I usually have a tendency to run way too long with
this kind of thing so I will keep this simple and to
I never interact with Dragon Ball sites.
I used to, an awful lot actually. But for a long while
now I havent. I guess I stopped pretty much all
forms of communication with other sites because I didnt
like where the whole thing was headed. Now, I dont
think anyone saw it as an exclusive club, (although
some may have wanted it to be that way), it was just
Now I hear death cries, The DBZ Community is
no more!, but I dont believe any of that.
No web-master created the DBZ Web Community,
the fans did.
They labeled it as such, and for one reason or another,
it stuck. Its not like Im denying there
was a holocaust, Im just suggesting that there
never was a unity that was so strong as a community.
It was a group of fans turned web-masters that eventually
went their separate ways. It was history repeating itself.
Same thing happened before (Id say) 95% of the
people reading this had any clue what Japanese animation
or Dragon Ball Z were. When it first happened, there
was no wild-fire-like panic across message boards, (what
few there were back then), everyone just accepted it.
People moved on, and inevitably, people stepped up to
take their place. I see the same thing happening today.
Countless young hopefuls are rising from the ground,
and yet you still continue to cry, The DBZ Community
is no more!
Time to face the facts guys! There will never be another
DBZ Community, unless you allow there to
be one. Some excellent sites are gone, big deal. Its
not as if you right now cant start your own! Many
of the DBZ web-masters of the past have made careers
or jobs for themselves as a result of their hard work.
Theyve become translators, writers, graphic-designers,
consultants and even lovers. These were just High School
and Middle School students! They all arrived at these
positions by working as hard as they could to create
a site made for fans, by a fan.
The Community was something all of you
made up. You made it seem as if DBZ itself was failing.
Please allow me to make it clear who failed. What were
those sites without visitors? What if EX didnt
have anyone to deride? What if no one ever saw Meris
action-figure videos? What if GGG never had a single
hit? They were databases of information linked to one
another, but without fans, they were nothing but wastes
of time and memory. You failed yourselves. And unless
you dont dust yourselves off and take some responsibility
into your own hands, there never will be another Community
or as I see it, true fans of Dragon Ball.
Best of luck to you all, the NEW DB Web Community.