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Happy Otaku Stamp by dailinn Happy Otaku Stamp by dailinn
Edit: Yes, I realize I screwed up and made it a jpg. Habit. T_T;; I'll fix later.

Okay, I doubt this will get a lot of attention, but just in case...
READ THE DESCRIPTION, DAMMIT.

I made this stamp a long time ago. I'm leaving it up because people like it, but frankly I'm tired of arguing the definition of "otaku" with everyone who feels the need to tell me what it means. I also know that "otaku" is more broad than "anime otaku," but in English especially, it is essentially synonymous. ("Otaku" meaning just a person who is obsessed with something.)

I speak Japanese and English and I know what it means in both languages. I'm aware of the negative connotations (which I did address in my original description, preserved below). However, most importantly (in regards to this stamp), colloquially in English, it means 'obsessive anime fan', and that is the definition I am using.

I also understand that some people are not in the US, or an English-speaking country, for that matter. I understand that the meaning of words can be different between countries, and I am not imposing the American English meaning of a word on you by making a stamp using that definition. I'm simply making a stamp using the language I speak.

If you want to give me shit because of a stamp I made when I was younger and am leaving up for people who enjoy it, go ahead, but don't tell me I'm using the word 'otaku' incorrectly.

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I've always wanted to make a stamp. >_> Secret desire of mine!

Anyway, I was a little bit inspired by Genshiken, and wanted to make another "otaku pride" stamp for DA (because... I can. And there aren't enough that say something besides "otaku pride" etc. Not that there's a problem with that, I'm about to add two of them to my stamp wall.)

As for what it says... yeah, so what if I'm an otaku? This morning I was thinking... what would my life be like if I wasn't? Boring as hell, I think. Otaku is just what I am, and I'm happy with that, even if otaku are looked down upon.

You might tell me "well, in Japan, otaku is an insult". Maybe so. I don't really care--it's kind of an insult here too.

So, you know, even if I'm an otaku, I don't care, at least I'm doing what I love.

There are a lot of people that are too embarrassed to admit they are otaku [or any number of other things, this applies to so many groups], and they forfeit doing things they love in an attempt to appear 'normal'. I don't think I should have to change who I am to 'fit in' and be 'accepted'. There are a lot of 'normal' hobbies I can't understand and I have no interest in. They're just as foreign to me as my hobbies are to the people who have them.

People should do what they love, regardless of what others think. That's why I made this stamp.

I'm happy to be an otaku, and if you are too, feel free to use this stamp. =)

I'd appreciate a comment or something if you do use it--don't feel the need to fav it if you like it--I don't really want it affecting my favs too much. If you REALLY like it for some reason though, go right ahead.
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:icondarksparkle1808:
DarkSparkle1808 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  Student Artist
using
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neko-systeme Featured By Owner Edited May 28, 2015
.. I'm not an otaku yet I'm happy too :D
But I get your point, nobody should force anyone to like/hate something, and nobody should be ashamed of what they like c:
But my friends make me ashamed to like western comics .. novels .. and realistic drawing ;__;
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Baby-Senpai Featured By Owner May 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this stamp!

I hate that people bash otaku's, but what is so wrong with them? They are just people that have fun with what they love!
If me liking anime and having fun with it makes me obsessed, then shouldn't that mean everyone who loves something is obsessed?

Thanks for making this stamp, I'm using it :D 
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puritea Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOL using~
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KHStyler-chan Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014
meh.. a otaku...? = 100% YESH I AM
thanks x3 *us*
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snowfang123 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Student Digital Artist
How dare people wine! i think you did a great job! ^^
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IIMikuruII Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yes! proud to be one!
bitzh please were fab xD
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:iconsnowfang123:
snowfang123 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Student Digital Artist
XD agreed
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:iconiimikuruii:
IIMikuruII Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ikr x3
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Vasilisa-Kurosaki Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank You, I do agree with you, I'm not really an Otaku but
my friend is and he is judged by everyone because of his lifestyle
it makes me sad :( but I support him and all you Otaku!!! Stop the hate! :D
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Maciea Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Otome games anyone?
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Depsycho Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014
Lol people are still giving me crap about my own stamp I made in '08 as well. :lol: It's pathetic how easily some people get set off, but no reason to take them down since other people like and use them. So, I feel ya when you say "READ THE DESCRIPTION, DAMMIT." XD :highfive:
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JewelCat1337 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Student General Artist
Wait, people where giving you shit for making a stamp? O.o kay, people are morons. Nice stamp, by the by, it looks amazing~!
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NintendoBuds Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Student General Artist
Im really happy you made this stamp! :) Also thank you for making it I'm prideful of being one and I too don't care what others say about! Those stupid and mean anti-otaku haters just want to shove they're rude opinions on our faces. IM NOT EMBARRESSED ON BEING AN OTAKU IM HAPPY! When I was in 5th grade my mean friends would always bully me on being an otaku!I don't care I'm happy on what I like! :)
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NINJAWERETIGER Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So true XD
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otaku4242 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
 PRAISE. lolz. nerd is also used negatively in America, but I pride myself on being a nerd. and I pride myself on being an otaku as well. ^_^
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oreo-otaku15 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Yay! Happy otakus EVERYWHERE!!! :happybounce:
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:iconannikattheninjaspy:
annikattheninjaspy Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
PREACH IT :D
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whimsiebird Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Yay this is perfect !
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:iconnadikatamari:
NadiKatamari Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
If I were not an otaku, I agree that my life would be boring
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:iconloveyrose07:
loveyrose07 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm going to use this on my ID/Bio thingy, is it okay to?
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dailinn Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
go for it
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loveyrose07 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!! ^^
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ShizuLd Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
Yuuushh !!
I Loveee ittt<333~~
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Dreamiicloud Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Student General Artist
shizu~chan
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ShizuLd Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
Neechan~
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Dreamiicloud Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Student General Artist
:iconhappyhappyplz:
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:iconshizuld:
ShizuLd Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
Hiro is back !!
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Dreamiicloud Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Student General Artist
IKR!!!
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Demonwithinme Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Aye!
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Crimson-Kaizer Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I'd rather be a happy Otaku then a depressed douche.
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dogelucky Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Hobbyist
How true.
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VCTZero Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm happy to like my anime and manga. After all, there isn't too too much good things coming from the media in this country anymore...
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RoseStarglen Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
can i just say that otaku means mentally unhinged, not major anime fan? and, as a side note, i still love calling my self an otaku XD
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Tasorius2 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013

Rather than that it means "someone who is obsessed".

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dailinn Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
To be fair, colloquially, in English, it doesn't imply 'mentally unhinged'. Even in Japanese, depending on the context, it really doesn't have that meaning. (I do understand that there are reasons the word is associated with being mentally unstable, but in English it does primarily mean 'big anime fan'. Actually, in Japanese it has more of a meaning of an obsessive fan of anything [admittedly usually to the point of unhealthy obsession, but not always].)
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Kirsikka-star Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
I love it
I am going to use it :3
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TheOtakuFox43 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
This stamp is awesome! Hope you don't mind if I use it :3
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marziyyih Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
"Otaku and Proud" is, to me, equivalent to "Facebook-less and Proud"
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Tasorius2 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
Do you mean that it is good or bad...?
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p-e-n-g-y Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Omg.
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MagnificentScarlet Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Finally~I always hear people saying things like, "Otaku is an insult". But they're forgetting one thing. WE DON'T GIVE A DAMN IF WE'RE INSULTED XD Even the stereotype that otakus have no life isn't true. (well, it sort of applies to me to some degree XD ) But I myself am the top of my grade with straight A's, and I can get any job I want at this point if I really wanted to :I Thing is, I support OTAKUS. Not weeaboos. Those people are just straight out annoying :I
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spazure Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I was actually hoping somebody would make a Weeaboo pride stamp. I mean, some people are overly obsessive and super excited about what they love... what the hell is WRONG with that? No, not every anime fan is that way, but should the people who are be afraid to be who they are? I don't think so.
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mikusingularity Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012
It's also interesting how they cite the "Otaku Murderer" as if it were an example of ALL Otaku.
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Yaanchii Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
i have used this stamp on my page! i love it!
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tracys5090 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Student General Artist
what does otaku mean
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YoukosForbiddenLove Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
Actually, the last person who replied to you is wrong. "Otaku" literally means "house", however its usage in the Japanese language is "he who does not leave his house" because of the person's obsession with something. That something is generally manga/anime. It is not something to be "proud of", nor is it a compliment in any way. It is basically calling someone a fat old man who doesn't leave the house and is unhealthily obsessed with Japanese cartoons.
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Kuwaizair Featured By Owner May 6, 2012
that is something to be proud of.

someone who puts more production into a fandom and being dorky about it than anything else.
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mikusingularity Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012
Hikikomori means "he who does not leave his house", actually
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