Did anyone else here have pretty bad "junior high school second grade illness" growing up?
This show makes me cringe like you wouldn't believe. I was exactly like these people when I was 12.
I did the kind of shit they do in primary school. Never in high school though.
Yeah, definitely in primary here, too. I stopped first year of middle school. I didn't do it past, say, age 12.
Still, it reminds me of the cringeworthy shit I did back then...
Why haven't you learned how to erase memories with micro-seizures yet?
I didn't have anything like this. I knew people that were like this though.
You seemed to be confused, friend. This is /a/, the center for anime discussion on 4chan. It is not your blog. Perhaps you meant to post this on your tumblr?
>The center for anime discussion on 4chan.
Actually, that's probably more /m/ and /g/.
Yes. I had to pause every 10 minutes during season 1 because of the terrible memories.
I was kinda like Nibutani, except with more obsession about nature and stuff. I guess that is why she is my favorite girl.
God when I was in high school during lunch these two kids would go outside to sit by a tree and do pagan rituals or some shit
I did this kind of stuff when I was in like 2nd grade. I pretended I had a robot/cyborg hand.
There are people though who do have chuuni tendencies throughout school and even as adults. I'd say the prime example are goths/wannabe vampire people. Pretending you're some dark supernatural/paranormal being or are just closely associated with people who are is just chuuni as all fuck.
I'd also say really, really religious people are totally chuunis in that they see fucking everything in life as a question of god and they really believe that angels are watching them and will come protect them from devils (that also exist).
Lastly, real-life superheroes. If you've somehow never heard of them, google it. Chuuni as FUCK.
I took a shit in the sand box and said it was a t-rex
I do this shit now, just online.
I used to do something similar too. Fuck you for remind me of that.
These blogs are great, but you forgot to post links where I can read more.
When I was little I thought rice was like bone seeds and if you planted rice it'd grow into bones so I took some rice from my house and "planted" it in the sandbox to see if bones would come out because I wanted to use the bones to make a skeleton dinosaur.
holy fuck suigin that's adorable
The guy who returned the love letter that was sent to him.
>Remembers playing pretend, daily
>Remembers adding titles to my name
Then there are the other subtle things I did, that fall into "Chuunibyou", until maybe early middle school.
There's nothing wrong with playing pretend if it's like a game with friends. It's
when you actually become your character in daily life. That's when it becomes
I know there were some instances where I didn't just "play pretend," and dragged people into the little delusions I had.
I also seriously believed I could take over the world, as a child.
Mmhh. I had a mild case of chuuni when I was 10 and 11 but it was related with science and technology not magic. I fashioned myself as a genius and a hacker (I didn't have a computer).
At around 12 I actually got a computer and started to learn programming and got to know anime. I became a normal nerd.
No, but I knew plenty of people who acted like retards like this in elementary/middle/high school and they are the reason I avoided anime until 2007.
I want to ruffle your hair!!
>really religious people
>ghost hunters/paranormal investigators etc
>priests who exorcise ghosts and demons = literal real-life chuuni autism fights
>cryptid creature people aka bigfoot hunters, chupacabras etc
>really superstitious people
>conspiracy people who are way out there with tinfoil hats and reptilians and shit
Chuunis are everywhere really. It's kind of disturbing. Also I can't be the only one to notice that people who are big conspiracy theorists also tend to be the same types who really believe in things like psychic powers and werewolves etc. Some people are just naturally chuuni as all fuck; they just want to believe life isn't really that boring.
>mfw realizing we are all surrounded by goddamn chuunis
>there are fuck tons of them on 4chan, right now, on /pol/ and /x/
Why aren't there more shows making fun of these people? Did Japan really beat us to the punch in making a good label for "those" guys?
>and they are the reason I avoided anime until 2007.
You should've kept holding out, now you're here forever
It's amazing how many people were suddenly chuunis now that this show has come out.
yeah. just like when everybody's a nerd when big bang theory came out on 2007
Every fucking time.
Adding yet more
>middle class white kids who pretend really hard they're tough gangbangers
>people who think drugs are spiritual / unlock mental powers
>hipsters who get really into 20th century stuff [handlebar stache, pennyfarthings etc]
>people who get really into steampunk
God DAMN it why are people so fucking stupid?
Nope, just a socially anxious guy trying to be popular. God I hate my memories.
Ah man I remember when I wanted to be a hacker because I totally believed that hacking was like in the movie "Hackers" and you could hack into like microwaves, street lights and that hacking was like playing a video game.
I knew people who did these kind of things in primary school. Played with them once and it was total shit. Its just squabbling back and forth
>Your dead I killed you
>nuh uh I blocked it
>you cant block this attack
>yes I can
>OMG stop cheating you're dead
Yeah no thanks guys I'm gonna play gang up
Chuuni is something fairly common but not often talked about. But this show gives a good opportunity to speak about it in tjis anonymous board.
In elementary school I would play like I was a hero in an RPG in my yard but I figured that was normal, and I never took it with me to school.
So I dont' think that counts.
I didn't have a word for it to conceptualize it as anything but people being retards.
I still want to belive there are other worlds where my waifu is waiting for me.
>you can't triple stamp a double stamp
Didn't pretty much everybody play pretend as a kid? You eventually grow out of it thanks to societal pressure and all, but it's perfectly normal.
We've all known of it but somehow Japan beat us to the punch with a good name for it. "8th grader syndrome" is good because it is both common in actual 8th graders and can be retroactively applied to adults who still act like 8th graders (of which there are a ton as evidenced by >>101300351 >>101300092 ).
Holy fuck bringing back memories. People did exactly this shit up until 6th-7th grade where I grew up. That and being all chuuni/autistic with Pokemon/Yugioh/Magic cards in the library at lunch.
>these 3 kids used to run around the playground and do these REALLY gay looking stances while making retarded noises and then saying something about MAKING THE SKY BLACK and then the clouds that had been moving in would cover the sun and they'd all get chuuni-boners the end thank you
Yeah, its one thing I find really strange in the show, that a personality as dominant as Deko is willing to be the servant in the game. Usually only the complete bottom bitches of the playground did that
If I don't believe these things are real or acknowledge them out loud in any way, but imagine them constantly in your head, does that mean I have the chuuni or schizophrenia?
It's normal to play pretend but genuinely believing you're a demon or some shit past certain age is dumb.
>REALLY gay looking stances
The problem occurs when it extends into your teens, and drag other people into your delusions.
Don't think anyone on the show really believed they were a demon or angel...
I didn't watch the show
Oh man that's gold. I see that happening in Chuu2; Rikka would totally do that.
pelvic thrusts for no reason other than to thrust pelvicly
Ever since I could remember, I've internalized my Chuuni desires. Never showed it, just like my powerlevel.
Yes. Scientists and hackers are depicted almost as magicians in the media. Powerful wise people.
I wasn't all that chuuni ever, but sometimes I look back at stuff that I wrote from middle and high school and think to myself, what the actual FUCK possessed me to do/say/think/write this
If I had to pick a 'message' for this show, I would say it would be that everyone has been embarrassed, and that we shouldn't be ashamed of our childhood innocence, but goddamn do I look back and cringe
Games manager by a leader, where players work together toward some goal tend to go much better. You still have rivalries but at least with someone to make decisions you can actually get somewhere.
Of course, even then the rules never make any damn sense. My overhead mega energy death ball thing couldn't take care of even one guy, but smashing a bottle over the boss's head was a 1-hit K.O.
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Does pretending to be a depressed emo fuck in real life, when I was really just a bored individual count?
I was like them when I was like 9. I think I stopped when being like that when around the age of 11. Still though, I am a chuuni at heart. I have no illusions about that. I'm an adult now so I don't act like that, but my inner chuuni does through reading fiction for mainly that purpose.
Stop being so tight faggot. We are having fun here if you don't like it get the fuck out of this thread.
>If I don't believe these things are real or acknowledge them out loud in any way, but imagine them constantly in your head, does that mean I have the chuuni
No, it just means you're sad that the world is cold and dull and you regret the boring existance you've got, we all have that
Fighting against a common imaginary enemy went better. There was always that one kid who couldn't take a loss
and threw a fit cause he got killed by someone. I'd have kids go off and tell an adult about this shit and
we'd get in trouble for it.
Thanks a lot /v/-kun.
>tfw you used to think you were better than all the commoners around you in school
>tfw you realise "growing up" means "acknowledging your worthlessness"
>you're sad that the world is cold and dull and you regret the boring existance you've got
So it is like chuuni, except you are not trying to change things and be happy? Damn, I'm kinda more comfortable with my old chuuni self right now.
My eighth-grader syndrome was discovering Richard Dawkins and becoming a tryhard atheist. This was right around my Confirmation so I have some guilt about renouncing my faith beforehand.
I got better.
I used to cute myself pretty often back then I'm glad I stopped.
>This was right around my Confirmation so I have some guilt about renouncing my faith beforehand.
>Renouncing the faith before the confirmation payout
Shit nigga, what u doin?
>I used to cute myself
Like a crossdresser?
>tfw you realize almost everyone thinks they're better than most other people except for depressed people with no self-esteem
>this is how adult-onset chuuni behavior sets in because it's a way for people who have no choice but to acknowledge being ordinary to still have some way to pretend that they're super special/important.. for example some people think they're psychic even if only a little, tons of people read/trust horoscopes, and some people pretend that they know some dark, dangerous top-secrets that will change everything (this is literally /pol/).
>This was right around my Confirmation so I have some guilt about renouncing my faith beforehand.
I seriously used to CUT as well. Don't know why I did, it was fun but honestly people act like it's impossible to stop. I just threw away the razor blades I used (didn't need to shave so I had no reason to buy more).
keep believing in your guy in the sky who killed tons of people, faggot
I received Confirmation anyway even though I whined about it.
My parents made me stop going to church after confirmation. I had to go to so many stupid church retreats (that were basically sitting in a room for 5 hours in the church hall) and classes, but you get money in the end so it's worth it.
Seriously, what the fuck was up with Nibutani in the first episode? Why did no one mentioned the change? Why did it last only one episode? What the fuck happened?
Jeez, I whined enough about having to go to my cousins confirmation. Can't imagine how I would have acted about being confirmed myself.
Are you euphoric yet?
Backlash over the change must've been so bad that they were forced to change it back
I'm halfway there to 30 and I'm still a chuuni. I don't act it out like they do in the show, but my heart and soul is forever chuuni.
>yfw she randomly goes back to black hair again and no one says anything
born euphoric, mothafucka
>hackers on steroids
I have had contact with these people, just the typical vampire shit, nothing as creative as Morisummer.
I got a paintball gun for my trouble, being in a room full of people with the same religion makes chunni seem smalltime.
>Blogs: the nobody gives a fuckening
A friend and I spent every single recess from k-4th playing in an imaginary world. It was so damn fun! We were heroes with super powers that changed depending on what "suit" we wore (The suits were also imaginary). We would run around finding hidden treasures, unlocking secret doors, and fighting boss monsters. Damn, childhood was good.
Does table-top RPG count as chuuni?
Not really, but:
>In junior high me and a couple of friends used to draw shitty, simple comics that pretty much just revolved around killing each other
>As time went on they became less about mindless killing and more about world-building, giving depth to characters, etc.
>Still, we weren't great writers or anything like that, and we ripped off from numerous sources
>Most people who saw our comics thought they were retarded as fuck, and in retaliation, we inserted them into our stories as rapists, child molesters and other depraved characters
>This pissed a lot of people off, but we just laughed it off; we were already working on our magnum opus, "Stick War III: Rise of the Black Sun"
>Teacher sees me working in class on a particularly violent scene
>Without a word, she rips up the paper and snatches my binder, which contained all my work
>As the class progresses, I see her flip through the binder
>Thinking I'm in deep shit because of all the violent scenes and whatnot
>Suddenly, she's trying to stifle laughter
>Shows a particular page to the TA and other teachers from classrooms nearby
>At the end of class, she hands me back my binder
>"Wow. You must really hate fruit."
>On top of all my work is a scene where one of my characters is standing on top of a pile of dead clock crew members from Newgrounds, with a giant, flaming sword in hand
>Realize how fucking retarded the scene must look to someone who doesn't browse Newgrounds
>Embarrassment crashes over me like a 50 foot wave
>Stop drawing comics in class after that
I'd say only if it's played in public. I play D&D occasionally while drinking with friends.
Maybe she's a great magician?
I don't know if I was chuuni in school because I was the guy who was sleeping in almost every class.
Is being edgy a counterpart of Chuuni?
I was in the edgy kid spectrum as a kid ( death metal, all black gear, drugs, alcohol, the works.) pretty cringey when I remember it, ugh.
Thank god I didn't get a tatoo.
Death metal is not really edgy. I know certain lyric themes are common, but nobody takes them seriously.
Can't really listen to it anymore, reminds me too much of being a dumb kid.
never did chuuni things, but i was "punk" for a while and then pretend gay--like actually making out with other dudes while sitting on their lap
god i wish i had done chuuni things instead
Well a lot of death metal these days is shit, but there have been plenty of gems in the past. I'm not exaggerating at all when I say that this is one of the best albums I've ever heard in any genre.
>Sunday-school level theology
Chuuni's are poseurs and wannabes.
I'm pretty sure those who fly jets into buildings, or choose death over stepping on a fumi-e aren't posing.
I had in Kindergarten, i was into Saint Seiya so i did some crazy shit like trying to turn the tides of falling water like Shiryu and stuff. Actually in elementary we held a tournament DBZ style, got defeated by the guy that knew karate, i was going to punch him he grabbed me and used the intertia of my own weight to put me down, hit my head lucky it wasnt on the concrete but on a grass area.