I’m getting tired of writing review stuff, so have this.
A Troubling Tale
I woke up this morning to messages on IRC from people telling me I had lost trusted status on Nyaa. (This is where you gasp.)
For those of you not hip and in the know, “trusted status” is a visual flair that various user accounts on nyaa.eu get if they have friends on Nyaa staff. Beyond a status symbol, it really doesn’t matter in the long run, so having it removed is effectively the same as the remover glaring really angrily at you for a while and then handing you a note that says “I don’t like you”.
But because nobody told me why they removed my status, it’s more the equivalent of someone glaring at me from behind the curtains of their house, and then putting an anonymous, angry note in my mailbox. And that, my friends, is different. That’s an unsolved internet crime.
Mystery Team, Assemble!
All right, so let me retrace my steps and see what caused such an act of petty vengeance. There were three things I did on Nyaa yesterday:
- Told someone in the Nyaa chatbox that Nyaa was more like a publishing company than a library. (Image unavailable because the chatbox is gone.)
- Asked alduren if he intended to continue subbing Suisei no Gargantia. (Image here.)
- Told alduren the reason why his MKV torrents were being rejected by Nyaa staff was likely because they didn’t want his speedsubs of Suisei no Gargantia to compete with UTW-Vivid’s release. (Image unavailable because that comment was deleted.)
…Oh. Well I think we’ve detectived our way into a clue. And I daresay we have enough to get a line-up going.
__ar’s always been fansubbing’s golden boy. If you sold his body to cash4gold, you could afford to feed a country like Africa for years. But I believe he was busy with real life last night, namely sleeping, so his alibi checks out.
Kusion may be Kusion but he’s also Kusion. So he’s off the list.
Xythar. Dude legit hates me, but he takes fansubbing too seriously to commit an internet crime.
aers. You’re off the hook, but I’m watching you.
Which only leaves one person…
Ha! I knew it! But, hey… Hold on a minute… It can’t be Red-Herring — Red-Herring’s been offline since 2011.
So if it’s not Red Herring, then who is it?
~The Big Reveal~
Old Man Nyaa?! But why’d ya do it?
<~Nyaa> I’ve always hated you Dark_Sage. Your carefree attitude, your beautiful blonde locks, your piercing blue eyes, and your breath that smells of cinnamon flowers. You confuse my heart far too much!
<~Nyaa> But you did something yesterday that pushed me over the edge. You said that my staff and I were keeping people outside our circlejerk down.
<Dark_Sage> So to prove that Nyaa.eu staff don’t play favorites or punish those they disagree with, you…
<~Nyaa> …deleted your comment that said we did that and then demoted you on our site. And I didn’t tell you that I was responsible because I was afraid you might get mad at me, so I hid on my IRC channel all day long, hoping you wouldn’t call me out on it directly. And then when you did call me out on it, I went back into hiding and refused to talk to you because I was afraid you might internet bully me with mean words and sharp wit. And also I want you in me.