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Post Reply An otaku's mom, helps him out with his hobby
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Posted 3/13/15 , edited 5/7/16

The tricky thing about social media is that announcing your passions to the world, by its nature, means you’re also announcing them to relatives and acquaintances you’d maybe rather keep in the dark regarding some of your more unusual pastimes. That’s why Twitter user Shitaraki Kongo set up his account and does his tweeting in a way that he hopes will obscure his true identity.

Nevertheless, his mom eventually managed to tie her son to the account, and his secret was revealed. That Kongo is an anime fan isn’t such a big deal, and given the current trends in the industry, the fact that he’s enjoying high school idol series Love Live! probably wasn’t a huge shock

Kongo is on the fringe of even otaku culture, though, as he’s also really into collecting posable dolls and dressing them up like the Love Live! cast. Odds are he was feeling pretty awkward when his mother discovered all this, but instead of disowning him out of embarrassment, dear old Mom instead grabbed a needle and made some new threads for her son’s anime crushes.


http://en.rocketnews24.com/2015/03/14/otakus-mom-find-out-about-his-anime-doll-obsession-sews-a-set-of-love-live-costumes-for-them/
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That doesn't sound that unusual. Moms love their kids and would do almost anything for them.
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don't disown your kids, embarrass them to death
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Ok.
Posted 3/13/15 , edited 5/7/16
I know a lot of parents that are very strict and old fashion, especially when it comes to the son. I know more than a few that would of gone, "oh great my son is now into playing with dolls". The fact that the mom, not only didn't care she helped with making some new threads for them. Thats one cool mom in my book.
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threetrees wrote:

don't disown your kids, embarrass them to death


for being 17, you know an awful lot of parenting secrets....



The tricky thing about social media is that announcing your passions to the world, by its nature, means you’re also announcing them to relatives and acquaintances you’d maybe rather keep in the dark regarding some of your more unusual pastimes.


"that's why I don't post (insert your own horrific, sexually perverse hobby) on facebook"
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serifsansserif wrote:

"that's why I don't post (insert your own horrific, sexually perverse hobby) on facebook"


Better yet don't even have a facebook.
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Shrapnel893 wrote:


serifsansserif wrote:

"that's why I don't post (insert your own horrific, sexually perverse hobby) on facebook"


Better yet don't even have a facebook.




i really am afraid of your secrets....
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serifsansserif wrote:


threetrees wrote:

don't disown your kids, embarrass them to death


for being 17, you know an awful lot of parenting secrets....



i babysit
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serifsansserif wrote:

i really am afraid of your secrets....


What of your secrets, hmm?

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Shrapnel893 wrote:


serifsansserif wrote:

i really am afraid of your secrets....


What of your secrets, hmm?



I have no secrets. Only half truths and lies. And those involve other parties that are far more afraid of the truth getting out than I...

puppets are goooooood.....
Posted 3/13/15
do these otakus have any other fav anime besides Love Live?

it feels like every news story about anime and otaku, this love live show comes up all the time, what's the big deal?



some sort of conspiracy to promote this boring ass show or something
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She's a good mother for being understanding towards her son's hobbies, and even participating in them with him. But if he was using the twitter anonymously, it was probably for a reason... Although he's probably gotten a bump in followers because of this article and probably enjoys the newfound attention.
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Posted 3/13/15
Good for them! Oh, I wish my mom would sew me cosplay~ ;c
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GayAsianBoy wrote:

do these otakus have any other fav anime besides Love Live?

it feels like every news story about anime and otaku, this love live show comes up all the time, what's the big deal?



some sort of conspiracy to promote this boring ass show or something


I think it's like Free but for guys (straight)
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