I'm wandering around the NHRV forum and I see this thread about profiles. The give and take of ideas for profiles, names that are, well, foreign to me but obviously have meaning in the context of anime and/or manga. Stuff I am blithely unaware of and made me look forward to a bit of 'schooling' so to speak. I even had a couple of (likely/possibly/probably) controversial ideas, but really not enough experience and exposure to feel comfortable about promoting them. But, never the shyest guy in the room, I go for the reply link and am admonished that this thread hasn't seen a post for over 360 days. Huh? I don't check the time/date stamp of posts regularly. I probably should.
So, using the spiffy new link to the NHRV home page, I pop over to look for these articles & profiles. Awwww, color me sadly disappointed. One article, a music group, and not even a cute girl group at that. Scandal? No way, Jose! My sigh of disappointment reverberated across the South China Sea. I was looking forward to an introduction to the lives and creative genius of the anime and manga community.
My little tidbit was going to say, profiles of well-known artists would be well worth adding, just as reviews of much watched shows are worthwhile. Traffic, mentioned at least once as a good thing, might come, not only for the rarer profile, but for comparisons of more well-known profiles. And I was going to chirp in, "Hey, add profiles of others. Profile Danny Choo or if there are (in)famous cosplayers, consider them too. Not necessarily in a J-pop celebration, but as people that become involved with anime in a very personal way."
There are a lot of facets to this diamond and apt explorations of any of them are enlightening. I am sorry that the profile project never got off the pad. It might have been a very good resource and a chance for newbies, such as myself, to enjoy the depth of the art form ... or at least paddle out of the shallow end of the pool ... more quickly.