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Is there a culture that you have knowledge of, participate in, and or are interested in, that no one would know if you didn't tell them? This doesn't just apply to ethnic cultures. It could be the arts and anything else that has built a culture around itself.

I'd like to know when and why you became interested in the culture, and what you have done or wish to do in it. Also, I want to know if the culture has changed you as a person.



For me, it's Hip-Hop. I got into it when I was 14 through the South Korean Hip-Hop scene. At the time, my even younger ignorant self thought very lowly of the American Hip-Hop culture because of it's derogatory side. Korean Hip-Hop didn't really have that angle at the time. The genre was just being acknowledged in Korea around 2005-2006 so the music being produced around 2009-2010 was still fairly young and fresh. As I got older, I informed myself of Hip-Hop's history, and I started to really appreciate the genre as a whole. I eventually started dancing and writing lyrics for the fun of it. I even made shitty beats on garageband lol. I used to want to produce or write lyrics as a career, but now, I'm more focused on writing in general. I most likely won't contribute anything to the culture, but I'm ok with that. I really fell for the genre though, and to this day, I believe Hip-Hop has made me a more intelligent and open-minded person.



Just for the hell of it, here's a taste of K-Hip-Hop.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJmVPDPmHc4
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I remember going through this "AZN Pride-phase".. and Looord kill men now, throwing up the peace sign in pictures and all that. Today, now I'm socially diverse and my friends are all about the man-buns (top-knot), a well kept beard, big framed glasses, and a long sleeved torso. Ah! Forgot about a MacBook and Starbucks

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narutosonic330 wrote:

I remember going through this "AZN Pride-phase".. and Looord kill men now, throwing up the peace sign in pictures and all that. Today, now I'm socially diverse and my friends are all about the man-buns (top-knot), a well kept beard, big framed glasses, and a long sleeved torso. Ah! Forgot about a MacBook and Starbucks


I think a lot of Asian-Americans went through that phase when they were young haha. That man-bun look is not bad though. Can't rock it myself, but I feel it.
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Excluding anime (which in my case is basically stated without words by how I dress, let alone other matters), I'd say writing culture. Writers are rather interesting people and can range from a variation of backgrounds, creeds, and beliefs, but they all share a common love for the art.

Specifically, I look towards the fiction writing community, which is very present in the anime community funny enough, to meet fellow writers and analyze all kinds of pieces (including anime and other shows as well as mediums) for fun as well as to better our craft. Not all writers get along and with many personalities comes many kinds of interactions or experiences, but ultimately, I enjoy writers for their unique outlook on the world. A writer is innovative and inspired with the abstract and oftentimes has various interests ranging from all kinds of subjects and will often pursue these subjects for the sake of their writing. In simpler terms, many writers want to be a little bit of everything and fulfill this wish by writing about their interests while others simply write for fun to bring enjoyment and substance into their lives, although writers are not limited to only these reasons, naturally.

A writer also can be a great judge of character. By understanding critical archetypes, emotions, and expressions, writers can pick up subtleties while interacting with others and quickly piece their understanding of a person together though mere interaction. This is why I believe that writers are highly empathetic and can be the best people to talk to when troubled.

I can go on, but I believe I have made my point clear.
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Nightblade370 wrote:

Excluding anime (which in my case is basically stated without words by how I dress, let alone other matters), I'd say writing culture. Writers are rather interesting people and can range from a variation of backgrounds, creeds, and beliefs, but they all share a common love for the art.

Specifically, I look towards the fiction writing community, which is very present in the anime community funny enough, to meet fellow writers and analyze all kinds of pieces (including anime and other shows as well as mediums) for fun as well as to better our craft. Not all writers get along and with many personalities comes many kinds of interactions or experiences, but ultimately, I enjoy writers for their unique outlook on the world. A writer is innovative and inspired with the abstract and oftentimes has various interests ranging from all kinds of subjects and will often pursue these subjects for the sake of their writing. In simpler terms, many writers want to be a little bit of everything and fulfill this wish by writing about their interests while others simply write for fun to bring enjoyment and substance into their lives, although writers are not limited to only these reasons, naturally.

A writer also can be a great judge of character. By understanding critical archetypes, emotions, and expressions, writers can pick up subtleties while interacting with others and quickly piece their understanding of a person together though mere interaction. This is why I believe that writers are highly empathetic and can be the best people to talk to when troubled.

I can go on, but I believe I have made my point clear.


All of this. I agree with all of this. Although I've never had the chance to talk with a writing community, I do talk a lot with the writers in my family. I should probably get myself out there and have someone give me their take on what I've written, especially those in the anime community, since I'm sure our work is both partly inspired by anime.
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Nightblade370 wrote:

Excluding anime (which in my case is basically stated without words by how I dress, let alone other matters), I'd say writing culture. Writers are rather interesting people and can range from a variation of backgrounds, creeds, and beliefs, but they all share a common love for the art.

Specifically, I look towards the fiction writing community, which is very present in the anime community funny enough, to meet fellow writers and analyze all kinds of pieces (including anime and other shows as well as mediums) for fun as well as to better our craft. Not all writers get along and with many personalities comes many kinds of interactions or experiences, but ultimately, I enjoy writers for their unique outlook on the world. A writer is innovative and inspired with the abstract and oftentimes has various interests ranging from all kinds of subjects and will often pursue these subjects for the sake of their writing. In simpler terms, many writers want to be a little bit of everything and fulfill this wish by writing about their interests while others simply write for fun to bring enjoyment and substance into their lives, although writers are not limited to only these reasons, naturally.

A writer also can be a great judge of character. By understanding critical archetypes, emotions, and expressions, writers can pick up subtleties while interacting with others and quickly piece their understanding of a person together though mere interaction. This is why I believe that writers are highly empathetic and can be the best people to talk to when troubled.

I can go on, but I believe I have made my point clear.


Do you want write a short story or novel? Unfortunately, my love for writing is slowly dying which is mostly my fault.
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Nightblade370 wrote:

Excluding anime (which in my case is basically stated without words by how I dress, let alone other matters), I'd say writing culture. Writers are rather interesting people and can range from a variation of backgrounds, creeds, and beliefs, but they all share a common love for the art.

Specifically, I look towards the fiction writing community, which is very present in the anime community funny enough, to meet fellow writers and analyze all kinds of pieces (including anime and other shows as well as mediums) for fun as well as to better our craft. Not all writers get along and with many personalities comes many kinds of interactions or experiences, but ultimately, I enjoy writers for their unique outlook on the world. A writer is innovative and inspired with the abstract and oftentimes has various interests ranging from all kinds of subjects and will often pursue these subjects for the sake of their writing. In simpler terms, many writers want to be a little bit of everything and fulfill this wish by writing about their interests while others simply write for fun to bring enjoyment and substance into their lives, although writers are not limited to only these reasons, naturally.

A writer also can be a great judge of character. By understanding critical archetypes, emotions, and expressions, writers can pick up subtleties while interacting with others and quickly piece their understanding of a person together though mere interaction. This is why I believe that writers are highly empathetic and can be the best people to talk to when troubled.

I can go on, but I believe I have made my point clear.


Do you want write a short story or novel? Unfortunately, my love for writing is slowly dying which is mostly my fault.


Unfortunately, I don't get a lot of time to write these days (I'll have more in a few months, thankfully) so I've been practicing with fanfiction and the mandatory in-class essays I've been having to write. I have plenty of writing experience and plenty of ideas, so I'll likely start with short stories first like many authors so. Once I've got that down, I might write a novel, although I do want to go into animation as a writer as well.

How about you?
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I just jot down ideas without even starting to write the story.
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My longest anime fanfic went to around 27 chapters. That was more than 10 years ago when mailing lists were the forums of that time.
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No, I might enjoy certain aspects but my behavior or appearance is mostly appropriate to where I live. Should be said that clothing in general has incorporated more and more styles and refined them in to common apparel in first world countries.

I guess I find Japanese culture interesting but ultimately it kinda feels weird since it's not what I am used too. When I think about it, there is not really much that I do yearly that is very specific to where I live either. Meh
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Traditional Japanese style house.


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qualeshia3 wrote:



I just jot down ideas without even starting to write the story.


I'm currently writing 4 stories and continue to get ideas constantly and it's really annoying because I have no time! I've been doing creative writing since 2nd grade and writing novels (that have not been published yet) and songs sometimes too. I write humor/fantasy/action/romance/slice of life type stuff (usually a combo of those genres), and anime and books have influenced me a lot.

And I'm currently working on a psychology degree.. I'm good at giving advice-- especially romantic even though I've never been in a serious relationship lol

But I hope to have something published one day. If a really bad Twilight fanfiction can get published and my best friend can publish a novel too, then so can I! My teachers and people I've given my writing to have always complimented me. My grandpa is super creative: a great artist, writer, singer, and musician, but a little cuckoo. I got it from him, although art is less my thing Wish I could do manga at least... but I'm the writer. My friends are all amazing at art hilariously enough.

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Hm. I would say the writing community, as others have said already, and quite well too. Besides fan-fiction, I'm currently doing a few outlines for something down the line--if I ever get around to finishing the groundwork, that is.

Other than that... I'd say I'm open to learning about any culture, no matter what it is.
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What if I just came in here, and said I'm a part of 4chan culture.

Then, just left. Like the wind.
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I suppose wearing slippers with socks isn't "Normal" enough
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