Crymore Feedback Session – v. Pre-Summer 2013

Community, Website — By on June 23, 2013 1:25 pm

This post was written by Dark_Sage. He is Dark_Sage.

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Holy shit, it’s that time of the season: time for an official Crymore feedback session. Give me your fucking thoughts about anything that will help me improve the site.

Let me first address some of the more common feedback I get so you don’t need to beat me over the head about it.


Be Faster!


I’m no longer in the education system and I have a real job. More importantly, I’m a terrible procrastinator. So, no.


More Content!


More posts plz

See above. But if you want to sign on as a writer, we can talk.


Marriage Time!

marry me

No, Kusion. Stop asking.



~Your Turn~

All right, go wild. Really, throw whatever the fuck you want at me. The vast majority of the content you see on the site is due to direct feedback I have received, so if you want something, you’d better fucking ask for it. Do note that I read every single comment on this site, so don’t worry about being buried under the cool kids’ threads of comments.

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Dark_Sage says:

And no, I can’t fix the comments section. We’ve tried that already and failed. Many, many times.

2ColouredEyes says:

Like how many times was this brought up? No longer an issue, IMO.

If possible, maybe you can try to review the most-hyped animu first.

Also, if you accept questions from this Feedback Session, I’d like to know if there is/are prospect animu that Whine-Subs considers to do.

Dark_Sage says:

It’s brought up all the time. And it’s a valid complaint, just not one I can do anything about.

That generally falls under the poll’s purview. I just need to follow it more closely (and I have changes I’m implementing on my end to make sure I will).

Whine-Subs is on hiatus for Summer 2013.

ng says:

> Whine-Subs is on hiatus for Summer 2013.

For real?

Dark_Sage says:

What, do you want me to stall or drop another series once I get tired of it? Not the best way to run a group, methinks.

stushi says:

But…but…you promised Free! :'(

Dark_Sage says:

Oh fuck I did. But I don’t have a TL for it, so it can’t be helped.

Chiakisama says:

Do you want a TL for it?

If you were to add a writer, what on earth would they post about? Don’t tell me you’re turning crymore into one of those aniblog websites?!

Dark_Sage says:

Maybe… we’d have to chat more on IRC about it.

Well, it sort of is an aniblog website already, yeah? Just one with a generally niche focus. If you’re talking about episodic posts… I wouldn’t allow that to happen to the site. As for the first (second?) question, I have no frigging idea.

2ColouredEyes says:

Thank you for the unpleasant reply :(
I really thought there could be a [Whine-Subs] Free! or Gatchaman, or something. Thanks again.

rarely_upset says:

They said it couldn’t be done.

Kamica says:

Should have a reset on the poll 1 month into the season.

1, It’s hard to know what to expect from a series after just one episode.
2. We do not know early into a season how competitive certain shows are going to be with their fansubs.

Dark_Sage says:

That’s a pretty good idea. So it shall be.

The Crymore banner needs more blood and tears.

That aside, i would be interested in more random articles like: “A Post-Metaphysical Deconstruction of the Post-J-RPG Female Protagonist – An Exercise in Sexism, Race, and Post Legitimacy”. Those are fun to read. But i like your reviews the most.

Dark_Sage says:

Mm… I kinda suck at banners, but if I find a suitable pic, that may happen. I do like to switch things up often (like my avatar).

Glad you dig the articles. You will definitely be seeing more in summer 2013. How many more depends on how ambitious I’m feeling (there’s potential for… quite a few).

kayserlein says:

Does that refusal only count for Kusion?

Dark_Sage says:

Nice try, alternate universe Kusion.

kani says:

Is everyone Kusion in some alternate universe?

Godcore says:

Do hentai reviews.

Dark_Sage says:

I will do one. But gimme some suggestions. Something released relatively recently. And don’t give me something boring like “MILF falls in love with dopey boy and they have straight vanilla sex”. Gimme something ridiculous.

sakagamitomoya Fuck xythar hes a gay jewish nazi cuntreamer says:

There are always the ‘flavor of the month’ ovas.

Dark_Sage says:

What, do people fuck ice cream in those?

sakagamitomoya Fuck xythar hes a gay jewish nazi cuntreamer says:

Donkey x Xythar H-Ova when?

Godcore says:

Anything by SubDesu-H. Gonna be fun seeing you tear their editing to shreds.
( ゚∀゚)アハハ八八ノヽノヽノヽノ \ / \/ \

Dark_Sage says:

All right, tonight will be enjoyable.

Humanity says:

Obligatory Hyoubu Kyousuke post.

Yumi-chan says:

Gonna drop Hyobu? (✿◠‿◠)

Dark_Sage says:


WithoutAnyDecency says:

I would just like to post this image, no passive agressiveness here.

Dark_Sage says:

Fine, fine. I’ll release something this week. I’m at home, so I’ll have the time. Geez, can’t y’all be patient enough to wait four more years for it? :x

Kristen says:

D_S, haven’t you learned anything? ZKC is meant to be watched delayed and in poor quality, not speedy in high quality!

Release it next month, though try and throw in some typos. Oh, and pink is a great outline font.

Dark_Sage says:

That’s why we’re not doing blus. I’m trying my best here!

sakagamitomoya Fuck xythar hes a gay jewish nazi cuntreamer says:

Don’t drop the joke script again.

Dark_Sage says:


returnity says:

For the record, I offered to help prevent the jokescript from being dropped.

Kamica says:

But…but…if you delay it longer you could work off of the BDs! Vol. 4 comes out on June 26th. Volume 5 on July 31.

Dark_Sage says:

Not dealing with that mess. Guess that means I need to finish up episode 8 before volume 4 comes out.

the_big_lmaoski says:


2. at least idle on your irc

Dark_Sage says:

1. Soon. I have to get that done before the new season, obviously. Had planned to get out the OreImo reviews today and then work on the preview while everyone is placated.

2. Mm… fine.

mahay says:

More reviews that are not related to anime fansubs and more Whine-Subs projects.

Dark_Sage says:

Uhh, you mean non-anime script reviews? I might be able to swing in a B-tier Japanese movie script review, but I pretty much see this site as an anime blog, so anything else wouldn’t really fit in.

Unless you’re talking about like… anime/video game reviews?

mahay says:

Yeah, I meant the anime/video game reviews. I realize this is an anime blog but I also enjoy variety and randomness.

Dark_Sage says:

Oh def. I’d get bored if I only did fansub reviews.

Enz says:

What’s your secret?

Dark_Sage says:

I write what I’d want to read if I were someone who frequented this site. That ensures I’ll never lose sight of how to keep Crymore relevant to the audience I want to have. Which is people as awesome as me.

pengu says:

I can’t think of anything else to improve. But I guess if you run out of time and are lazy, I’d much rather have you skip the translation parties and write the actual reviews sooner.
Cause I’m lazy too, much too lazy to actually go through a whole translation party…

Dark_Sage says:

Hm, maybe. I do like reviews more than TL Parties. Hopefully I’ll get them all out of the way before each series’ second episode airs.

Aru says:

Why did you drop Photo Kano?

Dark_Sage says:

Or, if you don’t believe that, it’s because I watched the first minute and didn’t think I could take any more failtardation. I really fucking hated that one minute of the show I watched.

Dude says:

More articles on fansubbers and fansub drama.

Dark_Sage says:

The scene’s slowly dying, so the drama output I’m capable of delivering in post form is pretty limited. :/

Oh, and I should note I’m not really a fan of dealing with the manufactured drama certain groups are known for. I find it rather pathetic.

idiffer says:

srsly? drama is dying out? wow, i didn’t think i’d live to see this day))

Dark_Sage says:

Fansub drama is, but only as a natural course of fansubbing dying.

FalseDawn says:

No one cares enough to make drama anymore :x

idiffer says:

drama was stupid, but fun))

idiffer says:

fansubbing is dying??? i wouldn’t say so just yet…

idiffer says:

crunchyroll can’t buy ALL the anime of a season.

alpha says:

An unbiased review.

Dark_Sage says:

So, more Mushibugyo reviews?

TouToTheHouYo says:

Dark_Sage said:

“…I’m a terrible procrastinator.”

I read that as “procrastibator.”

And I’m inclined to believe it.

Dark_Sage says:

Me too.

FalseDawn says:


denpa says:

Yahari Commie vs FFF please.

Kamica says:

Yes. Not enough Dark_Sage love for the second-best show of the season.

Dark_Sage says:

Why does everyone like that shit so much? Seemed like your standard generiharem to me from the first couple eps.

puddi says:

you answered your own question

Kamica says:

It goes out of its way to brush up against all the major romcom cliches just so that it can vehemently do the opposite of them: the main guy is not clueless, he’s not interested in being in romcom situations, he’s always doing things that improve the situation but no one falls for him because of it, the main girl is not showing signs of being romantically interested in him, etc..

TLDR: It’s awesome because it’s the exact opposite of a romcom anime. I wouldn’t say that I was amazed by what I saw from just the first two episodes either. Give it another chance.

thecowgoesmoo says:

>the main guy is not clueless

Were we watching/working on the same show?

Kamica says:

He’s always aware of the social situations around him. Mind providing examples to back up your claim? I doubt you’ll be able to come up with anything.

Let’s keep this discussion going for a while.

thecowgoesmoo says:

You want an example? How about not realizing that Yui has feelings for him? He thought everything she did was out of obligation/pity for him. For someone who’s supposed to be a social expert, missing that one is like totaling your car right after pulling out of the driveway.

stushi says:

But then during the festival, he did.
He purposely tried avoiding the subject because he was the one who didn’t want to get in a relationship. But he probably didn’t want to ruin the friendship, so he acted clueless.
That’s what it seemed like to me, anyway.

Kamica says:

He’s smart enough to know that Yui’s feelings for him are genuine. He’s also smart enough to know that a romantic relationship would never work. Ending the relationship early is the only way to stop the inevitable from happening.

The “obligation/pity” excuse is something that he made up in an an attempt to distance himself from Yui. He was justified in doing so.

Pretty much the entire school hates him now. Most girls would have a change of heart after what he has done throughout this show.

Anyways, i’ve got to go to work now. I’m already almost late. I’ll continue this discussion later this evening.

kokujin-kun says:

Fine, hire me for TL reviews. That should help with the “content problem” with the site.

Dark_Sage says:


Yogurt Gold says:

Hey, dark_sage, I would like to write for the site. I could do whatever, but I can write for anything requiring critique of English grammar.

Dark_Sage says:

It’s more an anime blog than a grammar blog, but catch me on IRC tomorrow and we’ll talk.

aoihakurei says:

Hire me to do scanlator reviews. It’ll be hilarious.

Dark_Sage says:

I like it. Catch me on IRC tomorrow night and we’ll talk. Currently I’m focused on getting this OreImo review out and then falling asleep, so no time right now.

aoihakurei says:

Shit, what timezone you’re in? I’m pretty much on the other side of the world with one hour away from Japan’s time, so I need to adjust.

Dark_Sage says:

US Central. Anything after 8 hours from now and I’ll be on.

aoihakurei says:

Got it. Time to download kvIRC again.

Fred C Dobbs says:

> Give me your fucking thoughts about anything
> that will help me improve the site.

Free e-reacharounds for the first ten
intelligent responses to any review?

(And really, I think you’re an EXCELLENT procrastinator.)

FalseDawn says:

Intelligent responses? Looks like D_S won’t be handing out any reacharounds then (dohoho).

Fred C Dobbs says:

You’ll do, then. Be sure to use lotion.

Ryuk says:

Hey, get someone to do TS reviews. herkz?

aoihakurei says:

I’m not sure if you’re kidding or not.

Ryuk says:

I don’t know if he comes here or not. Or if he stopped like Crymore Reviews. So there might be a better option. I don’t keep up with Crymore–Commie news.

Kusion says:

Hire me to love you. I already do it on a daily basis.

Ryuk says:

Dude, I’m his bromance partner.

Kusion says:


cautr says:

Am I one of those “cool kids”?

CraN says:

You asked so, no.

Justinnnnnn says:

Make more banners :) I liked that in Look at GotWoot’s site for reference, but please don’t ruin it like they did with that contest…There were good pics in there, but they included way too much and way too teen-friendly :(

Justinnnnnn says:

If you ever do that, at least don’t bend too much.

Dark_Sage says:

All right, all right, I’ll look at switching it up round the time I switch my avatar.

KishiFishy says:

“After enough cons, the high school girls finally accepted me as one of their own. I look fabulous in a skirt, just so you know.”

Pictures, please.

stgmefly says:

Free! reviews come first

stushi says:

if you’re not subbing it, that is.

Arjen says:

I probably missed this, but where is Rekyu? I liked his translation reviews.

Justinnnnnn says:

Can I have the 100th comment here?


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