This is shitty amazing.
People with this attitude proliferates in the yaoi universe, exponentially (a bit exaggerated but hey i came across a similar post about some similar shitty people, four times already).
I will never understand their motives, rewards, whatever for doing this. Fame? Popularity? By taking other people’s work and turning it into their own?
It’s not like the groups they steal from are celebrities, or in anyway gain profit from it.
Those legit scanlation groups spend their time, talents, energy and resources to share happiness to others, and to show how much they love and support the mangaka. (free promotion and advertisement, if you look at it)
So where do these shitty people like YAOI-SEI comes in?!
I can only think of one word.
They must be mental to seek attention this way.
And where do people like me comes in?
When releases become unavailable to the public, when the scanlation has been dropped, when the group has been disbanded. All of these because a few decided to be stupid and petty and selfish. It sucks even more for people who live in those parts of the world where these books are not available on bookstores.
In case you’re not aware as to why a lot of people in the yaoi land are greatly pissed about this, here’s a simple reason.
These books exist — just as any other form of literature — to give what reality can’t. A consolation. A temporary escape. A way to de-stress. A way to smile for a fleeting moment because you can’t in real life. Call me a dramatic but I bet there are others who can give plenty other reasons why having access to these books matter to them.
I can analyze all I want as to what form of gain, or motivation these kind of shitty people have but it all comes down to one simple principle.
It’s bad to steal. It’s even worse if you’re proud of it. It’s the worst if you support it.
I bet even a 3rd grader understands that principle very well.
Dear shitty people,
Take a walk outside. Breath some fresh air to clear those clogs in your brains.
Take a break from huddling infront of the monitor, in that dark moldy corner AND GET A FUCKING LIFE. GROW UP, GO OUT AND EARN A FEW EQ POINTS.
A Concerned Citizen of Yaoi Land