How bad do you have to be before you can be branded as an otaku? What if you only like a couple of manga titles and a couple of anime titles but don’t even own any game systems, will you still be considered an otaku?
> How awesome do you have to be before you can be branded as an otaku?
i think "geek" is attached to people who like doing something very much like "computer geek"
Nerds would be a person who excels in academia. Where as geeks are those with interests or obsession in what is outside the social "norm". Also usually geeks would classify themselves to their hobbies as traits of their personality. Just as jocks are classified by sports, geeks are classified by their interest in sci-fi, video games, comics, occult, and various other things. Otaku carries negative connotation as it implies obsession of their interest that prevents them from being functional members of society.
I'm sure that buying an anime character dakikamura or whatever they're called would be a sure-fire indicator.
An Otaku is a japanese word for a nerd. The word 'Otaku' is only used outside of japan as a self-label for weeaboos who think using a japanese word makes them cool. It doesn't.
If you do not refer to yourself as an 'Otaku', then the person who called you one is a weeaboo and needs to use english words ie. Nerd or Geek.
For some reason wapanese think being an 'Otaku' is a good think to be proud it when actually in Japan "Otakus" (english translation: Nerds) are frowned upon in the society and are seen as a burden.
TL;DR: Only you yourself can label yourself as an Otaku. Others would just call you a nerd, unless they were weeaboos who are complimenting your love on shinyshinykawaiiNippondesudesukawaii
Nerd is also "not good" in western countries. But many Nerds/Otaku don't give a fuck and are proud to be one. So who cares.
I consider myself an otaku
I like anime, manga, video games, and Japanese fashion, culture and history.
I don't go for figurines though. They serve no propose. I don't know why people buy them.
No. No. No.
An "otaku" is not an enthusiast for something. An "otaku" is not a nerd.
"Otaku" is a semi-archaic word meaning "household," and using it to describe a person translates literally to something like "he's a homebody, he doesn't get out much."
What it actually means when people in Japan use the word is, it's the current popular euphemism for "mentally ill obsessive NEET who's probably going to end up in prison for stalking and raping his favorite anime voice actress." It is a VERY insulting term, and very dangerous to use in casual conversation with people you don't know.
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... an ancient Japanese legend promises that anyone who folds a thousand origami cranes will be granted a wish by a crane...
I googled like crazy few days, but I cant find this legend. Only that there is such legend, and Sadako's story. Maybe somebody can help?
If you make 500 cranes, will you get half a wish? Or is it an all-or-nothing deal? If you could make more than 1000 wishes for extra wishes, that'd be awesome.
You are wrong, something will happen, because it always happens, unless you expect that folding 1000 cranes will stop the universe (thus ending time). I'm joking of course, but do you see?
750 more to go.
You're awful at counting. Every time you went to the toilet you forgot the number and came out with a bigger one. You haven't folded 1000 cranes yet. Start over!
Patient and count better, go to the toilet less. Gods are used to anything, anytime.
But can more than one person fold the total 1000 cranes and have a group wish? Or is it just a one-person deal?
I also remember reading something about how a wife was supposed to fold 1000 for her wedding? :/
When in grade-school I read Sadako's story, (to much crying) I tried it out. I only got to about thirty. (We had really large pieces of origami paper, but maybe I'll try it again? c: )
If 2 people make 1000 origami cranes will they still get to make 1 wish.
What if 1000 people make one origami crane each?
You do realize that the cranes have to be left exposed to the elements to weather away while releasing the wish. So you DO have to be patient. I have made over 870.
Well, did anyone ever finish this? Does it work?
while you make them, for it to work best you have to believe with such certainty that you feel your wish has already been granted
if you've started this you already half-believe it, you have nothing to lose by completely believing it
I like to stalk people. Anyone, really. Whether it be in my local neighborhood or on the internet. I'm very discreet about it, too. I typically communicate with my victims my making creepy videos of myself in a dark room with only the light from my lighter showing my face.
I'm also sitting in a car outside your house, stealing your Wi-Fi. Come say hi, we can get a drink or two.
I enjoy watching people like you get frustrated and drive away when I suddenly put up a password.
>>1 you are not stealing wifi, but enjoying what is graciously shared. Please respect it. It's phony people like you that make it harder to build a willingness to share and trust each other. Think of how much more easy going things would be if people had a modicum of decency in their dealings with others...
If you need to stalk, go take pictures of birds. And if you must deal with people, at least be professional about it and remain totally invisible to them in the process.
lmao at how many weaboos in this
I used to do this just for the sake of doing it. I'm a very non-judgmental person so it was nice peering into other people's lives. Unfortunately I was very paranoid people would do this to me, though a lot more judgmentally.
Guys, come on. That's wrong.
On the other hand corps like Google, MS, Yahoo, Facebook, or the America and Chinese governments would love to have you as employees.
What are some important techniques that have gotten you through a fruitful session? Or, I should really rather say, what are some tips for someone who has never stalked anyone before but really wishes to get into the scene?
Don't you think if you have a smile, it's easy to make friends with foreigner?
Hey guys!! When do you have a smile?
Is it when you see your granny?
Absolutely it's when you see a cutie!!!
But are you satisfied with seeing cuties only in your country??
I gathered cute teenagers in the world!!
Cuteen,don't miss it!
Your grandmother would be very sad if she heard that.
it's good, but after I had real sex I didn't really care about it again.
buy a hooker they are better.
Cyber sex is wanted by people who prefer the ultimate fantasy. But both parties must be decent writers and have good imagination or else its just uhh uhh oh yeah. Nonsense.
Plus fantasy is still only fantasy. You can do it alone.
I will be entering college this September, and as much as I like anime and manga, I don't want to be an otaku anymore. It is not like I don't enjoy them--of course I do, but I don't want to be known as a nerd anymore, and being a freshman in college, starting anew, will give me the opportunity.
It will be too painful if I just throw away/give away my collection at once, so I want to do it slowly. I don't know how I am going to manage doing that though... it seems like such a waste!
Anyway, I hope you guys can shed some light and opinion into how I can do it in a less painful manner. There is only a month more before I head to college, so I should start doing it now!
very very cute.
make a blog
this sounds like a fun story of ur everyday life lol
[post from 2007]
Being otaku is bliss
Cmon dude it is not that bad.
watch this movie !
crazy animation dance !
if you sympathizes with his view of the world, Let's watch it !
Let me know what you thought about it.
crew name [Time Machine]
guten tag lieber passimassiv, wie gefällt dir das?
Also, das alles hier ist fürs chatten relativ schlecht geeignet. Gmail ist auch relativ scheiße. Was wir brauchen ist Skype. Was hattest du für probleme damit
Jun Narui at Kellogg business school has a illegitimate child. And he commit violence against his wife.
He locked his wife out of the house after punching and kicking every night.
I stumbled across some youtube videos and have started doing origami again. Anyone else enjoy and what are your favorite models and what type of paper do you like to use??
I like the calmness of folding, but I don't do it often.
I've been playing guitar for about two years, but I am not very skilled at all. I need some fairly easy, but good sounding songs to learn.
And how much would a bass guitar cost? Would I need a seperate amp just for it? I have a good amp for my Electric.
You shouldn't use your guitar amp for your bass. Both instruments are at the same difficulty level. Both require around the same effort to pick up, and both are around the same difficulty to master. Even though you are left handed, I would suggest you play right handed, it is very possible.
depending on how frail your hands are, bass can be very difficult
in my experience (started on guitar for a couple years, moved to bass a month ago) bass requires a lot more stamina in your tendons, and you'll have to practice religiously to build the strength necessary for extended play
and like >>7 says, playing right handed is not out of the question. I'm a lefty and I enjoy playing both ways, but I'm much more comfortable using my left for fretting and my right (always an 'automatic' operator) feels best for finger picking
>>3 "You can use the same amp."
I actually asked at my music store 'cause i'm thinking of buying a new bass guitar, but they said that it could ruin the amp O___o of course it could possibly be that they just wanted to sell another amp but I ain't taking any chances xDD
Don't use an electric bass on a guitar amp. My advice is don't think it won't happen because it will. You'll ruin it.
You can use a electric bass on a guitar amp. just don't use it too loud, because THAT is what fucks up the amp. using your guitar amp for gigs and such is completly out of the question.
If you're buying a bass to begin learning how to play, I guess you could slightly wreck your guitar amp trying to find out whether you want to play it or not. After a few weeks, if you find that you like playing bass, I suggest that you invest in a bass amp. It's the frequency of the sound of the bass that ruins a guitar amp; volume affects this but is not the only factor. Just because you turn down the volume does not guarantee that the guitar amp will not be destroyed.
Incidentally, in buying a bass, I recommend a 4-sting passive, preferably secondhand as you are not yet sure whether you will pursue this hobby.
And for the record, learning how to play the bass is quite different from the guitar. The strings are thicker, the techniques (slapping, popping, tapping, etc.) are different, and plucking is different as well (and is not a very common technique).
The best way I've improved was by listening to many different styles of music. For 4 years, I've played nothing but punk and some mainstream rock bands, and I had never really gotten better. It wasn't until I started listening to and playing blues, classic rock, and heavy metal that I got better, quicker.
Although learning these songs may help improve your technique, looking into learning scales, chords, and basic music theory is very important. Out of these, I'm most knowledgeable on learning scales (my failure as a rhythm player is due to my lack of knowledge on more complex chords and most music theory). Start with the minor pentatonic scale (http://www.jamcenter.com/minorpentatonic.html). There are a number of sites that provide lessons on becoming more familiar with this scale (http://www.worldguitar.com/warmup2.html). Once you know the scale through the fretboard (not necessarily mastered), you can start learning to improvise. This takes a lot of time and practice. The best way I learned to do this was by listening to a lot of blues musicians (I listened to a lot of B.B. King, Hendrix, and Stevie Ray Vaughan) and learning guitar licks. I use these licks in my playing, but I eventually learned to create my own which would eventually shape my own style of playing. These things will sort of come naturally to you once you get started on it. Also, don't be afraid to jam with other guitar players. I learned a lot from a man who I met and jammed with at Guitar Center. He was one of my main inspirations for playing the blues.
Explore the Jam Center website. It has a lot of free lessons that you can use.
If you decide to learn bass, get ready for lots of painful blisters on your fingertips if you get serious. They hurt like crazy, but they're the fastest way to get calluses, which make your fingers more resistant to blisters and pain.