Well, looks like we are launching a bit earlier than originally planned. This site is fully functional, just a bit limited on some things as we get all the backend worked out. Our CSS is a work-in-progress due to some major differences from how reddit was set up, so that will be coming, it will just look a bit barebones until then.
For the time being we still consider reddit.com/r/kotakuinaction to be our primary site, but will be building this up as a proper backup over time. We actively encourage anyone who wants to coexist on both sites to do so, and have no issue with folks who have finally had enough of reddit's bullshit that decide to make the move here completely now.
Rules are generally going to be the same here as they were on /r/kotakuinaction, but we are thinning them out a bit as some rules no longer need to apply here due to different sitewide rules/TOS from above lifting some restrictions we had to deal with. We will try to get a more complete listing of the newly modified rules up soon, as well as get them listed/linked on the Sidebar and such. Automod is not completely operational here, but will be in the very near future to make that all a bit easier to deal with.
Please be patient with us as we get things in gear. I'll try to keep everyone updated on the progress of things, though some parts will be mostly self-evident as they happen (like the return of the banner/sidebar).
So we're getting quite a few new and lapsed users, and more than one person has asked us just exactly what KIA is.
So here's our mission statement, a basic description of what this place is for, and our half-finished rules still full of less-broken-than-I-thought-it-would-be reddit CSS and placeholder text. As you can clearly tell, THIS IS NOT DONE, we haven't even gotten started on figuring out how much of rule 3 we're gonna change...again...now that the admins are off our backs. For the moment we're allowing some shitposting and general partying, but at least now we'll have something to point to when someone goes too far past the line and needs a smack. Please bear with us as things are still very much under construction. Also, we need to do something about the character limit that's forcing me to put half of this into a sticky, so...SEE STICKY!
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Gatekeeping isn't just a necessity against sjws, old school prudes, cosplaying onlyfans bitches and anime "fans" who always talk about what shouldn't be allowed or but also certain people who claim to be anti-woke.
Nerdrotic, HeelsVsBabyface, Ryan Kinel, ItsaGundam, other Friday Night Tights members, Yellowflash2, ThatUmbrellaGuy, Literature Devil, Razorfist, YoungRippa and Clownfish TV (add any others you know about)They've watched anime but admit much of it isn't for them which is fine.
At least when it concerns the mainstream crap and some gems like Berserk they'll defend it but when you bring up stuff like hentai and girls in the -18 range they get squeamish and non-committal (excluding ItsAGundam, at the moment if the topic is brought up he just says he doesn't like it and moves on which is fine, neutral is fine). I get some of them have kids but if you can't understand enjoying fiction doesn't make you an latent criminal then you're a possible backdoor to another gamergate.
Nick Rekieta and Drexel, both having kids, have spoken about loli. Rekieta because I assume was a lawyer has argued against it personally, doesn't want to ban it but has also shifted how he speaks about anime to be less antagonistic likely to retain viewers, Drexel flat out said loli fans are pedos in denial. Fuck him.
Then there's ThatStarWarsGirll, all she ever mentions liking is Redo of Healer because of the rape (cool). You'd think that makes her trustworthy but she's like her flashcast alumni. The major red alert with Anna is how frequently she interacts with brittany venti who's very vocal about wanting anime censored for her preferences and has a dumbass simp army ready to push her views. Additionally TSWG does cosplay which attracts the same simp crap that has idiots latching on to a girl then spreading pro-censor views just like venti.
What sparked this post is the attendance of most of those mentioned at Anime Matsuri including venti strutting around with her tits out while complaining about anime fanservice.
At this point of those I mentioned only venti and drexel are two to explicitly boot out, rekieta is on the edge. Clownfish TV to not show any ecchi/hentai to since Kneon and Geeky definitely aren't on board with ecchi/hentai, they're the next most likely to eventually side with the prudes (but they end up making a video about it anyway then lean towards the pro-censor side while trying to stay pro-creative freedom). yellowflash2 in my eyes is a grifter, he may watch some anime but he'll gladly side with the prude censors while claiming to be anti-censorship. The rest are more of a "be careful about which fun spaces you lead them to".
It's fine that they don't like what I like but they're looking for a new space after hollyweird ruined their franchises with alphabet insanity and I fear will inflict the same harm upon anime that hit stuff like star trek and marvel comics.
09/04/2022 Adding more - Hero Hei... not sure about him, he at least admits he's not into loli or the more fun stuff but I feel he would join the prudes someday.
Rev Says Desu, definitely don't trust, he's similar to Hero Hei but worse. First his deleted video about Genshin impact vs black history month; some white girl says she cares more about genshin impact than black history month. Hell I'm black, I've never cared about black history month. She later bent the knee but Rev's response (caring more about your media than some glorified month) was retarded, I'm not obligated to care about BHM.
Next is his recent response to hololive drama concerning Ouro Kronii and fans shipping the girls and holostars guys. The expected drama sparked there because it's fucking idol culture but he's supportive of restricting creative freedom to "respect" what the creator is comfortable with. That's a load of crap, should we suddenly start respecting nintendo's wishes to stop making hentai of Pokemon's Ash and one of the many pokegirls, hell no. Additionally hololive already shows their hypocrisy with the dozens of approved lesbian ships around before holostars appeared.
Literature Devil: He does a friday stream labeled "weeb day" but rarely ever stays on topic. That's not the issue here, the issue is he's obviously using anime as his new stronghold against wokeness but he knows jack shit about most anime, his knowledge is at normie level. He and his guests are definitely the type to join the prudes if the topic of loli hentai ever comes up despite claiming the be the types to live and let live.
Should've added these dipshits a while ago. The podcast of the lotus eaters who push traditional cuckservative values, this video lays out why they're never to be trusted in anime affairs
but if you don't want to watch the short version: carl and his hosts want to end anonymity on the internet, spout the usual loli hentai is cp bullshit and in that video are attacking mastodon for having servers that contain loli hentai.
You may have seen this tweet before from VG247, which has been making the rounds on Twitter: https://www.reddit.com/r/KotakuInAction/comments/tpkc2e/here_we_go_again/
Direct archive: https://archive.ph/SaDBH
This article is made by Alan Wen, a "contributor" for VG247. Essentially, the premise of the article is that Ghost of Tsushima (GoT) doesn't really focus on and give enough depth to Japanese culture, degrading GoT to a "superficial cultural toruism [sic]". However, as I said in the title, he actually has a massive hate streak specifically for GoT.
Notably, two of said game's directors were actually made ambassadors to said island, despite not being Japanese themselves, and, for most people, that would actually be sufficient to counter the article above to demonstrate how much the game is loved both in the Japanese community and how much attention was given to the location itself.
But that wasn't sufficient for me, and I had the (unfortunate) idea of doing a dive into said person.
First is the fact that Alan Wen actually has a review for the game: https://archive.ph/Th2C5
He gives the game three stars, which pretty much means that he sees the game as average. You can read the article for yourself, but the important bit is not the review itself; it's the date of the review (July 14, 2020).
If we look at his Twitter account, there are notably two tweets from him that stand out against GoT:
But Ghost of Tsushima could be pretty cool. Just a shame it’s not a Japanese dev. Sounds a bit racist I know #SonyPGW 4:49 PM · Oct 30, 2017
Plus absolutely cannot deny the distinct Japanese aesthetic, so [Sekiro] really could be the Japan-inspired [From Software] game I’ve been wanting (and forget about Ghost of Tsushima, this is the real deal here) 10:20 AM · Dec 8, 2017
Notice how these tweets are several years before the game is even out. Also note that this is even before the time when the same game, developers, etc., were memorably labeled as racist for having an actual master of the shakuhachi flute for a presentation of an E3 demo because said performer was a white guy, meaning that this guy actually hated the game when it first premiered (GoT was announced in October 2017, and the performance was for E3 2018).
Now, you may think he actually is one of those kooky journalists who thinks Japanese things should be made in Japan and should not be produced outside of Japan (he even made one of these tweets to "promote" his article for VG247), but that is actually not the case.
Trek to Yomi looks terrific, the samurai game that Ghost of Tsushima wasn’t
Okay, forget Tsushima, [Trek to Yomi] looks like my kinda samurai game
Trek to Yomi is a currently-in-development side-scroller distributed by Devolver Digital, directed by Leonard Menchari, and produced by Flying Wild Hog. In case you haven't seen the trailer, it is a game heavily designed after classic Akira Kurosawa films, complete with epic samurai fights
gawd, I want this.
By the way, Flying Wild Hog is a Polish developer. In case you don't understand the implications, other than the different gameplay genre, Trek to Yomi has the same premise as GoT (Western developer literally making a love letter to Akira Kurosawa films and even getting Japanese VAs), but have completely opposite reactions from Alan Wen.
If you think this guy is a newbie to mining for that SEO gold, here's a blog post from February 2016 (that is now deleted):
10 Hours as Leigh Alexander – The Notso Harrowing of a Female Games Journalist
which features this line:
So I decided I would formally catalog, all @ mentions toward Leigh Alexander, not just a woman in games (and we know how terrible their online life is) but one who has constantly spoke about how gamers, particularly the fanatical boogieMAN that is GamerGate, treat women so terribly in games on twitter.
I'd like to make a short tldr on his ban reason but as you can see, certain term is not allowed to be mentioned on this sub, hence for the reason please visit his sub for information.
I was banned from Reddit for simply stating this "They are plotting to kill the Jews!" Post claiming that I was inciting violence. That sentence is a context that was my response to the news about the Biolabs and also the fact they have a Neo Nazi military In their country of Ukraine if I made that statement scared people that much on Reddit that conspiracy theory is flying around on the internet for a while.
Mine would be Creative Artist/Fine Writer WITH THE ABILITY TO ACTUALLY SHARE!!! You know share your works with your friends in a kid friendly email or something. The actual products that kind of concept wasn't there yet so no ability to share your works though you can print them but that's not the same.
In Creative Artist you can add sounds to different areas of pictures and it teaches you without holding your hand how to draw and paint. One of the floors is a teaching tutorial where you learn the inns and outs of painting an actual canvas and learning different terminology painters would use.
I never did spend much time in Creative Writer so I am not sure how deep it goes but both are compatible with each other. When you log in to your in software account by clicking 'I'm Old' you can import/export your portfolio as they both ring to each other. Clicking 'I'm New' starts a new portfolio.
Didn't watch the movie. Don't have to.
Due to heavy lack of interest from the current moderation team in caring and maintaining this branch, I am looking for someone to entrust this community to.
The only requirements are no current bans here and prior participation (posts or comments) in this community.
You will be given almost completely free reign of this community, as long as you are willing to maintain a basic level of appropriate moderation, so we can still confidently link to this community in the sidebar of the original sub.