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I'm still sitting on this other thread idea that I've been cooking up for a long time.



I know right? A mod just jumped me for doubling up a thread from last July though, so one must be careful ><


Also!

The weaboo thing is interesting to me though, they essentially mean the same thing when you get down to it. The main difference seems to me is that one is a foreign term that we don't get all the nuances of and can claim as our own, whereas the other one is a homegrown term that we know all too well, and so would strongly reject being defined by.
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my favorite female "Otaku"(perhaps?) from anime:

Akira Renbokoji
(連坊小路 アキラ Renbōkoji Akira) - from Valvrave the Liberator
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fine, fine :p

I wonder if that's part of people calling themselves Otaku in the west...

In the shows we watch, they're usually pretty great people, often the heros
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In the USA, as far as I can tell, "otaku" is an English word (yes, English-- though of course borrowed from Japanese) that refers to enthusiasts of Japanese pop culture, particularly anime and manga (two other current English words borrowed from Japanese). While I too have heard that among Japanese themselves, "otaku" (i.e. オタク, the original Japanese word) has a definite pejorative connotation, that part of the original word's meaning appears to not have carried over much into English usage. Call yourself that in Japan and you may well indeed be marginalized. But if you call yourself that in the U.S., I doubt the reaction will be negative most of the time-- any more than if you called yourself a "stamp collector" or "gardening enthusiast."
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I thought Akira was a hikikomori.
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Compl3te wrote:

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my favorite female "Otaku"(perhaps?) from anime:

Akira Renbokoji
(連坊小路 アキラ Renbōkoji Akira) - from Valvrave the Liberator


I count her as a NEET more than otaku.
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It's a derogatory insult to anyone who is living.
That said, the OP is an otaku.





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Insomnist wrote:

I thought Akira was a hikikomori.



Hikikomori (ひきこもり or 引き籠もり Hikikomori?, literally "pulling inward, being confined", i.e., "acute social withdrawal") is a Japanese term to refer to the phenomenon of reclusive adolescents or young adults who withdraw from social life, often seeking extreme degrees of isolation and confinement. The term hikikomori refers to both the sociological phenomenon in general as well as to people belonging to this societal group.



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I count her as a NEET more than otaku.



A NEET or neet is a young person who is "Not in Education, Employment, or Training". The acronym NEET was first used in the United Kingdom but its use has spread to other countries including Japan, China, and South Korea.
In the United Kingdom, the classification comprises people aged between 16 and 24 (some 16-year-olds are still of compulsory school age); the subgroup of NEETs aged 16–18 is frequently of particular focus. In Japan, the classification comprises people aged between 15 and 34 who are unemployed, not engaged in housework, not enrolled in school or work-related training, and not seeking work.


...interesting.

oh, here's someone who doesn't get it:


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It's a derogatory insult to anyone who is living.
That said, the OP is an otaku.







thx for taking the time to screenshot my profile though. I'm flattered.

and keep my Waifu out of this. just keep pretending you're Britney, bitch.
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thx for taking the time to screenshot my profile though. I'm flattered.



No problem!




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Compl3te wrote:

thx for taking the time to screenshot my profile though. I'm flattered.



No problem!






I see you have a problem w/my personal preferences. I don't leave much to hide behind(unlike some), I welcome people like you.
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I see you have a problem w/my personal preferences. I don't leave much to hide behind(unlike some), I welcome people like you.



You're a cool otaku!


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Nothing wrong wit liking a tsundere Loli

Nothing wrong with liking the undead

Nothing wrong with fabulous

Chamber or gtfo

I like mmos too

Who the hell do you think I am

Aikia <3

AOT… AOT really got dull IMO.
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chrome_mist wrote:


Compl3te wrote:

I see you have a problem w/my personal preferences. I don't leave much to hide behind(unlike some), I welcome people like you.



You're a cool otaku!




three screen shots in less than 3 minutes...you're starting to look Tsundere.
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I lack too much ambition to be fanatical about anything.
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AOT… AOT really got dull IMO.

I'm really glad I put it off for awhile and then marathoned it at the end, it kept the pace up.
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