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Normal posts to follow. This one’s just about some (social media) changes I’m making thanks to Ohayocon’s staff legitimately pissing me off.


tl;dr: Crymore’s becoming casual. Abandon ship.

This Sunday, I went to a panel about the future direction of Ohayocon, where the head of panels informed everyone that Ohayocon was looking for more “general” content next year. The reason given was that Ohayocon wishes to be “relevant” in a world where “anime is on the decline”.

They are now actively looking for panels on comics, western video games, and fanfics. Anything tangentially anime related is to be avoided if possible. Kids and adults with kids (this is legitimately their new target audience) are apparently afraid of that foreign bullshit.

The sexual tension in Pokemon is too much for me. Won't someone think of the children?!
The sexual tension in Pokemon is too much for me. Won’t someone think of the children?!

And based on all the shitty cosplay trash I had the misery of experiencing at the so-called anime con this year (hey stupid sluts, Snow White isn’t an anime no matter how low you cut your fucking dress), I can almost believe them.

Yes, hardcore anime fans apparently no longer exist.

Otaku not found.
Otaku not found.

But they have something of a point. Anime and manga are no longer being pushed out with the help of brick&mortar stores or television. So what are the entry points for the anime fandom now?

I’m not coming up with any, and no one else appears to be trying. So fuck it. I’ll single-handedly revitalize this entire goddamn industry. If I have to drag these fucking casuals into the greater fandom by their necks, I will. Even if I have to smother my pride in a pool of shallow water.

How? Well I’m going to post some easy-consumable subtitle failure on sites I despise. There’s nothing more universal than schadenfreude.

It's conversion time.
It’s conversion time.



S&M: Social Media.


Design subject to change.
Design subject to change.

I’ve avoided this site for too long now. The format is perfectly suited toward introducing people to Crymore proper.

Do not expect this to be anything other than bite-sized failure. The only things I intend to post here are those that are obviously wrong at first blush.

But as a bonus, if I’m watching a release I don’t plan to review right then and there, any fail I witness does not necessarily need to disappear into the ether. So expect more pure failure than you’d usually get from Crymore.

Main tumblr:




It's hideous. (Not Haruhi; she's beautiful. I'm talking about the design.)
It’s hideous. (Not Haruhi; she’s beautiful. I’m talking about Facebook’s visual cancer.)

I hate Facebook, but it can’t hurt to use it for its remaining year as it dies its painful death.

Similar to tumblr, I’m going to keep it simple and stupid. Probably won’t do much with it for a while, though.

Main facebook:




See those fucking social media icons? I want to shoot myself now.
See those fucking social media icons? I want to shoot myself now.

I think I’m going to keep this as-is for now. I don’t know if I could take Youtube seriously without putting a bullet in my brain.

Main youtub:





@feedmeyourtears is now becoming a standard Twitter account, with all the stupid bullshit associated therein. Yes, this means I may actually follow you now. Don’t expect me to read anything you write about though; I’m just being nice.

New RSS-function Twitter: @CrymoreOfficial

This Twitter account’s only function is to post updates. Like @feedmeyourtears originally was, do not expect me to follow you. The only value in this account is being able to follow what’s being posted on the site without having to deal with stupid fucking Twitter conversations.


RSS/Twitter buttons have been added back to the sidebar.


Apparently it wasn’t glaringly obvious how to follow the site. While I can understand the desire to constantly refresh Crymore every minute, your time is probably worth more than that. Well, unless you’re a fansubber.

Do keep in mind RSS is the easiest guaranteed way to follow Crymore, since it’s automated. I’ll probably revamp this/the About page later.



Radical Shift

Radical levels at max
Radical levels at max

I have also decided to make Crymore a half-MLP, half-subtitle critique blog. This is because MLP has some super fucking catchy songs and the anime fandom only has Japanesey bullshit. Evidence of the former:

So welcome to the newly reformed Ponymore. We are now 20% cooler.




RSS-lite Twitter: @CrymoreOfficial

Regular Twitter: @feedmeyourtears




Site Rebrand: Ponymore – Your source for lewd pics of Derpy-san-chan-senpai.

63 thoughts on “Back”

  1. >Do keep in mind RSS is the easiest guaranteed way to follow Crymore, since it’s automated.

    Care to explain how it could possibly be guaranteed when you break it every once in a while? :p My “reader” [Thunderbird] doesn’t really notify me, so I only find out once you “flush” the faulty post out of the feed with new ones…

    • Oh yeah. I forgot I tend to break things.

      Uhh… I guess relying on me not breaking it is easier than relying on me to remember that Twitter exists. So we’ll go with that.

        • I’ve tried using them before. They’re convenient in a sense, but you can’t pick which hashtags for to use in the auto-posts, and I don’t believe many of them offer solid formatting options.

          • Try Jetpack’s Publicize module thing. it allows you to auto publish and to create custom tweet messages.

            Jetpack, of course, is also useful for lots of other things as well but it may not be what you want considering it doesn’t allow opt out for some of it’s features.

              • I know you will do whatever you want any way but…

                “group or @group or #group #ShowName 1wins 521fails grade:F-”

                would be nice. I know you won’t but it would still be nice.

                wins are exceptional rewording, rare. Fails are fails, no description required here.

                • Any and all feedback is important to me. I’m not huge on Twitter, so whatever makes it easier for you to decide what you wanna read works for me.

                  I can give you tier (people wanting to know what they were getting into was a common complaint before I instituted the tier system) and I can make group names searchable (either by @ or # like you said), but full grades and scores I’m not really keen on.

                  The latter would actually not be much helpful to you at all. Reason being, the images contained in posts are representative issues, not every little thing I could possible take issue with/enjoy. And 20 issues could land groups in B-tier or F-tier, depending on severity, for example.

                  X-Tier | [#GroupName] #Show (Episode XX) | LINK

                  Would that be more useful for you? The format is entirely negotiable.

                  • I wasn’t really saying keep count, I was thinking more extremes on either side the “wow that was creative”<-rare number and "wtf were they thinking" number. You could post 20 flaws but only count 2 as fail, like the "was that even English?" ones.

                    Once I posted though I thought 2 things:
                    1, grade may be a bad idea. Some people may not come to the site because they have the outcome.
                    2, @names, those will just lead to trolling by the group and then by ass kissing fans that fucked up badly enough for the F grade.

                    The indirect #, since it won't fly the idiots into a rage, should still be fine though.

                    I just follow twitter since it is hard for people to be ranting douchbags 140 characters at a time.

                    • Mm, I guess. But it seems like a lot of effort that I could be putting into other things. If it becomes a common request, I’ll eventually relent though. That’s why TL Parties still exist.

                      I’m not particularly worried about people who only care about the grades. The Review_Summary lists all the grades anyway, and each review has an option in the Table of Contents to jump right to the bottom. But I do think there’s some value in reading a post and not knowing *exactly* what a group is gonna get. The tier system helps strike a useful balance.

  2. An anime con that’s no longer going to be an anime con. Ohayocon is officially more likely to die before Facebook. And I hope it dies hard.

        • I’m not particularly confused on how to turn the sentence into grammatically correct English. I’m more interested in knowing if you have an alternate sentence that maintains a casual tone while still getting across exactly what I was trying to convey.

          Of course, the real issue here is that the available relative pronouns are not sufficient. There should be a possessive form of non-person things that isn’t as stale as “of which”.

      • Well, if you’re aware that “whose” is correct, there’s nothing more to say. Rewriting and sounding good>being correct and sounding stiff>using wrong words in my mind.

  3. “The only function of this Twitter account is to post updates.”

    “This Twitter account’s only function is to post updates.”

    “This here Twitter account, y’see, I’m a (or I’ma, Imma, I’m’a, etc.) use just ta post updates.”

  4. >I have also decided to make Crymore a half-MLP, half-subtitle critique blog.
    *gets shot by mlp fans*

    • Anime is on the decline…right after Attack on Titan made people care about anime again.

      I mean, I can only assume their attendance is dipping. Which probably means they suck. Or something.

    • We’d need to define the parameters of decline, but I don’t think so.

      I think traditional media consumption and sharing is on the decline, sure. But I don’t believe the number of anime fans are shrinking, especially on a global scale.

      • If anything, it’s increasing. Indonesia has seen a very steep rise in the number of fujos since 2012, not to mention anime fans in general. (You have the increasingly cheap internet to thanks for that I guess)

    • You can consider tumblr to be non-canon observations.

      When I’m watching shows, if something pops out at me (keep in mind I’m really not paying much attention to subs when watching normally) that’s wrong enough for the tumblr crowd to be able to recognize it without much commentary on my part, I’ll take a screenshot. The group I choose to watch the episodes with can be rather arbitrary, but it’ll eventually end up being the group I want to archive the show with*. Thus, I’m not really looking across the whole spectrum of subs for my screens.

      *I’m going to watch Funi’s No-rin for the failure, though. They really need to be called out on this shit, because it’s fucking unacceptable.


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