Hey everyone!

 

I don't know about you guys, but I noticed there are some very negative haters posting comments on Hulu or Twitter, etc.

 

I'm sure all of you have also experienced negativity from haters, either at school or elsewhere.  It's emotionally draining - and depressing - but the best thing to do is stay positive.  Be yourself.  Believe in who you are, your passion and what makes you happy - that will give you strength.

 

For me, I love Japan.  I love the fact that I brought manga to America.  I love seeing so many "genki" and positive otaku here in America.  And if there are haters and negative people out there, that's part of life.  It won't get me down - I enjoyed creating, directing and hosting the show, working with an awesome team, meeting all of you who I got to meet (both in person and online), and being inspired by all of your passion.

 

So, together we can overcome it all.

 

Ganbarou!!

 

Stu

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Comment by Joey Hansell on March 6, 2011 at 8:15pm
That picture is LOL I have to say and thanks for the comment stu, it makes me feel really good to hear that I will continue to do what I do best.
Comment by Cory Young on March 6, 2011 at 7:39pm

                                                            You know the phrase, Stu:

 

If anyone gives you any bad rap on what you love, just remember how sad it is that they don't have anything they're deeply passionate about like you. They're jelly, that's all. And you know what goes good with jelly? TOAST! So here's a toast to all of my fellow otaku: Keep on loving what you love, and all will be alright!

Comment by Winston Jen on March 4, 2011 at 11:17pm
Thanks Stu. I am actually in the process of transcribing and re-translating TP's Furuba translation as part of my PhD in Japanese Translation/Applied Linguistics. I also plan to compare TP's localisation to Singapore's Chuang Yi's.
Comment by Stu Levy on March 4, 2011 at 11:06pm
It's really interesting to me hearing everyone's stories (glad to know I'm not alone!). Tay, Chris, Kayla - you guys are definitely right.  Stephanie - I agree that it's our passions that get us through; people can't take that away from us.  Sara and Jeanie - you guys are so sweet; I really appreciate the kind words.  Jeanette - "stay true to you" is key - and that huge heart with the "ai" kanji is awesome!  Joey - you've been a real positive force on our site here and also throughout the tour; thank you for that.  Kamuya-chan - LOL cryptids.  Nice!  Schokolade - I'm glad you're husband supports you, and I bet he loves you cosplaying and wearing goth-loli clothes!  And finally, Jen, I checked out your forum thread and have lots of respect for you digging deep into the translation.  To me, translation (and languages) is one of the most layered, nuanced part of culture.  The Japanese language never ceases to baffle and compel me.  Good catches!
Comment by Schokolade Kätzchen on March 4, 2011 at 4:03pm

I am 23 and a lot of people think I am strange for liking Anime and manga, a lot I know don't like any type of animation in general. It was hard growing up and getting into Anime and manga, my parents actually hated it and thought it was the dumbest thing ever. I actually had to hide Anime and Manga I bought, that is pretty sad, lol. Now Anime and Manga has won my mom over but my dad still hates it. I think he thinks I am not normal for liking it, most people think the same about me.

 

It's hard making friends who actually accept me for what I like but I won't change for anyone, I am lucky to have a husband who enjoys the same things that i do. I love Anime and Manga, I love dressing in Visual Kei and Gothic Lolita fashion, I love cosplaying and going to Anime conventions. Life is too short for me to give crap about what other people think and say.

Comment by Tay Braxton on March 4, 2011 at 11:52am
Haters gonna hate
Comment by Kamuyamato Iwarebiko on March 3, 2011 at 5:03pm

"And if there are haters and negative people out there"

"IF"

What, are they cryptids? Reports of their existence exist, but no conclusive evidence has yet come to light? Only grainy, out of focus footage on 16mm film?

Comment by Joey Hansell on March 3, 2011 at 12:53pm

I always get "haters" messing with me when i am at my school when I wear an japanese shirt or something anime related.  I remember at school last year I dressed as dante from devil may cry and people were messing with me trying to make me mad and someone ended up tearing my coat.  It makes me so mad when I see people online hating on everything I like and trying to make me feel bad.  But I always remember that their are other otaku like me and I have everyone here who I considered friends.  And when you think about it, all otaku are connected and united buy what we love and what we have a passion for.  I just have to say one more thing,  we all are connect as otaku and that makes us strong and helps keeps us positive.

Comment by Winston Jen on March 3, 2011 at 7:07am
I've got my own gripes with TP. Stu, I would honestly like to hear your comments about my gripes regarding your FB localisation, which I have posted here - http://tigersmouth.org/forum/viewthread.php?thread_id=1178
Comment by Alexis Cal on March 2, 2011 at 5:57pm

The haters are universal. They can't handle people being happy.

So instead of letting them win, we should fangirl-it-up, eat some pocky, and read some manga.

And laugh because they will never be able to enjoy being an Otaku. It's their loss.

Make pasta/manga, not war!

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