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Old 05-30-2013, 06:34 PM
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Im just playin beat is a kool dude
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Old 05-30-2013, 06:35 PM
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What would a skeleton need with one of those, anyway?
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Old 05-30-2013, 06:42 PM
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sorry i meant beach
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Old 05-30-2013, 06:45 PM
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I think my sugoi baka friend means Bleach.

Oh Wolf-sama.
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Old 05-30-2013, 06:47 PM
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*puts flashlight under face*

JOHN "BAILESU" BILES~~~~~~~
I think I should be fortunate that this is the only name that actually rings a bell.
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Old 05-30-2013, 07:30 PM
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Please answer my question: is DigimonOtis
A. A laughable real-world person that @dril regularly alludes to in his posts
B. A character constructed by @dril to act as a foil for funny tweets
C. A character, played by @dril or some other joker, that posts on anime message boards and makes a mess of things
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Old 05-30-2013, 07:38 PM
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I'm sure glad I had a friend whose family was rich. He bought $60 anime VHS tapes, and I watched them at his house for no cost.
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Old 05-30-2013, 07:39 PM
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Anime is power
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Old 05-30-2013, 08:32 PM
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I know who these people are, which why I am currently swallowing a bottle of poison.
we read usenet. we cannot forget it and we cannot escape it. all that is left is to do our best each day to atone.
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Old 05-30-2013, 08:59 PM
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...I might be as cool and learned as icons like twoflower...
...so that's why VLC is currently codenamed that.
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is this one of those threads where we make fun of stuff we pretend not to like?
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Old 05-30-2013, 09:05 PM
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...so that's why VLC is currently codenamed that.
Probably not? Twoflower was originally a character in the Discworld novels The Color of Magic and The Light Fantastic, then again in Interesting Times. Gagne just appropriated the character's name as a handle.
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Old 05-30-2013, 09:17 PM
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is this one of those threads where we make fun of stuff we pretend not to like?
Or it's one of those threads were we kind of want to punch our younger selves.
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Old 05-30-2013, 09:28 PM
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Man I don't watch much anime anymore but I don't, like, regret it. Except for onegai teacher. To be fair I regretted that pretty much immediately. But in general I got nothing against anime.

But you people talking about like old message board celebrities are making me want to change my mind
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Or it's one of those threads were we kind of want to punch our younger selves.
I went through a hentai phase in my early twenties. Definitley not proud of that.
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Old 05-30-2013, 09:31 PM
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Logically it's just Sturgeon's Law and the crappier parts of a fanbase, there's plenty of great stuff that can be comfortably shared! But some of those series out there, and some of those people... man.
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I went through a hentai phase in my early twenties. Definitley not proud of that.
I was going to say that in hindsight I was kind of... casual about anime despite feeling I was infatuated with it in the late 90s/early 00s, I mainly just fixated on Evangelion and enjoyed renting a tape or three of other series. I hate to say it, but statements like that reinforce that I probably was right with my reflection, I mainly only read or heard about other stuff and didn't dive into, say, hentai or even too seriously in many series.
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Old 05-30-2013, 09:34 PM
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I went through a hentai phase in my early twenties. Definitley not proud of that.
conversely, my hentai phase was a wise career move
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Old 05-30-2013, 09:38 PM
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I think my sugoi baka friend means Bleach.

Oh Wolf-sama.
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Old 05-30-2013, 09:46 PM
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I'm glad I didn't watch anime until after high-school and didn't get the weird shame complex that affects many nerds my age.
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Old 05-30-2013, 10:15 PM
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I'm glad I watched anime before I could read and write and didn't know it wasn't Chinese and didn't get the weird shame complex that affects many nerds my age.
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I'm glad I didn't watch anime until after high-school and didn't get the weird shame complex that affects many nerds my age.
This, but with the weird shame complex taking place during high school before I'd even watched much anime
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Old 05-30-2013, 10:32 PM
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conversely, my hentai phase was a wise career move
Ah hahaha, turning it to a tool works!
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Chinese part aside I kind of expect many in our age range grew up with SOME exposure, how many of us watched this for example? There were even episodes aired in school for us to watch. Failing that, well, video games!
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Old 05-30-2013, 11:16 PM
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Ah hahaha, turning it to a tool works!

Chinese part aside I kind of expect many in our age range grew up with SOME exposure, how many of us watched this for example? There were even episodes aired in school for us to watch. Failing that, well, video games!
Doesn't count if it was on Nickelodeon. Dubious if it aired on U.S. TV prior to Sailor Moon, although it's a whole lot easier to scrub the rising sun off fairy tales than giant robots.
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Old 05-30-2013, 11:20 PM
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That shit is anime as hell. It is dubbed anime. You might be confused because there aren't panties in every other scene.

One thing I love, that I picked up on in Grimm's Fairy Tales as a Weegang, is the practice of Japanese animators depicting all Western food as a kind of brown stew with orange lumps in it.
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Old 05-30-2013, 11:23 PM
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When I was in fifth grade I'd wake up super early to watch Sailor Moon and Ronin Warriors. My friend did too, but we didn't want to admit watching something girly like Sailor Moon so we'd speak in obtuse vagaries about it at the bus stop.

Hey, did you watch it this morning?
YES, I couldn't believe when they did that to him
I can't wait to see what they do next week

Then in high school I started watching things like Bebop, FLCL, Ghibli, etc. and lost my sense of shame about it because that shit was awesome and still is. This continued through college. Then anime changed and I went back to being ashamed
I was going to throw in a "War has changed" quote reference but Maggie did that already so I'll stick with:
I didn't leave the anime party. The anime party left me.
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Old 05-30-2013, 11:28 PM
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Chinese part aside I kind of expect many in our age range grew up with SOME exposure, how many of us watched this for example? There were even episodes aired in school for us to watch. Failing that, well, video games!
Part of this was it was pretty clear the Chinese made stuff was absolute garbage (except for that Journey of to the West cartoon that I think still holds up pretty well) so it was only a matter time for my brain to put two and two together and figure out what about the stuff that didn't suck was different (that and my grandpa cursing about the Japanese occupation when certain shows aired on the TV was a useful clue).
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Old 05-30-2013, 11:30 PM
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I mean me and Wolfgal will go to any Ghibli movie opening night, because they make great films, not "anime". One of the songs we danced to at our wedding was the theme to Arietty.

She still watches Yu-Gi-Oh every day though >:C
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Old 05-30-2013, 11:32 PM
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When I was in fifth grade I'd wake up super early to watch Sailor Moon
This. This was me.
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One of the songs we danced to at our wedding was the theme to Arietty.
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Old 05-30-2013, 11:34 PM
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I'm pretty sure that the last series that I enjoyed that was also the death knell for my adolescent enjoyment of anime was Love Hina. I watched the whole TV series, but was also beginning to be aware that I was being pandered to in a way that I was uncomfortable with.

Time has reinforced this suspicion, although I occasionally seek out a series every now and then - Manglobe or Production IG usually.
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