Do you hide your "power level?"

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10-20-2015, 05:52 AM
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So do you guys hide your power level in publi?, or are you open about your love for anime, manga and other weeaboo shit? I never really saw the point in being a closet anime fan, seems kind of lame and insecure to me. But of course, if you're too open about it and force it on others you'll just look like a massive faggot.

I'm pretty open about it myself, I don't try to hide anything but I try not to talk about it with normies or people who have only seen anime aired on western T.V.
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10-20-2015, 05:59 AM (This post was last modified: 10-20-2015, 05:59 AM by Kieru.)
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Let's just say I'm open about it but I don't run around like a mongoloid screaming "o0Oo0o00O0oooO0O0OHHH FUCK YEAH DUDE ANIME IS THE FUCKIN BEST HAHAH IM SUCH A WEEB XDDDDD HAHAHAH", but like 70 percent of the people here that do watch it are like that.

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10-20-2015, 06:02 AM
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I don't have any qualms about talking about it, but I wouldn't really bring it up in casual conversation unless someone else already did. Have a some friends who do and don't.

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10-20-2015, 07:03 AM (This post was last modified: 10-20-2015, 07:04 AM by Yuu.)
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I hide my powerlevel to some extent :) Although I can usually talk about it with friends that has mutual interests, that is to say other friends who also watch anime. I'm not exactly against talking about it, I'm just a kind of private and reserved person in general; but not for people I know well.
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10-20-2015, 07:18 AM
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Well, I can contain myself normally, but if you come up to me and tell me Fairy Tail is good, I'll slice your throat with my katana. Also hope nobody comes to my house, because I've got a body pillow that stands on its own.

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10-20-2015, 08:53 AM
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I tell people that I run an anime forum.


I rarely tell them the name though.

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10-20-2015, 08:57 AM
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So long as they don't come to my apartment, I keep my power levels on the down low.
Other than that I only bring anime (outside of friends) if the person I'm talking to it up, or if I'm certain that they do in which case I'll throw out some highly praised manga like Monster.
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10-20-2015, 09:10 AM
#23171 (8)
Yeah. I'm a big closet weeb. I play lots of basketball so if I told anyone I'd be called a massive faggot. I really don't have any weeb friends except online.

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10-20-2015, 09:45 AM
#23174 (9)
My phone has rotating anime wallpapers. I talk to people in public about anime. Honestly I don't see a point in hiding your interest in anime, or anything really. Would be the same as saying those who talk about Game of Thrones in public, and have merch should be embarassed because they're interested in it. Just an interest, and we all have different interests.
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10-20-2015, 10:39 AM
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As with most people here, I don't really mention it, but I would be happy to talk about it if it was brought up
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10-20-2015, 11:00 AM
#23177 (11)
It's not that I "hide" it I would just rather do what I like than have to do all anime stuff or no anime stuff. I like a little bit of everything, what can I say?

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10-20-2015, 01:38 PM
#23179 (12)
I do not hide my power level but you wont see me wearing a fox tail or cat ears like some of the people I know do. I have a couple shirts that are references to anime but they are pretty subtle. I don't actively hide any of my interests but I respect that there are a lot of people that don't care for my interests.

I love Anime and I'm perfectly fine with talking about it in public, but I can't stand the typical "LOL guiz i'm such le weeb" who has an Attack on Titan shirt.
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10-20-2015, 02:18 PM
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I'm personally not very open about my "weeaboo trash"ness as my sister so eloquently calls it. If someone happens to mention it to me, then yes, I will start discussing it to them. When I open up, I find talking about it very enjoyable.

No I do not have any shirts.

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10-20-2015, 02:26 PM
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Most of my friends have at least some interest in Anime and sometimes asked me about recommendations or if I know "X" and "Y".
Otherwise I'm rarely the one to bring up a conversation topic, so I usually just go with whatever people are talking about.

All in all I'm neither actively hiding it nor bring it up everytime I meet someone.
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10-20-2015, 04:48 PM
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I only talk about anime/manga with other people that like it, so sort of.
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10-20-2015, 08:42 PM
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> I only talk about anime/manga with other people that like it, so sort of.

Same here.

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10-20-2015, 09:54 PM
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I don't really talk to people in general if I can help it, so I have nothing to hide my powerlevel from.
I have a couple of stickers on my laptop though.

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10-20-2015, 10:02 PM
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I'm open about it in the case of where I will join in on conversations regarding it and I wear anime/videogame tshirts. On the other hand, I don't foricbly approach people and vent to them about anime like some dude with Asperger's Syndrome.
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10-20-2015, 10:57 PM
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(10-20-2015, 10:02 PM)suicid3Panda Wrote: I'm open about it in the case of where I will join in on conversations regarding it and I wear anime/videogame tshirts.  On the other hand, I don't foricbly approach people and vent to them about anime like some dude with Asperger's Syndrome.

I probably wouldn't go out and wear a picture of my waif on my shirt, but I'd probably wear something more subtle like the FLCL beanie, or something abstract from a series.

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10-20-2015, 11:18 PM
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Nope, I have nothing to hide.

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10-20-2015, 11:19 PM
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I rarely am the one to bring it up. I am not ashamed of it, I just typically do not focus on completely unrelated and uninteresting topics such as anime when I am talking to a normal everyday person. If I see that you are already discussing some anime, I may join into the conversation; I actually did this yesterday.
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10-20-2015, 11:40 PM
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I won't bring it up if someone doesn't start talking to me about it. I do, however, wear Miku pens on my work hat.

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10-20-2015, 11:59 PM
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Sometimes. Although it can be helped since my last two expositions about producers were about Yasutaka Nakata (capsule, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu) and REDALiCE. Surprisingly enough, there's a shitload of weaboos in my college so it was okay, they always bring it up on the convos so it's okay.

Homewever, a couple of years back i was the weeb dude who wore Naruto bandanas and anime t-shirts. I had a crossbag with a crapload of huge ass pins on it and the likes.

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10-21-2015, 01:04 AM
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From what I've seen, at long as they're not some trust-fund prep kid, pretty much everyone's seen at least one offbeat anime these days. Even my old highschool buddy, who makes his living washing dishes and busking with a violin, said he absolutely adored Welcome to the NHK.

But anyways. As for myself I go to a tech school, so it's pretty much a given that everyone's at least a partial weeb. Ironically, the only people I hide my power level from are the people who actively expose theirs: The Anime Club here is super-ultra-lame, chock full of super-ultra-lamewads that won't shut up about Naruto ships and behold JJBA as if it were the crown jewel of Japanese animation. Not exactly the most pleasant types.

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10-21-2015, 02:28 AM
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I usually talk about anime and what not but my power level isn't that high so it isn't that big of an issue. With people I just met though I won't bring it up until it's our second or third time talking.
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