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Married with children...otaku family
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Posted 5/19/14

TheRealEscargotpudding wrote:

"Otaku family" sounds cute hehe


I was kinda hoping it would be a new sitcom or something
Posted 5/19/14 , edited 5/19/14
I grew up in an otaku family. My mom introduced me to anime and a little bit of comic books, and my dad introduced me to video games and A LOT of comic books. I feel like since I'm already getting my little sister into it, my family'll be the same way. if I start a family, that is.
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That seems like such a sweet situation...I can't even have Children. I wish I could...If so, Methinks one Day, I would eventually introduce them to Anime. Hopefully it would run in the Family. But...Pipe Dreams..

You can always adopt, even if you can't have biological children. I have 2 biological siblings & 5 adopted siblings. Adoption is great!


That's what People always tell Me, and Yeah I don't doubt that it's great and likewise very rewarding...I dunno, it's just that it kinda makes Me feel less of Myself, or whatever. I always wanted to be able to give My Parents Grandchildren. Just knowing that My Fathers lineage will come to an end with Me...My Brothers 41 and won't ever have any Children either...It just makes Me feel really sad. But like I said, I'm sure it is incredibly rewarding. Your Family sounds absolutely lovely.
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Posted 5/19/14
I can't say anything as a parent but if some of you guys are still embarrassed by this, let me say things from the perspective of a child.
I'd have loved it if my mom or dad was seriously into animation. If they could have played pretend with me as a kid pretending to be magical girls or giant robots together. Who would get excited about action figures with me and buy foam swords because they thought it was cool too. Or saw video games as more than a waste of time and money or a frivolous indulgence for when you're bored but don't want to use brainpower.
Or even better, if they could draw! Were I ten and my parents could draw cartoons, I'd brag about it to everyone. Everyone else has the football and barbecue dad, but look at me! My dad can draw Mulan! How cool I'd be, how special I'd feel. I remember being mildly jealous of a friend in middle school because her dad was completely the gamer dad and owned a PS3 and a ton of games, but she wasn't a gamer at all. What a wasted opportunity!

Indulge in your hobby. Submerge your child in what you love. It'll be cool later on anyway, like the Beatles, Dungeons and Dragons and computer programming.
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Posted 5/20/14
a family of anime watchers would be awesome
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Posted 5/20/14
I am a single father with a two-year-old daughter. She started out watching things like Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam and some shows that were airing that season when she was three-months-old. Zeta Gundam actually held her attention, I have all sorts of videos on my Facebook of her glued to the TV for whole episodes at a time. Nowadays, she will run up to me and say things like, "Want watch-y anime with daddy!!" She can tell the difference between her Disney cartoons and anime, as well; whenever she sees anime-style drawing she shouts, "ANIME!!!" She knows all of her American cartoons, too, mind you, but she will say the name of those particular shows. To her, anything that looks like anime is anime. Still, the fact that she can distinguish is impressive enough on its own.

The one thing that really wow'd me was when she saw a pair of these folded up and sitting on my desk. She took one look at them and started going, "Anime glasses! Anime glasses! Daddy anime glasses!" They had been just sitting on my desk for about 2-3 months and I never actually showed them to her or told her what they were. She knew, though. Made her old man proud, she did! She wore them around for probably a good 10-15 minutes.
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Posted 5/20/14
Kids these days
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Well children shouldn't affect your own personal interests in all fairness. You know if you wanted to watch anime with the family you could choose family oriented series like the good old Ghibli movies or some daytime TV hero or slice of life series.

Personally I've always detested fanservice, loli, ecchi, harem and other bullshit series in those genre anyway, even when I was a kid. It just never interested me, but the violent and other adult anime did growing up and still does which obviously should not be shown with the kids.

Just think of anime as you would a regular movie. The only sad thing is that the creepy loli/fanservice stuff does not come with a 15 or 18 label certificate. If I caught my kids watching that it would be more of a "son/daughter I am disappoint" scenario.

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Posted 5/20/14
Upon first reading this, the first thing I though of was the TV show Married With Children. Then I continued to read and realized it was not lol.
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Posted 5/24/14
I walk into my son's room, tell him it's time bath time. Immediate shut down of whatever streaming app he's watching on Roku. Unfortunately for him, a huge "CRUNCHYROLL" logo pops up. I run straight to my open browser, pop up my CR viewing history...

My 8 year old is watching Witch Craft Works.
I don't know how I'm supposed to feel right now.
I'm so conflicted.

Real otaku parent problems right here, folks.
He marathoned the entire show in one night..
Get on my level.
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Well my hubby and I are childless at the moment. I doubt having a family would stop us from being "otaku."
Although when we do have kids my figures, and gundams would have to be out of their reach... and my extensive collection of yaoi... My husband laughs at my yaoi addiction.. he even buys me it :3 but yeah once we start a family I'll have to withdraw from my yaoi love. or just secretly embrace it.
Posted 5/25/14
My kid learned to read really fast so he could read the subtitles.. I remember doing the same thing when I was taken to see Dances with Wolves at a really young age. In 4th grade and tests out at a 9th grade reading level =p.
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Posted 5/25/14

Mcotson wrote:

Upon first reading this, the first thing I though of was the TV show Married With Children. Then I continued to read and realized it was not lol.


I thought that too. XDDD

But anyway, I'm not married but I hopefully will be able to adopt children one day. I know I am gonna show them lots of anime. I guess the right kind of anime is ones with lots of action or slice of life? Try being in the child's place and think if they would be scared or not "safe" in their eyes.
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Posted 5/25/14

EvilBunnyFluff wrote:

I walk into my son's room, tell him it's time bath time. Immediate shut down of whatever streaming app he's watching on Roku. Unfortunately for him, a huge "CRUNCHYROLL" logo pops up. I run straight to my open browser, pop up my CR viewing history...

My 8 year old is watching Witch Craft Works.
I don't know how I'm supposed to feel right now.
I'm so conflicted.

Real otaku parent problems right here, folks.
He marathoned the entire show in one night..
Get on my level.


so what did you do??
Posted 5/25/14
wow... Witch Craft Works is tame.... there are sooo many other things on there your kid could watch which is worse
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