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Channel the Weeb Power for Good!

You’re a weeaboo or otaku. I get it. Or, if that term conjures the images of fat, smelly men cuddling with body pillows that reek of semen or equally fat and smelly women heavily breathing over a monthly issue of “It’s not Homo; It’s Yaoi desu!”, you might at least prefer to be called a “Japanophile”. I get the part where proclaiming as one of the three terms above makes you feel unique and special, often to the point where your friends and peers would just shake their heads and mutter “Almighty Chinchin-sama, please grant me the sweet release of death so I can be rid of this fucking cancer”; I was once like that in junior high school. But as I grew up, I realized that I could be what I called a “positive weeb”. I didn’t have to live up to the stereotypical weeaboo/otaku/Japanophile character.I could channel the power into things more closely related to reality.

A reminder before we start. All of this is my anecdotal experience. I’m not saying that if you follow these tips, you can achieve the aforementioned objective. I’m just here to share, not to spew self-help bullshit that I despise.

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Building Better Otaku Communities

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Recently, there was a major internal spat in an otaku community on Facebook. I’m not gonna even bother to censor names and mince words; yes, I am talking about the uproar that happened inside Komunitas Otaku Indonesia (KOI) S2. The spat was related to alleged nepotism and admin power abuse in a mascot designing contest, in which the winner was allegedly an admin. The contest involved a smartphone as a prize (a Xiaomi, was it? Who gives a fuck, anyway) and the contest was rigged so that the admin (or a friend of the admin) would win. Of course, the winning mascot design was called out as a fraud, because it was only a re-draw of an existing character with only modified colors and a style befitting that of the community. Now, I think there’s still a civil war going on. I don’t know, I promised myself no more drama after the big DAF fuck-up. Which reminds me, they’re still not refunding my tickets. What a bunch of fucktards.

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