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Author Topic: "3rd ed is the game of choice for assholes"  (Read 53935 times)

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« Reply #1335 on: August 28, 2012, 09:02:24 AM »
What is a Weeaboo, and do I even want to know?

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« Reply #1336 on: August 28, 2012, 09:07:35 AM »
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What is a Weeaboo, and do I even want to know?

it's a japanese constructed slang word that literally means 'foreign lover', as in a paramour from a different culture.

in modern parlance it's really pretty much what the picture shows, someone with too much focus on anime instead of the culture as a whole.  It's on par with the grownup men collecting my little ponies, imo.

Orientophile is too cultured for them, Otaku implies some technical understanding, so it's pretty much stuck with the word that the whores use for their regular foreign customers.
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« Reply #1337 on: August 28, 2012, 09:09:40 AM »
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it's a japanese constructed slang word that literally means 'foreign lover', as in a paramour from a different culture.


Ok, that's not the horror I was expecting after seeing that picture.....

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« Reply #1338 on: August 28, 2012, 09:10:46 AM »
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Ok, that's not the horror I was expecting after seeing that picture.....


Well, I was editing.. reread it now
Si vous n’opposez point aux ordres de croire l’impossible l’intelligence que Dieu a mise dans votre esprit, vous ne devez point opposer aux ordres de malfaire la justice que Dieu a mise dans votre coeur. Une faculté de votre âme étant une fois tyrannisée, toutes les autres facultés doivent l’être également.
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« Reply #1339 on: August 28, 2012, 09:10:58 AM »
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You should be banned just for having one of those stupid anime avatars.


Hey! I resemble that remark.

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« Reply #1340 on: August 28, 2012, 09:27:58 AM »
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it's a japanese constructed slang word that literally means 'foreign lover', as in a paramour from a different culture.

in modern parlance it's really pretty much what the picture shows, someone with too much focus on anime instead of the culture as a whole.  It's on par with the grownup men collecting my little ponies, imo.

Orientophile is too cultured for them, Otaku implies some technical understanding, so it's pretty much stuck with the word that the whores use for their regular foreign customers.


That's interesting, because I'm pretty sure the origin of the term as a pejorative came from this Perry Bible Fellowship comic:


Unwelcome anime fans on various forums got this comic posted as a reply to anything they said.  I was unaware that there was actually any connection to an actual Japanese term.

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« Reply #1341 on: August 28, 2012, 09:32:59 AM »
The original term was 'wapanese', as equivalent to 'wigger' in other circles (meaning white, that is 'fake'... you know what). Due to its obviously problematic nature some forum (4chan?) instituted an automatic replacement of the above term into 'weeaboo' (originating in the webcomic above) which was intended as a nonsense word with no prior connotations. However the target audience liked it so much they accepted and started using it.

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« Reply #1342 on: August 28, 2012, 09:33:19 AM »
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Unwelcome anime fans on various forums got this comic posted as a reply to anything they said.  I was unaware that there was actually any connection to an actual Japanese term.


Actual term? It became popular because Wapanese (wannabe-Japanese) was considered politically incorrect.
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« Reply #1343 on: August 28, 2012, 09:56:59 AM »
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Hey! I resemble that remark.


I'm not talking about all anime.  I'm talking about the school-girl with huge eyes meme.  It just screams to me of something a 12 year old thinks is cool, and is way overused.
D&D is not an "everyone gets a ribbon" game.  If you're stupid, your PC will die.  If you're an asshole, your PC will die (probably from the other PCs).  If you're unlucky, your PC may die.  Point?  PC's die.  Get over it and roll up a new one.

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« Reply #1344 on: August 28, 2012, 10:14:23 AM »
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That's interesting, because I'm pretty sure the origin of the term as a pejorative came from this Perry Bible Fellowship comic:


Unwelcome anime fans on various forums got this comic posted as a reply to anything they said.  I was unaware that there was actually any connection to an actual Japanese term.


Pshaw.  Facts again.  None of that, they have no place on the internet!

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I don't speak japanese, I was working with my korean, and there's usually overlap between a japanese constructed word (made up words using Kanji) and a korean sino-korean word (which have the same origins although koreans don't use Hanja (chinese characters) much anymore).  

So, in korean, wehgugin means 'foreigner' (literally person from a foreign country), and 'booin' is a term referring to the opposite in a relationship.

So, if you were just using the hanja, a combination could be put together for wehbooin, and japanese uses different sounds, which I thought could come together as wehaboo.
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But all that's just self-justification.  I made an educated guess and I was wrong.
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« Reply #1345 on: August 28, 2012, 10:18:19 AM »
OK I, the OP, came to the conclusion the original contention behind this thread was false, Declan was a sock, and the discussion of weaboo is off topic. Let me do the honors and lock this thread.