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Introducing a New Blogger on Riuva…again. This time it comes with no Y Chromosome!

Hey, like some of you might have already known, Riuva the giant slime monster has captured and assimilated yet another new writer, and this time, she’s a seasoned pro! Some of you might have read her old blog, I know I did. I’ll leave the detailed introductions to herself, and you all just have to know that we now officially have 2 female writers here and everyone loves female writers who write like men, and that is the awesome part because both our female writers think like men. To top it off, her English powers are far above the rest of us.

Welcome to Riuva, Soshi!

Here is her introduction:

Hullo kids, the name’s Soshi and you might know me from the never popular Tachikomatic Days-turned-In Your Basement blog! I’ve kind of semi-retired from the anime-blogging scene, like the rest of the old farts out there, and I’m being nerdy in real life more than reel life now.

TJ Han has kindly given me a place to write whatever I want on his w00t awesometastic blog and I have latched myself on like a lamprey on a shark.

So yeah, I’m the newest recruit to RIUVA and I don’t really know how that happened. It was over in a minute or two and now I’m here writing my self-introduction.

I’m a fellow university-mate of TJ’s, and probably the rest of the team and I’m an English Lit and Japanese Studies double major. Yeah that’s right you weeaboos, I get official scholastic recognition for my fanboying! I’ve never met any of Team RIUVA in real life other than TJ and that was a pretty sad incident!

I’m one of those people who enjoy anime solo but for some reason, have this unbearable urge to air my otaku laundry to the public. I’m also going to spend a year in Japan starting this September and will probably be staying in the same dorm that TJ’s currently messing around in.

I like shounen anime/manga for what it’s worth, but I do like the occasional smooch-smooch-grab-grab romance because I like bubbles and sparkles and manly bishounen.

I am also, despite all rumors, a boy.

Okay. I don’t really know how to write self-introductions without sounding like a whore so ask me what you want to know and I may answer.

I’m Suspicious… Is There Any Way to Remove Google Search Listings of Bad Reviews?

Now, say I were a company looking to publish a show on DVD in English and the reviews of it online are all flaming ones ranting on about how shit that show was. Would I, the company, be able to manipulate Google to not show that the negative reviews?

I’m really curious because as we all know, one of my most hilarious and popular posts was a review on Koizora, and it garnered a huge amount of fangirl hate, which was really awesome. For the search terms "Koizora" and "Koizora review", it was in the top 3 for more than a year, which resulted in nice hits but more importantly, great comments about how I don’t understand the "love" story of gang rape and hair gel.

Recently, while reading an article about how this guy in America wrote a whole novel on his smartphone, which is really lame considering Japan has been doing it for years, I remembered Koizora – one of the most popular cellphone novels of course. Eager to see how my search ranking has been holding up in the face of increased popularity since its English DVD release, I was dismayed to find that the post was completely gone from Google. Even a search of "Koizora riuva" didn’t turn it up, instead brought some other of my posts referring to it up.

How could this be possible? Considering the amount of traffic it got, and the amount of time visitors spent typing hate comments about killing my entire family, I was sure they would provide the impetus for Google to continue putting the page high up.

Btw do go to the page and read the comments, it’ll make your day and show you how dumb the world truly is.

For the techie kings out there, anyone care to explain this suspicious phenomenon?