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Waifus and Art and Obsession
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Posted 10/28/14 , edited 10/28/14

DeadlyOats wrote:

Point, well made. Crazy weirdo's don't know they're crazy weirdo's. They don't understand why we trip just cause they had some fun choking someone to death, then eating parts of 'em....



Choking? Death? I eat my people alive.
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aListers wrote:

We as otaku are obsessed by definition. I put it down to lifestyles and a glitch in the brain...


We're no more glitchy than adults who are obsessed with any number of other obsessions, like fantasy league games, football, or following The Kardashians. As long as you're not a hoarder, I can hardly see where collecting DVDs, random tchotchkes and whatever else you enjoy is a glitch. The only difference between collecting anime stuff and things like sports memorabilia is that the latter is considered more socially acceptable.

My advice would be to stop worrying about what others feel about things you're passionate about. I'm an adult woman who happily embraces her quirkiness, and yes, I have anime tchotchkes on my desk at work. And I see nothing wrong with it.



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Posted 10/28/14 , edited 10/29/14

Akage-chan wrote:


aListers wrote:

We as otaku are obsessed by definition. I put it down to lifestyles and a glitch in the brain...


We're no more glitchy than adults who are obsessed with any number of other obsessions, like fantasy league games, football, or following The Kardashians. As long as you're not a hoarder, I can hardly see where collecting DVDs, random tchotchkes and whatever else you enjoy is a glitch. The only difference between collecting anime stuff and things like sports memorabilia is that the latter is considered more socially acceptable.

My advice would be to stop worrying about what others feel about things you're passionate about. I'm an adult woman who happily embraces her quirkiness, and yes, I have anime tchotchkes on my desk at work. And I see nothing wrong with it.





That was my point.
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Akage-chan, i like her
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People get too emotionally attached to characters. Plus fanservice. A waifu can't leave you.
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Why is this a thing? Why are waifus a thing?

Personally for me... and my actual 3d real wife... our waifus are characters we both look up to as inspirations and as characters we find attractive. The characters have something we lack, or look up to; an innocence, moral strength, dedication, optimism, whatever. Or even a situation that the waifu (or husbando!) is put into that deeply affects us on a personal level. There could be many reasons. But being cute & hot helps too.

If this hobby was different, you could call them Muses as in the creative inspiration sense.
But being inspired and touched by a character is as old as stories themselves. Now we just have a different word for it.
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www.youtube.com/watch?v=_YtwPPsBKGQ

Just gonna leave this here...
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Posted 10/29/14 , edited 10/29/14

Angerudusto wrote:

Because sexualized media doesn't cause men to treat women like objects. It causes men to treat objects (i.e. drawings of pretty girls) as women.


I laughed.

I don't really "get it" when it comes to waifus, but I guess it's a fun thought exercise to decide what anime character is their type. Ah, Weiss, you're just like all of my ex-girlfriends, only RICH!
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