The Anime Community has some soul searching to do
One of the best things about living in the age of the internet is how easy and vast social networking has become. With so many platforms we are no longer bound by geographical chains, It’s simply amazing, we can seek out like minded individuals to share and learn new things with just the push of a button–that would be impossible without the help of the internet!
This is great for the anime community, my community, since as far as hobbies go all things anime related are usually in the minority. Social networking has become an excellent tool for us especially. Thanks to it we have been able to band together and form these massive Facebook groups and anime website forums where we can share opinions and ideas.
What should unite us as and breed positive relationships between people from people all over the world that love the inner workings of the great world of anime is over run by bullies–used as a playground to spread hate and their elitist propaganda.
Isn’t being an anime fan already outside the realm of normality? The anime community should be a safe haven for any and every anime fan. Not a place to go to cyber blows over anime titles..
Afterall, what gives you the right to call someone a weeb? Why would you use a derogatory term that was devised with the sole intent to insult people such as yourself in the first place!? And what’s so wrong with being a fan of dubs? Without dubs I doubt you would have ever gotten into anime in the first place, and anime would not be what it is today in America if it were not for them. What makes someone a terrible fan just because they like long running mainstream anime? Newsflash, they’re not long running because the majority of the people in the world think they’re terrible! Just in general why would you feel the need to belittle someone, especially someone who is just trying to talk about the things he or she enjoys with people they thought would be accepting of them? C’mon we’ve all been to high school.. I am aware there is animosity in every kind of click, but the amount of hate I see amongst anime fans in the online anime community astounding.
With the bully epidemic that is ravaging our schools one would hope we could set an example and rise above all the negativity.
The next time you intend to bully a fellow member of the anime community I urge you to remember how it felt the last time you were singled out or put down. Also, keep in mind everyone’s psyche is not created equal–what words may never hurt me, very well may break your bones.