Anime is a slice of life.
Well, you wanted to know what it was about didn't you? I just told you.
Oh, I see. You wanted a bit more of an explanation. Okie dokie.
Wait a minute.. I thought this place was about Anime. What could be
simpler than that. You might think that but I'm going to go out on
a limb and say No, this channel is not about Anime at all.
After you recoil from the shock value of my statement, take a moment
to think about it with me. Sure, people who love anime can be found
in our little channel. Yes, discussions about anime definitely do
take place. So do discussions about Politics. So do discussions about
travel, so do discussions about computers, video games, the weather,
what you had for lunch. See a pattern here? You don't, good because
neither do I. Point being, you just can't stop people from being
people. We talk about whatever happens to strike our fancy. If you
join and there aren't intense, detail filled discussions about your
favorite anime by some hardcore fan with the the show's theme song
tatooed onto their navel, don't panic. Those will come along (though
I don't make any guarantees on the tatoos). In the mean time, give
us a chance to grow on you.. You'll see that the channel is about
so much more.
Ok so if its just a bunch of people chatting about random stuff, then
what's the point of calling it #Anime. Why not just call it
#BlandGenericChat. That name was taken. Just kidding. It can be hard
to meet people, especially on IRC which is full of undesirable
elements. Its been my experience that alot of people who like anime
are on the same wavelength. We don't think alike but we have an easy
time communicating with one another. We share a lot of the same
interests and the same style. It really makes for a comfortable,
friendly atmosphere where you can be yourself and its not unrealistic
to expect others will want to hear what you have to say.
Its a little slice of life seasoned with our very own flavor. And if
I do say so myself, its quite tasty. Yum!