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LIES!! I saw no porn links. You tease. lol j/k
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Kids with no personal identity attaching themselves to an idealized culture not of their own to explain their social awkwardness. They're the same as those kids trying to dress up as rockabilly goobers, punk rock posers, try too hard hippies and lonely greasers, mostly just interested in the look, rather than the reality. Japan has them too, no worries. It's a fantasy, we all have them, most of us are just asleep when we do.
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you want a weeaboo example

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Posted 6/2/12
Weeaboos are a myth. People like that don't exist in modern day society.

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Posted 6/3/12
I love it. I think they are hilarious.
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CarboKill wrote:

All of you faggots who use the word "Otaku" are weeaboo pieces of shit.


Not true as it is a popular term to use to describe the western anime fanbase among western anime fans. However, we really SHOULDN'T be using it. "Otaku" is a word with nothing around it outside of negative connotations, especially obsession. Not to mention that "otaku" can describe any obsession, thus it isn't even attached to anime be necessity. I really don't get why the western fandom latched onto the word like it did.

Anyway, as for weeaboos. They are real western otaku. They are obsessed and perpetuate every anime fan stereotype, regardless of how much truth there is among the majority of the fandom. The issue is not with the fact that they are big fans or even that anime is their favorite hobby, it is the fact that they, as they have a tendency to be very loud about their obsession, set the public opinion on what an anime fan is. In fact, they set such stereotypes that even some casual fans think that most hardcore fans are dub rejecting, gratuitous Japanese spewing nutcases who reject western culture because Japanese culture is "better." It is really fucking annoying and I wish we didn't have to deal with it.

Honestly, the only fanbases that I can think of that are more marginalized than anime fans are metalheads and Juggalos. Unfortunately for Juggalos, I honestly cannot tell if the idiots in that fanbase are the minority or not, but that's beside the point.
Posted 6/3/12
Expectation : cute
Reality : Big ugly fat pig
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I have an Obsession with Japanese Denim.
打から、僕は日本語書くと読むと話すとことが出来る。でも、僕はの日本語が下手だよ。
I also took Japanese last semester for my college minor. Does that make me a Weeabo? lol.
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I find ignorant weeaboos- the type who are under the impression that Japan is a land of happiness and rainbows where anime fans (especially those from a different country!) are treated as gods- irritating.

But, for the most part, I'm indifferent towards them if they aren't directly bothering me. It's not just limited to wanting to be Japanese, and it's really nothing new. Many people love or are attracted to a culture different to their own; most of the time, they either grow out of it or at least calm down about it.
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In general I have no problem with weeaboos. I believe they're mistaken about many aspects of Japanese culture, that they have a tendency to waste their time watching bad shows or reading bad comics just because they're anime or manga, and that they miss a great deal of magnificent art coming from the rest of the world, but they'll probably figure things out eventually and even if they don't they're happy, so who am I to interfere? Most are just kids who've been exposed to crappy western art by their school system and a few awesome anime by the internet or their friends, and concluded that Japanese stuff is just better because they don't know any better.

Personally I believe that every culture has a lot to offer, and several characteristics I'm better off without. My favorite published author is Polish, my favorite bands are Finnish and Canadian, I've got friends I regularly correspond with in every time zone... I'll take to anything of good enough quality if it's available to me, regardless of origin. I will say that the average quality of anime and manga I've seen has been higher than the average quality of american stuff I've seen, but I think that's mainly because I'm forcibly exposed to a wide range of material here, and only see the best that Japan has to offer, the stuff good enough to be translated, exported/uploaded, and draw my attention or be recommended by somebody I trust.

I will admit that when I hear somebody say "desu" it gives me a string urge to shatter their jaw, however. So I try to avoid close associations with weeaboos under most circumstances.
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What I hate about the whole "Weeaboo" thing is that generally an example of a Weeaboo is a fat/over average looking, greasy, butt ugly, try hard American. It's as bad as calling someone an Otaku (In Japan that is since the Western meaning is not considered offensive).

Regardless of what countries my descendants may or may not be from I was born and raised in Europe. (I know the language, history and everything off by heart and it is a huge part of my identity and I'm proud of it).
I don't cosplay, I don't try to be "kawaii" or use words such as those, I don't try to act Japanese (I wear clothes I like, stay true to myself in terms of personality etc). I read manga, watch Anime and Dramas, know a decent amount of the language (enough to be conversational) listen to various genres of Japanese music but they are simply my hobbies/interests which I keep humble about (in other words not blurting it out to everyone I meet)

BUT I am not ignorant towards the culture, the country and the history. Nor is it the only country I am open-minded about learning about. I listen to K-Pop and K-Indie as well, I watch varieties and dramas but I don't run around to people going "Oppa, Oppa!".
I know a Korean boy who REALLY wants to learn my language and he'll come up to me and start talking to me in my language (he knows very little) I find it flattering and cute rather than try hard etc.

I think there is a fine line between being a Weaboo and simply having interest in a country and it's culture etc.

How to tell the difference?
A person who isn't a weeaboo but has these interests WILL LOOK LIKE ANY OTHER PERSON.

Where as a weeaboo would probably be wearing some form of cosplay whether it's a whole outfit, wig or just an accessory. They will probably put on a high pitched voice matched with "kawaii" poses and so forth.

I don't like weaboos.
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Sindri42 wrote:

In general I have no problem with weeaboos. I believe they're mistaken about many aspects of Japanese culture, that they have a tendency to waste their time watching bad shows or reading bad comics just because they're anime or manga, and that they miss a great deal of magnificent art coming from the rest of the world, but they'll probably figure things out eventually and even if they don't they're happy, so who am I to interfere? Most are just kids who've been exposed to crappy western art by their school system and a few awesome anime by the internet or their friends, and concluded that Japanese stuff is just better because they don't know any better.

Personally I believe that every culture has a lot to offer, and several characteristics I'm better off without. My favorite published author is Polish, my favorite bands are Finnish and Canadian, I've got friends I regularly correspond with in every time zone... I'll take to anything of good enough quality if it's available to me, regardless of origin. I will say that the average quality of anime and manga I've seen has been higher than the average quality of american stuff I've seen, but I think that's mainly because I'm forcibly exposed to a wide range of material here, and only see the best that Japan has to offer, the stuff good enough to be translated, exported/uploaded, and draw my attention or be recommended by somebody I trust.

I will admit that when I hear somebody say "desu" it gives me a string urge to shatter their jaw, however. So I try to avoid close associations with weeaboos under most circumstances.


The school I go to is an international high school and we have exchanges often. There was a Japanese girl who wasn't very confident in English and she was surrounded by girls speaking English who weren't sure what to do and it was just plain awkward. I cringed because another girl said "Oh my god, you're so kawaii"
I never speak Japanese like going around saying "desu" etc, even to my friends who are Japanese. In this situation though I went up to her and said "Hajimemashite, watashi wa Koko desu, yoroshiku onegaishimasu" and she was very happy because she was able to have a conversation with me.

I think it's cringe worthy when the only words one knows is "kawaii" and "sugoi" and they OVERUSE it, it's embarrassing.
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otaku forever
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I don't mind. But sometimes they need to know their limits or else they're going to be the laughing stock of the class.
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Posted 6/3/12

Cloud3514 wrote:


Not true as it is a popular term to use to describe the western anime fanbase among western anime fans. However, we really SHOULDN'T be using it. "Otaku" is a word with nothing around it outside of negative connotations, especially obsession. Not to mention that "otaku" can describe any obsession, thus it isn't even attached to anime be necessity. I really don't get why the western fandom latched onto the word like it did.


Say what i said isn't true...and then say what I think...that's one quick change of mind.
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