Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: What Price Fandom?
A question nagging my heart lately is one that every fan faces at one time or another with serious contemplation, a passing thought, or somewhere in between. I’m talking about the question of whether or not it’s right to watch fansubs. Arguments are strong on both sides, and to tell the truth, I haven’t sat down and worked through this issue myself. I also don’t want to to be influenced much by others’ opinions, coming to my own conclusion without outside bias. To me, it’s a heart matter – a matter of character and deciding to follow through what I believe in.
However, it can also involve other considerations. I ran across an interesting post by Ed Sizemore, a reviewer at Comics Worth Reading. On his personal blog, Sizemore discusses the idea in terms of fandom. The posting also has spiritual inclinations, has he discusses the idea of love, partly in terms of the famed I Corinthians 13 definition (on a side note, this is my favorite chapter from the Bible and the one my pastor discussed at my wedding).
It’s an interesting article and one that I think will ruffle some feathers. Please take a read: