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A goldmine of painfully inane and garbled illiterate otaku-isms

The other night my friend and I, during one of our near-nightly chatting sessions on MSN Messenger, got to discussing the badness of the popular kiddie anime Naruto (OMGblasphemy! I know!), highlighting just some of the negative points about the show and its characters. In order to support some of the points I was making, I pointed to some of the character descriptions as provided on the official section on the show on the website of a TV channel we get here in Canada that airs the show (mostly uncut, it should be noted), YTV. It's a youth-oriented station that showcases mostly youth-targeted shows, and some more adult fair late at night (like Ghost in the Shell). In doing that, we couldn't help but take notice of the comments from enthusiastic viewers that were scrolling along on the main page of this show, along with pages for other anime shows we, fuelled mostly by a trainwreckish curiosity/desire to find mock-worthy material to be amused by, felt compelled to inspect for ourselves. As we had anticipated, this proved a bad idea.

Now, before any of you may bring this point up, we *do* realise that since this is a youth-oriented TV station, most of the viewers would in all likelihood be children, 11 and under. Still, as I commented myself at one point in this conversation, I never typed (or spoke, for that matter) like that when I was that age. As I see it, there's just no real excuse for such stupidity and shallowness...maybe if they were say, 6 or something. Well anyway, I felt this was a good way to at least show how the fanbase for anime is getting younger and younger each day, and not to mention stupider and poorer in their grasp of basic grammar, spelling and the English vocabulary in general as well as how to conduct themselves.



Note: "Testosterone & Vodka" is me, "Denver Boot" is my friend
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Testosterone & Vodka says:
I've been watching fansubbed crap (literal use here) of lately, oddly enough, even though I hate fansubs. I can assure you it's just in order to see what the fuss is all about regarding these certain kiddie shows that every anime fan can't seem to stop talking about lately.
Testosterone & Vodka says:
Although One Piece doesn't seem quite as bad as Naruto is proving to be, at least judging from what I've watched of it so far anyway. I've been watching Naruto on YTV. I don't bother watching the butchered version of One Piece on YTV.
Testosterone & Vodka says:
Both are shonen kids merchandising marketing vehicles not-so-subtly disguised as action-packed adventures with continuing story and individual character and relationship arcs.
Denver Boot says:
Boorring
Testosterone & Vodka says:
I know, all too well. I'm the one who's putting myself through the watching of this repetitive mindless fare.
Testosterone & Vodka says:
Just read the character descriptions found here http://www.ytv.com/programming/shows/naruto/index.asp?showID=342 at the YTV page for it (it airs on that channel on weekends). They should give you a pretty good general overall idea of how unintersting and one-dimensional many of the characters are. Especially, as you'll see, the female characters.
Testosterone & Vodka says:
Talk about stereotypically weak and limited depictions of female characters.
Testosterone & Vodka says:
*laughing and groaning at the same time* Listen to this: But as a young girl coming of age, she tends to focus less on ninjutsu and more on boys, especially the handsome Sasuke, who has no interest in her whatsoever. What Sakura fears to say comes out of her "Inner Sakura," the embodiment of her true feelings.
Denver Boot says:
"Unfortunately, because of her shyness, she cannot outwardly express her true feelings and is always fidgeting from a distance."
Testosterone & Vodka says:
Haha that's another good/bad one
Testosterone & Vodka says:
OMG so angsty!
Denver Boot says:
"With her ability to efficiently use many ninja tools, she constantly worries about Rock Lee, she always forges straight ahead regardless of her tendency to fail."
Testosterone & Vodka says:
So pretty much every female character in this show is obsessed more with some guy or guys (that they're "struggling" in deciding between)....than much of anything else of some actual importance.
Testosterone & Vodka says:
That's not insulting at all to the intelligence of female viewers, no siree.
Testosterone & Vodka says:
Although really, when I look at the fans (more specifically, the squeeing fangirls)...
Testosterone & Vodka says:
I have wonder if there are any shreds of intelligence left in their brains to take insult.
Denver Boot says:
Probably not.
Testosterone & Vodka says:
The scrolling comments from enthusiastic viewers of the show give you some more idea of the general average intelligence (and eloquency in expression) levels possessed by the audience for this kind of program.
Testosterone & Vodka says:
"NARUTO rox! My favrite cupple in this show are Naruto and Sakura XD"
Denver Boot says:
Argh.
Testosterone & Vodka says:
I take it by your primitive caveman gruntings and groanings that you feel the same way about the experience of reading these comments, as well as the character profiles for the show.
Testosterone & Vodka says:
And it's just made all the more frustrating that it happens to be among *the* considered "hottest" and most trendy to be into anime titles today.
Denver Boot says:
Yeah
Testosterone & Vodka says:
It seems nearly all of the shows that fangirls and fanboy otakus (especially the younger generation of them) most obsess over and get involved in the large fanbase of tend to be youth-oriented shonen and shoujo titles.
Testosterone & Vodka says:
Filled with derivative, romantic melodrama-laden convoluted plots, flat and stereotypical characters, and standard "classic anime" looking designs and cheap animation values. Complete with "action lines" and all.
Denver Boot says:
2348 says: My fav character is itachi,,kakashi,,gaara,,orochimaru,,3rd HOKAGE WOOOOOOOOOOO best ninja show eva made im a fan
Testosterone & Vodka says:
LMAO
Testosterone & Vodka says:
We have to copy, paste and then *frame* that one.
Testosterone & Vodka says:
Seriously.
Testosterone & Vodka says:
To include in the hall of otaku shame
Testosterone & Vodka says:
On our Anti-Otaku site
Denver Boot says:
"i love the show naruto its like so cool . i wathc it every friday i havnt missed a episode!!!!!!!!!"
Testosterone & Vodka says:
Maybe it could be a feature called "otaku say the darndest things!" (a.k.a stupidest)
Denver Boot says:
"coolboy5 says: NARUTO IS THE BOMB !!! THEY NEED TO PUT ON MORE BLOODY PARTS THOUGH BUT IT REALY REALY ROCKS !!!!!!!!!!!!!! "
Testosterone & Vodka says:
What are these kids doing as they "type" these comments? Snorting ground-up lucky charms marshmallows while absently mashing their palms on the keyboard?
Denver Boot says:
"naruto is the best chow ever made !!!!!!!!!"
Denver Boot says:
LOL
Testosterone & Vodka says:
Eeww, Naruto chow
Denver Boot says:
"i really really really REALLY like this show lol i cant wait till tonite to watch it i like it when sasuke uses his jutsu its awesome "
Denver Boot says:
kagomeavv_nicole says: "I LOVE NARUTO!!! IT''S A REALY COOL SHOW! I LOVE SASKE AND SAKURA! THEY MAKE A CUTE COUPLE!!! GO NARUTO!!!!!!"
Testosterone & Vodka says:
I'd rather consume an entire steamin' bowl of good old fashioned Son of a Gun Stew, than to brave that most foul brew.
Denver Boot says:
bilng99 says: "NARUTO IS THE COLLEST SHOW. "
Testosterone & Vodka says:
Collest....*jots it down to ever-expanding list of inane, incomprehensibly lame comments made by anime fans*
Denver Boot says:
I like the misspelling of "bling" in the username
Testosterone & Vodka says:
No, really, what's far worse, I think you'll agree with me here, is that these comments aren't that much different from the ones left at the page of Witch Hunter Robin. *breaks down*
Testosterone & Vodka says:
LOL
Testosterone & Vodka says:
issssssssssssssss
Denver Boot says:
"I LUV THIS SHOW!!!IT IS SOO KOOL!
YOU KNOW THOSE 2 GUY THAT WORK
AT THE CAFE'' WHERE ZOEY WORK AT AND
THAT GUY THAT ZOEY HAS A CRUSH ON THAT GUY!HOTNCUTE!"
Testosterone & Vodka says:
That sounds like a particularly painful kind of seizure to have while typing.
Testosterone & Vodka says:
Zoey? Which show is this?
Denver Boot says:
Mew Mew Power
Testosterone & Vodka says:
Ahh, I should've figured
Denver Boot says:
"mew mew power is like the best show ever"
Testosterone & Vodka says:
We're uncovering a real goldmine of inane and garbled illiterate otaku-isms tonight, aren't we? All thanks to the good folks at YTV. Thank you, you upstanding individuals, for providing us with such a service.
Denver Boot says:
"hi hi puffy amiyumi roks!! with a capital rahhhh!!!!! srry but it roks!!!!!!"
Testosterone & Vodka says:
The nickname alone
Testosterone & Vodka says:
srry but it roks? Well at least she's being considerate enough to apologize for finding such a shameless self-indulgent popstar promotional vehicle as that show as "rocking" to her.
Denver Boot says:
"there is no beter anime the INUYASHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
Denver Boot says:
"inuyasha is the best show ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! it has such a good story to it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
Testosterone & Vodka says:
sry to brake it 2 u d00d but thats not tru, Witch Hunter Robin is teh best show evar!!!
Denver Boot says:
LOLZ noo its HJelsing...
Testosterone & Vodka says:
*feels brain cell and gray matter count take a significant dive*
Testosterone & Vodka says:
LOLZ OK that show is coll as well but WHR is still the collest evar ok?? XD"
Denver Boot says:
"One Piece ROX.....Luffy ROXXX more...."
"i think onepiece is awsome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
especialy luffy u go rubber boy yaaaaa"
Testosterone & Vodka says:
Hehe I was going to comment on that naughtily, in a MSTK-sort of fashion, a few minutes ago when I first brought up that I've been watching some of that show lately.
Testosterone & Vodka says:
The "rubber" element of the Luffy character
Testosterone & Vodka says:
He has an attack called "Rubber Rocket!"....one time I am absolutely not shitting you he said "Rubber Rocket...here I come!"
Denver Boot says:
"curage and heart will not be lost because zatch-bell rules!!!"
"ZATCHBELL ROXS!!!!!!!!!!(SOME OF THE CHARACTERS ARE SOOO CUTE AND HOT!)"
Testosterone & Vodka says:
This is just all too easy to make bad hentai out of. It's just sad.
Denver Boot says:
"zatch bell is da bomb its da best shoe eva made" *L*
Testosterone & Vodka says:
Oh, top it off with the fact that they're all pirates, and well...."pirates".
Testosterone & Vodka says:
And we all know how sexy pirates are these days...apparently.
Denver Boot says:
Eeww pirates
Denver Boot says:
"Who doesn''t love wimx club there is nothing better."
"THIS SHOW IS GEART!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
"I would give up anything for WINX CLUB!"
Testosterone & Vodka says:
Zoro to Luffy (Zoro is the older male character he is most often paired up with in yaoi fandom. Luffy is 12 and Zoro is like in his 30s or something): "Hey, get your rubber rocket out of my precious booty!"
Testosterone & Vodka says:
Sorry, I had to do it.
Denver Boot says:
LOL
Denver Boot says:
"i love it more then cookies"
Testosterone & Vodka says:
That last comment on how the person would give up everything for Winx Club just...bothered me.
Testosterone & Vodka says:
That was just a little bit scary.
Denver Boot says:
Uh, yeah.
Testosterone & Vodka says:
I've noticed that about 99.5% of the people leaving comments have "Inuyasha" somewhere in their username.
Testosterone & Vodka says:
For anything at all, whether it's even anime or not.
Testosterone & Vodka says:
My eyes...the overly gratuitous exclamation point usage....
Testosterone & Vodka says:
OMG this is the best show ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Testosterone & Vodka says:
!!!!!!!!!!
Testosterone & Vodka says:
!!
Testosterone & Vodka says:
!
Denver Boot says:
"Battle-bdaman is da b da-bomb"
Denver Boot says:
The commentor is one who seems to RLLY LYKE!!!!!! children's anime.
Testosterone & Vodka says:
He RLLY LYKED it? Well let's just hope he used protection...
Testosterone & Vodka says:
I just don't get how people can type like that....I mean, it's somewhat excusable (though I wouldn't go so far as to say entirely so) if kids under the age of say, 11 or 12 type like that. But those above the age of 12? There's really no excusing that at all.
Testosterone & Vodka says:
It's not even so much just the typing styles alone, the bad grammar and all caps and whatnot...but just how stupid and stereotypically shallow the comments are. How much they mimic one another. It only further supports my theory of a collective hive-mind being shared in among most otaku.
Denver Boot says:
but it's the YTV site, so most of the posters are probably 10 or so
Testosterone & Vodka says:
Yes you're probably right, but still...I never typed like that when I was 10. I mean really. Also, need I remind that there are a lot of teens and adults who have been observed as typing just the same way.
Testosterone & Vodka says:
If they're anime fans, especially.
Testosterone & Vodka says:
It's especially common among otaku.
Denver Boot says:
Of course, but these are, at least, mostly children.
Testosterone & Vodka says:
I should hope so
Testosterone & Vodka says:
Children shouldn't be watching WHR, and especially not Ghost in the Shell, though.
Denver Boot says:
no
Testosterone & Vodka says:
They should stick with the crap that's geared at them specifically. I mean Ghost even has plenty of fanservice, and it's unfortunately not censored in the version they show of it on late night YTV.

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The really sad thing is, that so many of these people are probably *older* than 11. Some of them may even be as far into their late teens or 20s. I'm deducing this based on the fact I tend to observe (not by my own choosing, I'd *much* rather avoid these types of people most times, trust me) a lot of people on the internet (and outside of it for that matter) who speak and act very similarly to this, who are in their mid-to-late teens and older. Is anime fandom is such a bad state beyond any hope of repair that there is now some sort of *rule* that decrees that people who like anime should always act like immature, air-headed idiots who must always limit themselves to speaking like they have suffered from some sort of brain injury? I'd really like to know.
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