Anonymous asked: This blog lives! I'm so happy.

This blog lives when there are submissions/if I see something I think is relevant to the theme.
It’s mostly dead but I’m keeping it up as a testament to that historic moment when a bunch of shitty nerds got mad about a show that wasn’t made for them, because for as long as I live it’s never going to not be funny or depressing.

EDIT= There’s still season 2 which could potentially bring some fresh whining but I think most people have thankfully matured to the point where they realized that the existence of a show they don’t like isn’t going to kill them, and that anime companies are going to continue shitting out multiple versions of My Little Sister Can’t Possibly Be This Horny!!-type dreck every season regardless of how many shows not aimed at them exist.

corpsereviver2:

Isn’t it amazing how a group of adult men can completely take over a show meant for little girls; making it virtually impossible to search or do anything related to the show without being exposed to over-sexualized, misogynistic, sexist crap, and they get a documentary that praises them for stepping outside of their perceived gender roles? Meanwhile 45% of the gaming community is comprised of women and I get dick pics and rape threats if I try and go on xbox live.

I think this is kind of relevant to the blog content; and I feel like the female following for anime is even greater than the female following for games yet its a demographic constantly belittled, shit on and undervalued. It’s cool that men were able to make their own space in a show meant for little girls, it’s a lot less cool that they pretty much overtook the entire space for little girls and get really entitled and shitty whenever anyone implies they arent the true demographic and shouldnt expect the creators to constantly cater to them. Meanwhile when women try to make their own space in just about anything the nerdrage comes down with a vengeance because how dare women have something we can’t be part of.Not to mention women have actually been part of the anime fan following for ages; hell most of the ones i know have been fans for decades and certainly a lot longer than all the little neckbeard shitnerds screaming about ‘women ruining anime’ when most of them probably aren’t even old enough to remember when VHS fansubs were a thing. -modT

corpsereviver2:

Isn’t it amazing how a group of adult men can completely take over a show meant for little girls; making it virtually impossible to search or do anything related to the show without being exposed to over-sexualized, misogynistic, sexist crap, and they get a documentary that praises them for stepping outside of their perceived gender roles? Meanwhile 45% of the gaming community is comprised of women and I get dick pics and rape threats if I try and go on xbox live.

I think this is kind of relevant to the blog content; and I feel like the female following for anime is even greater than the female following for games yet its a demographic constantly belittled, shit on and undervalued. It’s cool that men were able to make their own space in a show meant for little girls, it’s a lot less cool that they pretty much overtook the entire space for little girls and get really entitled and shitty whenever anyone implies they arent the true demographic and shouldnt expect the creators to constantly cater to them. Meanwhile when women try to make their own space in just about anything the nerdrage comes down with a vengeance because how dare women have something we can’t be part of.
Not to mention women have actually been part of the anime fan following for ages; hell most of the ones i know have been fans for decades and certainly a lot longer than all the little neckbeard shitnerds screaming about ‘women ruining anime’ when most of them probably aren’t even old enough to remember when VHS fansubs were a thing. -modT

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robotlyra:

Man, there are some dudes out there who will SERIOUSLY throw a toddler-style temper tantrum the moment there happens to be a piece of popular media for girls that they can’t or don’t have any incentive to appropriate. 

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gayswimmingtitans:

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You’ve been great, guys!

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Anonymous asked: When someone told Taylor about that, he went and said that Free! only got those sales because of a few crazy fans, like AKB. And then he said "High sales of free prove my point that the industry will start to curve to please women like everything else in life does and we men will have nothing left." I honestly kinda was hoping he was a troll, but he's just too dedicated...

Some people just hate being wrong and will be like NO BUT YOU SEE-  no matter what proof they get to the contrary.  It’s pathetic, really.
(Also LMFAO the only reason AKB sells is because of the idiots that buy a million copies to get the tickets to the handshaking events. These Free dvds didnt come with any freebies like that, there was no reason to buy more than one copy, unlike things like AKB which pretty much require you to buy multiples.) How exactly does people buying a show ‘prove that the industry is catering to them’? It only proves that theres a market (the existence of which was continuously denied) that should be catered to. This is basic shit here.

…Also do these people not realize that most of the people that bought Free! also bought SnK, therefore supporting it as well…? And loads of other unisex anime besides that…? Is Free’s high sales supposed to cancel out all the sales for everything else? Thinking logically is too difficult for such people though, it’s a shame, but it’s not unexpected. -modT

Women not buying anime—-oh wait

So, Free! is now winding down and will finish up next week, and the sales data of the first volume is out. So far it’s sold approximately 25700 units in its first week alone. Only Dragon Ball Z Kai outsold it in that week.
In other words, Free! has with its first volume alone sold better than both Hyouka (apparently averaging 10,000 per volume) and Chuunibyou demo koi ga shitai (averaging 15,000).
Also, Uta no Prince-sama’s first volume sold over 27000, and Shingeki no Kyojin over 75000. Obviously, SnK is a seinen series but given the enormous popularity of SnK with female anime fans (who have also been targeted a lot in advertising recently, ridiculous bodypillows anyone) it wouldnt have reached that amount of copies without female fans buying it too.

But, you know. Women dont buy anime and its a man-only thing that women invaded (because obviously, if women like anything it’s ‘invading’) only very recently. These sales numbers were fabricated because theres no way Free! would ever be successful because women only buy makeup and clothes and dont have hobbies and making anything with women in mind instead of men is financial suicide. (This is sarcasm and I hope all the people whinging about how stupid KyoAni were for taking such a ‘giant financial risk’ are enjoying the taste of their hats right now.)
-modT

memoriescantwait asked: Are you gonna cover the related fuckery related to that "glasses boy" anime aimed at the same audience as Free!, giving all the stupid male otaku who think Free! is some evil matriarchal conspiracy raging hateboners?

Is there ‘related fuckery’? I think Meganebu is a different beast; its Studio Deen after all, and they’ve made fangirl-flavoured anime for ages. (They also have a tendency to suck, so I’m not particularly excited for Meganebu.) Free’s massive backlash was mostly due to it being KyoAni.
But I’m sure there will be people saying that its signalling the end times and that one day every single anime will be about hot guys, because apparently thats the only kind of anime girls like, or some nonsense.

-mod T

gentenn asked: I wonder, when Free! ends and this blog eventually ends, if we couldn't make a general blog for manchildren who are fans of anime and their horrible sexist bullshit? the problem of blatant sexism in the anime fandom exploded when Free! came out, but it's still going to continue after Free! ends, and it'd be a shame to not collect some of it for public display.

I know what you mean, its like how ‘whitepeoplemadatfoodnetwork’ became ‘whitepeoplemadatthings’.
Sexism in anime/manga/comics/games fandoms is a pretty big thing and one giant terrible world absolutely full of idiots with persecution complexes, so posts definitely wouldnt be hard to find. Which is why I wouldn’t want to do it.
The amount of it is, of course, an infinite number of times more than just for Free! and seriously the Free! stuff alone is depressing enough so I wouldnt be able to stand paying attention to so much of it, not to mention all the people that completely misinterpret the point of such blogs (we’ve been called a ‘misandry blog’ several times. Which is funny because pretty much all we do is showcase the dumb posts, those guys made them, not us. You may as well call dumbdeviantart an ‘anti artist’ site).
I applaud anyone who wants constant reminder that people are idiots, though! It wouldnt surprise me if one exists already, actually. -modT

Now that the queue is emptied (and again, if you didnt see your submission check here) I can post the antiquated wank I’ve been wanting to, part one! This is from the initial announcement that KyoAni was in fact going ahead with making the show. People got their panties into some pretty impressive twists before the damn show had even aired.
What’s surprising is this overreacting and casual sexism is actually from animenewsnetwork which, despite some problems with the userbase overall, manages to not be Sankaku for the most part.
Looking back on the old threads there are literal pages and pages arguing back and forth about whether women buy anime even after being proven wrong over and over again with sales data. Pathetic.

Anonymous asked: How long will this blog last?

You know, when we first made it, we didnt think it was going to last long. We thought it would be an amusing idea to just have what was basically an album in blog form of idiotic posts. Because the theme of the blog was so specific, it was just going to be one of those silly specific tumblr comedy blogs that only last a little while.
We never expected almost 4000 followers and even more notes (the info post explaining the blog currently has more than 25,000 notes and rising), nor the amount of submissions. That’s an awful lot of people getting real sick of manchildren’s shit. Basically what I’m tryng to say is this whole thing took off a lot more than either of us could have predicted.

However, due to the highly specific theme I can predict that this blog will taper off when Free! ends. Submissions have already slown down a great deal anyway; I mean the show is at the halfway point now.

If there’s a second season though we’ll be back, provided we can deal with even more stupidity.