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    Re: Geeks and Anime

    Haha, of course the two words are associated! Tell me, where else but in an animé forum would you find a thread called "Why Sex?" It depresses me to even see that thread... it speaks of such inexperience with reality...

    Don't get me wrong, I'm not condescending; I have some REALLY nerdy inclinations, but... do you see animé on prime-time television? Nope, the most likely place you'll find it is in a basement or around some college dorms.

    It's the realm of the imagination, and in a world of action, it's kinda frowned upon, dontcha think?
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    Well, part of me hopes anime will be mainstreamed in the west (and thus become 'ungeekified') and part of me doesn't. I like my collection and put it where everybody can see, but I certainly see your point when you say that serious viewers and collectors would watch it in private.

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    Re: Geeks and Anime

    I was wrong: "More imaginative" is the wrong comparison to make between animation and live-action. I can think of a movie like LA Confidential, or some Quentin Tarentino movies, or a classic comedy like Airplane!, and even the occasional chick flick, which use nothing but regular people and setttings, but it's their scenario and plot that's really imaginative.

    So I was wrong in saying that animation is more imaginative. Now I say that it's simply more visionary.

    And I think someone who's frowned upon as a geek it someone who's more prone to envisioning things than actually acting and making them happen. That would be the connection between animé and geekdom.

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    Re: Geeks and Anime

    Ok first off there are geeks in every kind of hobby. There are geeks when it comes to dealing with almost any sport, any car, almost anything anyone can think of. I get really offenced when people call me a geek just cause I like anime and video games. Even if I didn't mind being called a geek I would rather be called an anime freak or an Otaku, which is the proper term for an anime geek.

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    Re: Geeks and Anime

    Quote Originally Posted by Albireo
    Ok first off there are geeks in every kind of hobby. There are geeks when it comes to dealing with almost any sport, any car, almost anything anyone can think of. I get really offenced when people call me a geek just cause I like anime and video games. Even if I didn't mind being called a geek I would rather be called an anime freak or an Otaku, which is the proper term for an anime geek.
    i agree with you a lot. Who shouldn't get offended when called a geek?! anime freak or an otaku is way better. ^ ^


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    Re: Geeks and Anime

    Quote Originally Posted by Ragn0r0x
    Nothing wrong with being a geek. I consider myself as one cause I watch a lot of anime and dont have a problem with it.
    You Geek

    I wouldn't catergorize any anime fan as a anime geek just because they watch a lot of anime. Only if they know a lot technical stuff about anime or the anime industry itself then I would call you a anime geek, I would call answerman on ANN a geek, lol.

    Geek is just too vague unless you are specific enough to identify what type of geek that person is in that subject. If you know a lot of specific of an anime, for example umm...Fate/Stay Night, then its 'okay' to be label as one, 'Fsn geek'.

    It just pisses me off when morons starts throwing this word around and doesn't even know when to use it. I even looked up the word in dictionary.com just to see the origin of this word's meaning.

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    Re: Geeks and Anime

    Well, someone could be an anime geek if they knew alot about anime (like what its about) they dont have to know all of that "technical" crap that your talking about. Thats just like how some people call me a game geek...cuz I can be alot of games with ease and in a short amount of time. So watch it.

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    Re: Geeks and Anime

    techinically geek is a term to describe someone who is extremely knowledgable in a certain subject. it just seems to be more used in reference to pplz whose knowledge is associated with computers.

    i am the definition of computer NERD not geek necesarrily and that is what is probably being implyed with the question.

    edit:add: and i kinda agree with atomic power robot on the "why sex" hread and i have said so in my posts there.
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