Monday, January 23, 2012
The Internetapocalypse, 2012.
Imagine for a minute that Ouja is Filesharing services, and Vegeta is... well, something punching them all in the stomach with lasers. I don't know, I lost my analogy. The point is, most of the filesharing services are closing shop. Not all of them, but so far most of the big ones are no longer in service. Fileserve, Filesonic, Uploaded.to are down or limiting service, along with all of their clones and affiliated sites. So that leaves very few options. Also, Multiupload has yet to come back with a new list of mirrors, so we're waiting to see what happens with them.
So what does this mean? Well, not much beyond the inconvenience of having to use torrents. We're pretty much set on doing torrent releases along with batch torrents. What that means for you is that you should get the file early, while it's still easy and fast to download. As most of you know, a torrent is at its fastest a few hours after it's released. After that, don't worry. I'll keep everything active. But it will be slower.
As for DDL sites, we're still looking into some stuff. We're not totally out of options, so don't worry. Definitely don't panic, because we're not GOING anywhere. This is just another shift in the paradigm of fansub watching. If you're an old man like me (30... grab my cane!) then you remember how much things have changed over the years. From Napster, to winMX, to Limewire, to torrents, to Rapidshare, to Megaupload, and now... well, back to torrents. And don't forget IRC. We used to do THAT for our subs back in the day.
Well, actually, back in "the day" we had VHS distros. But that's a time long since passed, thankfully.
The point is, we're here. We're going to adapt, and we'll find more options for those of you that can't torrent. Don't worry, I'm too crazy and obsessed over these silly old shows to leave you all hanging. And if the tumultuous climate of the internet's politics these days is getting you down, like it is for me, then you could probably use a good helping of cyborg superheroes to cheer you up. So I owe you guys that much.
See you again in a few days with Kamen Rider 25. Get your bittorent client of choice ready. Hopefully we'll have some other options available, too. Thanks for watching, as always!