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Blog Entry Upsets Otaku

A blog entry titled "This is why Anime Fans are hated" was originally found here but that link is no longer available.

So the blog entry and comments are reposted below, with my comments and edits inserted. In most cases where people unthinkingly used the term "weeaboo" I replaced it with the correct term "otaku" but left one "weeaboo" instance in where it was used in the typical fashion by an otaku who railed in defence of the fandom.

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Blog: This is why Anime Fans are hated.

Something you probably should not be proud of.

So it seems google likes giving me ads to really STUPID anime related websites. Today’s greatest hit is

“Anime T Shirts – This is why we can’t have nice things. \(o ̄∇ ̄o)/"

Ocean Elf: Eww! Some people really have no sense of shame.

Blog: If this actually applies to you, I pity da fool.

Now see this shirt is ironic because if you’re addicted to anime, you probably aren’t going to be having sex. You are going to be watching anime because it is SO ADDICTIVE. Therefore wearing this shirt does not accurately reflect your feelings on how ADDICTIVE ANIME IS :shock:

Ocean Elf: I don't agree, since so much anime is very sexual, and otaku definitely have sex on the brain, a lot. Even if it's a couple of stupid Mary Sues fighting over some silly anime pretty boy.

Blog: Why this shirt fails.

I mean this shirt right here is the epitome of otaku. "This is why we can’t have nice things." This is why you go to an anime con full of stinky otaku dressed in outfits they wouldn’t even wear in a D-grade porno. Maybe in America (or wherever) ANIME IS SO KEWL AND SUGOI, but in Japan they actually put Disney on a freaking pedestal. When I talked to a Japanese friend who was visiting the US for a few months, he explained to me that in Japan Disney is considered to be “pure” and “innocent” while anime is dirty and only for the outcast otaku. So no, this is why anime loses because in Japan they like their Mickey Mouse bags & shirts over a shirt with a strike witch on it. :lol:

It really bothers me too when in artist alleys, some artists instead of displaying the work they are passionate about, they display/sell crap to pander to otaku. I suppose they gotta make money but the fact that they pander to such retarded hobbies is what bothers me. For example artists who will sell pics of Sasuke & Naruto making out, even though they prolly don’t give a damn about Naruto or yaoi but some rabid FYG will run and buy it. In addition people who sell stupid cat ears and buttons that say “XD” or “I LOVE POCKY”.

The worst part is, there are people who are THAT DUMB that will eat this crap up faster than said box of pocky. They look at and immediately think “OH MAN I LOVE POCKY XD” and immediately buy those 2 buttons. Or they have scorned all American animation (now I can agree with that to a degree but come on Disney had some good classics!) and so a shirt that says “ANIME IS WIN” is right up their idiot alley. These are also the same people who will proudly proclaim that they are a narutard. I mean do they even know what Narutard really means? It doesn’t mean someone who reads or watches Naruto. It means someone who in addition to reading or watching Naruto will proceed to then act like a total stinkface about it everywhere they go.

So yea it ticks me off that they make these products to further PROMOTE this kind of idiotic behavior, rather than you know, shaming it like they do in Japan.

Owen S says:

March 16, 2009 at 11:50 am

If someone I knew wore that shirt and I was privy to his (it’s always a guy, those dumbarses) wearing it, I don’t know what I’d do: Cry, laugh, or punch him in the face. Maybe all three at once, while taking a video of it for posting on YouTube later.

There needs to be more otaku happyslapping to curb horrid attire like these.

jp says:

March 16, 2009 at 11:52 am

Meh, stop thinking politically and do your thing. The fools and dumbarses will always outnumber you.

Ocean Elf: Bad attitude. This isn't political anyway. It's backlash against a living meme, the subculture of otaku.

nazarielle says:

March 16, 2009 at 11:57 am

Well, I think the Narutard t-shirts should be mandatory for those said fans. That way I can know who to stay the flare away from. I’ve only seen one anime related t-shirt that I thought was actually decent. It had the line “Yuri: great taste, less filling” and some girl I didn’t recognize.

Ocean Elf: Yuck. Horrible sounding shirt, actually.

Hinano says:

March 16, 2009 at 11:58 am

i’m just trying to keep the blog running during a crappy anime season :lol:

felicity says:

March 16, 2009 at 12:10 pm

LOL, but such flaretards ARE a public shame here too! Like you said, the guy wearing that shirt is going to be shunned by society and never get

Ocean Elf: Love your nick, hate the rest of your comment, which is why it's being nixed out. Forget the sex crud and don't be a shallow-minded food-cop drongo..

Hinano says:

March 16, 2009 at 12:19 pm

rofl oh the horror I hope they use protection, who wants those things breeding! :lol:

Ocean Elf: If that's the best you can do, shut up...

Abi-kun says:

March 16, 2009 at 12:27 pm

Yeah Disney have a great classics collection (my very first contact with a VHS tape and VCR was a Disney’s Snow White lol) but even Disney nowadays have a tendency to take a classic story and turn it into a piece of poo disregarding the original ending (Little Mermaid or Hunchback of Notre Dame anyone ?). That being said I don’t see the hope for those flaretards in the future anyway, and that includes any type of fanatic fans not only Narutards. Some people are just born stupid weather they like anime, hip hop or whatever. Ant they will always be a bunch of smartarses that will profit from that kind of “fans”.

Shadro says:

March 16, 2009 at 12:29 pm

Ugh, it is sad I know a group of people in my college who would buy those if they saw them. I was just talking with someone yesterday and how I can just walk in the commons and see someones laptop with some anime wallpaper close to softcore or whatever. I mean look its one thing to want to show your a fan and stuff, but there are appropriate ways to do so. In the end though nothing can be done about it, they are gonna be how they are (and this is why my school can’t have a nice anime club, because Hamgod if I ran it most of the people who would want to join would be shown the door because of this /rant).

zzeroparticle says:

March 16, 2009 at 12:30 pm

I’m actually more curious about the existence of yaoi paddles. Mostly because my mind can’t wrap around the reasoning behind why anyone would purchase one.

Ocean Elf: Ugh! Those exist? *Cringe* In a word, masochists. That's what it's all about anyway...

Hinano says:

March 16, 2009 at 12:36 pm

Shadro> My college anime club was the same way so I never really joined it.

zero> They purchase one so they can slap each other on the ass. Thankfully most anime cons have banned them. :roll:

Ocean Elf: Ugh! I did not want to know that.

Micchi says:

March 16, 2009 at 12:38 pm

It all stems from those types of people who find something ‘new’ and then rave incessantly about it as if it’s the best thing EVER (until their next hobby). It’s obnoxious, and it doesn’t only apply to anime.

@Abi-kun: Ya, I liked the old Disney movies. Now, it’s kinda turned into a bit MEH.

Ocean Elf: Agreed. But as far as this obnoxiousness goes, otaku are the worst. It isn't usually just one that ends up disrupting non-anime discussions and communities on the net, but a lot of them. Otaku are many individual anime fandoms within one huge general anime fandom and as far as any other fandoms go, bronies and the Bro Army are probably the closest in noticeability.

Hinano says:

March 16, 2009 at 12:39 pm

I miss the disney movies that were like hand animated and stuff. All their new crap is 3D and features like the set of stereotypical characters plastered on whatever animal that movie is about.

Ocean Elf: And full of SJW propaganda.

Anca says:

March 16, 2009 at 12:58 pm

What’s wrong with having an anime wallpaper in a dorm room? Or wearing a Bleach T-Shirt casually? Or having a figurine on a shelf, or doodling retarded moe faces on your notebook during a boring course?

Ocean Elf: *Rolling eyes* Nothing since none of those are otaku-specific...

Anca: Because it’s not mainstream?

Ocean Elf: Look, nobody says you can't like non-mainstream stuff. Just stop being so elitist and in-your-face about it. That's partly what's wrong with otaku. Not having wallpaper or figurines of anything, or making doodles in your own notes.

What's irritating is spamming up sites that are not anime-related with sotaku love-fest and squealing over their favourite anime, putting their "Ne?" and ^_^ and XD etc and "desk" etc. all over the place. They already have tons of places on the net especially for their indulgences.

As for this particular shirt, it's disgusting even if it wouldn't be anime related. "Disney is more addictive than sex" what kind of moron would wear that?

Anca: For some reason, anime fans seem to have a huge guilt complex.

Ocean Elf: If that's true, it's because otaku (not to be confused with casual fans), act stupider than they should have a right to and they know it.

Anca: Nobody minds someone wearing an Evanescence or Linkin Park T-Shirt (as long as it’s not somewhere where it’s formal wear required),

Ocean Elf: Nobody minds people wearing shirts with pokemon on them either. Evanescence fans haven't turned her into an addiction/cult combo. They don't go on the net spamming up discussions not related to her or even music with "Evanescence is the best!" or write in ridiculous mannerisms that set them apart as Evanescence-tards. They don't start flame wars over her. They don't get their feelings hurt when someone else comes along and says they really aren't too fond of Evanescence. And I'm pretty sure that shirt with her image or a song lyric doesn't say she is more addicting or as addictive as sex.

Anca: or a half-naked Britney Spears wallpaper.

Ocean Elf: There's where you're wrong again. There's plenty wrong with a half naked picture of anyone anywhere as far as I'm concerned... And I'm also not a Britney Spears fan. So I wouldn't even want a wallpaper of her fully clothed.

Anca: What wrong with anime culture?

Ocean Elf: It is not a anime culture... It's a uber fandom, an otaku subculture. I've just pointed out a few things above that are wrong with it.

Anca"Naked children, guys kissing each other, strange symbols, all have their stigmas that have nothing to do with anime.

Ocean Elf: And a lot to do with it as well.

You asked, and now you're about to get a crash course in what's wrong with otaku.

Scheris says:

March 16, 2009 at 1:16 pm

“anime is as addicting as sex” ha, as if the one wearing the shirt knows what sex is. Wearing this shirt immediately sends the message “I’m a virgin and love fapping to 2D girls”

Ocean Elf: *Scowl* 'fab' is a 4chan word...

There's nothing at all wrong with being a virgin. I'm sick of people treating that concept with contempt, as if the cool thing is to slut around. So if that's the best you have to offer, shut it...!

Scheris: As usual this people are oblivious to the fact that the Japan of their delusions doesn’t exist and that the real Japan sees them as an embarrassment that should be hidden…

Ocean Elf: That is all you would've had to say.

Scheris: But as long as they keep being major flaretards, we can keep making fun of them

JohnG says:

March 16, 2009 at 1:18 pm

I don’t think there’s anything wrong w/ shirts and posters. I think the problem is with these particular shirts and the way that anyone wearing these shirts is actually making fun of themselves except that to buy them would mean you’re probably not in on the joke.

Probably the same people who buy anime torrents!

Ocean Elf: *Grin* Lol Exactly!

I don't care about the shirts, really, if you see a weird shirt out in public you're only going to see it a short time and then you and the wearer will go separate ways and probably never see each other again.

But when otaku spam up Youtube comments on classical music videos because "SQUEEEEEEEE!" they're so terribly excited that some classical piece was used in some anime and they just have to share that information and hopefully get more people interested in anime, or meet more otaku who can help them turn a music thread into an anime love&spam-fest; that can really turn a comment area into a huge annoyance to read.

Drakron says:

March 16, 2009 at 1:21 pm

Disney started to rip-off a lot of old classics but that is not really the problem with it.

The problem was when Disney started to make one movie and then pass-produce direct to DVD sequels (“The land before time” anyone?).

I do not hold Disney as a paragon of anything besides the “cartoons are for kids” mentality, of course I enjoyed “Avatar, The Last Airbender” as I cannot say the same about several anime series but considering the problems that “Avatar” faced …

Ocean Elf: Misanthropic propaganda. "Humans = bad." Avatar sucks.

Hinano says:

March 16, 2009 at 1:21 pm

Probably the same people who buy anime torrents!

Maybe they are a privately joined venture :lol:

jpmeyer says:

March 16, 2009 at 1:22 pm

@zzeroparticle

I think the deal is that the people that buy yaoi paddles can’t really buy anything yaoi related anyway and don’t really get what yaoi is about in the first place, so they buy the paddles because it’s the only thing they see that’s associated with it

Ocean Elf: Who cares? Enough said, moving on now, next, please!

jpmeyer: @Anca

It would be different if that person was wearing a Linkin Park shirt which instead of saying “LINKIN PARK HYBRID THEORY” on it, said “MY OBSESSION WITH LINKIN PARK IS EXTREME TO POINT THAT IT HAS BECOME A DETRIMENT TO MY DAILY ACTIVITIES.”

Ocean Elf: And even that wouldn't be disgusting. Dorky? Sure. But not showing somebody's mind in the gutter.

Jeff Lawson says:

March 16, 2009 at 1:49 pm

I initially read that last one as, “Why Japan Won,” and thought, “Wait a minute… I’m pretty sure Japan lost.”

Di Gi Kazune says:

March 16, 2009 at 1:52 pm

Pocky is seriously overrated.

Ocean Elf: No, just overpriced. It's delicious stuff. I would get it more often if there were more good deals on it.

redmaigo says:

March 16, 2009 at 2:47 pm

Bring the rage girl….

Otaku Nation really thinks that Japan is some type of anime holy land where otakings and fujoshi-samas rule. There are hot and cold running meido’s for every guy, ninja’s bouncing from tree-to-rooftop and bishounen making out on every street corner.

Hex, they don’t even do that in Nichome (West Shinjuku) which is gay Tokyo.

I was in Japan back in 2007 and guess what? They feel the same way about their nerds that the rest of the world feels about their own; an embarrassing sub-culture that you just don’t talk about.

You’re also right about the Disney worship. Besides, if it weren’t for the Disney influence anime in its present visual form would not even exist.

Yeah, Disney puts out the dreck but the anime offerings coming from Nihon the past couple of years haven’t been the best either.

After all is said and done I realize that the word fan is just short for fanatic. This means that you are going to have to deal with this type of behavior no matter what.

Ocean Elf: That's all true. Though since 'fan' is also used to describe anyone who really likes something but is still level-headed about it, fans can be decided into casual fans, part of the fanbase that is rational, and fandoms, the crazed subculture part of a fanbase.

TheBigN says:

March 16, 2009 at 2:53 pm

Sorta jp’s point to Anca. I don’t mind if you wear something that shows you like anime as long as the message isn’t corny/cheesy as hex or stinks. The shirts here sadly fall into this problem.

Mitch H. says:

March 16, 2009 at 3:27 pm

To be honest? Give me five hundred narutards and otaku over a dozen teenaged mothers, three meth-heads, or a parlor full of moonbats trading in their birkenstocks for nice shiny new jackboots.

Try to perceive a distinction between “behavior which embarrasses me” and “behavior which is harmful”. The latter *ought* to be a subject of shame. Obsessing over the former is how you eventually end up with honor-killing.

I exaggerate for effect, but I mean, really! You can’t have nice things because:

Ocean Elf: And you just screwed over your own silly point, whatever it is supposed to be.

Otaku can and sometimes do cause harm. Should I show the crash course link again?

Mitch H.: *some meth-addled basilisk broke in and stole your nice things

*some fast-talking mortgage-pimpin’ basilisk

Ocean Elf: Lose that word "pimp" people don't have sex with mortgages...

Mitch H.: talked your dumb arse into a ARM which is eating up every dime you and your spouse and your kids can make

Ocean Elf: Or, you can't have nice things because the otaku living with you has squandered all of their own as well as your money on anime related crap.

Mitch H.: *your daughter let her idiot boyfriend knock her up & now you have to put all your family’s disposable income into diapers for little Trunks, Jr

Ocean Elf: *Scowl* You really need your mouth, and possibly your mind, washed out with soap. You know what? Your comment is not a nice thing. So people can't have nice things because doofus trolls like you crap all over everything.

Mitch H.: Almost *nobody* has been materially deprived because some fellow-member of their in-group has been seen in public playing with yaoi paddles or wearing “glomp me!” t-shirts.

Ocean Elf: You're still completely missing the big picture, because you are apparently so sore over opposition to otaku stupidity.

Okay, I'll try to explain this to you and keep it as simple as possible.:

If I was an anime fan, I would be rather hesitant to openly display it for fear of attracting otaku, who would mistake me for one of their subculture just because I happened to have something less mainstream than Pokemon on an article of clothing.

I don't expect you to understand since some of these words were more than one syllable.

Mitch H.: So please, enough with the rhetorical throat-cutting of catgirls for the high crime of dishonoring the tribe in the eyes of society!

Ocean Elf: Hey idiot! Apply that a lot closer to home! It is your subculture that's so obsessed with what it calls "honour" so much that otaku would likely call me "Ocean-chan" or "Ocean-san" etc. instead of just Ocean. It is your subculture that is bent on shaming anyone else into agreeing with them or shutting up...Over cartoons of all things. And then they get all hurt when someone comes along who doesn't like it and won't give in to them.

Yes, I think a repeat of the crash course is called for.

Hinano says:

March 16, 2009 at 3:34 pm

You’ve obviously never been glomped by a 300lb sailor moon or spanked with a yaoi paddle before if you think anime fans are harmless!

quigonkenny says:

March 16, 2009 at 3:52 pm

“I mean do they even know what Narutard really means? It doesn’t mean someone who reads or watches Naruto. It means someone who in addition to reading or watching Naruto will proceed to then act like a total asshat about it everywhere they go.”

There’s that kind of person in everything. Religion, atheism, liberalism, conservatism, conformity, nonconformity, sports, academics, etc.

Ocean Elf: You still don't get it. This isn't only about shirts. Otaku and bronies are simply the most militant, obnoxious spamheaded subcultures out there, and that their feelings get so terribly hurt when they come across people disagreeing with their mindset, means they are not your average person running around with "Pobody's Nerfect" on their shirt just because they like the saying...

quigonkenny: For every person who’ll wear an “I see shinigami” t-shirt, there’s someone who’ll wear an “I’d rather be waterboarding” t-shirt or an Obama t-shirt telling MLK he can wake up since his dream has come true. People are just jerkfaces by nature.

Ocean Elf: No. Some people are jerks. Some people are embarrassingly childish and fanatical. Some people are sick of others trying desperately to excuse bratty behaviour with these lame whinges.

quigonkenny: Those who aren’t jerkfaces

Ocean Elf: That's the second time I've had to get rid of a vulgar term from you in a very short time. My patience with you is about up.

quigonkenny: about something just haven’t found their “muse”.

Ocean Elf: That is incredibly stupid.

You're basically saying that all writers, all musicians, everyone who really has a genuine interest in something suddenly becomes your favourite vulgar term.

Consider your theory turned down flat.

I don't call it a "muse" but there are things I love doing, things that really interest me. But I don't go fan-brat over them.

kunikochan says:

March 16, 2009 at 4:14 pm

Wow…this is sad…though I can’t say I’m supprised in the least (-へ-)

Its not that I’m bashing merchandise for Anime, or Disney (because I love Disney and support their original works as well as quality anime merch that all otaku can enjoy)

Ocean Elf: Not just otaku, and it is otaku who are the problem. You probably mean all anime fans, including especially the level-headed casual fan.

kunikochan: but its crap like NARUTO+RETARD=ANIMEFAN is what I have a problem with;

Ocean Elf: I can see where people could make that mistake. But it's actually Neruto+retard = otaku for Naruto.

kunikochan: it gives everyone within the anime fandom the title “dork/loser”

Ocean Elf: Fandoms (not to be confused with the general fanbase) are dorkdoms, loserdoms. Otaku make up anime fandom... Period. Don't like it? Disassociate yourself with the fandom. That won't make you less of a fan. If you like something, you like it.

kunikochan: (as well as a “we all think America sucks at everything” type view when in fact many of us love our America and a few of its productions, such as Avatar or Disney)

Ocean Elf: Those who don't hate America are probably rational casual anime fans, hopefully with no otaku traits however mild/few...

kunikochan: And don’t even get me STARTED on the people that actually behave this way…

kunikochan says:

March 16, 2009 at 4:19 pm

…this gets any worse and we’ll be right up their with the Twilight fandom >A<;

Ocean Elf: Otaku were already there long before the Twitards came on the scene.

Sh1zuka says:

March 16, 2009 at 4:23 pm

I LAWL’d. Scary thing is, I know a couple of these people in my Japanese class…

lostty says:

March 16, 2009 at 5:02 pm

Let’s just keep it at that those shirts are simply degrading to anyone who has ever even seen and enjoyed an anime… Whether they buy them or not it’s embarrassing that they were even created

Ocean Elf: Here, here!

blanca says:

March 16, 2009 at 5:18 pm

seriously, you people discuss stupid things, i mean, if i saw someone wearing those kind of t-shirts i would not care less, i mean that’s not your problem, it’s THEIR problem. So you think that affects how people see this, yes it’s true, but you shouldn’t care right? because you are not an otaku yourself, therefore i don’t see the point of this whole post, you take things very serious for Hamgod’s sake, there’s more interesting things you can talk about, hinano you just like to rage on dumb things wich makes you rage on your own rage wich makes you rage on the rage that makes you rage

Ocean Elf: I had a rage comment thought out, but that last bit of your silly run-on made me laugh too hard.

Okay, to put it simply, otaku take themselves way too seriously, along with their anime. The result is they drive normal people up the wall. This means some of us are going to express that, and whether you like it or not, that's our right. The blogger is sick of otaku making every other anime fan look bad or at least possibly looked at with suspicion of potentially being bad just by association with a genre that has such a whackadoo fandom. You're just mad because you're an otaku, so naturally you don't care how stupid you look. Your problem. Don't make it everyone else's.

Michael | Low on Hit Points says:

March 16, 2009 at 5:26 pm

Riddle me this:

Would you rather have the idiots hide their lunacy, and then have it spring up during what you thought would be a regular conversation?

Ocean Elf: No. I'd rather they weren't lunatics in the first place. They really can help it, you know. They just don't want to.

Michael | Low on Hit Points: Or would you rather they wore shirts proclaiming “stay the f*** away from me, I have issues,” giving you prior warning to stay the hex away from them?

Ocean Elf: So it's back to the shirt thing again? Look, this goes way beyond shirts.

mellow_bunny says:

March 16, 2009 at 5:54 pm

I can’t have nice things because I burn them. Or w/e.

Ocean Elf: Huh?

lelangir says:

March 16, 2009 at 6:08 pm

"they display/sell shit to pander to otaku."

ah, such is capitalislife!

Ocean Elf: Yeah right. Capitalism didn't make otaku decide to act stupid.

Hinano says:

March 16, 2009 at 6:29 pm

hinano you just like to rage on dumb things wich makes you rage on your own rage wich makes you rage on the rage that makes you rage

you know you’re only adding fuel to the fire :twisted:

Ocean Elf: That was the part of the whinging comment that made me laugh.

Jura says:

March 16, 2009 at 6:38 pm

I have yet to see any such “otaku” or weaboo in real life.

Ocean Elf: There's no such thing as weeaboos. There are only otaku, and normal people who happen to be anime fans... 'weeaboo' is a 4chan-made up word otaku use against other otaku they delude themselves into thinking are stupider than them. 4chan is a place for trolls and otaku, started by otaku...

7 says:

March 16, 2009 at 6:55 pm

@blanca:

Stupid? Maybe for you, yes. Pointless? I beg to differ. Who are you to decide what things are more interesting to talk about? You seem to forget two things..

1. This is a flaring blog. If a post seems stupid or pointless to you does not mean it is for everybody else. And

2. The world does not revolve around you. It’s not up to you to call on what’s interesting or better to talk about.

You amuse me..lolz

nazarielle says:

March 16, 2009 at 7:04 pm

lolirony

blog posts are very serious business

Ice says:

March 16, 2009 at 7:26 pm

Not Bugs ;-;

Hinano says:

March 16, 2009 at 7:30 pm

seriouscat.jpg

Dorian Cornelius Jasper says:

March 16, 2009 at 7:47 pm

Firstly: Looks like blanca’s new to the concept of “blogging.”

Secondly: Daiklaves. Really now?

nazarielle says:

March 16, 2009 at 7:58 pm

@Hinano: another silly picture

Hinano says:

March 16, 2009 at 8:38 pm

naza> Rofl i havent seen that one before xD

tj han says:

March 16, 2009 at 10:36 pm

Stop stealing my “troll during the off season to generate comments” idea!!

Ocean Elf: Just don't troll.

The Sojourner says:

March 17, 2009 at 12:28 am

[ID SOJOURNER]

My plan is to visit an American con and witness the “miracle” with my own eyes.

Ocean Elf: You'll find no miracles there.

The Sojourner says:

March 17, 2009 at 12:29 am

Uh no… That is not true!

OnyxSyaoran says:

March 17, 2009 at 1:00 am

Can’t they just buy a keychain of “x” Anime series?

xD and Disney rocked a while ago everyone grew with “The Lion King” i still love that movie xD that post only speaks truth

Ocean Elf: Ugh. All the xDs. Man I hate those...

omisyth says:

March 17, 2009 at 1:18 am

Wait a second, anime won? I always thought it was a niche hobby for the confused and misunderstood D:

DS says:

March 17, 2009 at 1:28 am

What’s daiklave?

Also, I know a girl who hates Disney because it’s NOT for kids. Instead, its full of penis castles (a la Little Mermaid), sexual tension, and women falling for their abusers (Beauty and the Beast).

Ocean Elf: What the freaking heck is wrong with that girl? I'll give her the Beauty And The Beast, that story always bothered me, but the castle from TLM? Just what in the blasted heck planet is anyone on to twist something sexual out of a mere building?

Oh, wait, seems I remember something about a chain letter claiming this. Well, tell your friend to stop believing in memes. Tell her she won't get spiders hatching in her hair, AIDS from movie theatre seats, or glow from drinking Mountain Dew.

Dorian Cornelius Jasper says:

March 17, 2009 at 1:42 am

Daiklaves.

They’re from this game.

Basically Buster Sword ripoffs from the otaku’s answer to D&D.

shalala says:

March 17, 2009 at 6:53 am

wow after reading these posts. it got me wondering people can do what ever they want. some people will super hate it whiles the other people will will keep doing it because they can and most love to tick other people off.

Hinano says:

March 17, 2009 at 8:07 am

tj I’m not generating comments though, more like channeling my rage into something other than JP and Pangya (but now I got Pangya wii so this will probably subdue)

Blowfish says:

March 17, 2009 at 9:19 am

AMEN!

I wonder how they convinced the cook to partake in this commercial:

Id like to say that this is an US only phenomenon but its the same over here aswell.The sad thing is that you wont be able to do anything against it.

Feels good to release your anger huh’?

dick jones says:

March 17, 2009 at 10:27 am

Hinano, your jap friend is god!

Ocean Elf: *Scowl* Shut it! No one is god but God!

ewok says:

March 17, 2009 at 12:52 pm

I’ve mailed this pic anyway to my friend who has mangalegion chaos space marines army for tabletop gaming, he’s gonna so love getting mickey and bugs heads on spikes for his models :P

wah says:

March 17, 2009 at 6:07 pm

Disney movies are pretty good kid’s cartoons

DS says:

March 17, 2009 at 7:21 pm

Your t-shirts aren’t as good as mine!

a tinyurl

ConQuest says:

March 17, 2009 at 7:39 pm

I understand where Hinano is coming from I used to have the same train of though after attending AX00 or AX01 (dont really remember) and meeting Darien better known as Man Faye. However after sharing a couple of smokes with him and chatting with him, he is actually a pretty cool guy once you get past the whole body hair and *stupid 4chan expression nixed* cosplay.

After aging a bit and attending a few conventions with my kid sister and visiting friends that attend from across the nation I have come to appreciate these types of retarded anime fans. Let me tell you why: yes they are shameless, yes they are annoying, yes they are embarrassing, and it pains me to look at them but without their fanatic support the anime market wouldn’t be what it is now. Thanks to these tards anime has thrived and flourished here in America and in my book that isn’t bad.

Ocean Elf: I don't agree with you. Given the choice between putting up with otaku, and anime never reaching America, I'll pick the latter every time. America already has cartoons anyway. But given your nickname, it's hardly a surprise you'd be all for anime and otaku's western ConQuest...

ConQuest: Every hobby has their fanatic they wish didn’t exist but like it or not

Ocean Elf: Don't give me that lame excuse. Anime is not a hobby, it's a genre of cartoon. When it comes to obnoxious, otaku and bronies upstage any other group I've seen except for SJW.

ConQuest: they help the hobby grow by either getting more people involved or spending their cash on merchandise.

Ocean Elf: And spamming up discussions that have nothing to do with anime with their otaku crap, and flaming and stalking their fellow otaku off the net fighting over some stupid cartoon characters and fanfiction, and just being so dangling irritating and inconsiderate, and whinging when people don't like them or their anime. Look, I don't care about the fate of the merch, okay?

ConQuest: So would I ever invite one of these guys to party in one of the rooms I rent out at AX or Otakon meh maybe but I sure the hell wouldn’t invite them to hang out at my house for a kick back or watch anime.

Ocean Elf: Bully for you. I wouldn't invite them anywhere.

Hinano says:

March 17, 2009 at 7:54 pm

lol every time I went to an anime con I either went with a close friend or rented the room alone. I never rented with strangers, :shock:

last thing I want is stepping on loose pocky in the morning

Ocean Elf: Gah, wasted pocky. That would make me mad. It's for eating, not playing with...

Asperger's Anime Blogger says:

March 17, 2009 at 11:10 pm

We don’t get this kinda crap Down Under. Instead we get:

“Haruhi Suzumiya? Stone the crows, what’s that? I remember DragonBall Z was bonza as a kid, but THIS? This is news” – LOL at outdated anime references new Aussie anime watchers catch up on.

Down Under, Australians either associate anime with DBZ or Sailor Moon, or hentai. If you’re fortunate, your innocent non-anime friends raised on Disney will never find out what hentai is as long as you never tell them it exists.

Anyway, as for the Disney thing, I know The Lion King is a rip off of Osamu Tezuka’s Kimba the White Lion, but it’s not Walt Disney’s fault his sons and CEOs who run his studios now were corporate necromancers and pillaged the work of another, equally deceased at the time animator, who happened to be Japanese and who was the God of Manga as some Japanese labelled him. You can’t blame one dead man for the plagarism of another dead man’s work which the dead man knew about when both those dead dudes were alive (Osamu Tezuka and Disney met at the Worlds Fair, and somebody still never made a yaoi pairing out of it, which surprises me).

I am actually happy that some Twilight fangirl told me that anime fans don’t have real girlfriends because Edward HAS SO MUCH MORE TO OFFER. I told her the truth: she was just as deluded as I was by that logic, and that reality check made her BAWWWWWW and sulk. Still, sometimes I wonder if I’m any better than that girl because I once hugged my pillow and dreamed of hugging Yomiko Readman from Read or Die, but that’s another story.

Australia is a wonderful place where weaboo is not a word in the national lexicon, but then again, neither is “manga” or even “yaoi/yuri”. “Hentai” isn’t even used much, just “cartoon anime porn” is used as a jibe at anime fans. It’s a mixed blessing that anime is a niche hobby here, you wish more people shared your interests but you’re damn glad your parents don’t know Legend of the Overfiend exists.

Ocean Elf: It's probably changed since then, but sounds nice. BTW, your Twi-hard friend would not like the Twilight foefiction my friend and I wrote.

Dorian Cornelius Jasper says:

March 18, 2009 at 12:42 am

Disney’s been going downhill since The Lion King.

Ocean Elf: Agreed.

kakoishii says:

March 18, 2009 at 2:02 am

I was never one to wear any of those anime t-shirts that are pretty much plastered in such a way that says “I’m a total anime dork, come flock to me so you mock me for being such an outcast.” In other words most anime t-shirts are ugly and lack any sort of artisitic subtlety. I think I found one anime shirt I would wear, it was a fruits basket tank that subtly had the zodiac outline sporadically on it in teals and aquas on a navy tank. It was too expensive for me though, but enough of the tangent people who wear shirts like those deserve to be mocked.

Ocean Elf: The only thing close to an anime related wearable I would have is something Pokemon.

Hinano says:

March 18, 2009 at 8:17 am

Jacob That sounds like what American anime fandom was like back in the 1990s :P

Ocean Elf: You mean the broader fanbase. The fandom is the otaku...

Hinano: Dorian Indeed

kakoi most anime tshirts are really a ripoff and are poorly designed. I mean i can come up with better crap in a personal cafepress store lol

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moritheil says:

April 6, 2009 at 7:03 am

I can’t really agree with qigonkenny above. Yes, perhaps some people are just arseholes who haven’t yet found their “muse of jackassery,” but not everyone is, or needs to be, an arsehole. Rather than thinking about nice people as “arseholes-in-waiting” can’t we just credit them with making an effort to be decent?

Conquest’s comment is a little more complicated. Is it true that we have to take the bad with the good? Maybe. That doesn’t mean we won’t be gritting our teeth the whole way, though.

Also, nazarielle? Your comment wins.

Anime Diet » On Kannagi and Virginity

Ocean Elf: You were doing so well, then you screwed up at the very end of your comment.

Variable Gear says:

May 30, 2009 at 9:23 am

So, basically, what you’re saying is that certain people tend to enjoy animation from a foreign country more than the animation produced by one of their country’s most well-known companies. That’s very interesting…

…Kidding aside, the popularity of Narutard shirts, and other crappy anime apparel, is quite sad.

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