I've been thinking about doing this for awhile now, so hear goes…
You all know it's true, for the past couple of years I've done nothing but get grumpier & grumpier when it comes to anime. I hate that fact, but it's true, and you know what that's just not fair to the rest of you, so I've decided to stop being so stubborn & give up the goat. That is to say, I'm done, I hand in my otaku card, revoke my anime/Funi club membership.
Now I know what your thinking, oh Monkey, stop being a drama queen. And OK maybe I am abit of one, but my words are sincere. The honest truth is there was a time when I genuinly loved anime & manga, I was excited to interact with the fanbase, learn about new shows and manga series, but sadly over the past 6 years that light has dulled and the bulb has died, I've grown to despise a community I was once excited to be a part of, I've come to loath the way most fans act, and I've grown apathetic or pessimistic to most of what the medium has produced since around 2005 or so.. Anime use to bring me joy, now it mostly brings me pain, and at the end of the day weather it's anime, games, movies, comics, etc, entertainment media is made to well, entertain, bring you joy, I can't say anime does that for anymore. But nor can I say I'll give it up altogether, I'm a fan of the art, stories & joy animation can bring, there will be anime I will always love, that won't change. But I can't be active in this community anymore, it's too toxic for me, which in turn makes me pointlessly toxic to others, and again that's not fair to any of you.
So yea, I'm tired of the pointless arguments. Tired of being the one that's the bad guy because he doesn't agree with the modern fan mind set, being accused of being a white knight or an "elitist" because he doesn't feel comfortable viewing certain kinds of content. So, no more.
I love animation, I love what anime is capable of.... But what the medium and community for it have become brakes my heart, I can't visit ANN, Funi, Crunchy, etc without dying a little inside.
I'm only 23, but the current state of Anime & Manga industry/community make me feel like a confused, frightened, senile old man at a heavy metal concert... It just isn't my scene anymore it seems...
So Renzo, Neon, Firefly, DragonO, David, JLA, GYT, Hardy, Riles,etc. I just wanted to say thanks, even though we disagreed on some things, all you guys are awesome! Funi Forums is still one of my fav forums, even if I don't care much for the company that runs it anymore. XD
Anywho. Maybe our paths will cross again someday, but for now... This is The End Beautiful Friends! BANG.
-SoundMonkey44 Signing off. Peace! ;)