Tuesday, September 06, 2005
A pejorative group called Camp V5
(Camp V5 is an organization formed by anime enthusiasts who is part of the collective group that petitioned for the return of Voltes V to Philippine Television.As every Filipino knows, Voltes V was shown in the Philippines in the late seventies. But with only around five episodes left to complete the series, then President Marcos banned this and other super robot anime. A lot has been said about the reasons why such a harsh act was done to this day. But after twenty long years, Voltes V came back to the airwaves (this was last 1999), to the delight of both today's younger generation and the Martial Law kids. To all of us, an excellent reason to rush home on a Friday night and watch primetime TV with the family!)
O.K. This is what a popular Voltes V fan group said in their website.
Camp V 5 is perhaps undoubtedly Voltes V’s premier group in the Philippines.
Being a fan myself, I joined in their Yahoo group, hoping to make friends and associate myself with them, after all were all Voltes V fans.
At first, there’s a fellow who announced a sight showing off a so-called Voltes V in 3D (The work is very much “boxey” looking but hey, its Voltes V.)
Then there’s a nice member who offers me some kind of graphic down load that I can use. As a friendly gesture, I told this group about my very own super robot story “Daigan D.A.”
Suddenly, here comes someone who calls himself “meowok”. He reads my message and replied in such a manner: “Turn around so I can hit you on the head!”
As natural as the sun shines in the east, I was irritated by such harsh insult.
Perhaps it’s some kind of jest for this bastard to affront his fellow member as some kind of camaraderie.
So, I stop to think, “Is this Camp V 5 a TRUE haven for Voltes V fans…or was it just a place for rich slobs to hang around and tickle their anuses.”
I’m a Voltes V fan; I know the follies of the characters, the inanity of how the story goes, but I’m an avid fan and I live up to that description!
The last thing I need is a blatant remark from some one who does not even had the guts to show his real name!
I decided to leave this group but before I did, I told meowok “before he can hit me over the head, he should take his stupid Voltes V toys and shove it in his smelly rich guy’s ass or in his mother’s stinking c__t…Son of a f___ing ho___y bitch!”
I left the Yahoo Group, with regrets as to why joining it in the first place.
Sure there are nice members, but “meowok’s insulting remark out weights it all.
After I’ve left, I thought: “You can be a fan of any thing you want,(Voltes V, Voltron, Transformers, Star Wars, Star Trek, Lord of the Rings, Disneys et all.) even without joining any group whose only thing it’s good at is to insult you.”