Dealing with Cyberbullying

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(Artist: Meow/Nekodenki)
Since 2007, I have been the target of what people would call “cyberbullying” on a nearly daily basis and I have neither reported it(to websites or the police) nor have I let it push me to the point of crying or self-harm.
The reason “cyberbullying” doesn’t bother me is because I HAVE A MASSIVE EGO! I am also highly self-confident(most of the time). Oh, and because I’m not a spineless bastard. I rarely faced bullying in middle/high school because I didn’t allow any bullying to get any sort of reaction out of me. Plus people knew that I would “snitch” on them in a heartbeat if they tried any bullshit with me. But this isn’t about real life bullying(or lack thereof), this is about “cyberbullying.”
 
Before, I handled cyberbullying by challenging trolls head-on in a debate/argument. But now, I have a blog to post my opinions so I don’t have to repeat the same fucking shit over and over every time someone targets me – I could just link them to said blog. But now I handle things differently. When someone calls me a “weeaboo”, I go full-fucking-weeaboo. When someone falsely calls me a pedo over lolicon, I post even more loli. When someone encourages me to kill myself, I make my online presence known even more. In other words, when someone targets me for some reason, I increase the reason for their bullshit 10-fold.
If you are ever bullied on or offline, instead of crying, going on a killing spree, hurting yourself, or killing yourself, remember these words: You aren’t being bullied by someone better than you, you are being bullied by someone inferior to you. What do I mean? Only the inferior feels the need to make others feel like complete shit for kicks and giggles. You NEVER see successful or good people going around targeting individuals to torment for no good reason. You only see those who are worth nothing and have nothing doing it. Don’t believe me? Travel to W Mulberry St/N Fremont Ave in Baltimore, MD and walk down the street doing something you like, and watch the assholes roll in to bother you(or worse). Now go to Midtown Manhattan in New York doing the same shit, and not a single person will target you for ridicule out of enjoyment. ONLY the inferior bullies/trolls individuals.
That mindset is a big reason why I do not let “cyberbullying” bother me.  But then again, I don’t actually believe “cyberbullying” is nearly as bad as real life bullying. YOU have the ability to BLOCK people that bother you online. YOU have the choice to read what someones says to you online. YOU have the choice to login to a social networking website. Cyberbullying is self-inflicted because YOU have the freedom to handle the situation quickly, unlike bullying in REAL LIFE. If cyberbullies bother you that much and you can’t simply blow them off, then maybe you should stay off social networking websites all together because the world is FULL of assholes. You can either accept that fact and ignore them, become them, challenge them, or let them bother you. Simple as that.

Violence against women in media – The issue that isn’t an issue

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(Artist: Mizu Asato)

Once again, the liberal media is up in arms over something else! This time, it’s the new X-Men’s poster showing some dude grabbing some chick by the neck. The liberal media is crying “VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN!” Oh surprise-surprise, a series that depicts nothing but violence has a poster depicting violence. OH THE FUCK WOULD OF EXPECTED IT! This is another clear example of people being way too sensitive over something that doesn’t matter one bit. I’m not saying violence against women doesn’t matter, I’m saying that what is depicted in FICTION doesn’t matter.

If you do not like it, do not watch it. The woman depicted in the poster in question was fine with it(apparently), and that is all that matters. It wasn’t you being grabbed, the poster hasn’t resulted in women everywhere getting the living shit beat out of them by men, so what is the issue? Other than the fact that the people complaining are over-sensitive pussies that think too much? Nothing! I hate to point out the obvious but NO ACTUAL WOMEN ARE HURT DURING THE FILMING OF [insert name here]! I am starting to think we need to put that in the opening credits of every form of entertainment that involves women, in the same way that we use to do in films involving animals.

And why in the goddamn hell are some people saying the X-Men’s ad “promotes violence against women”? What drugs are you people on? Talk about a massive exaggeration. Apparently, the entertainment industry is no longer allowed to depict violence if a woman is involved unless the woman is the one inflicting the violence. The issue of liberals whining about fictional violence against fictional women isn’t new, not by a long shot. I’ve seen pieces written as far back as the 1970’s where people are complaining about this non-issue.

It is time for people to stop trying to make mountains out of mole hills and grow a goddamn backbone, or if that is too much for your whiny ass to do, make your own shit and depict women in a dominating manner….oh wait…there are already many movies and TV shows depicting that and the outrage about that has been almost non-existent.

1990s anime are gone, get over it.

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(Artist: Yamucha)

Every few months, someone from within the anime industry will complain about today’s anime and it is almost always someone whose glory days have long since passed. Well, I’m here to explain how things are instead of how things should be so listen(read) up because I have a LOT to say…

The biggest complainer from within the anime industry is world famous anime industry legend, Hayao Miyazaki. Every now and then, Miyazaki will say something to put down the current anime industry but he said something that really needs addressing. In 2014, he said the biggest problem with the anime industry is that it is full of otaku and that “If you don’t spend time watching real people, you can’t do this, because you’ve never seen it.” ‘This’ is referring to the way he did his anime. Now, first off, since when is it a bad thing to have people that LOVE something work on that something? Is it better to have people that don’t care much for anime to work in the industry? That way we can see failed anime like Hato no Oyome-san by Kiminori Tagami, Mars of Destruction by Satou Yoshiteru or Pupa by Mogi Sayaka?

And about this “If you don’t spend time watching real people, you can’t do this, because you’ve never seen it.” This is coming from the guy that hasn’t made a SINGLE anime that could even be remotely considered “realistic”? This coming from a guy that makes anime that come off more as a drug-induced hallucination than a serious anime with a plot? An overwhelming majority of the anime made my Miyazaki are primarily aimed at families and children, so forgive me if I don’t exactly bow down and kiss the ground he walks on. Today’s anime market is a multi-billion dollar industry in multiple countries, the anime industry is doing just fucking fine without silly as anime like Mei to Koneko Bus, Pandane to Tamago-hime, and Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi.

Miyazaki’s complaints aren’t limited to a select few in the industry, former and some current long-time “anime fans” also have similar things to say about the current anime industry but instead of typing up every complain, I’ll sum it up in one sentence: “Anime isn’t as good as it use to be.”

BOO-FUCKING-HOO! I hate to break it to you, but nobody nowadays wants to see magical girls fighting bad guys or giant fucking robots battling. The anime industry today is focused mostly on realism, sex, and high school life.  There have been more hits in the past 10-years in the anime industry than the entire 1980s and 1990s combined. Neon Genesis Evangelion, Inuyasha, Sailor Moon, Yu Yu Hakusho, Pokemon, are all overrated repetitive garbage compared to today’s industry. The industry before the 2000s pumped out one hit anime every year or two. In today’s industry, you get 3-5 hit anime every year. Today’s industry is a LOT more diverse, in terms of genre/themes, than the industry many of us grew up in. I grew up in the 1990s but I haven’t let that keep me from moving on with the anime industry that I know and love today.

The industry isn’t exactly a 100% creative industry pumping out blockbuster series every week but I’d take today’s anime industry over the one from the 80s or 90s any day of the week, that’s for fucking sure.