, being the sign holder, I got punched in the nose by a pro-Israeli man.
  • K-Off
    (Tuesday, Jul 29. 2014 05:11 AM)
    Okay, you know what? So the world is freaking the fuck out over who they’ll support; Israel, or Palestine, and people are protesting & rioting over which country is the good guy. So I went to the protest at West Hollywood today, to participate in a group that upheld neither country in an endless war, but I wound up finding a bunch of fanatics oblivious to the facts of either side.

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