Otaku Links: sign up for Anime March Madness!


  • Destructoid published an unsettling article about why, in 2013, female leads in video games are few and far between:

“We wanted to be able to tease on Nilin’s private life, and that means for instance, at one point, we wanted a scene where she was kissing a guy. We had people tell us, ‘You can’t make a dude like the player kiss another dude in the game, that’s going to feel awkward.’

  • It’s March, and you know what that means! Time for March Madness The Fantasy Anime League! Everyone selects shows from the upcoming season and watches as they meet (or miss) certain criteria.
  • Here’s a blog post that’s been going viral in the journalism blogosphere: Why I left news. Allyson’s story poignantly covers the most rewarding and frustrating aspects of the field.
  • Local readers, if you’re not yet reading DC Geeks, you should get on that. Every Monday they publish The Week In Geek, a list of fun and nerdy things to do around the district.
  • Finally, here’s a heads up for next week: On Monday, I’m releasing the fourth guide in my journalism how-to series—Effective interview techniques. Just like the others, it’ll be free! Come back and check it out!

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  • http://www.mangatherapy.com Manga Therapy

    I think it’s not just about transparency. Yes, it’s important to be open, but I think what’s more important is credibility.

    Yes, you’re open-minded and we respect that, but how do we know that we can trust/believe you in certain manners?

    • Lauren

      @Tony, to me that’s what transparency is. Here’s my preconceived notions, my ties to this story, my potential biases, anything that could potentially make this article untrue. The fact that the author is laying it ALL out there is why we should trust them.