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  1. So lately I keep seeing the terms otaku & weeb/weaboo used interchangeably. Maybe no longer the case but the distinction I learned was “otaku” when used to refer to a westerner is someone who’s a fan of japanese pop culture (anime/manga/video games etc). A “weeb/weaboo” was a westerner who’s convinced japanese culture/heritage is superior to their own and tries to imitate japanese mannerisms & philosophy, but usually wind up coming across as a false stereotype (wannabe/poser). So while I accept the label otaku, “weeb” makes me cringe. Of course from a purely japanese semantic, otaku can be used to refer to someone with an unhealthy obsession about anything, usually to the point where it has a negative effect on other aspects of their life.

    Anyway, not trying to call anyone out, just something of a pet peeve of mine.

    1. Wedgy

      Wedgy

      The distinction has more than likely become faded over time as anime has grown into more of a mainstream interest rather than a niche hobby with an accompanying colloquial image. Add to that what I like to call "Gen Z irony culture" and you've got the once negative term of 'weeb/weaboo' now flipped on its head into a more approachable and perhaps even affectionate label almost indistinguishable from otaku to the uninitiated. The observable difference you see remaining is that one who considers themselves 'otaku' is more likely an experienced and serious/involved fan whereas calling oneself a 'weeb' is perhaps simply an indication they enjoy watching a couple of anime titles or games.

      I get you though. It feels a bit invalidating when labels get thrown around carelessly and lines get blurred. I see that in a lot of other areas I concern myself with outside of anime. Dang normies. :P

  2. The thaw begins

    1. LonelyPoet

      LonelyPoet

      The snow stopped? :)

    2. Ohayotaku

      Ohayotaku

      The snow stopped a couple days ago, but temps hadn’t gotten above the 20’s & single digits at night. Supposed to stay above freezing all week, even getting close to 50 a couple days. Good news: the snow will melt. Bad news: will probably cause some flooding.

    3. LonelyPoet

      LonelyPoet

      Damn man that sucks stay safe out there. Hope you're power/ heat stays on.  

  3. Yesterday was Fat Buu’s Day image.jpeg.02ffbb715f8a583f85b45df99adc495f.jpeg

    Which makes today Ash Wednesday image.thumb.jpeg.be1f081e7b764970d7517fdb0e0a667f.jpeg

    (apologies for reusing this joke :P )

  4. It is ridiculously cold outside 🥶 But at least the power is on. 

  5. Woke up to about a foot of snow that fell overnight. Think it’s the most we’ve had in at least 6 years. Fortunately it’s not that cold (mid-20s)

    1. efaardvark

      efaardvark

      As a native Californian, I would dispute your characterization of mid 20s as “not that cold”.  🥶

    2. Ohayotaku

      Ohayotaku

      Right now they’re predicting single digits & sub zero temps for the weekend. Damm Polar Vortex.

    3. efaardvark

      efaardvark

      My brother in Wisconsin is looking at a similar weather forecast right now.  Too fkin cold for me!

  6. Henceforth I will be abbreviating Suppose a Kid from the Last Dungeon Boonies Moved to a Starter Town? (Tatoeba Last Dungeon Mae no Mura no Shounen ga Joban no Machi de Kurasu Youna Monogatari) as OP Bumpkin 😜

    1. efaardvark

      efaardvark

      I support this decision and will actively promote the new appellation as well.  This sort of thing needs to stop.  :D

  7. My first impression of Otherside Picnic: Cocona & Papika from Flip Flappers if they were college students

  8. https://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2020/12/23-1/quiz-which-demon-slayer-character-are-you
    So I took this “What character from Demon Slayer?” quiz & came up with Zenitsu ... as if my self esteem hasn’t been low enough lately 😥

    1. Wedgy

      Wedgy

      I took it and was given Giyu. I think the quiz is flawed.

    2. Ohayotaku

      Ohayotaku

      In my case it wasn’t so much I thought the results were wrong, just depressing 😂

  9. Just finished wrapping the nephews’ presents. Actually going to have to do some last minute shopping tomorrow to top off the adults.

  10. Happy Thanksgiving y’all

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    1. LovingthisAnimething

      LovingthisAnimething

      Happy Thanksgiving to you too!

  11. Been meaning to watch Log Horizon for awhile. Unfortunately, season 1 is no longer available on CR/VRV.  Not on Funi either though they announced they’d be streaming season 3. So I took a chance on a copy of the blu ray complete collection I found on ebay for $50. Arrived today legit & still shrink wrapped. Will start watching later this week.

  12. Gotta believe the number of Gojo fangirls is gonna spike after this week’s ep of Jujutsu Kaisen


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    1. Mazino

      Mazino

      I guess the way the eyes look (like the infinite sky) is supposed to potray his ability Infinity?

      Spoiler

      It doesn't surprise me anymore that they decided against fighting him head on but instead seal him.

       

    2. Ohayotaku

      Ohayotaku

      Yeah, I think this made it pretty clear just how strong he is

       

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      Akso, thought the omake short this week was the funniest one yet

       

      using the dude’s head as a soccer ball 🤣

    3. Mazino

      Mazino

      It really does, though...

      Spoiler

       

      I thought highly of him from the point on ward when he was messing around with Sukuna.

      Also when Sukuna made some remarks towards his strenght in the earlier episodes.

       

      Yes, this one was quite hilarious!

      Spoiler

      I'm still wondering who of the bunch may be the strongest if Jogo is worth only 8 fingers.

       

  13. Maki Oze: redefining “girls with guns” 

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    1. efaardvark

      efaardvark

      Have her and Tsubame Kamoi from UzaMaid arm wrestle.  :D
       

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  14. Welp, I can add By the Grace of the Gods to the list of anime that have brought a tear to my eye.

  15. Looks like Talentless Nana takes this season’s 1st episode twist award 😲

  16. Will probably pass on Higurasgi~New since I watched the original around this time last year & everything I’ve seen on it indicates it’s the same story with a slightly different art style (actually prefer the older style :P ) 
     

    I am planning on watching Burn the Witch this evening though.

  17. My current avi is Sekhmet (aka The Witch of Sloth) from Re:Zero. Which fits my mood lately -_-zzz

  18. Trying to ID your avi. Is she from Strawberry Panic?

    1. EnviousEnvy

      EnviousEnvy

      @Ohayotaku Yes she is! Shizuma Hanazono. One of the main characters in the series. 

    2. Ohayotaku

      Ohayotaku

      Been a long time since I saw that one :P 

    3. EnviousEnvy

      EnviousEnvy

      @Ohayotaku Right. Last time I watched it I believe I was still in school. I remember binge watching the entire series with my best friend; sitting on my bed. Would have to take a couple bathroom breaks and get snacks but otherwise my entire weekend was spent watching that series, lol. I miss those times honestly. 

  19. Ah yes, birthdays. Life’s little way of saying

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    :P

    Life’ll kill ya, but doesn’t mean we can’t put up one hell of a fight

    1. efaardvark

      efaardvark

      2020 by itself might kill me!  Not dead yet tho.

  20. Ah yes, birthdays. Life’s little way of saying

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    :P

     

  21. Love the attitude of your new avy & goes well with your new username 😎

    1. Wedgy

      Wedgy

      Hahaha... It was time to bring it in line. Thanks friend!

  22. Made my first post-Covid trip to the movies to see The New Mutants. Certainly not on the same level as the Avengers Marvel movies, but none of the X-men movies have been. Still found it enjoyable enough & better than I was expecting (6.5/10)

  23. Knew I shoud’ve filled up the tank last night. 12 hours = 50 cents/gallon

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