Fansubs (again) and the unnaturalness of it all

July 10, 2008 at 4:47 pm 4 comments

Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee. And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life; Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field; In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.

Genesis 3:14-19 (King James Version)

It may seem odd that I’m using Genesis to draw everyone’s mind to what is happening right now but it’s actually a logical chain of events once you’ve got all the pieces together.

If you read the above verses, you’d notice that I’ve bolded some of the phrases. Specifically, the last part of verse 16 and the start of verse 19. These are the phrases I’d like to use to point out what is wrong with the industry (and the world as a whole).

You see, after the fall of man, man has been forced to work his butt off to gain sustenance. Nothing wrong with a bit of hard work, but they could have avoided it all. (That’s another story for another time and audience.)

Working hard for sustenance also implies something sinister; taking control of one’s life. Since man assumes that if he can control his life. he can tame the ground, nature and other things, he can make his life a bit easier and he doesn’t have to work as hard.

Under the delusion that one is fully capable of controlling his life, man then turns to trying to control forces he (or she) cannot control. Man has been trying to control nature to grow more crops, animals to feed his greed, the oceans for profit, and people, to prove once and for all he does not need anyone or anything to shackle him (or her) to some arbitary standard. After all, if you can control everything, who’s going to stop you?

Which brings us to our fansub debate.

Frankly the whole issue feels like a ton of spam to me.

The existence of fansubs means only one thing: You can’t control the will of people, and you certainly cannot control evil, since it is what lurks in everyone’s hearts. (Also whoever has reasoned with an evil being?) After all, we are a fallen creation, doomed to spend eternity in a fiery pit. (4chan was right with the “Kill it with Fire” cry. We are all going to be killed with fire, heretic, mutant, 4channer, newfag, blogger, flamer, troll, moralfag and furry alike. Our fate is all the same. Killed with fire. Oh the hilarity and tragedy of it all.)

The worrisome state of the industry can only mean one thing: Even the guys in suits making your purchasing decisions are realizing that if drastic measures are not taken they could very well lose their jobs. And control over their revenue. They are not adapting to the market, but rather, fighting a losing battle against a much greater evil: the hedonism and selfishness of the consumer.

In my passioned (and somewhat disgruntled) plea to the industry to get serious and kill the consumer, I was only stating a truth. If you want to retain control, you have to resort to drastic measures to do so, like murdering the consumer in cold blood. Lawsuits don’t cut it, hiding behind the full weight of the Berne Convention won’t help you, and certainly sentencing one person for hard labor solves absolutely nothing. It is by taking away one’s life that you make people stand up and take notice, for no one ever dares question a leader who’s willing to kill.

Once you surrender your freedom of choice to that guy in the suit, you also become a defender of freedom from choice. And if you want to defend evil, then you have got to march that path into it’s end: death to anyone who does not hold true to that belief.

I ask people like Scott, Greg Ayres, Stephen Sing and Peter Go one question: Are you willing to kill people like me to maintain control over your flagging profits and protect us from the freedom of choosing what to buy? Are you willing to kill a hundred consuumers to maintain control over a few hundred thousand suckers? Are you going to see this crusade against freedom of choice to its bitter, bloody and ultimate end?

I’m not even challenging anyone. It’s the logical chain of events that will eventually happen. The only thing is to see if anyone has the guts to see it through. Sadly, the toughest I have seen is hard labor. It does seem no one is willing to kill in the name of capitalism. Pity, really, these half-hearted and hypocritical efforts.

PS: Here’s another thing to note. Once you give up the right to choose to the guuy in the suit, you also give up the right to air your grievances if said product is substandard. Since you already implied that you’d like to have freedom from choice, it also behooves me to say that you also have no right to complain. i am not advocating fansubbing in any manner, I am just pointing out something that may be completely erroneous or true.

Entry filed under: Anime, Bitching, Christianity and Anime.


4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. robin  |  July 11, 2008 at 1:08 am

    If people are “afraid” of loosing their jobs ~ get another job, duh!And if you think “no one is willing to kill in the name of capitalism”, you really are out of touch with the world. EVERYBODY KILLS in the name of GREED!!! Why the hell do you think we invaded Iraq?

  • 2. Tyrenol  |  July 11, 2008 at 1:28 am

    Hey; I have a better idea, Drmchsr0: How about you speak for yourself. 🙂

    We ain’t so doomed a breed of animal as to be taken out by our own greed. Sure the world has problems. But you’ve taken a look at the Cold War, right? We didn’t nuke ourselvse to extinction.

    Human beings have the capability to be low, but we can rise from it. For every “50 Cent” who gets born, there’s a “Jesse Jackson” and a “Barack Obama” ready to put him in his place.

  • 3. drmchsr0  |  July 11, 2008 at 6:18 am

    robin: And if you believe that I’ve got a bridge to sell you. If we’re not dying for copyright infringement (and thank goodness for that! For now.) then we’re not being killed for greed.

    Ty: True, but not everyone thinks Obama’s hot. What does tell you about humanity.

  • 4. Tyrenol  |  July 11, 2008 at 9:15 am

    It tells me that there are still places in this world where you can make honest decisions and have honest opinions.

    It’s okay to believe that somebody’s “not hot.” But there should be a follow-up lest they start some campaign against what’s “not hot.”


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