And it’s the truth. If someone random came up to me in public, in real life, and asked me, “Do you like anime?”, I would answer yes to it, because it is true, I like anime. In fact, anime is a big part of my life and I will admit that it’s my main form of entertainment, above all else.
So, if you like something, what is wrong about being proud about it? Of course, I don’t mean idiots, like this, that proclaim anime is the superior form of entertainment a good example of an anime fan, but don’t disregard that there are others who actually feel proud to like it, but aren’t being an ass about it.
“Being proud” about something doesn’t necessarily mean you have to flaunt it on everyone or force your own opinions about it on to others or even close off your acceptance about other forms of it. I personally understand that there are various other forms of entertainment that are being enjoyed by other people as much as I myself enjoy watching anime, and I do enjoy the occasional CSI or House M.D episode a lot.
But maybe it’s just because I’m a rather less opinionated person, I just feel that all this drama is rather unneeded. Liking something isn’t about whether you’re proud of it, nor whether it’s deep or not, nor whether is it frowned and stigmatized by the society, it’s just purely about whether you enjoy it or not. That’s my own 2 cents on this issue, and given that many responses towards this are pretty negative, I just felt like balancing the scales a little bit.
So, unless if I ever stop enjoying anime, if anyone asks me, “Do you like anime and are you proud of it?”, I will answer, “Yes, I like anime and I’m proud of it.”, without hesitation. As long as you like it, and you enjoy it, and remember to exercise moderation and open-mindedness, there’s nothing wrong to be proud of liking something, not just only anime, but other things as well. I’ll just sign off with this little tidbit I conjured for tj’s initial post that got the firestorm started, but somehow got stuck liking it a lot…
“BELIEVE IN THE OTAKU IN ME THAT BELIEVES IN THE OTAKU IN YOU!”
Thanks for reading :).