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Baka & Kawaii
Posted 7/10/11

Dropplet wrote:

I think if someone was cosplaying and they say things like desu and nyan at the end of their sentence is fine if thats what their character says o: but other than that no, its annoying o.o but I do use baka when I want to call someone an idiot because they dont know what it means. though I dont say Baka replacing idiot/stupid and for kawaii I put that on a shirt and it was a nice "Kawaii" touch haha ;P But I dont replace saying cute with kawaii in my everyday speech :3


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Posted 7/10/11

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Dropplet wrote:

I think if someone was cosplaying and they say things like desu and nyan at the end of their sentence is fine if thats what their character says o: but other than that no, its annoying o.o but I do use baka when I want to call someone an idiot because they dont know what it means. though I dont say Baka replacing idiot/stupid and for kawaii I put that on a shirt and it was a nice "Kawaii" touch haha ;P But I dont replace saying cute with kawaii in my everyday speech :3


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Example
Someone says something stupid then I say "Baka" then they're like "What? What does Baka mean?" Then I dont tell them.
But I dont say "Oh thats so baka" or "you're a baka" I say stupid or idiotget it now?
Posted 7/10/11
.... They're called weaboos, they're the people 'we' discriminate against because we are uncomfortable with their bastardizing and general ignorance.

Suspicious specific denial aside, I don't mind weaboos. Long as they get their japanese words right, I won't think any less of them. They can think Bleach or naruto is the best damn anime ever, and I wouldn't really care. They are also free to insult other anime, and glorify their chosen one. Honestly, I don't give a damn. I don't know which is actually worse, a fandom that is reduced to horny teens or people that can't get laid and watch soft pr0n anime, or a fandom that also says "It's okay to have mediocrity", and remain largely ignorant and tend to hold them and their chosen likes 'higher'.

Narutards, weaboos, give them any sort of name. It doesn't change the fact they need to start using their brain, and are largely discriminated because they act like idiots-- not because they 'tarnish' the industry of anime/manga. Because if the issue was them 'tarnishing' and making the anime fandom look like a bunch of nutjobs, there would be a lot of different changes.


I hate most of the anime fandom, because a suitable size to affect the industry supports mediocre anime. Which, by the way, is bad for truly good anime ideas to come to fruition. I know the cause which is exceedingly aggravating to me: Because there is a demand for those mediocre anime, because the anime directed towards mature audiences are in fact, in the minority.


Also, I'm going to point out 'animes' isn't a word. You don't add an 's' for quantity, because it'll still remain 'anime'.
Posted 7/10/11
>_< *shudder* I feel embarrassed FOR them.

To calm the aggression inside me I just think of Pacman because baka rhymes with wakawakawakawaka and then instead of punching them in the face I'll laugh as I remember what fun Retro gaming is. Ahhhh
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Posted 7/10/11
I fucking. hate. those. "kawaii no baka desu nyah nyah KYYAAAA--!?! watashi wa nii-san! ^-^ ;A;" fuckers.

They rot my brain cells to a fucking oblivion, they have no pity for the poor innocent people roaming by having to read their worthless piece of shit sentence or hearing their detestable voice in which was created by Satan himself. It makes the heads of puppies explode while little children cry and fall through the cracks of a tainted fucking EARTH where these horrible creatures roam. They were sent here to wipe off the population of all sane people--I SWEAR. THERE IS NO ENDING WITH THEM. BECAUSE EVERYDAY, IS FUCKING KAWAII DAY.

When I see shit like that, I get just as mad as Shizuo. "Kill, kill, kill, kill, kill" running through my mind. I HAVE NO FUCKING REGRETS.

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Posted 7/10/11
My opinion is at least learn the basic sentence structure of a language and then start making shitty sentences. Because by that point hopefully you'd have the respect for the people around you and the language itself to at least make it a good attempt. There's a big difference between ignorantly reciting words from an anime and then piecing it together into a sentence and actually understanding a language. An anime does not teach Japanese, unless it was made for small children.
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Posted 7/10/11
I don't run around spouting out random japanese words, personally, but I'm thinking getting all worked up over someone doing so is probably just as lame as them doing it to begin with. Let's focus our anger on something worthwhile, k? k.
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Posted 7/10/11
Don't like it as well, and while it annoys it - there is a different side to this.


In Norway it is very common among youth to add in certain English words in a sentence - this doesn't bother me, maybe because there isn't any "Oh I wish I was English" culture. My main issue with the "baka" "kawaii" usage, is that I believe (with good reason) that most of those that use these Japanese words in their sentences express a yearning to be Japanese. The wish to be Japanese really irks me, because Japan isn't any better than most of the developed nations. You should be satisfied with who and what you are, to crave to be Japanese is just plain foolishness. The only place you won't be an outcast is among people with the same mindset.

You won't be Japanese just because you can the language, in most cases you'll be an annoying foreigner (Oh sorry I meant gajiin (?)) who thinks he/she is so Japanese.


So yeah, random English word in a sentence is fine for me, but Japanese? Get out of here. Then again, I guess it is all about what you're accustomed to. Though I have a feeling that I would still be annoyed if lots of people suddenly started using Japanese words randomly.

Posted 7/10/11 , edited 7/10/11
Never heard anyone in my life say Kawaii, Baka, Desu, or Nya except on Anime/manga....Maybe because I don't associate myself with them or it could be the fact that I have very good blocking/ignoring skills that systematically block out things that are not important.... Just fucking get over it, cuz what do you expect? A convention hosts a lot of people, and we all know a good portion of the population is stupid.. So obviously there is a chance that there would be some people saying some stupid shit... derr

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Posted 7/10/11 , edited 7/10/11
I've heard this stuff so many times and it for some reason just makes me rage. Speak one language... if you don't know it don't mix in one word to your sentence because you watched on a show and it sounded "cool". HOW YOU THINK PEOPLE GET INTO DRUGS? Are they cool?! The answer is no !

I think the only acceptable one, which I've never heard a non native japanese speaker, or at least somone who knows the language a bit say is:
daisuki ... mmm even suki would be okay I think

If i heard someone say that I'd probably hug and cuddle with them for eternity, assuming its a girl.
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Posted 7/10/11
i dont care when they do it by themselves or with other fans, but it does tend to bug me when they use them with people who obviously have no bloody clue what they're talking about...and i agree with the people who say if they are going to learn the language they should actually well...try to learn it...although thats hardly easy so we have no right to assume they aren't trying unless you actually know the person...honorifics are fine as long as they get them right
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Posted 7/10/11
I have never heard anyone use those words before.
Posted 7/10/11
I'll just leave this here.

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Posted 7/10/11 , edited 7/10/11
I think it should only be used if they're cosplaying or at least make it a full sentence of Japanese. I think it would be fine if a Japanese person said it as well considering it is their language . I hear it sometimes but it doesn't bother me because they're Japanese :P.
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