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No.22178

Do you have to be japanese and live in japan to be an otaku? Are the westerners who call themselves otaku more weebs than anyone for believing they are any different than the rest. is there anything wrong with being a weeb in the first place?

No.22179

Westerners who call themselves otaku make me think of those girls who wear thick framed glasses with no lenses and call themselves nerds.

There's a different between saying you do something and saying you are something.

"I watch anime." sounds a lot less figgy than "I'm an otaku."

No.22181

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no respectable otaku calls themself an otaku

No.22182

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no respectable weeb calls themself an otaku

No.22188

>>22181
>>22182
>respectable
>weeb
>respectable
>otaku
Pick one

No.22190

>>22188
%dubs
<checked
pick both

No.22191

>>22190
aw i thought % did rainbow text here :<

No.22192

>>22191
Nope.
>>38 has all of the stuff listed.

No.22193

>>22188
I choose the second "respectable" but leave the first one because two is bigger than one.

No.22194

>>22193
2 can be as bad as 1, it's the loneliest number since the number 1.

No.22196

>>22181
I usually just call myself a weeb self-depreciatingly. Just like I say "Chinese Cartoons" or "Animoo".

In Japan you wouldn't really call yourself an otaku, rather avoiding it and only perhaps admitting it in the company of other fellow nerds. There's also the whole kimo-ota stereotype, that you'd want to dodge.
In fact being called otaku by non-otaku can be kinda jarring depending on context. (Thus we have roundabout expressions like "Akiba-kei" meaning Akiba-style or Akihabara-style being a bit softer, althought I've only ever heard the expression on this TV program where they were interviewing nerds).

But calling yourself otaku, especially when in English, sounds a bit like you're a try-hard. And from the Japanese view it's kinda wierd to want to self-inflict with label that, unfortunately, still has many negative stereotypes associated to it. That being said Otaku culture is coming in to the mainstream more and more much thanks to our Vocaloids and Keions which have garnered mainstream appeal.

No.22198

>>22196
>sounds a bit like you're a try-hard
Pretty much was I was getting at. Sounds a lot like the whole American "nerd" culture where there can be "gurl gamers too!!! XD" and they all sound like try hards trying to fit in where they don't belong.

No.22202

I agree with what you guys are saying, I just wanted other people to reinforce my opinion

No.22203

>>22198
There can't be girl gamers? Are you retarded, anon

No.22257

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>>22203
I am a girl gamer. My favorite game is Hearthstone and my favorite character is Elizabeth from Bioshock Infinite (I played it on easy because the story is so good I just couldn't wait to progress)

No.22258

>>22257
more like "t3h b1tter nckb3ard Xd"f

No.22259

I want to be a super elite Gamer btw (a Real Gamer). Where do I fill out an application? Do I need to shave my head and where a strap-on whenever I play? Someone please help me, I want to be a Real Gamer. This is important.

No.22260

>>22258
shut up gross legbeard

No.22261

>>22260
>>22260
>>22260
HOw did you becaome a Real Gamer??? Was it tough? please respond, I really want to be a real gamer.

No.22276

>>22261
gamers don't exist. what u call an gamer is a crystal child.

No.22282

>>22276
what the fuck did you just fucking call me you little bitch

No.22284

>>22282
pls don't buly the lelo

No.22287

>>22284
I'll have you know im a gorilla seal

No.22290

>>22287
Top of class, chaika class!



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