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Married with children...otaku family
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Posted 2/15/14
I have not personally met another otaku who is 20-ish-50 etc,, married with children.

I think differently about which Anime I should watch...ecchi or comedy? What would a good father do? These questions do not tear me apart but I have found my life style has changed....no more lolicon, no more tentacle monsters.....hell the 7 girls one guy series kinda suck now, EXCEPT Tenchi Muyo, Love Hina, Negima!! Anyway how is your life doing now that you have a spouse and child(ren)? Have you made any changes with your otaku nature?
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married with children, ha!
sorry, I wouldn't know
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I wouldn't call myself an otaku but it hasn't changed what I watch at all. Ifs i likes it I watchs it.

My son watches anime as well so i just keep an eye on what he is watching, which hasn't been a problem so far. If I do watch something ecchi I'll usually do it when its the kid's bedtime & or he's at school.
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I'm not trying to be the number one dad of the year. I still watch my ecchi thats for sure. I just wonder how she will see me when she grows up to realize daddy is a weird sob. Other dads watch football and talk about cars and work. My dad talks about high school life in a fictional cartoon setting...heheh.
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I wouldn't know either but I can imagine the general position you might feel or obligations to what you would want to see yourself choose. I think tis is more of something you'd have to find a general sense of pride in directing yourself towards for keeping your children's perspective in mind.
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I don't have children myself, nor have I ever looked after any children in my entire life.

But if there is one thing that working in a hospital patient caring setting has taught me, is that having children takes a lot of work. That's why I appreciate mothers even more, I see how much they suffer looking after the newborns... but at the same time it's heartwarming to see such natural love and nurture.


So imagine having a full time job + having children = no time for yourself or anything else, really.
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28 / M / Wisconsin
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I don't have any kids, but since I've been living at home, as well as my brother and his two kids, who are 3 and 6. I tend to watch my anime later in the night. Any anime, that I don't feel appropriate for them to see. I just watch when they go to bed.
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23 / M / Kaguya's Panties
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Well I'd never waste my time with marriage or making a family. But if I DID, I'd just watch what I felt like.
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Me and my kid will only know of WAR FILMS!
All that eichi stuff never really interested me and can live without it.
If anime; we'll watch gambling related, stealing related, killing related anime
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I watched Sailor Moon with my daughters years ago (what, late 80's, maybe?) and now watch stuff like Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet with their children. The same rule still applies: watch age-appropriate stuff with the kiddies and save the rest for when they are elsewhere or otherwise occupied.
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Being 17 I don't have a wife at all, nor do I plan of having kids, BUT I wouldn't be surprised if a relationship and having kids changes your outlook on things. The whole 7 girls harem thing might disappear as you grow dedicated to the idea of having one woman in your life who you cherish; that harem concept might then just seem wrong. If you've got an innocent child of your own flesh and blood to cherish and nurture, then yeah, your outlook on the whole lolicon thing is probably subject to change.

If I had kids, I'd definitely be sure to only get involved in the adult stuff in my own time, but I think it's natural for all the ecchi, or more lecherous enjoyments of some anime to die down once you settle down with a wife and kids. Honestly? I'd just continue watching what you want to watch, and since you say your ecchi habits are still there, then continue to watch it.

Don't try to be like the other stereotypical dads for the sake of being like them, be like them only if you want to be. If you don't, then continue with what YOU enjoy. You only live once, so don't even think of trying to waste it being someone you're not unless the thing you're interested in is severely problematic, causing health problems etc.

As a kid, most of the others were always interested in football or just sports in general, while I preferred videogames and anime. I never attempted to force myself to like football simply because I just don't like it. With kids, obviously parental responsibilites will require you to cut down in however much you watch, but if you're happy watching anime, no matter what kind it is, then do it. It might sound like the whole cheesy motivational malarkey but it's all very true.
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"Otaku family" sounds cute hehe
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My children really don't care for anime.My daughter in law manages a gaming store that sells anime,and loves Haibane Renmei.My grandchildren are enthusiastic Pokeman and Bakugan fans.My taste in anime hasn't changed a great deal in many years.
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hmm.. the dynamic in our house is a tad different. But mostly It's what times I watch the anime that's changed.
Family friendly anime (what a 10 and 12 year old could watch) during the day. (my daughter and I watch a lot of anime together, and my son sometimes watches with us.)
But if the theme is a bit too mature for my kids, and I'm interested in seeing it, I'll watch it after they've gone to bed.

I do react to anime a bit differently as a parent than I did before I had kids though. There are a lot of tween or teen protagonists in anime. I find myself yelling "what the heck are their parents doing?!" more often than I'd like to admit. lol
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52 / M / In
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Posted 2/15/14
both my girls are growen and in collage I never pressed anime on them
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