A Question of Tolerance - An Average Visitor Wonders...
I have been quite sad when I heard that the RPG Busters and Small
were closing down. Being a regular visitor to their sites, I will miss
lot. The humorous way Professor Tomoe posted his updates on the main
the funny quarrel of Small Lady with Evil Hotaru, all these things have
dear to me and I enjoyed them a lot.
Of course I also visit the other review pages on our list just
love reading reviews and rants and some reviewers do have insights in
community that are very fascinating to an average visitor like me. In
to find more review pages I also check the link lists of the review
regularly. That's the way I found Night Dragon Reviews on the link list
the Witches 4.
Their layout did not look that elegant like some other review pages
am not interested in RPGs that much, so I did not post a link to them
page and I did not stay there for a long time.
This changed after I had read Small Lady's farewell message. The Night
Reviews have messed with the heart-crystal thing that was meant to be a
feature of hers and the RPG Busters only. I went to the Night Dragon
but I found nothing there, they must have taken it down. That's why I
tell how they have messed with the heart crystal and what they said
heart crystal that made a friendly and calm person like Small Lady
at them like this.
What Small Lady said about Professor Tomoe's email posted at the
Dragon Reviews forum made me curious so I went there again and searched
his post. I finally found it and was even more confused by reading it.
Professor Tomoe didn't want to accuse the Night Dragons of being
responsible for the closing down of the Death Busters - not in public,
why he did not mention the Night Dragons in his official farewell
What was posted at the Night Dragon's forum was Professor Tomoe's
mail to Zoisite. It was not a guestbook entry and not a comment for the
forum. It is not okay to post someone's email without his permission on
public place. I don't know if Zoisite has asked Tomoe before he posted
I hope so. Otherwise it would just prove that The Night Dragons lack of
politeness no matter how kind their words are.
But nevertheless, the words in Professor Tomoe's mail had a very
taste. The Night Dragon Reviews and only the Night Dragon Reviews were
responsible for the death of the RPG Busters' page. How could this
The Night Dragons do review RPGs just like the RPG Busters did but
do it differently, further they do review other kind of Sailormoon
and if there is a place for more than ten active review groups for
websites, there also should be a place for two Sailormoon RPG reviewing
groups. Due to Small Lady's farewell message, it seems that the RPG
(and many of their fans) feel that the Night Dragons have been ripping
the RPG Busters. (By the way, I wonder who ever came up with the
idea of reviewing internet pages at all, these people must really feel
their being ripped off by all the other reviewing groups that have
That made me thinking just how "original" can a SM review page be
nowadays? Looking at the list of dead WPRs (we are grateful that The
Sailormoon Pages Ever are hosting and maintaining the Death Buster's
list) many ideas for WPRs have already been used and although these
are no longer active, if a new team would call themselves The Fifth
River Senshi, they would receive flames accusing them of ripping off
original review pages. It is pretty hard to find SM characters that
already been used for a SM review page. All the senshi are used more
time, all three cats, Small Lady, Serenity and Usagi have also been
villains in various mixtures have been used more than once too so who
left? I cannot recall having seen a Zirconia, Tiger Eye or Hawks Eye
anywhere, some of the manga only villains may also still be available
there is no guarantee.
Many people think that there are already too many Sailormoon review
out there in the net, but we disagree. There are so many SM related
there, so many webmasters that would like to have guidance, help,
constructive criticism, that any good review page will have lots of
submissions right after their start. Reviews are the best way of
useful feedback and advertising at the same time, awards don't serve
purpose that well.
What I want to say is that I have no idea why there is so much
between Small Lady, the RPG Busters and the Night Dragon Reviews. Being
an average visitor, it is really hard to tell, nothing posted at the
pages or at the Night Dragon Reviews forum does actually inform the
what has been going on there, how it started and how it could escalate
Since I cannot tell, I am not going to take anybody's side, I have
enough information to do so. What made me write this article is what
after the milk was already spoiled. The way some fans on both sides
their support for their favorite pages.
At first the comments at the Night Dragon Reviews forum sometimes
sound very mature, there are a lot of short remarks, supporting the
Dragons, flaming the Busters without giving reasons just to show the
Dragons that they are on their site.
Since the last entry to this forum topic has been at the beginning of
February, it seems that the Night Dragon fans are no longer interested
writing comments to the Death Busters closing, that's just fine.
But thinking that this "battle" is now over, the Death Busters and
are gone and the Night Dragons won, but now other people have started
actions against the Night Dragons, that show about the same grade of
as some childish, silly comments in the forum. One oh-so-clever fan has
email address that looks like it might be one of the Night Dragons and
the guestbooks of other review sites with a silly entry like "Our
better than yours". The aim of this stupid person is clear, he wanted
other reviewers mad at the Night Dragons and some reviewers were really
fooled to believe that it was Zoisite of the Night Dragons who wrote
comment and they added some angry remarks to this silly guestbook
don't know if they contacted the Night Dragons but it seems so because
Zoisite wrote something about that fake guestbook entry in the news.
This was not the end of it, other stupid people started to look for
target and they found it - The Witches 4. This review page did nothing
add a link to the Night Dragons, they did not support them in any other
than just making their existence known because the Night Dragons (no
how good or how bad they are) are an active review group who are still
updating their stuff. But it seems that some rude visitors have flamed
Witches 4 just because they were linking the Night Dragons.
Watching this entire thing going on in the Sailormoon community made
really sad. Love and justice, the main points of Sailormoon's speech,
seem to have no meaning for some people and still they call themselves
This is meant for these stupid people out there. In case your are
the Death Busters or The Small Lady, you are doing them no good with
"revenge". Please stop showing your support this hostile way. It is
because it will not bring the Death Busters or The Small Lady back.
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