Just wanted to share my thoughts on being entered in the Aniblog Tourney. This is a serious post, so no pictures.
So I stopped by the Aniblog tourney site today to check out how I did. Suffice to say I lost. 48 votes against Bokutachi no Blog‘s 171 votes. Hey, no hard feelings. I was up against a 4 year veteran so of course my chances of winning were already slim.
First of all I’d like to congratulate my opponent on a job well done. He’s had enough experience to run his blog well and deliver every time.
Secondly, I’d like to thank my fans, followers, spammers and the like for dropping by the site and occasionally daring to give their opinions on stuff. It’s thanks to all of you I have, as of this writing, 191,254 views all-time. Thank you all for actually caring about what I have to say. It makes it all worthwhile.
Now then, on to business. While checking out the comments I noticed some very insightful criticisms on my blog’s layout and the way I write and I’d like to address two of these.
-The background and choice in color schemes: One of the main criticisms I received was my wacky backgrounds being overwhelming, giving my blog a crowded feeling. I understand. I was only trying to make my blog colorful and fill it with anime characters to express my joy but it looks like visitors prefer a more plain welcome mat. The background you now see after this post is finished will be my permanent one from now on…unless the critics don’t like stars either which I’ll then replace a whiteboard. If not, the stars stay.
Writing style: Another complaint I received was on the way I write posts. Some said I needed to express more of my own thoughts on anime episodes I cover, which I’m slowly working on as some have noticed by now. As for those who don’t like my style at all, listen up. You see, this is how I’ve been writing for years, way before I started a blog. I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again, I don’t know how to be serious outside of a classroom. I am an animeniac first and foremost. When I’m filled with joy, I can’t contain my happiness or joygasmic moments. I’m not philosophical, I’m not someone who fills teaches people about art, I don’t have much of a fashion sense or have a degree in sex-ed, I don’t cuss with style, I don’t write opinions “because I don’t give a damn what others think”, I’m not horny enough to cater to the otaku mainstream, I don’t know much about the aniblogosphere works, I don’t live in a region where anime figurines are sold and I’m not planning on getting a credit card anytime soon. I’m just an anime fan who expresses his opinions on stuff and does his best to promote the greatness that is yuri. Yuri is superb.
To further elaborate what I’m trying to say, let’s compare wrestling promos.
Though I like Lance Storm (Very good ex wrestler) his no nonsense promos aren’t my style.
My style is somewhat similar to the Macho Man’s…not so much Queen Sherri’s or Zeus’. I’m not that loose…though I wouldn’t mind hanging out with such lunatics.
See, I write what’s on my mind and it’s usually happy thoughts…except when I’m talking about a harem anime, then the chances of me being angry are 95%. So once again, if you don’t like the way I write, tough. This is who I am and I’m not going to change anytime soon…that is unless the future Mrs. Gomez (I have a Facebook and Skype ladies!) tells me otherwise. Until that happens, what you see is what you get.
The amount of pictures I upload: I’ll try to cut down but I won’t make any promises. It all depends on my mood and what I want to say about the episode I’m discussing. If I’m happy or I need pictures to explain something, I’ll post as many as possible. If I have little to say, I won’t post as many. Simple as that.
Well then, that’s it. If anyone else has more suggestions/complaints to share, I’m all ears. I’ll work harder to improve the blog’s accessibility and content as the years go by. As long as there are readers and time permits it, I’ll keep on posting.
Until then, This is the OG-Man, fighting for TRUTH, JUSTICE, YURI AND CORN MUFFINS!
Update on my two promised projects:
The Sono Hanabira reviews: They’re coming. Why haven’t I started yet? I need to get back in the mood of reading them again. When will that be? After the English patch of episode 8 is released. Eris and Shizuku are my favorite couple in the series and I want to take my sweet time reading their story. Preparation is needed for me to get into the mood and having their story translated (The 1st part anyway) is what the doctor ordered.
Live Action Lesbian movie reviews: I’m watching some movies and preparing scripts.