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    Want a chance to be featured as AFs member of the month? Wondering what it takes? Participating in contests 🖋 Writing anime reviews Uploading art content in the gallery Creating blog posts Are all wonderful ways to become featured!
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    To anyone who has made something or attempted to make something, you know this feeling too well. "Can I really do this? Who am I kidding? I don't know what I'm doing." I dabble in a lot of things. From web development, video editing, animation, web comics, making games, photography etc. But I never called myself a web developer, video editor, animator, artist, game developer, photographer. Because I never really felt I was one. I thought since I was a beginner and not as good as others, I shouldn't call myself a (insert title here). As it would be insulting to the REAL (insert title here). No matter what my accomplishments were, no matter how much experience I got, I was just a wannabe, a fake, an impostor. But then I realized.... you are what you do. Some people talk the talk and some walk the walk. Some think they are cool while some ARE cool. If you made a website, you are a web developer. If you made a web comic, you are an artist. If you took a photo, you are a photographer and so on. Many if not all veteran creatives went through this stage. Where they doubted themselves. But chose to keep going. And in the end, the feeling of being a wannabe disappeared. They became a real legitimate (insert title here). Have you ever felt impostor syndrome? How did you overcome it?
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    Hello everyone! Please keep your eyes peeled for the loveliest event of the year!~ AF will be hosting a Valentines event soon.
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    Hi everybody! I drew this sketch based on the film “My neighbor Totoro” and I made a speed-drawing video of it. I hope you like it YT Channel: Link in profile Instagram: Link in profile Good luck.
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    Hey everyone you can call me L. Ive been watching anime since I was a kid nice to meet you all. Lets all be friends
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    Hello again, my fellow anime fans and welcome to this years Spring AF art contest - A Reverse Isekai Challenge! This fun contest is all about bringing your favorite anime characters into your world, instead of you going into theirs. With this in mind, all you have to do is pick a character that you wouldn't normally see in our modern clothes or perhaps a school uniform, and draw them in one instead of their usual outfit. Lets see what we can come up with! If you'd like to participate, do so by replying to this thread with your entry no later than April 15th. This will be a community voted event. The community will vote 1 winning entry to be featured for the remainder of Spring in the art block. 2020 Spring Art Contest Participation badges will be awarded for each participant and can be showcased with the rest of your awards and trophies on your profile. Feel free to discuss this contest and your decision making process in this thread as well. Lets all have fun~
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    Have run out of time, so no coloring. I plan to fix this up for my own personal gallery. But, for now I at least can enter something XD Like I said, glad these events take place because it allows us to be creative and gives us all a challenge. Thank you for adding it @Seshi
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    SIKE i managed to finish drawing one here is my submition submission have you ever drawn so hard that you forgot how to spell submission >.> i have, just now, my brain went poop on me <_>
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    I'm interested in the topic. I'm sorry for the low quality. I tried.
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    Merry Christmas, and Happy Holidays to everyone. I hope you've all been well. This season tends to get especially busy for some, but I hope you can stop during the rush of it all and remember to enjoy the special moments. For me, those are the little moments of sharing something new with someone you love. It's getting to snuggle up in my cozy new throw that I bought myself for christmas. And it's cooking a special dinner to share with my family. I hope yours looks like something similar. Have a great day everyone! I hope you have a Merry Christmas too. Feel free to share your favorite holiday song or video clip here as well.
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    Too many isekai titles: While there are a number that I enjoy, there are just too many and increasingly the way they try to differentiate themselves just feel like tacked on gimmicks. Even the ones that try to parody the genre feel generic sometimes. Too many OP MCs: Sorry, but when the MC can take out a major boss or an entire army without even trying, it gets old real fast. Rificulously long awkward sounding titles: not just talking about the english translation either. Increasingly some sort of abbreviation or nickname is almost a necessity. Movies replacing follow up seasons: this may not be a trend yet, but it feels like it could become one with examples like Demon Slayer, Made in Abyss, Konosuba and Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress. I’m not talking about stand alone stories like with older series, but where the main storyline is advanced. The shorter run time usually doesn’t allow for enough character and story development and side characters often get no attention at all. Movies allow for more impressive visuals, unfortunately it usually culminates in some CGI monstrosity for the final showdown (looking at you My Hero Academia & Konosuba). Welp, think I’ve vented enough of my curmudgeness.
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    Hello everyone, new members and old! We'd like to take this opportunity to re-introduce our staff to you. For some of us, it's been far too long since we've joined the forum, and our introduction posts have since become an ancient relic; for others it's been a short time, but still, intros fall to the wayside and are forgotten once you've been around the forum for a while. Allow us to introduce ourselves. We are your staff, and we're here for you. So without further ado, I'm Seshi, your friendly AF Community Manager. It's my job to host Events for our community, and to make AF a fun place to be. I enjoy being a part of this forum community because of its unique character. We have a thoughtful group of members in our community who take time to share their knowledge and experience in their anime ventures with us, making this a great place for new anime fans, or hyped returning fans. Us longtime anime fans enjoy ourselves here too, and I'm happy to be a part of that. As your community manager, I just want to say welcome. And if you have any ideas for helping the community have some fun, please feel free to bring them up to me, I'm always on the look out for some new event ideas, and am quite a good listener I promise.
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    mew~? pretty much my old artwork stuff mew~ pretty much where ill upload things now, figured having two gallery is meh, i aint touching the first gallery i made tho'!, so pretty much this is my old and new artwork stuff initially pure .png (no background) means its newly drawn (atleast not 3 years ago from whence i posted this ?!) just like my other album, ill leave a comment on each drawing about what its about or details about it ;o
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    The story is about a woman who discovers that she has supernatural abilities after kids in her city begin to go missing and must locate a book called The Ruthisian Codex to gain mastery over her powers and find the people responsible for the kidnappings. The lead character's name is Phia and the first chapter explores her seemingly normal life as a budding caterer. Throughout the book, I will describe certain dishes that she makes in detail and include the recipes at the back of the book. I may also include pictures but I'm not 100% certain yet. I'm also considering starting a Discord & hosting monthly virtual brunches where people can create their favorite foods from the book & we can all show our creations & hang out for a few hours. Making recipe videos for YouTube or live streaming myself preparing the dishes is also another idea I have. Phia's abilities and back story all center around Ancient Egyptian mythology and religion. Her love of cooking, her romantic interests, and some of her other hobbies are all tied into the Egyptian deities that she identifies with the most.
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    Your daily reminder that you need to wear sun screen
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    My first post of my artwork, yay! Please be aware I am still a noob and a beginner, still learning lots of different tips and tricks. I will keep updating this whenever I finish a new work
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    Welcome Ayu! We have lots of art enthusiasts here. @Xyro, @Nyxnine,and @XII360 come immediately to mind, but there are plenty other very talented hands around! I would love to see some of your work.
  18. 5 points
    Whelp, this week already has been a pretty good tester into weather or not I actually want to go forward with trying to do VA work... I literally adore the field. I cant help myself but wake up excited to write skits and start voicing them. And can I just say, I have had so many issues; I found listening to myself back to be a little cringe, I've struggled to find voices to fit characters, I've been unable to act out certain moods, as well as yell lines that I need to. The editing is weird and I don't quite understand exactly what I'm looking for sometimes, or why something sounds off. I need to work on my pacing, as well as my management of my surroundings. and above all else, I just need to keep practising. Which is why I'm going to keep on at it :3 Although its only been 5 days, I've already learned about the best ways to show off work, and the do's and don'ts. And I've fudged up a bunch, which means I now have a frame of reference on what to do and how to handle myself. And honestly, that's the best part of it all! I'm just really excited for the future, and definitely want to do more. Still, hope everyone doing ok, and if there are any VA's out there, please feel free to drop some advise! I would truly appreciate it, as I love your trade! ~Your benevolent cinnamon roll, XyroDonatus~
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    Naruto is know for it's large cast of lovable characters but as of episode 112 of the original series I can definitively say that Rock Lee is easily my favourite character in the series. Everything from his positive demeanor, to his underdog background is so very beautifully shounen, he's so very cheesy with his background of fighting back against those who didn't believe in him, finding comfort in Might Guy and rising to become a splendid ninja. But what I think makes him special is just how genuinely sympathetic, yet still endearingly passionate in the face of absolute failure and misfortune he can be. An example of what I've expressed comes from his legendary fight against Gaara in the preliminaries before the finals of the Chunin Exams. When he is defeated by Gaara we learn that he will never be able to return to being a shinobi due to the severity of his injuries, this causes Lee to question his future and everything up until this point becuase of his ethos being to never give up and that with hard work even he can become a splendid ninja but in spite of it all he keeps a positive outlook and whole heartedly believes he will one day recover with perseverance. Eventually Naruto finds the legendary healer Sanin Tsunade who is famous for her healing capabilities, however she urges Lee to quit being a shinobi due to his only option being life threatening surgery, at this point, desperate for an answer he asks Might Guy what to do, in a highly emotional climax both Lee and Might Guy decide that in order to coninue his dream he must never give up as that is his nindo, his ninja way. In the end he displays something so beautifully simple, that passion and perseverance will always pay off and that even in the worst of times we can continue to be better for ourselves and for those we love. Rock Lee is my favourite because he's corny and goofy and simple and so emblematic of what I love about shounen anime.
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    Hey everyone! I'm James, just joined the site! Been an Anime fan my whole life and finally made a dream come true that is attached to it! I just opened up my own anime shop! I want to join Forums to see what animes people are enjoying! <snip> Excited to join the community!
  22. 5 points
    What hobbies, activities, or subject matters are you passionate about? What do you consider yourself an expert on, or want to be an expert at?
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    Yay team! NASA Develops COVID-19 Prototype Ventilator in 37 Days
  24. 5 points
    Hello, my name is OtakuKid, and, well... I like anime, a lot! I consider myself an Otaku-In-Training, cause I have the dedication but I’ve only been seriously into anime for about 2 years. I watch popular anime’s and nonpopular ones too. I basically don’t care how popular it is, only how good it is. My other hobbies are hiking and drawing. I’m not really into sports. This website seemed pretty cool, so I got an account. I dunno what else to say. My dream is to cosplay as Sakura. (I really like her) With love and uwu’s Your pal OtakuKid
  25. 5 points
    I've got quite a few passions but my main ones at the moment are community involvement i.e. advocacy for issues like homelessness, human trafficking, child abuse, mental health awareness, etc., improving my health & getting in better shape, learning different languages, music, scary pc games, cooking, and anime.
  26. 5 points
    I love LOVE reading! Personally, I've always been a physical copy type of girl and rather not get a digital copy/e-reader. AND, I will buy books I love however, I do have a library card because... that **** is expensive....(I'd be broke with all the books I'd want to buy lol). When I was younger I had lived in Vancouver for a solid two years after that I wanted to move back home and needed to lug all of my books back with me. I never realized how much I loved reading until I had 3 suitcases of books and a duffel bag of clothing. *Priorities* I don't mind audio books, they're usually my go to when I can't sleep or have a long drive ahead of me....can't...use my hands ^^; When I was in University, I always felt a little like Hermione from Harry Potter, as I would usually be done most of my textbooks before the course truly started. I am a fairly fast reader and like to have a varied selection of books on the go. I can be a slightly annoying person when I get into a good book - my sister used to get angry at me as I would usually ignore everything around me until I was completed a story. Basically, I'm really good at ignoring the world around me when I have my nose in a good article or story. I'm always inspired by the authors of novels and how much research that must go into their work. I mean to create such captivating stories you must know a decent amount of a topic to be able to describe places, situations and actions. For example, you can't write a believable story about a climber if you know nothing about climbing, or it would be a pretty empty story line with no body. I always thought it would be such a fascinating job to become a writer because it gives you an outlet to learn as much as you can and share that knowledge in a variety of ways, although, I have always felt a disconnect from idea to paper. Those who are creative enough to come up with an idea and then bring that idea to fruition - you're amazing in my eyes and I thank you everyday. Here's a short list of some books I've read this past year - keep in mind, I read almost everything haha so it might not be up your alley (no particular order) - An Invisible Library (by Genevieve Cogman) "Series" - Deadly Outbreaks (by Alexandra Levitt) - The Memory Illusion (by Julia Shaw) (really neat book, read if you like to learn about memory in the use of crime, and whether or not its possible to implant memories on people) - Sleeping Beauties (by Stephen King) - Death by Video Games (by Simon Parkin) - The Rules of Magic (by Alice Hoffman) - The Bone Season (by Samantha Shannon) "Series" Mime order - How Can I help? A Week in My Life as A Psychiatrist (by David Goldbloom) - The View from the cheap seats (by Neil Gaiman) - The Night Circus (by Erin Morgenstern) - The Goldfinch (by Donna Tartt) - An Orchestra of Minorities (by Chigozie Obioma) - Lost Connections (by Johann Hari) - Sapiens (by Yuval Harari) General Recommendations: - Margaret Atwood is my favorite author .....so anything? haha - Haruki Murakami another fav auth (start with 1Q84) I also really enjoy poetry authors I would recommend (and are probably already known) - Rupi Kaur - B. Abbott (I have High Poet Society, but he has two books now I think?) - Lang Leav - John Donne Anyways, maybe I'll add more posts about books :3 I feel like, getting to know a person's reading list, really lets you get to know the person. And of course, here's a pic I am currently working on
  27. 5 points
    Been working on this for @madeyalook . Did a rough sketch with the expression she wanted. But I scrapped it and got a bigger sheet. Added some details, made some lines sharper, added a personal pose. Prepped some watercolors for the painting process. Then I thought, why don't I make this larger? The sheets I'm using are already pretty sizeable. Each around fifteen or sixteen inches in length. It actually turned out to be another rough sketch for the sake of size. Given that I really thought about this person having gone through surgery. They deserve something better. So, after work today I picked up a poster board. It's 42 x 38. I'll also be using a mix of paints and spray paints for more Ertegun-ish aesthetics. That should be fun!
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    Pretty photo I wanted to share.
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    Drawing can be so hard ... but its really really fun. practice makes perfect , so one day ,someone will compliments your drawings , and that makes me feel good , to have someone compliment you , for you to see your own amazing drawings , you can make a story out of everything you draw .... everything , that's why i love drawing so much . Sorry if some of the pictures are sideways..
  30. 5 points
    ...this was my first time using a drawing tablet instead of mouse... ....It was meant to be a feild of flowers....
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    Everyone out here with good stuff and I'm embarrassed to say Backstreet Boys.
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    sorry i didnt take this pic - my friend did plus she filtered it
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    Welcome Brickdust We both watched the same animes during our childhood. I would recommend you watch the shorter series first then watch Naruto and Bleach. For Naruto and Bleach I would recommend skipping the filler episodes as they can get pretty boring. You can check this site https://www.animefillerlist.com/ to see which episodes are fillers. Comedy : Beelzebub, Saiki kusuo & Hataraku Moau-sama! Thriller : Baccano!, Steins;Gate & Yakusoku no Neverland Shounen : Hunter x Hunter(2011), Jojo & Kimetsu no Yaiba Romance: Kimi ni Todoke, Bunny girl senpai & Toradora Isekai : Overlord,The King's Avatar & re:zero Drama : Code geass, Attack On Titans & Death Parade
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    Updated shot from last week. A very tired selfie...
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    Yo, I'm awesomedude20, as you can clearly read next to this post. I'm your anime curator! Technically! Waiting on the Anime tab to get some work done. AAAANYWAYS, being the anime curator, naturally, I know anime stuff. Feel free to ask for recs, I kinda live for that sorta thing, though entirely expect to get Senki Zesshou Symphogear, like you shouldn't even be surprised. But yeah, hope to meet folks around the forum and whatnot!
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    Definitely feel that too. But several active members here are in their 30s at least & no one’s made feel unwelcome, everyone’s really friendly. I’m still one of the older members, but there’s at least one who has a couple years on me In recent years I’d mainly been watching newer series, but still have some older ones to catch up on or finish (Fate Stay Night). May finally get around to it as it’s starting to look like the pandemic could cause a lot of simulcasts to go on hiatus. A bit disappointed since there have been more series this season that seemed enjoyable than in quite awhile. Hopefully they’ll all get their chance once this is over with, even if it takes awhile. I don’t mind delays, but hope they don’t get scrapped & go unfinished. These are by the same creator, btw Might want to check out a currently airing series called Appare Ranman because it has a similar feel to it.
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    thought that was hilarious for some reason
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    See , i drew something , but it looks horrible but since i used my time , imma enter it
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    Please ignore the writing ^^;; I was bored at my friends shop and was doodling on his white board. hahah
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    There's obviously a trend going on with my favorite girl
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    @SAO LILDOOP, your cuddle buddy senpai is @Keiko . You both enjoy cuddling, but aren't up for anything extreme tonight, unless you count an intense pillow fight!! Happy Valentines to you both. @txGemgal3084, your cuddle buddy senpai is @XII360. Since you are both up for a no pants party, you two have fun exploring the limits this valentines day~ And lastly @Xyro looks like we can just play games all night in our PJs because you don't seem to know what cuddles are Thank you to everyone who participated. It was a lot of fun getting to read your entries for this event. If you didn't win your senpais heart, better luck next year! Maybe try reading this thread to see how to get senpai to notice you: Happy Valentines everyone!
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    I live on filters but welp. (Kinda) hipster me
  45. 4 points
    Hello everyone! Welcome to AFs 2020 New Year, New You!~ Is there something you want to achieve this year!? Lets express these desires to one another in this event, taking one aspect of our Profiles and updating it for all to see. During the event you may submit one change for your profile; Profile Picture Signature About me These images, and about me's can be about anything, as long as they are following the forums rules and guidelines! I strongly suggest replying to this thread with some tiny tidbit about the change that you made, however this is not required just for fun. And at the end of the event, your very own team of Forum Moderators will select their favorite submission for the new year. If your profile is picked as the winner you will get: Your Profile Featured in the forums sidebar as the "Featured Member" of the month A free Anime Forums shop item of your choice Free entry into the next A-F Points Lottery Rules for entry: Entries must be submitted as a reply to this thread, deadline is February 1st for submissions! Submit a before and after of your entry (Profile pic, sig, or about me) Have fun! I hope you all enjoy creating something new for your profiles for the new year! If you have any requests for the items to be made for you, make sure to check out the forums Art Exhibit to ask for some help! I'm sure some talented members here would have a great time filling your requests. ~AFs Community Manager
  46. 4 points
    Eilrahc? Sorry, I’m dyslexic. Kidding. Welcome to the forums
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    I try not to be too ambitious because in the last two years things end up going askew in my life and I just end up disappointed. My mother and my grandmother moved in and I've been having my hands full with taking care of them. My mother has been in and out of the doctors/hospitals for over two years now and we're starting to narrow her health issues down to Multiple sclerosis. Though, in late September of last year she got into a bad car accident (she's doing good from that, recovering well). On top of that, my grandmother is suffering from Alzheimer's. I've been going to classes with her and learning how to take care of her at home. All things considering, I'm somewhat optimistic about the new year. I get to work from home now (thank you technology!) and have been using the extra time to get back to certain hobbies. A goal I've been working toward is finally finishing my novel and getting it published this year. It's been a project in progress for six years now, I'm ready for it to go somewhere. Renewing my photography license would be nice. I miss the freelance photojournalism I used to dabble in. Squeezing in a bit more charity work too. As for my hopes. I really hope that some relatives can spare a little more time in lending a hand. They're greedy to a fault and hardly ever put aside their free time to help out with my grandmother (her own sons and daughters!). I spent last year hearing about how most of them went out on weekends to clubs, parties, celebrations, events, movies- etc. When I voiced my concerns I always got a reply about being young and thus having the energy to handle it all. It's very exhausting…. I'm happy that my job was able to reach out and help me get a more convenient position. I'm planning to have a dinner and a heart-to-heart with family. Definitely this year because I can't keep going like this!
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    Censorship: Just to make things more child friendly they are censoring animes like 7 deadly sins by making the blood white. I don't understand this, I mean even movies like avengers show blood and are still able to be child friendly so yh. Fan Service: There is soo much of it, they don't even try to make the fan service fit the story line they instead just shove it in your face.
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    Hello there everyone! I am Beocat, currently the only cat on AF's Staff, but never fear. If there is any rodent-slaying or afternoon napping that needs be done, I will be there! I am very fond of Space Operas and Reverse Harems, so if you are ever looking for a recommendation there, I'm your cat for the job. As a moderator, I will do my best to resolve any issues brought to my attention and answer any questions within my abilities. If I don't have an answer for you, I will find one. I enjoy helping people so don't be bashful! I'm a bit behind on the current anime...but I'll eventually catch up. ~Beo
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    General - applies to ALL areas of Anime Forums NO ADVERTISING your website / forum / YouTube / Discord / channel / etc. in any of the content areas. Only advertise in your profile and signature. If you have joined AF just to advertise you will immediately be flagged as a spammer and banned. Be courteous to ALL members, it's OK to disagree about differences in opinion but you must not resort to personal attacks. No linking to unlicensed downloads and streaming sites. No SPAM - no memes or pointless posts except via private Messaging and in the Forum Games section. Profanity is allowed, but should be used with restraint within topic discussions. No racism, no politics, no discussion of general illicit activities. Do not harass other members via Direct Messaging and Profile Posts. No R18 content in any of areas EXCEPT in private, unlisted Clubs. Do not impersonate staff. Forums Please try to post at least 1-2 sentences in your posts. Others are more likely to respond and discuss the topic further if your post is of decent length. Chat posts and casual posts should be moved to the Messaging feature or in the Random section in the Forums. Blogs Blogs and posts should be related to anime, Japanese culture, your personal hobbies or your personal life. Blogs are public. Please do not divulge personal information. Clubs There is a set limit of 2 clubs you can create and manage. Open/Public Club content may be featured on the front page from time to time, be mindful of this. Gallery If you are uploading fan art / images that someone else has made you MUST provide a link to the source and name the creator. The creator reserves the right to request it be taken down if permission wasn't granted. If you are feeling threatened, being attacked or find content that is inappropriate at Anime Forums: Report it. There is a report link below each content item. A staff member will respond to your report ASAP. Do not respond directly to the content or member as it may compound the problem. Account Deletion Policy Anime Forums is a public community. If you have had major discussions in forum topics, removing your posts can significantly affect the flow of the discussion as you may have been quoted. If you've been a member for sometime, and have made significant contributions to the community - your account will not be deleted. It will be anonymized. We will endeavor to remove any personal information during the process. After an account is deleted or anonymized by staff, we won't be able to restore it. Please think carefully before making this request. If you have any further questions please feel free to ask a member of AF staff.

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