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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The Essence of Being A Writer and a Journalist

Writers are a superstitious bunch when they always write just about…. everything.

I read that Road Dahl has a writing style that is completely his, He only has one choice of pencil and one choice of yellow pad when he writes his famed children’s novels. Yes, he writes his story in long hand and also he painstakingly erases everything that he knows will not fit well to the story. One one instance, one of his books that was 30+ pages long had to go 200+ of papers just thrown away!

I also heard of some other writers having their own superstitious beliefs when they write, or they type. I also happen to be on that bunch too, I write using a long ruled yellow pad, of certain quality, and I also write using black ink. My creative juices also go in the wee hours of the night, which is not unusual for some writers as well. That’s why during my college years, whenever I have the chance. I write my novels and try to immerse myself. Sometimes, when inspiration is there, I go two-three pages, but when the well is dry, I write sometimes half a page long.

But I always think myself first as a writer, second as a journalist. I write because I really want to speak on what I believe in, I write because there are so many things that come into my head and I needed a medium to let it all out. I write because, hey, I love to write.

I write novels, and yes, my first ever novel was written 9 years ago, during the time I was still in high school. I also write short stories and also some fiction features that would tickle the imagination of teenagers. The topics of all my stories center around on two main themes: Extreme sports and Friendship. That is one thing I want to share it to you, my never-ending passion to write about how teenagers become scuba divers, or skydivers, or ice-divers. They are in the age where they are not scared of exploring the world beneath them, and for me, these extreme sports personify these traits of teenagers. When they are in deep trouble with themselves, they count on their friends to be there and to help each other while at the same time they explore about themselves. That for me, is how I want to tell you as a writer.

Would you believe that during my elementary school days, I hated to write? Yes, I hated to write because I always grow tired of writing long sentences and phrases. My teachers noticed it, and my mom quickly intervened, She enrolled me to a “Writing workshop” which will eventually “cure” that trait. Little did I know that workshop was a Journalism workshop, and things started from there, for me as a Journalist.

 

I was a campus journalist all throughout, from elementary, to high school, all the way to college. I am proud to be a part of the greatest teams who chronicled history, and that was the reason why I chose to stick to this career path, with so much interest. I felt more inspired to be on the heels of history, reporting and telling you what is happening. I will write about the event in the most objective way possible.

And now, I apply what I have learned to ZEN Otaku Honbu, itself an institution in anime journalism. I know that doing this job that we grew to love has its own sacrifices. Before, I used to go into events with my friends, and just hanging around. Now, I sacrifice my time and my effort to know more about the event, Interview people and write the story in as little as 12 hours after I go home or we get scooped by some “bloggers” and “writers” who act as “journos”.  To tell you the truth, it hurts to me to be outscooped, more so that in this age of social media, blogging and the internet, anyone can become a journalist and become a writer. To me, nothing beats good old inquisitorial journalism and hard nosed reporting. People will try to emulate you, and that’s good, but when they become copycats, or more, they became too much over their head over a few likes on Facebook, or retweets on Twitter, or even being discussed on their own blog, that, my folks, is a different story (and a different editorial to boot)

 

Writers are here because they have a job to do, They have the job to tell you what they think of their world. Journalists have a job to do as well, and that is to tell you what is happening in this world. And I am proud to be both, to tell you about my world and what’s happening in this world.

 

And that’s the way it is, Headin’ Out!