Ranks and Voting for Anime

November 19th, 2016 – Other Articles

So, with the recent discussions about elections, and CJAS voting, and the constant question as to where CJAS dinner will be held, I wanted to post some quick reflections on the community’s collective attitudes regarding voting, and rankings specifically.

I’ve found that there seems to be three methods in which voting and rankings for shows are performed throughout the anime community as an aggregate: cumulative, individualistic, and sub-categorized.

Cumulative Voting:

We’re talking MyAnimeList ratings. Rank every show on a scale of 1-10, no questions asked; purely quantitative polls with no requirement for support. I find this measure to be a better guide of what people as a whole are feeling. It’s the only effective way to filter out bias that I have seen so far wherever I wonder on the inter-webs for the sole fact that large sample sizes will tend to balance extremes and give people in the middle a voice in the conversation, even if that voice is a simple click vote. However, the catch, as I am sure those using MyAnimeList are aware, is that early polls are amazingly HYPE. Case in point, I do recall finding Beserk (2016)’s score before release to be 8.4, a far stretch from the 6.81 rating today.

Individualistic Scoring:

Ya, opinions on the internet are somethin’ fierce. People making entire YouTube channels to scoring shows based on personal opinions (looking at you GRArkada). Idk, I get the same feeling watching these as I do when reading news on Facebook; if I agree, I come back for more like a hungry weeb at comicon. I know it’s all opinion, but when people start putting numbers to feelings and pass it as fact, well… it’s no wonder some  /a  threads can get out of hand. In the end, these videos and articles offer different perspectives can be enlightening, but everything I’ve ever consumed has been with a grain of salt to keep me sober (well, as much as possible anyway hehu)

Sub-Categorized Ranking:

These threads pop up breaking down entire genres into sub-genres, and on…and on…and on, until i’m left with a niche pile of shows, and people apply one of the two methods above to decide which show is better. I get the appeal, stratify shows to compare apples to oranges. Yet, you still get these 500+ length flame wars about who’s best girl, when the answer is obviously Shinobu, how is this a debate?

…but you see my point about opinions – they work themselves into the core of a conversation about something that was designed to discuss a show’s merits objectively. Idk, it’s probably too much to ask the internets to be rational. Anyway, just wanted to write out a little reflection, let me know what you think in le comment section below. Or not, do whatever you want, i’m not your dad. luv ya yuki

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The Dark Blag Rises

November 17th, 2016 – Other Articles

Hello all,

For anyone who stops by, I’m gonna start regularly posting and revitalize the blag since my schedule has opened up. I wanted to generate some top quality content for anyone bored or interested in reading in-between shitposting.

I wanted to start by posting some links to YouTubers that put out great videos with quality editing. All of these channels discuss anime, but to different degrees and specialties. For example, Digibro rants – a lot – about topical subjects in the anime community from the perspective of a NEET (and he complains a lot in his many rants). Other channels like AnimeEveryday posts rankings for different anime genres, and character analysis is handled well by GoatJesus. Take a look anytime you get bored, as there are a wide verity of videos offered for everyone’s tastes, I guarantee it.

So ya, expect weekly postings from here on out. Looking forward to the time ahead!

Channels & Links:

  • Anime Everyday

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_X2BzWhnbpLN0hkeMtxXUw

  • The Digibro Package (anime rants, central channel, and after dark)

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrNNYICtHM3OxLFOKsvGywA

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHhnf3RgHabfk5f2gUX6EVQ

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1VFTzhwUTp0gArl78br2SQ

  • DemoD+ (there are rumors that he is leaving so enjoy while you can)

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcAvljdM2NMdMYq_pvT9pBw

  • Flip Anime

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt-22iNukfAdkHV3QjKWS9w

  • Gigguk (just including it cuz hes big enough)

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7dF9qfBMXrSlaaFFDvV_Yg

  • Glenlovessubway

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTivLJz-eriMVzQSJ7×8G8w

  • Goat Jesus

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCH_ZSZa9uaTvttzAWe-Srbg

  • Kevin Nyaa

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCisZHMre9OsQVGnW_3wjn_Q

  • Super Eyepatch Wolf

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtGoikgbxP4F3rgI9PldI9g

  • Angry Bears

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCx90AAwj54pZJUhcU2p1auw

  • Under the Scope

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCI91jQdeMzuQRgg4VOSZZmw

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Your Neopet (TheBlag) is dying.

September 9th, 2016 – Other Articles

Species: Ascended meme

Health: 7.8/10

Mood: ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

Hunger: dying

Age: Speedwagon

Level: Hehu

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Month of Miyazaki

March 6th, 2016 – CJAS

This day 10 years ago, Toonami aired its Month of Miyazaki program.

If you wanted to relive the past, here’s the link to the original trailer for the amazing month-long premiers.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uf0hC5c8PDw

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Now Accepting Marathon Nominations!

March 4th, 2016 – Announcements, CJAS

It’s that time of the year again… Time to kick back, chug some “ramune”, and watch 12 hours of anime. But first, we need to know what you want to watch. So fill out the form I sent to the listserv before March 18 at 5pm. You know you want to ;)

-Evan

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Current Mood

March 3rd, 2016 – Other Articles

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February 29th, 2016 – Other Articles

Boop

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THE BLAG LIVES!!!

February 29th, 2016 – Other Articles

Hello you delicious internet lurker,

I have been tasked with providing you with wonderful dank mem content. It appears that OP WILL FINALLY DELIVER. In fact, I’ll be here postin links to vids, pics, and other tom foolery you rapscallions cherish so dearly.

My name is cumonandslam, AND I WELCOME YOU TO THE SLAM!

Paid for by Subway

-”Subway, we’re still trying to figure out what Jared did to the mayo”

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Semester Schedule (SP 16)

February 27th, 2016 – Announcements, CJAS

Here is our schedule for the Spring 2016 semester.

-Evan

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Join the Conversation!

February 18th, 2016 – Other Articles

As you might be able to tell, the website is not currently being used by many members of CJAS. While I will continue to post info regarding club activities on this website, most of the conversation actually takes place on our CJAS Facebook group. Anyone interested in talking to members of our club, getting additional information, or becoming a member, check out our page for fun and interesting posts, or just to get to know other anime fans at Cornell :) You can also send me an email at ec442@cornell.edu and I will answer any questions you might have or I can add you to the Facebook group.

Hopefully this will help people who have a hard time getting in touch with us. Feel free to send me a message on Facebook (or any other means) as well, I would be more than willing to talk about our club or anime in general.

-Evan

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