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.
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.
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.
S&M: Social Media.
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: http://feedmeyourtears.tumblr.com/
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: https://www.facebook.com/feedmeyourtears
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: https://www.youtube.com/user/darksagerklol
@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.
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.