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New Poll - AMVs
We haven't had an AMV poll in about 4 years, so as kuroihikari wants, why not? 4 years ago, I used to watch a lot more AMVs, but I don't think I've watched one in several years (partly because I don't watch anime anymore).

You can submit poll ideas here (and try to keep them manga/anime-related)
http://www.mangaupdates.com/showtopic.php?tid=3903

Question: When you see or talk to someone on the internet, which gender do you assume him/her to be until you get further clues or confirmations?
Choices:
I'm male and I default male - votes: 3760 (31.4%)
I'm male and I default female - votes: 157 (1.3%)
I'm male and I don't default to any gender - votes: 2365 (19.7%)
I'm female and I default male - votes: 1252 (10.4%)
I'm female and I default female - votes: 1187 (9.9%)
I'm female and I don't default to any gender - votes: 3262 (27.2%)
There were 11983 total votes.
The poll ended: August 9th 2014

I didn't realize a gender question would be so polarized...sigh... So apparently more males voted in this poll, but at least 1 previous poll had more females. Most be that missing "other". Although it does appear that males tend to assume males, but females are more likely to not assume anything.
Posted by lambchopsil on August 9th 7:10am Comments ( 23 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
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» Damnedman on August 9th, 2014, 12:18am

The only AMVs I watch are the AMV hells, which comes out what, like once every 2 years or so?

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» BaeSooky on August 9th, 2014, 12:31am

I used to watch them and make them. but not anymore. Didn't even know that was still a thing.

Seems like there's been a shift in their popularity, because they were really popular back when the Big 3 were at the peak of their popularity.

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» SilverStorm on August 9th, 2014, 1:40am

Yeah, I used to watch them years back. I'm not quite as into anime these last few years.

The great majority of AMV are awful anyways. It's like sorting through fanfiction. So much junk with little to no payout.

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» Sosseres on August 9th, 2014, 4:57am

I agree with both these sentiments. I occasionally watch the ones people link, most of which are bad. I don't even want to imagine how deep the hole goes.

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» tactics on August 9th, 2014, 3:38am

I watched a few many many years ago. I don't watch them anymore though.

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» darkraiders on August 9th, 2014, 7:14am

Pretty often, i visit a forum where peoples like to post AMV a lot.

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» xxmichellexx27f on August 9th, 2014, 9:23am

Barely, but since I don't even watch anime, you can say I watch more AMV then the anime itself. (from browsing youtube)

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» TundraDweller on August 9th, 2014, 12:16pm

confused Had to Google it bigrazz
I watch the song videos in my favorite anime. Don't particularly go looking for any.

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» tart on August 9th, 2014, 1:19pm

Almost never as I tend to find most of them just terrible. The only ones I watch are the comedy winners at AMV contests/Closing Ceremonies at anime conventions. Those are always hilarious and really we'll-made.

Quote from TundraDweller
confused Had to Google it bigrazz
I watch the song videos in my favorite anime. Don't particularly go looking for any.


Pretty sure those are not AMVs (as they are all fanmade), the ones in anime episodes are just the Openings (OP) and Ending (ED) credits.

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» Cherelle Ashlee on August 9th, 2014, 2:32pm

I always hated AMVs, most of them back then usually had awful music and it made it truly difficult to watch, sometimes it wasn't even worth it. I remember back then, you couldn't find an AMV without the songs "In the end", "bring me back to life" or some other Linkin Park or Evanescence song.

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» RakShine on August 9th, 2014, 3:45pm

I made a couple back in the day, mostly out of boredom, but also because most of them had awful music. So I made some using death metal songs, that I like.

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» tribal2199 on August 9th, 2014, 6:14pm

I used to make some years ago, but I still watch them on YouTube every now and then. Some are really bad but others are really good. One I really like is the Soul Eater AMV for This is Halloween. Just search "this is halloween amv" in youtube and its the first video.

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» wolfinthesheep on August 9th, 2014, 6:40pm

Too hard to sift through the garbage to find decent ones.

You've basically got the people who just take their favourite song and slap it on their favourite series and think that's cool.

And then you've got the ones that try and make it a quality creation with good syncing and appropriate songs.

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» Nirhtuc on August 9th, 2014, 6:56pm

Uhm... yeah. I don't know what they are! I could google, but that would be cheating, so I voted for the last option! laugh

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» meshy on August 9th, 2014, 9:46pm

I had no idea what an AMV was until I googled it! But I'm glad I'm not the only one who had no clue laugh

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» lambchopsil on August 9th, 2014, 11:12pm

Quote from meshy
I had no idea what an AMV was until I googled it! But I'm glad I'm not the only one who had no clue laugh

Ya, they're not as popular anymore. I feel they were more popular 4+ years ago

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» Harukko on August 10th, 2014, 2:11am

I don't know what an AMV is... and frankly speaking, I don't even want to Google it.
I'll probably read one of the comments for the answer or try to infer what it is. Lol. XD

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» hkanz on August 10th, 2014, 10:19am

I didn't know what ithey were. Don't intend to watch any now that I do.

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» Damnedman on August 10th, 2014, 11:53am

And miss gems like these?

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» MinatoAce on August 10th, 2014, 12:04pm

I would say, I watch them, time to times...
so, yeah...Whenever I find a good one according to Likes and Comments on YouTube or Facebook, I do watch them...
some people have great potential for AMVs' , some have decent and some don't, but, still they try...

And some times I get to find some awesome songs, while doing it...^^

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» RoxFlowz on August 10th, 2014, 12:21pm

Didn't expect so many to not know AMVs. I watch them very rarely, though I actually don't dislike them at all.

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And miss gems like these?


Made my day.

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» scarletrhodelia on August 11th, 2014, 11:26pm

When I first got into anime about 6 years ago or so, I watched AMVs like crazy, collected them, cataloged them. Then I didn't watch so much as I started to read more manga. I still love them, though, so I answered "pretty often". There are a lot of terrific ones, you can't judge them all by the 'Linkin Ball Z' AMVs. Sampler of some of my favorites.

The famous one that got us watching Princess Tutu
A completely different take on Princess Tutu
For Ghost in the Shell and Lady Gaga fans
Touga's Bringing Sexy Back
Another favorite from Revolutionary Girl Utena
My two favorite redheads, from Saiyuki and Utena

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» hahhah42 on August 13th, 2014, 5:13am

I only watch a few seconds now and again, when clicking the wrong link on Youtube...

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