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Posted 6/3/12
I don't see what's wrong with liking Japan. I love anime & manga but I never imagine cosplaying as characters and such. Well I'm Asian after all at least that's somewhat of an excuse `-`.

But yea, there are some white weeaboos in my school that are like OBSESSED. They talk like they're in Japan & it's pretty annoying...
Posted 6/3/12

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Crystal-Eyes wrote:

mhe they don't bother me tbh people free to do what they wont people branding people need to be slapped about and beaten up


As a 22 year old carpenter and mechanic raised in a libertarian household, we were taught that the worst thing you can do is collectivize others. Engaging in acts of collectivism binds one to their hallow world devoid of individualism and human thought.

Personally, I believe that the collectivists within our community are a small but tired minority. They are the disenchanted people, that people who ponder why those around them are so excited, penchant, or exhilarated by their hobbies. Some of them regulars. Others not. Some of them are vulnerable to labels and others tremble at the thought of being marginalized by their own world. Some will doubt and others will deny.

Its easy to understand the collectivist from within and outside the community once you put the puzzles together. I won't deny those who deviant from our passion as they frequently point out but then again, should we care? Why should should we give care to those around us? Why should we care what others think about us and our hobbies? Don't some of those hobbies fill the void in your life? Why should we move away from something we are passionate about?

Opinions, that's all they are. What people think about you and your life translates not to mandates but to mere collectivism propelled by delusions. All notions that your hobbies and those around you invalidate your self-worth should be dismissed. Enjoy life as its meant to be, not as others see fit.



that's what i was taught just u Quted me before i re notide my wording XD
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Ok, I'm going to go ahead and dissect this post:


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I log on to Crunchyroll on a bad day from work and only to find a 4chan style post like this? Sh*t guys, sh*t!


I wouldn't call it a "4chan style post," I'd call it what it is, a post expressing frustration at the stereotypical anime fan that hurts the fandon for all of us.


You know what I find more annoying; Anime fans who perpetuate this self-hate amongst themselves. Everyone I know who does not like anime/or their fanbase doesn't even invoke the slang word; its unheard among them. In fact, the only people who intimidate Anime fans/Jpop fanatics are Anime "fans" themselves.


That's great, but who's doing it? I see nothing in this thread that is "perpetuating self-hate."


People from the Comic Book, Star Wars, and various geek fandoms wonder why Anime geeks perpetuate this hate amongst themselves? Even Youtube and online cannibal trolls have given up in their trolling attics against JPOP lovers. ED, urban dictionary, and the rest of those entries are all written by Anime "fans" who spend time, well, on hating other Anime/Jpop fans. Its pathetic if I dare say so like myself.


Care to cite some examples of other fandoms wondering why anime fans allegedly "perpetuate self-hate."

Encyclopedia Dramatica is a parody and most of its pages are written by people making fun of themselves. Same with many Urban Dictionary entries.


I believe this caste system perpetuated by some of the people in this community to create the most "acceptable"(repressed) fan makes the fanbase look pathetic to many outsiders. What's more is that we are becoming more and more like the Japanese Otaku. We shove aside our fandom and pretend to have nothing to do with it, only to find ourselves shut in the comfort in our own rooms/basements resuming our hobbies; with self-hate, self-guilt.

Marvel/DC/Star Wars fans are perfectly fine with their fandom. I even saw a man dressed as Captain America in Los Angelos on my way to to see the movie. Sure he got some troubled stares but he could give sh*ts to what they thought. He just dressed like that for the premier of that movie. Now that's hardcore fandom I don't blame the guy. I was with CAPAmerica shirt and Cap for the movie. I could give sh*ts to what people thought of me or the man cosplaying CAPAmerica.

Should we care what others think of us in the Anime fandom? Hell no!


It looks to me like you've completely missed the point. "Weeaboos" are not regular fans. Personally, I'm proud of all my fandoms. I'm a proud anime fan, a proud metalhead, a proud comic reader, a proud gamer (video games, card games (Magic and Yu-Gi-Oh!) and wargames (Warhammer 40k)), a proud Whovian and even a proud Brony.

The problem is NOT pride for the fanbase, the problem is obsession to the point of rejecting your own identity. Do you spout gratuitous Japanese because you think it sounds cool regardless of context or actual meaning? Do you reject anything that isn't Japanese because you believe that only Japanese culture is valid? Do you fit all of the stereotypes of our fandom? If not, you're not a weeaboo.


I proudly wear my Edward Elric(FMA), Dragon Ball Z, and Chobits shirt. If I'm a "weeaboo" for just expressing the slightest hint of my fandom and for introducing others to Anime/Jpop by making friendly comparison with American tv shows/movies, so be it. Better to be a "weeaboo" than a closeted, self-hating, Anime "fan" that's for sure.


That doesn't make you a weeaboo. As I said, the problem is not pride, the problem is obsession.


Geeks of various fandoms wear their shirts proudly in the public. I see lots of folks wear their Marvel/DC/Star wars/geeky shirts on a daily bases. Why not Anime? Why not Jpop? Is it bad? Should we make it bad? Of course not!

So what do I expect out of anime fans? I'm not telling you to be cosplaying or spouting Japanese catch phrases in the open public. No I'm telling you to come out of your closets and endorse your hobbies; endorse yourselves. What's the point of being into Jpop/Anime to begin with if you're just gonna be closeted about it?



I agree with this. We should be proud of our fandoms. However, my point is not that we should be hiding our fandoms. There is no reason to do so.

My point is that we should also spread the truth about our fandoms. In fact, I am more frustrated with the metal fandom and how poorly it fights back against the stereotype that metal is nothing but screaming Norwegian Satanists than I am with with the anime fanbase as the anime fanbase makes a serious effort to fight against the negative stereotypes.
Posted 6/3/12
the actual name Weeaboo scares me.

Sounds like some monster from LOTR.
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Posted 6/3/12
Weeaboo makes me think of the thug drug drealer Wee Bey from a show called "The Wire."
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Posted 6/3/12
I think that there are some people out there who take their obsession (if you want to call it that) to the extreme.

Some are just plain embarrassing.

Yes I like Japan, yes I like anime, and yes Japanese culture is... interesting...but I do not assume that I love everything that comes out of Japan. I take everything with a grain of salt and process if I like it or not, unlike some fanatics, and just because something came from japan doesn't factor in to a personal bias.

Moreover, being called the term "weeaboo" offends me, a lot. Yes, I can be considered an otaku, but I do not take it to the extremes.

The farthest I will go is to wear a t-shirt with an anime reference, but I will not mix Japanese in my sentences, unless if I am speaking Japanese.

I do believe that there are some "weeaboos" (God, I hate that term) out there, who are just plain obsessive idiots. I've met some... not the greatest kind of people out there.

And what wonderful examples you have shown (Seriously disturbing). D:
Posted 6/3/12
i hate hello kitty
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Cdiaz1993 wrote:

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.


Could you tell me what 打から means because I have no idea.
Also, you don't need the は in your last line.

As for the topic, they're not hurting anyone so I don't care what they do. Live and let live.





だから in Romaji is "Dakara" which generally means "Therefore;so" it is used as a conjunction preceding the plain forms of "na-adjectives" and "nouns" + kara. I made a mistake though because I have a habit of hitting the space bar often resulting in wrong kanji lol and I should've used そうして(Soushite) - "and" instead of "Dakara"

oh and yeah I know I the ”は” wasn't necessary . I tend to make simple mistakes when typing Japanese. I don't practice as much as I should. >_<

Posted 6/3/12
What thread here is without weeaboos?
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Posted 6/3/12
For those looking for a comparison, it's like having someone who isn't Black/ African American (which I am) try to be gangsta; sure they can listen to Rap/hip-hop/Jazz/etc which my race majority listens to, shoot, the can even dress that way for all I care (except there's a fine line of over-doing it...). It's just the people who aren't of Black descent who try to talk like a big-shot gangsta think their so cool when they're not, it looks and sounds ridiculous. There's nothing wrong liking and endorsing that side of our culture, but it's a completely other thing just dropping your culture just to be like us. That's the reason why people don't even take the word 'nigga' seriously anymore (see the resemblance between the two?).
Posted 6/4/12
I love Japanese culture. In my opinion, most weeaboos are obsessed with it.

I guess its hard to say. I enjoy anime yeah, but it kind of sucks that the only anime fans I know that go to my school, are completely creepily obsessed with anime and Japan. It kinda scares me. I enjoy the Japanese culture and anime, but not THAT much. They're to the point of orgasming. I'm to the point of enjoyment. Not orgasming. That's just with the weeaboos I know. Its creepy.

But, hey, if I'm considered a weeaboo just because I like anime, or something Japanese-related, I really don't care. But...

There is a difference between being obsessed with it, and having a passion for it.
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Posted 6/4/12
they're lame..they're creepy cuz they look old
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Posted 6/4/12
weeabos are weird

(like the japanese culture is so great)
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Posted 6/4/12
As I live in Australia, I like practically every culture above mine because my country seems devoid of one.
I do really enjoy anime and the Japanese culture is probably my favorite in line with the European culture.
Does this make me a weeaboo?
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Posted 6/4/12
I know 2 white girls that want to be korean. oh god, they are pretty weird...
lol in my opinion, it's not the fact that they are trying to be another race, it's the fact that they take it too far...
So far... so that it just looks WRONG to one's senses.
But, they can be whatever they like. Just don't come near me
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