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Post Reply Why are people positive about being called an Otaku?
Posted 5/28/15

kimchino wrote:
saying "im proud to be a weeaboo" is like saying you're not proud of the way you were born.
weeaboos tend to learn japanese from the anime they watch, so when they do try to speak it, they make themselves look like complete fools.


imo it's like wearing those "im with stupid" shirts but the arrow is pointing to yourself.

& lol that is true. Especially when they use one or two Japanese words in a sentence then the rest is in English.
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*Jock voice* I'm gonna beat up & shove you fuckin nerds into a locker.
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Same as being "nerdy" in the US. It went from a bad term to a fun term.


Says the nerd


I am like 0% of a nerd at all. And
People like this --

I don't call myself a nerd, thats what Im trying to say.




In my case of nerd-dom I'm honest about it. I say it to explain and leave it at that. The whole 'nerdier than thou" arguements tho...yeah, those are just exercises in retardation.
Posted 5/28/15

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imo it's like wearing those "im with stupid" shirts but the arrow is pointing to yourself.

& lol that is true. Especially when they use one or two Japanese words in a sentence then the rest is in English.


this video, case closed lol https://youtu.be/OFQQALduhzA?t=28s
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if you have a favorite anime and you like it so much that you buy merch from it, your technically an Otaku. Japanese people say it and they say it in a negative way. but Still its used to describe people that have interest in something.

I hate when people say its like wearing a im stupid shirt. Or people who act like they are japanese and say it like the japanese say it.

Its cool to be a geek or nerd now. so saying its cool to be an otaku is fine too.

You people just have issues and need to move on and let people be who they want to be.

Stop acting like your on another level of being an anime fan. stop judging , its none of your business.
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Posted 5/28/15
Because the western meaning of Otaku has a different connotation as the term Otaku in Japan.

An Otaku is someone who is simply extremely dedicated to a specific hobby, however it can also be used in a demeaning way by non otaku's.

When an Otaku calls himself an Otaku, its usually out of pride of being a dedicated fan of a specific hobby, unlike when its used by a non otaku in a demeaning way.
Posted 5/28/15

kimchino wrote:


anzn wrote:

imo it's like wearing those "im with stupid" shirts but the arrow is pointing to yourself.

& lol that is true. Especially when they use one or two Japanese words in a sentence then the rest is in English.


this video, case closed lol https://youtu.be/OFQQALduhzA?t=28s


FilthyFrank has no chill in this video & I love it.
Discussion is over. This is all we need to know.
Posted 5/28/15

anzn wrote:


kimchino wrote:


anzn wrote:

imo it's like wearing those "im with stupid" shirts but the arrow is pointing to yourself.

& lol that is true. Especially when they use one or two Japanese words in a sentence then the rest is in English.


this video, case closed lol https://youtu.be/OFQQALduhzA?t=28s


FilthyFrank has no chill in this video & I love it.
Discussion is over. This is all we need to know.


franku never has chill lmao
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I'm assuming you mean when someone's using the term in a degrading fashion, like how nerd used to be used. Well, honestly I can pull from popular nerd culture as to why people would use take it in a positive sense.

"Let them see that their words can cut you and you'll never be free of the mockery. If they want to give you a name take it and make it your own. Then they can't hurt you with it anymore." -Tyrion from Game of Thrones... AKA, the best dwarf ever.
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Posted 5/28/15
I'd rather otaku be positive and happy then to be depressed and sheltered.
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Posted 5/28/15

anzn wrote:

*Jock voice* I'm gonna beat up & shove you fuckin nerds into a locker.


thank god
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Posted 5/28/15 , edited 5/28/15

AiYumega wrote:

Same as being "nerdy" in the US. It went from a bad term to a fun term.


More like "Geek", in that it went from a generic term of freakdom to a specific term for someone who encyclopedically studies his cult passion.

Basically, we DON'T have the same stigma that caused the Japanese to coin the term in the first place:
The word's Japanese meaning is "Home recluse", ie. pathetic NEET loser, which is what the Japanese automatically assume anyone who still watches "kiddy cartoons" must be...Made even worse by the infamous molester/serial-murder case who turned out to be (gasp!) a horny anime fan.
Pile that association with the "Playing with action figures? What are you, in fourth grade?" association, caused by Japanese social pressure to mature, achieve and succeed, and the pecking order of social insecurity starts becoming lethal.

In the US, we're crazy enough to watch any danged cartoon we want to, even to the point that Chuck Jones cartoons are quoted in common parlance. (Pronoun trouble.)
Therefore, we don't have the negative social pressure to think any anime fan is a pathetic girl-phobic slackabout, and we concentrate on the anime itself.

In "Nodame Cantabile: Paris", we see a French student proclaiming himself a "Western otaku" of Nodame's favorite Puri-Gorota series (of course it's a thinly-disguised Doraemon, what else would "childish" anime fans still watch in their adult years when they should be being responsible? ). Nodame shows up, sees Puri-Gorota in French, and is immediately glued to the set, learning French from being able to recite the episode from memory.
The French student is immediately mortified for life--THAT'S a Japanese otaku. (Take that, deluded white devils!)
Posted 5/28/15

kimchino wrote:


anzn wrote:


kimchino wrote:


anzn wrote:

imo it's like wearing those "im with stupid" shirts but the arrow is pointing to yourself.

& lol that is true. Especially when they use one or two Japanese words in a sentence then the rest is in English.


this video, case closed lol https://youtu.be/OFQQALduhzA?t=28s


FilthyFrank has no chill in this video & I love it.
Discussion is over. This is all we need to know.


franku never has chill lmao

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Posted 5/28/15


That was irrelevant.
Stop crying about women on every single thread on here.
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