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Unread 10-16-2014, 05:43 PM   #1
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Otaku or Weeaboo?

Which one are you?
I'm a Kingdom Hearts weeaboo (I'm not sure what I'll do with my life after Kingdom Hearts III ^^.
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Unread 10-16-2014, 06:40 PM   #2
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I'm neither. I don't like either term.
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Unread 10-16-2014, 06:59 PM   #3
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Yeah, I'm with Jason. The term otaku being offensive IN Japan aside, I barely watch anime anymore. Weeaboo is the utterly obnoxious otaku ("wapanese" also means the same thing) and you really dont want to call yourself that if you have self-respect. It's NOT cool to be one. I shake my head at my high-school self.
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Unread 10-16-2014, 07:02 PM   #4
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There's a post floating around somewhere on tumblr to the effect that if, when called a weeaboo, you get huffy and insist that you are NOT a weeaboo, you are an OTAKU, you are taking yourself far too seriously.
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Unread 10-16-2014, 07:04 PM   #5
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Weeaboo has a very negative connotation, it's not something you should refer to yourself as.

Otaku is a negative term in Japan, but I don't think it's seen as negatively here in the US. We don't use it the same way Japan does since we only use otaku for anime/manga fans. In Japan it's just a person extremely obsessed with something, so if you want to use one of these terms I think you would be a Kingdom Hearts otaku.

If anything, I'm a fujoshi.
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Unread 10-16-2014, 07:52 PM   #7
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Which one are you?
I'm a Kingdom Hearts weeaboo (I'm not sure what I'll do with my life after Kingdom Hearts III ^^.
?... Kh3 isn't the last one. I am assuming that's what you mean. It's just the end of the xehanort saga not the end of the series. Live again my fellow kingdom hearts brethren.

Ehh I guess I would be a otaku but I just call myself a fan. Since too many people argue over if being called an otaku is good or bad
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Unread 10-17-2014, 12:19 AM   #12
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I like the term "weeaboo" just because it's distinctly American. ;>.> And because its origin is utterly unrelated to its memetic meaning.
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Unread 10-17-2014, 12:41 PM   #15
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I used to use the term otaku but I fell out of the habit of using it. Probably because outside of the anime community, people don't know what it means in either Japanese or Western context. I just started calling myself a nerd.

I do see people on Tumblr calling themselves "weeaboo trash" but I always took that as self-deprecating humor.
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