Just a quickie notice for anyone interested, apparently the bloated beast that is the recent Saigar 2008 tournament has finally been put to rest by it’s creator before it could reach any sort of “Conclusion”. Reasons cited include “Aids” and “Lol Proxies”, but I think what he’s really tired of are all the troll memes and anti-voting going on. If you’ve been following the tournament at all (I honestly gave up around the semi-finals, but popped back into to see how things were going recently), basically all the characters that could be considered Gar had been ejected by deliberate joke characters like Hosaka from Minami-Ke, Giovanni from Pocket Monsters and Jerimiah Gottwald from Code Geass. I believe the last straw was Simon from Gurren Lagann (the person I felt deserved to win the tournament) via obvious proxy voting. You can even see the trend right here:
Yeah it’s been nothing short of a disaster. On one level it’s satisfying that it is finally over, but depressing because it could have been awesome. The concept was an excellent answer to the whole Saimoe tournament and was excellent in it’s first year, but just got destroyed this year by 4chan trolls and memeres with no real goal in life other than to ruin any sort of fun that average anime fans might try to have. I wonder if there is going to be a next year. Should I even care?
On another unrelated note, apparently the feed from Animehistory When Anime Past Meets Present has been added to Animeblogger. This is both good (or is it?) because now we’ll possibly have new readers and bad because it may have opened the door to trolls that this blog has so far been insulated from due to it’s sub-word of mouth level of popularity. This is potenially going to get very interesting in the coming weeks.
Also expect my Gundam 00 Episode 20 take sometime tomorrow as I have some errands to run right now and want to get in some Stargate SG-1 and Valkyrie profile while I have some time.