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Captain Invictus
Apr 5, 2005


Clever Betty

V8 is ok, too salty though. The spicy version is ok too

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Julias
Jun 24, 2012



OP updated

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Grouchio
Aug 31, 2014



esselfortium posted:

Which English word you would use to translate "chuunibyou"?
tween

The Colonel
Jun 8, 2013


I commute by bike!

there is no single word i'd use to translate chuunibyou, it's something you'd have to find different ways of conveying contextual to the scene and character

trying to use a one size fits all for all instances of it would just make it come off more awkward unless you found something snappy

Cantide
Jun 13, 2001


Pillbug

esselfortium posted:

Which English word you would use to translate "chuunibyou"?

fremdschämen hth

Doodles
Apr 14, 2001



If Letty gets any more precious, I may end up with diabetes.

Raenir Salazar
Nov 5, 2010



College Slice

The Colonel posted:

there is no single word i'd use to translate chuunibyou, it's something you'd have to find different ways of conveying contextual to the scene and character

trying to use a one size fits all for all instances of it would just make it come off more awkward unless you found something snappy

It's interesting because there are certainly aspects of it that do exist in the West, but we just never came up with a catchy term for it (as an umbrella term for all of them). Like people who think they're the reincarnation of Dragons or aliens etc.


Zetsubou-san posted:

I like the spicy V8 juice. :shobon:

Grouchio
Aug 31, 2014



Raenir Salazar posted:

It's interesting because there are certainly aspects of it that do exist in the West, but we just never came up with a catchy term for it (as an umbrella term for all of them). Like people who think they're the reincarnation of Dragons or aliens etc.
Oy I first wanted to transform into a sauropod on the school fields as early as first grade! :v:

Raenir Salazar
Nov 5, 2010



College Slice

Grouchio posted:

Oy I first wanted to transform into a sauropod on the school fields as early as first grade! :v:

Basically this guy probably describes what the "chuuni" version is. :D


e: the reddit thread I had to find to dig up the image from is comedy gold btw.

Omnicrom
Aug 3, 2007
Snorlax Afficionado




Raenir Salazar posted:

Basically this guy probably describes what the "chuuni" version is. :D


e: the reddit thread I had to find to dig up the image from is comedy gold btw.

Gonna bring up that pteradactyl dude there is named Sauron because he liked The Lord of the Rings. So yeah, that's a really good potted image of a chuuni otherkin supervillain.

Paracelsus
Apr 5, 2009

bless this post ~kya


Raenir Salazar posted:

a catchy term for it (as an umbrella term for all of them). Like people who think they're the reincarnation of Dragons or aliens etc.

The term is tumblr.

Raenir Salazar
Nov 5, 2010



College Slice

Paracelsus posted:

The term is tumblr.

Tumblr doesn't really have any social capital in peoples minds these days though, zoomers almost certainly don't know what it is.

dogsicle
Oct 23, 2012



it's definitely not a 1:1 equivalent anyway, tumblr has way more going on than just people kinning characters or whatever that would equate to chuuni.

Xelkelvos
Dec 19, 2012


Chunni is also a pretty broad thing but in a different way than "tumblr"

Grouchio
Aug 31, 2014



Would 'Womanchild/Manchild' be an apt description for Tumblr?

The 7th Guest
Dec 17, 2003



Raenir Salazar posted:

It's interesting because there are certainly aspects of it that do exist in the West, but we just never came up with a catchy term for it (as an umbrella term for all of them). Like people who think they're the reincarnation of Dragons or aliens etc.
otherkin

Endorph
Jul 22, 2009



99% of the things you guys associate with tumblr were psyops by alt-right guys

Raenir Salazar
Nov 5, 2010



College Slice


This doesn't as a term though, capture people who pretend to be a Dark Wizard, or LARP-adjacent things. As I pointed out, there are individual aspects of "chuunism" we have terms for, but not for the whole package (as we see in anime anyways). We got a bunch of circles in our venn-diagram but nothing for the diagram itself.

Darth Walrus
Feb 13, 2012
:gas::gas::gas:



Endorph posted:

99% of the things you guys associate with tumblr were psyops by alt-right guys

Hey now, a whole bunch of it was just kids being kids and figuring out their identities and preferences in a public forum. There was undoubtedly some right-wing bullshit around it that accentuated the negatives, but let's allow literal children on the Internet some agency in their capacity to be weird and embarrassing all on their own, eh?

Silver2195
Apr 4, 2012


Otherkin stuff predated Tumblr, anyway; it started in the 90s. The aspect of it that started on Tumblr, as far as I can tell, is the "political" framing of it, especially the appropriation of the rhetoric of the trans rights movement. I suspect Endorph was correct that much of that stuff was deliberate trolling by bigots, but I do think some actual teenagers with chuunibyou bought into it to a degree.

ghost sex
May 19, 2013


"edgy" (and depending on the character speaking, sometimes "edgelord") is a word i've occasionally seen tossed around as localization for chuuni and it maps pretty well even if it doesn't fully represent the mentality/culture

Mix.
Jan 24, 2021

Huh? What?




honestly just something like 'they have an overactive imagination' or 'looks like someone never grew out of middle school' would work imo (if edgy doesn't, obviously)

Grouchio
Aug 31, 2014



Mix. posted:

honestly just something like 'they have an overactive imagination' or 'looks like someone never grew out of middle school' would work imo (if edgy doesn't, obviously)
So Kirsten Sinema

Mix.
Jan 24, 2021

Huh? What?




Grouchio posted:

So Kirsten Sinema

i mean, politics would probably be more interesting if sometimes during senate meetings they started shouting about how their demon arm is threatening to break free if this bill doesn't pass or whatever, sure.

Robviously
Aug 21, 2010

Genius. Billionaire. Playboy. Philanthropist.



Silver2195 posted:

Otherkin stuff predated Tumblr, anyway; it started in the 90s.

My shameful history in AOL Chat Rooms will back this up.

Endorph
Jul 22, 2009



Grouchio posted:

So Kirsten Sinema
grouchio im begging you to not try to relate everything to minor us political scandals

GorfZaplen
Jan 20, 2012



Thankfully there is a word in Japanese already for this, and by knowing it we engage a little with the culture that produced the media we're enjoying

Electric Phantasm
Apr 7, 2011

YOSPOS



Doodles posted:

If Letty gets any more precious, I may end up with diabetes.

You mean the Fire Dragon Lord.

Tamba
Apr 5, 2010



GorfZaplen posted:

Thankfully there is a word in Japanese already for this, and by knowing it we engage a little with the culture that produced the media we're enjoying

No, we need to localize all the words, even if it means inventing abominations like "big brudder" and "sissy" (which can be used for both onee-sama and nee-nee)

Grouchio
Aug 31, 2014



Endorph posted:

grouchio im begging you to not try to relate everything to minor us political scandals
I need to watch more anime this season

Waffleman_
Jan 20, 2011



Also Tumblr is a different place now than when you remember. Dashcon did a lot to change the culture of the place. Honestly, most of that nonsense moved to Twitter.

Space Flower
Sep 10, 2014



when I used tumblr 5-6 years ago it was just following blogs that post anime gifs and fanart with a little hyperlink for the source at the bottom and sometimes people shitposted about madoka or symphogear it was a pretty simple place. there was also a dude typesetting kancolle comic translations from /a/, and tons of jp artists liked using it

Space Flower
Sep 10, 2014



otherkin stuff predated tumblr because tribal/animist belief systems were doing it all over the world for centuries, also

ninjewtsu
Oct 9, 2012



When I used tumblr almost 10 years ago my impression of a lot of it was "there's like 3 right wing psyop accounts stirring poo poo and thousands of children who were convinced to take their absurd position"

The Islamic Shock
Apr 8, 2021


So is Nagatoro pretty much just fetish material, or does it actually get better? As far as I can tell, she's a super-oval office almost on league with Myne (obviously, nobody can get worse than Myne).

Grouchio
Aug 31, 2014



Oh trust me she's nooooowhere near Bitch's level. Just keep watching

The Islamic Shock
Apr 8, 2021


Grouchio posted:

Oh trust me she's nooooowhere near Bitch's level. Just keep watching
Good to know, I'll do that.

Captain Invictus
Apr 5, 2005


Clever Betty

She mellows out a lot.

Also try not to call female characters that.

The Islamic Shock
Apr 8, 2021


Captain Invictus posted:

She mellows out a lot.

Also try not to call female characters that.
Fair enough. What do you lot call the worst characters, for both genders? I'm much newer to anime than I am to lurking in general.

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Endorph
Jul 22, 2009



The anime fandom specific terminology of not calling women cunts

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