Editorials

Tossing The Piece


Unfortunately, the greatest plans don’t always worked out. I had a piece just about ready to go, but upon reading, it was clear that it was going to be a huge mistake to publish it. Rather than risk putting something out that would become argument bait or viewed as shameless red meat, I have far too much respect for you, dear reader – I hate being patronized and condescended to, and I don’t know anybody that does. Because of this, I simply can’t stand the thought of putting out the bile that this was turning out to be.

There is nothing harder for me to admit than the fact that I must toss a piece – I work on a tight schedule, and a strict deadline, as I rush to beat the clock before the next work day begins. However, I do hate to put out something subpar, all the same. So, instead, tonight will be treated as an “off night”, as I rethink my strategy and my approach toward how this piece should be handled. I thank you for your patience, and I thank you for understanding. Have a wonderful night, everybody.

About the author

Samantha Ferreira

Samantha Ferreira is Anime Herald’s founder and editor-in-chief. A Rhode Island native, Samantha has been an anime fan since 1992, and an active member of the anime press since 2002, when she began working as a reviewer for Anime Dream. She launched Anime Herald in 2010, and continues to oversee its operations to this day. Outside of journalism, Samantha actively studies the history of the North American anime fandom and industry, with a particular focus on the 2000s anime boom and bust. She’s a huge fan of all things Sakura Wars, and maintains series fansite Combat Revue Review when she has free time available. When not in the Anime Herald Discord, Samantha can typically be found on Bluesky.

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