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Post Reply Are most anime fans weird?
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Posted 1/20/14
I Have to say yes to an honest extent how many "cool" anime fans do you find I mean cool as in good people such as handsome , pretty people or people in general with great personalities. Normal is in the hands for anyone to define but I can spot out a lot of horrible,odd,weird people who like comics, anime, manga and stay on the internet a lot. Its just this stuff happens to appeal to them and not the others. But when it does you find the awesome people who like it too. This post isn't off to offend anyone but I don`t suppose that`ll stop anyone from reposting me.
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Posted 1/20/14

papagolfwhiskey wrote:

News Flash: Everyone's weird.

don't be an intolerant dickhead.


Who are you referring to? Everyone here who is saying yes? Don't try to make yourself feel better....XD

Nah I'm just kidding, but a lot of anime fans tend to stick out more even if we are all considered a little weird. Can't deny that much.
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Posted 1/20/14 , edited 1/20/14
Definitely not. People only assume that we anime fans are weird BECAUSE we watch anime, when in reality they know next to nothing about us. We're labeled because most of society are sheeple who have nothing better to do than to hate us because it's like a freaking trend.
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Posted 1/20/14
I guess it depends on what your culture in life is. I guess I would be considered weird the older people in my family, but all of my younger siblings and friends watch anime...so we are either all weird or it has become an accepted culture within my group of peers. I think that in general people who have watched anime for years tend to be a little more energetic and/or the say exactly what is on their minds...oh and they tend to end up being pervs. (But from Log Horizon we know that every man is either an open perv or a closet perv...so its okay)
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Posted 1/21/14
Ok who isn't "weird" in some way? Weird is based on one persons perception. i truly and openly like anime and don't see any reason to be ashamed, im a nerd but im not closed off and have even gotten a few people into anime with careful recommendation.
Posted 1/21/14
Please... define the term "normal"?
Posted 1/21/14

vinnyb300 wrote:

Ok who isn't "weird" in some way? Weird is based on one persons perception. i truly and openly like anime and don't see any reason to be ashamed, im a nerd but im not closed off and have even gotten a few people into anime with careful recommendation.


I FRIGGIN AGREE WITH YOU BRO >:OOO
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Posted 1/21/14
I'm in a gang and I still watch anime. Fuck what you heard. Anime is still better than most tv shows out anyway. El Psy Congroo.
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Posted 2/3/14 , edited 2/3/14
Don't let other peoples' perception control who you are. Ask yourself when those types of people talk, "am I living to be you; or am I living to find my own happiness?"
Just because someone tells me I'm a geek for enjoying anime shouldn't mean I should change my lifestyle to their liking. My life is not theirs to deem what is right and what is wrong. I'm living for what I believe is comfortable.

When you say, "geeks with no lives watch it" how accurate am I when I say that you believe in those lies?
I know someone who recently just earned their bachelors in computer science. He watches anime.
I know someone who is in nursing earning their associates(so am I actually) in nursing of applied science. We watch anime.
I know someone who is working with logistics and they're making good pay. He watches anime.
I know someone who is now a senior in my old high-school who scored high in his ACT that the teacher praised him infront of class.
I know plenty of people who excel in their classes and they don't let other people get to them. They watch anime.
Damn, even my older sister who has her own house, nice car, steady life, watches cartoons(not really anime but you get the picture) every now and than; she's currently earning her Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

How are we losers if we've made our way, or becoming, stable to function in society? Just because what I watch makes me a defect "with no life?" LOL, how ridiculous.

My genuine examples should disregard those lies that anime lovers are, "geeks with no lives."
The sad part is you let them get in the way of your own happiness.
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Posted 2/3/14
As said before, isn't everyone weird? Lol
Friendship/love/etc. is pretty much finding someone who matches your weirdness 'wavelength.'
Anime is pretty much deeper, funnier, more intense, more tear-jerking, and so forth than any other show out there now, embrace the anime!
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Posted 2/3/14
No weirder than Trekkies.

Personally, I think people who enjoy tv shows about the daily lives of celebrities are weirder. Nothing is really happening. Where is the entertainment in this?
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This is a vague question. Weird how? It's certainly not weird to like anime. It's just like any other hobby or interest. People enjoy watching it, so that's what they do. I think the "weird" stereotype comes into play with those extreme, so-called "weeaboo" type fans that take their interest too far and make themselves seem weird to non-anime fans.

The stereotype is that anime fans live in their parents' basement or are lonely high/middle school students with no social life and all they do is watch anime all day. They don't bathe, they might have a part-time job, and they spend any money they have on anything related to anime. To outsiders, anime fans are strange. Why would you put all your time and money into "cartoons"? Well, for the same reason anyone else puts time and money into their hobbies. They enjoy it.

Most anime fans are just like anyone else. They enjoy their hobby, whether it be on their own or with friends. But then there are those few "weird" fans that make the rest of the community seem crazy. These few fans are very loud and are the only image most non-anime fans have of anyone that watches anime. I've seriously been called a weeaboo simply because I admitted I like anime. All I said was that I like anime, and instantly that made me a weeaboo. With the surge of the stereotype anyone that doesn't watch anime automatically assumes that anyone that does watch anime is weird.

So, within the community we don't view each other as weird, however outside of the community, to anyone that doesn't know anything about anime, we are definitely seen as weird. We're also seen as lazy, anti-social, and sometimes even creepy.
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Posted 2/3/14
Are anime fans weird? Yes, we are weird. Let's face it, we are a minority - we are not like everyone else!

But who cares. I love anime, and if you are anything like me then you love it as well.
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Posted 2/3/14
No.

Some are, most are not.

Some take their dedication to anime to absurd extremes and make ALL anime fans seem crazy, but they are the minority.

Every fanbase has a vocal minority that tends to alienate anyone not already in the fandom. This section of the fandom is quite "weird" or otherwise unappealing. But it is just a small section. Most people realize this and accept a hobby for a hobby, no matter if they are into it or not. The people who don't are simply mistaken.
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Posted 2/3/14 , edited 2/3/14
Weird? I don't think so. I don't think any person who enjoys a hobby, art form, film style, anime, cartoon, or any kind of entertainment is weird. I enjoy anime very much, and am somewhat of an introvert, but I was introverted even more than I am now before I even knew what the word "anime" was and meant. And anime isn't the only thing I enjoy. I enjoy reading, computers, music, writing, photography, etc., etc., etc even more, depending on my mood and desires.

But I don't let this get in the way of my life, my reality, my humanity. I still do well in college, work in the computer science field, and live a healthy life. I enjoy these things (my hobbies) as part of my life instead of making them my life.

Someone who would be put under the category of "weird" is someone who takes anything to such an extreme extent that it interferes with their life and well-being. Whether it be anime, reading, sports, or religion. But don't feel bad because you like anime, or anything for that matter.

You shouldn't care what people think anyway. If we all lived our lives and shaped our views, morals, and behaviour to that of what other people thought of us, we would all be spineless, twisted, fickle, insane vegetables just waiting for the next person in line to tell us how to live our lives in order to be their "friend."

Live your life according to what makes you happy, to what is in your best interests, and don't let other people rule your life. Trust me when I say it is better to be alone for a time and be your own self than to have lots of "friends" and be a shell of what you have the potential to become in life as a human being.

Associate yourself with those people who uplift you and want you to be yourself around them. Look for people who will accept you as you are, even if they are not like you at all. Anyone else is not worth it and has no intention of being your friend. These are the people who label hobbyists, fans, and those who enjoy or love anything other than what they have a passion for, "weird" when they themselves are weird and abnormal in the fact that they put others down to make themselves feel better. Rant over. Hope this answers someone's question on this forum or helps in any way. PM me for philosophical, emotional pep-talks and support.-Mike


P.S. Not all introverts stay inside their houses all their lives and not associate with people. They just like to be alone sometimes, and in my case I watch anime and read when I feel like being alone. Alright, philosophical rant over... Again.-Mike
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