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Are you embaressed to let your friends know you read manga?

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Keilis
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8:07 am, Jul 28 2010
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Depends on what kind of manga, but usually, yes, I'm embarrassed. I don't read it in front of them. One of my friends is an artist like me, and I know she can draw better than 80% of the mangakas whose works I read. The material available to me in libraries isn't really the type that I like (e.g. just blatantly bad shoujos like Kimi ni Todoke and, to a lesser extent, Lovely Complex). I prefer to read more mature manga like Vinland Saga, but can't access them. So the only manga I can read in front of my friends are the mainstream, overrated or just piss-poor series.

Plus, most mangaka just don't know how to do their job. Most can't even draw properly, and almost all can't cook up a good plot.

barbaraonepiece
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8:34 am, Jul 28 2010
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nope...in fact i'm trying to make them read them(the bossy type, i know).also, i have quite a number of friends and acquaintances that read and love manga (which surprised me, since i'm from greece), so it's no problem for me.so i discuss about manga, even when friends that don't read them are present...some get a bit annoyed when they hear me and my other friends discussing about them, but in fact i believe that they are interested in them smile!!!!!!!
being embarassed or not may have also to do with age or manga material itself...but why be embarassed reading epic like ONE PIECEconfused !!!!!!!!!!!

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No, not really. There's some mangas that I wouldnt read in public (Because some echi parts might be missunderstood) but as to my actual hobby of reading manga, im in no way embaressed to let my friends know I read manga.

Its not like its the only thing I do or that im completly obsesed with Manga.

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musicalmaria25
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8:47 am, Jul 28 2010
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some friends no, but most of them I am embarassed to tell.not because i think its embarassing myself, but i told one girl and she was like "maria, you've been leading a secret life!" like it was a bad thing. so now i just keep it to myself.

StarlightDreams
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Not embarrassing.
My friends know I do. Most of them assumed I did anyways because I'm Asian. lol
My asian friends know too, some even ask me for rec's.
I wouldn't go out and just yell to the world that I read manga though. If they ask me, I'll say the truth. (:

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1:03 am, Jul 29 2010
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Nope! Manga is such a big part of who I am! I have one friend who doesn't want to read manga but I always try to make her bigrazz. I don't have many friends to talk about shoujo manga with, though there are plenty to talk to about the shounen ones haha.

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not really, I don't really care. all my friends know I read it. Just that I don't talk about it, if I start I get really excited and go on a manga-talk spree.=_=;

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Kitteh_13
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1:33 am, Jul 29 2010
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Absolutely all my friends know. I always talk to them about the storylines and junk.
And I've gotten quite a few friends into it too. :/

The way I see it, is that I need to be myself and true friends will accept me for who I am.


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kohaku_626
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I'm not embarrassed at all. I actually like telling them because here manga is not that common and I would love to have someone to share my thoughts with. eyes

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Maharajah
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I don't know since when has it been such an embarrassing thing to read manga. So no. I don't keep it to myself.

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Rainy Days
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3:51 am, Jul 29 2010
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Naw~ Because they read manga too. >: D
I even found a shounen-ai buddy. >w<
... Though we keep that last demographic quiet. xD

purfect_kutie64
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11:49 pm, Jul 30 2010
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i sort of get embarrased because my friends usually don't know what "manga" is.
i would end up telling them all about it in a obsessive-like manner and then think later about how i had acted.

but haha. this question really reminded me of a funny incident about a few months ago.
my dentist was fixing my teeth, and i guess he thought i was bored or something, so he asked me what i did during my free time. without thinking( and with this piece of huge rubber thing in my mouth), i automatically said that i read mangas . he had a confused face and said...."you read MANGOSconfused?"....laugh

i thought THAT experience was embarrasing.

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Quote from purfect_kutie64
but haha. this question really reminded me of a funny incident about a few months ago.
my dentist was fixing my teeth, and i guess he thought i was bored or something, so he asked me what i did during my free time. without thinking( and with this piece of huge rubber thing in my mouth), i automatically said that i read mangas . he had a confused face and said...."you read MANGOS confused ?".... laugh

i thought THAT experience was embarrasing.


Oh my gosh my step grandmother said the same thing!! (kinda) Except it was over facebook and I said "I'm a mangaholic!" and she asked me, "you like mangos...??" laugh

Rabin
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12:23 am, Jul 31 2010
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I usually don't tell my friends about it not really because I'm embarrassed, i just don't want to have to explain what it is, because most of my friends think that manga is a Japanese word for anime. A few of my friends know I read it and then don't really care that much they just bring it up to make a joke every once in a while.Although there was one time that my roommate said something to his girlfriend about manga while we were walking by a manga store and she said that she thinks that all of those weird Asian porn books are weird and used by perverts, my roommate and I just looked at each other and started cracking up. I told her later about why and she was really embarrassed that she said that about one of my hobbies lol.I can see why a lot of people would not want to share this hobby with other though, it does take a little bit of explanation to make other understand it is more then just tentacle rape lol. eek

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newjo
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12:31 pm, Aug 1 2010
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No, but actually, manga and anime aren't brought up in real life conversations.

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