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In the closet Anime fans
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Posted 9/25/14 , edited 9/25/14
i let people know of my interest in anime, but it's not as if anime is my one and only interest and it's the only thing i talk about. i only ever talk vaguely/casually about it unless someone else is invested in what i have to say
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22 / M / Canada
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Most people know I watch anime, I don't hide it, I only talk about it if it comes up though.
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well no one ever asks about my hobbies so no one really knows XD
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29 / F / Chicagoland ~
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When I first was getting into anime (besides the few things I had seen when I was younger that I didn't know were 'anime', like Urusei Yatsura and that sort of stuff), I kept it quiet because I had already started working (at a bookstore) and I saw weebs and didn't want to associate with them. As I got more into it though, I wanted to make friends with people so eventually I opened up. Now everyone I knows knows I'm into it (which would be hard for them not to considering how much I post about new figures and things on my Facebook, where even my store manager is actually on my friendslist), but I'm just cautious about new people. I make sure that I don't let people know I'm into this or that until I know they're acceptable and not the immature-yelling-words-they-don't-understand sort.
Posted 9/25/14 , edited 9/25/14

AiYumega wrote:

People don't know me all that well.

I feel like I should sit my friends and family down,

"Mom, Dad, family and friends. There is something you should know. I have been living a lie for the past few years. I have hid a part of myself from you, and I want to come out to you now. I hope you can accept my lifestyle choices and still continue to love me.

I......I'm a weaboo."

I'll then only refer to myself as Shinichi-sama and ask them to prepare my bento for me on a daily basis.


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18 / M / Summoners Rift
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Posted 9/25/14 , edited 9/25/14
I used to hide my animes and stuff but then one day I realized I'd only meet people that liked animes like me if I expressed it
so... here I am today
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M / CA
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Posted 9/25/14 , edited 9/25/14
I use to hide it especially if I had a girlfriend because I didn't want to be looked down upon, or labeled as immature just because this is one of my favorite hobbies. Til this very day I am still a major fan of anime only at home; however, now my sisters are major fans and i have 1 friend who knows others seem to lack interest so, like some already said I also downplay my knowledge of anime but sometimes but it kinda makes me upset seeing/hearing that some people think that they are an anime fan just because they watched avatar the last air bender or so on and so forth.
but thats a different topic haha
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23 / F / the trash
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Posted 9/25/14
im in the closet to people who arent close to me bc most people ive met in school or through mutual friends were all so snobby and rude about anime that it literally turned me into a closet weeb. i said i liked Blue Exorcist and i got a five minute speech about how lame and stereotypical and blah blah blah so its just easier to keep it to myself and a few close friends.
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20 / M
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Posted 9/25/14
I wouldn't necessarily say I'm a closed anime fan, but I don't tell people that I like anime if they don't mention anything anime related.
Posted 9/25/14
It's become more stigmatized than being gay.
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20 / M / CA
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I am in the Anime Club in my school, that is our closet
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23 / M / Somewhere in rura...
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I am very quiet about being an anime fan, and IDK why. The only times it has ever ended negatively for me were with friends back home (one of which trolls me by referring to anime as "anima porn." I'm at college, and I swear, every time I go walking I see someone with a Death Note or AoT shirt, and I'm getting my roommate into Code Geass as I type this.
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Posted 9/25/14 , edited 10/11/14
I don't feel the need to advocate it, though as some have said if it does lead toward that way I don't mind.
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Posted 9/25/14 , edited 10/11/14
I'm too old to be "watching cartoons"

...and I don't want to spend time explaining to people why Japanese animation aren't always for kids

Last time my wife told someone I watch Japanese animation (at least she didn't use the word "cartoon") I kinda had a cow and told her not to tell people about my private hobbies.
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21 / M
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Posted 9/25/14
I used to not reveal my love for anime, but as I got older I stopped caring. I usually bring it up casually if someone asks me what I liked to do. I started talking about writing with a guy and he brought up how he tried drawing his own manga. Just bring it up casually and you'll be alright.
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