The Destruction of Real Anime Journalism

 

So these people won. These people who advocate tabloid journalism and nonsense reporting won. They won by kicking me out, and that, my friends, meant that good guys really finish last.

I have been putting it off for the past few days just to let off some steam, but I can’t hold it any longer. For these people who don’t know anything about journalism is going to triumph over real journalism, journalism with hard nosed inquisitorial skills, depth of coverage, and even skillful mastery of the words with a flair for objectivity and integrity.

Again, I reiterate my stand., Anime Journalism is what I do, not tabloid journalism. I’m doing what I think is right, and some “hao shiao” bloggers are now making their way to events, creating “real event reports” without even making sure their facts are straight. I am not one in buying that kind of journalism. No, no.

 

I started with a clear concept in my mind, and that is to report Anime events the way Walter Lippmann, Eric Sevareid, Walter Cronkite, Edward Murrow and other great journalistic heavies of the past. I’m sure, if these people read the stories of these guys, they would have turned in their graves for mocking the sacred job of journalism.

I was even being forced to shut up by these guys, but shutting me up will warrant in their violating my constitutional right to free speech and expression. Were these guys learned on the constitution or are they just effing up?

Now, I find myself alone, fighting this fight against these imbeciles who don’t really know how journalism is done, and for me, I stand trod on viewpoints that vindicated me and my passion to report just only the facts and facts alone. I am a correspondent, trained by the best people who I respected much and gave me valuable views, at the same time teaching me to stand on my ground. My education taught me to be steadfast on my beliefs, and for sticking what I know is right. In the end, while people are laughing at me, kicking me on the ground and also criticizing not only my work but on my personality as well, I will have the gall to say, “You don’t belong here, This is what separates the men from the boys” to these “fake anime journalists” who don’t even have an iota of credibility and respectability to boot, and get so much attention for being the “most liked page on Facebook or most followed on twitter or their articles are trending”. Number of followers does not make it credible, period.

And, one more thing, If I would have to do it the hard way, then yes, I’m glad to oblige, but in the end, I am going to be right.

 

For now, this post really sums up what I feel, and if people get offended by this, I am saying my apologies in advance. but nothing will ever stop me in this crusade, even if it counts as BS to some, or a rant for others, but as what my Professor, David Nye said “You serve best by doing that which you love most

 

Knightkira Special Patrol still airs every Tuesday Nights. and Sui Generis is now on its preproduction stages.

 

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#PinoyPride: WCS and Gilas Pilipinas Up Close

The past few weeks had been monumental for our country as a whole. Last August 1, the FIBA Asia Championships has started in our country, and yes, Team Gilas Pilipinas has been the byword for the past few days. While some people chose to flock the Mall of Asia Arena, wearing the colors ordered by the Gilas management (lately, the management ordered everyone going at the Arena to wear White).

As for me, I have been religiously following the games live on TV5 (let me digress first, TV5, by far, is doing a great job on its coverage, especially on the Digression shots a-la NBC Olympics. The Sports5 Center pregame and post-game highlights are also superb, so as the commentary, Kudos to the Sports5 Team for bringing to us the Thrills of Victory) and cheering on the team when they shoot threes and twos, and also cringe on the wrong plays and calls. I  am part of the millions who support the team in their quest to regain our supremacy in a game that is our equivalent of what soccer is in other countries.

Gilas Pilipinas should get the support that we all need, The country’s chance in the FIBA World Cup leans on our shoulders, we have to believe in what Coach Chot Reyes’ boys will do in front of the 20000 people watching at the Arena and the millions of people watching over at TV5.

Do your share in supporting the Gilas team, and I am referring to those people who choose not to watch the games and watch those crappy teleseryes . Please, Just until August 11, They need us, as much as we need their strength and agility to prove to the world Pinoy Basketball is different.

LABAN PILIPINAS, PUSO!

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Aside from the 2013 FIBA Asia Championships happening in the country. Last week, Our PH representatives to the World Cosplay Summit in Nagoya, Erika Garbin and Vincent Estapon, together with the WCS PH Team of Anime Alliance and Hero TV team headed by Ms. Marjorie Neri-Estacio, the concurrent channel head of Hero and Balls, went to Nagoya to be in the World Cosplay Summit weekend held there.

Basing on the pictures that the WCS PH team uploaded in real time (many thanks to the team headed by Mike Ramas, Tessa Villareal and Minori Nakamura), Looks like the team had a really good time representing our flag in the most prestigious tourney ever in cosplay.

They also had the chance to at least perform in front of the audience, though we were only on observer status only, We managed to show our prowess to the other nations and our co-observer status nations. Though I have to admit I did not see their performance on video. I say that as Filipinos, we have to support them whatever happens to their performance.

During the presser that Hero TV organized as a send-off for Garbin, We asked her if there will be any problems in their performance since they are located in two different areas in the country and thus, would affect their exhibition performance. Garbin said that although they talk via Facebook, they will just practice their skit in Nagoya a day before their performance, and for me, it raised a little concern on how will they pull it off.

 

Well, I don’t want to comment on their performance since I didn’t see it personally, and will never judge them on the merits of it. But There are some bloggers and “holier than thou” people again who yeah, watched their performance and judged them. Some even went overboard and said that there will be points on the performance of the PH team and would affect our standing if ever we want to get that elusive full status at WCS.

Well, time and again, don’t we ever think these bloggers know more than the organizers themselves?  They even make “analysis” without some good analytical bear and, yes, just full of BS.  (I’d like to call it, #TalangkaMentality, or Crab Mentality)

What i will say is this, Win or Lose, my heart will go with pride on our representatives for the WCS. And yes, it’s just a start. There will be obstacles, yes, and There will be problems along the way. But in the end. We need the full support of the WCS Phillippines team,. They deserve nothing but our support, as they are responsible for bringing to Japan our possible reps in the summit. Like Gilas Pilipinas. We have to support them as much as they need our support. and by the best way possible.

As a parting note, I’d like to share a part of the lyrics of the song of Rivermaya, which was used by the Newscast that has one of the words of the song’s titles as its main title. Here is a part of “Isang Bandila”

“Wag kang mabahala sa kahol ng mga aso
Ligtas ang pag-asang nakasakay sa ating mga palad at balikat
Wag mong patulan, wag mong sakyan ang mga talangka
Panis ang angas sa respetot pagpapakumbaba
Walang matayog na pangarap
Sa bayang may sipag at tyaga”

 

Again, I yell across the world. LABAN PILIPINAS, PUSO!

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