This guy is so popular, getting his picture used twice in a row
Firstly, this is a tribute of sorts to Author as once again, I’ll try to imitate his way of posting. You know the phrase “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery”. Yeah, this is it. Of course, to his credit, I will be nowhere as efficient as him. He is just too good at these kinds of things. Plus, I want to clear the air on this matter. Anywho, on with this post.
In my latest post, I seem to have struck a chord with Author.
I liked the classic Naruto. And seeing the ridiculous hate makes me want to wear a headband, just to piss off those who think they are better than me. My favourite tee is “Imagine: no liberals :-)”, for the same reason.
Now Author is jumping the gun a bit here. He is assuming that I am calling all Naruto fans “Narutards” and I look down on them. Not necessarily true on two fronts: I admitted many times that I have this elitist streak in me. Unless I can visibly see that I am inferior to them in terms of ani-knowledge, # shows seen, # of manga read, etc etc, then I will continue to assume that I am “better” -of course this only applies to real life. There are so many freaks on the interweb, I dare not make this assumption here. Look at the blogosphere. I pale in comparison to many-.
The other thing is that -and this is an important point because I’m giving it a new paragraph-, I do not believe all Naruto fans to be quote, unquote, “Narutards”. If you merely like Naruto a lot, then by all means, continue to do so. I am not discouraging it. Just do not show your over 9000 power level when it comes to Naruto, and that means wearing that silly headband and doing those hand technique motions whenever you want to open your bottle of juice or nicknaming your fattest friend “Chouji”. At that point, I’M embarrassed for you. I am not “pissed” at you. Clearly two different things. I will be “pissed” at you when you come up to me and then start acting as if I’d know what you’re talking about because I’m Asian -yes, this has happened before and YES, I will sort of know what you’re talking about but not the point-.
I, too, was once very into Naruto, but I kept it to myself in public. I mean, if it wasn’t for Naruto, I wouldn’t have gotten into my favorite band of all time: Asian Kung-Fu Generation. I mean, “Rewrite” in FMA was the nail in the coffin, but Naruto’s OP of “Haruka Kanata” did help.
So all in all, everyone starts somewhere. I started watching [fansubs] thanks to Naruto. But there are some who cross the proverbial line. THAT’S when you’re a “Narutard”. Merely liking the show does not make you a Narutard.
Also, I’ll call your bluff, Author. Wear that silly headband in public. Go to work wearing it, talk to your co-workers wearing it. Wear it on the metro. If you dont feel those hot, uncomfortable stares and you’re totally fine with it, then I’ll give you credit… for being a fool. Pictures would be nice, too. Ask someone to take one of you on the metro, there’s bound to be someone who’s looking at you weird.
Oh, and nice t-shirt.