Darren Pangan June 8, 2007
First of all, what is a noob? If you joined a forum just recently, then people in that forum who came there long before you did, then they might just call you a noob. If you’re a drummer and the best that you can do is a 4/4 beat varying between 30-40 beats per minute, then you’re a noob drummer. If you call yourself a hacker but you use other people’s code to do your hacking then you’re more of a script kiddie a.k.a. noob.
But in the anime communities some people see the word “noob” on different perspective. Well, if you just started out watching anime then you are indeed a noob. But why is it that some people call other anime fans noob, even though they’ve been watching lots of anime for years, if they think Dragon Ball Z is the best thing that ever came out in the anime world and Naruto is their new favorite? Is preference already the measurement for calling someone a noob? Because I like to be entertained everytime I watch rather than watch 25 episodes of snoozers where everything becomes clear in the final episode, I’m now a noob? And people who are “hardcore” can look down at you now?
It’s like saying “Oh you prefer salty food over sweets? N00b!! LOL”. I hate to break it to you “hardcore” people but we’re all on the same level. We are just spectators. We appreciate the art. We do not perform the art. We eat what they feed us. It’s true that a lot of “anime for the hardcore” are more creative than mainstream. So what? Was it your idea? It’s also possible that some people you call noobs might have seen way more anime and manga than you did. It’s possible they’ve seen everything you’ve seen it’s just that they didn’t like it. You cannot look down on someone and think you are better than him simply because he watches One Piece fillers and you watch Lucky Star.
Think about it.
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