This is a fairly good example of a reaction blog. That is, the content doesn’t consist of summary; it consists of the writers’ thoughts and feelings.
Contrary to how I usually feel about episodic blogs, Glorio provides tangible value for the reader, and has an exceptionally clean presentation that indicates thought went into the blog. Yeah, I’m jelly it looks so nice.
In some of their posts, the Glorio staff talk about figs and such, mimicking the format they have in the episodic roundups. Conversational, yet to the point, I think these guys would do really well expanding their operations to Youtube.
…okay, that’s about as nice as I’m gonna get in this post. Prepare your body for the onslaught of cancer coming from these other blogs.
The errors in Sean’s reviews contrast jarringly with his tryhard, Oxford-wannabe writing. These are from his latest review.
>the reasn that we don’t get to bored or irritated with him is that he has so many flaws and bad habits in among his invulnerability
>I’m hoping that this is the sort f series where everyone gets some attention paid to them
Perhaps that shouldn’t be too much of a surprise, considering each review feels copy-paste. Why bother thinking about something when you already know how it’s going to turn out?
4-5 paragraphs, LQ cover page, rinse, repeat.
This is the kinda blog you get when someone who only ever got A’s in high school English thinks they can coast on that writing style for the rest of their life. Sure, Sean, your writing’s “good”, but it’s insincere and dull. Learn how to \voice.
Jesus Christ, if anyone should have named their blog Whiners.Pro, it’s this guy.
Mikoto devotes the first 11 paragraphs of his Kantai Collection impressions post to explaining why people who haven’t played the KanColle mobile game are not allowed to criticize the anime, because they’re not real fans.
He then goes on to freak out over the character profiles in the least functioning way possible.
If cringing gets you off, I highly recommend reading the entire article. There wasn’t a point in it where I thought the author would be able to become a contributing member of society without volunteering himself for soylent green production.
This is the actual banner, in these exact dimensions.
The gods were not kind to this boy. Here’s a writing sample:
You’re looking at the intro line for Astro’s “review” of UQ Holder, Chapter 67. Should you want more context for what he’s talking about, you’re gonna have to read the chapter yourself. …which I wouldn’t recommend, because if the manga attracts fans as dumb as this guy, it’s probably not worth reading in the first place.
Here’s the last bit of his writing that I’m gonna abuse you with, taken from Astro’s latest Hayate the Combat Butler impressions.
Every post on his blog is steeped in Engrish. Avoid.
This isn’t a blog so much as it is a repository for episode notes. Each post is essentially “Hey, I liked this show because I’m a shill,” followed by “check out my sweet ANN review <here>” and then a rambling list of thoughts provided without context.
Here’s an example of the episode notes in a typical “writeup”:
This guy is a paid writer.
There is no reason to visit the site unless you want to dick suck your way into the English anime industry. Not that I’d recommend breaking into the industry in any manner, unless you feel compelled to take a vow of poverty.
Metanorn is more a forum than a blog (a heavily SEO’d forum, though). Great attention is to paid to how often you post, and the more you post, the higher your chances of becoming blog staff are.
Staff, top commenters, where to draw the line?
While there is significant value to community involvement (and I rank it as the most important factor in a blog’s success), this is just… pathetic. And it shows in their writing. You can’t expect much from people whose only qualifications are “feels the need to share their opinion on literally every goddamn thing they can”.
(Some of) Metanorn’s writers:
What is it with Autism and Pikachu?
skylion: Ain’t saying this kid’s a pedophile, but I am saying a court wouldn’t call it libel if I did.
His writing isn’t much better than the caliber of his character.
Foshizzel: Foshizzel is that guy. Considering the quality of his co-writers, it’s no surprise that his “lol I’m so random” posts are some of the blog’s most popular ones.
That hilarious image macro is the closest thing to a full thought I saw in his latest Yoru no Yatterman review. God, I hope he drains his veins into a bath tub.
Karakuri: Here’s some expert analysis from Kara on Death Parade:
“Meanwhile, Yosuke was reincarnated. Given how so many religions view suicide as being an extremely negative thing, this was maybe a bit surprising.”
Deep thinker we’ve got here. She took her participation trophies in philosophy club seriously.
This was only a sampling; there are 12 staff in total. Wish the silk road was still up so we could drop those numbers for them. Hell, maybe we can just crowdsource a solution. Anyone got shovels and baseball bats at the ready?
P.S. lvlln, since I know you’re reading this post, I never understood why you write for these shitbags. You should realize better than anyone how fucking manufactured the site’s “popularity” is. Take your talents to some place where Gaia rejects don’t run the place. Hell, Glorio might be hiring.