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Why are you afraid of revealing your powerlevels?
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Because for one reasonable person, there are 100 anime pro-level faggots that will ruin everything. I'd rather not be associated with obnoxious neckbeards that try to shove their hobby down other people's throats.
See: Furries, MLPfags, Dr. Whofags
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>>100106643
I need this job
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Because I want to keep it hidden and not be treated like some weirdo cause he likes anime cause the UK is full of judging cunts.
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Even revealing my powerlevel in an anime club makes me the nerd.
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>>100106643
Social shenanigans.
>Girlfriend would be weirded out.
>Friends aswell.
I'd rather not
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>>100106643
Because it's social suicide.
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Because liking anime is the equivalent of being a furry pedophile brony neckbeard nerd or whatever the fuck people think these days.
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>>100106709
Pretty much what this insightful anon said.

Even to this day I regret the fact my mother knows (which was inevitable given I got into anime as a kid). But every now and then she'll find a new friend with a kid that likes pleb-tier anime and tries to get them in contact with me despite often huge age gaps.
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There are some things you just can't explain to people who have had next to no exposure to it.

For example
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QkgrhhTzLDo
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>>100106803
Nice "friends" you have there
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I'm not, because I don't socialize with ignorant people to begin with.
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>>100106643
So the next fat self proclaimed "otaku" faggot won't come to me and ask me to join some fatass club
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>>100107074
the fedora is strong within this one
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I'm not. I just don't talk about my hobbies unless I'm asked.
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>>100107239
What if you're sprung on your hobby?
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>>100106643

How about posting that loli naked
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>>100107367
Nope
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>>100106643

Because my long-term plan to become a Riajuu is now it it's 7th year, and nearing completion.
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>>100107367
>>>/b/
dont come back
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>>100106643
Because anime is my guilty pleasure, revealing my powerlevel defeat the purpose of a guilty pleasure.
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>>100106643
I'm not, and it hasn't hindered me socially
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Here's a question.

Why is anime viewed in such a bad light?
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Because it's too high.

Imagine if Goku started going in SS3 on a peaceful planet who never heard of Saiyan's.
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>>100106803
>girlfriend
>friends
Why are you even here?
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I'm not, I don't socialize.
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>>100107691
There are no peaceful planets in DB.
Also he started skipping on transformations at some point.
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>>100106803
>not having friends and a gf that like you for who you are

Top tier friends here m8
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>>100106803
Fuck off normalfag
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>>100106643
Only my close friends know my powerlevel or at least understand its why I dont talk about it much.
but I had the option of joining this conversation with these normalfags from college. Turns out they all watch via Crunchyroll and only know the hit shows like SnK or KLK.
I even told them some shows from my 3x3, they dont even know the basic shit like spice and wolf.

never again
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I would never get a job as a teacher if this shit leaked.
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>>100107948
How come are so many /a/nons teachers?
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I don't have the need to, it's a niche hobby for adults and it would be unpolite to bring it on when it's not a common subject of discussions.
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>>100107989
Because those who can't do, teach.
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>>100106643
because I'm a wizard
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>>100107593
Maybe because it's shit? As much as I love anime it's pretty low form of entertainment, also not counting the retarded community that revolves around it.
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I usually look down on people who watch anime so I obviously can't let anybody know about my secret.
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>>100107072
>>100107867
Not their fault, really.
People usually feel weird toward stuff that they had no association before. They also DO like me for who I am, as they have no idea that I enjoy anime.

>>100107719
>>100107878
>You must be atleast this socially retarded to enjoy anime!
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>>100107074
why is everything so black
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>>100108198
You are an idiot, it's seen on a bad light because most people associate cartoons with children.
Any form of entertainment has a low end.
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>>100106643
Simply put, it's social suicide.
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Because I dont wanna associate myself with the autismal fucks that watch it. After seeing the type of people that came to the madoka movie meetup 3 years ago Ill never tell another soul.
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>>100108422
>implying you aren't dead since middle school
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>>100108232
>You must be atleast this socially retarded to enjoy anime!
Anime is a way of living, you can't commit to a person at the same time you watch Chinese cartoons, you can't love other things nor let yourself be sucked out of time and resources.
Casuals don't belong here, please leave.
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Why are you afraid of making threads that are /a/ related?
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>>100108232
>>>/v/
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I don't exactly hide it, it's just that there's no one to share it with. ;_;
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>implying I have anyone in my life to reveal it to
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>>100108514
I watch anime because it's fun not because it helps me not to commit suicide.
Simply put, it's another hobby for me, rather than a way of life.

>>100108552
Fuck off.
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>>100106803
>>100108232
Kill your friends and your slut, then kill yourself.
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Because I live in Eastern Europe and work as a security guard. My coworkers are the only social interaction I do and it'd be pretty embarrassing for them to know that I watch stuff like picrelated.
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>>100106643
Because bad end.
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>>100108623
>blogshit
>>>/b/
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>>100108623
Fucking casual. This place is for h4rdc0re anime fans, no n00bs allowed!
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The only place I have ever talked about anime was here.

Not even once. Mainstream anime fans are fucking terrible people, I don't ever want to associate or interact with them on any level. Not ever.
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>>100108623
>another hobby for me
It saddens me know that, but please keep it to yourself.
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>>100108698
/thread
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>>100108628
>>100108671
You're only the piece of shit you are today because you don't try to change.

>>100108670
>>100108717
Take a look at the fucking thread, it was supposed to be blogshit from the very start.
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I usually don't. In fact, I usually conceal what I do for a living and tell people that all I do is watch anime and live in my parent's basement.
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I'm not, but I'm not loud and proud.
Nobody actually gives a shit if you watch anime as long as you're not a faggot about it.
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>>100108771
Please go back to MAL, Gaia, reddit or where ever the fuck you came from. You and your shitty blogging isn't needed here.
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>>100108803
You also tell them how much of an attentionwhore you try to be on the internet?
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>>100108771
>Everyone else is doing it so let me blog about my very interesting life on /a/!

Reported. Go back to /v/
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>>100107492
>mfw that looks like it could be an interesting.
>mfw I read the description.
>mfw I realize none of those girls really like you and it's just about an angry nerd who doesn't understand the power of true love.
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>>100108472

I'm only dead on the inside, anon.
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The only place I can feel safe revealing my powerlevel is here, few people are knowledgeable of this fine art to discuss it.
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>>100107593
the mainstream consists of shit like Naruto
the more obscure stuff consists of shit like chaos;head
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Because if I use even a fraction of my power, time would cease to be
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>>100107593
Because anime fans are generally pretty awful people.
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People only care if you're a shitty person to begin with. If you're a decent human being no one cares that much about your hobbies.
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I don't hide, I just don't talk about it to people who don't like Anime. I don't wear anime t-shirts and quote anime all the time, I have a few anime posters in my room, and I usually read manga on my phone. People just say "Oh you watch anime" and that's where the conversation ends, the only real life people I talk about anime with are the people in my Japanese class. We don't have that social stigma against weeaboos here in Italy.
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Better question is, why would you want to reveal your powerlevel?
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>>100108883
Only if I know they don't browse 4chan.
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>>100108913
>mfw I realize none of those girls really like you and it's just about an angry nerd who doesn't understand the power of true love.

Wizardry in a nutshell, my friend.

My 7-year plan actually exists though. After reaching the high rank of Touchless Wizard Hikki at my nadir, I will now graduate medical school this summer. qt3.14 are finally starting to notice me, so I just need to suppress my powerlevel a few more years.
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>>100109118
Define decent. If riajuu revealed anything non-conformist to their peers, they'd be outcast immediately. If anything, you have it the other way around. People who hide their power level are trying to fit in. People who reveal it are socialising the retards.
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I don't hide anything, I just know better than to discuss anime with people who have no interest or bad taste. I'm quite open if asked.
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>>100107492
>plan to be riajuu nearing completion
>still on /a/
nope
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>>100109140
That's how it is everywhere. Nobody actually gives a fuck as long as you're not being a full on weeb about it.
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>>100106643

I don't even try to hide it. My waifu is my backround picture on my laptop and I carry it from lecture to lecture on uni. No one even asks, so I don't even have to tell.

I think normalfags know tho, they have some sort of radar.
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>>100106643
Because some of us like to live normal lives, and I have no interest in interacting with or even meeting high powerlevel faggots in real life.
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>>100108514
But what if your gf likes chinese cartoons too
Mine does
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>>100109366
Believe me, nobody wants to meet high powerlevel faggots in real life. Enjoy that arbitrary illusion of normal that you have.
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>be live in Japan
>used to have a huge powerlevel but it's declined in recent years
>showering powerlevel above "i read One Piece occasionally" can be a problem
>go on dates with girls
>occasionally meet the odd girl that's a closet otaku that cosplays and watches anime every night
its a good feeling
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Reveal powerlevels responsibly
>sit behind guy at meduka movie
>he's fucking with his phone
>azunyan wallpaper
>yo mayne is dat azunyan? check muh senjougahara wallpaper and hakase nyan text notification noise
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>>100109366
>Because some of us like to live normal lives
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>>100109457
>bothering people at the movies
Nothing less than colossal faggotry. People go to the movies alone to be alone, and for everyone to know they're alone. You're ruining it for everyone.
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>>100109430
>>100109468
>Arbitrary
Try subjective. My perception of normal would be not being delusioned by japanese cartoons, just enjoying them as a hobby. Thus go to school, get a job, get married, raise kids, die as happy as I can be.

Get a job,
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>>100106643
Huh, looking at that image I finally realised why she's so cute. She is Sakura.
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>>100109527
And then I didn't delete the whole second paragraph I was starting, whatever.
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at this point my powerlevel is pretty obvious. I haven't left my house in the past 2 years unless I 150% needed to. and the only people that come around are my siblings and they've all seen my room so its kind of obvious I'm a shut in who likes anime.
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>>100109525
If it makes it better it was before the movie or previews were playing.

P.s. I know you're him

azunyan a shit
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>>100109270
Exactly. People don't have a problem with you watching anime, they just don't want to be annoyed by it. That's why everyone hates bronies.
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>>100109527
Why?
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>>100109525
>>100109457
ppl actually still go to cinemas these days

just pirate the movie and spend that $20-30 on a steam game for fucks sake
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>implying nowadays /a/ has high powerlevel
there's nothing to be revealed
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>>100109468

This threads actually reveal just how much of these people are on /a/ too, whereas I thought this place was relatively safe.
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>>100109377
Unavoidable real life drama is still a dristraction, you must be purified of any mundane desires to be fully enlightened in the ways of anime.
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Why is /a/ overrun by normalfags?
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>>100109626
Japanese cartoons aren't the only things I enjoy in life.
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I won't bring it up with someone who doesn't know and/or care about it, but I won't deny it if it comes up. People really do not care as much as some 4chan autists would have you believe.
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>>100107188
>fedora
get back to lebbit
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>>100109610
I take offence. I hate all of the Keions outside of rape doujins.

>>100109629
$30 on a movie, what the fuck? Even with snacks it would be hard to approach $20 in my regional equivalent here.
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>>100109654
Because anime is slowly becoming the "omg im such a nerd for doing this xD" thing just like vidya and comics.

Soon you'll be seeing more of this shit hitting the mainstream
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>>100109654
It has become mainstream.
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>>100109654
People grow up.
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>>100109654

There's no place on the internet and no hobbies that are safe from normalfags. Anime is going down the same road as vidya...
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I don't want others to think I'm more retarded than they think I am.
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>>100109790
Welcome to 1998.
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>>100109732
'STRAYA!!!
shit's retarded expensive. it was $13 just for the movie ticket when I last went, and that was 10 years ago.
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>>100109804
I will always remain a kid deep down in my soul. Otherwise I would have already commited sudoku. ;_;
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>>100109804

If they grow up, they could leave 4chan.
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>>100109870
Oh. In Aussie bucks, it's not as bad as USD. Still pretty bad.
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>>100109927
oldfags already left
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>>100109927
I've been here for around 6 or 7 years, I don't think I'll ever leave.
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>>100109870
>>100109932
And oh yeah, it doesn't help that Aus gets screwed pretty hard by Steam.
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Where are all these normalfags crawling out from?

Get back in your holes and take your shitty blog threads with you.
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How would you feel if someone randomly came up to you and talk about anime to you 24/7? I'd feel disgusted and annoyed.

>>100109654
It can't be helped. 4chan is a shithole for the most part. It attracts normalfags day by day. They should go to reddit rather than shit up 4chan even more.
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>>100109957
I'm still here. i joined in early 2012
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>>100110028
>early 2012
lel
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Because anime is objectively pretty pathetic and more of a guilty pleasure. I don't rub embarrassing stuff in other people's face in general.
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>>100110028
>oldfag
>2012

pls
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>>100109932
>>100109985
are/were the same value until recently. just our government and cost of living sucks dick.

i'm glad i had the commonsense to get out while I could
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>>100110028
This made me chuckle. Thanks, anon.
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>>100110028
>joined
>2012

Please die.
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When nothing's there, nothing's concealed.
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>>100110028
>I'm still here. i joined in early 2012

I kek'd.
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>>100110028
>early 2012
>oldfag
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>>100109957
>>100110028
Late 2009 reporting, and that's not even that old. 2011 was a great year to be here, though.
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What do you usually answer when some random asks you about what anime you watch?
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>>100110101
Funny, people from my country are flooding to emigrate to yours. It can't be all that bad. I'd just be concerned by the digital censorship and crazy women heads of state on their period.
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>>100110194
Pretty much everything airing this season.
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The few people I stay in touch with are tolerant people who don't judge something based on its general image, when they don't actually know anything about it, even if they would like to. I also feel Sweden might be unusually alright with it, or at least most don't see it as automatic lolicon. Entire populations holding soccer mom grudges against cartoons has always confused the shit out of me and amused me at the same time.
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>>100110067
>>100110112
>>100110140
>>100110143
>responding with the slightest bit of seriousness
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>>100110281
>pretending to be retarded, etc
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>>100110194
y-you too
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This is the only place I discuss anime on. When this board is finally gone I won't have anywhere else. Finding someone with good taste IRL is hard and other sites are cancerous shitholes.
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>>100110311
Not that anon, but it was pretty obvious he was joking. I hope.
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>>100110194
Sports anime.

If I mention Tsubasa, they all go into Nostalgia mode.
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>>100107593
1. There were many decades when animation was strictly a children's genre, people who haven't given anime a chance believe this is a universal truth. Consequently they think anyone who likes animation is immature.
2. People who have given it a chance are likely to find only ones filled with fanservice, simplistic plots, or just generally lacking depth.
3. The presence of little girls in anime evokes the paranoid anti-pedo mania that is rampant throughout the developed world. So authorities and some individuals try to tie anime in general to the sexualization of children, and the ignorant majority believe it and that anyone associated with it is a child raper in training.
4. The most vocal anime fans are incredibly annoying moeblob, narutard, powerlevel loving trash. Ignorant people think this is what anime turns people into because these are the ones they hear the most.
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>tell 2 friends I have downloaded 50 hours worths of anime
>1 you are insane
>2 you will never watch that much
meanwhile we are watching the entirety of Dragon Ball Z.
>family
what difference would it make? My father would add it to the list of "things you are wasting time with because they are not what I am asking at a set moment" (which means everything)
My mother enjoyed 5 Cm/s in japanese too and she would probably watch more if I asked her.
My brother, is odd, he watch stuff in streaming even if I offer him to download the thing, he rather watch dubs and not even english ones.

So, just keep it in a sane way, you would not run the road without checking for cars before right?
>>100108024
are you italian?
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I'm in the army so it doesn't seem like a good idea honestly
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>>100110194
It hardly matters, the response is always that they haven't heard of it, even if it's mainstream by /a/'s standards. Before the end of my socialising careers I'd just say, "Meh, a bit of everything."
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>>100110357
The real moeblobbers keep to themselves.
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>>100110234
Anime is even more embarrassing when you know about it. It's better for people to think you watch dragon ball rather than anime based on erotic dating sims in which you get to fuck your sister.
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>>100110234
I'm also Swedish and for myself i can probably say that everyone i know is cool with it.

Or they don't really care i guess.
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>>100110406
You'd be surprised, there are people out there of a similar calibre as bronies who sing the praises of K-On etc.
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Everyone treats anime like [western] cartoons and automatically assumes it's for children, because the majority of western cartoons are aimed for children. And they assume that everyone who likes anime above the age of 18 are brony tier.
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Cause I still have hope.

I want to be a polymath, have a good body, play several instruments, get a gf

anime has way, way too much stigma
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Why would I interact with anyone, much less give a flying fuck what they think about me
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>>100110364
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RrSS058pjWw
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>>100110430
come on now anon, dont generalize now, it would be like judging someone that watches movie as persons that only enjoy things like Hostel and "A serbian movie"
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>>100110194
Every time some casual asks me this I push them away with 70's shows they have never heard of.
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>>100106643
It's simple: what's there to gain?
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>>100110430
Yeah, but people who know about it don't give a fuck because they're the same way. In the rare event that you get into an engaging discussion with someone like that, you can end up dropping names like Saya no Uta or whatever without batting an eye.
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>>100108578
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>>100110593
Your place as an individual special snowflake, defining your personality by the works of other people for everyone to see.
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>>100110493
i giggled
thanks anon
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>>100109629
>ppl
Bby, pls dnt type like dat.
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I study CS so there are a lot of people that openly watch Anime in the labs or lectures i meet every day. They have all shit taste, while SnK airing there was a chance of 1:3 I would come into university and see someone watching this shit. Now the thing is - these are the loud annoying stinky insecure smartasses who won't stop talking about thei great projects they are working on, their great hobbies, their wise political views and how they are the best people imaginable. Even for CS standards, these people are scum and i rather be the no-friend shut-in who doesn't talk for days and just quietly sits there, than being associated with them.
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>>100110746
Print this out in large post size and post in CS lab.
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>>100110746
I know your pain. Although 75% of my class was made up of people whose idea of a good time was getting wasted in a loud club and skipping class the next day, I still know the breed you're talking about.
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>>100106643
I have a few friends and/or acquaintances that like anime, but they just watch entry level shit for the most part. The others think of it as either children cartoons or weird/perverted neckbeard stuff

eitherway I don't want to talk about anime in general with them
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It depends. I do go to an anime club, and people there vary from "I've seen all the classics but watch nothing this season besides KLK" to "I watch everything this season, and have already memorized the OPs and EDs, and I browse Nico Nico in my spare time." The shows they pick are always decent, and everyone is amiable, so I really see no reason not to go.

On the other hand, I have no fucking reason to discuss it with anyone else at college, so I do not. Simple as that.
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>>100110482
>polymath
Is that an evolved form of Poliwhirl?
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>>100110899
>2014
>Not wanting to become a Pokemon when you grow up.
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>>100110746
Which university?
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>>100109654
S
n
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>>100110825
>for people too stupid for engineering
>too stupid for engineering
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>>100110364
You might have an "accident" if they knew you like chinese cartoons.
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>>100111122
In my school, 60% of people in CS are EECS dropouts. So yes, too stupid for engineering.
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>>100111012
I think it is that way in every one
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>>100111124
>Be in US Army
>work with computers
>people sit around shop talking about anime

Of course itt was shitty casual anime.
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>>100111203
Your single anecdote is clearly true for the majority. Assuming there are no reasons for changing major other than failing to achieve a passing grade.
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>>100109957
2007 Here.
Got a well-paid office job and still browsing /a/, 5 years until I become a wizard. what the fuck is wrong with me?
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>>100111332
Sounds like you're doing just fine to me.
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Would be weird of a middle eastern guy to like anime/manga.

>chinese friend talking about manga
>I talk too
>"lol but you're not even asian, why do you read it? That's weird."
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>>100111425
>Dog-eating Chinaman in charge of what's "weird"
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>>100111425
Your friend is racist.
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>>100111565
he was more of an acquaintance I guess
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>>100111425
I wouldn't say so. In the middle east, middle eastern guys are just guys. We're all gaijins here.
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>>100107593
American cartoons are for kids so they think Jap cartoons are for kids
99% of people who admit they like anime in public are fucking autistic or weird as hell
Most anime has a fuckton of fanservice
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Most people I know closely know that I am very much into anime. I don't bring up anything anime-related too often, but occasionally I'll get asked about a show or two. For example, my friend, who has a horrible addiction to World of Tanks, asked if I had seen GuP, which resulted in a wonderful conversation, as I could help explain general anime quirks and japanese humor while he explained real things about tanks.

My girlfriend ended up watching Baka and Test with me dubbed, and it was tolerable.

I have an anime ringtone, anime backgrounds in my wallpaper folder, wall scrolls and figmas in my room, and I'm not afraid to read raw mangas in public, a habit I picked up when I lived in Japan.

So it's not that I'm afraid of revealing it, it's more of an issue that most people don't understand the majority of anime and what I like about it. If someone said gives me shit, I just tell them that whatever they watched was probably horrible and recommend a better title, or just tell them that it's not for them and to go watch something else.
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>>100108803
What do you do for a living?
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>>100109647
you do realize you can be an introvert with weird ass hobbies and still be socially functional and "successful" by normal standards. Being socially awkward and not wanting to associate with females is in no way necessary for you to have a high powerlevel and be able to discuss anime in a reasonably intelligent manner
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>>100111425
just tell him you grew up watching grendizer and tell him to fuck off
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>>100111301
>implying 90% didn't changed to CS because they didn't manage to pass a required course in engineering after the 4th try
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>>100106643
I can spend hours watching anime and reading manga because I truly enjoy it, but don't like to discuss about my hobby and in general I have no interest in talk for too long time with other people because I genuinely don't care about their lives and I can't pretend that I do.
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>>100110194
I mumble something my brain chooses at random because I feel overwhelmed.
I can't mention casual shit because I don't like my person being associated with shit.
I can't mention old or less casual shows because they never know about them and I'd be doing them a disservice, as if they took my recommendation they'd be bored as fuck because they're not epik funny shows.
So yeah, I evade the question, just like everything else in my life.
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>>100106643
Because normals make fun of you.
And that does not feel good.
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>>100111865
Now that is bullshit, most didn't even try because they want to become the next Steve Jobs with their web dev startup with the next Facebook
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i don't
because i dont have anybody to reveal it to
;_;
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>>100110364
>be a Marine sergeant
>after 7 years and a combat deployment to Afghanistan give literally zero fucks
>talk shit/anime all day
Of course you have to have a modicum of social tact but I'm not worried in the least.
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>>100112063
Welp you still have me.
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Why would I? My family and friends would just give me a weird look and move on with their lives.
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>>100106643
doing so attracts weeaboos I don't particularly care for their company.
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>>100110194
I tell them I can't list them all, and if they want to talk about it they'd be better off bringing a show up themselves. The other day an old high school pleb friend surprised me actually; he started off "I've found this amazing new anime..." and I braced myself for puking in my mouth, then he said Hyouka. I guess he's on the right track if he can enjoy slower shows like that. He even knew KyoAni had animated it.
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>>100112120
the internet is my sanctuary.
thanks, anon-kun.
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I have no problem telling people I like watching anime. What I do have a problem is when people share too much personal information because they assume everyone is on the same level as them. Also it annoys me when people weeb out and freak out because their favourite show was confirmed for a season 2, or something like that.
I have weebed out in the past, but only when surrounded by other people who are ok with weebing out, hence anime club.
I don't want to associate myself with weebs that just go around like "I LIKE ANIME AM I QUIRKY NOW?" so I just hope that people will realise that I'm not that kind of person and accept me for who I am.
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>>100110605
Wait, what's wrong with Saya no Uta?
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Because each time I do I end up getting bullied.
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>>100109048

Because of faggots like this
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>>100112095
A'ight PTSD. Go back to your general now.

I left for a reason.
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>>100112288
Aw qt
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>>100112239
some consider it loli
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>>100112095
#1 bad ass
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>>100112239
Nothing. Ordinarily, discussing a VN including gore and fucking a loli would be impossible in person, but between two people who know anime. manga and VNs, it wouldn't be a big deal to discuss it if they happened to get into a discussion.
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>>100112095
>why_america_lost.jpg
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I watch and discuss anime and manga with a pretty diverse group of friends. Most of them browse /a/ and are up with seasonal shows. I also go to my school's anime club and while they are about half casual, most of the longtime members have 300+ series under their belts and are pretty knowledgeable. I don't know if I just got really like with my choice of school, or if people just don't realize how many high powerlevel people there are around them due to their own insecurity about revealing their hobbies
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>>100112095

If I ever get to the army, I'm going to make a badass waifu helmet for myself too.
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>>100112427
>implying we lost
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I'm not, I just somewhat dislike capitalism and wrecthing my lazy ass to get or copy some merch.
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>>100112430
*lucky with my choice
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>>100112461

> implying America has won any war since WWII

Your country literally fucked up every single country that they fought in past WWII.

Look at Korea, Vietnam , Iraq, and Afghanistan.
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>>100110194
If asked, I will usually say I watch a bit of everything. Most people I've met are low-level casuals that don't watch currently airing shows and stream Naruto. I once met someone with a somewhat decent powerlevel, but he had shit taste and improperly tossed around the words shonen and seinen a lot trying to sound like an expert. I honestly wanted to punch him in the throat.

I have one friend I grew up with that has a really high powerlevel and decent taste, he is married. He is the only person I know IRL that I can talk to about anime besides /a/nons. All other anime websites/communities are full of casual fucktards that sit around bitching about what they don't like "killing" anime while sitting in a nostalgic circlejerk reminiscing about the total of 10 shows they have seen in their lives. I can't be around those kind of people.

Tl;dr: I don't hide it when asked, but most anime fans are shit.
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>>100110490
This. One of the very few posts in this thread that make any sense.
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Why do you guys use the term power level but hate Dragon Ball Z?
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>>100112430
>seasonal shows
But Anon, all shows are seasonal.

Spoiler, Yes, I know that's a term /a/ likes, I just like telling people it's retarded every now and then, Close spoiler.
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>>100110490
no man is an island anon
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>>100112543

Because they're all sheeps, and the reason why I don't want to be associated with faggots the likes of them.

We're a self-hating group of people.
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>>100112571
The guy who said that just never met anyone who was an island, and he didn't meet them because they don't go out in public.
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>>100112534
I'm with you man normal people are so retarded -_- Completely brainwashed by tv -_-
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>>100112543
Why do you guys use the term karaoke but hate the Japs?
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>>100112517
We got what we wanted out of Iraq and Afghanistan.
If you think we actually went in there with the main goal of dealing with the Taliban, you're delusional.
Korean war was a stalemate, I admit. Vietnam sucked. But our modern warfare has been fine.
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>>100112368
...What's wrong with loli?
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>>100112740
Nothing
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>>100112740
It's chinese for pedo
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>>100112802
It's actually Russian for molestation.
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>>100112672

> This delusion

Ok, tell me what was it that you guys wanted out of Iraq and Afghanistan then. And don't skimp on the part on why it is taking well over a decade to do it, and that the those countries are in no better shape than when you invaded them.
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>>100112543
I've never known /a/ to really hate DBZ, it just isn't discussed because it's entry level and everyone has seen it ages ago. There were quite a few threads when the last movie came out, even though it wasn't really that good.
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>>100112850
It's actually French for erection
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>>100106643
I haven't the faintest idea, to be honest. I mean, I moved out of my parents' place what seems like eons ago, yet whenever someone goes into my room, I pause whatever it is I'm watching and switch to another workstation, as far as home goes. When outside I'm a little more guarded for no particular reason. If I'm friends with the person, then I'll open up, but only if they bring it up first.
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>>100106643
I don't, since my friends either also like anime, or don't care. I'm not in high school or college. I have a full time job, so its not like I'm going to get approached by a fedora wearing neckbeard to join some stupid club
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>>100112740
For Western society at large it considered to most morally reprehensible thing possible.

For /a/ there is no problem.
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>>100112956
>Voila mon loli!

It has a certain ring to it. I'll take your word for it.
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>>100112858
Oil. Iraq started trading oil in euros, next month we declare war on them and then force them to trade oil in USD again. Same thing with Afghanistan. We want to force countries to trade in the USD because that means they need to do business with us in order to get the USD. Why do you think Saudi Arabia is so much more well off compared to the other middle eastern countries?
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>>100113050
Why does western society discriminate between loli and shota?
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>>100112672
>We got what we wanted out of Iraq and Afghanistan.
Yeah, protecting Israel.
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>>100112858
>>100113079
>>100113103

>>>/pol/
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>>100110194
Everything except Space dandy.
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>>100113101
Because little boys don't need protecting.
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>>100112427
>thinking america ever lost
>being this public schooled
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>>100113168
They don't have catholic priests in your country, do they?
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>>100112652
I wouldn't say it's so much about tv. More like other people who set these standards for "how you should be living your life and what is mature and acceptable". And I also wouldn't say retarded, just deluded and afraid to be who they are and like what they like.
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>>100113101
I am pretty sure the vast majority do not consider drawn pornography at all.
Therefore if you fap to either its as if you are actually a child molester.
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>>100113079

> Wasting literally trillions of dollars and tens of thousands of lives just so senpai will sell oil to us.

If I were you, I suggest you stop wasting time watching chinese cartoons and actually start learning chinese, so when the debt collectors come knocking on your door, you can try to negotiate with them by offering to blow them instead of threatening to nuke them.
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>>100113212
You mean Internetia? Can't say I've ever met one over here.
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>>100112095

Did your fellow soldiers write "Master of Romance" on your helmet?
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>>100113261
>you can try to negotiate with them by offering to blow them instead of threatening to nuke them.
that is so un-american
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>>100113187
america went in with a purpose, it hasn't fulfilled that purpose - it didn't win, which means it lost.
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>>100113050
Americans are hypocritical faggots about it.

>Lolis in anime and vidya
Fucking pedo shit!

>TV shows like "Toddlers in Tiara's" and "Dance Moms" with real little girls dressed in skimpy outfits grinding to nigger music
This is so cute! Those girls are so talented!
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>>100113281
Probably not on 4chan, no.
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>>100113330
>it hasn't fulfilled that purpose
Yeah, Palestine still exists.
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>>100113330
>>100113321
>>100113261
Can we please not start this?
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>>100109718
It's a complete circle
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>>100106643
Everytime i revealed a little of my powerlevel someone would say "omg have u seen the last naruto episode xddd??" after that i'm usually grossed out and just say i have something to do.
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>>100113378
well that's an entirely different matter - if Iran didn't get fucked you can be damn sure that instead of Israel they'd be our bitch instead
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>>100113418
>Everytime i revealed a little of my powerlevel someone would say "omg have u seen the last naruto episode xddd??"
and had you seen it?
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>>100113261
Iraq's estimated oil reserves total in worth over $11,984,000,000,000. But that's not the point. It's not so they trade oil with us, most of our oil is domestic. It is so the rest of the world keeps trading with us because even though we owe them fucktons of money, they need to buy oil.
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Because people around me would start exploding if I revealed my powerlevels. I'm not about that life.
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>>100113504
Good goy, it's all about oil. Remember to take your bluepill twice a day and wash it down with fluroinated water, it's good for your teeth.
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>>100113573
The bukkake life is not for everyone.
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>>100113348
You are right, but the difference lies in how the parent perceives it.

In shows like the latter, the parents are trying to live their lives through their kids, so they have no problem wrapping them up in the decadence of pop culture, as long as they are the little princess the parents wish they could be. They are blinded by their own narcissism.

If the same person watched anime, they would have no connection with Japanese culture, so when they wonder why there are lolis and why they do not necessarily act like little retards, they come up with the quickest, easiest, and most condescending assumption: Pedos.

Not to say that is not partly truth, but they take it to the extreme since they have all the reasons to view it with scorn.
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>>100113103
Did you know that the biggest NSA contractor is a private Israel-based company? It's true!
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>>100106643
I'm not. Me liking anime won't be the thing people remember me for and my powerlevels are so damn high that weaboos think I'm a normalfag.
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>>100113462
Sorry, I have something to do.
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>>100113609
Gee, and I thought I was tinhat.
Fluoridated water is harmless. Scientific studies have disproved its danger.
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My parents are fundamentalist Christians, who belted me one time after they found out that I played Pokemon with a friend.

Imagine how they would respond if they found out my powerlevel.
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>>100113315
I did. It was a play on a nickname I had.
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Because I don't want my son to know.
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>>100113706
Who do you think sponsors these studies tard?
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>>100113712
>Imagine how they would respond if they found out my powerlevel.
more belting?
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>>100113739
Dad please
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>>100113663
Can you at least give the name of the company?
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>>100113694
I'll come with you and we can catch up on Narutos newest move. Yeah Believe it!
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Even if someone else hiding their power level found out for some reason, I'm incapable of making friends anyway, so I'd rather not have normal people look at me like I'm an even bigger weirdo.
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>>100113712
These people actually exist? I thought those Youtube videos about anti-Pokemon sermons were staged. There couldn't possibly be people that dumb.
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>>100113776
Verint.
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>>100113261

hey man, japan was the largest holder of US foreign debt until 2008, it's not my fault international economics didn't favor my cartoon choices.
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>>100113745
You tell me. Feel free to cite your information using credible sources.
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>>100113757
Most likely I would disowned and not be allowed to interact with any of my near family ever again. The worst thing is that they are hiveminded enough for it to be a serious declaration.
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>>100113739

>Son, I found these loli doujin under your bed

>I... I learned it from watching YOU!
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>>100113782
Next time okay
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>>100113863
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-mercola/fluoride_b_2479833.html
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>>100113712
lel, I have muslim parents and they know I watch/read anime/manga - if they found out about the moeshit and SoL though I'd have a very very hard time to explain things though
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>>100109457
>creeping on peoples phones from behind their back
>accosting them out of nowhere and acting like you are blood brothers because you liked the same cartoon

you are the reason people hide their powerlevels.
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>>100113979
"Accidentally" let slip some Hidamari Sketch. There's literally no chance of them looking down on wideface.
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>>100113911
>Okay but what about these yuri doujins? Yuri is shit
>Tell that to mom
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>>100109605
>likes anime
>snk
real big anime fan right here
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>>100106743
This. Being a britfag is the worst in that regard.
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>>100114070
I want those cows for educational purposes.
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There's one guy at my work who knows I watch it, but he thinks I'm beginner level and watches shit on hulu etc. Seems like he's got good taste though, he said he's just starting Samurai Champloo.

We got another guy who's REALLY into japan/asia in general and mentioned it during one of his rants. Chef asked if I've ever seen Anime and I told them I've only heard of it in passing.

Besides that I'm a stealth fighter with my power level. whenever someone mentions it and asks me about it, I play turbostupid. "Like what? is that a Chinese dessert or something?"
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>>100106743
That gif. Every fucking time.
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You people sure are insecure and the few normals have befriended the worst type of riajuu.

If someone wants to discuss hobbies I'll just mention animation among the other things and tell them about my favourite titles if they want to know more. You don't have to watch Chinese cartoons to be my friend but it's necessary that your attitude towards them isn't shit.
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>>100114070
I guess that'd be more easily explainable - "it's just comedy"

now if they walked in and saw me watching sakura trick I think their opinion of me would change forever
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>>100106860
Are you me?
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A vast majority of people who are into anime are obnoxious and annoying, this includes the majority of /a/, I never got along with normalfags because they are narrow minded sheep but, oh my, otaku and anime fans aren't better at all, they share the same behavior with normalfags but the difference is only in the type of things they like.
A normalfag who see a hot girls is all "so hot, I would fuck her, what a honney", an anime fan behaves exactly the same but with 2D characters, they get butthurt when their football team loses and they keep saying that it is the best while anime fans get butthurt when their favorite girl loses and keep repeating she is the best, etc, you see that and more all the time in /a/.
You end seeing the hard reality and learning that doesn't matter what is the hobby of a person or what things they like, they are always the same shit but with different colors.
I don't want to interact much with any of them so I rather avoid telling too much about what I like and what I do, I rather spend time with people who are worth it irl and with a minority of interesting people who are still on /a/ since long ago and make this place bearable.
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There's nothing to tell. My friends and family know I like anime.

I don't actively hide it but at the same time I'm not announcing to everyone I watch Chinese cartoons for children.
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>you faggots will never know what it's like to watch Mitsudomoe, SYD, and Strike Witches with a group of good friends.

But seriously revealing your powerlevel to just anybody is retarded.
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I hide it from everyone except my mum, but she knows the stereotypes and asks if I'm watching tentacle rape hentai. Jokes on her, it wasn't tentacles.
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>>100106643
Because I am still embarrassed with my hobby.
Mostly: >>100106709
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>>100112430
Which uni is this, out of curiosity? Because I'm in the exact same situation.
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>>100106643
My roommates in dorm know that I watch anime, read manga etc. They also know that I fap to "fetishist japanese 2d porn", as they put it. Nobody cares, though.
As for any physical things, I never bought anime merch - any evidence of my hobbies is stored on my laptop and nowhere else.
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>>100112430
>mfw German unis don't even have stuff like anime club
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my family knows I watch anime nobody knows I fap to loli though
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>>100106643
I'm not because I'm alpha.
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>>100114844
My grandmother once joked that I'd marry a 2D if I could, saying I'd get married to a robot girl. I don't think she really knew how close she was to the truth.
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>>100106643

Because I'm in the military.

They would label me as a pedophile and/or psychopath and fire me, as well as judge me under UCMJ. I know someone that happened to and he was in no way a lolicon. He lent someone his labtop and they saw some anime picture of girls in bikinis and then he got rekt by his superiors.

Fuck that shit.
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>>100106643
You now realize that if all animefags came out of the closet this hobby would stop being so looked down upon.
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My roommate watches anime. He's also a Japanese major (this is a white kid), a mega-autist, a brony, and a bisexual. If I let anyone know about my own interest in anime, it could very well make its way over to him, then he'd want me to watch his moeshit and ponies with him. No thanks.

Sidenote, I once got caught watching anime during lunch break at work and got teased for it for quite some time. It was mostly friendly teasing but still, if you let people know you watch anime, they'll definitely start perceiving you differently. The show I was watching was Monster, it would have been much worse if it was something with little girls in it.
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Because then the weird guy at work comes up to me and tries to make conversation...
>Hey, Anon do you watch anime?
>...sometimes
>That's cool, do you know a good site to watch it that has a phone app?
>...I dunno, Crunchyroll maybe?
>Oh yea, that one has an app doesn't it that's awesome, but do you know if it's got this one show... umm.. uhh... Log... Log Horizon?
>Yea it's airing there.
And then I had to make awkward smalltalk about a shitty MMO anime while trying to do my job.
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>>100106643
I have no reason to discuses it. If some one asked me what i did today I'll say "Watched this cool show that just came out this year, The Devil is a Part timer," then they ask about it and I tell them more and they seem interested. That's usually when i move the convo along

Pro Tip: Nobody gives a fuck about your hobbies. I dont want to hear about some guys model plane collection or work on his car so why would they want to hear about the shows i watch?

with that said, anyone who comes over to my house will see my framed Megazone 23 and Ghost in the Shell posters as well as my collection of Figma's behind glass. They ask, I talk and thats where it stops.


>I just dont want to be one of those fags who wont shut up about the gay shit they're into.
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>>100117004
>"Watched this cool show that just came out this year, The Devil is a Part timer,"
>The Devil is a Part timer
actually kill yourself
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>>100116462
That has to be the most retarded thing I've ever heard. Fuck this gay earth.
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>>100113787
My aunt thought pikachu was the devil.
My cousin stressed not talking about pokemon around her.
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>>100117226
I know my aunt hated the Da Vinci Code and once confiscated a book from me that had a demon on the cover, but Pikachu seems to be a bit much.
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Not afraid of revealing power levels. It completely depends on the social situation and if anime or manga is the current subject which is a shared interest to most individuals in a social setting.

This really is social fundamentals. No point in talking about something niche that others probably won't enjoy learning about.
> Did you see the new SYD s2 ep1?
> What is that?
> It is this anime with all these blurred out dildos everywhere.
This is fine assuming you understand that they like blurred out dildos or anime, otherwise it may be offensive or confusing.
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>>100117118
>Implying he's going to call it hataraku maou-sama in front of friends/co-workers

SAO fag
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>>100107496
Fuck off you filthy little moralfaggot.

Loli is love.
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>>100117125

The majority of people in the military are as normal-fag/conservative as it gets. I'm in the Air Force so maybe other branches are more lenient about hobbies but I doubt it. I'll never forget back in tech school where I had to sit in class and listen to the most narrow-minded views on pretty much everything. It was like being forced to watch American Entertainment television for 3/4's of the day.
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Letting your power level leak into the real world is cancer. I discuss anime with one friend, but I regret telling him that I like anime because all he wants to talk about is SnK and Trigun and dislikes all of my favorites.
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Because I don't want people assuming I like tentacle porn and making fun of me just because they know I watch some anime.

Even though I do like it
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>>100117339
to be fair, The Da Vinci Code fucking sucks.
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Not afraid, but I won't unless someone asks me straight up if I like anime and manga, that is the appropriate reply in that situation.

I don't want to help anymore notfan faggots get into anime and I think normalfags and newfags alike should do the same I honestly don't give a fuck how pretentious that sounds.

I just have 2 friends and they both like it although one of them is a massive mangafag, don't know what that means.

By the way is liking Hell Girl good taste?



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