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Posted 4/11/14
1. What is a weeaboo
2. Insults over the internet by people you'll never meet in real life, nor care for, shouldn't be taken seriously.

I usually think that people who has shitty lives try to make themselves feel better by putting others down. So live on, do your thing and enjoy yourself. Life's too short to worry about internet bad asses.
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Lemontitties wrote:


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


Terrible joke.


It's not supposed to make you die of laughter or anything..
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Posted 4/11/14

Spehss wrote:


It's not supposed to make you die of laughter or anything..


Joke: A thing that someone says to cause amusement or laughter

I did not laugh or was amused in the slightest. Terrible joke.
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Posted 4/11/14
I've been called one myself, mostly by people that are clueless about general behaviors.

1) Blending languages happens. Period. Modern English (whatever your region) is made up of a lot of non-English words.
2) People emulate what they hear or read: this isn't unique to fans of animé and manga and the Japanese language.
3) There's a difference between someone making things more complicated and less through assimilating terms from other languages.

If I want to talk about "love" in the English language, I have to add qualifiers, which is why you'll find people who have reason to discuss the various forms of "love" in more detail just using the Greek terms. "Schadenfreude" was an obscure German word when I was young, but thanks to shows like The Simpson's just referencing it once, its still not commonly used but its gone "mainstream"; someone not of German descent won't be called a "Germanophile" for using it.

I mean, considering the origin of the term "animé", this seems more than a little hypocritical. In the end, I find "weaboo" disturbing because its pretty clearly something designed to be use as an insult (not just a general designator) and because of a friend that got annoyed with me over a Japanese term I picked up because I found it less cumbersome than the English equivalent and I realized...

...he was responding to a past hurt. Some animé/manga fans had bullied him before, and they were the type that would insert such things into their speech, or at least were in that "phase" where "subs are superior and the only way to really experience the show!". Never mind its easy for this friend to come across as "Dubs are superior and the only way to experience the show!". Personally, I enjoy whatever is better or both if they are of good enough quality, to the point where now I have begun sampling the other language audio for some English programming.
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Posted 4/12/14
It's terrible and I'm glad I don't really see it used anymore.
Even though I'm really casual in my anime hobbies, I was so afraid for being judged as a weeaboo, afraid other people thought I was some creepy overzealous japanophile for liking animation, that even now I hide it. I go to a school, in a major where the majority of the people are not only fans of anime, but are even expected to have at least watch a handful of shows and certainly big name anime films, and I'll still try to cover up my artwork when drawing in a place I can't hide, so they won't judge me.
I know they won't judge me because I can chat up about fifty percent of the people here and they'll gladly engage in a conversation about anime styles, storytelling, the use of color in a certain work, or why they love a certain studio and it's obvious they've mused about it for a long time before. But that fear of being judged as a weeaboo from when I was still in middle school and high school doesn't go away, and I won't openly admit how much I love anime.
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Posted 4/12/14
When people call me names on the internet it really hurts my feelings and I don't like the word at all
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Posted 4/12/14

Lemontitties wrote:


Spehss wrote:


It's not supposed to make you die of laughter or anything..


Joke: A thing that someone says to cause amusement or laughter

I did not laugh or was amused in the slightest. Terrible joke.


So, this whole thread is actually happening? This isn't just some strange fever dream where someone goes out of their way to explain that 'chinese cartoons' isn't very much of a joke, even after this has already been admitted?
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Posted 4/12/14

Spehss wrote:


So, this whole thread is actually happening? This isn't just some strange fever dream where someone goes out of their way to explain that 'chinese cartoons' isn't very much of a joke, even after this has already been admitted?


My apologies.
Posted 4/12/14 , edited 4/12/14
I have some ideas on what it might be about. I wouldn't be surprised if someone Japanese came up with the word out of spite or contempt.
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Posted 4/12/14
What I feel about the term weaboo, is that whenever I see one its embarrassing, for myself. Seeing as how i used to be a bit of a weaboo before i matured, but never obnoxious or blatant about it. What I believe weaboo is someone who likes things just because they are japanese, usually just being fan boys for bleach/naruto/one piece. It should not be used as a term for those who like anime but for blind fanboys.
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Posted 4/12/14
lol Had to urban dictionary this...my god the definitions are making me die of a laughter a bit. I am assuming the term is still thrown around even if the anime watcher is not remotely close to that obsessive state? Actually would the better notion of weaboo be at the point where the obsession is actually disrespectful to the Japaneses culture?
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Posted 4/12/14
Better a weeaboo than a wigger or a douchebag...
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Posted 4/12/14
I despise the word, personally. Most people would say 'it's just a word, get over it' but it's one of those things were you eventually see it pop up so many times it's impossible for it to not be annoying.
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Posted 4/12/14

cay032692 wrote:

Actually would the better notion of weaboo be at the point where the obsession is actually disrespectful to the Japanese culture?


People of non-Japanese descent becoming obsessed with otaku life isn't disrespectful at all. I guess when they start thinking that they know the culture (not just pop culture but traditional as well) better and asserting it.. That's when it gets a bit disrespectful.

I've had one such person (obsessed with both types of Japanese culture) who moved to the same dorm in Kyoto, and he was so condescending that he tried teaching me what to do when I brought him to Kinkaku-ji. Neither of us are Buddhist, but I've learned from caretakers (who are Buddhist) when I was in elementary school; and he thought he had the right to teach me? And he wasn't even being nice about it! saying how an American person knows more about respect for culture.

I still didn't call him a "weeaboo," since I'm against that sort of thing, but I was really close to doing so.
What sucks even more is that my less-adamant, non-Japanese geek peers at the dorm were being called weeaboos by my friends..
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Posted 4/12/14

mcslave wrote:

The color equilivant of Cracka for whites being black.



I thought a white person trying to be black was a wigger??? And wasn't cracker the slang term for the white people that cracked the whip on plantations during the slavery age? (Can't think of the name for them.. foreman?)

And I've heard weeaboo but never new the meaning so I ignored it. I'm assuming its the same thing as wigger, just white trying to be Asian?
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