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Posted 11/20/14 , edited 11/20/14

tridragon1 wrote:

I personally find them disgusting and weird

Shhhh do you know how many weebs are on this site??
Posted 11/20/14 , edited 11/20/14
I don't think its a bad thing any more than being a geek or nerd is a bad thing In that case, you are criticized for being smart.. And making distinctions like otakus, fujoshi, weeaboo, or lolicons arbitrarily since most people like something from a genre they usually dont watch is unnecessary. I agree with qualeshia anime fan is fine with me.
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Posted 11/20/14
idk but in my head i pronounce it "wee-bah-woo" idk why this
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Posted 11/20/14 , edited 11/20/14
It's fucking tiresome and rude.
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Posted 11/20/14
I don't care about them and personally I think no one should care. If you dislike it just ignore them. Their behavior doesn't hurt anybody. Being unable to accept others for being different, classifying them according to their differences, and finding their differences distasteful is exactly what's wrong with the world. So called "weaboos" aren't weird or crazy, they're just fascinated by something.

Also, there is nothing wrong with pursuing or partaking in another culture. It happens all the time. It's very common for someone to be unhappy where they are and find joy somewhere else. So if saying Itadakimasu makes them happy, just leave them alone and go about your business.

Also, how do you know they are totally trying to convert to being Japanese? Behaviors are learned, even from television, so saying Japanese words randomly will happen if you expose yourself to it enough. I lived in Denmark for one month, haven't been there for almost 10 years, nor spoken the language since yet I still say Nej (their word for no) inadvertently instead of no sometimes.

Plus, anyone who is a serious fan of anything that isn't common amongst their demographic will be judged. People make fun of anybody for liking anime, weaboo or not. Anime is considered a geeky thing and geeks are always put down. Japanese anime fans also face scrutiny in their country. I don't judge weaboos because that'll make me no different than the people who make fun of anime fans in general.
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Posted 11/20/14 , edited 11/20/14
Oh, and I forgot. There are non-Americans who try to emulate American culture even though they never set foot in the United States. I personally know a few. I know many Japanese, a Korean, and an Italian who have never been here in the states yet wish they were American, and have abandoned their culture. They own a US flag, use English words incorrectly, and wear American apparel, They watch Hollywood movies and TV shows then think that the US is a utopia where everyone is slim, beautiful, happy, and rich. Any American can tell you that that is not true.

How do you feel about that? Or is it ok because " 'merica!"

Also, I know Asians who are excited to meet foreigners interested in their culture. Some don't care but there are actually those happy about. And I know dozens of Asians from college and travels.
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Posted 12/19/14
The Japanese are the same in a way, so weaboos are no problem for me.
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Posted 12/19/14 , edited 12/19/14
If you live in America, act by their culture, if you live in Japan, live by their culture. That simple. Don't get me wrong, you can appreciate another culture but the second you try to become a part of another culture you know you have a problem.

On the other hand, all anime watchers start to do/say more and more Japanese things daily. I guess we all have a little bit a weeaboo in us.
Posted 12/19/14
I don't care, we have freedom of association. If someone does something I don't like, I can usually or ignore them.
Also, we all probably have mannerisms that annoy someone else. Honestly, I have better things to do than worry about someone
else's obsessions.

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Posted 12/19/14
Dude just let people enjoy what they like......... Why should anyone care that much?
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Posted 12/21/14 , edited 12/21/14
Oh, i remember, I made this thread once.

Weeaboos are only bothersome to me if they directly affect me or start squealing loudly and weebily to the point of where it irritates me. Or secondarily, if they defile something I love. I'd rather not hear high pitched cat killing noises of "KAWAIIEH" every time I go to an anime store or manga section. There's a difference between letting people like what they like, and them affecting other people by annoyingly liking what they like. There have been quite a few reported cases of weebs being total sexual harassers often to the same sex wanting to participate in 'yaoi' and 'yuri'. That kind of touching, or at least, hearing about it, doesn't make me any more comfortable around weaboos.
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Posted 2/3/15
I don't care about them but it's annoying
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Posted 2/3/15
Got no problems with them, but I do wish they'd go to Japan someday and see what that country is really about, at least the one's obsessed with anime and manga. Anime and all that stuff are like comics here, and treated as such. You won't be seein Japanese people act like those you see in anime, most of them anyway, even if you go to Akiba. They also won't be all that amazed by you being black/white or whatever, it's 2015 man.
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Posted 2/3/15
The Japanese culture and language is like any other culture in the world. They are wonderful to learn, actually I've gone to certain anime stores in the past to buy things and I've encountered a lot of people that everyone identifies as "weaboos", I just ignore them since I'm no one to judge them. Their are people in different countries that resent their own ethnics/culture and act like their from a different culture (as statement by some people in earlier posts).
Posted 2/3/15
I've come across many obsessed 'weeaboos' in my lifetime and I find them somewhat out of touch with reality. I don't think any people or culture in the world is worth going gaga over.
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