birdboy2000: (Default)
[personal profile] birdboy2000
I share more with a fellow anime fan on the other side of the world than I do with my classmates or neighbors. It is my background. It is my home. It is the audience for whom my own creative contributions are intended, although with sufficient background knowledge, their appeal is hopefully universal.

It is true that I share many of the negative traits which make “otaku” an insult in Japan, and certainly share the obsession, but that is not why I call myself one. I use it out of solidarity and because I know of no other term which can describe members of my community everywhere. “Weeaboo” is not only a stupid word born as an insult, but it divides us, it encapsulates the notion that there’s something fundamentally different between anime fans based on race and nationality, that when we’re watching anime, we aren’t all one big community. I reject that formulation completely.

I do not pretend my community is a utopia. All communities have their flaws. But if you try to denigrate my culture or shame me for belonging to it, I can react with as much contempt and vitriol as anyone else, and will treat you like the bigoted scum you are!~ ^_^

(Wish I was posting this somewhere other than a personal journal no one reads... and that I was more articulate about all this. But I need to say this somewhere.)
Anonymous( )Anonymous This account has disabled anonymous posting.
OpenID( )OpenID You can comment on this post while signed in with an account from many other sites, once you have confirmed your email address. Sign in using OpenID.
Account name:
If you don't have an account you can create one now.
HTML doesn't work in the subject.


Notice: This account is set to log the IP addresses of everyone who comments.
Links will be displayed as unclickable URLs to help prevent spam.


birdboy2000: (Default)

December 2011

1112131415 1617

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags
Page generated Sep. 24th, 2017 03:05 am
Powered by Dreamwidth Studios