I enjoy anime and Japanese videogames myself, but I also like Western stuff. (Plus, I never had much money and there's lots of JRPGs available on handheld emulators.) I'm a pretty big Touhou fan, although I never got into the whole Vocaloid craze.
I had a couple of mildly weeaboo friends in junior high and high school, although they weren't those monstrosities you see on Weeaboo Stories. There was this one kid who was obsessed with Bleach and FLCL, but he was generally kinda weird anyway. I kinda empathize with weeaboos though, because I'm pretty sure that I was on my way to being one back when I was 11 or 12. Since I have Asperger's, I think I'm a bit more susceptible to becoming that kind of person and so I can sympathize to some degree. I've thought about checking out my university's anime club, but I'm a bit concerned about the type of people I'd meet there (Plus, I don't really like the idea of a maid cafe). Nonetheless, for some reason I've always wanted to meet a true weeaboo. Maybe it's a bile fascination.
Some aspects of the anime fandom are kinda starting to weird me out, though. This whole moe craze is killing creativity and has honestly started to become creepy. Plus, once you've seen a kigurumi it's hard to look at anime girls the same way.
With me, I'm more of a Touhou fan than anime fan now-a-days. Although I do have a list of anime I need to watch. It's rather small at the moment. I don't know, it's like I met my best friends through anime and Touhou.
There's one here I know of but I don't feel cruel enough to name it. It thinks it lives in Japan, can speak Japanese and has a fan fic about a cat demon/goddess/cyborg mary sue that cheated on a hetalia character, had a kid with Inu Yasha, got punished for it by a council of heaven and is now the crush of or center of the world for just about every anime character ever, even if they don't know her. It also shittly traces over and recolours official/ other artworks to look like it's mary sue.
"And her hair shone like diamonds that would be worth millions but worth nothing in the hands of evil."
Weeaboos seriously scare me. Especially how far they can go by completely dissing their own culture and/or race JUST TO BE JAPANESE and eventually stalk Asian people, thinking that all Asians are Japanese. I've seen plenty on the internet, but I'm glad I haven't met any weeaboos in real life. . . so far
It means that you're obsessed with Japan and you want to be asian and everything you do and own is asian...I got called a weeaboo ONCE, but that does not describe me at all, I like Japan...but not freakishly obsessed with it.
Basically someone who loves Japan to the point of worshipping it to say the least.
Another major thing is that they see Japan as this metropolis/heaven and while they try and learn Japanese its mostly anime so as a result its usually very butchered.
They lack any kind of real knowledge of Japan and this is where its get annoying. They claim it to be this anime / videogame heaven and dream of going there expecting it to be like their animes. It isn't, and its rather insulting to the country and the whole anime fanbase when one of these people get a lot of attention because it makes everyone look bad.
There was this girl my freshman year of college who I found out was totally a weeaboo. She was always drawing anime (actually traced some things and put them up here before it was taken down) and wound up taking Japanese. So she would randomly burst out in Japanese with the fakest, highest pitched Japanese accent I had ever heard, knowing that none of us understood Japanese, and the one Japanese girl we did know honestly couldn't understand what she was saying. It was really funny because she bumped into some Asian students one day and immediately in that fake, annoying ass way said "Gomenasai something something" while bowing. Me and my roommate at the time looked at the Asian guys (who looked so uncomfortable) and then at each other because we knew they were Chinese students.
It was really uncomfortable how she would try to get the Japanese students' attention and affection, then she wound up telling our table one day at lunch how we were all going to hell and the Japanese girl mentioned earlier was sitting with us.
It's not that complicated of a reason. She decided to give us all names after the vocaloid that was most like us. I was named Kaiko because I was most like Kaito, but since he was a boy, she went with his female version.
I must be the envy of all the weeaboos at the moment. Not only do I study in Japan completely on the wallet of the Japanese government, with a chance of a job here afterwards, but I also have a Japanese girlfriend who is quite the looker. AND I AM NOT EVEN THAT INTERESTED IN THE WHOLE POPULAR CULTURE APART FROM GAMES!
There's a girl at my college who used to wear her Naruto headband to class, which was fine I guess. And then it progressed to elf ears and vampire teeth. She has a dA where she posts recolors of wolf's rain and makes journals about her original character being raped. 8I
I find them all the time at college. I hate most of them and at times I would tell it straight to their face so whenever I find some weeaboo girl wearing a red, cheap sailor fuku (THIS I'VE FUCKING SEEN!) or a fat tower of puss wearing an animu t-shirt with a trench coat straight out of Columbine. They would bask in pride with it, and I would end up either walking away from them or just having a conversation with said weird fucks.