Some people can go out on the town Saturday night, some people can see a movie, some people can even cuddle up with their significant others and all that stuff, sure, some people can do that...but I'm not those people.
This, is a hikkikomori weekend.
This week, I'll progress into part two of my new segment, "WTF Guys: Otaku subgroups that are just plain strange." with one of the lesser known otaku groups, otakukin.
An otakukin is defined as a person who believes that they were a certain anime character in a past life...Really? Did I just type that right? Whatever you say internet. Ehem, where do we start...Ok, here we go.
Otakukin aren't as simple as that, of course, as nothing ever is.
The phrase originates from otherkin, a person who believes they were in a past life, a mythological figure or something like that...I know, I'm as confused as you are, but at least you don't have to write about this stuff.
Now, I realize that what I say and the way I say it could appear as insulting, but to those offended by what I say, you have to realize to the everyman, myself included, this whole "lifestyle" is pretty off the wall at face value. I guess it could be because I'm reading articles written for neutral parties when I already have a predisposition of "WTF?" so of course I'm taking all this with a massive grain of salt, but I didn't exactly say I was without judgement.
Anyway, ideas like these aren't new, and contrary to my initial beliefs on the subject are supported by intelligent, sophisticated people, which deepens the impact of "WTF?" when I, an educated and sophisticated person myself, not new to alternative ways of thinking and viewpoints, can't even completely grasp my head around the subject without thinking that the individual involved in this may seriously need to consider therapy.
Like I said last week, sometimes we take this shit too far folks. I'm hardly one to throw stones, but even though I say long phrases as my trademark like "Haruhi Suzumiya is my wife, but Isurugi Chie is my childhood friend, and Akiha Tohno, Azaka Kokutou, Miyako Arima, and Nanami Nishijou are my little sisters!" It doesn't actually mean that I think when I get home Haruhi will be waiting for me along with Chie, Nanami, Miyako, Akiha, and Azaka. It's just an inside joke I throw around when in the company of people that get it. That's all it is.
This may come to a surprise to those that thought of me as the hikkikomori messiah (+50EXP - Ego has reached Level 12.) but I'm actually pretty down to Earth, I'm not delusional with my fandom, as such, I have a hard time understanding those that are.
Really. What's wrong with some of us otaku?
I dunno, this post, like the one last week about furry fandom, is more a way for me to address the WTF-ery of it all than anything else. Gah, now I have a headache, where's my quantum physics, maybe that'll ground my head a little closer to Earth.
I actually wrote the otakukin thing the same night as the last post, the topic was on my mind and I didn't want to lose it before ALA. Anyway, this will be a handful of quickies from now until I post the next AHW.December 31st, 2009 - Thursday (7 Days Remain)
It's barely Thursday, 12:16AM PST to be exact, I'm writing this as a private post for now, as I prepare myself for ALA. There's not much to prepare for however, as my registration and hotel room are all complimentary by a friend of mine, yeah, it's a lucky break, but hey, I don't look gift horses in the mouths.
Tonight I intend to do a little more writing on my visual novel Tatari
so that my editor doesn't decide to kill me. He's busy playing Umineko no Naku Koro ni though, so I think it'll be ok if I yukkuri it a bit tonight...did I really just say "yukkuri it a bit"? ...Fuck, I've been doing this too long...
-KageryuJanuary 06th, 2010 - Wednesday (1 Days Remain)
It is...3:26PM, Wednesday. This week has been much catching up, finishing series that I missed, and starting on new shows.
Well, it's the new season, new shows are starting to appear and it looks to be a pretty...docile season. It's looking pretty slow.
I'm actually without much to say, thus why we're not gonna have a very long quickie right now, this is what I get for pushing the AHW out of a weekend. D: