The Link Between Linux Scrots and Anime?


#1

I’m showing my age here I think but I visit /r/unixporn often and the vast majority of screenshots there are full of Anime. What is the link? Why is Anime so popular with Linux users?

I’m surmising that this is a younger generation thing as I don’t know anyone my age (almost 40) that has anything to do with Anime?

To be honest, I do find the whole Anime thing extremely strange …but that is a topic for another day.


#2

I’m 30 years old and I’ve never read anime. I’ve never been attracted although I know a lot of people who follow anime. For me it was also always a strange world


#3

That would be my guess; your kids like Anime? My oldest (13) does and she is starting to learn how to draw Anime.


#4

No not at all. My eldest is almost 16 and has only shown a slight interest. My youngest couldn’t give a hoot.

To each their own, I suppose people think the same about my Metal obsession!


#5

My 12 year old granddaughter loves Japanese cartoons and is producing some amazing stuff herself now, it’s wonderful.

Oh and the static images are in the manga style, the anime term is reserved for animations (I think).

Link for those not down with the youth: http://www.mit.edu/~rei/Expl.html


#6

My older went through such a phase in high school. Now she is studying bioinformatics and probably has already passed it.


#7

I’ve noticed the word “strange” tossed around in here a few times. As someone who has been knee deep in the abyss of the extreme anime fandom from my own forum days, feel fortunate that you have not been scarred from unhinged otaku/weeaboos. LOL.

It’s… a strange, strange world – I tell you what.

But yeah, it’s pretty much a nerd culture thing that’s become prevalent among the younger generations which in the past 10 years or so has come to include anime and manga as a type of sub-genre in popular nerd culture.


#8

I sort of had come to that conclusion… very very strange. What the fuck is an otaku/weeaboo?


#9

This is kind of satire yet at the same time not, if that makes any sense.

Has explicit language, so probably could be labeled NSFW. Loss of IQ is possible.


#10

Ah okay, I understand now… fuck me…lol.

I’m a little concerned! I have heard of some of these people carrying their “pillows” of Anime characters around. Its fucking strange.


#11

I had a big paragraph written out about the horrors I’ve experienced on anime forums that are privately operated and have sections dedicated to the gross stuff, but I’ll just say that body pillows are almost saintly compared to some of the extreme (disturbing) parts of the weeaboo/otaku fandom.

x___x

One of the primary reasons I don’t really visit many anymore, sadly. By no means is that kind of stuff common, but it’s disturbing nonetheless with the numbers that seem to be into that stuff regardless.


#12

Deleted my last post. Didn’t wanna derail the topic. lol

But I think the reason you see a lot of anime scrots is because there are a lot of users in their early 30s and 20s on there that have embraced popular nerd culture. :slight_smile:


#13

It doesn’t seem to be a area of the worlds culture I want to venture.

I have reinstated it, you haven’t derailed, you answered my question :smiley:


#14

I’m pretty much a “filthy casual” when it comes to anime. I grew up on a cartoon program called “Toonami” back in the 90s that has anime shows like Dragonball Z, Gundam, Cowboy Bebop, and other shows of the sort. Coming home from school and turning the TV on to catch DBZ reminds me of good times.


#15

Gotta love some FilthyFrank


#16

To say the least and have no idea what the apparent fascination with it is.

As a father of seven (five girls), I find the art form disturbing in general and a terrible characterization of girls/women in particular.

The neurotic grafting of a girl’s prepubescent face upon a woman’s post-adolescent body isn’t something I’d personally be proud of displaying upon my desktops.

Of course, just my opinion and to each their own :slightly_smiling_face:


#17

I was waiting for someone to mention this. That is one of my issues as well. Though possibly could be a culture thing… not sure there.


#18

Mate, I’m really glad to read this. I thought it was only me.
I dont get it.
I dont like it.


#19

There are probably a heap of people that feel the same way as us.


#20

I see scrots on unixporn and often think (and actually say out load sometimes) WTF?

And then you get some people actually saying things like “thats so hot”. And that just creeps the fuck out of me.