Hi, I’m SleepySlacker (or Sleepy for short) and one of the new writers on the blog, Doozo Yoroshiku Onegaishimasu! Seeing that this is The Otaku’s Blog, it would be fitting to talk about Otakus. But since there are so many things to talk about, I will talk about the bad points.
Don’t get me wrong, this is not a hate post or anything. I just want to talk about my experience as a Semi-Otaku (have not gotten THAT deep yet) and see whether I am the only weirdo that thinks that way.
As an anime watcher, I spend on average more than 3 hours doing anime related stuff, it may seem a lot to some, it may seem little, but 3++ hours out of the 16 hours I spend awake is a lot. If you take out school time and time spent doing other stuff, which leaves about 6 hours for me to devote to my other daily activities. Give or take a few hours listlessly surfing the net that gives me about 2 hours to do the work that I am supposed to do.
So time wise, anime does take up a lot of your time, unless you enjoy fast forwarding animes as you watch them. You might argue that with proper time management it can be done, but think about it, there are the currently airing animes and the already aired animes that you plan to watch. So if all that adds up, anime just takes a huge bite out of my already tight schedule of a student. So that’s one of the main problems anime gives me.
Other than time constraints, another thing anime does is that it kinds of give you the mark of “someone weird”. When people realise that you watch animes that are neither Naruto or Bleach, they will immediately think that you’re someone weird. It can happen at so many different situations. Unless you are with fellow Otakus, the people around you will think you’re weird!
Sadly, it does not stop at “being considered weird”, there is also the much making fun of. Either the kind of people here are like that or this happens throughout the whole world? The stereotype seems to be that all anime watchers have no lives and are all shut-ins. There are definitely a few like that but I’m sure that not every single anime watcher is like that.
But the main point is, although it gives problems to me, the reason why I like anime so much is that it gives me so much enjoyment and fun, so heck what people say, I’ll love my interest and balance my work (Hopefully) I love talking about my interests, so pardon if I bore you. To apologise, I’ll end with a moe picture!