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kobebryant123 wrote:

all my friends hate anime because they think only geeks with no lives watch it.whyi seceretly watch it ocassionally because i dont want them to know i like it.though what they say is kinda of true all the people we know who like it are loners or weird people who are in some fantasy world.is this stereotype true because ive seen like 20 people in high school and all in college and there all weird or loners and geeks.sometimes i am sad to like anime iknow all anime watchers are that as the stereotype but most are.i only like anime because when i was young i watched dbz and i really enjoyed and i just stucked with anime.

im not saying anime is weird but some of the people who watch it there antisocial or have a hard time fitting in


I don't know if there's statistical record that back off your claim; in any case, generality does not denote particularity.
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Erg. Not necessarily, only whenever someone goes on and on and onnnnnn about it. I mean, don't get me wrong I like Anime/Manga and all. I just don't go crazy whenever it's brought up in certain situations. For example, I wore my Bakuman Shirt to school one day and this one Freshman goes ballistic whenever they see my shirt. I'm like, whoa there calm down just a bit. While he was getting excited about it, people start turning heads wondering what the heck is going on. I think overreaction and constantly talking about it is what makes people think we're all weird nerdy individuals and such. I mean, I dunno I could be totally dead wrong.
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oh, these things?



well it depends on your taste I guess
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and yeah if someone thinks that i'm a 'loser' b/c i watch anime? lol that's cool, dude,
whatever floats your boat.

don't allow another person to define your perception of yourself.
just be yourselves--and if somebody gives you shit, then let it be just like water off of a duck's back.
unless you are some twisted pervert. but then, being labeled as an 'anime freak' would be the least of your problems.

edit: additionally, i would like to mention that i am 21 and have a vast number of friends. i am a voracious reader, a published writer, an AP Honor Scholar, i was in the National Honor Society, i love to research things that i don't know for fun. I have had my fair share of sorrow as a kid--i think that everyone does. Whoever started this thread must be young. Because, as you get older, you start to realize the importance of being yourself. This allows you to put yourself in another person's shoes. Understanding and empathizing with others is key to attaining enlightenment.

Also, being someone who has read hundreds of thousands of books in my life, I feel comfortable asserting that some animes are just as good--if not better--than some critically-acclaimed novels.
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meipurushiroppu wrote:

WHO CARES IF YOU ARE WEIRD AND WATCH ANIME! I AM AN OBSESSED ANIME FANATIC BUT I STILL HAVE FRIENDS WHO TAKE ME AS A REALLY GOOD FRIEND! the only thing that counts is if you have a good character, friendly, and you know the difference between anime and reality...


Otherwise, if you're not friendly, have a good character and do not know the difference between anime and reality... then you my friend will be.....


Nah, In all seriousness, must people that watch anime are their own type of person. Sure you can be weird, but then there are others who'll watch anime but be completely accepted by society.
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The only thing that should really matter is whether you are comfortable with who you are and what you do, not how other people might percieve you. If your friends would ridicule you, make fun of you, be ashamed of being friends with you or stuff like that if they knew you watched anime...then I'm sorry to say this, but the people you call friends aren't really your friends. You shouldn't have to do something you enjoy secretly.

Are people who watch anime weird? That's a tough question. I consider myself weird, but that's more of a self applied label. Whether I'm truely weird or not outside my own, made up conventions, I don't know (I probably am) and I don't really care because I'm happy with how i'am, I'm not bothering anyone and if someone doesn't like how i'am, they can go take a hike to the moon for all I care.

On the other hand, one of my best friends is a hard core Otaku, much more then me because he watches more anime then I do, reads a lot of Manga and plays video games. The difference between me and him? He does all this, even at work. The best part? I don't really know if he does any of this in secret from the friends he has that I don't know, but his as normal as any other guy his age (his 27), he has a stable job, he goes out drinking with friends and he practices martial arts among other things.
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Watch out for the Geek Social Fallacies (http://www.plausiblydeniable.com/opinion/gsf.html) and you'll have a much better time. Part of the bum rap nerds and geeks of all stripes get is that they're scared to call out other people on bad behavior because their hobby is niche. Is there a person in your group that refuses to shower and stinks like mad? Tell them to start showering. Is there someone who touches everyone else whether they want to be touched or not? Tell them to make sure they have permission before touching other people and make sure everyone knows they can say no to someone touching them if it makes them uncomfortable even if its non-sexual. Is there a person who talks on and on about shit no one else cares about? Be honest and tell them none of you are interested. So on and so forth. And the key is that if they keep doing it after being told to stop, stop letting them hang out with you. Yes, it might suck for them for a while, but they need to learn that if they behave inappropriately they'll lose friends. If they get better at whatever their problem was then give them a trial run.

At my old university, when I joined the anime club there were maybe a dozen people who came on a regular basis because there were two or three people who made everyone who came feel uncomfortable, but no one would tell them to leave. Me and a few friends confronted the officers over it, and they said if we thought we could do a better job, then try, so we did. We kicked people out, set ground rules on hygiene and behavior, and we enforced them to the point that the campus cops let us know we could call them to have them come remove trouble makers if we needed(we only had to actually call them once, for a stalker, ironically one of the ex-officers). For example, there was one dude who felt the need to rub his nipples in an extremely exaggerated fashion every time a girl with big breasts was on screen. It made a bunch of the girls in the club really uncomfortable. We warned him to stop. He stopped til the end of that meeting but did it again the next meeting. Then we kicked him out for the rest of the meeting, and he came back to next meeting and did it again. Then we told him if he came back again he could expect to escorted out. He never came back. And guess what happened to the club size? It swelled, we had almost 40 people who regularly attended meetings, we got funding to host film weeks of Miyazaki and Kohn films which had even larger attendances than the general meeting with dozens of non-members coming, and other clubs started coming to us offering to do joint events. So deal with the troublemakers and you'll find people find you a lot less weird.
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Yes. Anime fans are people. All people are weird.
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Speak for yourself, Detective Alex.



I'm not weird, Just eccentric.
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i dont know anyone who is geeky or a loner that likes anime the two really have nothing to do with each other....and everyone is a weird to say other wise is stupid
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I am a huge anime fan, i have a very bubbly personality but i would not call myself weird. I do however run through rings to try and make others happy though.
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Yes.... but I believe anime fans are weird in a good way!!! Anime allows us to become hyper and just awesome people. You can't really explain it. Just consider anime as a gift God has given to humanity and has made us better people.
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Speak for yourself, Detective Alex.



I'm not weird, Just eccentric.


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