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Posted 4/11/14 , edited 4/11/14

qualeshia3 wrote:

Is saying "weeaboo" nicer than saying "Japanophile"?

I wonder. *starts thinking*


No, because if you're a Japanophile, you're into the culture, the people, pretty much everything, in which case: you're like Marty Friedman, former guitarist from Megadeth. In which case: you've probably studied the language, slept with some of their women/men (depending on how you roll), and other culturally relevant subjects, in which case; congratulations, because you have motivation... and you're being compared to Marty Friedman, who used to do drugs with Dangerous (and now apparently insane) Dave Mustaine; which isn't exactly a bad thing, so... go you!
But I digress...
If you're a weaboo, you're obsessed with manga and anime; think all of Japan is Akihabara (or some other part of Tokyo); you insert random Japanese grammar conventions into English sentences without even bothering to learn the correct usages; you overlook their history of xenophobia (and war crimes by extension), you probably cosplay; likely poorly, your only subjects of knowledge are almost certainly anime/manga, Japanese-produced video games, a very up-to-date awareness of Japanese pop culture (too bad that'll never be a category on Jeopardy), and as a weaboo; you are much more likely to have little social interaction with people who are not weaboos, with the exception of your immediate family; and as a result of that social isolation, you are have a higher mathematical probability of having a negative self-image, along with emotional/psychological/psychiatric disorders. Also, you probably spend almost all of your time in front of a screen, which would cause you to have less Vitamin D than you would if you went outside every now and again like a normal person.

Moral of the story is: If you're a Japanophile, you have some legitimate interest in Japanese culture with a desire to learn more, be it academic, aesthetic, or them just being far away.
If you're a weaboo, you have an unhealthy obsession which isn't based in reality, and you need to step back. Weaboos can start off as Japanophiles, but too much exposure/free time with an internet connection can quickly change that.

And yes, I do mean to step on the toes of any and all of those 'oh-so-sensitive' weaboos.
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Posted 4/11/14 , edited 4/11/14

Phersu wrote:

We a' boo you. We boo you. Wee a boo you.


We abhor you.

Close enough
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Never been called one, don't know what it is, don't care either. I'm not sensitive enough to be offended by a word.
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Glad to see there is a different and thank you.
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n1ghtingale wrote:


qualeshia3 wrote:

Is saying "weeaboo" nicer than saying "Japanophile"?

I wonder. *starts thinking*


No, because if you're a Japanophile, you're into the culture, the people, pretty much everything, in which case: you're like Marty Friedman, former guitarist from Megadeth. In which case: you've probably studied the language, slept with some of their women/men (depending on how you roll), and other culturally relevant subjects, in which case; congratulations, because you have motivation... and you're being compared to Marty Friedman, who used to do drugs with Dangerous (and now apparently insane) Dave Mustaine; which isn't exactly a bad thing, so... go you!
But I digress...
If you're a weaboo, you're obsessed with manga and anime; think all of Japan is Akihabara (or some other part of Tokyo); you insert random Japanese grammar conventions into English sentences without even bothering to learn the correct usages; you overlook their history of xenophobia (and war crimes by extension), you probably cosplay; likely poorly, your only subjects of knowledge are almost certainly anime/manga, Japanese-produced video games, a very up-to-date awareness of Japanese pop culture (too bad that'll never be a category on Jeopardy), and as a weaboo; you are much more likely to have little social interaction with people who are not weaboos, with the exception of your immediate family; and as a result of that social isolation, you are have a higher mathematical probability of having a negative self-image, along with emotional/psychological/psychiatric disorders. Also, you probably spend almost all of your time in front of a screen, which would cause you to have less Vitamin D than you would if you went outside every now and again like a normal person.

Moral of the story is: If you're a Japanophile, you have some legitimate interest in Japanese culture with a desire to learn more, be it academic, aesthetic, or them just being far away.
If you're a weaboo, you have an unhealthy obsession which isn't based in reality, and you need to step back. Weaboos can start off as Japanophiles, but too much exposure/free time with an internet connection can quickly change that.

And yes, I do mean to step on the toes of any and all of those 'oh-so-sensitive' weaboos.


On point with that one.
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I thought the word was some kind of odd fish. Now that I know I pretty much giggle when I hear or read the word it's pretty funny.
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I call my nerd friends and acquaintances weebs and anime chinese cartoons. Getting worried over a few words is just indescribably dumb, and I don't know if hardly anyone but weebs actually even know about that word anyway..
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Spehss wrote:

I call my nerd friends and acquaintances weebs and anime chinese cartoons. Getting worried over a few words is just indescribably dumb, and I don't know if hardly anyone but weebs actually even know about that word anyway..


I do believe Anime is Japanese...
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kaptainkooleio wrote:

Weeaboo means you act and speak as if your Japanese even though you most definitely are not.

And in all honesty its pretty annoying. I love anime and Manga in all of its holiness but there's a fine line in the sentences

"I love anime and manga" and "I love anime so much its so sugoi~desu. you should totally check out kawaii series like Naruto and Bleach kun-chan :3.Nyan Nyan Nyan"

I just don't like when people mix and mash languages together. Its ANNOYING!!!!!!


I have nothing against Bleach and Naruto, just examples


Hi. I'm learning how to read and speak Japanese because I plan to go there as a teacher. Do call me a weeaboo.


Do you speak English while mixing in Japanese in an attempt to seem cute? If so, then please stop, weeaboo.
Posted 4/11/14

Lemontitties wrote:


Spehss wrote:

I call my nerd friends and acquaintances weebs and anime chinese cartoons. Getting worried over a few words is just indescribably dumb, and I don't know if hardly anyone but weebs actually even know about that word anyway..


I do believe Anime is Japanese...


There is the other split. Do consider anime a style of animation or more of a brand... something only made in Japan.
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chamilliongames wrote:

I just wanna know opinions on this word. It seems its so loosely used now it just feels like a way to make people feel bad for just simply watching anime. So I wanna know, how do you feel about the word "weeaboo"?


It's a term that has its uses for shaming people who obsess too much over anime. It's legit in my book.
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Lemontitties wrote:


Spehss wrote:

I call my nerd friends and acquaintances weebs and anime chinese cartoons. Getting worried over a few words is just indescribably dumb, and I don't know if hardly anyone but weebs actually even know about that word anyway..


I do believe Anime is Japanese...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xECUrlnXCqk
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Oh, so I was being insulted. Maybe next time I'll catch on. Meanwhile, if those saying "weeaboo" are familiar enough with anime/otaku tendencies to know and use an insult specific to anime/otaku tendencies, doesn't that mean that they might be overly close themselves. . .
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Spehss wrote:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xECUrlnXCqk


Terrible joke.
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This damn word. Seriously in my opinion the internet and its inhabitants can create some pretty mean downright evil things, truthfully I really dislike the word "weeaboo" but its a made up internet term that shouldn't be taken to heart.
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