Just noticed this at my local mall near Seattle.
Why is this allowed? I legitimately couldn't tell if it was a man or a woman either.
umbreon hoodie would be cute without the tail desu
>tfw you're an obese neckbeard and going out in Pokemon merch would make every other fan look bad.
Maybe I should take advantage of this and wears shirts of political candidates I want to lose.
Here's the trick about wearing or having pokemon merch. You have to look ascetically pleasing to pull it off. You need to be attractive and confident. If you can pull that off, people think your the definition of a cool social nerd. Otherwise, you just look like an anti-social weirdo. Is it fair? No. But that's how it is, so deal with it.
You wanna do your fandom proud, without looking like a dweeb? Comb your hair, put on deodorant,
a shit-ton of it, please dear God you smelly bastardsbrush your teeth, use mouthwash afterwards, straighten your posture, and if need be clean your glasses.
Wanna go the extra mile? Put down the chips and Monster, and pick up a fork with some healthy leaves on the end of it and some water.
Walking a little extra ain't gonna kill ya either. You don't have to kill yourself at the gym, but light exercise combined moderate changes to your eating habits will take you farther than you'd think.
And for the love of all that is holy, look me in the eyes and speak clearly when your talking to me. I'm over here, I'm not that item on the shelf behind me you keep staring at.
>use mouthwash afterwards
that becomes unnecessary as soon as you follow your other point
>Put down the chips and Monster, and pick up a fork with some healthy leaves on the end of it and some water
All it takes is a little care for the temple that is your body and you will at the very least look like a normal attractive person
Dear fucking god no, do not wear deodorant to cover your smell. The odor of nerds covered in Axe is even more gross than the usual sweaty fat smell. Shower every night or morning and use a scentless antiperspirant if you sweat.
I have my keyboard and mouse on pic related at work.
I hear about Pokemon in the news at least twice per week.
This week is Pokemon GO info and Saudis acting likes pricks and wanting to ban chess and Pokemon for gambling and wasting time, etc...
I don't know.
You shouldn't be ashamed of Pokémon playing. It's rated E for Everyone.
goddamn, looks like you spotted a real fashionado there, friend. Probably uses pokemen on the sly to get people to underestimate him so that he can turn social interactions to his benefit with greater ease. Watch yourself around that type.
>Why is this allowed?
I don't see how it's harming anyone, or could be used to harm anyone. Makes him/her look dumb, but I'm pretty sure that alone isn't enough to make something illegal.
fact: fingerless gloves are not meant to be worn as a garment by themselves
they are meant to be worn under mittens, so if ever a situation arises where you need to used your fingers you can momentarily remove your mitten and do what you need to do without exposing your entire hand to the cold
wearing just the gloves is basically wearing socks without shoes on
unless its weight lifting or bike gloves, in which case the purpose of the glove isn't warmth but to protect the palm of your hand but you shouldn't wear weight lifting gloves either because they hinder development of grip strength
>thread gets flooded by insecure autists who try to justify their love of a children's game by amplifying their faggotry
Look, anons, all people on this earth are autistic and have mental problems to some degree. Most of you are bags of flesh anyway and it really won't matter if you're called a smelly fat nerd or not by other smelly fucks or degenerate morons.
If you browse 4chan, you browse it because you either pretend to be antisocial (and I mean "against society", not asocial, like the kids who never went to dances) or are antisocial. Simple as that. If you try and offer advice, you can go to a board like /r9k/ or /adv/ or simply go to reddit. This is certainly no place for you.
>Taking a picture of someone in public to ridicule them online
You're a fucking creep. Not only that, but you're more than likely ridiculing someone with a mental disorder. I'd say you should be ashamed, but you're clearly incapable.
>Everyone has to live how I think they should
>People who have trouble with social situations need to be corrected
Disgusting. Your ignorance is inexcusable. And you're an arrogant jerk.
Stereotype me however you want to justify yourself.
This is truth. I shower thoroughly and wear scentless deoderant and an ex actually told me that she loved how I smelled. A pretty kinky thing to say, but also a compliment.
Here's to Seattle man. I'm living on cap hill for the next two months for an internship, and damn do I love this city, terrible weather and all.
I come to 4chan because I'm social and have found a place with like-minded people.
This and >>25072986, though more the former
If you really have enough time in your day to try and correct others appearance (and in >>25071817's case, probably lie about his/her implied social standing) on the fucking Pokemon board, this isn't the place you should be
There are a million other places on the Internet where you can find people who agree with you. As for the 'social' aspect, you're not getting anything out of talking to strangers on a Pokemon board. Go out and talk to real people.
4chan's niche is that it's popular for being poisonous and horrible. There are websites more popular than this one, there are websites more toxic. I highly doubt you're here because you're "social" and want to talk with "like minded people" seriously fuck off retard
>4chan's niche is that it's popular for being poisonous and horrible. There are websites more popular than this one, there are websites more toxic. I highly doubt you're here because you're "social" and want to talk with "like minded people" seriously fuck off retard
Eh man, I agree fully with that post, except for the fact that it was probably made by a "nihilistic" teen with a "wicked sense of humor" and I don't engage in 2d waifu faggotry. I just really hate everything in this world and do my best daily to make it worse, not trying to come off as an edgelord, but I guess it cant be helped.
Point still stands that 4chan is an awkward mix of normies and anonymoose haxxors and that lost redditors like >>25073122 aren't especially welcome.
>find people who agree with you
that's not necessarily what I meant with "like-minded".
>Go out and talk to real people.
I do, but I also have plenty of time in this life when I'm not around other people and have access to a computer.
I don't think an antisocial or asocial person would want anything to do with a site like 4chan. This anon >>25073173 seems to have the right idea.
you faggot, not only are you at a Starbucks, but you're obsessed enough to see someone wearing pokemon stuff in public and took a photo of them
fuck, you even put the little accent mark over the letter "e" in the word Pokemon.
You're a faggot, and I'm guessing 70% that you're either a friend of the person in the photo, or that you're actually that person, and that either way you're just posting this here to luxuriate in the reaaction your b8 thread riles up
OP here, clearly your reading comprehension is piss poor.
First off, it's called mobile phones - that of which are easy to add the accent over letters. But WAIT, OMG I'm a fag for using it. Ok.
Secondly, fuck you. It's a mall, not a full on Starbucks. I also stated that this was taken in Seattle. Do you not realize that Starbucks is from here? There's literally a block in downtown Seattle with a Starbucks on all four corners. They're more common here than black people are.
>hurr Starbucks is here so I need to go to them!
Also great job at missing the point of the post. I'm beginning to smell the asshurt from me calling you out. You def are the dude in the pic and youre trying to project onto /vp/, yes? Fuck off you little cunt.
Aren't Seattle and NYC the only 2 places in America that get super special official Pokemon merchandise that I just can't buy at any other store in my state to begin with because one has NoA headquarters, and the other has a Nintendo store?
Although being fat isn't limited to genetics, ultimately being cute (for guys, girls can wear makeup, eye shadow, etc. and hide all that acne and other blemishes while guys don't/cant) does boil down to genetics.
NYC has the Nintendo World Store. But there's a rumor going around since they plan to change the name to "NINTENDO NYC" that they will expand the stores to other main cities.
As for Seattle - both Nintendo of North America and The Pokemon Company International are based in the state. Oddly both are pretty close distance wise as well. Multiple malls around the state have "Pokemon Center" vending machines with merch that often isn't found online on the official store. But I suppose it's not surprising since they don't have to go far from home base.
Oh, I'm there all the time. The International District of Seattle is sketchy as fuck, especially at night. The fact that it's right next to Pioneer Square doesn't help. I fucking love Uwajimaya tho.
>you're more than likely ridiculing someone with a mental disorder
That is implying that the person in OP's picture probably has a mental disorder, for sake of simpleness, Autism. Other people can think he has a mental disablilty too, and because of what he is wearing, people will start to think people who play Pokemon have Autism.
tl;dr by saying "you're more than likely ridiculing someone with a mental disorder" is agreeing that the autism stereotype that gets thrown around on 4chan and the internet a lot really does exist in people who play pokemon
Tons are. Microsoft is based here too. Which is why PAX is becoming nearly as huge as E3. They have less distance to go. Plus Seattle is being gentrified to all hell so people are flocking here.
I forgot to mention, the only people I have seen IRL who wear any kind of Pokemon merchandise who appear over 16 are hyperactive clingy girls with boys (always see them in community college area watching the boys play MtG, those kind of girls) or just appear to have ADHD. For the guys, their appearance outside of the Pokemon merchandise makes them appear to be twig or lardass betas, socially challenged men who might or might not be wearing a trilby, even with the girls of one of two body sizes clinging to their arms. Maybe it is the person and not the Pokemon merchandise who makes them appear that way. I live in Kentucky, and it is probably different in other places where there are more Asians girls and a bigger population in general such as California or New York City.
I wouldn't be surprised if they cosplayed, but if they did, their attempts would be completely horrible, unlike a certain "t word" Zero Suit Samus going around lately who is a camwhore type of girl who intentionally does sexual poses and is a "professional cosplayer" since I can't think of a better word for it, but you know what I'm talking about.
Basically you have to be good looking or attractive in the face area to begin with to pull it off, and (nerds, geeks, dweebs, losers, the kinds of people who play a lot of video games to begin with, etc) stereotypically don't have that quality. Fuck, that could be said about any kind of western clothing ever. Only good looking people look good in things, thats it. Certain clothes require a higher level of "looking good" to pull off.
>tfw there are butthurt people on THIS THREAD RIGHT NOW that are like the person in this picture (or worse) who unironically try to defend being a filthy autistic antisocial nerd
Haha I hate this fucking board, if it weren't for Showderp or the ocasional competitive discussion and the fact that other places are cancer. This board is so autistic that doesn't even like memes.
Why are you against memes? Do you think this is a serious board?
I don't know what's that because I don't know about these things but I'm pretty sure aspergers is autism
My understanding was that in the psychology world, the term "aspergers" ceased to be recognized with the latest DSM. Now it just exists as a colloquial term for high-functioning autists.
Any other diagnosed high-functioning autists in the house? Not to turn this into /soc/, but I'm curious as to how many of us on this board are willing to admit to our disability.
Non autistic, but I swear, the overwhelming number of autistic psych evaluations I thumb through at work that either explicitly mention obsessions with Pokemon, chess, or trains is far too high for it to be a coincidence.
The key is hiding your fucking power level. I was diagnosed with autism in '99 and am probably just as much a pokemon addict as the scrublord in OP's pic. But I don't openly show it, and I have other interests that I can bring up that don't make me look like a complete manchild.
If you bring it up, I'm all over that shit, but otherwise you'd never know I cared. That's how you balance it.
apparently you're STILL in 1999
I'm adorable, I get told all the time, even on my off days when I don't comb my hair, the ladies always seem to be drawn to me. I've got the face of baby with a killer personality to boot AND I like pokemon. I'm a catch.
Stop hitting on my silly girls, I'm into trainers.
A lot of autists love complex systems and mathematics. Depending on the type of autist, they can become highly successful in STEM fields or strategy games, although a lot of them are too stupid to ever get that far.
sometimes I wonder if I'm a sperg too, but I've never been diagnosed
Brother, if feel the need to brag about what a "catch" you are to a self-identified group of 'spergers on a pokemon board, I've got some bad news for you. Perhaps you'd best take off those rose-colored goggles and reexamine yourself carefully.
>complaining about people representing their love of Pokemon IRL
I've got a Charizard wallet that I almost always get complimented on when someone sees it, sometimes it even sparks up a conversation. I've also got a Pikachu shirt, a fitted shirt with the 3 starters and Pika on it, and a cutoff Smogon tanktop that I wear to the gym sometimes. Shows off the shoulder striations really nicely.
We're all just fans, man. Yeah, sometimes people might go a bit overboard, but why does it bother you? If you saw me in any of those shirts or saw my wallet, I bet my 8 Kanto Badges that you wouldn't say shit to me.
Fitting for this idiot to spout about THE worst region ever made. I legally couldn't do anything since my hands are considered weapons.
When my parents were in their death bed and soiled themselves I didn't say anything, just put up with the smell and carried on. No one speaking up doesn't mean you aren't that wafting stench of shit.
>literally wearing a charmander shirt, red airforce ones, blue jeans, and red beats™ by dre
>typing this out on my Galaxy s5
As long as you don't look like a fucking autist you can wear whatever you want.
This applies to any merch,
Symbols on items are great, the half pokeball symbol looks great.
When in doubt go for something people might not recognise at first and may inquire about.
Merch with characters (humans & monsters) does not look good and no merch with words unless it doesn't directly state the franchise, otherwise you are a walking advertisement.
>can't tell if male or female
Majority of the people in this thread have some serious autism.
Few examples being: OP, people calling the person in the picture autistic, etc.
Rethink your priorities and have a nice day, fags.
When you see people wearing tails and hoods with ears, run away as fast as you can or shoot them dead on spot. These people are the cringiest subhuman losers on this planet.
I think everybody, normies, social autists, and elitists alike, can all agree on a very specific line in terms of what other people can and cannot do in public (and to an extent, private).
That person in the OP, not only has crossed that line, but has gone an extra mile if not more.
>mfw I have long hair, glasses and blue headphones
But, Espeon is my favorite. I'm different! That isn't me!
You just gotta be attractive in the first place and actually choose some shit that isn't flashy as fuck
It has to be subtle and not scream POKEMON POKEMON POKEMON like a fucking Umbreon hoodie with tail included
If you aren't attractive in the first place though then you're fucked
This. Not /pol/, but I'm tired of todays "progressive politically correct non-offensive feel good" bullshit that everybody follows for the sake of free asspats by their friends.
It's funny as well, because the same people who spew this shit will throw a complete bitch fit at anybody who doesn't fit into the hive mind.
> Pic very related.
>Being autistic or a social retard means you have balls
you faggots realize any normal person wouldn't give a fuck if someone was wearing an elaborately designed hoodie right? No normal person looks at what someone's wearing and goes AUTSIM XD LOL /R/CRINGE TOPKEK. like fuck y'all ain't real niggers.
I actually have Aspergers and find this shit picture both really funny and really cringy.
That's a girl with downs, she wears the headphones because people with reetism and higher hearing sometimes and this is her way of negating it.
Hoodie would be fine without the tail, maybe even without the ears. I've rarely seen a simply Pokemon shirt but I know they're out there. Yetee had a nice Since 1996 one, and that one is simple enough. If they like umbreon so much, they should have a silhouette on the front or back.
The keychains are overkill. They belong on a bookbag or purse, and only one max. I fucking hate seeing people with giant ass keychains or keyrings on their pockets. It's so damn cumbersome to carry mine around I take off all the extra ones on a separate keychain (all my rewards cards plus a few extra neat keychains)
Please don't wear these out. They are not proper attire unless you're legitimately starting a Pokemon journey.
Also wash the hair. Ladies, it's actually the first thing people notice. Not your tits or ass or lack of them, your hair. Men, you should wash your hair too. Sweaty looking wet hair, especially long hair looks like hot garbage and makes you resemble a hobo or legit neckbeard. Simply washing it can negate that fact. If you cut it short enough, you may be able to get away without washing it for a few days.
This is /vp/ fashion. stay tuned for more.
No no that's actually right and kind of shocking.
Most male nerds doing nerd shit in public are either twigs or huge betas. Most females doing nerd shit are usually not super huge, but appear to be excessively hyper.
I wonder why that is?
He's not entirely accurate, I've seen employees in stores snicker if people wear outlandish things before and I am betting there are others out there like that. You grossly underestimate how fickle people can be
I remember going to the mall once and a girl was wearing a hoodie and tail just like this but she also had furry boots that matched as well. Everyone there was either laughing under their breath or pointing and laughing at her.
It's not as true as it used to be, but cost of living is better around Seattle than in any of those places. California is also already pretty saturated with tech companies.
Also Amazon is based here, and basically anyone who gets a job at Amazon and moves up before quitting is worth employing cause there basically isn't a more competitive company to work for, judging by what former employees say about the company. Competitive to the point that people backstab each other to move up, but not only do they have to backstab, they still actually have to be good at what they do.
I don't know if there are other companies based elsewhere that have that atmosphere in the same intensity, but hiring former Amazon employees is a recipe for success around here.
I think it's more of a situational thing honestly. Showering and stuff is important for anyone. At a con: anything goes.
I think the tail on the hoodie is a bit much for a normal outing, but they're going to the mall and enjoying themselves. I don't see it as being any worse than people wearing crop tops at the mall instead of at the beach. If that's how someone feels comfortable, then whatever.
At places like school where there is a bit of a dress code and people tend to get bullied, I'd say it would be better to stick to just the keychains and maybe a shirt.
At a funeral or wedding: none of it please.
I have lots of friends and am going to have a good job and am pretty great socially. I also just recently had a 10/10 gf and date cute girls regularly. I have my issues and isecurities but so does everyone. I come to 4chan for the constantly updating discussion and honest opinions and bants.
>If you try and offer advice, you can go to a board like /r9k/ or /adv/ or simply go to reddit. This is certainly no place for you.
kek stop being so insecure that you get triggered when people call out others for wearing stupid shit.
What the fuck, this thread still exists?
For you all to be obsessed enough to keep this non-subject going, you have to be equally deficient as the one in the OP image, just that it manifested differently.
>going to the mall as an adult: unacceptable
>liking a cartoon and video game franchise meant for 11 and unders as an adult: okay
you know there's a difference between going shopping and actually hanging out at the mall like a fucking dork
there aren't a lot of video games that are more fun than Pokemon, but the amount of social venues that are better than the mall is enormous. I don't know why this is so hard to understand.
Who said anything about NOT shopping there fuck face.
>there aren't a lot of video games that are more fun than Pokemon
Yeah you just disqualified yourself from being taken seriously.
Hailing Pokemon as one of the best games ever made (even many actual fans won't go that far) while bitching at some stranger on the internet for doing things with their friends in public constitutes behavior that genuinely reflects autistic tendencies.
I just said that "having fun at" the mall is a stupid idea that teenagers have before they discover better ways to spend their time
I'm pretty sure that most of the people who spend time on a geek imageboard dedicated to Pokemon would consider it one of their favorite series, you fucking moron. Considering that you have no idea what autism is but still try to use it as an internet insult, you seem to conceive of yourself as a connoisseur of "fine taste in video gaming," and you don't understand how awful it is to socialize at the mall, you must be a slug who hasn't left the house in the 7 years since you graduated high school
>go to the mall
I guess malls are just full of fucked subhuman miscreants then. I'd love to know which mall you know of where no one above the age of majority would dare to be seen, lest they be judged by the almighty authority of whoever the fuck you're supposed to be.
>you seem to conceive of yourself as a connoisseur of "fine taste in video gaming,"
No, actually Pokémon is one of my personal favorite games, I'm just not blinded to the point where I think a game with production values that would have been considered outdated on a home console as far back as 18 years ago and core gameplay still to this day revolves around something designed for hardware that was considered "withering technology" in the late 80's is "one of the best games available" in 2016.
You don't seem to fucking understand that the original thing I commented on was the idea of "enjoying yourself" at the mall, when most people I know don't enjoy going to the mall and just want to get their shopping done. The mall stops being an enjoyable place when you don't have your parents' credit card to use at Hot Topic.You seem to enjoy pretending that I'm arguing that literally no adult should ever go to the mall, so I'm sorry to ruin your fun.
>No, actually Pokémon is one of my personal favorite games, I'm just not blinded to the point where I think a game with production values that would have been considered outdated on a home console as far back as 18 years ago and core gameplay still to this day revolves around something designed for hardware that was considered "withering technology" in the late 80's is "one of the best games available" in 2016.
the fuck is the difference between a game being one of your favorites and being the greatest? I don't even want to get into all the new arguments you're bringing up about the importance of production values, etc. Pokemon is one of your favorite games and it's one of mine too. You're leveraging this stupid "BUT ITS NOT OBJECTIVELY DA BEST GAME THO" argument to try and make me look bad on an irrelevant point.