雪のいタずち [sic!] (yukinoitazuchi) wrote in anti_otaku_com,
雪のいタずち [sic!]
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OK, I'm Kinda Shy on Posting Here

OK, I'm kinda shy posting here because I like "anime" and some "manga", but I differientiate between "anime" and "manga" because I speak Japanese pretty much, so it might bleed into my Japanese lexicon. (Reference)

I've had trouble with Japanese animation fans in the past...

(Here and Here and here and here in my Japanese Culture Class at college)

Mediocrity and Rants: Why I Am Starting to Despise the Western Japanese Animation Community

A response to another thread (Me in real life)

Not Me: The Japanese Meetup Group

From a locked entry of mine: I still do not understand why I hate learning about people becoming voice actors for Japanese animation and the word "ビシ" (bishi/bishie/bishee/bishe/IPA: [bishi]).

Rants and educational stuff too

A rant for people who may not know what they are talking about

Smart guy (I'm serious!)

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Some of them are not that bad. You seem like an otaku yourself, except about the language.

I had a few know-it-alls in my class passing around anime dvds and wearing kitty ears. Great source of amusement. =)
Thanks?
I second the otaku comment. Except you don't seem to be an anime otaku; you strike me as more of a Japanese linguistics otaku.

I agree with your belief that it's bullshit if people are taking Japanese but are only able to appreciate anime/manga and nothing more of the culture. However, most of these posts strike me as one of three things:
- hatred of people who don't speak Japanese/don't speak Japanese fluently
- boosts to your own ego
- nitpicky, Japanophilic crap
- people who happen to both like anime and learning the Japanese language

It's great that you're investigating the wonderful world of Japanese with such fervor, but you may want to slow down and get a more realistic view of what Japan is and what Japan isn't. Realize that subculture does not equal popular culture. Given, it may take actually going to Japan to realize some of these things (my own experience being that, prior to actually going to Japan and speaking with people actually living in Japan, who were closer to my own age, I was under the impression that visual kei was a major music genre), but still. Honestly, I think your being so "fluent" in Japanese and being so knowledgeable regarding Japanese culture would probably be a bit of a turn-off to a lot of Japanese people. I got enough flack for liking Japanese bands instead of listening to Blink 182 or something else nice and oh-so-very-American.

But anyway. I found the posts that contained actual information interesting, and I do agree with you on that one point, but otherwise, these kind of made me go "WOW".

And, on an unrelated note, before you run around criticizing how other people speak a foreign language, you may want to get an adequate hold of your own.
Or one of four things, rather. I can count, really, I can.
I second the otaku comment. Except you don't seem to be an anime otaku; you strike me as more of a Japanese linguistics otaku

gengotaku? (My own invention, unless I have seriously got the word right(?)

However, most of these posts strike me as one of three things:
- hatred of people who don't speak Japanese/don't speak Japanese fluently

I do not hate people who do not, it's just, on the Internet for people who do not know Japanese, put a translation.

- boosts to your own ego
- nitpicky, Japanophilic crap


What specifically? Where?

- people who happen to both like anime and learning the Japanese language

I do not hate people that like "anime" and are learning the Japanese language. Where do I state this?

I do not try and flatter Japanese people with my knowledge of pop culture and I don't think "visual-kei" is a big thing.
For answers to your questions, you may want to go back and re-read your posts. Instances of both are sprinkled throughout more or less all of them.

And, just to clarify, I was saying that I thought that visual-kei was semi-popular, not that you were. It was an example for comparison.
I don't see the instances, I'm blind to my own work. =)

And, just to clarify, I was saying that I thought that visual-kei was semi-popular, not that you were. It was an example for comparison.

Yeah, I know, I just wanted to say that "I didn't." =)
I think everyone's pretty much summed up what I was thinking..

The main problem people have with "foreign" otaku, is really about their claims of being "interested" in "all things japanese" or "japanese culture" and yet have no interest in anything but anime.

It's elitist attitudes that never really help much..
I agree with haitoku's criticisms, which are more like observations made than criticisms as that would mean they are influenced by personal opinion and feelings primarily. I have to say these instances where you show your Japanophilia and egotism are indeed very clear to find in many of these documents you linked to, and I especially found it questionable how you treated that one girl in that instant messaging conversation. She said she watched anime mostly in English so she wouldn't know much Japanese from watching anime, and then you asked her why wouldn't she want to learn to be able to understand what meanings certain words the characters are saying have, etc., and she replied honestly and fairly that she quite frankly saw no need to bother to go to all the trouble of learning such a complicated language when she wouldn't have any serious need for it in the future, since she watches the anime with English translations. And why criticize her for this, exactly? This makes absolutely no sense at all. It seems to me you are just trying to get boosts to your ego, trying to show off to others how much superior your knowledge of Japanese and Japanese culture is to those "unenlightened" and ignorant anime fans.

This is just bullshit, through and through, and frankly you've gotten me seriously considering removing you from this community, since, to be honest with you, I have to tell you you're just the sort I wouldn't want to have at this particular community, being the type of establishment I intend for it to be. And you're even less the kind of person I would want at a community like anti-Japanophiles. Good day to you.