1/2 Million Visits + A change for Open Your Mind

My Hypocritical State


I been wanting to write this for a long time now, but I thought it was meaningless and stupid and “late”. But because I’ve reached 500,000+ views I felt there’s is a need for change in the way I write, and so I’ll write it here now while I’m riding the feeling.

What I want to say today is that I become a hypocrite whenever I come to write something in this blog. It all has do with with censoring, a practice that I myself abhor. Be it in music/radio, tv, or images, I hate when the government censors ‘indecency’…like words such as “fuck” or body parts…usually female tits. I know it supposed to be for “public safety” and all that other bullshit, but really, we all know what the words mean and what the body parts look like…and yes, even children know exactly what they mean…they are not so innocent these days. But whatever, that’s not what I want to write about…what I want to say is:

Although I hate censoring, I censor myself whenever I write something for this blog.

In real life, when I speak, you’ll, more often than not, hear a stream of swear words coming from my mouth…that’s how I speak…of course, that is not always the case. I only speak that way when I’m comfortable with my surroundings, I usually know where I stand in my surroundings and act/speak accordingly. But my blog is a comfort zone where I can talk about whatever I want without anyone giving me shit about what I’m writing and/or the way I’m writing.

But yet, whenever I proof read my post, I end up deleting and/or rewriting about 30~40% of the content [more often than not, I delete the stupid shit that comes out of my brain and into the keyboard] because the way I wrote it sounds too…vulgar. {I was even tempted to edit this post as I was proofreading…but that would defeat the purpose of this writing… -_-}

An example of a edit would be something like this: A typical caption of a cute image may be “Awww~ so cute~!!”…but originally, that sentence would be “GAWD!! She’s so damn fucking cute~!”. Both having completely different nuances…

There have also been multiple times when I deleted a draft because of my self censoring.

Why do I do this though? Shouldn’t this blog reflect the way I am?

I consciously do this to every posts, I know very well why I do it, the reason is because I have already created a “personality” for this blog. It’s the same fucking personality I used when in I was in school/class!! >_<


Only reason is…I got used to it… -_-

I’ve been using that ‘personality’ every time I came here that it became second nature. I would write whatever I had to write, then save the draft, come back a few hours later, and finally edit it to make it A LOT cleaner than it used to be…or delete it because the “flare” of it already died…

There really should be NO REASON at all for self censoring…I’m not even quite sure why the hell I did it in the first place. Maybe I was scared the blog would be deleted? Meh, who cares, all that matters now is that I’m going to try to break off from that ‘personality’ and attempt to write and post shit I originally thought of…whether it’s completely stupid or nonsensical. But really that’s what the [Filler] posts are made off…

I don’t regret using that ‘personality’ though, it was fun writing and posting whatever I felt like posting, it’s really the only reason I made this blog for…and, believe it or not, NEVER has the thought of posting something ecchi or some other crazy shit ever came to mind. But now, as I’m typing this, an idea just popped into my head, which of course, is about ecchi and a bit of pr0n…

What will happen to Open Your Mind if I do this?

Let’s test it and see shall we! I expect a few of you to see me in a new light…a dark and sinister light… ;)

I once again would like to thank everyone for coming to this blog, reading, commenting, and in the rare instance, coming back! Thank you! Let’s see how long it takes to get the Million shall we!

14 thoughts on “1/2 Million Visits + A change for Open Your Mind

  1. Well, considering that 53rg10 lets his lolis run around here. ;)

    Congratulations! And Belated Anniversary/Birthday to your blog! :D

  2. Hooray for Stats!


    Uh, Uh, Bricks were shat! (What? ALRIGHT!!! I LIKE DAT!!! I LIKE DAT!!!)… don’t mind me. But yea, congratulations =3

    On the topic of your 2nd page, I’m glad that you won’t constrain yourself anymore, but keep in mind that in most cases using the F-bomb or other swear words are not necessary. I might sound like a hypocrite myself since my content could also be quiet mature, but don’t over do it. There is a chance that you might lose readership/credibility if you are to swear all the time. What I’m trying to say is that sometimes censors are good =D

  3. Congratulations! Wow, 500k..! I had reached 50k recently ^__^

    Keep it up! d-(^_^)/

    As for self-censoring, too many swearwords are too many swearwords, but it’s nothing bad to use some now and then. I started doing it recently (under influence of Aizen I suppose), censoring them only with * signs. It’s a f***ing good feeling to express yourself completely.

  4. Well, kudos for the 500k. Know that I’m reading you from Chile – of course I’m no native english speaker – and I’m sure there are lot of people reading you from so many places in the world, you should be proud, really. If it were just posting some lolis then anyone could do it but that’s not the way it works, is it?

    Regarding the second page… well, I really think that written and oral language are different. We process things in a different way when – say – we’re talking to a friend and when we’re writing a letter. I’m not saying that swear words are bad or anything, but they’re mostly “auxiliar” words to quickly say what we think, e.g. we can use “fuck” in tons of contexts to replace a variety of words and it won’t always be in an offensive way. However, written language gives us more time to find the exact word we’re looking for, so I don’t think of it as “censorship”, but I guess it’s up to you.

    Well, anyway, I’ll keep reading what you write, kudos again and I hope you update more often ^^

  5. @Everyone: Thanks! ^_^

    @Gargron: I have used * to cover up one part of the word…but it kinda feels weird doing it, but I’ll try to use it more often as to not get dropped from AnimeNano’s listing! ;)

    @Jesus & Amalek: Other than censoring my own words, I too censored what I showed here. I deleted drafts that were a little too ecchi to show, for example, I wanted to delete this draft I have about Anime Girls I’ll like to Bed, which I was, but now, I’ll let it pass through! ;)

  6. Congratulations on hitting that milestone and I can only hope to reach that point in a year’s time.

    As for your new approach, it’s just best to go with what you’re comfortable with. Either way, your content has made for enjoyable reading and this place will always hold special meaning for being the first blog to link back to my own.

    Here’s to the next 500K hits!

  7. Congrats on the hits :)

    I´m only about 350k hits behind ya. But with the stuff I´ve been writing about it is understandable that it doesn´t get many hits. No porn, no anime, just my thoughts on games and whatnot :p

    However you want to change the blog and what it is about. It´s your blog so do what you want with it or the way you write.

    As long as you have fun doing it it´ll be alright.

    So once again, congrats and keep up the good work.

    • Thanks! ^_^

      I don’t really write much about anime that deserves hits, but hey, if I get them I welcome them! And I don’t think I have written about pr0n here…at least not yet! ;)

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