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Today at work this kid and I were talking, just to pass the time, ya know.

Anyway, he asks me if I ever watch anime. I told him I've seen Dragon ball Z on TV but thats it and try to change the subject.

He then proceeded to tell me about this "new" "cool" show called Bleach. Apparently he likes the jap version better then the American one because the voices are less fucked.

So /a/. How often do you lie to people about this sort of thing? I deny it every time.
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Oh ho, why not loli ourselves?
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I'm in an anime club. Hiding my power level there seems kinda stupid
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I just dont talk to people. makes things much simpler
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I would never admit to watching Ichigo Mashimaro
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>>10072491
I don't think anyone asks me about anime, because they all know I watch it and don't really care.

Hell, my roommate even noticed my Shugo Chara fandom and didn't really care.
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>>10072491

I got my hair cut.
Some girl ran up to me and asked if I was dressing up like Mello on purpose. Don't know if I wasn't hiding my power level well enough.
I told her that I wish I had a gun.
No one's bothered me about it since.
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>>10072510

>I'm in an anime club

Pfft. Fucking loser.

Worst I ever stooped to was bringing in an anime for our Japanese class to watch.

Fan sub and everything. It's a fucking Japanese class why would they watch it dubbed!?
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>>10072510
There is an anime\manga club at my college. I avoid you fucks like the fucking plague.

Yes, I watch 10X more anime then you fools, but by hiding it, I don't look like a fool.

In other news, I saw a fat fuck in an EVA shirt on a street corner today. I thought of /a/.
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I don't deny that I'm anime fan. I do deny that said anime fuels my sexual deviancy.
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>>10072491
I kinda fucked myself over today cause I saw this cute asian reading this website that wasn't in english. I said, "You can read kanji?" She said, "No that's Chinese." I proceeded to walk the hell away as fast as I could.
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>>10072587
That. Around people that aren't residents of the internet, anyway.
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most people dont give a shit, it is just a hobby. if you are a cool dude it doesnt matter what you like.
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>>10072606
Haha, oh wow.

(You had no chance anyway.)
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>>10072606
Meh, moonspeak is moonspeak.

There is this jap girl were I work who speaks gibberish all day. Sometimes I try to figure it out.
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>>10072606

Anon, you fool, Kanji IS chinese.
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Hey man do you see any anime?

Oh hell yeah man when i was a kid in mexico all the good shows were anime. Like Los Caballeros del Zodiaco and Meteoro and Dragon Ball. Did japan keep making more cartoons?

ummm... yeah.

oh, well then good for them. Also, you're a faggot.
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>>10072491

Among people I know, I can freely discuss anime, because they know me, and know that it's my hobby. In the presence of strangers, or those really low-level idiots who don't have the sense to suppress their pitiful knowledge of anime, I am fully against it.
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>>10072606
"Wow, that must be pretty difficult."
"Haha, not really."
"So how long does it take to learn the whole alphabet?"
. . .
"Say, wanna have lunch somewhere?"
"Sure!"
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>>10072606
Wait, I thought the original Chinese characters and the Japanese adaptations were both called "Kanji".
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>>10072606

>"You can read kanji?"

No offense dude but... you are aware that Kanji and Chinese are very similar right?

So much so they even share many similar characters. Hell I think even Japanese can get shit mixed up every now and then.

Of course that'd be NOTHING if say, you got Hiragana and Mandarin mixed up.
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I don't deny it if I'm confronted by it, but I won't actively talk about it either.

The closest I've come to divulging my power levels is making loud noises or reactions of utter disgust and loathing whenever I see a fucktard in cat ears. There are a surprising number of females at my college that seem to enjoy wearing them.

Fuck if I'm ronery for the rest of my life. I'd rather be gay or celibate if being straight means being attracted to one of those shits.
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>>10072642
well yes and no
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"Yeah I like some Japanese shows like...Dragonball Z...yeah...."

"Oh you mean anime?"

"Yeah yeah that."

;_;
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>>10072681
I agree meowhundred percent
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Sometimes, I can't help but laugh at them...

"Oh yeah, I'm really into anime and stuff. I've seen Akira!"

...

Did you read the manga?

"Why would I read the Akira manga if I watched the movie?"

*facepalm*
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I don't reveal my full power but every so often I would reveal a little bit of it. Thats only when I'm in college though.
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I'm nothing compared to the Power Levels of the Transformer Slashfic friends of mine.. -_-

I watch about 30GB of fansubs a month, and compared to them, I'm normal. These people even laugh at /b/ jokes without even needing to be introduced to the group..
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>>10072680
>>10072667
>>10072642
>>10072640
The letters looked SO similar. I took a Jap class last semester and I recognized a bunched of characters.
>>10072665
-_-
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yeah anime is really just a solo hobby for me.
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All the time. Nobody knows I even have a powerlevel. I just let the rage boil slowly inside of my when I hear people gab on about how 'rad' Death Note is.

I like Death Note, but it's new fans (gaiafags) are making me start to hate it.
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Jesus you guys are huge mongering faggots
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>>10072562
>>10072579
for the most part most of the members of the club I frequent are okay, if rather overly fond of AMVs. However, there is a GIANT FAT GUY WHO KEEPS ON /r/ A TRANSFORMERS AMV and a goddamned shounen retard who's only watched Bleach and Naruto. Goddamn.
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We had stayed up late one time in my friend's house and they started showing bleach and shit in Cartoon Network.

I was all "haha are they still in namek?"
and my friend was all "dude this part gets nasty real quick. Come here, ill show you."

FUCK

so he goes to his computer and he opens up a bleach episode and starts watching it.

first thing i say is "ooh its in japanese." and he's all OF COURSE.

Then i see the subtitles fill in as the guys are talking, like how Lunar does it, and i say "Lol lunar."

I realized too late.
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>>10072734

Then why the hell were you backing away then? Just say "Whoops, sorry I got confused." and then lol it over.
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>>10072727
If it were me.

ME: ya, i've seen akira
YOU: Did you read the manga?
ME: No, its on my list of things to do.
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>>10072734
>The letters

Heres your problem.
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>>10072667
"Kanji" is what the Japanese call them; the Chinese word is "hanzi."

>>10072680
The trick to knowing the difference is that, in Japanese text, there are kana mixed in with the kanji, while Chinese text won't have any kana. Therefore, if you can merely learn to recognize hiragana and katakana enough to distinguish them from kanji, then you will be able to distinguish Japanese from Chinese.
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Only the internet knows my true interest towards anime.
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Kanji and Chinese use the alot of the same characters in the same way English and Spanish use the pretty much the same alphabet.
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>>10072777

THAT is acceptable.

There are too many good mangas to read at once, I understand.
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>>10072769
She didn't seem like she was in a talking mood in the first place.
>>10072727
This happened to me and my friend's roommate who watch Bakurano. I don't even know why I try sometimes.
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Sometimes it's good to release your power level a bit. I was reading a manga during my break once. This girl I work with asked me why I was reading a book backwards. I told her it was a Japanese comic book and that they are printed in a different direction. "Oh, like Yugioh? Don't you think you're a bit old for stuff like that?" I turned the manga around and showed her the page in Hellsing where Seras shreds the other vampires face against a wall. She's afraid to talk to me now.
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>>10072545

I had a trio of 13 year old girls tell me that I was "kawaii" because I looked like "Raito-kun" outside of my local mall.

After my rage induced blindness passed I asked them if they went to 'Gaia' and they proceeded to squeal in tandem. I called them faggots, told them that Naruto was horrible and left.

I think I made the right choice.
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>>10072832

You scared off a girl, you totally won there champ.
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>>10072832
And you people wonder why you're not getting laid.
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>>10072832
anonymous repeals another woman

good going
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>>10072861
You should have invited them home, given them whiskey laced with drugs and raped them
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Hey, have you seen Shakugan no Shana?

What? yeah, sure i've watched it. Really the only good character was Willhemia though.

Who?

You know, the maid.

What maid?

THAT FUCKING MAID THAT COMES OUT HALFWAY THROUGH THE FUCKING SHOW GODDAMNIT.

OH! I havent seen that far.

WHAT?
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I've got Kodmo no jikan posters up on my walls, my girlfriend thinks they're cute.
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>>10072876
>>10072881
>>10072894
This is one of those "If you knew her, you'd do the same thing" situations.
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>>10072861
Why the cruelty? Is 13 too old for you? You had a chance there anon.
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>>10072905

Probably, but I stopped browsing /b/ long ago.
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>>10072861
>>10072861

Bitter anon is bitter, I think I love you
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>>10072832
shit i would have just told her that i will always a kid at heart.
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My girlfriend and I watched 300 and Princess Mononoke in the same night and then we had amazing anal sex. True story.
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>>10072967

You're omitting verbs again, time to take a break from 4chan.
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>>10072826
Kanji doesn't "use" any characters: it IS the characters. "Kanji" is the Japanese word meaning "Han characters." The same characters in Chinese are called "hanzi:" literally, "Han characters." That said, there has been some divergence between the two character sets (even before you start dealing with simplified Chinese characters), in how they are drawn and how they are read (the "Chinese reading" used by the Japanese may differ from the current meaning in Chinese, not to mention the "Japanese reading.")
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I'm ashamed to admit that I out-anime every one of the 5 asians in my 20-man dormitory.
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>>10072977

Enjoy your muddy dick and dog whining about not being able to shit properly.
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>>10073010

CUZ ALL ASIANS R INTO ANIMU RITE LOL
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>>10072986

And then Anon was the alphabet.
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Once I was having a really good conversation with these two girls about Ouran, they were the same age as me and not bad looking. It was going quite well, they even laughed a bit when I made a joke. But then I got a message on my cell and realised it was around the time DB releases the new shippuden episode, so I broke off the conversation really fast and headed home.
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>>10073043

This thread is making me cry at how sad some of you are.
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>>10073020
>>10073012
jeez why so butt hurt anon. and 80% of asians i have met liked anime
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>>10073043

8/10
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>>10072861

You did the right thing.
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>>10073043

Wow, that's hardcore and weeaboo at the same time.
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I just feign igonorance (though it's kinda' hard to at my bookstore, since my coworkers see me purchase so much manga)
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>>10073043

"Fuck you bitches, I need to go see if they've renamed the series Sasuke yet!"
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How does a conversation about anime in real life actually go?

With the absence of memes and pictures I would find it hard to express any opinion on the subject.
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>>10073149
I don't know, I have no friends to discuss anime with ;_;
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>>10073187
so ronery ;_;
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>>10073187

Liar.
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>>10073207
What's it like to hug a girl? ;_;
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>>10073229
like salty sweat and coins
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>>10073149
Haha, I know. Sometimes I'll talk with my friends, then stop and tell them which meme or macro I'd use to express myself. They're familiar with most of them, so we all just have a chuckle over it and start vomiting memes and shit all over the place.
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>>10073187
neither do I anon.. and I feel fine...
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>>10073229

Like a giant bag of sand.
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>>10073245
that's menstrual blood, idort
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>>10073250
Yea, sometimes me and my friends shout out memes in class when the teacher isn't looking lol
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>>10073229
It is quite nice as they are soft and warm. Just make sure to use chloroform to prevent screaming or struggling.
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>>10072935
I lold at the image of her finding out

Also, how did you get the posters? The US release was canned right?
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>>10073149
My best friend moved back east and we still call each other on the weekends to discuss animu and shit. I'd say a conversation is rather similar to a serious discussion thread on /a/. You know, one of those rare threads that pops up once in a while where we actually "talk". Like if Seirei no Moribito is actually worth the watching, and if it's good points overlook the bad.

When we don't dissect old stuff, we catch up on new stuff and complain about the faggotry on /a/.
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>>10072935
lol does she even know the details?
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>>10073250

If you were real, I'd hate you.
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There is this kid I know who went to YTMND a lot back in the day.

Basically, we still yell fads and shit at each other when were around
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>>10073366
ILU2 anon-chan.
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>>10073292
I did that in high school with my buddies. I can remember LMAO during an important presentation I was giving because they were quietly saying 'sage'(pronounced like rage like the newfags we were)
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>>10073315
I'm guessing import, dumbass.
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>>10073392

OH GOD STOP IT STOP IT STOP IT STOP IT STOP IT
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>>10073392

SHUT THE FUCK UP GODDAMN
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>>10073468
>>10073442

Surprisingly, not the same faggot.
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>>10073392
its SA_GAE YOU FUCKERS
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I can understand not going overboard or shoving one's anime fandom down other people's throats. But hiding it even when someone directly asks you about it? That's just being an insecure pussy.
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>>10073491
Obviously. But were young and we were fags
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What's worse, /a/: pronouncing "sage" as "sayj" or reading "sage" in a non-4chan context as "sa-gae"?
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>>10073527

No, it's the key to not being a virgin for life because most people don't like the animu.
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I talk shit about animes that have around 30+ episodes.

DBZ? Still going? Blah.
One Piece? Set fail.
Naruto? LOL GAY.
Bleach? How many fillers do you watch?
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>>10073122

I don't see the point in this. Now, of course it is stupid and lame to go around telling the fact you like anime but I don't really mind talking to people who like it as well, and not naruto or dbz. but the problem is the closest to knowing someone who likes real anime i got was when i was listening to the Claymore OP on my Ipod, and some girl pointed out to me that it was the claymore Opening (even though it said it on the screen).

But its all irrelevant because I am a schizoid and i dont like talking to people anyway.
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>>10073549

I know it's sa-gae but I read it as sage. Oh God I don't know if I'm a fag or not.
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>>10073549
It's sa-ghey.

Like the Elevens say it.
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>>10073562
Truth. Most people think anime is odd. Talking about anime is like talking about STARWARS to most people.
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>>10073616

That's normal. If people are interested in it and not total fucking tards, you can do it whilst keeping your powerlevel low.

In all other instances you're a faggot, etc.
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I went over to a girl house to finish a group project in my senior year in highschool, and when I drove over there she said she was going to finish watching something, and she was watching oranhost club on youtubes.

It caught me off guard, shes black and pretty hot, and she asked me if I watched any anime, and I told her no, lol.

in a unrelated note, I had sex with her prom night.
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>>10073799
>black
>hot
wut
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>>10073799
......I hate you
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I don't reveal my powerlevel outside my group of close friends (only 2 of which are into anime as well). I don't strike up anime related conversations with strangers.

I laugh inside when i overhear conversations between people watching Dub Note. I cringe when I hear "bleach", "naruto", or "one piece" (of shit).

The closest I come to "revealing" my powerlevel would be having various visual novels/touhou game shortcuts on my desktop, and an occasional anime wallpaper (I usually opt for more "low key" wallpapers in public; at home/not school i'll use ecchi wallpapers, etc).
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>>10073893

Congratulations, you sound like a normal functioning member of society. Enjoy your orifices of choice.
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I don't. I read mango on the train. I don't bother hide my powerlevel because I'm no faggot who cares about what people think, but I have enough sense not to push in people faces and totally unleashing my powerlevel like a retard. If a young weeaboo try to explain why Bleach is awesome, I would say that I read it already and it's not for me.

Although I wonder what my ex-co-workers thought when they have to pack my shit for me when I got fired and found that volume of AOI DESTRUCTION in my desk... Shit, I would never know.
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>>10073661
Really? People think I'm cool and shit that I like animu. Shit the most criticism I got from liking animu was from my own mother.
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>>10072861

You turned down cool and spicy lolis? what
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>>10073977
>MOOOOOOOOOOM, ANIME IS THE PLUUUUURAAAL.
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>>10074004
Oh god, my mother never said "anime", she refers it as the "ching-chong shit"....

Seriously.
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Is this just an American thing or something? Nobody gives a shit if you watch Anime in Britain.
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Even if I were in some fucking weeaboo anime club, I'd still have to suppress or I'd anhilate everyone with my power level at 25%. I think I could only have a conversation with a fellow /a/non or a true oldfag who's been involved with the scene for twenty years.
Same goes for discussion of animu stuff on the Interwebs.

/a/ has both saved me and ruined me forever, but it's for the best.
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>>10074026
It depends. No one gave a shit where I live (in NYC).
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>>10074025

I lol'd so hard. Awesome.
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>>10074026
This is America, you must remember that we are a closed-minded society.
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>>10074050

I'm from Britain, but live in the US and I'll give anybody shit if they talk about animu in public.

WHAT NOW?
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>>10074026
No one gives a shit about me, probably because I'm Asian.
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>>10074067
Our culture is like a disease, enjoy your AIDS.
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>>10074050
but it's only one among all of our defects
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>>10074073

I'll enjoy abuse of my accent and constant belittling of weeaboo faggots, thanks.
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I tell people I watch Moe shows. They don't take me seriously, therefore all is good.

Plus, I claim to like series when I actually hate them, just to end up spoiling the story for those who never watched it. I go Super-Anon on someone who's a fanboy/girl openly.
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>>10074113

High five.
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If you never talk to anybody you never have to lie.
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>>10074143

flawless logic
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>>10072533
Anonymous of Philadelphia, I really hope you're not that kid who carries around and Itachi napsack and hangs out around Market East Station/The Gallery
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>>10074143
So THAT is the reason why I never talk to anyone, I knew I had a reason.
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>>10074180

Kill him. Your murder rate is high enough, nobody would noticed if you did anything.
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I danced the Hare Hare Yukai at Applebees once.
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>>10074188

No Anonymous, it's because you're too pretty for the rest of the world. If they knew you existed, oh God, we'd all be doomed.
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Hah, I normally don't give a fuck about what people think. The main time I can remember showing off my power level is when I sung random anime songs in front of my friends while in public.
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>>10074180

I fucking hope not. I'll hop on the R6 and strangle him with his backpack.
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>>10074318

You are the cancer.
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>>10074221

I hate that fucking dance.
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>>10074331
justasplanned.jpg
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>>10074221
I danced the Nyaa Nyaa in front of Friday's once. My buds and I was drunk, but the girl I was trying to date wasn't :/
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Generally, this is the most weeaboo dance I would ever do in public. Impeccably, in time with a friend. Wearing those outfits.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Stn5aB2Hosw
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>>10074192
>>10074319
A mercy killing would be to kind. It needs to be a slow drawn out ending to warn others like him.
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I talk about anime all the time with my friends. They're also huge /b/tards so it works out desu~
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>>10073799
bestiality is a sin dude
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>>10074459
YES! This is what dancing was like when I was a little kid, before it got all niggered up in the mid-80s.
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>>10072579

>more anime then you
>more anime then
>then

>college

Does not compute.
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Wanting to talk to people who may have similar interests? God forbid.

I never make any attempt to hide my power level. I don't hate my fandoms enough to be ashamed of them. I know that I could never enjoy a relationship with anyone who isn't into the same stuff as me, and I wouldn't want friends who are as uptight about it as /a/. Therefore, displaying my power level, going to cons, stuff like that is not in anyway going to make a difference in my social life.
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I don't tell about my animehabits to anyone, unless they ask. Then I might say something like "Yeah, I watch it sometimes".
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I was eating a cookie on my campus when two fat spics walked by communicating in broken japanese.

I rage'd
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I don't mind admitting I watch anime, and most people I know usually don't care. I even got a few friends I know to watch episodes of some of the more tame, user-friendly shit like GL, Berserk, Lain, FMP, etc.

However, the thing I don't do is go right out and say "I like to jack off to fictional, animated little girls with abnormal hair colors and squeaky voices being raped."
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problem is, if you're a casual watcher and admit it publicly, you basically become a beacon for fat, socially disadjusted weeaboos that desperatly seek their kin.

And if you're a girl... then god help you.
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>"I like to jack off to fictional, animated little girls with abnormal hair colors and squeaky voices being raped."

YOU MAKE IT SOUND LIKE ITS A BAD THING!
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>>10076253
if the girl is over 12 then she's got nothing to worry about.
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>>10072754
I hated it since /a/ picked it up, cause I know the gaia fags will too soon after.
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Never, I only call off a conversation if I get into it with one of those obnoxious types. A few weeks ago I went into a gamestop to pick something up and finding out they didn't have it. I browsed around and the girl at the counter asked "so what systems do you have." Which led a great conversation about anime, manga, cosplay, the people who work on the stuff and basically everything nerdy, it was great. Too bad it doesn't happen often enough.
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>>10072986
>drawn
WRITE faggot, WRITE.
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I used to be part of an animu club... I really don't know why I went there. Maybe it was for the free posters out of Megami and the food. I'm poor, free food is good.

I hated them, save for a couple.

I hated the 40-something club president who lived with his parents.

I hated the twin diabetic retard children with their ugly as sin 30-something mother.

I hated the fat mexican/indian guy who talked about knives and guns.

But the other two or three were decent, /a/-browsing folk who suppressed power levels and weren't total faggots.
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>>10076530
You respond to a 3+ hour old comment to nitpick a choice of words (either of which might be considered correct)? That's got faggot written all over it.
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>>10074113
>>10074138

Same here, only reason I read Bleach and Naruto are so I can troll my friends. One got pissed by my JIRAIYA DIES, the other RAGED when I said "Oh, the fucking captains came out of nowhere and rescued their fucking asses. Oh wait, manga hasn't covered that yet? Oops."
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>>10076599
I bet you draw alphabets too.
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>>10076518
Oh yeah, one more thing. I outright asked if she's Otaku and she replies "yeah" followed by "I consider myself a functioning otaku though."

Which is a great choice of words. It was funny, i'd one up her in one area she'd do the same, it went back and forth until it was over 9000. How come more of you don't exist damnit?
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>>10076641
Did you ask her out. Did you become friends withher at least. Is she even cute?
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I dont really hide it.. wearing weeaboo shirts and all that. Guys in class said I was looking at jpron, so I just listed then all the hentai I saw and told themˇI've got Tenma ordered and on the way.. the end. Trying to explain animu to those retards would be waste of time and powerlevel.
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>>10076641

So that means neither one of you knows what "otaku" means.
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>>10076668

I strike up a conversation with her whenever I go and she's working there, she's going to acen and I've been floating around the idea of asking to tag along with her group. As far as looks yeah, she's cute... the typical nerdy girl. Pale, glasses, pony tail. We talk, even flirt you could say but that's all. She has a boyfriend though so tough luck, eh?
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>>10076724
Not your blog.
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>>10076699
my thoughts thanks.
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>>10076724
You never saw that girl. Enjoy your hugpillow.
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>>10076699
>>10076740

Eh, you could debate that. I'll point out to all those working in the gaming industry. Particularly, journalist. They're nothing more than enthusiasts who love that shit hardcore and are um... functional.
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Your "power level" doesn't matter. Your conversation skills, on the other hand, really do.
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>>10076875
Exactly. /a/ elitists don't take into account the fact that there are socially inept people with a power level of 0. They also forget to mention that it is incredibly easy to get laid at a con.
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>>10076899
If you have social skills, that is.
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>>10076875
Wrong again.
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>>10076899
Would you really want to get laid at a con?
I mean, seriously?
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Power level remains hidden. Always.
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>>10076899
ITT: people who actually think getting laid makes them a better person in life.
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>>10076909
THE HORROR...
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>>10076899
>easy to get laid at a con
...tell me more kind sir
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>>10076975
Walk away. Just walk away.
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>>10076940
Why else would you hide your power level? So you can maintain empty friendships with people who don't share your interests, and would hate you if they found them out?
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>>10076975
1.Cosplay Sephiroth
2.Endure shame of cosplaying shitty overdone archetype
3.???
4.Eightsome with several teenage girls.
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>>10076975

Yeah, sure why the hell not. I've never been to a con... as bad as I want to go I get this feeling I'd get uncomfortable and out of place but if I can meet some decent people with my interest (and wimmenz) why not.
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>>10072986
I'd like an example of any stroke in any hanzi that differs from the equivalent stroke in a kanji.

Protip: There aren't any.
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I'm in an anime club to. However if my cousin or something brought up anime I'd do the same.
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I'm in a Japanese class. I admit to have watched a FEW, SELECT shows, and 1 or two jdramas. I give the impression that I don't really care for anime, and that's the way I like it.
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My power level is always down, but by my nature people just figure it out. I don't lie, so nothing comes back and bites in the ass, but.. in the past it's always been better to not be the one mentioning OMGCHIDORIKAWAII.BMP in public for me.
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>>10077011
WRONG.

You suppress your power level because NOT suppressing your power level makes you a faggot, which pisses /a/ off and makes us RAGE and want to kick your ass.
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>>10077011
Because anime carries a bad impression. Anime is either for kids or pedos.
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>>10077026
And by the way, by Sephiroth, I mean any highly popular mainstream character. Could be any Final Fantasy Character, most FMA characters, Bleach characters more recently, And all of the classics. Again, it is shameful to cosplay as such shitty characters, but who cares about shame when you're bringing several women back to your hotel room?
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I goto a club but usually I facepalm at how everyone LOVES bleach and laughs at stupid shitty youtube videos. But still I have hope as I found 2 people who supressed their power level: one is an asian guy who's a big mecha fan... I thought he was ok but when I found out that he watches Kaiji I was very impressed. the other is some red hed that I found out watches sayonara sensei (over heard her talking about a 'super negitive teacher')
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>>10077071
Enjoy your STD's.
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Sa-gae? You can't be fucking serious. I know that the English language sucks donkey balls when it comes to transcribing sound, but come the fuck on. It's pronounced "sage", without an English accent. Try saying "sageru" (下げる) in your utmost Japanese voice. Then try saying only the "sage" part.

Ah, why am I trying to teach you this anyway? We all know that all native American English and English speakers have a type of throat cancer that doesn't allow them to speak any other language or pronounce any other sounds than those in their respective native languages.

Go suck a duck.
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>>10077071
>As long as I'm wearing a mask, I don't feel ashamed about buying body pillows.
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>>10077154
Saijru.
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>>10077154

sayje
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>>10077154
The problem is the "g." A native English speaker is going to expect to pronounce that "g" as if it were a "j" (because it normally is when between two vowels). It's not just English, either: most European languages have the same problem. As long as you remember that 1) "g" is always pronounced as "g" for Japanese and 2) that final vowels are never silent in Japanese, you are fine.
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Screw it, I just pronounce it like this.
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>>10077154
>>doesn't allow them to speak any other language
Luckily for us, the rest of the world is just about REQUIRED to speak English. So who the fuck needs to learn these other piece of shit languages?

If only the entire world had one language, then we wouldnt have to worry about moonspeak being so much different from European languages.
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>>10077154
No it's difficult for older guys to suddenly pick up a language, I'm happy that Noggin is teaching some Chinese instead of Spanish seeing as china would soon become a power house.

As for me, I'm waiting diligently until microchips that can translate any language to a universal "Thought" speak where instead of using "Words" the "Meaning" would be used instead. Call me up on this in a couple hundred years time.
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I believe the IPA rendering would be "sɑɡeɪ"
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I never talk about anime. i give subtle hints, like logos and characters on my doodles while im at work. no one knows what they're from, and think i made them up. Only 2 people have said anything, only noting the SOS dan and the bible black face of Kana.
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So are you dipshits running around in real life saying "sage" because if you aren't, then it really doesn't matter how the fuck you pronounce it in your heads.
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>>10077460
I was always doodling weapons (mostly of the nasty looking, mediæval type) when I was in college. I think I scared some people; I never understood why at the time.
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>>10077490
same here. and not always swords. I started drawing guns and mecha too. people thought i was some kind of freak, which we all take pride in being now anyways.
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>>10077537
Yeah, I more specialized in axes, IIRC. I drew some firearms, too, but they were all of the futuristic, ray-gun variety, and so I don't think anyone knew they were guns. Thankfully, I was mostly noticed doing it by people I knew in classes where we shared a mutual dislike of the professor (though my drawing had nothing to do with that, as far as I know - it was merely a boredom thing). Now they'd probably haul me in for counseling worried they had another Seung-Hui Cho on their hands.
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I run an anime club and beyond that I suppress my power level when I'm out in public. Unfortunately there have been some leaks in my Japanese class so some of them have had a glimpse of a sliver of my true power.

My Japanese teacher was surprised when I used theキタ-------------------- meme. I guess most japs know that one, though.
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>>10077593
I went from tanks and atom bombs in elementary school to people killing each other in early high school to planes and cars and pretty scenery in late high school and college.

The quality never got better though. I still draw people with rakes for hands.
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"Power levels" are bullshit. Are you guys really so ashamed of your hobby? Anytime someone on /a/ is like "power levels lawl," I assume their favorite anime is Ichigo Mashimaro and Komodo Chicken.

Liking lolicon isn't "power level." You're not an otaku, you're a pedophile. So yeah, I guess you should be ashamed.
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>>10077643
If I had started that young I might have improved quite a bit, I think. Since I was home-schooled through high school, though, I didn't start taking notes (and hence doodling in my notebook) until college.

>>10077649
If power levels were just about lolicon and such that might be true, but they're not.
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>>10077649

Are you a retard? Someone with a powerlevel over 9000 doesn't mean someone who likes lolicon, it means someone who's a hardcore fucking anime nerd. We aren't ashamed because it's lolicon, we're ashamed because it's considered FUCKING WEIRD AND LAME by mainstream society to like anime. Of course, some people with high power levels that they suppress ARE into lolicon, and shit, more power to them as long as they keep their hands off 3D children (which 99.9999% of them do). But a love for DFC and a shame over liking those weird Japanese cartoons are concepts that can easily exist independent of one another.

tl;dr you don't have to like loli to have a high powerlevel, but it helps!
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some black weeaboo where I work loves this shit. I try to supress and always cringe I hear Anime. It's a fucking cartoon.
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>>10077699 we're ashamed because it's considered FUCKING WEIRD AND LAME by mainstream society to like anime
What decade is this again? It hasn't been considered "weird and lame" to like anime since like 1998.

I mean... I really feel sorry for you people if you get stressed out over the fact that someone, somewhere, MIGHT know you like to watch Akagi. You people who live in dorm rooms, do you turn your volume way way down so that nobody in an adjacent room can hear it? lol? Why can't you just enjoy your hobbies the way other people do and not try to hide it? Because trust me, if you try to keep it hidden and someone finds out, that just makes it look infinitely weirder.
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>>10077649
Only a fucking retard can't differentiate a real child and a doodle.
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>>10077736
lol lolicon apologetics.

You're a pedophile, get over it.
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I see no reason to conceal your power level, unless of course you're an annoying faggot as well. You probably are.

Just be truthful about your favorite series. You'll probably overwhelm/silence the Naruto/Bleach/GL-faggot asking you anyways.

If not then hey, now you have someone with an equal power level to talk to!
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>>we're ashamed because it's considered FUCKING WEIRD AND LAME by mainstream society to like anime.
I'm not even ashamed, myself. Being ashamed implies there's something to be ashamed OF. There isn't. What there IS is a hobby that most of society doesn't understand. That gives us a reason to be discreet, but not ashamed. The only thing I'm ashamed of is the people who can't seem to exercise discretion, thus further alienating our hobby from society.
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my power level is over nine thou-

oh fuck you vegeta.
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>>10077751
You're a retard get over it.
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>>10077735
>>It hasn't been considered "weird and lame" to like anime since like 1998.

It depends on your age. It's one thing to be watching "cartoons" in high school or college, quite another when you're nearly 30 (like me), or even older. Especially so if you spend money on it (buying DVD's, posters, figures, etc.).
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>>10073010
That's not surprising, because hardcore anime fans are considered weirder and creepier than they are in America. Most Japanese anime fans just like mainstream stuff like Naruto and Doraemon.
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>>10077806
At least I'm not pedo. Pedo pedo.

Pedopedopedopedopedopedo!
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>>10077813

That's because Doraemon is the fucking shit.
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>>10077838
Yeah, I will not stand for people lumping the classic that is Doraemon in with Naruto.
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>>10077822
Well good, at least me and you know you're retard.
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>>10077812
I think hobbies in general are increasing in acceptence in the united states. It used to be that if it wasnt a major sport(football, baseball, basketball, track) or cheerleading it was weird. Now you see everything from acedmic decathalon to zoology clubs and people seem to care less about it. Anime is no different. Sure, once youre 30 it starts to become a "do you really have time for this?" thing, but if you do, as long as you dont push it on people, and you dont show your neighbors your pedo/dfc/rape fetish youll at least have their respect.
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The only reason to hide your power level would be to deceive those with lower power level than yours. For example narutards and such. There are people who will start talking about Naruto and how awesome it is if you mention that you watch anime to them. And they won't stop even if you tell them you don't give a shit. So, in order to prevent this from happening why the hell should I tell someone that I watch anime if I can tell that they must narutards or similiar faggots?

I wouldn't say I'm trying to hide my power level, I just don't show off with it either 'cause I don't want to associate with some fucking narutards. One of my friends is already a narutard and it took me months to make her understand I don't want to hear about it.

In short, suppressing your power level might be a good idea in certain situations but I don't see any reason why one should keep it hidden all the time. If you can't handle your room mates or such knowing about your hobby, you should think your values again. Which is more important: what you want to do or what do you want the others to think about you? I choose the former, always.
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>>10077856
Maybe if you live in the city or the suburbs. Out here in the sticks, it's still considered pretty odd to have any hobby that isn't related to A) sports, B) cars, C) guns, or D) booze (and preferably two or more of the foregoing). Having NASCAR posters all over the place is "normal;" having anime posters is fucking wierd.
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>>10077922
I can actually see how this might be kinda weird in rural areas, never thought of that. For me I have no power level supression, but I also dont talk to people usually except my friends and fiance.
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I take the frieza method. poeple who know whats what avoid any anime discussion with me. this is more than adequate to deal with average non animu fans. form 2 is when people engage me in conversation about new releases. form 3 is for discussion of movies (I love movies, I love animu, anime + moive = my secret combo) or older series. AND MY FINAL FORM IS FOR THE SUPER SAIYAN IDIOTS WHO BRING UP EVANGELION. 100% power up for people who have issues with the ending of the series.

One day I will be defeated by an even bigger nerd and have to come back as mecha frieza, only to be defeated again by an ultra weeaboo from the future.
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>>10077957
Well, I talk to my family about it, but that's about it. My sister has actually watched some stuff with me, and she has a friend or two that are into it as well. My parents are less enthused, I think. I remember my mother saying she thought the animation style of Cowboy Bebop was "demonic" when I turned it on with her happening to still be in the living room.
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>>10078006
Alright there are some fucking gems in this thread
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>>10078044
There certainly are. I'm not going to stay for any more, though - it's almost 5 AM and I need sleep. Good night, /a/.
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So as an anon with a job i was asked out by a coworker for lunch.

What? Someone asking me out? I'd barely been working there for a few days, but sure!

In our conversation, she happened to have mentioned television, and it escalated from The Office, to House, to random USA network shows, to cartoons, to ANIME.

She mentioned how she loved anime and really i wasnt fucking suprised. After a few minutes with her i knew she had to have some sort of social disease. After all, she did ask me out.

I sit there, and listen to her talk about anime i had completely forgotten about. How it's NEW and EXITING and how she's so pumped about some shows that sound interesting which i've already seen and determined to be shit.

I kept thinking to myself, HOLY FUCK, IS MY POWERLEVEL REALLY THAT HIGH?

So she keeps talking and then pops the qestion: What anime is MY favorite?

Like, what the fuck, lady? Whoever said i liked anime to begin with? You just assumed that just because i didnt shut you up it must have meant im as big a weeaboo as you.
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>>10077854 me and you know you're retard
lol wut? Take an English course, kid.
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>>10077812

Point these people to those who work in the industry (gaming, anime, etc) the "average" age of a gamer happens to be around 30 and older. I can think of a funny in a podcasts where someone from EGM (I forget who) laughs at himself for the fact that he's 40, playing pokemon, and waiting for his mom. I have a friend who's 29 (I'm 20) and while not at the pkmn level, he's hardcore enough to justify a spot in the industry as an enthusiast. I don't hide it, nor am I ashamed. It's just a matter of knowing how to present it.
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>>10077460
Did they note Kana herself, or just the Bible Black style?
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Oh wow, this thread is still here? You niggers are sad.
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>>10078202
You guys are ignoring potential IRL waifus. Probably not atrractive anyway right?
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>>10078244
truth is i went on the date cause i thought she was cute.

like small framed loli-ish cute.

but with the added baggage of being socially inept and a weeaboo, i thought, fuck it. It's not worth it.
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>>10078202
Holy fuck I RAGED.
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>>10078244
im sure there is ONE rich faggot on /a/. ONE. I mean, not even that rich, just, drives a bmw rich, eats cheese rich, or goes to the ballet with the trophy waifu rich.
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>>10078264
Enjoy your eternal roneriness anon.

Alone.
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>>10078276
This statement doesnt even make any sense
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>>10078202
This is Anonymous.
This is self-inflicted loneliness.
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>>10072861

I read through this whole thread and this is the only post which didn't make me RAGE.
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>>10078276
>eats cheese rich
>goes to the ballet with the trophy waifu

I eat smoked cheese with my trophy waifu, does that count?
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Suppress your power level.
Act like a normal human being.
???
Profit.

All of these require social skills above the level of a total sociopath so /a/ is out. Still though, don't talk about animu in public you faggots that's making yourself a beacon for the narutards and various other kinds of cancer. Not to mention it just isn't fucking cool. Keep your shit to yourself, nobody wants to hear about it.
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>>10078389
>I eat smoked cheese with my trophy waifu, then do the horizontal ballet, if you know what i mean.

also, who wants their pillow smelling like fucking cheese?
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>>10078411

The lone, rich Anon. Because that's what rich people do. They want their pillow to smell like cheese? You better fucking believe their pillow is going to smell like cheese the next morning.
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>>10078396
Actually sociopaths are quite good actors, if duplicitous and merciless.
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>>10078396
sad part is talking about the relationships or WHAT A TWISTS in LOST or Prison Break or whatever the fuck is on TV is so much more acceptable.
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>>10078434
OH GOD DID YOU SEE HOW JIM AND PAM FINALLY GOT TOGETHER? IT'S BEEN HALF A YEAR NOW BUT OH MY GOD I STILL CAN'T GET OVER IT.

It's sad, but that really is how things work. If you can't get over that then God help you if somebody badmouths your board gaem animu.
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>>10072491
at uni my arts major is japanese, they asked at the beginning "so how many people are here because of anime", like 5 people put their hands up, I didn't.

I usually deny it unless I'm talking about it to someone who's already a friend, I've seen people walking around in SOS shirts who don't look like total losers, yet since our anime club has "fortnightly screenings of dragonballz" I plan to stay away from it.
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>>10078467
Smart anon is smart. I think you've earned the right to wear an SOS t-shirt and not be a total faggot. Maybe.
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>>10072505
only good post in this thread
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This thread reminds me why most of you faggots are no better than Gaiafags.

"LOL this kid I know likes Dub Note and Bleach! Fuck that, I watch Kodomo no Jikan, therefore, my power level is over 9000!!!"

Fuck off.
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>>10078567
shippuuden 49 is out man, better get on that
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Funny how you guys seem to think that powerlevel = avoided guy.

On the way back from a convention, I had bought a few mango, not too much money. In the train, I was reading the first volume of Uzumaki (Not the retarded ninja, the one done by the Gyo guy). I was with two other friends on the other side of the hallway, and while reading, I was talking about this and that, but mainly powerlevel stuff, letting the page I was on open without realising it..

And I started to talk with the girl that was seated besides me. I don't really know how I did, as I usually avoid talking in the train.

And all of a sudden, she asks me "So, what do you like, beside freaky manga?". I answer "Huh?". "Well yeah, you were talking about manga and you have that between your hands". I looked at the page I had and it was one of these "HOLY SHIT" pages that Junji usually does.

And we kept on talking during the rest of the trip without a problem. Too bad I didn't take her phone number...

Also, people at my formation know that I like mango and animu. That doesn't make them exclude me when they go to have fun somewhere. There's even a girl who was hitting on me.

Powerlevel fear = FUCKING OVERRATED.
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>>10078844
Pic related, I was at that page for at least 30 minutes without knowing it.

Btw, she said "Freaky manga", but she didn't seem to mind or to be freaked out by me during the talk
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I like anime and manga quite a bit (obviously) but I've never... really had a conundrum with it around real world shit. I like it a lot but it never really occurs to me to talk about it with people half the time. I don't really get what the big deal is, I will occassionally talk about it with my friends but usually nothing deeper then "yea, I just watched ANIME SUBJECT WATCHED HERE it was really cool you should check it out".

If I was in a nerdier locale where it became a bigger subject I'd probably talk more indepth about it without a care, just... why hide it? Why make a big deal out of it? If it comes up, talk about it. Do y'all sit around and just boil waiting for someone to offer you a chance to go on a tirade about anime, or keep yourself from it? I don't get it.
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>>10079195
Anon is afraid of social contact and shuts his possibilities even before people may start making fun of him.
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>>10077033
There are a lot, faggot. Off my head. Wind, dragon, love. 
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holy shit this thread is still up?
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>>10079977
So I noticed, I was expecting it to 404 a long time ago.



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