I passed those five stages in one swift moment... You can still find my tweets about it on my twitter.
I love the Anime Vice community! No joke. I am genuinely happy to see how far this community-run site has grown...
@xeroxkitty: Backstory and everything! Nice! I prefer the straight, short hair. Looks better.
@sora_thekey: Looks like you got pulled into being a brony and it worked. Welcome to Brony Central, Sora! XD
I kinda did. Thanks. Honestly I had not heard of Bronys but the show I knew about because of. At San Diego Comic Con last year she mentioned how great a show it was as she posed for a picture with a statue of Pinky Pie. I brushed it off because I grew up with the idea that My Little Pony was for little girls (Which it was! It catered to very girly girls). Last week when I read the comments on 's article I got curious and... well now I'm a Brony.
Thanks to My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. I guess I am now what you would call a Brony. So... in honor of that I decided to make myself an OP (Original Pony).'s recent controversial articles (Weekly Ponies) I began watching
This is what I would look like if I were in the show:
Of course, I enjoyed making this so much I might go back and re-do a few things here and there. These were the trial runs:
Now you must be wondering: Where did you make that and how can I make one for myself? Well, DeviantArt user General Zoi created a game (HERE) on DA where you can create your own Pony. So go ahead and create your own My Little Pony!
@Cloudenvy: Okay, I get it. Anime, being a Japanese property, is very hard for international viewers like ourselves to support the industry they way it is offered. We should just make the best of it with what we do have... Anime Vice, being a US website, should only support the anime industry the legal way it is allowed. Anything that goes up on that front page should enforce the legal manner to support the anime industry.
Do you have any more ideas other than the ones you already gave us?
my point was basically that I think this site's userbase is so small because you don't do enough unique features like that.
I think the site could use more Screened/Comic Vine/Tested type of editorial that isn't news or reviews, but talking about different aspects or interest stories from the mediums/genres/industries they cover. That stuff takes a lot of time and most of the people making articles right now either aren't paid staff or only do review content. Additionally, there seems to be a strict article length policy that would make a real discussion of things like that impossible. On top of that, even if someone in the community made something that was quality and along those lines, we're not allowed to spotlight it outside of a once a week community round up post.
I'm still trying to figure out what you mean by Unique Features. Giant Bomb, Screened and Comic Vine write reviews for the vast majority of their respective products that are released on a regular basis. We are writing a type of review for our "respective product" that is [legally] released on a weekly basis. Comic Vine sometimes does issue studies where they break down an issue. Tested and Giant Bomb do the same by testing the product on videos. What do you suggest we do that falls under the Unique Feature status and does not involve illegal anime streaming?
One could compile all the shows airing and make a list on who's subbing them and thereafter rate them so you know where and who to get your subs from.
We have a list of legal streams here. We don't promote fansubs on this site though, so that's a no-go. We do our best to support the anime industry.
Most of the anime that is legally streamed is accesible by an international audience on CrunchyRoll. Believe me, I know! I'm in Mexico and I watch tons of anime.
@AURON570: That's perfect feedback. The kind we needed!
@Turambar: Well, I wouldn't exactly say that. While we are covering a lot of anime we are choosing the series that we think is relevant to the users here. We are also doing this in order to introduce everybody to new anime and to emphasize the importance of watching series that are legally streamed. This way we, as a community, can support the industry. If you notice, all of the series that we cover are either streamed via CrunchyRoll or Hulu. Then again, the idea is not only to do episode reviews but other editorial and news content. That's why we are asking about the Quick Picks and Weekly Query.