Posted by: Cobrafire | December 10, 2007

You Might Be An Otaku If…

I was gonna do a tirade on the anime companies collective bitching about fansubs(and after seeing Romo score the game winning touchdown with 22 seconds left, I was definitely in the mood for it), but then I saw Jeff Foxworthy doing his “You Might Be A Redneck” shtick when I was channel surfing. After laughing my ass off, the urge to hate dissipated. So I decided to do my very own list of things that I have seen or done(allegedly) that are signs that you might be an otaku:

If you have walked a half mile in the rain to an anime store just so you can get first crack at the videos for rent, you might be an otaku.

If you have spent a whole day at said store doing nothing but debating Evangelion, you might be an otaku.

If you can’t recall the last time you watched a live-action TV show in English, you might be an otaku.

If you ever named one of  your cats Artemis and repeatedly deny that you named it after the cat from Sailor Moon, you might be an otaku.

If you have annoyed the hell outta people by continuously singing “Cha-La Head Cha-La”over and over, you might be an otaku.

If you watch Otaku No Video and the thought of being an homeless illegal immagrant in Japan doesn’t not only scare you, but seems like an awesome idea, you might be an otaku.

If you by Pocky by the carton, you might be an otaku.

If you bought over 100 bucks worth of vending figures to get the one missing from your collection, you might be an otaku.

If you ever asked for a Saturday off so you could go to the monthly Animania screening, you might be an otaku.

If ever thought, “Y’know, redoing the Sky Girls theme with Gundam Models sounds like a totally awesome idea,” you might be an otaku.

If you ever had a choice between buying food or buying that Master Grade Nu Gundam model kit and you chose the Gundam, you might be an otaku.

If the thought of watching dubbed anime makes you wanna vomit, you might be an otaku.

If you ever downloaded a series, then bought the DVD’s when it got licensed, you might be an otaku.

If you ever read so much manga that you just start reading any book from right-to-left, you might be an otaku.

If you ever wrote a Mary Sue, you might be an otaku.

If you can read and speak Japanese fluently due to reading nothing but untranslated manga and anime, you might be an otaku.

If you ever convinced your girlfriend to cosplay Kekko Kamen, you are totally awesome and I want photographical evidence…*ahem* Uh, I mean, you might be an otaku.

If you are one of endless number of fangirls who post nothing but Naruto or Kingdom Hearts yaoi everytime I browse Deviantart, you might be an otaku. Also, you need to fucking stop.

If you ever played an anime soundtrack while at work, you might be an otaku.

And finally, if you post a comment and try to guess which ones I did(allegedly), or have one of your own to share, you might be an otaku.

I will tell you right now that I have done(allegedly) four of the things on this list. Try to guess which ones. Laters.

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