I remember when liking comic books and anime and star treks and star wars and shit got you ostracized and beat up and fucking condemned to wizardry
what the fuck happened
the same thing that happens to any counter-culture in a capitalist society; it got monetized.
The Big Bang Theory happened. Then watching nerds became "cool". then everyone wanted to pretend to be nerds.
>be fat weeaboo neckbeard
>into fat girls
>most of the bandwagoning nurrd grrrls are fat and delicious
>tfw the mainstreaming of nerd shit has made getting laid and having meaningful relationships where we share hobbies a reality
Shit has been a goddamn blessing for me
not for long. you cant go anywhere on the internet without seeing a weeb avatar, and gays/trannies love the shit now thanks to 4chan.
in highschool you always had the plebs who watched dubbed garbage like Bleach, Attack On Titan, Death Note, Highschool Of The Dead etc etc and not it's only going to get worse with /a/ spreading to tumblr and all the anime crossposting on /v/ and shit and bullshit like huniepop.
Then you have retarded memes catching on like "Notice me senpai ugguuu" and stupid shit like that.
People who pretend anime is safe are fucking kidding themselves big fucking time.
>the internet is not real life
in 2009 I never thought classic memes and shit like "troll" and "u mad bro" and "come at me bro" and "rage comics" and a whole bunch of shit we consider kitsch and played out today would ever become mainstream like they did, and guess fucking what? They did.
It's going to fucking happen. I'm not gonna say you'll see normies walking down the street with JOJO graphic t shirts or posting nichijou memes on facebook, I'm saying that anime will be sucked into the now "alternative" geek culture just like comic books, scifi and video games.
It's gonna fucking happen. It's going to fucking happen...
Anime is already mainstream and has been since the boom in the early 2000s. It's actually dialed back quite a bit since then, you don't see as much of it as you used to compared to 10 years ago. Flavor of the season stuff like attack on titan or death note will always be big, but weird niche stuff like kaiba or symphogear will never get mainstream attention. Of course, in the eyes of the average normie, there's no distinction. Sort of like how being into comics, people automatically assume that means cape stuff. Or being into sci-fi means you're a star wars fan. The point is, normies only scratch the surface of these geek hobbies. Anime isn't about to get any bigger than it is, I highly doubt we're due for a second boom.
I never considered toonami/adult swim shit "anime".
I'm talking pink haired 12 year old looking anime sluts is becoming popular, being a weeaboo is "ironic" and moeshit isn't neckbeard territory anymore
>I never considered toonami/adult swim shit "anime"
That's like saying game of thrones isn't fantasy. Just because it's popular that doesn't elevate to some status outside of what it actually is.
I wanted to get into MTG but I heard it's a money game, and the people who play MTG don't look any less normie than people who play YuGiOh or play fighting games, and those people are basically just dumb ugly normies.
it's not 1999 anymore dude
also see >>25528063
>Watching all those animes Subs
So how is it not Anime again? Do you know the definition or should I google it for you?
Also MTG has turned into a money game full of back-doors, poison counters, and other stupid shit. It has died over the years thanks to Wizards of the Coast.
>It's not Anime because it's dubbed
>Watch the exact same Anime with sub instead
>It's suddenly Anime
get the fuck outta here.
>>So how is it not Anime again? Do you know the definition or should I google it for you?
Don't be a sperglord dude. You know what I'm talking about.
>It's not Anime because it's dubbed
>Watch the exact same Anime with sub instead
>It's suddenly Anime
>get the fuck outta here.
You seriously don't get it? If it's dubbed it's just a cartoon. I don't know how I can explain it but I'm guessing you're just angry cause you watch dubs.
>You seriously don't get it? If it's dubbed it's just a cartoon. I don't know how I can explain it but I'm guessing you're just angry cause you watch dubs.
I literally just said I watch subbed, and I've spent my offtime learning kana and kanji, as well as particle sentence structure for Japanese.
That being said, it's Anime, dubbed or not. The art style defines the genre.
A Hanna Barbara cartoon is a Hanna Barbara cartoon because of it's art style
an Anime is an Anime because of it's art style.
Triggered my autism hard as fuck.
I'm not the person you replied to you mong
>If it's dubbed it's just a cartoon
what the fuck does that mean? It's just more accessible for normies then. It's still anime because the series itself is produced in japan.
Come on guys stop playing around. Don't tell me growing up watching Yu-Gi-Oh or Dragon Ball Z was "anime".
It's totally not. see >>25528063
If the dub is more popular than the sub, it's not anime. You guys are just sperging out over specifics aren't able to understand connotation/denotation because you're either asperger or just plain dumb.
>Come on guys stop playing around. Don't tell me growing up watching Yu-Gi-Oh or Dragon Ball Z was "anime".
You're basically admitting that some of the best anime on planet earth is not Anime.
Neon Genesis: Evangelion? Ghost In the Shell?
Really? Not Anime?
F u c k
o f f
HOLY FUCKING SHIT
IT IS IMPOSSIBLE FOR PEOPLE TO BE THIS FUCKING DULL
DENOTATIVE ANIME IS JAPANESE CARTOONS
CONNOTATIVE ANIME IS SUBBED ANIME NOT FUCKING DUBBED
HOW IS THIS SO HARD TO UNDERSTAND IVE ALREADY EXPLAINED 3 TIMES.
genuinely raised my blood pressure. No wonder no one fucking likes aspies.
common asperger trait is to be obsessed with specifics, guess what you' have aspergers.
That's like calling a minivan and a mclaren F1 "cars". They're "cars" but the McLaren F1 is a CAR and the minivan is a people carrier.
Dude you're fucking hopeless and you'll never understand.
>he actually believes that comics, cartoons, star wars and star trek aren't normie as fuck mainstream interests.
You're either an idiot or an entry level cunt - either way, get fucked
>anon in charge of metaphors
It doesn't matter how you call dubbed anime, they're still anime. Anime is defined by its art style and if it was created in japan (created, not dubbed), not by its language.
And a car is a piece of shit with 4 wheels and an engine that transports people down the fucking road.
You're fucking %100 useless because you're completely unwilling to even try to understand. I'm done.
We are talking about anime, not cars. Does pic related look like an anime to you? Japanese cartoon is just another word for anime, it's not actually a cartoon.
>I remember when liking comic books and anime and star treks and star wars and shit got you ostracized and beat up and fucking condemned to wizardry
I REMEMBER WHEN
AS IN I AM HARKENING TO A PAST TIME
>what the fuck happened
I AM APPALLED AND CONFUSED AT THE SUDDEN SOCIAL SHIFT
YOU CAN'T FUCKING READ, YOU'RE A FUCKING BRAINDEAD FUCKING IDIOT JUST LIKE>>25529026
Seriously I'm fucking done! I'm so done! It's like arguing with fucking children!!!
STAR WARS WAS ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR THINGS EVER LITERALLY EVERYONE SAW IT NO ONE WAS EVER BEATEN UP FOR SEEING ONE OF THE MOST SUCCESSFUL MOVIE SERIES OF ALL TIMES!
COMIC BOOKS ARE ARGUABLY AT ONE OF THEIR LOWEST POINTS OF POPULARLY OF ALL TIMES AND THEY ARE STILL WIDELY ACCEPTED AS A NORMIE HOBBY! NO ONE HAS BEEN OSTRACIZED FOR ENJOYING COMIC BOOKS!
IF PEOPLE BULLIED YOU IT LIKELY HAS A FUCKING LOT MORE TO DUE WITH THE FACT YOU ARE A WEIRD AUTISTIC SHIT THAN WHAT YOU WATCH OR READ!
>we're talking about anime not cars
How about a FUCK YOU. I'm making a comparison and attempting to contrast metaphors, connotations and denotations but you're such a brain dead piece of shit all you have to say is "lol itz still anime XDDD"
With your logic, Teen Titans and Boondocks are anime- guess what they're fucking not retard! You cannot fucking understand because you're fucking retarded. I've tried spoonfeeding you this shit and trying to hold your little faggot hand and you still don't fucking get it.
You're a fucking idiot! And I'm done! You a fucking faggot piece of shit and a total waste of my time. Reply to me, and I won't reply. Try and get the last word in like a shiteating little autistic faggot- I don't care! I'm not fucking replying.
sailor moon, attack on titan etc are tumblr garbage though so fuck your pathetic fucking retard logic.
>With your logic, Teen Titans and Boondocks are anime
No? Look at the picture from wikipedia I posted earlier:
"Anime is Japanese hand-drawn or computer animation."
Teen Titans and Boondocks, especially Boondocks are influenced by anime but aren't anime itself. Anime is JAPANESE animation.
I understand what you're saying, but you're still wrong. For some reason you think the internet has existed forever and think that classic geeks did other things.
I grew up in the 80's, Star Wars was normie as fuck, Star Trek was the capeshit of the time, and comics were hugely popular, as was the original Manga released in the later part of the decade.
You are a fucking idiot. You are entry level. You are a fucking normie
> I grew up in the 80s
hello reddit. see a funny frog meme on you facebook feed huh. well 4chan is the meme factory i hope you enjoy your stay on r9lolmemes000
No you haven't. I know your type. You're the 30+ Gen X'er who thinks he can waltz onto 4chan or nahczdraiw from puahate or loveshy or reddit or something and pretend you're more elite and "wizardly" than everybody just because you're old and you pretend that you've been trolling the internet since netscape navigator.
No you haven't. You're particularly annoying on places like wiz where you insist you're superior to everybody and no one is as "wizardly" as you as though virginity is a scale or something. Fuck off dickhead.
I think you have it confused about what being a nerd is. It's not about just the subject matter (comics, sci-fi, vidya), it's the obsession that got you called a nerd. Watching starwars is mainstream, knowing every alien species blood type is nerdy. Just watching batman tas is mainstream, having long boxes of capeshit gets you called a nerd.
>going to this much effort to make up a bunch of stories because you know you're wrong and you can't cope with the shame
I love it when people admit they've been BTFO by inventing a series of hilarious angry fantasies and protecting them bitterly.
Nice try, omega.
The one regret every genuine oldfag has is all the complete fucking morons like you who ended up here.