Awesomesauce, on 26 December 2010 - 06:11 PM, said:
@CaptainBaconMan good guess... i am indeed 13
true but you don't need to answer the poll and i'll take it down if it offends anyone... but there are people out there who define themselves by their hobbies
I'm not offended, and I don't think anyone else is either. And it's simply my opinion that it's dumb to do that. I don't have any concrete evidence. I came to that conclusion using abstract logic, which doesn't hold sway in anything that matters. So countine defining yourself an otaku if that's what you want, but just remember that people are going to judge you based on this simply because they can.
But I digress, I guessed you were young because your post is full of stuff that you really had no need to write. Like, I'm pretty sure nobody is going to assume that you're claiming ownership of any anime or manga unless you explicity said that.
Also @ Zerreth, the word Otaku is used that lightly in Japan, so why can't we? Also, he was probably just abbreviating the definition. And while 'Fan' certainly desn't relay the same conotations as Otaku does, it's pretty close. I guess a more acurate interpretation would be 'Geek' or 'Nerd'. Also the word carries slightly different meanings when used in either America or Japan.
This post has been edited by CaptainBaconMan: 26 December 2010 - 07:12 PM