12 December 2009
Collab with Rollo T: Response to MarzGurl
Rollo T and I got together and made this video as a rebuttal to a video made by another contributor at thatguywiththeglasses.com, MarzGurl.
I seriously don't mean any harm to MarzGurl. I have only communicated with her once, which was to specifically receive her blessing to create this video. I don't even know if she had any idea who I was before that. I bear no grudge against her, and have no reason to.
However a number of times MarzGurl has expressed an opinion that I have disagreed with. Some I have disagreed with very strongly. This was the first time, however, that I had both the motivation and the opportunity, with my classes having ended, to make a full-fledged video response. It was actually Rollo T who had the idea, so we share the responsibility on this project.
There were a few more points we discussed that didn't come up, but our main argument remains the same: manga and anime are wide mediums full of various types of work. Even limiting your selection to the shonen demographic, to categorize all titles as being 'emo' is an unmerited generalization.