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Post Reply Have you ever entered the 'weeaboo phase'?
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Posted 7/3/15

FlyinDumpling wrote:


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


I remember doing this one time for laughs in secondary school (middle school) I constantly said "no english" when people wanted to talk to me and said I came from Vietnam just weeks before I entered the school looking back at it I could've made it funnier.

I have japanese blood but its really deep into my family tree and i mostly comprise of 60% Viet, 30% Chinese and some of the 10% is Japanese i guess

(Oh yeah, I did calculate this )
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I remember doing this one time for laughs in secondary school (middle school) I constantly said "no english" when people wanted to talk to me and said I came from Vietnam just weeks before I entered the school looking back at it I could've made it funnier.

I have japanese blood but its really deep into my family tree and i mostly comprise of 60% Viet, 30% Chinese and some of the 10% is Japanese i guess

(Oh yeah, I did calculate this )
The only time I pretended not to know English was when strangers tried talking to me. It worked until it started attracting all the wrong kinds of people
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Nope.
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When I was in middle school, hell I thought Japan was like anime paradise
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As much as I enjoy anime and Japanese culture, I've never gone to that extreme. When I went to Japan last year, I came as a tourist who wanted to see the amazing sites the country has to offer, not to mention its natural beauty. Yes, I did some pop culture stuff like the seeing the show at the Robot Restaurant and looking into every anime, electronic, and hobby shop in Akihabara, but that doesn't mean I want to pretend to be Japanese.
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I used to sometimes say "yataah" whenever I beat a boss in a video game if that counts...Now I facetiously use honorifics sometimes when referring to anime characters that I like. But I don't delude myself into thinking that I understand any of the nuances in the Japanese language.
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Nope.
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tridragon1 wrote:

Have you ever went past the weeaboo phase earlier in your life? Like you would start using Japanese words in your sentences and started to think that you were Japanese? Loads of people seemingly go past this phase when they were younger and then later grow out of it but I never found myself in this phase, (watching anime and reading manga doesn't make you a weeaboo automatically) But have you found yourself or your friends in this phase?


I only knew what a weeaboo was through post like this on crunchyroll. I've always loved anime, but never wanted to be Japanese in any way.
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nope not really?? Unless you count wearing Japanese cloths weeaboo?? I"m a little surprised that I havent when I was younger. I started watching anime in eighth grade and surprisingly I didnt go through that phase. Summer of 8th grade (going into freshman year) I went to japan and I really liked their fashion and all their cute stuff (rilakkuma, hello kitty) you can find there. I started wearing cloths from japan, I dont really think it made me a 'weeaboo' because i see it as just fashion. I never really acted like a japanese person after that, i've been intrerested in japan though. However I never acted like a 'weeaboo' irl. I dont uses any japanese words when I talk and I dont usually talk about anything related to japan unless someone asks me about it. Nor do I speak about anime.
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Not really, but I got dangerously close to it in 7th grade. I kinda thought I knew everything about Japan and would correct anyone and everyone on their facts. I was a bit of an a-hole about it. I also was obsessed with anime and manga and it was all that I did. I didn't really use Japanese words in my sentences then. I do now, but I usually pronounce them right or as a joke between me and my friends I pronounce it so badly it's cringe-worthy.
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Yep. I was twelve. Nuff said.
Posted 7/4/15
Nope. Everyone needs to appreciate their own culture; there's more to it than you realise.
Posted 7/4/15
Saying desu all the time was about as bad as it got for me.
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No, this has never happened to me. Though I didn't start watching a lot of anime until 2 years ago. I watched a few when I was little, but not nearly as much now. When I talk to other people like coworkers and friends, I don't mention anime/manga to them because it's irrelevant to the conversations anyway.
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Posted 7/4/15 , edited 7/4/15
Nope. I know people who actually speak like weabos but that's not my problem.
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