BakaBT submitted a post in which he began on one topic and ended on a tangentially related one. This behavior is normal for personal blogging, but unacceptable in any sort of academic or professional context. The ambitious beginning, for those who don’t care to click through, was:
Many people think that anime and cartoons are actually the same thing. I know that every person who will read this will most likely know how to distinguish, but I felt the urge to write this post to prove to all once and for all, that it’s normal to watch anime no matter how old you are.
Which inspired pointed criticism, like this tweet by sasuraiger:
http://bit.ly/ev2Hhc I am actually kind of stunned by how dumb this anime vs cartoons analysis is
and this one, from blubart, in BakaBT’s own comments section:
Your chain of arguments is flawed. Starting with your “thesis” that you want to “prove to all once and for all, that it’s normal to watch anime no matter how old you are . . . ” which you never bring any argument forth to support.
It is, in all fairness, the promise of a deep analysis followed by a very superficial assessment (limited to a couple specific tendencies in artistic styles and character design.) But where the post itself may fail to enlighten about the essential qualities of anime, the reactions of the readers tell us much about the expectations of people in the anime blogosphere. It’s not merely passe, whimsical, or silly to promise an analysis and not deliver: it’s a deep failing.