Today I read a girl's Lemure file about the end of
Sailormoon on the
Web. She asked "How dare [some sailormoon webmasters]" take
down?, as if she were the military commander of the SM Web.
disagree with this person, and I think she's not only wrong
acting extremely selfishly. Here's why.
First of all, saying "how dare they?" was just wrong. So
have lost the passion they originally have for Sailormoon.
All of a
sudden they can't, just because she says so? I am one of
webmasters. I haven't taken down my page, I'm just
gradually making it
smaller and incorporating more anime titles in my domain.
One of the
first things I promised myself when I purchased this domain
was that the
day I realized I didn't like Sailormoon all that much
anymore I would
stop maintaining my site. Why? Because I've -seen- SM sites
people who don't like SM anymore. They're horrible and
bitter and you
can tell that the person is forcing themselves to do it for
Someone once said something to me I thought deserves being
here; "The day I realize I'm buying an SM tape for my site
and not for
me is the day I know I'll take down my site."
Sites, my children, are created for the FUN of it. And the
there's no more fun in it there's no more purpose in it. Do
the webmaster should force him or herself to create
original layouts and
attractive and informative sites about something that they
like much anymore? Hell no. Because the site would dive
and become horrible and lousy.
Moving on... now this person suggests that perhaps these
could delete their sites and restart with Dic. I personally
do that, not only live in Brazil where there IS no Dic but
why would I? I (and quite a few other webmasters) have all
subtitled episodes on tape. If I decided to start again I'd
take out the
first subbed japanese tape, not some horrible piece of fish
butchered by some capitalist company (no I am not a
Now the girl says she will keep her site up. Would she, if
like SM anymore? Would she be one of these people who run
horrible sites because they feel obligated to? Let me
reveal some deep,
dark secret to you all - no one is forcing you to do
anything. Today I
was faced with the end of Absolute Sailormoon, run by the
Andrea Slate. She offered it to me but I turned it down
because a) I
could never live up to what she has created and b) I'm not
that much into
SM anymore. I still like it I just don't LOVE it. And I
think one must
LOVE something to actively maintain a site about it.
And now what really revolted me about this lemure... She
webmasters who take down or diminish their sites are taking
chance of new SM fans out there. God, they are NOT. Go to
Check out the new links. See how many of them are marked
sites will go but new sites will come. That is what the
internet is all
about, I'm afraid.
I am in no way saying that you all should give up
Sailormoon and take
down your sites. No. I'm saying that if one day you realize
like SM as much as you used to, and your site is being a
stop updating it or delete it. I hope that never happens to
it is a great anime, and made a permanent impact on me. But
has no right to accuse people who are not so interested in
anymore of being heartless infidels.
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