A large part of the problem is that I'm just hypersensitive to the term being used as a label for anything that isn't realism. People don't use the word "Cartoon-ish", so much of the time it carries connotations of being generic and shallow. I feel that "Animu" is mainly a dirty word in the art world because it neatly encapsulates the attitudes of nearly everyone who has contempt for you.
I don't mind people using the term as self-referential humour - but I saw that one quote as being particularly mean-spirited and dismissive. He could just have said "I find one of the heads too large and the other two are a little too small for my liking". Personally speaking, doing art usually takes a lot out of me - and I find that art is very rarely appreciated except by other artists since art is such an easy medium to absorb (I think coding is much the same).
I've actually been working on a personal project to show my appreciation for AVWW (I believe modding is sometimes one of the best tokens of sincerity) - it's less than half done, but the nice part about being a modder is if that people complain that it's "too anime" or whatever, I can just go tell them to stuff themselves because it's for me, not for them. And if I get fed up with slogging away it - I can just go off and play something else instead (A new mmorpg just came out). Contracted artists don't even have that option because their livelihood depends on customer satisfaction.
Anyway, I was going to save it for the update, but I probably won't make it in time thanks to other priorities, so I'll just throw what I have up here to show my support. Thanks for the good times, Mr Park, Mr Keith Lamothe and co. - here's hoping you have a smooth release of 1.2.
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(Edit: took it off attachments because it didn't animate properly.)