OMG! They Got Stupider!July 2, 2008 at 6:24 pm | Posted in Rants | 20 Comments
Tags: GTFO, interweb, noob, WTF!?
I am…in shock. Absolute shock.
Readers who have followed me from my LiveJournal may remember that rant way back when about the Shugo Chara! forums on CrunchyRoll. Just you know…all the freakin’ (false) spoilers being thrown around.
It got worse…oh so much worse. I stopped going to CrunchyRoll for anything a while ago, but I decided to check some things out since I might be hanging around watching Strike Witches on CrunchyRoll for a while…but really. Wow.
I…don’t understand how they can believe so much of this stuff. It’s really…wow. Some of them just have to be making it up, right? But the ones that don’t make it up…believe it so easily!
So you can understand what the heck I’m talking about here, I took the liberty of taking a few examples…that I found in the span of two minutes. Two.
I…really hope that they know the truth now that the episode has aired. Because…that didn’t happen in episode 38! Agh! Why doesn’t anyone read the manga? *headdesk* Chapter 10!!!! If you guys want to know spoilers, read the manga and read real manga spoilers!
But what really gets me is the next person’s response, “We already knew that…” Ha. Apparently not. Because that didn’t happen.
What about that post…isn’t wrong? Okay…there’s a few things but…WTF? Dog!? And by browsing a few other threads, it seems to be a common spoiler in those forums! Agh! But pretty much everthing in there is just…completely made up. Seriously. Even the stuff that has some basis of truth gets all off course.
And this person posts tons of spoilers. Luckily most of them are more correct, but…it’s not like they translated those spoilers themselves. They found them. And made the rest completely up judging by this post! Shugo Chara creation team!? WTF? Do they mean Peach-Pit or what? And the person who tried to tell everyone that the spoilers were wrong got argued with…by someone who doesn’t read the manga!
*headdesk* And people want me stop making fun of noobs.
Okay…this one is just pure…WTF? They, or whoever they heard it from, probably just completely made it up.
Really, the worst of this stupidity came from one person and I think all the people on CR should know that everything rozen_sakura says is either a lie, or she’s just sorely mistaken. Though since she seems to think all of this stuff is for the anime (and that the “shower scene” takes place in episode 38 seems to mean she doesn’t even know about the manga).
However, she seems to have a group of “fans” who all believe her…and who don’t realize at all that she either made up her spoilers, got them from the anime, or from usagijen or Hinano. I would say that she got them by lurking in Guardian’s Wish as well, but they locked their forum now (smart move considering the increase in noobtards). And I’d say they probably use wikipedia too.
Basically, this is all occurring to me as a problem right now because I’m going to be getting my first issue for my subscription to Nakayoshi soon and I promised to post some pictures (and offer some discussion). And I’m offering some warnings before I likely add to this spoiler mess by posting a couple of pictures (I’ve already had my run in with something I posted being used CR spoilers, but that person credited).
I know Shugo Chara! fans from CR (and anywhere else) use the mighty power of Google to get their info, it leads them to all sorts of blogs, then they just take the info and run with it. And they post it as if it’s their own. Sometimes on purpose, sometimes by accident. Then everyone who reads their info spreads it around more. And it just continues and continues. And no one credits.
Now, I know they all think, “It’s not like you created it. Why should we credit your for the spoiler?” Because if you post the link to the spoiler instead of the actual spoilers, the spoiler’s in context! You can read everything! You can read about how the person knows what they know and…agh!
Ugh…I guess this is just the results of the “wikipedia generation” showing through. No one needs to know where the information came from anymore.
This just goes to show why I prefer talking with people older than me. Like…at least ten years older than me. Obviously not everyone my age or younger is stupid, but there’s definitely more of them. Because at least I’ve never met a 27-year-old who would easily believe something posted on a random forum without any proof.
Because common sense tells me that most of the people on CR don’t understand Japanese well enough to come up with these spoilers on their own. Because…CR is a site…for subbed anime. So it’s just obvious to me.
This really shouldn’t bother me, but it does. Because I remember when, just a few months ago, the majority of Shugo Chara! fans were intelligent and because almost everyone was intelligent, noobs would get corrected politely and then they’d graduate to real fans. Now noobs just get information from more noobs and girls who could be nice intelligent fans get lost to the waves fo stupidity.
Ugh, this just reminds me. Every so often I get a message from someone on some other site telling me to stop making fun of noobs, or that they’re offended by me making fun of noobs. Why are you offended? Do you consider yourself a noob? Just because you’re new to liking anime. Um…no. Maybe because newbs today haven’t been around on the internet they don’t know that noob was created as a different spelling to specifically refer to stupidity. Even wikipedia knows that. (Wikipedia doesn’t know it anymore, it just redirects to newbie. WTF…)
So…everyone wants me to stop ranting about noobs? Specific dumb fans that act like know-it-all’s even though they’ve liked anime for less than a year. Hmm…yeah. See this is why I had to start specifically using the term, “noobtard” back on my livejournal. But I even got messages back then because I made it more offensive.
Well, guess what? I’m going to make fun of people for being stupid all I want. Because you can’t post something on the internet and not expect to get ridiculed for your stupidity. It’s the internet. I say completely reasonable things in forums and I get flamed for saying, “Stop flaming” to someone being unreasonable. It’s…the…internet.
Ugh…I think we need to come up with a whole new class of noobs for the ones who can’t even use the ultimate newb tool wikipedia to find out what “noob” specifically means. Because I think this is yet another thing they’re all learning from each other.
“What does noob mean?”
“It means someone who’s new to a community!”
Um…no. Just…no. Stop talking to each other.
Well, I’m done. Been a while since I’ve done a rant. Looking forward to someone calling me unreasonable…in a rant. Wow, really?
Now this time let’s make the apology picture be from Shugo Chara! this time…let’s see should I use one of my many cute pictures of Amu or find a picture of Eru? Ah! I know!
Awwww…I officially declare this the cutest chibi picture ever. Though I bet everyone’s seen it already anyway (heck, mirai’s pictures even show up on CrunchyRoll).
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