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Posted 6/20/15
*covers eyes* peek-a-boo!!

whatdoyamean that's not what weeaboo is
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Posted 6/20/15 , edited 7/1/15
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Pipiko wrote:

I don't understand this video. Also, I don't know why you think the video of Rachel and Jun is wrong , but to me she actually makes a good point of what's the point of using the word weeaboo. I mean what's the use of it? Only people are just going to use it to bully and bring people down right? So is that the right thing to do? Just destroy the things that we're interested in and give us a bad name? I don't think so! Also, the world is stupid, not just weeaboos. The word weeaboo is stupid.

The video is very hurtful towards Asian women. Some of them said that it only encourages fetization and racism.
Rachel acts like she knows what she's talking about & tries to speak for every Japanese person as well.
She's just some basic-ass white girl. Wanna learn about Japan? Google it. Or ask an actual Japanese person about Japan.

Even my boyfriend who's Korean knows she's shit.
If she's also offending and hurting other Asians besides Japanese, I think you should know not to watch her at that point.
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Posted 6/20/15 , edited 7/1/15
...Like everything else... Its more about the person calling another out then
what another actually is/does.
Just like being called a nerd, just like being called a racist, just like being
called sexist... what are you going to do? And why should you even
respond at all? It wouldn't matter to the one trying to label another...
Its more about the action that is to demonize then truth at all, what
are you going to educate someone on their illogical ideas when its
not even about logic to begin with?
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Posted 6/20/15 , edited 7/1/15

Incidentally, there are currently 2.03 million foreign residents and more than 700,000 foreign workers in Japan, so the country is already quite multinational and multiethnic in composition.


Made me giggle a bit.

One of my exes years ago explained "eggs and twinkies" to me. Egg is someone white on the outside, but yellow inside, and twinkie is...

Well we all know.

That was a fun trip around Irvine.
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Posted 6/20/15 , edited 7/1/15

Chopsuey9444 wrote:

Found this on the internet



Otaku for Life.

Who do you side with?

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Posted 6/21/15
Well I'm Asian and I don't find it any offensive at all!
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Posted 6/21/15 , edited 7/1/15

WednesdayBookLove wrote:

I had a coworker call me a weeaboo because I said I like anime. When I tried to deny it he just laughed and acted like denying it only confirms it. It's frustrating that defending yourself against people when they call you a weeaboo is so difficult. Just as weeaboos are convinced that they know everything about Japan, non-anime/Japan fans are convinced that anyone that likes anime or Japan is automatically a weeaboo, no matter what.


If liking anime was proof you were a weeaboo, then the entire Disney company and everyone who bought or even watched a Disney release of a Studio Ghibli film is a weeaboo, and that's a lot of people. The people at Pixar worship the ground Hayao Miyazaki walks on, and freely admit his being an inspiration to them. So, since this coworker likes bringing up something related to Japan so much, and is totally ignorant about it... who's the weeaboo there?


The simple, foolproof way to spot a weeaboo is to take a class in Japanese. They'll be the ones on day one proclaiming how they already know everything, and then drop the class the moment reality sets in, that it's going to be actual work.
Posted 6/21/15
Originates arbitrarily from a Perry Bible Fellowship comic strip wherein a man was paddled by a crowd chanting "Weeaboo! Weeaboo!"
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Posted 6/21/15 , edited 7/1/15
I never have come across a weaboo. Never knew what it was either. I've only started watching anime fairly recently and new to the anime community. The community is very sensitive to a lot of subjects and seem to have a strong opinion on everything so I can see how these terms are born. Similar to a lot of internet culture.
Posted 6/21/15 , edited 7/1/15
In my understanding its a pejorative term for non-japanese, esp. anime fans who hate their own culture and want to adopt japanese culture for their own. I've also heard the term "wapanese" used as well. Its used often to describe someone who thinks they know japanese culture from watching anime and reading manga.
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Posted 6/21/15 , edited 7/1/15
But my whole point is that it's unfair that to make someone to act or look just to be a part of something.
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Posted 6/22/15 , edited 7/1/15
Obnoxious fan of Japanese Culture.

Obnoxious fans of anything are not going to be liked by people. Obnoxious fans of something foreign are going to have it even worse.


You may want to learn to dim your enthusiasm, if it's too bright someone out there will want to shut it off completely.
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Posted 7/1/15 , edited 7/1/15
WEEABOO = japan is everything wanting to move to japan because japan is an anime and anime is a documentary on japan.
OTAKU = Lover of Games or Anime

My personal opinion on weeaboos is that weeaboos make me cringe.
It makes me cringe so hard i blow up......
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Posted 7/1/15 , edited 7/1/15
I always thought weeaboo was a term that meant obsession with Japan, meaning it's interchangeable with otaku. At least, the way otaku is (according to google) used in Japan. That's just what I always thought. The way I saw it being used, however, wasn't in the context of what I thought. On other websites people called others weeaboos just because they said they love one specific anime or because they also read the manga. I don't know what the real definition for the word weeaboo is, but it's definitely been messed with because of the wrong (or correct?) usage.
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