Kid, you really want in on this? This is the sorta info that could change you for bad, taint how you see things. If you know, then nothing’s the same no more. Ignorance is bliss and I think you’re better off happy.
Really? Well, alright. Don’t say I didn’t warn you, kid.
Here you are, then: five seedy things some anibloggers do because they only look out for number one (and I’m dropping this streetside way of speaking because I’m typing this up at 5:52 am when I have work at 6:30 and I still need to shower and eat).
Some of you, be it anibloggers or visitors, are pretty rude when it comes to commenting on posts. Rampant use of quotation marks to completely undermine what was said in the blog post, blatant misogyny, implying that being a feminist is something to be scorned – I’ve been around and I’ve seen some shit.
Really, some (not all of you, mind you), need to realize that you’re interacting with someone who has feelings and try to not be so hurtful or mean. Or is the sense of anonymity empowering you to act like an asshole with little consequence so intoxicating that you willingly become an actual barbarian?
I was never the type to earn golden stars in kindergarten. Or in elementary school. Or in middle school. Or in high school. Or in college.
But some of you do seem intent on giving me ALL of the golden stars. It just so happens that means these individuals decide to just start liking my content without actually reading it. Maybe some of you are champion readers. Skimming is necessary in life. I get it.
Be that as it may, I’m less inclined to think you’re paying attention to what I’m saying if you’re liking five of my posts within 10 seconds.
Oh, I know what’s going on, don’t worry. But I’m not going to bother to call you out on it since it’s genuinely not worth my time. After all, you feel the same way about reading other people’s content, don’t you?
I’m a failure when it comes to collabs considering how often I’ve made plans to start up a collab with someone only to disappear. These days I’m not being told I’m worthless for being unemployed or for having long hair so I might have a better mentality, but for now that remains uncertain. Maybe one day I’ll be ready for collabs again.
With that being said, it seems like there are some real motherfuckers who try to make sure they benefit the most from collabs. They insist on having the first top five because more people will be interested in the first half, they insist on controlling what the other person adds to their blog post, and they fail to properly link to the other person’s blog. Those kind of dingleberries are ACTUALLY around and it’ll be for the best if you don’t associate with them. They can go share their own content on reddit if they’re so desperate for attention.
People steal posts. People take screencaps. People have no sense of guilt — or common sense, it seems, since these criminals don’t seem to realize they’re going to get caught.
Plus they gain nothing. What’s the point of passing off someone’s work as your own?? It’s meaningless and just makes me never want to associate with you. Honestly, just piss off. And maybe go piss on yourself while you’re at it.
Maybe us anibloggers really aren’t united as a community. We all have different tastes. Some of us like certain individuals and dislike others. Perhaps there are some irreconcilable differences between one another.
Be that as it may, there are some individuals who like to pretend they care about the aniblogging community only for them to only care about themselves once they grab a little bit of clout writing for notable anime sites or obtain a considerable audience on YouTube. Well, wait, maybe they also only care for the people in their own circlejerk cliques. Never mind, I totally misspoke~ You’re definitely not self-serving since you’re not just caring about yourself~
Who am I kidding? The fuck out of here with that kind of hypocrisy. You sold out. Frankly, we don’t care if you had stuck around since we know your true colours now. Beat it.
And there you have it. I wish I could apologize for my locker room language but I won’t.
Sorry for making you read this.