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

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Post #540178
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2:25 am, Mar 16 2012
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Depends on the friends. I have a loose 'you tell, I tell' policy. If I know about their hobbies I'll tell them about mine. A lot more of my friends have gotten into it recently (without my external influence). Can't really be embarrassed by something that the majority of my friends have begun to do.

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Post #540180
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2:36 am, Mar 16 2012
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Well I don't know If embarrassed is really the word. I go to a Christian school now and I've told one or two people I read manga. But not really what I read, and if I did, I'm afraid they would be all jumpy on it. So I've refrained from telling anyone really anything about it. But at least their are other people who share the same hobby. shy

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Post #540189

3:34 am, Mar 16 2012
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I don't go announcing it the world, but if a friend asks "do you read manga?" I'll answer honestly: "yeah, every now and then. I used to read more when I was younger."

Post #540191
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3:46 am, Mar 16 2012
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I don't announce it, but I do cite things I've read from mangas now and then and if anyone asks, I would answer that I'm an avid manga reader. My friends don't care enough what I like and my hobbies, and it just doesn't influence our conversations.

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Post #540204
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6:45 am, Mar 16 2012
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Nah - but I usually leave out what kind - Yaoi smile wink grin

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Post #540479
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In hibernation.

5:39 pm, Mar 17 2012
Posts: 315

I was really embarrassed about this hobby when I was younger, and then it just became a habit for me to not talk about it. Now I'm not sure wether I'm embarrassed or not, I just don't see the point in shouting about it either. If someone asks, I'll answer I guess. roll eyes

Post #540480
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5:44 pm, Mar 17 2012
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No, nothing to be embarrassed about. We sometimes joke in a healthy way. Well actually it I who does. To be clear not making fun of it

Post #540567
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2:14 am, Mar 18 2012
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Only my other nerd friends know...but I don't hide the K-Dramas, because I don't really find that something to hide. I watch those when there are hot male leads. For manga my close friends know, and only 3 know the extent. Anime isn't really hidden, but people have to really pay attention to me to figure it out.

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And adding on, only 3 people in this world know about the yaoi (including my sister, who tells people I watch gay porn, the creep). I think I would lose friends if it was common knowledge...

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2:17 am, Mar 18 2012
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My friends read manga and are all really nerdy, we also read a lot of books, if I was uncomfortable reading manga around my friends they wouldn't be my friends because that would mean we don't actually like each other for who we are.

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Post #540579
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2:31 am, Mar 18 2012
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I wasn't in high school but now that i'm in college...seems to me that when I say I read manga it is not clear to them that it is NOT animated (they think I watch naruto on tv -___-'' )

1. watch naruto nor read it...
2. there is story for older readers and they don't get it :C

so I don't talk about manga much...and when I talk about something I've read in a manga I say in a book or in a ''BD'' ( which means Comics)

I'm not ashamed, it is just anoying to explain the concept and my interesse in some manga...NOT NARUTO DAMN IT

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Post #540672
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1:15 pm, Mar 18 2012
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I'm old (hint: on my eighth year of work now) and almost all of my friends do not read manga. While I do not deny the fact that I read manga, it's not something that I declare voluntarily. So I guess it's a 'yes'. Lol.

Post #540676
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1:48 pm, Mar 18 2012
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I'm not old, neither am I young though... but it is known to most of my friends that I'm quite childish and that I still let myself be engulf in things like manga and books and other stuff that you may find immature and weird... but I never hide it to any of them. In fact, my friends are actually forced to listen to all my ramblings about the newest manga I've read, so that's a definite NO. eyes

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Post #540777
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12:20 am, Mar 19 2012
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Depends on the friend. But I know this wannabee cool person, he tells me that if I tell his friends he reads manga, I will be in trouble. : P Wimp.

Post #629957
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4:36 am, Jan 26 2014
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Hmmm, maybe.... I just dont tell them that I read mangas, but I think they know that I watch anime...
I also dont let other people that I dont know, know that I read manga..

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Me too ♥

4:39 am, Jan 26 2014
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Nope. I've probably admitted other things that most would consider far more embarrassing than reading manga. laugh

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