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Is Being aN 0taKu.., s0uNds cRazy..?!?!
Posted 4/6/08
wow your typing is making me dizzy.
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Posted 4/6/08

SimplyBill wrote:


jerrykazuma wrote:

what is an otaku?


The term "otaku" seems to have been introduced to anime fans in the US and other countries via Studio Gainax's "Otaku no Video 1985," a self-parody film.
Otaku, meaning probably "venerable house," refers to someone who has a devotion to a subject or hobby (not necessarily anime) to the point of not leaving home. For instance, an otaku fan of a particular movie star could quite possibly know all of the films s/he has been in, their birth date, time of birth, shoe size, favorite toothpaste, etc. Generally speaking, calling someone an otaku in Japan is an insult, implying that their social skills have atrophied or never even developed, due to their manic involvement in their chosen fandom.

In America, the term is used to denote a zealous fan, usually of anime and/or manga. Due to its introduction to most people's vocabulary through its tongue-in-cheek use in Gainax's film, "otaku" tends to have a much less dire definition overseas.

When dealing with Japanese people, however, it may be best to keep in mind the modern Japanese image of an otaku -- Someone who only leaves their home to eat or shop, if at all, with an overwhelming and unhealthy obsession about something. It can as easily refer to a stalker or sociopath as it can to a harmless anime buff.

Best to avoid the word altogether if one is not sure of the context in which it will be received.

Positive: "Oh, wow! Check it out: Neck-through, Floyd Rose locking tremolo and an optional push/pull coil tap!" (slaps forehead and laughs) "Man, I am such a guitar otaku, aren't I?"

Negative: "Stay clear of Toshi, man. He's such a RQ otaku, always online. Bet he's never actually even talked to a real-live girl before... You never know when he's gonna' snap, right?"


That's a very good point. .-.
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Posted 4/6/08

jasokun wrote:

the moment i found out i was an otaku was when i checked out wikipedia for this thing call Anime North which is a convention going on downtown near the end of may, and i checked out what type of things were going on since its my first time.....and it said people who are going to AN will get a card which says what they are...and all visitors are called otakus... im not fat, i barely wear my glasses, but i love anime and only into the jap culture.....auu being called a otaku makes me sad


Don't be sad. .__. *Gives a cookie.*
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well I'm an Anime Otaku... we are actually a group of Otakus and that's about the next trend in this place (now i see so many lolita-like putfits in the mall XD)

its not weird if you live up to it... anime Otakus have become famous in our place bcoz were not shy
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saying stuf like 'nani?' or 'urusai' is not crazy or wierd...it's better than picking up terms like f**k and **this has been censored for the sake of ur innocent ears**. come on, where the f**k did f**k come from!?
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...........please don't type like that. and I know this is duplicate. I just know it. But I'm just too lazy to look.
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I am an anime otaku, and I happen to be out of my ****ing mind. Does that count?
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Posted 4/6/08

SimplyBill wrote:


jerrykazuma wrote:

what is an otaku?


The term "otaku" seems to have been introduced to anime fans in the US and other countries via Studio Gainax's "Otaku no Video 1985," a self-parody film.
Otaku, meaning probably "venerable house," refers to someone who has a devotion to a subject or hobby (not necessarily anime) to the point of not leaving home. For instance, an otaku fan of a particular movie star could quite possibly know all of the films s/he has been in, their birth date, time of birth, shoe size, favorite toothpaste, etc. Generally speaking, calling someone an otaku in Japan is an insult, implying that their social skills have atrophied or never even developed, due to their manic involvement in their chosen fandom.



O.o ah...scary. A stalker..........
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Posted 4/6/08
lmfao retarded typing
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I think those people who dont speak Japanese but use baka or kawaii in their sentences are d-bags. when you start speaking Japanese in full sentences ill stop calling you d-bags.

(I guess saying d-bags is just as bad)
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Posted 4/6/08
I don't think being Otaku is crazy, unless they are very obsessive.

But your typing is retarded.
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Posted 4/6/08

thewallman5 wrote:

I think those people who dont speak Japanese but use baka or kawaii in their sentences are d-bags. when you start speaking Japanese in full sentences ill stop calling you d-bags.

(I guess saying d-bags is just as bad)


haa glad i took jap class then~
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SimplyBill wrote:

Well, typing like that makes you crazy.


I was about to say the same thing. Who types like that any more?
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no, it's not crazy, it's weird... probably even scary
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devilish_angel0117 wrote:

weLL.. I Used t0 be an 0taKU..
aNd f0r wAtching s0o Many aNimess..
I adapted s0me reaCti0ns 0r eXpreSSi0ns..
tat0eBa..

eXpreSsi0ns Like
-sAying "baka" 0r "UruSai" wHen s0metHing ann0yes me..
-aNsWeRing "Nani" 0r Nan deSu ka" wHen I wAs caLLed s0 suDdenLy..
-I UseD t0 LisTen Japenese s0ng m0re 0f tHem fr0m aNime.. wELL I uNdersTand tHe LyriCs 0f c0urSe..
-s0shiTE 0tHEr JapaNese tErms..

pe0pLe ar0und me caLLed caLLed me CRAZY by tHen..?!
d0 y0u eXpeRience iT t0o..?!
d0 y0u haVe s0me eXpEriEnce SiMMiLar t0 tHis..?!
d0es iT rEaLLy s0unD cRAzy..?!
weLL iT s0metiMEs ann0ys me..

wHat d0 y0u tHinK..?!


You're pathetic so-called way of typing is driving us all crazy. Learn to type right or don't do it all at. It hurts peoples eyes and is hard to read.

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