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« Reply #40 on: August 29, 2012 09:39 AM »
the order is a little scrambled but those are a little bit more legit than "going to japan for epic animes" or some other bullshit

i know you're exaggerating but are you really dumb enough to think that visiting a country for its culture is not valid?

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« Reply #41 on: August 29, 2012 10:25 AM »
the order is a little scrambled but those are a little bit more legit than "going to japan for epic animes" or some other bullshit

i know you're exaggerating but are you really dumb enough to think that visiting a country for its culture is not valid?

The only valid reason to leave your country is if it is in civil war or being invaded. Every other reason is a luxury.



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« Reply #42 on: August 29, 2012 01:14 PM »
the order is a little scrambled but those are a little bit more legit than "going to japan for epic animes" or some other bullshit

i know you're exaggerating but are you really dumb enough to think that visiting a country for its culture is not valid?

probably not, but i've seen enough evidence to know that he's willing to bend his logic if it comes to hating anything to do with anime.

even if it really has nothing to do with anime.

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« Reply #43 on: August 29, 2012 01:53 PM »
the order is a little scrambled but those are a little bit more legit than "going to japan for epic animes" or some other bullshit

i know you're exaggerating but are you really dumb enough to think that visiting a country for its culture is not valid?

probably not, but i've seen enough evidence to know that he's willing to bend his logic if it comes to hating anything to do with anime.

even if it really has nothing to do with anime.

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« Reply #44 on: August 29, 2012 04:34 PM »
small minded people feel threatened by things they don't understand. japan is a country with a rich history, beautiful landscapes, inspiring architecture and a fascinating culture. there's nothing wrong with wanting to visit there.

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« Reply #45 on: August 29, 2012 04:47 PM »
There's also a heck of a lot of technological progression over there. Some fun stuff.
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« Reply #46 on: August 29, 2012 09:00 PM »
small minded people feel threatened by things they don't understand. japan is a country with a rich history, beautiful landscapes, inspiring architecture and a fascinating culture. there's nothing wrong with wanting to visit there.
japan does have a fascinating array of sites and points of interest with historic relevance, but face it, just about everyone online who says they want to go to japan 'for the culture' are going for the otaku-subculture which the average japanese citizen fucking despises and wishes was just a bad dream

going to tokyo to see some place where a middle-aged prick made a comic about 10-year olds screaming and shooting eyebeams at eachother is a fucking disgrace and waste of airliner fuel

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« Reply #47 on: August 29, 2012 09:12 PM »
otakus are a little more perverse than most of us i think

personally i'd just want to visit japan because it's responsible for a lot of what made up my childhood and some of the things i'm passionate about today. as much as i like to play the anime man though, i actually don't like modern anime as much as i let on and haven't seen an anime i've liked in quite a while.

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« Reply #48 on: August 29, 2012 09:25 PM »
small minded people feel threatened by things they don't understand. japan is a country with a rich history, beautiful landscapes, inspiring architecture and a fascinating culture. there's nothing wrong with wanting to visit there.
japan does have a fascinating array of sites and points of interest with historic relevance, but face it, just about everyone online who says they want to go to japan 'for the culture' are going for the otaku-subculture which the average japanese citizen fucking despises and wishes was just a bad dream

going to tokyo to see some place where a middle-aged prick made a comic about 10-year olds screaming and shooting eyebeams at eachother is a fucking disgrace and waste of airliner fuel

oh yes, there are PLENTY of people here in the states that are like that.. one of my friends that did end up living in japan first started studying the language here in the states. he wanted to be a translator. most of the people in the class were just there because they were anime fans. pretty much all of them dropped out or failed. they werent' in it for the right reasons. and a lot of them probably have the wrong impression of what japanese people or japan is actually like. but i don't think anyone here is like that.

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« Reply #49 on: August 29, 2012 11:09 PM »
when i originally took classes i had pretty much the exact same experience as your friend. but in the end i stopped going too actually, 'cause i thought studying on my own was a lot faster and just saved a lot of effort in general.

also i'm aware of the stigma attached to wanting to go to japan, because sinitron's definitely not the first to immediately say "going for anime" or something to that effect. which i actually agree is a ridiculous reason to want to go to a country and learn the language for. there are people who hate anime and love japan though, just so you know. my ex hated anything to do with anime but liked the culture a lot. it's very apparent that i'm fond of anime, although i'd still like to defend that i'd want to go to the country regardless of whether i had that interest or not. a lot of the fanbase behind anime have pretty much made it so if you're interested in going to japan at all, it's probably something you shouldn't openly admit because people will patronize you for it.

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« Reply #50 on: August 30, 2012 11:51 AM »
living in sauid arabia and mastering the arabic language


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« Reply #51 on: August 31, 2012 07:21 AM »
a lot of japanese are xenophobic as fuck and generally don't like foreigners to begin with

there's a reason they sided with the axis powers during ww2 and why they're the only nation in history to have had atomic weapons deployed against them

does that mean i hate the culture or people? no, i get swamped by japanese tourists every year and have had pictures taken with several of them (pristine example of perfect aryan übermensch and all that)

but the fact is a lot of people go to japan for all the wrong reasons and get a hilarious kick to the face when they realize what they actually got themselves into

"i want to go to japan for the culture" is incredibly biased and stupid not just because of the whole anime bullshit, but it's also bigoted against a lot of other countries that have a very deep and rich culture

specifically singling out japan just makes you look like a colossal faggot, like singling out thailand because you've got a fucking ladyboy fetish or some shit

would i go to japan given the chance? sure, but no more than I'd go to for example peru, australia or the easter islands if given an equal opportunity to do so at my own leisure and under my own terms

hell the pyramids of egypt or great wall of china are generally far more impressive than anything else and worth visiting over some place where they eat raw fish

and come on, visiting tokyo? every big city on earth is the exact same pile of concrete garbage, regardless of whether the americans, krauts, gooks or filthy spics put the pile of crappy neon signs together

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« Reply #52 on: August 31, 2012 07:25 AM »
living in sauid arabia and mastering the arabic language


sure you fucking do

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« Reply #53 on: August 31, 2012 07:32 AM »
it just struck me that a bunch of elderly japanese couples have pictures of me in their home

WTF

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« Reply #54 on: August 31, 2012 08:09 AM »
it just struck me that a bunch of elderly japanese couples have pictures of me in their home

WTF

You are probably in some photo album that they bring out to show guests of their trip, when they get to you they probably laugh and point going "look how white he is" then they will probably talk about how tall and fat Americans are.



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« Reply #55 on: August 31, 2012 08:40 AM »
well the japanese loved hitler and hitler loved norway

they seemed very fascinated by the great fjords and my flowing mane of blond hair

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« Reply #56 on: August 31, 2012 09:48 AM »
who let the dogs out

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« Reply #57 on: August 31, 2012 11:26 AM »
specifically singling out japan just makes you look like a colossal faggot, like singling out thailand because you've got a fucking ladyboy fetish or some shit

Gee, thanks.

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« Reply #58 on: August 31, 2012 12:15 PM »
the point was that thailand isn't all about ladyboys you dolt

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« Reply #59 on: August 31, 2012 01:48 PM »
a lot of japanese are xenophobic as fuck and generally don't like foreigners to begin with

there's a reason they sided with the axis powers during ww2 and why they're the only nation in history to have had atomic weapons deployed against them

does that mean i hate the culture or people? no, i get swamped by japanese tourists every year and have had pictures taken with several of them (pristine example of perfect aryan übermensch and all that)

but the fact is a lot of people go to japan for all the wrong reasons and get a hilarious kick to the face when they realize what they actually got themselves into

"i want to go to japan for the culture" is incredibly biased and stupid not just because of the whole anime bullshit, but it's also bigoted against a lot of other countries that have a very deep and rich culture

specifically singling out japan just makes you look like a colossal faggot, like singling out thailand because you've got a fucking ladyboy fetish or some shit

would i go to japan given the chance? sure, but no more than I'd go to for example peru, australia or the easter islands if given an equal opportunity to do so at my own leisure and under my own terms

hell the pyramids of egypt or great wall of china are generally far more impressive than anything else and worth visiting over some place where they eat raw fish

and come on, visiting tokyo? every big city on earth is the exact same pile of concrete garbage, regardless of whether the americans, krauts, gooks or filthy spics put the pile of crappy neon signs together


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