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Kasinator
01-07-2011, 12:48 PM
share them folks.

BlackRose72311
01-07-2011, 12:56 PM
we don't have hunched backs or talk with a lisp >.<

ThakYuki
01-07-2011, 01:01 PM
We're not ugly, fat, zit-covered recluses that thrive in our parents' basement.

Jia Jem
01-07-2011, 01:07 PM
That all anime = hentai.

I've had people assume this multiple times.

"What kind of shows do you like?"
"I like anime..."
"OH, you mean that animated porn? They do some kinky stuff! So what else do you like?" *wink*

:miffed::miffed::miffed:

Liliana
01-07-2011, 01:17 PM
That all anime = hentai.

I've had people assume this multiple times.

"What kind of shows do you like?"
"I like anime..."
"OH, you mean that animated porn? They do some kinky stuff! So what else do you like?" *wink*

:miffed::miffed::miffed:
Couldn't agree more. =__=; It's annoying how they always seem to assume that.

bodatheyoda
01-07-2011, 01:19 PM
I ran Cross Country and my HS best time for the 3.1 was 20:19...I'm wasn't some sad pathetic kid with an inhaler.

Codename Otacon
01-07-2011, 01:20 PM
We're not ugly, fat, zit-covered recluses that thrive in our parents' basement.

^This.

That all anime = hentai.

I've had people assume this multiple times.

"What kind of shows do you like?"
"I like anime..."
"OH, you mean that animated porn? They do some kinky stuff! So what else do you like?" *wink*

:miffed::miffed::miffed:

I've been getting that also. It mostly happens when I draw anime.

Guy: "She's cute. Can you draw her doing *Inappropriate* with herself?"

Me: "I'm not a Hentai Artist!!"

Guy: "You suck."

kuroki-neko
01-07-2011, 01:22 PM
"oh u like anime?, u must be gay"

we are not weak little people that fail at sports and out door activites
yup i am a roy mustang + major armstrong fuson
mustangs looks and personality and armstongs buff body all in a 5'6 sexy body :D

also the stereotype that we all sleep with a ( incert sexy anime guy/ girls name) body pillow


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CosplayCinema
01-07-2011, 01:23 PM
Yea, i'm not ugly, a bit pudgy yes, i'm one of the prettiest non popular girls in school, i have style, flare, smarts and i'm very sporty. I am a spy :3 sent to the smexily awesome anime side from the painfully boring and idiot filled normal side :3

All 'anime' junkies tend to be smart, well rounded, mature on some levels and learn fast. I say us that are labeled are the ones who will take over everything.

Kildread
01-07-2011, 01:47 PM
That games and anime are a child's hobby, and not outgrowing those means a lack of development.

Then again, the idea that someone is 'too cool' for something at any point of one's life always seems kind of presumptuous to me.

That all anime = hentai.

I've had people assume this multiple times.

"What kind of shows do you like?"
"I like anime..."
"OH, you mean that animated porn? They do some kinky stuff! So what else do you like?" *wink*

:miffed::miffed::miffed:

GOD YES. Annoys the piss out of me everytime someone does that, like the only thing they ever saw of it was porn.

doxiequeen1
01-07-2011, 01:55 PM
The thing that really bothers me is when people think anime is just a stupid cartoon like tom and jerry or similar silly things, not that it actually has really interesting plots. :|

I haven't come in contact with any really mean stereotypes personally...I guess being a not ugly girl when I tell people "Oh I like anime and video games" I get the "That's hot" /nerdy girl epic response

But what isn't anime related but REALLY bothers me is the "ARE YOU A GIRL? YOU SOUND LIKE A GIRL...BUT GIRLS CAN'T PLAY HALO!!!! GIRLS CAN'T PLAY VIDEO GAMES GO BACK TO THE KITCHEN"

BlackRose72311
01-07-2011, 02:34 PM
That all anime = hentai.

I've had people assume this multiple times.

"What kind of shows do you like?"
"I like anime..."
"OH, you mean that animated porn? They do some kinky stuff! So what else do you like?" *wink*

:miffed::miffed::miffed:

each year i buy my friend some type of anime and each year my dad thinks it's porn and i just sigh

Brsis
01-07-2011, 02:39 PM
That many of us are female, and yet have equal 'geeky credentials' to the guys, and are not 'newbies' or have come with our geeky SO's. And no, are not interested in going out with you just because we share some common interests.

I've had guys try to explain Star Trek to me at conventions. Star Trek. I grew up watching Star Trek. Also I spend a lot of time hanging around the tournament fighting games at conventions, and I'm sick to death of "Do you want me to show you the controls?", "I'll go easy on you because you're a girl" and "I let you win because I'm a gentleman". Oh, and my personal favourite "If I win, you have to go on a date with me".

That last one has happened at least twice, btw, and neither of them got away with it.

Yukikittie
01-07-2011, 02:47 PM
When people insist I want to be Japanese because I like anime. =_=
NO. I love my Polish/Swedish/Irish/English mix, thank you very much.

HareyuNanami
01-07-2011, 02:52 PM
Well, I am not under this catagory, but at my school there is a group of kids called "the dirty kids" for 1 reason. None of them bathe. Under there own choice.
And ALL of them love anime, and because of this, that is what anime loves title usually are at my school. It was hard telling my friends I loved anime because I didn't know how they would react to it...
I went from not really popular with no friends back in Elementary school, to being really really popular, so I was scared I would lose that "safety net" in a way.

Purfect*Rave
01-07-2011, 02:53 PM
When people insist I want to be Japanese because I like anime. =_=
NO. I love my Polish/Swedish/Irish/English mix, thank you very much.

COULDN'T AGREE MORE.
My parents are the worst with this. =.= "You're gonna end up marrying a Japanese guy!" etc. etc.

And the stereotype that we do nothing other than anime (kinda guilty of fitting that. xD) and are ugly, weak, zit-covered nerds with no sense of humor. =_= Errr no.

naomi_censored
01-07-2011, 03:04 PM
When people insist I want to be Japanese because I like anime. =_=
NO. I love my Polish/Swedish/Irish/English mix, thank you very much.

EXACTLY. I got this a LOT when I learned to speak Japanese in university. It is SO annoying!

I think I second EVERYTHING that has been mentioned in this thread so far. Especially the one about how people think that people who like manga/anime/etc just never grew up, and the one about how people who like manga/anime have no lives or interests outside of it.

I really don't like how so many people seem to think that because manga is not written in prose, like a novel, it is of less literary value. COMPLETELY NOT TRUE, FOLKS.

SourCherryTwist
01-07-2011, 03:10 PM
just because I sometimes cosplay skimpier characters doesnt make me a slut. someone once called me a hypocrite for calling another girl we know out (who really is a slut) and I told him, yea, I dress up like rikku or yoko every now and then but I dont wear that EVERY DAY :/ jeez.

glitter bomb
01-07-2011, 03:13 PM
That all anime = hentai.

I've had people assume this multiple times.
[snip]
"OH, you mean that animated porn? They do some kinky stuff! So what else do you like?" *wink*
I always wonder if that's more wishful thinking than anything else. ;) like the stupid people who think piercings or crazy hair mean you're easy and "wild in bed."

That many of us are female, and yet have equal 'geeky credentials' to the guys, and are not 'newbies' or have come with our geeky SO's. And no, are not interested in going out with you just because we share some common interests.
yeah, the Geek Girl's curse. Where everyone from game producers to filmmakers to fellow geeks think the Girl Geek is a myth, like unicorns or bigfoot. ;) Yet we're simultaneously objectified and held up to the harsh standard of needing to be hawt, too.


on the subject of geek culture, I am totally compelled to share this link: Wake Up, Geek Culture. Time to Die. (http://www.wired.com/magazine/2010/12/ff_angrynerd_geekculture/all/1) It's an article in Wired, written by Patton Oswalt (safe for work).

An excellent, thought-provoking, well-written article on the topic of geek/otaku culture and how it's changing. Long, but really, really worthwhile. I just read it when I saw the thread title, so I had to share it. I think it parallels what has happened to anime culture due to the influence of the internet, a shift which has come up in various threads lately.

aoisakura
01-07-2011, 03:36 PM
But what isn't anime related but REALLY bothers me is the "ARE YOU A GIRL? YOU SOUND LIKE A GIRL...BUT GIRLS CAN'T PLAY HALO!!!! GIRLS CAN'T PLAY VIDEO GAMES GO BACK TO THE KITCHEN"

Haha I got this alot in MMOs, I usually play a male avatar so they assume I'm male, get guilds/LS members etc when you become friends asking for your FB. Boys usually got the shock of their lives finding out I was female XD The assumption was I was a European white teenage male that resembled my avatar somewhat, not a japanese 20-something old female XD I guess I should be flattered that I did not "play like a girl" ^^;

SweetOcarina
01-07-2011, 03:46 PM
Haha I got this alot in MMOs, I usually play a male avatar so they assume I'm male, get guilds/LS members etc when you become friends asking for your FB. Boys usually got the shock of their lives finding out I was female XD The assumption was I was a European white teenage male that resembled my avatar somewhat, not a japanese 20-something old female XD I guess I should be flattered that I did not "play like a girl" ^^;

It might be your domineering personality, sweetheart.

Purfect*Rave
01-07-2011, 04:48 PM
One I'm going to sorta rant about now...
My sister thinks she's better/less of a brat than me, because I spend a lot of (MY) money on costumes and am a geek, while she's such a PERFECT NORMAL GIRL.
Rage. Very much rage. >:/

Kildread
01-07-2011, 04:59 PM
on the subject of geek culture, I am totally compelled to share this link: Wake Up, Geek Culture. Time to Die. (http://www.wired.com/magazine/2010/12/ff_angrynerd_geekculture/all/1) It's an article in Wired, written by Patton Oswalt (safe for work).

An excellent, thought-provoking, well-written article on the topic of geek/otaku culture and how it's changing. Long, but really, really worthwhile. I just read it when I saw the thread title, so I had to share it. I think it parallels what has happened to anime culture due to the influence of the internet, a shift which has come up in various threads lately.

That article is nothing short of awesome.

CosplayCinema
01-07-2011, 05:01 PM
The thing that really bothers me is when people think anime is just a stupid cartoon like tom and jerry or similar silly things, not that it actually has really interesting plots. :|

I haven't come in contact with any really mean stereotypes personally...I guess being a not ugly girl when I tell people "Oh I like anime and video games" I get the "That's hot" /nerdy girl epic response

But what isn't anime related but REALLY bothers me is the "ARE YOU A GIRL? YOU SOUND LIKE A GIRL...BUT GIRLS CAN'T PLAY HALO!!!! GIRLS CAN'T PLAY VIDEO GAMES GO BACK TO THE KITCHEN"

http://i51.tinypic.com/296ohdx.jpg Just sent them this picture :3

bodatheyoda
01-07-2011, 05:33 PM
whenever someone disses anime I kindly remind them of Transformers lol

Lithium Flower
01-07-2011, 05:36 PM
The assumption that as a girl, the only thing I am into is Hello-Kitty or other cute things related to Japan. I actually love the really dark disturbing anime's like Perfect Blue and Ghost in the Shell. YES. I love me some Hello-Kitty <3 I do. I love cute stuff. I live on Kirby's Epic Yarn simply because its so gloriously adorable! But yes, I know about Hellsing and Star Wars and 'manly man' things. You don't need to explain to me the big bad notion of first person shooters.

If I wear something somewhat revealing, It doesn't mean I want your hot manmeat. In-fact I couldn't want your manmeat less than I already do.

I do not believe that I actually AM the character I am cosplaying. Don't assume I have some type of personality disorder or I am socially retarded.


Or that to be a cosplayer I am only interested in anime. In-fact half of the stuff I want to cosplay isn't even anime.

glitter bomb
01-07-2011, 05:37 PM
That article is nothing short of awesome.
glad you enjoyed it. :)

http://i51.tinypic.com/296ohdx.jpg Just sent them this picture :3
so. much. win. win. win. :)


ETA: also, thanks to Lithium Flower "hot manmeat" is now in my vocabulary. ;)

toshirua3846384
01-07-2011, 06:00 PM
I think i have to attack both sides when it comes to this so.........

here are the stereotypes that i want thrown in a black hole that are present within the anime community

1.the stereotype that all people who like anime casually accept the word "otaku" as a term of endearment - im sorry but the word is just as offensive to me just as "gaijin" or gaikokujin. If you lived in japan before you can understand why it is such a horrible word. And usually if im asked if im a "otaku" i just write the person off immediately.

2. the stereotype that everyone that likes anime should already have seen some of the mainstream anime that everyones watching. To me animes such as to aru no index sucks; so i have no intention of continuing the series.

3. The stereotype that everyone who likes anime have to appeal to a certain "anime dress code",<---- i totally loathe this! I like dressing nicely and just because i wear nice clothes that you may see at your local H&M, Pac Sun, Wet Seal, and Victoria Secret Pink stores doesn't mean that i am "that less aware of anime and the like." It sucks how often i get this too.:miffed:

These are the stereotypes that i really want thrown into a vicious black hole that come from people looking from the outside in.

1. The stereotype that everyone that likes anime wears "anime gear"- such as animal beanie hats; thats really, at least in my opinion, tends to look horrible and unflattering and comes next to a straw cowboy hat, plain thing is it looks cheap and pretty tacky. :eeek:

2. The stereotype that everyone that likes anime are fat, ugly, lame looking, uggmo with a capital g, and trifling. I mean just because the show MTV Made shows a kid who is into anime that isn't generally eye candy doesn't mean that we all look at them.

3. The stereotype that everyone who likes anime is asian or white. This says it itself, really i just think its just plain ignorant. :confused:

4. The stereotype that people that like anime only talk about anime ,visual kei bands (which are all right but i like other bands more), or anything that has anything to do with gothic things and the like. I enjoy talking about current situations such as politics, art, and yes let it be a weakness that shall forever be spotted Jersey Shore. <-- what can i say i enjoy watching simple minded sub human microbes tear apart each over for not having GTL on their brain.

Shifty Llama
01-07-2011, 06:05 PM
I am often Mistaken for a guy when I play guild wars

My other issue is many people assume that because of my interests I am single I dont know why they would assume that but they probably just think no one else would share my intrests

Also i have been going to convetions to years and my dad still seems to insist that these huge cons are just 12 people in someones basement. I finally showed him a pictures of the lineups and venders room at the last Fan Expo and he was shocked.

toshirua3846384
01-07-2011, 06:11 PM
That many of us are female, and yet have equal 'geeky credentials' to the guys, and are not 'newbies' or have come with our geeky SO's. And no, are not interested in going out with you just because we share some common interests.

I've had guys try to explain Star Trek to me at conventions. Star Trek. I grew up watching Star Trek. Also I spend a lot of time hanging around the tournament fighting games at conventions, and I'm sick to death of "Do you want me to show you the controls?", "I'll go easy on you because you're a girl" and "I let you win because I'm a gentleman". Oh, and my personal favourite "If I win, you have to go on a date with me".

That last one has happened at least twice, btw, and neither of them got away with it.

And unfourtunatly this still happens A LOT. And what i don't get is how people could be like this, i mean really; does having two portions of fat on your chest and a non existant *ahem* down there really determine game play? :confused: I mean yes while some women who just don't play video games will have trouble following a game like DK doesn't mean all women do. But i guess to some men it's seen as a threat, and its just total "Manbearpig mode" if she happens to be very attractive.

toshirua3846384
01-07-2011, 06:13 PM
The thing that really bothers me is when people think anime is just a stupid cartoon like tom and jerry or similar silly things, not that it actually has really interesting plots. :|

I haven't come in contact with any really mean stereotypes personally...I guess being a not ugly girl when I tell people "Oh I like anime and video games" I get the "That's hot" /nerdy girl epic response

But what isn't anime related but REALLY bothers me is the "ARE YOU A GIRL? YOU SOUND LIKE A GIRL...BUT GIRLS CAN'T PLAY HALO!!!! GIRLS CAN'T PLAY VIDEO GAMES GO BACK TO THE KITCHEN"

Yea and thats super messed up, i like how its usually men who say these things on xbox live but then they are the same people who bitch and moan over not having any female people who enjoy video games and the like when they have their bromance time lol:bigtu:

Zucchan
01-07-2011, 06:14 PM
When people insist I want to be Japanese because I like anime. =_=
NO. I love my Polish/Swedish/Irish/English mix, thank you very much.

This. Except... I'm proud of being Native American; even though I'm pale and blond and you can't tell. xD

A lot of people simply find me strange in the first place, and when I share that I like anime... I tend to get avoided. I don't like the "socially awkward" stereotype for one, I mean, I certainly am not a people person but I have good friends in my anime club who are. On top of that, I play a lot of videogames better than most guys I know, and I can beat most at sports (but not soccer. >_>) ...I guess that makes me multi-talented?

CosplayCinema
01-07-2011, 06:32 PM
(<_< I play soccer....XD)

Yea the whole socially awkward thing. Hell, look at me i'm FAR from it, if i could get a group of females to fall in love with my male crossplay/persona how am i socially awkward. Sheesh, if i was socially awkward i wouldn't have the variety of friends i have in real life. All my friends range from: Cholos(as), Rebelers, rockers, 'gangsters', the smarter more advanced students, hell even teachers and staff have come to adore me :/ i'm so awesomely loved that when i miss school everyone wants to know where i'm at, and when i get in trouble at school i get a 'Okay Adrianna, don't do it again' from the meanest discipline teacher in our school.

In fact the sterotype is false on that, those who are labeled as 'socially awkward' are for the most part reserved people who either are to shy or PREFER not to talk to anyone. If you look at my cosplaygroup we all look really different and talk to different people and have different interests.

Our youngest member(my 13 year old niece) looks like a mini asian model, wears holister, listens to hip hop, has a bunch of her little prepy friends and all the boys in her class are in love with her and yet my niece prefers to stick with me and watch anime and wants to cosplay with me.

Our oldest member...well thats me....our second oldest members consist of a computer wiz and a goth/industrial chick, a swimmer who is ranked 3rd out of 4 schools, and a very very angry guy who yea is socially awkward at times and freaks a lot of people out cause people think he is going to bring a gun to school one day....all of those members are fairly attractive in their own ways, skinny/in shape, and all have lots of friends as well, none of us watch main stream animes (I do sometimes....) We are all gamers who play stuff like call of duty and gears of war as well as halo, DnD, League of Legends, WoW.

But all those stereotypes they have for those of us who watch anime and like japanese stuff don't even apply to ANYONE in our group or most of the people on cosplay.com.

I posted too much .-.

Kildread
01-07-2011, 07:08 PM
I actually love the really dark disturbing anime's like Perfect Blue and Ghost in the Shell.

Wait, Ghost in the Shell is dark and disturbing?

ThakYuki
01-07-2011, 07:23 PM
http://i51.tinypic.com/296ohdx.jpg Just sent them this picture :3

I see your slap and raise you a girls pwning video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQnIJ-ljctk

J.Kazama
01-07-2011, 07:23 PM
I think i have to attack both sides when it comes to this so.........

here are the stereotypes that i want thrown in a black hole that are present within the anime community

1.the stereotype that all people who like anime casually accept the word "otaku" as a term of endearment - im sorry but the word is just as offensive to me just as "gaijin" or gaikokujin. If you lived in japan before you can understand why it is such a horrible word. And usually if im asked if im a "otaku" i just write the person off immediately.


Thank you for existing. I could quote your entire post and praise every single word you said, but this is the one I agree the most.
I really hate that word, too, and I've been very vocal about it with my friends. I hate being called otaku, I'm not one and I don't allow anyone to disrespect me by calling me that. Many people believe that's a compliment....ignorance isn't a bliss, people.

I really, really, really dislike how girls who happen to be good at videogames are minimized, mostly by male gamers. It's not my fault I get to be better than you playing Call of Duty, stop saying you let me win because I'm a girl. And it's very disrespectful to be treated like a shiny toy by people playing at the arcades just because you have boobs.

Also, the whole buying anime-related clothing? No, thank you. I like graphic tee's, but I'm more into wearing comfortable stuff, maybe even vintage looking. I like looking different, I like different things, but that doesn't mean I have to show myself as something awkward to the eye.
And filling your room with anime merchandise isn't precisely the way you show that you're a fan.

I also dislike this never ending obsession people have with trends, like forcing people to watch what's popular and dissing everyone when they don't. No, thank you, I love Gundam Wing and I wouldn't change it for anything that's popular now.

I don't like how people stereotypes you by the things you see or enjoy. We're all diverse people, why can't we enjoy our diversity without prejudice? xD

Volnixshin
01-07-2011, 07:27 PM
Actually when I was in high school I was really into anime. When a group of kids found out they cornered me in a hallway and started to tease me.

"You watch an nee may? you must be gay."

"Only kids watch pokemon.

And the famous line

"You watch animated porn. Because thats what anime is."

Countered from me with

"You watch animated porn? There's animated porn? damn... I didn't know that. What are your favorites?"

which left them a blank horrified expression and they mostly left me alone from then on

Annwel
01-07-2011, 07:30 PM
That all anime lovers think Japan is the number one place in the world and is so 'kawaii desu'. I'm not a Japan hater like some people know (I can't, I'm part Japanese), but I know they've literally done evil things in the past, and have the weirdest stuff on the internet.

Personally, I like being Canadian, and I want to stay here. Wouldn't mind going on some trips to Japan, but still, I like where I am.

Yui
01-07-2011, 07:56 PM
whenever someone disses anime I kindly remind them of Transformers lol

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...
...I'm not sure if I should excitedly agree or debate this point. ^_^;



"Only kids watch pokemon."

When we go up to Canada (which is a lot) and get stopped at the border, they never seem to know what an "anime" convention is - but as soon as we explain it as "You know: Dragonball, Sailor Moon…Pokemon" (which pains me to associate it as) - and then the security gets all relieved and waves us through right away.

So if you're crossing into Canada, Pokemon is perfectly acceptable as an adult interest for some reason. It's like the secret password.

kiratsukai
01-07-2011, 08:04 PM
That I, as a woman, can't look at straight porn.

I can not enter the mens' doujinshi floors at Toranoana or the PC game floor at Sofmap without 6 foot diameter circle opening up around me. The men all get incredibly nervous and start to look ashamed. There is book-clutching and away-backing.

God dammit! If I didn't like some of this stuff, I wouldn't be here >.< I will not give you cooties or have you arrested for looking at me!

SOME GIRLS LIKE PORN TOO! And even if we didn't... all the Touhou Project and BL games are stashed on your floors ~ so either move it or deal!


Oh, and "gaijin" and "otaku" can be used as insults, but they're also incredibly common-use words. If you're not Japanese, you ARE a "gaijin", to everyone. And if you're going to be offended by even the relatively polite "gaikokujin", you're going to have a VERY lousy time here. "Otaku" is much the same.

Being pissed off that someone who means no harm calls you "otaku" or "gaijin" is like getting pissed off that someone calls you a "guy" or a "girl" based on your gender. It will make you look totally insane. That's what you are to everyone, after all.

As for "otaku" being an insult to Japanese fans: tell that to "Otamap" "Otapon" "Otacool" and "Otajam" (all projects, businesses and sites that originated here in Japan)

ヲタ or  ヲタク is a positive, reclaimed term. Different spelling, same exact pronunciation.

Both words' relative offensiveness depends on who uses them and how they're being used.

Cadmium Polyphony
01-07-2011, 08:05 PM
Wait, Ghost in the Shell is dark and disturbing?

No bloody way.

Kildread
01-07-2011, 08:07 PM
When we go up to Canada (which is a lot) and get stopped at the border, they never seem to know what an "anime" convention is - but as soon as we explain it as "You know: Dragonball, Sailor Moon…Pokemon" (which pains me to associate it as) - and then the security gets all relieved and waves us through right away.

So if you're crossing into Canada, Pokemon is perfectly acceptable as an adult interest for some reason. It's like the secret password.

Makes me wonder if I'll have to explain to a customs agent what an anime convention is. (Already needed to do so for the optometrist, no, I don't want a contact lens membership, I just want to know if my eyes support contacts :geek:)

Kyomi
01-07-2011, 09:28 PM
...


When we go up to Canada (which is a lot) and get stopped at the border, they never seem to know what an "anime" convention is - but as soon as we explain it as "You know: Dragonball, Sailor Moon…Pokemon" (which pains me to associate it as) - and then the security gets all relieved and waves us through right away.

So if you're crossing into Canada, Pokemon is perfectly acceptable as an adult interest for some reason. It's like the secret password.

It's true. Whenever people ask us what we're doing in costumes at the convention centres, when we reply with "Anime convention", they'll usually respond with: "Anime.... you mean shows like Pokemon?"

".... sure."

crayonattack
01-07-2011, 09:39 PM
Ugh so much stuff. That people who like anime have no friends/are socially awkward/are weird/aren't cool/blahblahblah. Mostly the same stuff, but that's the worst for me. When I was much younger my sister said some things that basically convinced me that if people knew I liked anime, I would have no friends. It wasn't until MUCH later when I found some friends that like anime that I was more open about it, and even then I still hid it from other people, including my family because I didn't want my sister to judge me! I finally came out of the anime closet when I found out about a con in my area and desperately wanted to go. It took a long time for me to stop being ashamed of this kind of stuff. But no more shame here!

Not to mention the fact that I'm being CONSTANTLY surprised by the people around me who love anime. Like 4 of my friends who at first I had -no- idea liked anime do, and one is coming to a convention with us! I remember once these two friends of mine I was in a class with found out I went to conventions, and at first they were sort of mocking me, but then I explained that thats where I met all the awesome people I was always telling stories about. It quickly turned from "Hah! Anime?!" to "Yeah...well...I love Sailor Moon!"

Celia Rose
01-07-2011, 10:24 PM
[SIZE="2"]I think i have to attack both sides when it comes to this so.........

here are the stereotypes that i want thrown in a black hole that are present within the anime community

1.the stereotype that all people who like anime casually accept the word "[COLOR="Black"]otaku" as a term of endearment - im sorry but the word is just as offensive to me just as "gaijin" or gaikokujin. If you lived in japan before you can understand why it is such a horrible word. And usually if im asked if im a "otaku" i just write the person off immediately.
I'm not horribly offended by the term "otaku," but I'd rather not use it. There are still people who use it in its former context, rather than the reclaimed meaning that kiratsukai explained. I've admitted to having otaku tendencies, but I don't like to. >A>

3. The stereotype that everyone who likes anime have to appeal to a certain "anime dress code",<---- i totally loathe this! I like dressing nicely and just because i wear nice clothes that you may see at your local H&M, Pac Sun, Wet Seal, and Victoria Secret Pink stores doesn't mean that i am "that less aware of anime and the like." It sucks how often i get this too.:miffed:
This I agree with. Before I am a Geek Girl, I am a Barbie Girl with strong affections for Forever21. :heart:
Who says geeks can't dress nicely? There's an entire fashion trend dedicated to the geek persona! :p

The assumption that as a girl, the only thing I am into is Hello-Kitty or other cute things related to Japan. I actually love the really dark disturbing anime's like Perfect Blue and Ghost in the Shell. YES. I love me some Hello-Kitty <3 I do. I love cute stuff. I live on Kirby's Epic Yarn simply because its so gloriously adorable! But yes, I know about Hellsing and Star Wars and 'manly man' things. You don't need to explain to me the big bad notion of first person shooters.
Indeed. Just because a girl likes cute things doesn't mean that's the ONLY thing she likes. xD

I get annoyed by the stereotype that geeks are NEETs who have hours upon hours of free time to immerse themselves into their fandoms. On one hand, I have friends who will brag to me about finishing an eight-hour series in one sitting, whereas on the other hand I have friends who attend school and work full-time, with little time to squeeze in an episode of anything once a week.
But, hey, the stereotype has stuck.

Shana05
01-07-2011, 11:11 PM
"All anime girls wear next to nothing." In the "rude cosplay comments" thread awhile back I mentioned a co-worker said this after I said who I'd be cosplaying at the con that weekend. The cosplays were Misa (Death Note), Lucy (Elfen Lied) and Shana (Shakugan No Shana). None of these are particularly revealing. Lucy can be but not the version I was doing.

Shana05
01-07-2011, 11:27 PM
Oh, and "gaijin" and "otaku" can be used as insults, but they're also incredibly common-use words. If you're not Japanese, you ARE a "gaijin", to everyone. And if you're going to be offended by even the relatively polite "gaikokujin", you're going to have a VERY lousy time here. "Otaku" is much the same.

Being pissed off that someone who means no harm calls you "otaku" or "gaijin" is like getting pissed off that someone calls you a "guy" or a "girl" based on your gender. It will make you look totally insane. That's what you are to everyone, after all.

As for "otaku" being an insult to Japanese fans: tell that to "Otamap" "Otapon" "Otacool" and "Otajam" (all projects, businesses and sites that originated here in Japan)

ヲタ or  ヲタク is a positive, reclaimed term. Different spelling, same exact pronunciation.

Both words' relative offensiveness depends on who uses them and how they're being used.

That's how I see my use of the word. While the term "otaku" doesn't have the same stigma to it here in the U.S. I'm aware of it but I still call myself such to reclaim the word. I also call myself a "nerd" which isn't exactly the nicest thing to say about someone.

It wasn't too long ago the word "queer" was derogatory to LGBT people but now many actively call themselves that. Now, it's only an insult if used in a negative context.

toshirua3846384
01-08-2011, 01:13 AM
That I, as a woman, can't look at straight porn.

I can not enter the mens' doujinshi floors at Toranoana or the PC game floor at Sofmap without 6 foot diameter circle opening up around me. The men all get incredibly nervous and start to look ashamed. There is book-clutching and away-backing.

God dammit! If I didn't like some of this stuff, I wouldn't be here >.< I will not give you cooties or have you arrested for looking at me!

SOME GIRLS LIKE PORN TOO! And even if we didn't... all the Touhou Project and BL games are stashed on your floors ~ so either move it or deal!


Oh, and "gaijin" and "otaku" can be used as insults, but they're also incredibly common-use words. If you're not Japanese, you ARE a "gaijin", to everyone. And if you're going to be offended by even the relatively polite "gaikokujin", you're going to have a VERY lousy time here. "Otaku" is much the same.

Being pissed off that someone who means no harm calls you "otaku" or "gaijin" is like getting pissed off that someone calls you a "guy" or a "girl" based on your gender. It will make you look totally insane. That's what you are to everyone, after all.

As for "otaku" being an insult to Japanese fans: tell that to "Otamap" "Otapon" "Otacool" and "Otajam" (all projects, businesses and sites that originated here in Japan)

ヲタ or  ヲタク is a positive, reclaimed term. Different spelling, same exact pronunciation.

Both words' relative offensiveness depends on who uses them and how they're being used.

Uh yeah i know and i understand that; ive lived there before and have been called such names as these before so its not big shock to me i assure you. I guess i should have better worded what i ment as far as how it is used to be offensive. The main point that i was trying to get across was that i don't enjoy being called such names by people who live outside of japan that think it is a term of endearment. I think depending on how you use the word gaikokujin it can be offensive and at the same time it can be innocently used. You know its how you get your point across that really matters is what i ment. I think if its use belligerently for example then it really does mean mal-intent, however if its used to just describe a person than i have no problem with it.

LoneHowler
01-08-2011, 02:40 AM
That Anime is for people collage age or younger. People older than that are creepers.

Lets face it, most North American cartoons suck. Japan has it right they make cartoons for all ages, adults enjoy them as much as the kids. There is a anime for every age set

aoisakura
01-08-2011, 04:51 AM
That I, as a woman, can't look at straight porn.

I can not enter the mens' doujinshi floors at Toranoana or the PC game floor at Sofmap without 6 foot diameter circle opening up around me. The men all get incredibly nervous and start to look ashamed. There is book-clutching and away-backing.



I found it rather hillarious about the "girl in male orientated doujin section of a shop" thing. I actually had the same experience I think it was in Akiba, so I proceeded to embarrass all the hentai doujin reading otaku by looking at some of the books right next to them- they all looked horrified. But I think thats mainly because they feel they are being too openly perverted and are sort of..ashamed to be looking at the adult stuff infront of a girl rather than something offensive at you.

I have however got "Wtf is she doing in here" stares from girls in doujin shops in 'bukuro as I have dyed blond hair and usually wear clothes from places like Liz lisa and clearly thats not the image of a "fujyoshi" or something ^^; So really otakus can be discriminating to eachother aswell, in Japan anyway. (No idea about the west I hardly involve myself in the social stuff where I live)


Oh, and "gaijin" and "otaku" can be used as insults, but they're also incredibly common-use words. If you're not Japanese, you ARE a "gaijin", to everyone. And if you're going to be offended by even the relatively polite "gaikokujin", you're going to have a VERY lousy time here. "Otaku" is much the same.

Being pissed off that someone who means no harm calls you "otaku" or "gaijin" is like getting pissed off that someone calls you a "guy" or a "girl" based on your gender. It will make you look totally insane. That's what you are to everyone, after all.


I was going to point this out, even I use "Gaijin-san" sometimes, (And I am far from being racist towards westerners or whatnot.) we do not mean it as offensive, sorry if it offends you but I think 90% of us who use the term (esp with -san on the end) are not meaning it in an offensive way, it's...a bit hard to explain I guess WHY we have to point out people's races but it's just a typically..Japanese thing or something ^^; In anycase if you hear the term unless it's being used in a negative context, it's not meant to be offensive.

I used to find people calling me "otaku" offensive when said in Japanese but now I've sort of got used to it, (And accepted I sort of am...hah...) and well its being reclaimed by "Otaku" but I can understand why it may be seen as offensive, as alot of people use it in a negative way in Japanese still (Far more than "Gaijin" is used in a negative way, I think.)

Ineedaname9
01-08-2011, 05:11 AM
Being into cosplay, anime, etc/ makes me an otaku or any of the other versions of it. Where I am Otaku and it's counterparts refers to a type of lifestyle. Just cause I watch anime, play video games from japan, and cosplay does not mean I'm an otaku. If anyone ask (no matter if its negative or positive) I say 'no, I am not an otaku.'

I've read your guy's 'argument', seriously I'd just rather say no and not deal with the drama.

Lithium Flower
01-08-2011, 10:58 AM
Wait, Ghost in the Shell is dark and disturbing?

THAR BE SPOILERS:




I think it can definitely have dark elements. Like Innocence involves android sex dolls going crazy and killing their owners. Young girls being kidnapped by the Yakuza to to make more human robot sex dolls with ghost-dubbing and that oh so very trippy scene in the hackers mansion that plays the reoccurring scene changing each round, all in Togusa's noggin'. That's pretty disturbing to me dude, no it's not the typical blood and guts type of dark but I think GITS has some pretty intense themes.

Even in SAC, Aoi (the Laughing Man) is essentially a dying child taking his revenge on those, like major corporations in Japan, he see's as responsible for wronging him and others in the world. A child who attacks political figures, dabbles in terrorism, and is the major driving figure of almost all of 1st GIG. No it's not out right "LOOKA ALL THE BLOOD N RAPU N STUFF" kind of dark. But you've got to admit it's some intense stuff. There's even flashbacks to Batou in the jungles chasing after a serial killer who skins people.

On-top of the underlying themes of how far can A.I go before something like the Tachikoma develop their own 'ghost', and what constitutes 'humanity' in a time when most people are not entirely 'human' anymore... it's some pretty dark stuffs.

Volnixshin
01-08-2011, 11:29 AM
I find the language you're using offensive and I don't think that's appropriate for an all-ages forum.



I fail to see this




On another note but related


GI Joe Renegades,
Transformers in all incarnations
Thundercats
Robot Chicken
ect

You can find them, just look over the crap.


On the topic note.


That cosplay is Japanese in origin, and only asians can do it (no this isn't stemmed from Meg's posts. Just on my mind)

glitter bomb
01-08-2011, 02:47 PM
back on topic....

So if you're crossing into Canada, Pokemon is perfectly acceptable as an adult interest for some reason. It's like the secret password.

:rofl::rofl::thumbsup: that has to be one of the funniest things I've read in awhile. huh, The More You Know. heeee.


Lets face it, most North American cartoons suck. Japan has it right they make cartoons for all ages, adults enjoy them as much as the kids. There is a anime for every age set
in your opinion. I'm guessing you haven't really tried much NA animation, because some of the best, most well-written shows are American. It's so accepted here that many cartoons are made specifically for adults (as in, characters and content, not as in adult=porn). Hell, we have entire networks, such as Comedy Central, that host the shows. And more and more live action films are creating animation spin-offs or companion films (Hellboy, Matrix, and Riddick, to name a few). There are some wonderful films from Japan, but IMO the American market has done what Japan has failed to: evolved the medium as its audience ages.

Yukikittie
01-08-2011, 02:52 PM
As a big fan of the Fairly Odd Parents, Danny Phantom, Family Guy, South Park, Avatar, The Wild Thornberry's, SpongeBob SquarePants, Jimmy Neutron, The Powerpuff Girls, Scooby-Doo! and many, MANY more.... I highly disagree that NA animations suck.

Yukikittie
01-08-2011, 02:54 PM
Another stereotype that I realized. When people accuse me of hating NA's cartoons and thinking anime is better.
No, not at all. I love both equally, just in different ways.

glitter bomb
01-08-2011, 03:15 PM
Another stereotype that I realized. When people accuse me of hating NA's cartoons and thinking anime is better.
No, not at all. I love both equally, just in different ways.

that's my stance as well. :) they can be very different and I appreciate what each offers.


I think the stereotype that most frustrates me is that there is one single type of "Geek/Nerd/Otaku." As a result, people try to shove you into the singular box they believe exists. Worst of all, fellow geeks/nerds/otaku do this.

I have a wide variety of interests. Like, bordering on the ridiculous. I doubt that I'm unique in this regard. Yet, if I'm dressed fashionably the geek/nerd/otaku set assume that either I'm stupid or I'm just tagging along with my bf. On the flip side, if I'm dressed in my geek girl clothes (which around here means I'm not dressed like a tramp) then non-geek/nerd/otaku are surprised that I have social skills, a bf, interests in "high culture" like art and dance, and gainful employment. What? I can't like Gibson AND Steinbeck? I can't like The Matrix AND Citizen Kane? I can't like fashion AND table games?

Shifty Llama
01-08-2011, 03:22 PM
Im starting to get sick of the steryotype that inorder to cosplay you need to be super in to anime , I mean yea i like anime but im really into games sci-fi historical comic books etc,

Im sick of being jusdged by people who see me cosplaying and assume i am anime crazy while i stare blankly...

rubyspitfire
01-08-2011, 03:57 PM
all gamers are 45 year old men who still live with their parents... or you're female? then you must be a fat ugly cow who could never get a man

...says a "competitive starcraft 2 player"

Divinita Lunare Aria
01-08-2011, 04:14 PM
Ones I hear the most are "greasy" xp. I shower everyday and wash my face three times a day and do my own laundry. Stop saying we're all greasy!

This really mean girl argued with me that anime was "just a guy thing" and that "girls shouldn't and don't like it" I told her, go to a convention and tell me that anime is just for guys.

People assume that I'm lesbian because I like anime...I'm so confused xp! What does that have to do with liking anime?!

Flora88
01-08-2011, 06:51 PM
That we cosplay for sexual reasons.

Wtf.

Yukikittie
01-08-2011, 06:52 PM
^ I get that SOO much! Oh the look on my co-worker's face when I said I cosplayed. x_x
She still thinks that all cosplayers are perverts though...ugh...

Shifty Llama
01-08-2011, 06:58 PM
Oh oh Im sick of being called a LARPer, I have never once LARPed in my life, not that i wouldnt try it

When the movie Role Models came out more people leanerd what LARPing was and all the people who i had told i cosplay thought that was what i do, They are very different things!

Flora88
01-08-2011, 07:10 PM
Also, that, since I cosplay and show no outward signs of social awkwardness, there must be something insane lurking beneath my calm, Dior-smelling, Anne Taylor-clad exterior.

Kildread
01-08-2011, 07:28 PM
^ I get that SOO much! Oh the look on my co-worker's face when I said I cosplayed. x_x
She still thinks that all cosplayers are perverts though...ugh...

My coworkers are more perverted than the people I met at my first convention.

They'd never admit to it, but the number of sexual undertones they keep mentionning in most conversations kind of reveal it.

ThakYuki
01-08-2011, 10:11 PM
At my previous job, my boss's husband (who thought I was a pot head) heard that I was into anime, and he asked me "So you like that hen-TAY?" Yes he pronounced it wrong and put emphasis on the second half. I wanted to go put my head in the freezer.

DaemonForce
01-08-2011, 10:53 PM
That we cosplay for sexual reasons.
At this point I'm fairly certain the only ones that do this are the catboys. Obvious ears are obvious? >.>'

I guess I'm luckier than most of you. I only get the stupid people that tell me I'm going to hell for cosplaying or that I'm unclean for liking anime or my favorite rare occurance: "Why can't you just be normal?"

There are others but I don't want to think about them right now.

ThakYuki
01-09-2011, 12:27 AM
"Why can't you just be normal?"

I'm pretty sure my mom thinks this every (rare) time I mention spending money on anime or video games.

Lithium Flower
01-09-2011, 12:42 AM
Also, that, since I cosplay and show no outward signs of social awkwardness, there must be something insane lurking beneath my calm, Dior-smelling, Anne Taylor-clad exterior.

This is wise of them to assume, as all cosplayers secretly have dead cats in their freezers and the hair clippings of our previous lovers tapped to the wall.

akira_harnett26
01-09-2011, 01:20 AM
COULDN'T AGREE MORE.
My parents are the worst with this. =.= "You're gonna end up marrying a Japanese guy!" etc. etc.

And the stereotype that we do nothing other than anime (kinda guilty of fitting that. xD) and are ugly, weak, zit-covered nerds with no sense of humor. =_= Errr no.

Who cares if you end up marrying a Japanese guy?

Chipface
01-09-2011, 08:34 AM
That we don't shower. I shower everyday for the most part. Unless it's my day off work and I'm not doing anything, then I'll skip a shower. I know some people don't. I've encountered the dreaded con funk maybe once or twice.

TseenShe
01-09-2011, 09:11 AM
3. The stereotype that everyone who likes anime have to appeal to a certain "anime dress code",<---- i totally loathe this! I like dressing nicely and just because i wear nice clothes that you may see at your local H&M, Pac Sun, Wet Seal, and Victoria Secret Pink stores doesn't mean that i am "that less aware of anime and the like." It sucks how often i get this too.:miffed:

2. The stereotype that everyone that likes anime are fat, ugly, lame looking, uggmo with a capital g, and trifling. I mean just because the show MTV Made shows a kid who is into anime that isn't generally eye candy doesn't mean that we all look at them.

3. The stereotype that everyone who likes anime is asian or white. This says it itself, really i just think its just plain ignorant. :confused:


^This
I don't get why people think that its weird for you to like anime just because you're not asian or white. :( Heck, one of my friends even told me that "I don't act black." :mad: Last time I checked skin color doesn't determine how someone acts =A=

And not everyone who likes anime looks like a troll. ._. I enjoy looking my best and dressing nicely, thank you.

tifaia
01-09-2011, 10:11 AM
http://i51.tinypic.com/296ohdx.jpg Just sent them this picture :3

This thread is making me lol in all the right ways. XD It's nice to see that people share the same thoughts as myself. Though anime and gaming are becoming more acceptable as we age, growing up it was-talk about it and be the outcast or keep quiet and pass by without any trouble. >.> I was reading an article in the NY Times the other day about how being the geek in school is becoming a fad. WTF? This couldn't happen back when I was in high school? /sigh.

So I step on my soap box to say the following:

I am a woman and I like video games and anime. I am not a socially inept "otaku" (if I can think of another word to replace this, I will). I bathe. I like to smell nice. I like to look nice. I may not like the color pink, but I love shoes. I have friends. I go outside. I exercise. I'm friends with geek and non-geek alike. I'm allowed to be both a woman and a geek. I like Grand Theft Auto and Halo. I also like Star Trek and Star Wars. Please don't ask me to pick one over the other. It's perfectly fine to enjoy both. And no, I don't need for you to explain to me who Captain Picard is or how to shoot a gun in Fallout. If I needed help, I would ask. To those within the geek/nerd community, just because I am a woman doesn't make me an uber nerd, nor does it mean that I am oblivious to what's going on. I came to this convention under my own power, so I must know something about the fan-ism to be here. To everyone of all walks of life, you may call me names and try to put me down, but really all you're doing is stereotyping what you don't know. I am a woman and a geek. I can be both and enjoy my life.

*off the box*

So about that Star Trek and Star Wars thing...I don't get why some people force me to choose one over the other. Why can't I enjoy both? There are positives and negatives with both series. It's one of the in-geek stereotypes that I'd love to get rid of. You shouldn't have to be "Star Wars Only" or "Star Trek Only". We should be allowed to enjoy both equally without ridicule from our fellow nerds/geeks. :/

Flora88
01-09-2011, 11:10 AM
This thread is making me lol in all the right ways. XD It's nice to see that people share the same thoughts as myself. Though anime and gaming are becoming more acceptable as we age, growing up it was-talk about it and be the outcast or keep quiet and pass by without any trouble. >.> I was reading an article in the NY Times the other day about how being the geek in school is becoming a fad. WTF? This couldn't happen back when I was in high school? /sigh.

So I step on my soap box to say the following:

I am a woman and I like video games and anime. I am not a socially inept "otaku" (if I can think of another word to replace this, I will). I bathe. I like to smell nice. I like to look nice. I may not like the color pink, but I love shoes. I have friends. I go outside. I exercise. I'm friends with geek and non-geek alike. I'm allowed to be both a woman and a geek. I like Grand Theft Auto and Halo. I also like Star Trek and Star Wars. Please don't ask me to pick one over the other. It's perfectly fine to enjoy both. And no, I don't need for you to explain to me who Captain Picard is or how to shoot a gun in Fallout. If I needed help, I would ask. To those within the geek/nerd community, just because I am a woman doesn't make me an uber nerd, nor does it mean that I am oblivious to what's going on. I came to this convention under my own power, so I must know something about the fan-ism to be here. To everyone of all walks of life, you may call me names and try to put me down, but really all you're doing is stereotyping what you don't know. I am a woman and a geek. I can be both and enjoy my life.

*off the box*

You go, girl! (http://30.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_l8q6k3jClD1qbipv3o1_400.gif) :heart:

Viveeh
01-09-2011, 11:14 AM
I like Star Wars, too! :D

Well, I love to play video games, and I sometimes watch my favorite anime or read my favorite manga. I'm tired of the fact that many think we're all the kind of people who don't take care of their hygiene or looks, and that we hate other people or something. (Personally I am shy, which is different from hating people. I think.)

And then the people who dye their hair bleach blonde, wear a load of makeup every day, mock others, want to do plastic surgery, and drink till they can't walk are normal. I never wanted to be normal. XD

(Sorry if I hurt anybody, didn't mean to.)

tifaia
01-09-2011, 11:28 AM
You go, girl! (http://30.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_l8q6k3jClD1qbipv3o1_400.gif) :heart:

:toothy: Hurray for the interwebs. lol



And then the people who dye their hair bleach blonde, wear a load of makeup every day, mock others, want to do plastic surgery, and drink till they can't walk are normal. I never wanted to be normal. XD

Being normal is overrated. >.>

Ion
01-09-2011, 11:59 AM
3. The stereotype that everyone who likes anime is asian or white. This says it itself, really i just think its just plain ignorant. :confused:
This right here. When I worked at a chain bookstore years ago, teens and parents would come up to me assuming I loved anime and manga and would ask for recommendations and opinions on series because clearly I knew about all the series etc out there. At first I was a bit flattered that they were willing to ask for assistance since most customers prefer to search endlessly, deny offers for help by staff, then complain that no one helped them. Then I realized they were making assumptions because I was the only non-white person on staff and all Asians love anime and manga. I am actually more of a casual consumer and am quite choosy about what I read, watch, and play. I typically prefer doing things that do not require me sitting still.

Side note: I even had a few customers bring empty ethnic food packages into the store and ask me to translate them. I loled hard as I ironically only know French and German, none of the Asian languages. Their expressions were priceless when I told them that.

Another stereotype I dislike is that when it comes to liking anime/manga/games there seems to be no middle ground to some people.
Not interested/hate it < or > Crazed weeaboo fanboy/girl frothing at the mouth for the latest goodies.

Showing slight interest in anime/manga/games must mean you are one of those "crazies". Sure, there are people that fit into those 2 extremes, but using a bell curve I dare say there are more people between those extremes who are either "aware but not against" or "have a casual to more focused interest without being scary". Since when is life so cut and dry, seriously?!

ThakYuki
01-09-2011, 12:08 PM
This thread is making me lol in all the right ways. XD It's nice to see that people share the same thoughts as myself. Though anime and gaming are becoming more acceptable as we age, growing up it was-talk about it and be the outcast or keep quiet and pass by without any trouble. >.> I was reading an article in the NY Times the other day about how being the geek in school is becoming a fad. WTF? This couldn't happen back when I was in high school? /sigh.

So I step on my soap box to say the following:

I am a woman and I like video games and anime. I am not a socially inept "otaku" (if I can think of another word to replace this, I will). I bathe. I like to smell nice. I like to look nice. I may not like the color pink, but I love shoes. I have friends. I go outside. I exercise. I'm friends with geek and non-geek alike. I'm allowed to be both a woman and a geek. I like Grand Theft Auto and Halo. I also like Star Trek and Star Wars. Please don't ask me to pick one over the other. It's perfectly fine to enjoy both. And no, I don't need for you to explain to me who Captain Picard is or how to shoot a gun in Fallout. If I needed help, I would ask. To those within the geek/nerd community, just because I am a woman doesn't make me an uber nerd, nor does it mean that I am oblivious to what's going on. I came to this convention under my own power, so I must know something about the fan-ism to be here. To everyone of all walks of life, you may call me names and try to put me down, but really all you're doing is stereotyping what you don't know. I am a woman and a geek. I can be both and enjoy my life.

*off the box*

So about that Star Trek and Star Wars thing...I don't get why some people force me to choose one over the other. Why can't I enjoy both? There are positives and negatives with both series. It's one of the in-geek stereotypes that I'd love to get rid of. You shouldn't have to be "Star Wars Only" or "Star Trek Only". We should be allowed to enjoy both equally without ridicule from our fellow nerds/geeks. :/

Tifaia, you are my long-lost twin. xD I'm a Trekkie in the making, and I love Star Wars.

Kildread
01-09-2011, 12:15 PM
Lets face it, most North American cartoons suck. Japan has it right they make cartoons for all ages, adults enjoy them as much as the kids. There is a anime for every age set

I'm a little in the same mindset regarding american cartoons, that little in them actually appeals to me in any regard (Likely because what I've seen is *always* marketed as humorous and I'm very hard to please in that regard).

Though I think american cartoons are made for kids entirely, it reflects in the thought pattern of many adults around here (At least in Québec). Cartoons are for kids, when they want serious media, they'll watch movies with real people. That's the extent of their thoughts --- same thing for games, games with cartoony covers will not appeal as much as covers with burly men made with a semi-realistic edge :P

Animation movies are really awesome, and I daresay they replace american cartoons for me (G-Force, Megamind, Tangled and more...). And I still think Astérix and Lucky Luke are some of the better animations made in Europe from so many years ago. Though the english adaptations really lose a lot of their appeal (The twelve tasks of Astérix is quite bad in english, but in french it is a masterpiece).

Alyxiane
01-09-2011, 03:09 PM
Another stereotype I dislike is that when it comes to liking anime/manga/games there seems to be no middle ground to some people.
Not interested/hate it < or > Crazed weeaboo fanboy/girl frothing at the mouth for the latest goodies.

Showing slight interest in anime/manga/games must mean you are one of those "crazies". Sure, there are people that fit into those 2 extremes, but using a bell curve I dare say there are more people between those extremes who are either "aware but not against" or "have a casual to more focused interest without being scary". Since when is life so cut and dry, seriously?!

I had a boyfriend who thought of me as this whenever I have my tendencies to make references about anime/manga/games and even internet memes. He told me dead straight that I was too obsessed and stuck in this "stupid fantasy" when I should live in the "real world" and have more interests. At the same time, he has a bit of an ego where he considers himself as a more "sophisticated" guy and is shown to be a bit shameful and embarrassed if plenty of our peers learn that he has some geek interests too (he likes participating in lightsaber fights at a club in my old school). I guess one can wonder how that relationship lasted for a good 6 months. :/

Like Ion, I'm really just casually interested in those kinds of things in reality. I'm actually more interested in the artwork themselves than the actual plot/premise. I BARELY if at all follow several anime/manga at a time. Heck, I haven't even look up on the updates on the few series that I DO follow! Sure, I know some stuff about Kuroshitsuji, Naruto, Bleach, etc. but that doesn't mean I actually took the time to read/watch them 'cause I'm just lazy like that. (At most, I'll just watch/read a couple episodes/chapters here and there but that's it.)

I find it difficult to explain that I like anime/manga/video games when I practice my hobby pretty differently than many would expect.

wing knight
01-09-2011, 03:12 PM
just remember there are more of us than there are of them ( haters, uneducated)

Akemi Idane
01-09-2011, 03:24 PM
I.
Do not write.
Gay porn.
Yes, I have two gay characters. Yes, I read a LOT of anime/manga, and yes, my OTP is homosexual. Yes, I also write.
But I do not.
Write.
Gay porn.

That is all.

ToroSonyCat
01-09-2011, 03:56 PM
The stereotype that all anime fans are weeaboos, I hate that.

tifaia
01-09-2011, 04:02 PM
Tifaia, you are my long-lost twin. xD I'm a Trekkie in the making, and I love Star Wars.

Welcome sister! <(^_^<) lol


@Ion:

Couldn't agree more about the bell curve. With the complexity of life, I guess it's just easier for people to assume one extreme or the other and not think about the majority that sit in the middle. *shrugs* I never really understood it, myself. lol

SaskWhovian
01-09-2011, 04:20 PM
For me it was a "You never grew out of comics or video games? You like sci fi and fantasy? Well you'll never amount to much! You are going to live in your parents basement forever!"

or the "You need to grow up! That is kids stuff!"


I even had a bit of trouble, as many have mentioned, with the whole Star Trek/Star Wars debates with some of my geekier freinds. One day they were arguing about which is better and would not accept that I liked both just as much, kept pestering and trying to force me to pick one or the other. After a bit I got mad just just decalred "DR WHO!". They stared at my for awhile and I had to explain it was a british sci fi show that was actually pretty good. They both looked at me and basically said "That's gay/stupid". I don't think I've talked to them in awhile after that.

toshirua3846384
01-09-2011, 04:37 PM
This right here. When I worked at a chain bookstore years ago, teens and parents would come up to me assuming I loved anime and manga and would ask for recommendations and opinions on series because clearly I knew about all the series etc out there. At first I was a bit flattered that they were willing to ask for assistance since most customers prefer to search endlessly, deny offers for help by staff, then complain that no one helped them. Then I realized they were making assumptions because I was the only non-white person on staff and all Asians love anime and manga. I am actually more of a casual consumer and am quite choosy about what I read, watch, and play. I typically prefer doing things that do not require me sitting still.

Side note: I even had a few customers bring empty ethnic food packages into the store and ask me to translate them. I loled hard as I ironically only know French and German, none of the Asian languages. Their expressions were priceless when I told them that.

Another stereotype I dislike is that when it comes to liking anime/manga/games there seems to be no middle ground to some people.
Not interested/hate it < or > Crazed weeaboo fanboy/girl frothing at the mouth for the latest goodies.

Showing slight interest in anime/manga/games must mean you are one of those "crazies". Sure, there are people that fit into those 2 extremes, but using a bell curve I dare say there are more people between those extremes who are either "aware but not against" or "have a casual to more focused interest without being scary". Since when is life so cut and dry, seriously?!

Little do those people who assume that "all asian people loves anime" knows that on the contrary that it is the biggest myth in the world that deserves a major face palm. I guess it would break their hearts if they knew that a lot of people, even in japan dislike anime or have a hard time really accepting it. The part i lived at; i never really told anyone that i liked anime, only because one im interested in other things besides anime and two that would look bad on my part being that im not Japanese. I think if i would to have came out with it while i was attending school there i would have gotten labled as a japanophile or something along those lines. Also the people who did like anime who went to that school got teased all the time for it. They were almost just as relentless as other people in other places when it comes to anime or manga. Oh and about the people who would bring empty wrappers to you that are in different langauges, i find it pretty offensive. I would have reported that to someone.

Miki Starwind
01-09-2011, 04:40 PM
Another stereotype I dislike is that when it comes to liking anime/manga/games there seems to be no middle ground to some people.
Not interested/hate it < or > Crazed weeaboo fanboy/girl frothing at the mouth for the latest goodies.
This. The fact that I've liked a few series doesn't mean my entire life revolves around anime. I hate it when people assume that my sense of humor is made up of anime-related memes, just because I like anime. If we're shopping at the mall, and I say, "nice dress", you don't need to giggle and whisper "nice boat lol". My mind isn't wired to catch on to anime/otaku references 24/7, I *DO* think about other stuff most of the time.

I just wish people outside of the fandom would understand that Konata is a caricature of the otaku stereotype. It irks me when people expect me to behave and be like her, just because I have a slight interest in Japanese media.

When people insist I want to be Japanese because I like anime. =_=
Agreed. I can appreciate their culture, and think some Japanese people are gorgeous - but I'm perfectly happy being who I am. I'd love to go visit someday on vacation, but no, I wouldn't actually move to Japan (unless some ungodly amazing job offer came from there, but I don't think I would do the whole teaching English thing just to get myself into the country.)

My next favorite stereotype? That liking anime means I'm only into Asian boys, and absolutely will NOT Americans/Caucasians. Granted, Homer Simpson is far from being anyone's dreamboat, but that whole "she's an anime fan, she won't date you unless you're Japanese" thing? Lies.

toshirua3846384
01-09-2011, 05:01 PM
^This
I don't get why people think that its weird for you to like anime just because you're not asian or white. :( Heck, one of my friends even told me that "I don't act black." :mad: Last time I checked skin color doesn't determine how someone acts =A=

And not everyone who likes anime looks like a troll. ._. I enjoy looking my best and dressing nicely, thank you.

^^^Oops sorry for the double post

I usually get this a lot from people in the anime community, and i hate to say this or call anyone out but it seems that over here especially state side; if your pretty a.k.a ( taking pride in your appearance with nice clothes/makeup) or if your skin is a bit darker than anyone elses, people tend to be a bit weird on the whole "accepting" you in their similar hobby. One time when i was at a con i was sitting at a table waiting in the lobby for my friends to get back from changing into their cosplays. ( i was not wearing cosplay because it was too hot so i decided to wear it later in the evening) But shortly there were some people who sat down across from me. I guess i caught the attention of one of them and then before you knew it they were going on a tirade; saying on how i don't need to be here, or that i probably didn't know what anime was and that i was there to put the "freaks like us" on youtube about how "weirdly" they were dressed. ( i guess they thought i couldn't hear them or something) After that i reached in my bag and pulled out a peach girl art book. After that they totally were silent...:eeek: i mean seriously, people can be such morons:miffed:

rubyspitfire
01-09-2011, 05:38 PM
proud fan of star gate/trek/wars ^_^

also, my hair has not been it's natural shade for over 5 years and i am known to drink until wobbly on occasion. those have nothing to do with being "normal" or not. it's just another interest

ThakYuki
01-09-2011, 05:50 PM
I used to assume that all Japanese people (those living in Japan) loved anime/manga/video games. Now that I've actually made friends with someone who was visiting from Japan, I found my assumption was wrong, as he disliked a lot of that stuff (he even dislikes Hayao Miyazaki's films D: ).

A stereotype from "newbies" into these hobbies, they think that since you like anime (and all the other Japanese stuff) that you know EVERYTHING about EVERY ANIME (especially Naruto and Bleach). And if you don't like Naruto and/or Bleach, that you're not a true anime "otaku".

zeromurasame
01-10-2011, 03:24 PM
Don't know if this has been said before. But the stereotype that all anime fans are weaboos who just simply love "Grorious Nippon",hate everything Western,and think J-Pop is the best music on the planet(Not knocking anyone who likes it, But I myself don't care for it). Also the whole "lol anime fans are fat, greasy, neckbearded, permavirgins" thing gets a little old. Oh and another stereotype I don't care for is the assumption that all Anime fans like Naruto.

Lightane
01-10-2011, 03:56 PM
^ Oh gawd, the Naruto stereotype. I for one personally am not fond of Naruto, I have watched it on occasion and I know some characters. But I wouldn't call myself a fan under any circumstances.

I also hate when you tell someone (online) that you are into anime and they assume you are a pudgy, smelly, acne covered, lonely kid who likes furries ;A;. I'm not pudgy by any means, I bathe daily, Pro Active saves me, and my friends are my life.

Another thing.

"I like anime."
"Oh! Like Pokemon?"
"Nooottt really...."

Miki Starwind
01-10-2011, 05:30 PM
think J-Pop is the best music on the planet
Quoted for truth. I might like my anime, but that doesn't mean I shun music n English and act like a "J-music snob". Ultimately, my all-time favorite band that I *love* above all others is American - Green Day. And I actually like Lady Gaga, even if she's not the world's best songwriter in terms of lyrics, her music is still fun.

rubyspitfire
01-10-2011, 05:39 PM
i'm a metalhead. if it's loud and fast, gives you a headache, and you can only understand half the lyrics, chances are i'll like it... so NOT nerd noise ^_^

Volnixshin
01-10-2011, 05:59 PM
VIKING METAL

Like Tyr (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXjF9po2hYk&playnext=1&list=PL53322F89D3FF2DF8&index=5), I love Tyr, anyone else?

zeromurasame
01-10-2011, 06:17 PM
i'm a metalhead. if it's loud and fast, gives you a headache, and you can only understand half the lyrics, chances are i'll like it... so NOT nerd noise ^_^

VIKING METAL

Like Tyr, I love Tyr, anyone else?
.....MY PEOPLE!!!! :toothy:

glitter bomb
01-10-2011, 06:26 PM
and think J-Pop is the best music on the planet(Not knocking anyone who likes it, But I myself don't care for it). Also the whole "lol anime fans are fat, greasy, neckbearded, permavirgins" thing gets a little old.

I think this goes back to my prior comment about the misconception that there is only one single type of geek/nerd/otaku -- whether that means we all like the very same shows, music, games and style; or that we're all fat, greasy, socially backward, man-child mouthbreathers.

Personally, I'd rather drive a spike through my ear repeatedly that have to listen to J-pop. *cringe* That doesn't make me any more or less of a true geek/nerd/otaku than anyone else. ;)

sam vimes
01-10-2011, 06:36 PM
Personally, I'd rather drive a spike through my ear repeatedly that have to listen to J-pop. *cringe*

I'd fight you for that spike so I could use it on myself.

penny_dreadful
01-10-2011, 06:55 PM
This one actually comes from inside the geek community-- that, because I identify as a geek, I must like/watch/listen to/play/read all the same things other geeks do.

I don't read comic books, I don't play many video games, I don't watch Doctor Who, I haven't actively watched anime or read manga in five years, I would rather get a root canal than sit through Repo!, and giant robots make me nauseous. SO SORRY.

Next time someone straight out of Our Valued Customers (http://ourvaluedcustomers.blogspot.com/) threatens to take my geek card away because I've expressed a lack of interest in their opinions on the Green Lantern movie, I am straight up going to hit them in the face with a hardcover copy of A Swiftly Tilting Planet.

SweetOcarina
01-10-2011, 07:01 PM
Just because I'm not horrendously overweight and I so happen to like anime just like you do, doesn't mean I want to go out with you. Not all cosplay girls are desperate. Not all cosplay girls want 'free hugs'. Not all cosplay girls are comfortable with you stalking them on the internet. I am not automatically desperate for a man just because I have enjoyed some tasty mecha anime.

glitter bomb
01-10-2011, 07:29 PM
Next time someone straight out of Our Valued Customers (http://ourvaluedcustomers.blogspot.com/)

/tangent/ that site is so much fun. thanks for the link. :)

ThakYuki
01-10-2011, 07:32 PM
On the mention of cosplay: When I'm cosplaying your favorite character, does not mean you can glomp me, hug me, or hit on me after I have said I'm not interested. Yes I do cosplay more sexy costumes, but that doesn't mean I'm asking for excessive attention.

Kildread
01-10-2011, 07:33 PM
Not all cosplay girls want 'free hugs'.

It's another one of those things I think applies to both genders.

I don't understand the 'free hugs' thing at conventions myself, I kind of like my personal space. Yeah sure, I'll hug folks I know and trust, it's kind of a gesture that has meaning to it.

SweetOcarina
01-10-2011, 07:36 PM
It's another one of those things I think applies to both genders.

I don't understand the 'free hugs' thing at convention myself, I kind of like my personal space. Yeah sure, I'll hug folks I know and trust, it's kind of a gesture to has meaning to it.

It's become an epidemic at UK cons. About 1 in every 5 people had a Free Hugs sign. Some don't take 'no' for an answer either. What's more uncomfortable is that a lot of them seem to be underage.

Arieru
01-10-2011, 08:06 PM
Just because I'm not horrendously overweight and I so happen to like anime just like you do, doesn't mean I want to go out with you. Not all cosplay girls are desperate. Not all cosplay girls want 'free hugs'. Not all cosplay girls are comfortable with you stalking them on the internet. I am not automatically desperate for a man just because I have enjoyed some tasty mecha anime.

I'm a person who likes my personal space, so I really don't care for people jumping on me because I'm wearing a certain cosplay.

As mentioned earlier in the thread, the belief that all anime fans want to be Japanese or weeaboos. Just because a few people fit the bill, doesn't mean you lump everyone together.

Kildread
01-10-2011, 08:24 PM
It's become an epidemic at UK cons. About 1 in every 5 people had a Free Hugs sign. Some don't take 'no' for an answer either. What's more uncomfortable is that a lot of them seem to be underage.

Those signs seemed popular at my first convention too. As far as I'm concerned, I'd much rather strike a conversation with random folks than go around wanting to touch them.

The pushy ones insist only to make you feel bad so you give 'pity hugs' after all. Make no mistake.

toshirua3846384
01-10-2011, 08:28 PM
I'm a person who likes my personal space, so I really don't care for people jumping on me because I'm wearing a certain cosplay.

As mentioned earlier in the thread, the belief that all anime fans want to be Japanese or weeaboos. Just because a few people fit the bill, doesn't mean you lump everyone together.

often do people confuse appreciation with obsession when it comes to any other culture they are not accustomed to. :confused: nothing much people can do about it too, thats what sucks the most.

Hcoregamer00
01-10-2011, 09:40 PM
The one I hate are these two:

1. They are not social
2. They don't know anything beyond their nerdy hobbies

I am a very social person, I love being around people. The problem is that my friends are not really social. For the second one, I know lots of stuff beyond my hobby. You can talk politics, business, economics, history, nature, photography, and everything else under the sun and I can contribute to the conversation.

ThakYuki
01-10-2011, 10:49 PM
Oh, another insider one I get a lot: if you're an anime fan, you can only like Japanese stuff (anime/video games/etc), you're not allowed to like and cosplay western stuff such as American comic books, Star Wars, Star Trek, etc.

kiratsukai
01-11-2011, 03:45 AM
Not a stereotype so much as a reaction against them...

But it kind of annoys me that those who seem to have the most contempt for those who happen to fit stereotypes of fandom are other people in fandom. Often it seems that the people with the most contempt for other fans display a lot of the same traits or stereotypes to a lesser degree. But they still seem to do everything in their power to push other nerds down in order to make themselves seem better or more normal by comparison.

*shrug*

I was a 14 year old weaboo who thought pocky was symbolic of all things awesome and that Japanese writing on anything made it 6,000 times more awesome once, too. I was also a catty little twunt who thought making fun of lesser-nerds and their more annoying habits would bring me somehow above them.

I've grown up enough to look back and say: it can't be helped. People do that... I still do it sometimes.

But at the end of the day, it advances my position in the world not-in-the-least to decide to complain about the overweight, sweaty, socially-awkward geek in line for Comiket behind me having unbearable B.O. than it does to turn around an initiate a card game with him. Either way, I need to stand near him. In fact, the card game is probably the better idea: the time passes a lot faster and I'm interacting with someone else who values a lot of the same things I do, not just worrying about how cool I look to people who wouldn't be in line for Comiket anyway.

LoneHowler
01-11-2011, 04:24 AM
The free hugs signs are banned at my convention. but I thought it was a good idea as a way to say yes I'm ok with being hugged.

Though I've seen a much better stickers that some people have been putting on their badges Glomp or glomp with the circle cross out to indicate the person did not want to be hugged

Emiko87
01-11-2011, 12:00 PM
This one actually comes from inside the geek community-- that, because I identify as a geek, I must like/watch/listen to/play/read all the same things other geeks do.

I don't read comic books, I don't play many video games, I don't watch Doctor Who, I haven't actively watched anime or read manga in five years, I would rather get a root canal than sit through Repo!, and giant robots make me nauseous. SO SORRY.

Next time someone straight out of Our Valued Customers (http://ourvaluedcustomers.blogspot.com/) threatens to take my geek card away because I've expressed a lack of interest in their opinions on the Green Lantern movie, I am straight up going to hit them in the face with a hardcover copy of A Swiftly Tilting Planet.

THIS SO MUCH. Also, you read Madeleine L'Engle? I LOVE YOU

penny_dreadful
01-11-2011, 12:13 PM
THIS SO MUCH. Also, you read Madeleine L'Engle? I LOVE YOU

I was just lamenting the other day that I hadn't read the Time Quintet in ages (and I never actually read An Acceptable Time). Then again, I am not going to turn down an excuse to go to the bookstore and spend money.

Prota-Girl
01-12-2011, 10:02 AM
That all anime = hentai.

I've had people assume this multiple times.

"What kind of shows do you like?"
"I like anime..."
"OH, you mean that animated porn? They do some kinky stuff! So what else do you like?" *wink*

:miffed::miffed::miffed:

Yes. I am right there with you. -__- Ugh.

Emiko87
01-12-2011, 11:22 AM
I was just lamenting the other day that I hadn't read the Time Quintet in ages (and I never actually read An Acceptable Time). Then again, I am not going to turn down an excuse to go to the bookstore and spend money.
I actually didn't like An Acceptable Time all that much, myself. I liked A House Like A Lotus much better. But you might like it a lot, I dunno. My favorite of the Time books is Many Waters, I think the twins are my favorites of her characters. Though A Swiftly Tilting Planet was probably the most innovative of the series.

UsakoLuna
01-12-2011, 11:29 AM
1) When people seem surprised that Im a girl who likes anime/fantasy/sci-fi
2) When people inform me at work that I can't help them with a video game, because I'm a girl. (it was a question about kingdom hearts too! I'm not a gamer at all, but I love kingdom hearts!) I proved them wrong
3) LOLITA IS NOT FETISH WEAR
4) I don't wear glasses because I read a lot. My near sighted-ness and my reading habits are not related
5) yes I read real books. I read more real books than manga

Flora88
01-12-2011, 11:48 AM
The idea that if you have an interest in gaming or anime it eclipses everything else you do.

Example: You like anime and you write, therefore you must write shitty fanfiction!
or
You like anime and you draw, therefore you must draw hentai/yaoi fanartz.

Axelai
01-12-2011, 12:16 PM
Hey, look, i'm a mildly attractive female who likes anime and cosplays! *GASP* And yes, i shower. I shave.

No, i don't draw porn (unless you pay me c: ). I don't talk about things being "kawaii desu". I just watch anime, cosplay it, and talk about it far too much for my own good.

And not to mention the furry stereotypes i get. Even from other members of the anime fandom. No, i don't have sex with animals. No, i don't have sex in fursuit. No, i don't have sex with my tail and ears on >_>;; No, i don't have SEX WITH THESE PEOPLE. I just like my fursona character, i like hanging out with friends while i have a tail on, and I don't mind befriending people much older than me at furry parties. Its not that weird. It feels worse that anime fans are the ones stereotyping me. I have had sex with as many fursuits as you all have with tentacle monsters.

UsakoLuna
01-12-2011, 12:39 PM
@alexai - cute girls can't like anime, sci fi or anything remotely geeky. Didn't you know? If you're at a con you must have been dragged by your stereotypic geek boyfriend

rubyspitfire
01-12-2011, 12:40 PM
i'll admit that furries make me a little uncomfortable, but i don't automatically assume that all furries are into yiffing. also, there is a difference between full fursuit and just ears and tail. to me, ears and tail = cute, full fursuit = a little creepy

Brsis
01-12-2011, 01:20 PM
I have had sex with as many fursuits as you all have with tentacle monsters.

But we are geek girls, so clearly this is at LEAST twelve.

Oh, here's another one; It's cool be to be a proud geek girl - as long as you're hot. If you're unattractive, you're either not genuine or you're only a geek because you can't get a SO >.>

Yukikittie
01-12-2011, 01:35 PM
And not to mention the furry stereotypes i get. Even from other members of the anime fandom. No, i don't have sex with animals. No, i don't have sex in fursuit. No, i don't have sex with my tail and ears on >_>;; No, i don't have SEX WITH THESE PEOPLE. I just like my fursona character, i like hanging out with friends while i have a tail on, and I don't mind befriending people much older than me at furry parties. Its not that weird. It feels worse that anime fans are the ones stereotyping me. I have had sex with as many fursuits as you all have with tentacle monsters.

YES. I always defend furries, they're such a nice group of people at Acen! I love them! <3

Kaoru133
01-12-2011, 02:04 PM
The stereotype that all anime fans are weeaboos, I hate that.

I hate that too!
I hate it when people call me a japanophile just because I mention
a japanese band or talk about an anime. No, I don't want to do
every Japanese person I see, I'm happy with my canadian fiance. Kthanks. >.<

Shana05
01-12-2011, 02:51 PM
Why I don't get is furry (the fetish kind) hate from people who are accepting of other types of sexuality. I'm not into that stuff but if it's between consenting adults, who cares?

Emiko87
01-12-2011, 03:49 PM
i'll admit that furries make me a little uncomfortable, but i don't automatically assume that all furries are into yiffing. also, there is a difference between full fursuit and just ears and tail. to me, ears and tail = cute, full fursuit = a little creepy
Dude, furries f'n TERRIFY me. I'm not sure why. It might be the eyes that don't move. But when I was younger I was crazy into the Redwall books, about animals which act exactly like people (no humans in the Redwall-verse), to the point of fishing, wearing clothes, getting married, building castles, etc. I LOVED those books, so one would think I would be cool with furries, but no. One or two I don't mind, but three or more and I have to sprint the other way in fear---genuine fear, not "eew." I don't even like looking at photos of them. Ears and tails (catboys/catgirls etc.) don't bother me, heck, I HAVE cat ears that I wear sometimes, but the fursuit scares the crap out of me for some reason. I've never had a bad experience with one (never got close enough lol), so honestly I don't know where this is coming from.

Axelai
01-12-2011, 05:22 PM
@alexai - cute girls can't like anime, sci fi or anything remotely geeky. Didn't you know? If you're at a con you must have been dragged by your stereotypic geek boyfriend

oh snap D: I guess i must have been dragged by that boyfriend i must have.

i'll admit that furries make me a little uncomfortable, but i don't automatically assume that all furries are into yiffing. also, there is a difference between full fursuit and just ears and tail. to me, ears and tail = cute, full fursuit = a little creepy

I like fursuits > . >; It feels like i'm walking around in a giant cartoon. They're costumes like we wear, just... fuzzier. Idk, it feels weird when people bash them, especially cosplayers. Since they're pretty much just cosplayers who wear suits to look like animals rather than anime characters.

I honestly don't understand why people hate us so much > . >;; We're usually all anime nerds too.

But we are geek girls, so clearly this is at LEAST twelve.

Right. I forget we've all had sex with tentacle monsters c:

YES. I always defend furries, they're such a nice group of people at Acen! I love them! <3

Inorite? I met a super cool fursuiter at Anime Expo. Her tail had a squeaky toy in it~ She wasn't talking to anyone (since her suit head didn't have a moving jaw), but she talked to me cuz im all "Dude. I'm a suiter too." So she felt more comfortable around me XD;;

Dude, furries f'n TERRIFY me. I'm not sure why. It might be the eyes that don't move. But when I was younger I was crazy into the Redwall books, about animals which act exactly like people (no humans in the Redwall-verse), to the point of fishing, wearing clothes, getting married, building castles, etc. I LOVED those books, so one would think I would be cool with furries, but no. One or two I don't mind, but three or more and I have to sprint the other way in fear---genuine fear, not "eew." I don't even like looking at photos of them. Ears and tails (catboys/catgirls etc.) don't bother me, heck, I HAVE cat ears that I wear sometimes, but the fursuit scares the crap out of me for some reason. I've never had a bad experience with one (never got close enough lol), so honestly I don't know where this is coming from.

Thats... odd :\ Face your fears? Go to a furry party (not all, some are weird... but if you find yourself in socal, go to Prancing Skiltaire) and see that the suiters aren't scary. They're fun. We usually all just hang out in fursuits and have fun.

The eyes... don't move on the suits. But they're usually big and cartoony, so i have fun. Big... fluffy cartoon characters.

UsakoLuna
01-12-2011, 05:50 PM
I have deep fear of people in fur suits. The Easter bunny reduced me to tears as a child. I have nothing against the people in the suits, I just tend to avoid them. I
it's not them I don't like, I just don't like what they're wearing, but I would never give them a hard time.

Oh and brsis- I'm not a slut! I've only been violated by 8 tentacle monsters. Humph

koi-ishly
01-12-2011, 05:59 PM
Oh and brsis- I'm not a slut! I've only been violated by 8 tentacle monsters. Humph

LOL

Ah, this made me smile =)



Sorry, I've got nothing to contribute... well, it's all been said before.

glitter bomb
01-12-2011, 06:59 PM
Why I don't get is furry (the fetish kind) hate from people who are accepting of other types of sexuality. I'm not into that stuff but if it's between consenting adults, who cares?

yeah, when it comes to Furries I'm of the opinion that "as long as you don't go scratching at me or humping my leg, we're 5x5" ;) It's not my bag, but as long as no one gets hurt, it's all adults, and everyone is consenting, just do whatever.

rubyspitfire
01-12-2011, 07:18 PM
i wasn't bashing, it's just not my cup of tea. i'd get creeped out if some random person asked for a hookup and wanted me to cosplay in the bedroom, fur involved or not.

some people have irrational fears. i'm claustrophobic and afraid of heights (scared to death of elevators!) but absolutely love flying in small planes. does it make sense? no, but it's the truth

SweetOcarina
01-12-2011, 07:29 PM
I personally don't talk to or socialise with furries at cons. It's not that I would judge sexuality or whatever, but I DO find aspects of the community a little weird. And how do I know if it's one of the weird ones or one of the normal ones? I can't see your eyes or your smile and that freaks me out.

Imaginerd
01-12-2011, 07:36 PM
Uhh... well. I'm not for the anime or anything, and we ALWAYS have to keep in mind: A FEW BAD APPLES SPOIL THE BUNCH! There are zit-covered pocky-inhaling yellow-fevered nerds/otakus that need to be punted off of a bridge because they make us all look bad.

I personally hate that EVERYONE (from the outside) assumes every cosplayer likes anime and I hate the GAMER GURRRLLLLZ who constantly tell everyone they're female to feel awesome, when all they're doing is making male (AND FEMALE.) gamers hate them and all of us. :|

bodatheyoda
01-12-2011, 07:40 PM
Dude, furries f'n TERRIFY me. I'm not sure why. It might be the eyes that don't move. But when I was younger I was crazy into the Redwall books, about animals which act exactly like people (no humans in the Redwall-verse), to the point of fishing, wearing clothes, getting married, building castles, etc. I LOVED those books, so one would think I would be cool with furries, but no. One or two I don't mind, but three or more and I have to sprint the other way in fear---genuine fear, not "eew." I don't even like looking at photos of them. Ears and tails (catboys/catgirls etc.) don't bother me, heck, I HAVE cat ears that I wear sometimes, but the fursuit scares the crap out of me for some reason. I've never had a bad experience with one (never got close enough lol), so honestly I don't know where this is coming from.


DON'T HATE ON THE EWOKS! :(

FunnyValentine
01-12-2011, 07:55 PM
Originally Posted by UsakoLuna @alexai - cute girls can't like anime, sci fi or anything remotely geeky. Didn't you know? If you're at a con you must have been dragged by your stereotypic geek boyfriend

Buahahah. I LOVE telling people I drag my boyfriend to conventions and showed him a lot of anime, not the other way around. :)

UsakoLuna
01-12-2011, 08:25 PM
My favorite is "you like anime/star trek/Babylon 5 ect?! But you seem so normal!"
it's really fun to tell them it was my mom who got me into sci fi/fantasy. I grew up watching TNG, B5 and The Twilight Zone, got read The Hobbit at bed time and when I first got into Sailor Moon when I was 7 (I'm 22 now) found me as much stuff as she could, included a couple subbed VHS tapes.
But since I look normal (what does that even mean?) I can't like that sort of stuff...

Flora88
01-12-2011, 10:38 PM
Uhh... well. I'm not for the anime or anything, and we ALWAYS have to keep in mind: A FEW BAD APPLES SPOIL THE BUNCH! There are zit-covered pocky-inhaling yellow-fevered nerds/otakus that need to be punted off of a bridge because they make us all look bad.


This is the very reason why I generally tell the members of the anime club I run not to enforce the stereotype. We also try very hard to get out and do non-anime-related things with other clubs. The result has been quite pleasant, thus far. :)

A.F.S. 1984
01-12-2011, 11:15 PM
That we cosplay for sexual reasons.

Wtf.

I think that cosplay maybe listed as a paraphilia in the DSM (not sure because I do not have one on hand though.) In the psychology field this is a known form of sexual deviance. People are aroused by dressing up as anime characters. I guess it comes down to people reclaiming cosplay from that kind of conotation. I have not seen the latest edition of the DSM so they may have taken it out.

Axelai
01-13-2011, 12:24 AM
I have deep fear of people in fur suits. The Easter bunny reduced me to tears as a child. I have nothing against the people in the suits, I just tend to avoid them. I
it's not them I don't like, I just don't like what they're wearing, but I would never give them a hard time.


Personally, the Easter Bunny suits frighten me too XD;; But not fursuits due to the cute, cartoon-y ness of them.

To all hatin on the furs: I have to admit. I dislike a LOT of specific furries. But at the same time, i dislike a lot of anime fans. Its just... i don't know. I find it hypocritical for cosplayers to hate fursuiters, considering they're doing the same thing we're doing. Just a different fandom.

On the anime stereotype topic: I hate it when i meet Hetalia fans who reinforce the stereotype that we're all insane, hyperactive, loud, disrepectful nazis. :'| I personally had not met anyone like this until ALA, in which i met a certain loud, onboxious, bitchy Hetalia fan. And then the girl who kept disrespecting her flag... i had to pull her aside and teach her flag respect. I hate it when its as if they're TRYING to make me look bad as a Hetalia fan @___@;;

Emiko87
01-14-2011, 12:24 PM
Personally, the Easter Bunny suits frighten me too XD;; But not fursuits due to the cute, cartoon-y ness of them.

To all hatin on the furs: I have to admit. I dislike a LOT of specific furries. But at the same time, i dislike a lot of anime fans. Its just... i don't know. I find it hypocritical for cosplayers to hate fursuiters, considering they're doing the same thing we're doing. Just a different fandom.

On the anime stereotype topic: I hate it when i meet Hetalia fans who reinforce the stereotype that we're all insane, hyperactive, loud, disrespectful nazis. :'| I personally had not met anyone like this until ALA, in which i met a certain loud, obnoxious, bitchy Hetalia fan. And then the girl who kept disrespecting her flag... i had to pull her aside and teach her flag respect. I hate it when its as if they're TRYING to make me look bad as a Hetalia fan @___@;;

oh, I don't hate furries, I don't even know any personally and I think whatever makes you happy is okay, as long as you don't hurt anyone or break the law lol. It's just that when I see them I get this cold feeling in my stomach and my knees go all shaky and I have this overwhelming need to get out of their sight (not so much that I want to not see them as I don't want them to see me) that overwhelms my senses. I dunno. I have a fear of ventriloquists' dummies too, and I'm kind of nervous with the more lifelike types of puppets.

Regarding the Hetalia thing: I know exactly what you mean >.< I crossplay Lithuania, and I've seen misbehavior here and there that made me cringe. Not even real bad behavior, just embarrassing things, like being WAY too loud and "in character" in places where such was not quite appropriate...Although I have seen one case of really bad flag mistreatment, but I wasn't in a position to do anything :/ I always treat my flag with great respect, I don't understand the mindset that says it's okay to disrespect your flag just because you're using it as a prop for your cosplay---how would the people of that country feel if they saw someone disrespect their flag like that?

Axelai
01-14-2011, 12:30 PM
oh, I don't hate furries, I don't even know any personally and I think whatever makes you happy is okay, as long as you don't hurt anyone or break the law lol. It's just that when I see them I get this cold feeling in my stomach and my knees go all shaky and I have this overwhelming need to get out of their sight (not so much that I want to not see them as I don't want them to see me) that overwhelms my senses. I dunno. I have a fear of ventriloquists' dummies too, and I'm kind of nervous with the more lifelike types of puppets.

My furry hate rant wasn't directed at you, but it was more of directed at everyone XD;; I made a thread a year or two ago on cosplay.com, asking everyone to please stop hating on the furry cosplayers, and i actually got flamed so hard they closed the thread. Then i got a bunch of PMs from people who were surprised everyone flamed so much. Its just... you know. Really surprising for me to see the anime cosplayers hating so much on another realm of cosplayers... > . > We're the same thing as you all. We just dress up as animals rather than anime characters... i really don't understand the hate.

But you know, if thats just a personal fear of yours, then maybe you should just hug a fursuit for a good hour until the fear is gone XD Or just continue to avoid them, if that floats your boat.


Regarding the Hetalia thing: I know exactly what you mean >.< I crossplay Lithuania, and I've seen misbehavior here and there that made me cringe. Not even real bad behavior, just embarrassing things, like being WAY too loud and "in character" in places where such was not quite appropriate...Although I have seen one case of really bad flag mistreatment, but I wasn't in a position to do anything :/ I always treat my flag with great respect, I don't understand the mindset that says it's okay to disrespect your flag just because you're using it as a prop for your cosplay---how would the people of that country feel if they saw someone disrespect their flag like that?

Yeah, I just... ugh. That cosplayer i had to keep picking up the flag from... she looks at me all confused, and i'm like "Its really disrespectful to put a flag on the ground." And she's like "Oh. I don't care." And i'm like "Anyone here from Belarus would care. Now pick up your damn flag." She felt bad after i scolded her, though. Ahaha.

nannyogg
01-14-2011, 12:47 PM
I think that cosplay maybe listed as a paraphilia in the DSM (not sure because I do not have one on hand though.) In the psychology field this is a known form of sexual deviance. People are aroused by dressing up as anime characters. I guess it comes down to people reclaiming cosplay from that kind of conotation. I have not seen the latest edition of the DSM so they may have taken it out.

What's listed as a paraphilia in the DSM-IV and DSM-IV TR is pretty limited (though, there's always the "not otherwise specified" category). To be diagnosed as a paraphilia, it has to cause clinically significant distress.

zeromurasame
01-14-2011, 05:59 PM
Uhh... well. I'm not for the anime or anything, and we ALWAYS have to keep in mind: A FEW BAD APPLES SPOIL THE BUNCH! There are zit-covered pocky-inhaling yellow-fevered nerds/otakus that need to be punted off of a bridge because they make us all look bad.

I personally hate that EVERYONE (from the outside) assumes every cosplayer likes anime and I hate the GAMER GURRRLLLLZ who constantly tell everyone they're female to feel awesome, when all they're doing is making male (AND FEMALE.) gamers hate them and all of us. :|

Both of these...SERIOUSLY!

ShinobiXikyu
01-16-2011, 05:43 PM
Is it too late to say Meg, aka ProudAsianKid? Though I dunno if he counts as a stereotype, since his views are rarely agreed with....

cupofjasmine
01-16-2011, 06:13 PM
-That anime is something only children watch and if you still watch it, you "need to grow up".
- That we live in our parent's basement
- We have no lives
- We'll never get a date

Yukikittie
01-16-2011, 07:51 PM
PFT. I get dates! Just with other nerdy people! xD

Kasinator
01-17-2011, 09:49 AM
O_O...... Woah. This thread EXPLODED While I was gone XD.

FunnyValentine
01-17-2011, 02:24 PM
O_O...... Woah. This thread EXPLODED While I was gone XD.

.....That's what he said?

daylight
01-17-2011, 05:20 PM
my cousin just asked me
"so is Naruto dirty like every other Japanese comic?"


*facepalm*

emmisu
01-17-2011, 07:11 PM
"oh u like anime?, u must be gay"

we are not weak little people that fail at sports and out door activites
yup i am a roy mustang + major armstrong fuson
mustangs looks and personality and armstongs buff body all in a 5'6 sexy body :D

also the stereotype that we all sleep with a ( incert sexy anime guy/ girls name) body pillow


=
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*cough cough* I totally have four of those pillows, three of which are girls xD
Don't hurt me! lmao

But as for me,
The hentai thing
When I draw, I hate when people think it's naked just because I do the figure first
I'm not some creepy pervy socially awkward dork
I'm actually pretty well-liked and I have a huge number of friends
I have really good hygiene- not all nerds don't bathe.


Pretty much any stereotype ever.
Unless I fit it. Like with the pillow thing.

AlmostHolly
01-17-2011, 07:41 PM
When I draw, I hate when people think it's naked just because I do the figure first

:angry: People are so immature about it. They'll tag me as a perverted artist and accuse me of watching "disgusting anime". I can't believe people just jump to those conclusions. Sometimes when I even draw the skeletal body structure as a base and outline it they still don't get it and think I'm just drawing naked people. After a while it stops being annoying and just becomes hilarious. xD

ImASleazoid
01-17-2011, 07:45 PM
I agree with toshirua3846384 on the being called Otaku.
I watched Densha Otoko a while back and have read up articles about Otaku and since then (Which was years ago) I refuse to be called Otaku or even be compared to one =.=;

Axelai
01-18-2011, 12:51 AM
I agree with toshirua3846384 on the being called Otaku.
I watched Densha Otoko a while back and have read up articles about Otaku and since then (Which was years ago) I refuse to be called Otaku or even be compared to one =.=;

Yeah. I haaaaate that... x___x;; Especially since like... someone came up to me at ALA and said "Hello fellow Otaku!" and i was like "Actually, i have a life outside this convention. I'd rather be called an anime fan. Or cosplayer."

UsakoLuna
01-18-2011, 12:57 AM
I hate being called an otaku! I do have a life outside of anime, it isn't all I do/care about. If you have to put me in a broad generalized catagory call me a geek. "geek" fully encompasses all of my hobbies.

SweetOcarina
01-18-2011, 07:24 AM
There is a difference in meaning for the world 'otaku' between Western culture and Japanese. Although the word in Japan means 'a person who is in love with 2D' and all that implies, I think in the westernverse it does just mean 'anime fan'. Afterall, words change their meaning when appropriated into another language most often.

I find the behaviour of western male otaku also very different from Japanese otaku. There is a lot more objectifcation of REAL women amongst them, particularly other girls at conventions. Western otaku go out of their way to talk to girls, whereas Japanese otaku will go out of their way not to.

But I do believe that our fujyoshi are far more outspoken and a much more forceful presence than they are in Japan. It's something many female fans admit openly to, myself included.

kiratsukai
01-18-2011, 07:39 AM
But I do believe that our fujyoshi are far more outspoken and a much more forceful presence than they are in Japan. It's something many female fans admit openly to, myself included.

*smirks*

Depends on if they think you're one of them or not.

Japanese folks just have a keener sense of shame. Most try to hide their rabid-fandom during the week, at work and with normal folks and then uncork it to full effect on weekends, at events and in friendly neighborhoods/groups.

Ie. most geeks are closeted and are a little shy about sharing their interests.

When the obsession finally pours out it can be every bit as harrowing as a room full of Western hetalia fans and a pile of smutty mpreg fanfics.

sam vimes
01-18-2011, 08:57 AM
Japanese folks just have a keener sense of shame.

My Polish/Irish-Catholic upbringing begs to differ!

SweetOcarina
01-18-2011, 09:02 AM
My Polish/Irish-Catholic upbringing begs to differ!

Made me lol.

But yes, there is a higher sense of shame, but it still stands to reason that words change their meaning when they cross over. What Americans generally call an 'otaku' isn't what the Japanese would use to refer to the same person. It has a different usage over here. Many people are 'proud' to be an otaku (probably because of the rise in 'geek chic' popularity because of things like Ugly Betty and Glee). That is not the same in Japan, for the reasons that Kiratsukai pointed out.

Brsis
01-18-2011, 11:03 AM
But yes, there is a higher sense of shame, but it still stands to reason that words change their meaning when they cross over. What Americans generally call an 'otaku' isn't what the Japanese would use to refer to the same person. It has a different usage over here. Many people are 'proud' to be an otaku (probably because of the rise in 'geek chic' popularity because of things like Ugly Betty and Glee). That is not the same in Japan, for the reasons that Kiratsukai pointed out.

The whole thing is in continuous flux on both continents anyway - slang is the fastest changing part of language and even in the years since 'Densha Otoko' the usage of the word in Japan has changed a lot. When I was there at least, the Westerners were a lot more neurotic about the use of the word 'otaku' than the Japanese were. It's a complete myth that there is a RIGHT WAY TO USE THIS WORD for ANY word, let alone loan-words that get screwed up in the transition between languages anyway. I don't particularly like being called an otaku, but I'm not gonna tell someone else they're wrong for using it because the word means something different to them than it does to me. Unless they're being mean or I'm spending a lot of time with them and it keeps coming up, why get in a fuss about it?

Flora88
01-18-2011, 11:06 AM
The whole thing is in continuous flux on both continents anyway - slang is the fastest changing part of language and even in the years since 'Densha Otoko' the usage of the word in Japan has changed a lot. When I was there at least, the Westerners were a lot more neurotic about the use of the word 'otaku' than the Japanese were. It's a complete myth that there is a RIGHT WAY TO USE THIS WORD for ANY word, let alone loan-words that get screwed up in the transition between languages anyway. I don't particularly like being called an otaku, but I'm not gonna tell someone else they're wrong for using it because the word means something different to them than it does to me. Unless they're being mean or I'm spending a lot of time with them and it keeps coming up, why get in a fuss about it?

True dat.

And, for the record, for those of you who are foggy on it, they may look similar, and, depending on who's saying it, they may sound similar, but "otOKO" =/= "otAKU."

kiratsukai
01-18-2011, 06:18 PM
The whole thing is in continuous flux on both continents anyway - slang is the fastest changing part of language and even in the years since 'Densha Otoko' the usage of the word in Japan has changed a lot. When I was there at least, the Westerners were a lot more neurotic about the use of the word 'otaku' than the Japanese were. It's a complete myth that there is a RIGHT WAY TO USE THIS WORD for ANY word, let alone loan-words that get screwed up in the transition between languages anyway. I don't particularly like being called an otaku, but I'm not gonna tell someone else they're wrong for using it because the word means something different to them than it does to me. Unless they're being mean or I'm spending a lot of time with them and it keeps coming up, why get in a fuss about it?

This.

I'll never understand the offense taken by people called something they don't entirely understand by someone who doesn't entirely understand it, especially when common sense and context would imply nothing at all remotely offensive in the intent.

It's like 5th-graders calling healthy cereal or early bedtimes "gay".

Because hey, early bedtimes ARE gay.

See: http://www.southparkstudios.com/full-episodes/s13e12-the-f-word

xRosalinax
01-18-2011, 06:56 PM
People will normally see me wearing anime or video game shirts and they will walk up to me, pull my hair out of my face to see if I have pimple and walk away mumbling "So your not a otaku like I thought".

At my school, anyone that reads books are gay. Anyone that watches anime or reads manga are gay. Anyone that isn't popular is gay. Anyone that reads manga or watches anime is automatically gay,bi, or lesbian.


I get so fed up and tied of it. People need to get their info straight.

SweetOcarina
01-18-2011, 07:06 PM
I get so fed up and tied of it. People need to get their info straight.

I C WOT U DID THAR.

Misuse of the word 'gay' is one of those things I don't know whether to fight against or just accept. The English language evolves on an almost daily basis, what once meant one thing now means another. As someone within the gay community I've heard many of my friends using the same slang with each other, calling each other 'fags' and all the rest of it.

To keep this post on track:

You're a cosplayer: you must be into LARP.

No. I'm not. I've never even considered going. Sure, it might be fun, but at the same time, its not for me.

Viveeh
01-19-2011, 07:04 AM
Cosplay and gospel are the same thing.

No they're not really... How many times did I have to tell that to somebody? DX I hope that fits in this thread...

chibi_kitsune
01-19-2011, 07:14 AM
I hate the stereotypes about how we don't take baths or that we don't have any interest and hobbies outside of anime/manga.

I for one hate being dirty and I have many different interests. I may be a little overweight and have acne due to a hormone imbalance (which isn't my fault and taking care off), but I'm not ugly.

deidarachibis
02-01-2011, 09:24 PM
When people insist I want to be Japanese because I like anime. =_=
NO. I love my Polish/Swedish/Irish/English mix, thank you very much.

I know what you mean I get that all the time, it doesn't help that my sister actually does wish she was and literally told my lit teacher that she thought america sucked and wanted to move to japan...shes my twin...my rep dropped:(

Big appleton
02-01-2011, 10:01 PM
I hate how people assume anime is too extreme because of the action, gore, and fanservice that are depicted or too childish because of its cartoon design. Even so, in the rare insistance that I watch anime for entertainment or for lols, it does not mean i'm a loyal fan to the series.

shadowphoenix8
02-01-2011, 10:15 PM
When my family (especially my mom) INSISTS that i'm trying to become Japanese b/c I watch anime, and listen to Jpop/ Jrock. Even if there was a way for me to outsmart DNA and genetics and become a different race, I wouldn't do it. I'm quite proud of my African American/ Puerto Rican heritage thank you very much!

Neko Minaue
02-02-2011, 01:57 AM
I hate how when you say immediately you like anime or when listing things you like and list anime as first or one of the top lists, everyone assumes you're an annoying Narutard fan and that all animu is just like Naruto and horribly translated. And if you don't place it in top or say it first and say it last then people will treat more normally then doing something like "Ew, you like anime all it just is just that stupid Naruto crap!"

Axelai
02-02-2011, 02:24 AM
I hate how when you say immediately you like anime or when listing things you like and list anime as first or one of the top lists, everyone assumes you're an annoying Narutard fan and that all animu is just like Naruto and horribly translated. And if you don't place it in top or say it first and say it last then people will treat more normally then doing something like "Ew, you like anime all it just is just that stupid Naruto crap!"

Like how i mentioned to the anime club fans that i liked Hetalia, and all of them looked away and ignored me. They assumed i must have been one of those psycho, flag disrespecting, Anime Boston, immature, politically incorrect fans (of which i have never met). So they didn't want to be associated with me :I

Its just... ugh. Get to know me first before you assume i'm a crazy hetalia-tard D<

Neko Minaue
02-03-2011, 01:47 AM
Like how i mentioned to the anime club fans that i liked Hetalia, and all of them looked away and ignored me. They assumed i must have been one of those psycho, flag disrespecting, Anime Boston, immature, politically incorrect fans (of which i have never met). So they didn't want to be associated with me :I

Its just... ugh. Get to know me first before you assume i'm a crazy hetalia-tard D<

Ouch that sucks, I didn't even know that Hetalia was getting that much of a reputation a bit now outside the internet. Then again, it's getting popular more and more. People need to realize to think for themselves and to make their own judgement without or atleast not a lot of bias towards it and there's always crazy fangirls. I understand it being not your cup of tea but saying that it's stupid because someone else did ugh! What are you in high school again trying to fit in with peer pressure because it's cool!

Oh and another to add! When you say you like yaoi and you're a girl they immediately brand you as one of those loud, immature, crazy, screaming, fangirls and that there's no such thing as a sane yaoi fangirl, EVER. There's sane ones!

Celia Rose
02-03-2011, 09:47 AM
Like how i mentioned to the anime club fans that i liked Hetalia, and all of them looked away and ignored me. They assumed i must have been one of those psycho, flag disrespecting, Anime Boston, immature, politically incorrect fans (of which i have never met). So they didn't want to be associated with me :I

Its just... ugh. Get to know me first before you assume i'm a crazy hetalia-tard D<
That's lame. :I Kinda like the wave that's coming along lately with Panty & Stocking--People who don't like the show are getting crap from PSG fans, when it doesn't really matter if they don't like that one show, since there are probably other things they have in common.

This is the Internet, though. Logic is not valid here.

Seeteke
02-03-2011, 02:26 PM
Just because I'm not horrendously overweight and I so happen to like anime just like you do, doesn't mean I want to go out with you. Not all cosplay girls are desperate. Not all cosplay girls want 'free hugs'. Not all cosplay girls are comfortable with you stalking them on the internet. I am not automatically desperate for a man just because I have enjoyed some tasty mecha anime.

THIS.
Well, I've only had that from someone in my cosplaygroup, but still.

Everyone practically summed up all the rest. I enjoy going out with friends, I like going to a party once in a while, that's not going to be different because I watch anime and cosplay.

I don't play any games myself, but I've gotten hold of a lot of rules of Warhammer, Magic the Gathering and the like. My brother also plays League of Legends and used to play WoW, he also likes D&D. He's the total opposite of socially awkward, stinky, or fat.

I also get the feeling that because you like animation, people think you cannot handle intelligent things.
and the funny looks when you tell people you read Lord of the Rings

korokuXneo
02-03-2011, 06:17 PM
That all anime = hentai.

I've had people assume this multiple times.

"What kind of shows do you like?"
"I like anime..."
"OH, you mean that animated porn? They do some kinky stuff! So what else do you like?" *wink*

:miffed::miffed::miffed:

I can't count the number of times that I have had this happen to me.

"I draw anime"
"Oh, so you like drawing huge tits and rope bondage?"
"No, f*ck you"

Axelai
02-04-2011, 09:02 PM
Ouch that sucks, I didn't even know that Hetalia was getting that much of a reputation a bit now outside the internet. Then again, it's getting popular more and more. People need to realize to think for themselves and to make their own judgement without or atleast not a lot of bias towards it and there's always crazy fangirls. I understand it being not your cup of tea but saying that it's stupid because someone else did ugh! What are you in high school again trying to fit in with peer pressure because it's cool!

It just... irks me. I'm not some crazy Hetalia fan. Yeah, i like it. Yeah, i cosplay it. And yeah, i go to gatherings for it about once a month and we act like complete nerds. But i know flag respect. I know social context of what is appropriate at what times. I'm 18 and i know how to act :'| Don't assume i don't because i like Hetalia.

That's lame. :I Kinda like the wave that's coming along lately with Panty & Stocking--People who don't like the show are getting crap from PSG fans, when it doesn't really matter if they don't like that one show, since there are probably other things they have in common.

This is the Internet, though. Logic is not valid here.

Ugh, like one of my friends started bashing it, saying P&S was stupid, etc. I'm like... don't bash it... > . > I don't care for it either way, but i don't bash.

UC77
02-05-2011, 12:02 AM
People have asked me why I like anime and am in the Japan Club at my highschool if I'm not Asian. I never really know how to respond to that kind of close-mindedness, so I just sort of shrug and say "I like the animation style," or something. I swear, kids these days...

Axelai
02-05-2011, 02:19 PM
People have asked me why I like anime and am in the Japan Club at my highschool if I'm not Asian. I never really know how to respond to that kind of close-mindedness, so I just sort of shrug and say "I like the animation style," or something. I swear, kids these days...

When people say something like this to me, i usually respond with someone else equally as close minded and (somewhat) racist. Like, "The same reason you listen to rap music. I like it."

DarkFujin
02-05-2011, 05:22 PM
People have asked me why I like anime and am in the Japan Club at my highschool if I'm not Asian. I never really know how to respond to that kind of close-mindedness, so I just sort of shrug and say "I like the animation style," or something. I swear, kids these days...

I got the same thing when I took an African-American history class to fulfill my college history requirement. Everyone kept telling me I should take women's American history instead, just because I'm a white girl.

Celia Rose
02-05-2011, 10:53 PM
I got the same thing when I took an African-American history class to fulfill my college history requirement. Everyone kept telling me I should take women's American history instead, just because I'm a white girl.
Rude much. :I Women's American history is boring, anyway.

Axelai
02-05-2011, 10:54 PM
I got the same thing when I took an African-American history class to fulfill my college history requirement. Everyone kept telling me I should take women's American history instead, just because I'm a white girl.

I was the sole white person in the Asian American History Class. And you know what? I got an A.

Rikkizilla
02-05-2011, 11:10 PM
It's probably been said (I didn't read the entire thread), but it bothers me that when people find out I "dress up and go to conventions", they assume I'm some socially retarded loser with no job, living with or mooching off of my parents with no life outside of anime. I went and graduated from college, work a full time job applying my degree, own the car I drive and honestly, rarely watch anime.

Also, that when someone who loves anime finds out you enjoy it as well, it's as if they assume you are automatically bff. No I don't want to be your friend, you come off as gross and creepy. 8|

FunnyValentine
02-05-2011, 11:45 PM
This has been happening recently, people thinking I want to be Japanese so my cosplays are perfect. Wtf!

Archangelz
02-06-2011, 03:58 PM
I hate how when you say immediately you like anime or when listing things you like and list anime as first or one of the top lists, everyone assumes you're an annoying Narutard fan and that all animu is just like Naruto and horribly translated. And if you don't place it in top or say it first and say it last then people will treat more normally then doing something like "Ew, you like anime all it just is just that stupid Naruto crap!"

This gets even more annoying as you get older. I'm 27 and I have friends who know nothing of anime except what they pick up here and there from TV or news. Basically, that it's all Pokemon, Naruto, Dragonball, or hentai. I do my best not to mention anything about anime at work since it would be even worse...

DarkFujin
02-06-2011, 06:01 PM
Eh, when I tell people I like anime and they ask "is that like... Sailor Moon and stuff?" I just kind of nod and say "yeah, stuff like that" and that's it. They never say "isn't that for kids?" or anything.

Neko Minaue
02-07-2011, 12:22 AM
I also hate how when others who think they're the "normal" or "cool" type of people for liking reality shows more and more "mature" drama shows they think it's more mature and that they're better because all the people who like animu is just young'uns who are running around, screaming at the top of their lungs being annoying and what not, and being immature. There are always the crazies and immature fans in all fandoms, but don't go assuming that all anime fans are like that. They're just a small fraction and besides that's what only you see and or the most you probably see is just the same people at your school that continuously keeps acting like that. Though then there's the saying: "One rotten apple spoils the bunch. Stupid, freaking, vocal minority.

kiratsukai
02-07-2011, 01:52 AM
I will take Faye Valentine as an example: obviously Japanese

Yes... "Faye" and "Valentine" are both obviously Japanese names. It's also obvious that Cowboy Bebop, with all those native americans, black folks and women with huge breasts and blonde hair running around is set in a Japanese city which is populated only by Japanese people...

*bemused*

Chaletica
02-07-2011, 03:48 AM
- That we all are "weaaboos"(which in my opinion is one of the ugliest sounding words the internet has ever inverted) that obsesses over everything Japanese and wants to move to kawaii desu japan to be a mangaka~ No, just no.

- That all female anime fans like yaoi. I, for once, do not, and I know at least 2 possibly 3 other girls that don't either. (On another note, I have a few times seen "fujoshi" to refer to girls that like anime in general. Fujoshi means "girl that likes yaoi", not "female anime fan".)

- As for being a Hetalia fan: that we are all stupid, obsessed yaoi fangirls with no respect for history. -_- ...All fandoms have their idiots, and sadly, often these are the ones that gets emphasized.

This one actually comes from inside the geek community-- that, because I identify as a geek, I must like/watch/listen to/play/read all the same things other geeks do.

Also, this.

I'm not into Star Wars or Star Trek, or superhero comic books. MMORPGs are not my thing. I suck at maths, and could care less for jokes about binary or the periodical system or what have you... I'm more of a right-brain person.

Cadmium Polyphony
02-07-2011, 03:51 AM
Yes... "Faye" and "Valentine" are both obviously Japanese names. It's also obvious that Cowboy Bebop, with all those native americans, black folks and women with huge breasts and blonde hair running around is set in a Japanese city which is populated only by Japanese people...

*bemused*

If there was ever an award show for great posts, this definitely would be a nominee.

Cheers.

Divine Dragon
02-07-2011, 05:08 AM
This has been happening recently, people thinking I want to be Japanese so my cosplays are perfect. Wtf! I will take Faye Valentine as an example: obviously Japanese, but I believe she is best for American cosplayers because of her American girl personality. I'm not starting a debate, but some characters I feel are just more suitable for non-asian people despite the character being asian.

Keep in mind that anime and manga were heavily influenced by Disney and a western art aesthetic. In fact, in every anime I've seen, the Asian characters are indistinguishable from the Caucasian ones. Asian cosplayers cosplay as Caucasian anime and game characters all the time, so there's nothing wrong with doing the reverse (although I don't think a girl named "Faye Valentine" is Japanese).

Lilyela
02-07-2011, 02:32 PM
The other day, I asked my brother to watch Kuroshitsuji with me after supper, and my dad asked what that was, me simply answering 'an anime', which led to him saying that I shouldn't watch those stuff. After a while of yelling, I realized he mistook all anime to be hentai (why didn't I realize that earlier?) and I tried my best to explain the difference. Dad still blames the newspapers for referring to hentai as 'anime'. Dude, isn't that like saying all Swedes are blonde, tall and have big boobs? o.o

Shana05
02-07-2011, 10:31 PM
The other day, I asked my brother to watch Kuroshitsuji with me after supper, and my dad asked what that was, me simply answering 'an anime', which led to him saying that I shouldn't watch those stuff. After a while of yelling, I realized he mistook all anime to be hentai (why didn't I realize that earlier?) and I tried my best to explain the difference. Dad still blames the newspapers for referring to hentai as 'anime'. Dude, isn't that like saying all Swedes are blonde, tall and have big boobs? o.o

I guess I'm lucky. My dad actually watches anime with me sometimes and takes me to out-of-town cons. So he knows what the real definition of anime is.

rubyspitfire
02-08-2011, 12:32 AM
Keep in mind that anime and manga were heavily influenced by Disney and a western art aesthetic. In fact, in every anime I've seen, the Asian characters are indistinguishable from the Caucasian ones. Asian cosplayers cosplay as Caucasian anime and game characters all the time, so there's nothing wrong with doing the reverse (although I don't think a girl named "Faye Valentine" is Japanese).

to this day, the only distinctly asian character from any anime i've seen is wufei from gundam wing, but there are still quite a few i haven't seen
http://www.100megsfree4.com/fleur/gw/wufei04.gif

Divine Dragon
02-08-2011, 10:31 AM
Once in a while, you will find characters of every race with respective stereotypical features. Or even ones that are really ambiguous. Take Kenpachi Zaraki for example.

Axelai
02-08-2011, 04:49 PM
All this race talk makes me wonder how Meg would feel about cosplaying from Hetalia. Since the characters are supposed to be certain races...

kiratsukai
02-08-2011, 04:51 PM
All this race talk makes me wonder how Meg would feel about cosplaying from Hetalia. Since the characters are supposed to be certain races...

I'm pretty sure the people in Hetalia are meant to be anthropomorphic chunks of land...

MisaChan
02-08-2011, 05:04 PM
I'm guessing you guys loathe "Otaku USA"?

Axelai
02-08-2011, 05:12 PM
I'm pretty sure the people in Hetalia are meant to be anthropomorphic chunks of land...

Regardless, the only characters who are supposed to be asian are the ones representing asian countries. So if I'm American cosplaying America... i wonder if Meg would flip out.

Kildread
02-08-2011, 05:17 PM
Regardless, the only characters who are supposed to be asian are the ones representing asian countries. So if I'm American cosplaying America... i wonder if Meg would flip out.

It's obvious that Meg only cares about "purty gurlz" cosplays --- America from Hetalia doesn't even register for him.

Axelai
02-08-2011, 05:20 PM
It's obvious that Meg only cares about "purty gurlz" cosplays --- America from Hetalia doesn't even register for him.

I did do a fem!America cosplay. Which i find might piss off Meg, as most of the cosplayers i see of fem!America are asian women. Cosplaying an American. In Meg's eyes, that'd probably be blasphemy.

Kildread
02-08-2011, 05:23 PM
I did do a fem!America cosplay. Which i find might piss off Meg, as most of the cosplayers i see of fem!America are asian women. Cosplaying an American. In Meg's eyes, that'd probably be blasphemy.

I wonder --- have only seen and heard of him since he started being active here after I officially registered.

But I never saw him post any cross-dressers or alternate versions of costumes.

Axelai
02-08-2011, 05:28 PM
I wonder --- have only seen and heard of him since he started being active here after I officially registered.

But I never saw him post any cross-dressers or alternate versions of costumes.

I haven't either. But i wonder if he'd ignore me or respond to me if i brought it up at his next attack. Show him pictures of asian cosplayers cosplaying said "westerner"... and me cosplaying them. See if he thinks its okay or not. Or just see what excuses he makes.

Or if he does what he usually does, he'll ignore me XD

Vexation
02-08-2011, 05:53 PM
I'm sick of /reverse/ stereotypes--what anime fans/gamers/cosplayers have about themselves.

That I'm automatically a douche JUST BECAUSE I do wear my Zelda/Kingdom Hearts/FFVII shirts. That I'm some idiot weeaboo because I have pins with Sephiroth and the Ninetendo logo on them on my hat. That my gaming tatto(s) and my always-on-my-neck Heartless necklace make me akin to cancer in the community.

No. I'm a level headed-girl gamer that likes wearing stuff with series I like on it to maybe talk to OTHER sane fans--and it worked. I have all of one friend I reguarly talk to on my college campus, and he came up to me because he noticed my gamer stuff. :|

Divine Dragon
02-08-2011, 06:45 PM
All this race talk makes me wonder how Meg would feel about cosplaying from Hetalia. Since the characters are supposed to be certain races...

Meg? Is that a nickname for ProudAsian?

Well, he has shown that he's of the belief that if an anime or game was made in Japan, all the characters in it are automatically Asian. I've seen him mislabel several characters. For example, L from Death Note is white, Tifa Lockhart from FF7 is white, yet he thinks only Asians should cosplay them.

I wonder what he would say about a cosplay of Yami Yugi from Yu-Gi-Oh, since he's technically Egyptian. My bets are that he'll ignore the question and just repeat his catchphrases.

dreamoflife02
02-08-2011, 07:17 PM
It's mad hard to tell what race people are supposed to be in anime anyway. My favorite is when you think people could be any race in a show, and then some blond big-nosed small-eyed obvious westerner comes up and you suddenly go "Wait... does that mean that that other blond character is supposed to be Japanese? Do faces mean anything at all? fuuuu--" So yeah.

Back on topic, I get frustrated by the stereotypes from everywhere. People outside the community tend to think geeks are freakish mouthbreathers living in basements and living off cheetos, but less often than you'd think. Usually when I tell people about geeky interests of mine they're like oh, okay.

Inside the community is the worst, IMO. I constantly get the feeling that because I care about fashion and my hair and wear makeup and whatever that I'm a shallow bimbo and not a ~true~ nerd. But people also look down on people who are too nerdy, for letting down the side and living up to stereotypes, and feel the need to go "But I eat food other than Japanese! I don't even want to learn the language! In fact I don't care about Japan! And I read things other than manga! I don't even like manga!" So idk man. Just let me do my hair and love Japanese food in peace.

Axelai
02-08-2011, 07:19 PM
Meg? Is that a nickname for ProudAsian?

Well, he has shown that he's of the belief that if an anime or game was made in Japan, all the characters in it are automatically Asian. I've seen him mislabel several characters. For example, L from Death Note is white, Tifa Lockhart from FF7 is white, yet he thinks only Asians should cosplay them.

I wonder what he would say about a cosplay of Yami Yugi from Yu-Gi-Oh, since he's technically Egyptian. My bets are that he'll ignore the question and just repeat his catchphrases.

Yes, Meg is our nickname for ProudAsian. Lol.

So... he thinks only Asians should cosplay, even non asian characters? ..............................huh.

MisaChan
02-08-2011, 08:29 PM
Yes, Meg is our nickname for ProudAsian. Lol.

So... he thinks only Asians should cosplay, even non asian characters? ..............................huh.

Meg is just weird. He doesn't make any sense T.T

I hate being called a loser for being into Mario and Pokemon and being called "Weirdo" and "Gothic/Emo" for watching animes like "Elfen Lied" and "Death Note".

Eau de Decus
02-08-2011, 09:06 PM
My bets are that he'll ignore the question and just repeat his catchphrases. That's all he'll do until the day he dies, which will hopefully be sometime soon.

Shana05
02-08-2011, 09:21 PM
Meg? Is that a nickname for ProudAsian?

Well, he has shown that he's of the belief that if an anime or game was made in Japan, all the characters in it are automatically Asian. I've seen him mislabel several characters. For example, L from Death Note is white, Tifa Lockhart from FF7 is white, yet he thinks only Asians should cosplay them.

I wonder what he would say about a cosplay of Yami Yugi from Yu-Gi-Oh, since he's technically Egyptian. My bets are that he'll ignore the question and just repeat his catchphrases.

I remember someone mentioned a Japanese cosplayer on cosmode doing Harry Potter. She asked him what he thought of that and his response is "It doesn't matter because I'm not a fan." Apparently he only thinks it's wrong for people "ruin" characters he likes. Talk about self-centered.

Shana05
02-08-2011, 09:24 PM
to this day, the only distinctly asian character from any anime i've seen is wufei from gundam wing, but there are still quite a few i haven't seen
http://www.100megsfree4.com/fleur/gw/wufei04.gif

Tenchi looks pretty Asian to me. But really he is mixed with humanoid aliens as well. The Juraians look white, so? On the other hand, they only Tenchi cosplays I've seen have been of the girls and not the title character.

Hina-chan410
02-09-2011, 11:41 PM
Regardless, the only characters who are supposed to be asian are the ones representing asian countries. So if I'm American cosplaying America... i wonder if Meg would flip out.

See, the whole idea of cosplaying by race doesn't work with me. I love my rich tan skin from my pure Peruvian heritage and that hasn't stopped me from cosplaying as Prussia from Hetalia who is clearly albino!

Anyway, another stereotype! Anime cons are filled with old men who are creeps. So not true! People think that cons are such sketchy places but I haven't ever really been in a situation where I felt uncomfortable and thought that I couldn't go to anyone. Con staff is there like vultures to make sure people are safe and are having fun! I find cons really friendly and open places!

Axelai
02-09-2011, 11:55 PM
See, the whole idea of cosplaying by race doesn't work with me. I love my rich tan skin from my pure Peruvian heritage and that hasn't stopped me from cosplaying as Prussia from Hetalia who is clearly albino!

Anyway, another stereotype! Anime cons are filled with old men who are creeps. So not true! People think that cons are such sketchy places but I haven't ever really been in a situation where I felt uncomfortable and thought that I couldn't go to anyone. Con staff is there like vultures to make sure people are safe and are having fun! I find cons really friendly and open places!

I wasn't saying at all that race should matter in cosplay.

ProudAsian did.

UC77
02-10-2011, 12:07 AM
I think Proud Asian should be thrown down a black hole.

rubyspitfire
02-10-2011, 12:15 AM
Tenchi looks pretty Asian to me. But really he is mixed with humanoid aliens as well. The Juraians look white, so? On the other hand, they only Tenchi cosplays I've seen have been of the girls and not the title character.

you're right, forgot about him and hetalia (but that much is obvious, that anime is nothing but stereotypes XD)

meg never did really answer my question about asians cosplaying obviously european or american "western" characters, other than saying hair and eye color are not indicative of race. to that i say BULLSH*T!! in anime, it's difficult to tell what race a character is when most of them have rounded eyes and faces (for girls) or slanted eyes and angular faces (for guys), so usually hair and eye color is all you can go on. i have yet to see a 100% oriental person with naturally blonde hair and blue eyes who isn't suffering from a form of albinism, the few that are naturally blonde have picked up a recessive gene from an ancestor of another race

Shana05
02-10-2011, 12:40 AM
you're right, forgot about him and hetalia (but that much is obvious, that anime is nothing but stereotypes XD)

meg never did really answer my question about asians cosplaying obviously european or american "western" characters, other than saying hair and eye color are not indicative of race. to that i say BULLSH*T!! in anime, it's difficult to tell what race a character is when most of them have rounded eyes and faces (for girls) or slanted eyes and angular faces (for guys), so usually hair and eye color is all you can go on. i have yet to see a 100% oriental person with naturally blonde hair and blue eyes who isn't suffering from a form of albinism, the few that are naturally blonde have picked up a recessive gene from an ancestor of another race

Last time I saw him on here in one post he said westerners assume anime characters aren't Asian because of the big eyes saying it's not indicative of race. He's not completely off the mark there but then he went to describe westerners as all having square jaws and all Asians having round faces. I responded by saying "Apparently I'm Asian seeing as not only is my face round. It's rounder than the foreign exchange student from Hong Kong my family hosted." He didn't respond and the thread was deleted quickly.

rubyspitfire
02-10-2011, 12:58 AM
Last time I saw him on here in one post he said westerners assume anime characters aren't Asian because of the big eyes saying it's not indicative of race. He's not completely off the mark there but then he went to describe westerners as all having square jaws and all Asians having round faces. I responded by saying "Apparently I'm Asian seeing as not only is my face round. It's rounder than the foreign exchange student from Hong Kong my family hosted." He didn't respond and the thread was deleted quickly.

i know that large rounded eyes are a sign of cuteness, which is why they are primarily used on female characters. meg talks a lot about how attractive "almond-shaped asian eyes" are but all the pictures of female asian cosplayers i've seen (while cute) look as though the girl has her eyes so wide they're going to pop out of her head. round faces also aren't indicative of race, 25% of my high school population was of asian decent and more than a few of them had square jaws that i am still envious of

FunnyValentine
02-10-2011, 01:16 AM
Yes... "Faye" and "Valentine" are both obviously Japanese names. It's also obvious that Cowboy Bebop, with all those native americans, black folks and women with huge breasts and blonde hair running around is set in a Japanese city which is populated only by Japanese people...

*bemused*

So many people try to tell me she's Japanese so I said fine whatever she's Japanese now. In the manga she's referred to as being Japanese though. Of course they're not located in Japan, they're in space. :)
I personally don't care what race they are, it's a damn cartoon.

Hina-chan410
02-10-2011, 05:37 AM
I wasn't saying at all that race should matter in cosplay.

ProudAsian did.

I know. I'm not saying you did. I'm agreeing with you.

Purfect*Rave
02-10-2011, 05:52 AM
I hate when people assume that I'm a friendless loser because I happen to be wearing an anime t-shirt while there's some friend drama going on that I don't want to be involved in.
This substitute teacher came up to me and is like "Sweetie, do you have any friends?" (I was sitting alone and reading at lunch) and I'm like "Errr, what makes you say that?" She pointed to my shirt. =_=;; Really?

Also, I hate it when people put together that I like anime and that I'm not an athletic person and automatically assume I have no life.
Nope, I do. You're just not good enough to know about it.

Axelai
02-10-2011, 12:22 PM
I hate when people assume that I'm a friendless loser because I happen to be wearing an anime t-shirt while there's some friend drama going on that I don't want to be involved in.
This substitute teacher came up to me and is like "Sweetie, do you have any friends?" (I was sitting alone and reading at lunch) and I'm like "Errr, what makes you say that?" She pointed to my shirt. =_=;; Really?

Also, I hate it when people put together that I like anime and that I'm not an athletic person and automatically assume I have no life.
Nope, I do. You're just not good enough to know about it.

....wow, really? I would have bitched out that teacher for assuming i had no friends just because i like anime. I mean, seriously! All my friends are cosplayers. All of us love anime. It definitely doesn't make me a friendless loser.

Really, thats just insane rude. If they'd done that to me, that teacher would have to prepare for me to BITCH THEM OUT.

rubyspitfire
02-10-2011, 12:34 PM
I hate when people assume that I'm a friendless loser because I happen to be wearing an anime t-shirt while there's some friend drama going on that I don't want to be involved in.
This substitute teacher came up to me and is like "Sweetie, do you have any friends?" (I was sitting alone and reading at lunch) and I'm like "Errr, what makes you say that?" She pointed to my shirt. =_=;; Really?

wow. i can understand concern, but that was just rude. i would have talked to the school superintendent or whoever is in charge of hiring these subs... that's ridiculous

Kasinator
02-10-2011, 04:23 PM
"You know computers! Fix my microwave!" :angry:

wonderland93
02-10-2011, 05:21 PM
That all anime plots are really stupid and/or acid trips.

That fans are immature

That male fans are unattractive creepers

Regrettably, I believed the first until last November (i.e. until I went to Nekocon)
There are stereotypes within the fandom, too. There will always be people making us look bad. Whatever.

Alyxiane
02-10-2011, 08:48 PM
"You know computers! Fix my microwave!" :angry:

That actually made me lol. XD

Inside the community is the worst, IMO. I constantly get the feeling that because I care about fashion and my hair and wear makeup and whatever that I'm a shallow bimbo and not a ~true~ nerd. But people also look down on people who are too nerdy, for letting down the side and living up to stereotypes, and feel the need to go "But I eat food other than Japanese! I don't even want to learn the language! In fact I don't care about Japan! And I read things other than manga! I don't even like manga!" So idk man. Just let me do my hair and love Japanese food in peace.

This oh so much. Like apparently there's some sort of dress code and behavioral code for a "true" nerd. I love my skinny jeans, dressy tops and dresses, mini skirts, short shorts, heels, makeup, hairstyles, all that girly fashion stuff. I like being social and having lots of different friends and going out and attending social events despite that I have mild Aspergers (that's another story...). I know a place and time where I can speak with any references to a fandom. And on the topic of fashion, one of the main reasons why I even LOVE cosplay is because of the fact that I can dress up in beautiful/unique designs and be a chameleon with myself.

And yet I'm expected to dress up "like an uber-nerd/otaku" and be incredibly socially awkward where I'm shut away inside the house because I don't have any friends and constantly wearing anime/video game t-shirts and ugly pants and any other negative stereotype on geeks. (I do kind of have a personal thing against wearing series-based shirts in public but that's just me.)

... We can be nerds AND be fashionable. Oh, middle ground, why must you be so invisible? :sleep: =.=;;

Purfect*Rave
02-10-2011, 09:06 PM
....wow, really? I would have bitched out that teacher for assuming i had no friends just because i like anime. I mean, seriously! All my friends are cosplayers. All of us love anime. It definitely doesn't make me a friendless loser.

Really, thats just insane rude. If they'd done that to me, that teacher would have to prepare for me to BITCH THEM OUT.

wow. i can understand concern, but that was just rude. i would have talked to the school superintendent or whoever is in charge of hiring these subs... that's ridiculous

Meh. I just kinda shook it off, since I only know...4 anime nerds in our school, including me. 2 of which are obnoxious guys that don't really have friends, and 1 that recently gave up being an anime nerd. (T_T) They're all pretty anti-social, and I guess she tried to put two and two together ( Oh, the irony. xD;; ) and assumed I was like them. Just...meh. Don't assume, people. =_= ( I'm suuuch a pushover. >_<;; But I could tell she wasn't trying to be rude. )

---

I hate when people assume that because you're a female nerd, the only video games you play are RPGs and dating sims. I bet I can kick your arse in shooters. :cool: (It might help if I get an Xbox or a PS3, though...All I have is a PS2 and PSP.) Our teacher was talking about something and mentioned CoD, and this guy is like "Oh hey, do you play that?" Another guy intercepted with an "Of course not, she's a GIRL!" Which, admittedly, I haven't played CoD, but....Gruh. Hate guys when they're like that. <_< >_>

I also hate when people assume I worship the anime characters I like or believe they're real. No...Just....no. :untrust:

UsakoLuna
02-10-2011, 09:13 PM
I don't really own any geeky tees. I have a couple Kingdom Hearts shirts (including my nobody symbol one) which were baggy and shapeless, but I altered them into something cute and flattering. :)

rubyspitfire
02-10-2011, 10:33 PM
I hate when people assume that because you're a female nerd, the only video games you play are RPGs and dating sims. I bet I can kick your arse in shooters. :cool: (It might help if I get an Xbox or a PS3, though...All I have is a PS2 and PSP.) Our teacher was talking about something and mentioned CoD, and this guy is like "Oh hey, do you play that?" Another guy intercepted with an "Of course not, she's a GIRL!" Which, admittedly, I haven't played CoD, but....Gruh. Hate guys when they're like that. <_< >_>


oh yeah. i'm not good at shooters but i still enjoy them. i'm not afraid of unloading a full sniper clip in someone's face and taking them with me ^_^

Alyxiane
02-10-2011, 10:56 PM
oh yeah. i'm not good at shooters but i still enjoy them. i'm not afraid of unloading a full sniper clip in someone's face and taking them with me ^_^

Hahaha QFT. I practically don't have anything but whenever I'm chilling at a friend's house, I just have a BALL pwning everyone in site with my noob buttonmashing tactics. :thumbsup:

Neko Minaue
02-11-2011, 12:07 AM
I hate when people think they have to give up fandom/watching anime/playing video game/reading manga in order to become mature because if you like those you're just being an immature brat. It is not immature and there are mature people who like doing those things and know that there's a time and place to say inside jokes about fandoms and such.


And also how people think that if you keep constantly playing games that rated E or T that you're childish or something. They're just ratings to make sure what's appropriate for which age. And every seems to like to forget that rated 'E' is for EVERYONE.

Shana05
02-11-2011, 01:02 AM
I hate when people think they have to give up fandom/watching anime/playing video game/reading manga in order to become mature because if you like those you're just being an immature brat. It is not immature and there are mature people who like doing those things and know that there's a time and place to say inside jokes about fandoms and such.

That and when people who do the same thing because some other fan behaved poorly.

Chaletica
02-11-2011, 04:55 AM
That I'm some kind of computer expert because I spend my days on the internet and know things such as how to install programs and what an USB plug looks like.

Case in point: my mom. There have been several times where she has asked me to fix something complicated that I don't know how to, or haven't even seen before.

Neko Minaue
02-11-2011, 05:27 PM
That and when people who do the same thing because some other fan behaved poorly.

Yep, my friend is like that since she's the oldest out of all of us, though I find it funny that cosplays and doesn't say anything bad or how it's immature about that :/

sam vimes
02-12-2011, 01:23 AM
Yep, my friend is like that since she's the oldest out of all of us, though I find it funny that cosplays and doesn't say anything bad or how it's immature about that :/

I've read this seven times and I still can't make heads or tails of it.

rubyspitfire
02-12-2011, 12:00 PM
Hahaha QFT. I practically don't have anything but whenever I'm chilling at a friend's house, I just have a BALL pwning everyone in site with my noob buttonmashing tactics. :thumbsup:

<3 fellow buttonbashers! we are the scourge of the online gaming community!! XD

Purple Platyus
02-13-2011, 01:49 AM
"You like anime?"
"Yes."
"But aren't you.. sort of.. athletic?"
"Yeah.."
*brain implosion*

Neko Minaue
02-14-2011, 12:46 AM
When you're a girl, you're not supposed to play video games because it's not ladylike and it's for boys only. What? Some people still think like that and can't be enjoyed by both sexes?!

Chaletica
02-14-2011, 01:51 AM
When you're a girl, you're not supposed to play video games because it's not ladylike and it's for boys only. What? Some people still think like that and can't be enjoyed by both sexes?!
I hate people like that... I've been told Punch-Out is a "boy's game" once. My reply was "...So?" and they didn't bug me more about it.

On-topic: That all geeks/nerds are really good at, and like maths. While it's not really a negative stereotype(if nothing else, it implies we are smart), this stereotype can be pretty annoying after a while for geeks who does not like math(like me), like we're "expected" to like it.

tabetha2010
02-14-2011, 08:39 AM
You're a Girl, You like Anime, You play video games ( PS3 & Xbox 360 & DS- Gears of War & Call of Duty) and Your not overweight, mildly attractive, no Kawaii Desu & YOUR BLACK???... I have no clue what my race has to do with it, people on xbox live are weird XD

Another stereotype is that we're suppose to anti social, cant dress nice and look ugly basically.... Now I'm a shy person but when you get to know me then you see my outgoing, weird & funny side and you better believe I like my skinny jeans, My Air Jordan's, cute flats, baby doll shirts, leggings, shorts and I keep my nails, feet and hair looking nice.

Ugh stereotypes, what can you do about them? And you know what they say "There's always a bit of truth to every stereotype", its just that people tend to run with that bit of truth and stretch it ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL the way out

rubyspitfire
02-14-2011, 11:59 AM
On-topic: That all geeks/nerds are really good at, and like maths. While it's not really a negative stereotype(if nothing else, it implies we are smart), this stereotype can be pretty annoying after a while for geeks who does not like math(like me), like we're "expected" to like it.
i absolutely hate math, even though i'm decent at the more simple stuff. i'm a walking spellcheck, or at least i was...

When you're a girl, you're not supposed to play video games because it's not ladylike and it's for boys only. What? Some people still think like that and can't be enjoyed by both sexes?!
or the one that because you're a girl, you're only supposed to enjoy playing certain types of games. oh i love my rpgs and mmos, but every once in a while i want to shred things up on guitar hero or blows some covenant brains out ("yay!" *confetti*) on halo campaign. there is absolutely nothing wrong with that, or being the opposite and just liking "guys" games and hating the cute stuff

this reminds me i need to fix my drum set. crap.

Neko Minaue
02-14-2011, 12:36 PM
On-topic: That all geeks/nerds are really good at, and like maths. While it's not really a negative stereotype(if nothing else, it implies we are smart), this stereotype can be pretty annoying after a while for geeks who does not like math(like me), like we're "expected" to like it.

Oh it gets worse if you're asian. I remember getting a low grade somewhere around like a 'D' or an 'F' one time on a test and a person went: "WHAT?! YOU GOT AN 'F'!? :mfg: I thought you asians are smart!" Though that wasn't a math test, I'm really good at math but geometry was the worse. One thing I did not like being asian.

toshirua3846384
02-14-2011, 01:50 PM
You're a Girl, You like Anime, You play video games ( PS3 & Xbox 360 & DS- Gears of War & Call of Duty) and Your not overweight, mildly attractive, no Kawaii Desu & YOUR BLACK???... I have no clue what my race has to do with it, people on xbox live are weird XD

Another stereotype is that we're suppose to anti social, cant dress nice and look ugly basically.... Now I'm a shy person but when you get to know me then you see my outgoing, weird & funny side and you better believe I like my skinny jeans, My Air Jordan's, cute flats, baby doll shirts, leggings, shorts and I keep my nails, feet and hair looking nice.

Ugh stereotypes, what can you do about them? And you know what they say "There's always a bit of truth to every stereotype", its just that people tend to run with that bit of truth and stretch it ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL the way out

Sucks too ive gotten that on both sides of the fences (both anime community, gaming community, and regular society) , for some reason if your a woman of color, actually really attractive, and if you play video games and your actually great at them, some people act as though its a rarity. Like i don't see how me being a fijian pacific islander and a woman have anything to do with how well i play a video game or if i how many manga/anime series ive read/watched. When approached with this i don't know how to take it sometimes, its flattering but at the same time very ignorant on their part. It's like the people who think this don't even want to explore what is really out there and choose to live under a rock. But than again for the majority people choose stereotypes over fact to begin with because they were mostly taught that way by their respected communities. And then you have the really rude people with horrible attitudes that are in those communities that are not welcoming to people who don't fit the bill. They address them as "being fake" or "mainstream," or trying to fit in with this type of clique. The whole thing is really sad in truth.

spifferniffer
02-14-2011, 09:09 PM
Them: You're a girl.
Me: ... Duh.
Them: And you like video games? And violent anime? And SUITS?! 0.o
Me: Yeah...
Them: WTF SHE'S A CRAZY RUN FOR YOUR LIFE D:
Me: ...

Happens too much >.>

Flora88
02-14-2011, 09:39 PM
If you're an anime fan, it must be impossible for you to take anything seriously, or to realize the gravity of any given situation. You also must live in a GLORIOUS NIPPON!!!! dream world.


I don't.

sam vimes
02-14-2011, 10:10 PM
^Yeah, I have no affection for Japan. Like, none.

Volnixshin
02-14-2011, 10:16 PM
i like that tokyo tower is taller than the eiffel.

Yukikittie
02-14-2011, 10:32 PM
Them geishas are kinda sexy too. ;o (Or is it just me that find them extremely beautiful? xD)

ShinobiXikyu
02-14-2011, 11:41 PM
Lol. I went from Japanophile several years ago to an Anglophile.
...there's the end of that stereotype... (and lol, nothing like getting in touch with one's roots. I'm actually a lot closer to having recent English ancestry than I thought. And Scottish.)

UsakoLuna
02-14-2011, 11:52 PM
I dont like the assumption that just because I like anime I'm
Obsessed with all things japan. I'll admit, I like some of the street fashions and I think the school uniforms are adorable (but I love pleated skirts). But I don't want to be Japanese, or move to japan. You can appriectate aspects of another culture without wanting to become part of it. I'm quite happy with my German/Scottish/Swedish/Dane/Irish backgrounds (even if it did result in my being insanely pale).
That said, I'd love to visit Japan one day, not because of anime but because it looks like a beautiful country. I want to go to Ireland, Scotland and Germany more though.

kiratsukai
02-15-2011, 01:02 AM
I'm currently trying to convince a Japanese guy to get OUT of Japan and come see the US. I hope he gets addicted.

I don't know which I would choose if given the choice. I pretty much love and hate them both equally at this stage in the game. But I'm terrified of getting grounded in one or the other in such a way that I lose that choice.

Cichlid
02-15-2011, 01:39 AM
Lol. I went from Japanophile several years ago to an Anglophile.
...there's the end of that stereotype... (and lol, nothing like getting in touch with one's roots. I'm actually a lot closer to having recent English ancestry than I thought. And Scottish.)

Yeah, I confess that I'm kind of an Anglophile myself too. The history, culture, food. . . Oh, and don't forget those sexy accents. ;)

Because I like anime and cosplay, I've been asked if I was a Japanophile before too. When I replied that I really wasn't so interested in the country, people, etc (not in a rude way, I assure you) and that I only really liked cartoons and games, I was instantly labelled a neo-nazi.

Wait, what?
So, you can only be one or the other, now? :confused:

Axelai
02-15-2011, 01:42 AM
I like Japanese culture, I like the language, and I absolutely love the fashion.

But no, world. I do not want to BE Japanese. I'm perfectly content being a European Mutt. Stop thinking that because i love Japan and its contents that i want to BE Japanese.

Shana05
02-15-2011, 03:53 AM
I like Japanese culture, I like the language, and I absolutely love the fashion.

But no, world. I do not want to BE Japanese. I'm perfectly content being a European Mutt. Stop thinking that because i love Japan and its contents that i want to BE Japanese.

I like to say "I love being a redhead and red hair doesn't look good on an Asian." Like others said, I like other cultures as well. There's a big world out there filled with interesting things. Not all of them come from Japan.