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Filthy Casuals
Posted 3/7/15 , edited 3/8/15
Im sure everyone knows the term "filthy casual" and what it entails.

In the gaming sense, it's defined as --



In our sense, the anime/manga sense, It's a derogatory term used to describe someone who is a casual fan. There's a sense that if you only watch the Big 3 of anime (One Piece, Naruto, Bleach), or if you watch dubbed, you're a filthy casual.

In some ways, this attitude annoys me. A lot. But I understand the idea of "casual" being bad to people who are.more dedicated to these things than others. I get that. But not everyone is on the same level of fandom.

I've seen people be harassed because they said they only like dubbed anime, didnt call Naruto "Na-Lu-To", or don't call anime by their Japanese names.

I see no reason as why to someone who doesn't call it " Ore no Nōnai Sentakushi ga, Gakuen Rabu Kome o Zenryoku de Jama Shiteiru" is a filthy casual. The English title is easier to understand if you speak English, which, most of us do.

So in all, the things that I'd say I hate about this attitude is--

1. You don't necessarily need to be quote, "an otaku", unquote. You can enjoy anime the same as you would enjoy films, where it's an occasional thing you watch, when you have free time or you want to watch something.

2. Not every anime watcher is interested in reading subtitles and listening to a foreign language they don't understand. I don't watch dubbed anime, but that doesn't mean no one should. There's good and bad to it.

3. Different people like things differently. Each person can like and adhere to a hobby as they want. At the end of the day, anime and manga is just entertainment, and in that there's different ways to enjoy it.




So. What are your thoughts on this?
Posted 3/7/15
*OP doesn't watch the Big 3*
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Posted 3/7/15 , edited 3/7/15
Haters gonna hate. Tell 'em to eat a dick and then go on with your day.
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Haters gonna hate. Tell 'em to eat a dick and then go on with your day.


they hate us because they ain't us
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Posted 3/7/15 , edited 3/7/15
The cool thing about the Crunchyroll forums is that this is pretty much a judgement free zone.
Posted 3/7/15

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The cool thing about the Crunchyroll forums is that this is pretty much a judgement free zone.


Yeah it is for the most part, which is why I love it here. But other forums are not as nice at all lol
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The problem you are facing internally is that you don't understand. Thats human behavior ussually brought about by being ignorant and quick to post something hatefull. Age, sex, location are usually the relevant factors in those posts mixed with bad parenting. Bad parenting means that this person posted something without a second thought as how people might take it. We live in a careless world :/ .... Internet just an outlet without consequences.

Sad part is that even if its just digital if affects everyone.
Posted 3/7/15

bruce83 wrote:

The problem you are facing internally is that you don't understand. Thats human behavior ussually brought about by being ignorant and quick to post something hatefull. Age, sex, location are usually the relevant factors in those posts mixed with bad parenting. Bad parenting means that this person posted something without a second thought as how people might take it. We live in a careless world :/ .... Internet just an outlet without consequences.

Sad part is that even if its just digital if affects everyone.


What?
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Posted 3/7/15 , edited 3/7/15
otaku doesn't exactly have a positive connotation, by the by...
Posted 3/7/15
You obviously need to have sex.
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I remember the first time I heard the term. It was about 2 yrs after I started playing Ultima Online (it was replaced by the term "Carebear" once World of Warcraft came along). It was actually a funny instance. I was a PvPer originally but once Ultima Online opened it's "Trammel" shards (Limited PvP shards) (changing the original shards to the term "Felluca" shards which allowed non-consensual PvP), I decided to open a shop on Trammel where all the population was despite living on the Felluca side of the World. I actually was out mining to get ore to make a blacksmith shoppe when a guy cornered me in a cave and attacked me. I proceeded to shatter his weapon and armor and kill him. Then I was kind enough to ressurect him. Waht did he say? "How did you ever beat me! You're just a casual?!?!?". My answer was simple "A casual at one thing may just have other things he or she may be better at". The funny part was he had no clue what I was saying despite the fact I didn't call him a filthy pk'er (player killer) or harbor any ill will.

I never judge a person as a newbie in one aspect of his life because the odds are he/she's a veteran in other aspects of that same life ;). I've known anime newbies who could school me when in comes to football, hockey, science or even cooking (he was a chef at the restaurant I worked). I give anyone who is a newbie at something great credit. Many out there have pre-conceived notions and keep away from something like anime considering it something just for "geeks and freaks". When someone looks past that stereotype to see what they could possibly be missing or why it interests thier friends they deserve credit not disdain.
Posted 3/7/15
Really doesn't matter if someone is into every genre of anime or just the big Shounen Jumps. Likewise for games so what if someone isn't a hardcore gamer. Life is too short to worry about things like that. Enjoy what you enjoy with the people that enjoy it and move on.
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Log0 wrote:

You obviously need to have sex.


Who me?
Posted 3/7/15

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Log0 wrote:

You obviously need to have sex.


Who me?


Yes. I just found the proof.
Posted 3/7/15


Im confused, man.
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