I don't mind you prefering YT community, I have "YT" editors in my skype, I consider some of them as friends, I even want to do some stuffs with them so really stop saying there are org and YT both on different sides, that's just stupid. Plus, I know you don't really think this since some of org people are your friends too (well basic idea is : "stop thinking I have youtubers")
Your op IS interesting, what I don't like in this thread is other people's reactions, it's like you were the Christ bringing truth to them, y'see what I mean? Which is quite funny 'cause I'm pretty sure they're not really honest considering what they do but that's just my op (at least, I know Dreww is honest). To put it simply, you're famous and appreciated so that people can easily agree with anything you say and it's somehow annoying.
Still, MY reaction to your op is that you're lying to yourself, Kain and me are not saying you don't put effort in your vid but if it was about making vids only for animes and not for editing, you wouldn't put these said efforts.
Also, does that mean people can only enjoy vids using animes they love? 'Cause if so, they won't be able to say that "THIS FUCKING ANIME IS FUCKING EPIC" stuff you mentioned in your interview. Or that they should? That's FUCKING nonsense, see what I mean again?
Well you mention Ileia but I want you to be more precise. You do like this vid 'cause it's well done isn't it? Not because she used MF, am I wrong? Because, if she doesn't say so, you're not supposed to know that she uses anime as stock footage...
Y'know, I think Imagica is your best vid so far whereas I hate MG animes.
Plus, Kain is right, the more I like a anime, the more effort I put in it, that's actually exactly the reason why I almost don't release anything anymore, I don't feel like animes I edit receive what they deserve.
Last thing, considering animes can easily be 13*24minutes or even 24*24minutes while a video is between 2/7minutes (at most), it seems really difficult to have the same approach to both stuffs.
I don't want the same thing from both things.
Animes are animes, AMVs are AMVs, that seems some stupid saying but that's important, the first reason why we're here is that we love editing, if you only loved animes, you wouldn't edit. And since you love editing, you want it to be well done... Or you're a masochist x) (and it's your right : D)
Renkador : you get it wrong.
It's not a matter of being "first" or "second" hobby, it's a matter of AMV is ANIME MUSIC VIDEO.
It's not anime
It's not music
I's anime, music and video, all in one. You have to see the thing as a whole. When I feel like I want to see some part of an anime I love, I just watch it, I don't watch an AMV, I watch the anime... And god, that's so logical to me that I have a hard time trying to understand how it can be different for you ^^"