Anonymous asked: i dont get it, why is it so horrible that you liked anime in the past, i guess i would want to hit my self if my 12 year old self said things like kawaii desu (luckily i never did that shit) but why is anime in general something so terrifingly bad that you have to shove it away in your closet and why is learning japanese a taboo to you? just because you were introduced to it through anime doesnt mean thats your inner 'otaku' coming out (i would wrtie more but ask limits are annoying)
I wouldn’t really say it’s horrible. Part of this blog is to point out the ridiculousness of how tiny insignificant things can send us on a shame-trip, the paranoia of thinking everyone will find out your “dark secret” and make fun of you.
Anime is wonderful (mostly) and that is not what brings on the shame. No, I don’t think it’s about anime at all. EVERYONE looks back on their younger self and cringes. But because of anime and this “otaku” subculture, we all seem to cringe for about the same reasons. And so we come together here… to wallow in shame about how embarrassing and ignorant we all once were… not because we were otaku… but because we were young and silly. And we now feel past that… except for sometimes.