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10 September 2011 @ 02:00 pm
The power of the internet.  
Fandom makes me really sad sometimes.

I'm a little late on the boat compared to the Yuki fans, but I've seen more chatter on Twitter than here so I thought I'd say something.

Photos from Mask / RSF currently up on Daily Sports.

That same page a couple of days ago.

Now I have no complaints about the second-to-last picture, as it is not flattering to either party, but I and others found it rather suspicious that the picture of Ami-chan disappeared.

A dedicated exhuming of cached pages -- three search engines and various keywords -- finally brought it back to light again.

Honestly, like most of the Daily Crap these days, it's not even a good picture. What bothers me, on a very deep level, is that enough people must have complained to have it replaced. What other explanation is there? The website heads suddenly changed their minds / realized they needed to step up the quality? I seriously doubt that.

I probably shouldn't spread around conspiracy theories, but I personally believe very strongly in the power of the internet to work for evil, especially when it comes to the poisonous 96th / Ami-chan hate.

Seriously, I know I'm not a model fan. I've done some complaining and still have some fandom issues to work through. But "evil" is the only word I can use to describe the atmosphere of people on the internet who seem to have made it their mission in life to slander the 96ths and make the most absurdly awful insults and threats.

You all may think I'm overreacting. However, I also have an OG example. (Not about 96ths but definitely about internet hatred.)

Remember when Alice-chan was attacked by internet "fans" and took a hiatus from her blog?

Amachaki shut hers down completely.

From what I can gather, she posted a picture that could be considered compromising to someone else's privacy. I do not believe for a second that that person would ask her to delete her entire blog, so I can only assume that the evil power of internet rage crashed down on her. From "fans" freaking out -- about a current seito or OG I have no idea, but almost certainly one of the two -- enough to make her just give up.

Why, people? Just... why?

I will not even go into my worries about Chiko-chan -- that is a whole other can of putrid worms. T__________T
Current Mood: depresseddepressed
Fyrefyrie on September 10th, 2011 09:06 pm (UTC)
Argh :( I just don't see how they can justify treating one child this way. If anything, they're doing worse than she ever did, but in larger and more anonymous numbers :S
crack_todcrack_tod on September 10th, 2011 09:34 pm (UTC)
I just can't understand these haters' mentality... It's beyond ridiculous that Ami-chan, the other 96ths and even poor Amachaki should suffer. ): It makes me so sad...

Chiko-chan ;_; <33333
yumenotatsuyumenotatsu on September 10th, 2011 09:47 pm (UTC)
Ow. I don't know why all this hate keeps going, and I really hope doesn't touch Ami-chan personally that much. And thanks for bringing the pic back out - it's not much, but there's too few pics of her out here anyway.
可愛い女隊長さん: Amachaki <3midoriseppen on September 10th, 2011 11:44 pm (UTC)

Admittedly, I am not a huge fan of Ami but for no other reason than my own preferences and she's not really my type of musumeyaku, but this crap just pisses me off. And the way fans handle her pisses me off. If you don't like someone, don't look at her pictures and don't pay attention to her, it's simple as that. It's not fair to those who do like her. All this hate of the 96th class makes me want to be like uber protective of my own 96th.

And poor Amachaki :( I really hate people sometimes.

♥ƹ̵̡ӝ̵̨̄ʒ♥°``'まりい'``°♥ƹ̵̡ӝ̵̨̄ʒ♥: blue glowy sparkly girlamami_yuki on September 11th, 2011 02:08 am (UTC)
Ah....WHY?!? That's a good question. It's what I've been asking myself these past few days, actually (not even really in regards to Ami-chan, though that is distressing too).
It's depressing. These people are not fans. Just... hurtful, hurtful beings. And I don't understand them. :(
Beth Winter: elisabeth - glompbwinter on September 11th, 2011 06:27 am (UTC)
At least Ami-chan looks healthy and bright in that picture. I really hope the company manages to keep at least some of the hate away from her and Chiko-chan :(

And ack, Amachaki. Here's hoping she'll come back later, the way Alice-chan did...
Julie: ami-chan juliettewao_wao on September 11th, 2011 06:37 am (UTC)
Mrr, but Alice-chan just put up a hiatus message, whereas Amachaki erased her entire blog to the point where I can't even find it cached... :(

Yay for Ami-chan looking healthy though. *waves small flag*
Yurina Yano: Amitsuki_gumi on September 14th, 2011 04:39 pm (UTC)
I got a summer message from Amichan a few weeks ago.
She told me she was very happy and told me she would work hard in the Grand Theater production of Kamen no Otoko/ROYAL STRAIGHT FLUSH!
She is very thankful that I encourage her to keep going. I love my baby <3