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OWLS: Otaku Warriors for Liberty and Self-Respect

Just like some other anibloggers out there, after the recent news going on in the United States, on Election Day and the post-Election Day, there has been some controversy on the votes and many voters of Trump and Hillary are waging in a violent battle. Just like the American Civil War, there has been an increase of violence and hate towards each other based on beliefs, ethnicity and race. This is hate has gone too far and it’s up to us to stand up against this hate. This is battle in which we shouldn’t be against each other.

After receiving a message from Kauses from Otaku Gamer Zone (OGZ), other bloggers including myself have gatheed together for a special project in which we can use our skills of writing to spread the awareness of our humanity with anime/manga and real life situations.

Who are we?

We are the Otaku Warriors for Liberty and Self-Respect (OWLS)! And we are a group of otaku bloggers who believe that all individuals – regardless of race, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion and disability – are human, should be respected as such, and deserve love.

Blog Tours

As part of the OWLS, it’s our duties to spread awareness. It’s our job to write and create special blog posts in which we tackle in some social issues that needs attention. There will be posted monthly and it will be provided by the members themselves. It’s not required but it would be nice to see some participation.

Membership

Want to join? Follow these guidelines (I got this from Crimson613):

Requirements:

  • Must be an otaku blogger or vlogger/content creator (I mean, we do need you to have a place for others to stop at, right?)
  • Must be passionate about our cause!
  • Must participate in blog tours (again, you don’t have to participate in all of them, but we do need you to be active ^^)

Rules:

  • Be respectful. We are spreading awareness, respect, and love for all individuals. So it would follow that being respectful to our group mates and readers is a given. Please don’t use derogatory comments or belittle the groups we are fighting for
  • Be an active member. We understand if you can’t join all our blog tours, but please put in the effort to join as many as you can and spread the word. You are joining OWLS for a reason, right?
  • Be responsible. Blog tours require quite a bit of planning and advertising. If you can’t make a deadline, inform our secretaries Arria Cross and/or Crimson ASAP. We do have a “3 strikes you’re out” policy
  • Have fun. As much as we want to spread awareness and love, we are blogging because we love it. Be passionate, proud, and “Free to be ME!”

So far, here is the team and the members:

Officiers

Members

January Blog Tour

“To disrupt” has a negative denotation, but rather than looking at the verb in a negative light, we are going to use the verb in a positive way. It’s like the word “protest” which has positive and negative connotations depending on the perspective of the person.

Disruptors: An individual or a group disturbing a system or social norms/conventions that they believe is destroying what is morally right.

February Blog Tour

Yuri on Ice “Flight” Blog Tour

An individual takes flight when there is a goal, a dream, or an ambition that he or she wants to achieve. However, for this blog tour, we are going to look at “flight” in different lenses: the underdog’s dream, the possibilities that Yuri on Ice allows viewers to think about, and also the dangers of greed and ignorance that can influence one’s dream.