We here at GaijinAss have had some moderate sucess with this site but we are too small to be catching any wide spread attention. That is the thing about success, it isn’t all about accolades and groupies, if we become succesful we will become targets too. Just ask “she who shall not be named” whose site blew up after she started writing about her swinging nightlife. Later she got a respectable job and tried to live as both the anonymous sex blogger and corporate business woman but then the Internet struck and someone or some group went out of their way to expose her even going to the extreme length of creating a website to harass her and emailing all her google contacts “sensitive” information. Another aquaintence of mine had a similiar problem when she had 15min of Internet fame after blogging about some celebrity. Soon after people started digging up info on her then harassing both her and husband.

I want lots of people to read our stuff but the potential harassment or people calling my day job about site content, I can do without. Its not like we are hosting porn or anything but we do have some racy stuff that taken out of context would make for an interesting conversation with my boss:

“Yosomono I just got an email about you promoting some kind of rape video game. You realize we can’t condone that type of activity yadda yadda yadda .”

This is always in the back of my mind which is why I always am vague about my job and life and why I have to give props to people who dont give a fuck like our Le Tigre (Read: Le Tigre’s wild side), Badboy in Japan and this site’s creator GaijinAss.

I’ve talked about the Korean bloggers who caused outrage when they published an online “how to” molest students manuel (Read:The biggest threats to teaching English in Japan). Obviously thats not what we are doing here but enemies in Japan can be created so easily that even giving support to the campaign to stop dolphin hunting could set the wolf pack against us.

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