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Difference between "otaku" and "weeaboo".
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Posted 1/26/12

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rikku456 wrote:

I play american video games, silly people missing out.
I don't watch American television shows mainly because i cant stand the way everything is over dramatic. But i would say im definitely not a weeaboo. I think in the way of technology goes Japan is way better then anywhere else. But yea im no weeaboo hehe


And J-dramas and movies aren't?


I don't watch j dramas and movies so i wouldn't know
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Wow.
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I am Archt. There is no defining quality of a this thing called a weaboo or otaku, for Archt is simply Archt.
Regardless of my obsession with aprons which I find that the entire human race
should also be appreciative of such wonderful creations such as aprons that serve many purposes
and is just simply and fantastically wonderful in every sense.

Yeah.
Posted 1/26/12

Archt wrote:

I am Archt. There is no defining quality of a this thing called a weaboo or otaku, for Archt is simply Archt.
Regardless of my obsession with aprons which I find that the entire human race
should also be appreciative of such wonderful creations such as aprons that serve many purposes
and is just simply and fantastically wonderful in every sense.

Yeah.


What happened to Apron Archt?
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MyPenisInAllYourHoles wrote:


What happened to Apron Archt?


What about them? And me.



Posted 1/26/12

Archt wrote:


MyPenisInAllYourHoles wrote:


What happened to Apron Archt?


What about them? And me.





Oh baby, you so sexxxyyy.
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I'd say Otaku, but I don't collect those creepy-assed hentai figurines like those hardcore otakus do....
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one's an insult.
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Dayum, I remember when I used to be a weaboo. I incorporated generic Japanese words in my real life speech. You know, words like 'kawaii' and 'ohayo' and 'desu' and ( oh, god ) 'nyah/nyu.' That was actually only 2 years ago; I'm 15 at the moment.
I stopped my Japan fetish once I realized I was soopr annoying-daysuu~
So, I would consider myself a part-time otaku. I don't excessively watch anime and read manga, and I don't collect all the cutesy merchandise and cosplay. But if I were to partake in a serious discussion about anime, I would be able to participate and contribute because I've seen enough of what they were talking about.

I was also a koreanophile, just 'cos I had a boner for halyu at some point.
At least I'm not a japanophile.
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they have their similarities but they arent the same going off your definitions. really i didnt know what a weeaboo was i just figured it was those annoying girls that make nya noises and wears dirty anime hats all the time this is why i only use the 2 hats i have as sleeping caps now.if i had to be one id say im probably on the edge of an otaku but wouldnt label myself as such, yes i like anime but i also like the culture and traditions but thats the same with other countries when it comes to me. i only submerge myself for studie reasons
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Archt wrote:


MyPenisInAllYourHoles wrote:


What happened to Apron Archt?


What about them? And me.





:D id wear that
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Otaku: a Japanese word equivalent to 'geek'. Refers to someone who have a relatively large interest in a certain subject. There are anime otaku, manga otaku, train otaku, and just about any other otaku you can think of. Otaku are generally seen as being socially inept and obsessed with their respective area of interest.

Weeaboo: a derogatory English term used to refer to westerners (usually white) who express an extreme interest in Japanese anime, manga, and other areas of Japanese pop culture.

Weeaboo is distinct from Japanophile, which is not necessarily a derogatory designation, and refers to a person who holds a love or fascination for Japan as a whole, including its history, culture, and cuisine, and not just its pop culture.


Terms like "fanboy" and "fangirl" fit into this... somewhere. Along with fandom-specific words. Also, older terms like nerd, geek, and loser... though I suspect that two of those three terms are not all that offensive these days.

These days, I just call myself a fanboy and get it over with. My interests are pretty diverse. Looking around my room, I have board games and about half of my video game collection (both translated and western). My DVDs and my trade paperbacks are in the other room.
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Autism?
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Huh... I guess I fall somewhere between Otaku and normal, however I do have some weeaboo tendencies. I generally feel that most American made media is crap, and I'm right a decent part of the time, but there is some good among the terrible. I have used Japanese words with English, but that's mainly due to me taking a Japanese language class this semester and it's fun to confuse people.

EDIT: heh heh, I forgot to answer the OP question

No I don't feel they mean the same. In my mind an Otaku (In western culture) is just an avid fan of manga, anime and Japanese made video games. A weeaboo is essentially the same thing in basic definition, however they're a step higher on the ladder than otaku. A weeaboo is someone who shuns Western media and feels that Japan is better than the US in everyway, despite having next to no real idea how Japanese culture works. They mix Japanese and English together and consider repeating lines from anime as knowing a little Japanese when in truth they know nothing.
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I despise anyone who has that sort of mindset. Stop admiring and be the person you are.
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