So it seems google likes giving me ads to really STUPID anime related websites. Today’s greatest hit is
“Anime T Shirts – http://www.offworlddesigns.com – Cool Original Anime Designs Shinigami-Cosplay Slacker-Glomp Me
This is why we can’t have nice things. ＼(o￣∇￣o)/
So ok say you’re an otaku and you just gotta have that Code Geass tshirt with CC’s huge ass on it. Perhaps that is your “wear” to an anime convention rather than cosplay because well maybe cosplay just isn’t your thing. That’s cool. However, how can anyone with any self respect wear a shirt that says:
Now see this shirt is ironic because if you’re addicted to anime, you probably aren’t going to be having sex. You are going to be watching anime because it is SO ADDICTIVE. Fapping with your hand does not count as sex therefore wearing this shirt does not accurately reflect your feelings on how ADDICTIVE ANIME IS
I mean this shirt right here is the epitome of weeaboo. This is why we can’t have nice things. This is why you go to an anime con full of stinky otaku dressed in outfits they wouldn’t even wear in a D-grade porno. Maybe in America (or wherever) ANIME IS SO KEWL AND SUGOI, but in Japan they actually put Disney on a freaking pedestal. When I talked to a Japanese friend who was visiting the US for a few months, he explained to me that in Japan Disney is considered to be “pure” and “innocent” while anime is dirty and only for the outcast otaku. So no, this is why anime loses because in Japan they like their Mickey Mouse bags & shirts over a shirt with a strike witch on it.
It really bothers me too when in artist alleys, some artists instead of displaying the work they are passionate about, they display/sell shit to pander to otaku. I suppose they gotta make money but the fact that they pander to such retarded hobbies is what bothers me. For example artists who will sell pics of Sasuke & Naruto making out, even though they prolly don’t give a damn about Naruto or yaoi but some rabid FYG will run and buy it. In addition people who sell stupid cat ears and buttons that say “XD” or “I LOVE POCKY”.
The worst part is, there are people who are THAT DUMB that will eat this shit up faster than said box of pocky. They look at and immediately think “OH MAN I LOVE POCKY XD” and immediately buy those 2 buttons. Or they have scorned all American animation (now I can agree with that to a degree but come on Disney had some good classics!) and so a shirt that says “ANIME IS WIN” is right up their idiot alley. These are also the same people who will proudly proclaim that they are a narutard. I mean do they even know what Narutard really means? It doesn’t mean someone who reads or watches Naruto. It means someone who in addition to reading or watching Naruto will proceed to then act like a total asshat about it everywhere they go.
So yea it pisses me off that they make these products to further PROMOTE this kind of idiotic behavior, rather than you know, shaming it like they do in Japan.