How do you pronounce 'weaboo'? In my head it's two syllables and the 'a' just gets swallowed. Is it supposed to be three syllables, like in the picture on top? Wee-ah-boo? And if so, where's the stress? Wee-AH-boo? WEE-a-boo? I am so confused.
According to the PBF comic that originated the word, it’s three syllables.
I usually hear the first syllable stressed, but it’s a slang term without standardised pronunciation. Say it however you want.
Alright then, here’s my weeaboo story. Now, I enjoy anime and manga, to an extent. I’m not obsessed. Well, this year was my second time going to an anime con in a nearby city. I love going, and it’s always very fun. I also decided to try cosplaying this year, something simple. I sewed up a Pikachu costume, and for someone as young as myself it was pretty good.
Everything was going well the first two days, no runs ins or anything. Sunday was a different story all together.
The community lake. Small in size, large in soccer moms, little kids, and obnoxious teenagers. Overly sterile yet managing to have the filthiest bathrooms in the state. Not what would be considered an ideal hangout area.
But my friends and I went there anyway. I don’t know - nostalgia? But anyway, there we were, sweating in the hot sun and getting irritable and squabbling over dropped coins and a lost friend who was supposed to show up an hour ago. At length, she arrives - let’s call her Twinkie. Twinkie immediately runs toward us, yelling very loudly about how sorry she was. I don’t mean your normal, hey-it’s-just-an-excited-kid yell. I mean legit screaming. This put me off right away - sure, Twinkie was usually quite hyperactive, but I’ve never had too much actual time alone with her to get what she really was like. I guess that day she really started to spill onto me what she was really like.
Behind the ahoge, glasses and blue eyes... [TW: Assault]
I honestly know nothing about anime/ manga/ “kawaii-desu-ness”. I had only finished watching APH about a year ago. I loved the series- I’ve always loved history and to find someone able to poke fun at it was different!
I used to live in England and I moved just about a year and a half ago to the southern half of America. So I was this nervous white girl with a horrendously thick accent going to a new high school where I didn’t know anyone. To be honest, I was desperate to find anyone that had common interests.