DEmotivational Posters have been the craze of internet parodies for many years now and although they are similar in concept to Internet MEME Pictures they differ because they have a particular style which capitalizes on the intent of the popular and original motivational posters often used in the common workplace
So…….what the hell does that have to dew with this “competition” you may ask…okay…let’s explain how this is all gonna go down
So the aim of the game is to make the most impressive Anime / Manga DEmotivation poster you can think of. Whether its humour based, weird or just oozes AWESOMENESS for some reason, it needs to stand out and be particularly memorable to be hailed as the best of the bunch.
Personally, I have been making these DMP’s for fun for a while since back when I was just another forum post-er on various anime websites such as crunchyroll, MAL and even AnimeNFO so I can tell you I’ve seen a shitload of these before and I (as well as the other judges) will be looking for ORIGINALITY & CREATIVITY first and foremost and not just ready-made DMP’s done by other people from other sites…….not to say these are excluded btw….they are not…I am just telling you it would be best if you made something yourself from scratch
To give you an example…..about a year ago (when I was bored at my old shitty mundane J.O.B) I actually took the time and went through 3000 pages of DMP’s on the following link below just to pass the time and amuse myself……..this will give you an idea of what we are looking for in an Anime / Manga DMP
So for the record if I see any entries that I've already seen from the above thread or any overly popular one's i have seen floating around the internet in general…..trust me, your chances of being top dog will be exceptionally less……SO BE ORIGINAL!
Alright, so making your picture is really REALLY simple. The first and most important thing you will need is a picture / screenshot / scanshot of the image you want to use for your DMP.
Once you have that you can head on over to a demotovational generator site like http://diy.despair.com then upload your image there and enter your one or two phrases (either is acceptable) and voila you've made your first entry.
Of course there are tons of other DEmotovational poster making sites out there if you don’t like the one I posted above….as long as your site of choice uses a generator that sticks to the black background, white border DMP style and phrase(s) your good to go.
Here’s a YOUTUBE VIDEO as an example.......for you tyro knuckleheads
---- THE IRON CLAD RULES ARE AS FOLLOWS ----
ONLY 3 ENTRIES PER MEMBER / PERSON AND ALL THREE MUST BE IN THE SAME POST AT THE SAME TIME – YOU CAN DELETE AND REPOST ANY CHANGES YOU MAY NEED AS NECESSARY UNTIL THE COMPETITION CLOSE DATE – BUT TAKE YOUR TIME WITH YOUR IDEAS AND DON’T FLOOD THE SUBMISSION PAGE WITH CONSTANT REDOS…..OR EXPECT TO BE EXCLUDED FROM THE COMPETITION!!!
THE $100 GIFT CERTIFICATE WILL NOT BE AWARDED AS FIRST PRIZE UNLESS THERE IS A MINIMUM OF 15 PARTICPANTS IN THE COMPETITION (I’d be surprised if this happens)
***PARTICIPANTS MUST BE A MEMBER OF THE PLANET TYRO GROUP ON SPILL.COM (planettyro.com) – OUTSIDERS ARE NOT WELCOME – ITS FREE AND SIMPLE TO JOIN***
THE COMPETITION STARTS ON NOVEMBER 1ST AND WILL END ON FRIDAY NOVEMBER 30TH 23:59! PST
GRAPHICALLY NUDE HENTAI LEVEL PICS ARE FORBIDDEN - THEY CAN BE RANCHY YES – SUCH AS FANSERVICE LEVEL BUT NO BARE GENETALS OR OTHER BALTANT EXPOSURE PORNOGRAPHIC SHOTS – THESE PICTURES WILL BE SWIFTLY DELETED AND YOU WILL BE EXCLUDED FROM THE COMPETITION HENCEFORTH!!!!
ONLY ANIME / MANGA TITLES CAN BE USED FOR YOUR ENTRIES. IF IN DOUBT, DO A SEARCH FOR YOUR SOURCE PICTURES TITLE ON ANIDB.NET OR MYANIMELIST.NET. IF THE TITLE DOES NOT COME UP ON EITHER OF THOSE DATABASES IT IS NOT CLASSIFIED AS ANIME OR MANGA. AMERICAN CARTOONS ARE NOT ALLOWED…..YES THAT INCLUDES AVATAR THE LAST AIRBENDER & THE LEGEND OF KORRA!
IN THE RARE CASE YOUR PIC IS NOT IN THOSE DATABASES YOU WILL HAVE TO PROVE THE PIC YOU USED IS FROM AN ANIME / MANGA TITLE SOME OTHER WAY AND YES KOREAN TITLES ARE CONSIDERED ANIME / MANGA!
THE GRAND PRIZE IS $100 WORTH OF ANIME AND MANGA GOODNESS
The $100 gift Voucher will be from the very popular Anime Superstore ROBERTS ANIME CORNER STORE which is based in the United States but ships all their products INTERNATIONALLY. (please check the website for possible shipping restrictions)
For those who may ask….hey, why didn't you guys use an Amazon.com gift voucher instead?
Well, that is a dumb question tbh because this is about ANIME & MANGA and to make sure we put money back into the industry we love we have decided to go with a retailer that is limited to such merchandise. If we went with a more flexible retailer such as Amazon you could just go and buy the twilight saga’s DVD and Book collection and that is not at all what we are about here……keep in mind this is a competition made for Anime & Manga fans by Anime & Manga fans.
Roberts AC store sells a plethora of Anime / Manga related merchandise so we feel its purrrrfect for our needs!
The Wrap Up
It should be worth noting that even though there will be only ONE grand prize winner for this particular competition, our three favorite DMP’s will be featured on the front of the Planet Tyro group page for ALL to see up until the new year 2013!
This competition will obviously be good promotion for the group planettyro.com, a good chance to make new buddies and most importantly it’s gonna be enjoyable watching you guys try to one up each other with some great DMP’s
Your Judges are Myself: (Donwun), Nuansay & the Old Boy from The DREAMcast
Results will be posted on planettyro.com on Friday the 7th of December and the winner will be sent their $100 Roberts Anime Corner Gift Voucher by Spill.com’s Personal message feature which is only available to the members of planettyro and Spill.com so once again we remind anyone interested to sign up in order to participate!
THIS IS THE LINK FOR YOUR SUBMISSIONS: SUBMISSIONS THREAD
GOOD LUCK AND GET DEMOTIVATING!
and welcome to DREAMcast’s first Halloween instalment of The NIGHTMARECAST
Yes that’s right folks on this episode your host’s Donwun & The Old Boy wrestle with the interesting topic of your not so friendly protagonist THE ANTIHERO!
Now at first this might not seem like a particularly ghoulish topic for a Halloween podcast but when you come to think about it these so called dark hero’s have raised the bar in what people in general are used to seeing in terms of violence and horror. So to drive that point on in our conversation for once we here @ DC broaden our discussion into the wide world of Television and Film bringing up some the more recently enjoyed Antihero brands.
Things like Dexter, Breaking Bad, The Punisher, The BATMAN, movies where people are enjoying chaos, murder and horror: SAW, Piranna 3D, Nightmare on Elm Street…ya know the commonly know stuff
This leads me to ask the question what actually scares us nowadays in media.....in where we have a startling revelation about Katface(well, startling to me anyway)
Then once we get all that outta the way we get back to the Anime & Manga stuff in true Halloween fashion, which leads us onto what should be the epitamy of terror….DEMONS
DEVILMAN – a title me and katface have been looking forward to discussing on the podcast for a while now
We also discuss Demons in general and how in anime and manga they are pretty much seen as any other normal character…with no real emphasis on terror, hell or anything else you would think a demon would be about....more of a means to an end in terms of power and other exploitable traits....bah
Then we end with some nice Halloween recommendations
Oh did I not mention we are joined on this episode by an uninvited guest that has escaped from prison…..AGAIN!
And lastly here’s some are EXTRA LINKSrelated to some of the topics discussed on this episode
We change things up a little bit on this episode and steer off the usual review / single title analysis path and focus more on an open discussion episode instead.
The topic you ask………did you miss the headline above? jeez it’s….Anime & School life obsession……to be exact…what is it with anime and the school settings. Whether it’s used as a premise, a excuse, or just an idea…why is it so many anime / manga titles take place in schools.
Is it the about appealing to the masses…is it about the perfect place for unlimited fanservice hijinks, is it about setting easy story boundaries viewers can automatically understand or is it just the perfect theme that fans will never ever get tired of no matter how many times it is used
Well, to discuss the possibilities in greater detail I have kindly requested the help of two fellow Animephiles, Starting with a returning guest……the lovely Angel Otaku!
Next we have a new guest from the realms of AnimeVice and YouTube….Sotyfan16
Alrighty….this is quite the meaty podcast folks….and to delve more into the school theme topic we sift thru a bucket-load of quote-unquote “school themed” anime titles….from individual random picks to our best and worst’s
Here is just a few of the titles we discuss on this episode
B Gata H Kei: Yamada`s First Time, School Rumble, Green Green, Happy Lesson, Tenjou Tenge, I My Me Strawberry Eggs, Cat Planet Cuties, Clannad, Ouran High School Host Club, Golden Boy, Tora Dora, Maid-sama and a lot more
I also want to thank Sotyfan16 for pointing me in the direction of this excellent blog series written by AnimeVice user madpierrot who has had first-hand experience as a teacher in a Japanese school and has written a series of blogs pointing out the fiction in anime schools to the reality in real Japanese schools.
These blogs are fantastic and I highly recommend you read and share them with anybody you may find to have interest with such things
Anime Schools Fact or Fiction
Lastly I wanna thank my two gracious guest for joining me on this episode and remember folks you can find them on the following links
Angel Otaku on: Her Tumblr Website
Both of them are local members of planettyro.com for easy acces to our existing group members
Thanks for tuning in…..Cya on the next one…..PEACEOUT
As i recently mentioned on Tom Pinchuk's special review of One Piece episode 566. On behalf of Zenithwillrule of MediaMeltdown i will now share his ongoing look at the History of One Piece - A nice retrospect of one of the best anime series ever created......well in our own opinion's of course
Each episode is about 10 - 15 minutes and really does a great job of reminding fans / newcomers alike why this series is so popular
I will be posting these episodes together in their "groups" and not seperately as they are released (for the sake of streamlining)
At this point i just want to thank Zenithwillrule of MediaMeltdown for allowing me to share this across the interwebs and hope you guys enjoy these videos as much as i have.
THE GLORIOUS FIST OF THE NORTH STAR*
Welcome ladies and gentlemen to the glorious Fist of the North Star Special
We are finally going to tackle one of Anime’s & Manga’s founding Shounen titles….something we have been looking forward to do for a long long time I might add :oP
The MANLIEST OF MANLY anime franchises is finally up on our chopping block to be discussed with by your Host ME: Donald Wunder and The Old B…….errr I can’t find Katface…..okay…then Geea…..fuck….he’s gone AWOL
So…..i’m going to have to talk about the manliest of anime with……Nu..Nuansay…a la..lady…really?
Why do the anime gods hate me so……..
Cough….i mean of course…of couse…we are going to get the very much appreciated female perspective on one of the goryiest…bloodiest….most violent shows…ever ..made……yeah……I don’t see why that wouldn’t make sense…..it’s all about equality after all…..right?
Nuansay: just hurry up and get on with it already….jeez i do have other things ta dew ya know!
ON THIS EPISODE…we go into depth on ALMOST ALL the various animated releases of FOTNS…and believe me folks there are quite a few out there.
We talk about the various fighting styles, characters, affect it had on shounen anime, other non anime and manga releases such as the video games and US live action movie (LMAO) and then we end on what we might want to see IF the franchise decided to continue somehow.
I’ve also written a supplementary FOTNS Anime BLOG which more or less goes over all the titles we discussed in this DC episode and I even include a recommended watching list for those who may be interested.
I hope ya enjoy the pressure points we be hitting on this episode…….if ya don’t then…well...guess what
Let me throw in some links related TO stuff we may have spoken about in this podcast…and some other goodies
SUPA CLASSIC FOTNS CLIPS (sooooo many more out there)
and finally never forget much like Kenshiro……………you have the touch