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Posted 7/6/16

Ranwolf wrote:


ComboChrist wrote:


princealitheb wrote:

Naw, there's nothing wrong with being interested in another culture. People who're interested in Japan just get a bad rap. Like, you can love everything related to France and nobody will care, but if it's Japan, people assume you're some kind of obsessive freak. Weeaboo doesn't really have much of a meaning anymore, in my opinion. People just throw it around to describe anyone who's even vaguely interested in anime or Japan.


You're a hipster then.


T’aurais pas une clope?


No.
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SaiaiSensei wrote:

Hey everyone. So about a year ago, I started to take classes on the Japanese language, but I am not like a master nor am I any good at the language. I also love watching anime. Plus the fact that I want to visit Japan one day just for the sight seeing and things like that. I am not boastful about this. I don't watch hentai because I have no sexual interest in animated women. I also watch American movies and shows, and play their video games.
More importantly, I plan on making a YouTube channel where I do anime reviews. I plan on occasionally speaking Japanese in the videos to practice the language.
So, this begs the question, does this make me a weeaboo? Because, I honestly hate them, and the worst thing that could happen is for me to become one of them.
Please answer!


The only real advice I have for the op is that I would not suggest talking in Japanese for only part of their anime reviews.

Not because they might be seen as a weeaboo but because it would not really make sense to the viewer for you to talk one language then randomly talk in a different one which would slow down any growth for the channel you would make for it which would make any reviews less valuable as less people would be watching them.
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If you have to ask...

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Ocale wrote:

You're only a weeb if you're obnoxiously ignorant and act flamboyantly all the time about anything related to Japan. Weebs have no shame and are obsessed.


Exactly. People have started to treat the term Weebo almost like a racial slur for anime fans. But it's supossed to only refer to those obnoxious guys who are just in your face about it with anything and everything. They also typically act like they know all about Japan just because they watch anime.

So yeah THOSE kinda of people are Weebo. It's fine to just have a natural passion for anime like anyone does for the things they love and it's also fine to develop an interest in Japan itself.

Just remember not to let your passion go too far to the point you become a pest to others. Don't force people to listen to your ramblings about anime if they don't want to listen.
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A weeaboo would be someone who disrespects the Japanese language or the country's culture. So if you're really serious or interested about learning Japanese, then you're not and most weeaboos that I talked to have yet to be proficient in Japanese. What does being a nerd or Japanophile have to do with wanting to learn Japanese? nothing!

It doesn't matter if you do nerdy things, so just learn Japanese, good luck with your studies and have fun.
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Posted 7/8/16
no, this does not make you a weaboo. - v -
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Posted 7/8/16
Only if your eyes are too far away from your nose
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Posted 7/8/16 , edited 7/8/16
Well if you're really attractive, then it doesn't even matter. You can be as weeb as you want.
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