I just finished the 5 day course from a professional niche anime reviewer Lauren Orsini who has written articles for the Daily Dot , Kotaku, and Forbes magazine. The course was a simple premise how to fine tune your reviewer skills to increase your readership.
Our first lesson which was very vague on the topic Be Controversial
But there is a simple problem with this message . They never tell you how to write those stories.
Anime in itself can be beautiful strange and thought-provoking bringing new ideas and imagery . But it can also be horrific terrifying and outputting.
This is what I enjoy about the genre . It does push boundaries to another level it gets us to react to cosplay to create . It can shock us, entertain us or sometimes even turn us on.
In a world where everyone has become so hot-blooded and our daily lives have become stressful anime has become one of things that has helped many of us deal with the stress
So my answer to How to be controversial? Be the Encouraging Fan to a Point
Yes , For every fandom there is a limit . So I use 2 of the most extreme examples.
I love Harem anime because personally I take on a lot of stress and anxiety it feels good to turn off your brain and simply enjoy something so silly.
Now there is a distinct problem with this fandom.
Hug pillows at conventions . Most conventions are for all ages yet this is something that always creeps me out. Why sell them at all? It really boggles my mind.
Just like guys, girls enjoy their smut as much as the next person whether its Antique Bakery , Sex Pistols or some bizarre cases my Sexual harassment. While most of this is mostly harmless there has been some extreme behaviors that really shouldn’t in conventions. First is the hug pillows. I have my complaints on this subject but the same applies to girls . Your Senpai will notice you in a wrong way purchasing this.
But the other is the Infamous Yoai Paddle. The Yoai paddle is a wooden paddle with as a symbol of the Yoai Fandom. It became a little out of control when fans would hit their friends both male and female with the hard end on their asses.
Almost short of either sexual harassment or something to lead up to a Yoai Fight Club(pictures yoai fans fighting over who’s the best shipping)
I wonder what will be the next Yoai fandom craze ? Yoai teasers , Yoai swords, Yoai whips and chains? Maybe the Yoai fandom needs to relax a little bit now a days and learn to adapt to things that are in conventions. You can use Yoai blow up Guitars something that may not lead to violence.