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My name's Matt and I'm a reformed anime downloader. There was a time, not too long ago, when I rushed home from school to check the progress of my torrents with all the thrill of opening gifts on Christmas morning. I compiled series after series, put them on CD and even made my own labels for them with photoshop. But it was a speech made at AnimeFest in Texas by Greg Ayres that got me to stop. I didn't understand just what effect I had been having on the Region 1 industry by joining the ranks of other downloaders out there. The industry was ailing and like a distracted medieval physician asked for a second opinion I was just prescribing more blood-letting. Since then I've reformed and have been buying more and more of the series I had downloaded on legit DVDs. I want to help the anime industry continue here in the US. Anime is an immersive, vibrant, fascinating art form from a culture that, as an outsider, I will never fully understand. But understand the Japanese or not, I love the art form they've created and I want it to continue and I understand that the best way to do that is the buy the DVDs, watch the shows on television, watch the shows via sanctioned websites, etc. I know you're a cynical bastard, that much is clear from your column, but I hope this reaffirms that there is a group (perhaps an all too quiet group) who do want to support the shows we enjoy.
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ITT rage.
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Answerfag is hardly one to talk for cockblocking everyone from KnJ. If it weren't for him, no shit would've stormed.
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tl;dr
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copypasta?
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>>10074240
>help the anime industry continue here in the US

I know this is copypasta, but if it depended on us, no anime would ever get out of japan unless fansubbed
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/a/ isn't your personal blog, etc., b&
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Wow.

I do buy series I like, but I am in no way above downloading anything.

People like this are fucking retarded. Let me guess, you got this off of animesuki right?
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itt copypasta
>Anime is an immersive, vibrant, fascinating art form from a culture that, as an outsider, I will never fully understand. But understand the Japanese or not, I love the art form they've created

also lol
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>>10074325

>People like this are fucking retarded. Let me guess, you got this off of animesuki right?

Anime News Network. Only place where they get butthurt all over fansubs.
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i wish we had fucking torrents when i was in school

instead all we had was usenet and xdcc bots. fucking lucky sons of bitches
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tl;dr

also lots of whining.

sage
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>torrents

how new is this faggot? I had to do FTP.
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>>10074240
the guy is such a troll
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I'll tell this to anyone who brings up the buy vs. DL, whether they be troll, copy/pasta, or a low-level;

Anonymous. Doesn't. Give. A. Fuck.
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TROLLLL IN THE DUNGEON!

Ok, this thread needs a reboot. So, it's time for:

Celes No Gotoku!
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>Anime is an immersive, vibrant, fascinating art form from a culture that, as an outsider, I will never fully understand. But understand the Japanese or not, I love the art form they've created

Because I think I heard someone say it.
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If there were enforceable, strict, and ever-current laws regarding the piracy of all sorts of digital media it would have the same social stigma as shoplifting.

In the future the market will have to evolve or be consumed by piracy. We're doing MORE than helping by pirating media, we are effecting the future of technology itself.

I.e, Pirates are the Motherfucking Unsung Heroes of The Internet.
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Greg Ayers is an annoying bitch in person isnt he?
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>>10074772
yes he is
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>>10074712

But not as fun to do on a date.
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I buy dvds but answerfag is a nigger
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LULZ

>>10074772
>>Greg Ayers is an annoying bitch in person isnt he?

He's actually quite cool and pirates anime like the rest of us. But he has to say the bullshit so he can still hold a job.
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There are at least three threads of this shitty copy pasta.
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>"Dear John, why is lolicon the greatest thing ever?"

Hmm this is a good question let me prose about it for 18 paragraphs.



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