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Post Reply Have you ever entered the 'weeaboo phase'?
Posted 7/3/15
Nope, have not.
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Posted 7/3/15 , edited 7/3/15
Yup... In seventh grade. It was obnoxious, but I'm sure I wasn't the type to actually think Japan is the holy land or something. I did try to learn Japanese for a little, but only because it interested me in how it sounded.
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Ah, so you think weeabooism is your ally. Well, you merely adopted weebooism. I was born in it. Molded by it.

Well, not really. I'm Taiwanese to begin with and we have a very good relationship with Japan. My grandma was raised by Japanese and strongly influenced by them. My grandma is my adoptive mother and raised me since I was half a year old. No doubt her values have rubbed off on me. I've met Japanese people who told me I am more Japanese than them, which is hilarious since I don't really speak Japanese. Must be the mannerisms and the home decor. So far, I've dated mostly Taiwanese and Japanese girls, too. We just have way more in common. I find that a lot of American girls have entitlement issues and are prone to outbursts, and I consider myself more Asian than American.

I don't go around wearing anime gear and spending entire paychecks on anime merchandise. I actually don't even watch much to begin with. I keep up with one or two series per season, usually. I do have a deep appreciation for Japanese and Taiwanese culture since those are essentially my own. I only buy Japanese or Taiwanese things if I can help it. Japanese quality is unbeatable, and Taiwanese recipes have been passed down for generations.
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Posted 7/3/15
Never hit any sort of phase like that... Didn't really get into anime until like a year or two ago, and even since then I haven't viewed Japan as anything more special than another culture and place. Each perspective has something of value, whether it is American, Japanese, German, Russian, Ethiopian, Brazilian or anything else.

I've been called a weeaboo maybe once by a friend of mine (jokingly, I think) because I talked a bit about the Japanese language. But I've talked about countless languages.
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Posted 7/3/15
I didn't really know the difference between cartoons and anime until about five years ago, when a friend of mine introduced me to the world of manga and anime. I've slowly began watching anime and reading manga more and more often (thanks to the internet) and it wasn't until summer 2014 when I really got into it and began to binge watch a nice selection of anime I missed out on. Long story short, I like anime, manga, and J-Rock/J-Pop. I admit I'd like to visit Japan one day, but I don't consider it the sacred holy land or anything, so no.
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Posted 7/3/15
No, Ive never gotten to that point. I might have had I gotten into anime at a younger age.
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Posted 7/3/15
Nope. But me and my friends act like weebs together as a joke.
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Posted 7/3/15
As a joke, yes
But as in the real f*cking deal
Hell naw lol
Posted 7/3/15
When I was little I was really proud of my Japanese heritage and boasted it constantly, pretended to not understand English words for attention etc yada yada yada. Kinda embarrassing.
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haikinka wrote:

When I was little I was really proud of my Japanese heritage and boasted it constantly, pretended to not understand English words for attention etc yada yada yada. Kinda embarrassing.
omg why would you do that?? LOL

I no speak engrish-shi plesuuhh speakuu asianuuu LOL
Posted 7/3/15

FlyinDumpling wrote:

I no speak engrish-shi plesuuhh speakuu asianuuu LOL


I was a compulsive liar and attention seeker as a pre-teen. : P I grew out of it thankfully.
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Posted 7/3/15
Never for real, I always joke around and pretend to be a weeaboo with my another anime friends.
Posted 7/3/15

Morbidhanson wrote:

Ah, so you think weeabooism is your ally. Well, you merely adopted weebooism. I was born in it. Molded by it.

Well, not really. I'm Taiwanese to begin with and we have a very good relationship with Japan. My grandma was raised by Japanese and strongly influenced by them. My grandma is my adoptive mother and raised me since I was half a year old. No doubt her values have rubbed off on me. I've met Japanese people who told me I am more Japanese than them, which is hilarious since I don't really speak Japanese. Must be the mannerisms and the home decor. So far, I've dated mostly Taiwanese and Japanese girls, too. We just have way more in common. I find that a lot of American girls have entitlement issues and are prone to outbursts, and I consider myself more Asian than American.

I don't go around wearing anime gear and spending entire paychecks on anime merchandise. I actually don't even watch much to begin with. I keep up with one or two series per season, usually. I do have a deep appreciation for Japanese and Taiwanese culture since those are essentially my own. I only buy Japanese or Taiwanese things if I can help it. Japanese quality is unbeatable, and Taiwanese recipes have been passed down for generations.


You must learn Japanese for completeness
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Posted 7/3/15
I used to HATE anime but now im pulled back into it because of TWGOK. AThis is the most weeb ive ever got because of chihiro. Why is a guy like me feeling this way??
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Posted 7/3/15
Arguably; however, I can't seem to strongly integrate into any culture, so I only had light shades of it. After a point, the more I learned about Japan and anime/manga, the less weeaboo-esque I became. Now, although I'm fond of Japan and whatnot, I am also critical.
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