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Old December 2nd, 2010 (2:35 PM).
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The Justin Beiber obsessions are so annoying x_x
And the Glee obsessions.

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Old December 2nd, 2010 (3:06 PM).
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I don't even know what 'Glee' is, and from what I'm reading here, it's probably better that way. Anyways...
What I don't understand is pretty much the usual stuff - what ever pop musicians are being hyped right now (because, each year there is another), twilight (it seems to be decreasing at least), et cetera.
But wait, that isn't all. Mobile phones. Everyone and their dog/granny/whatever is having a mobile phone, is using it all the time and getting a newer model each year. Meanwhile, I have one rotting on my shelf for years and don't understand what's so special about these things.
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Old December 2nd, 2010 (4:33 PM).
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Originally Posted by Kura View Post
@_@ I understand liking the culture.. but what I said I didn't understand was the obsession- :/ Some people tend to let it consume and dictate their lives ._.
Hmm... Don't suppose I've quite come across such people, then.
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Old December 4th, 2010 (7:50 PM).
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Quite a few things, actually.

  • Justin Beiber. People my age thinking a kid who looks like he's 11 is hot... is borderline perverted o.o
  • Miley Cirus. Self Explanatory.
  • Twilight. Oh, these books are so awful in so many ways that I don't even know where to begin...
  • Anime. Woah woah woah now. I don't mean all anime. I just mean anime with little point or progression whatsoever, or filled with tons a filler. Y'know, the popular stuff. Biggest offenders - Bleach, One Piece, Lucky Star, Azumanga Daioh, Evangalion...
  • Cartoon Network/Nickelodeon. A lot of people like the new shows on these channels... God knows why.
  • Converting Everyone Who's Not Christian. This is quite prevalent in my own life, where I'm told blatantly that I'll go to hell because I'm Jewish. Hrm, good thing that hell doesn't exist...
  • Silly Bands. Dear god, do I have to explain this?
  • Japan. Now, not all of Japan - I did live there for a year, after all. I just mean how people get so freakishly obsessive over the country that they want to reject their own selves and pretend to be Japanese, even though their impression of Japan is completely distorted.
  • COD. It's... not really that great imho. lol
  • Sarah Palin. Now this one mainly applies to older adults in my community (yes, I befriend those outside of my agegroup egad), but you know, she doesn't accurately represent Republicans, Conservatives or Women. Just stupid hicks in Alaska.
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Old December 4th, 2010 (9:44 PM).
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I don't really care about obsessions much, seeing as I don't necessarily get them.

I will admit, that I do have favorites, but I don't have excessive obsessions, and I'm not really obsessed with anything soo... .__.; I'm my own person. There are a lot of things people are obsessed with that I'm not necessarily obsessed with, but for the sake of listing and tl;dr, I'll just leave it at this.
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Old December 4th, 2010 (11:00 PM).
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-Twlight: Whoo. Sparkling vampires
-Harry Potter: I don't think it's terrible, just isn't my thing, I s'pose.
-Star Wars: Again, it's probably just not my thing. But I feel like I'm gonna get people yelling at me for it.
-Call of Duty: Ugh. Everyone's going crazy about Black Ops, but it's the SAME. DANG. GAME.
-Facebook: Sure, I have a Facebook like everyone else, but so many people are obsessed over nothing. It's an easy way to keep in contact with people, but eh, that's all.
-iPods: Overpriced with alternatives that do more.
-All the random Disney "stars": Especially Miley. She's such a terrible role model for kids and I really dislike her for it.
-Justin Bieber: Yeah. I'm honestly confused.
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I will admit that I rip on people for their obsessions, but it's not serious and they know it. I don't not get any obsession, either. They are something that people just thoroughly enjoy. What I don't get is why people become as insane as they do over certain things.*shrugs* And, like Scarf said, I also don't understand why one thing can consume a person like that. Granted, I have my love of certain things that I often talk about and fantard over *cough*DGM*cough* but, well, I don't let them consume my every thought. I mostly talk about them to just annoy people cuz I have that kinda personality |D

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Originally Posted by Kura View Post

Yes that's right, people. I don't understand what this country has to offer that merits people to obsess over the culture like crazy! Anime? What's so great about it- really? I love me some American cartoons but I don't go and download EVERY SINGLE OTHER ONE.

Why learn that language in particular, too? What's wrong with French, Spanish, Greek?
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I just don't get it. Sure you can like it.. but everyone seems to go OVERBOARD.
I agree... for the most part, but that's because I had an obsession myself.
Now I don't really get it. I took japanese not because of the anime and manga involved (Though nowadays I can't STAND when people mispronounce it and then correct your for correcting them. >:C) but because out of all of the languages open to me (other options were french, spanish and german...) Japanese was the only one that didn't bother me in some way (Which is somewhat odd, looking back, since I am at most 25% mexican.) But french I just wasn't fond of learning, german just sounds odd to me, and spanish I had come to hate because of little kids constantly yelling at me in it. (Japanese became an awesome confusion counter, especially after I figured out what they were saying)
So I do agree that people need to tone it down...

But, anywho, on the question at hand.... obsessions I will NEVER understand no matter how hard I try are as follows...
•superiority complexes - I have an inferiority complex soooooo I'm never gonna get why people obsess over every reason they can find on how and why they're better than you.
•Celebreties - "Top headline - OMG!!! -insert celebrity name here- BLINKED!" I don't really care about some singer going to the dentist and having no cavities. Whoever does is a creeper, in my opinion.
There are probably more but I can't think of any right now...
Old December 7th, 2010 (7:06 AM).
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- I don't understand the obsession with Halo. I had a joke about it, but it comes off as offensive to some, or well, it might. So I'll leave this at that.

- TWILIGHT. Vampires aren't supposed to sparkle or be handsome devils. This is a freaky obsession, imo. Edward isn't even that good looking.

- Alcohol is major too. I have no drive to drink right now, so I guess that's why I don't understand. But it's like...why do you wanna drink so much that you don't even remember the fun time (and even then, you might not be having a fun time) you're having? And I'm also afraid of people putting stuff in drinks. So I'm just avoiding it; I'm not getting raped or anything cause I mean, look at me. I just don't get the hype over it.

- Japan. People are too obsessed with everything Japan does, says, breathes, eats, everything. And then weeaboos come out of it. Make it stop. :(

- Console fanboyism. If you know me, you know I stick with Nintendo through almost everything, but I'm not so obsessed to think that they win at everything. I can admit I play my 360 more than my Wii or something, but some people won't even get consoles from other companies because they're just that weird about it. If you care more about sticking to one company rather than playing good games, you're going to miss out on some good stuff. Unless you're an FPS nut which leads me to...

- Shooter games in general. If you're going to play shooters, that's fine, but please tell me you have other tastes. You're not much of a gamer if you can't even pop in an RPG or something else every once in a while imo.
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Old December 7th, 2010 (9:20 AM). Edited December 7th, 2010 by Harmonie.
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- Hating on Justin Bieber and Twilight. I wouldn't have even know about neither of them if it weren't for the haters. The haters are just as bad, in the end.

- Zombies. They're in everything, I liked them in One Piece but only there did I like them (and that could be because they aren't brainless and are more of a parody on zombies). People talk about how overrated vampires are and I'm like what? Zombies are so much more popular, and I just can't even understand why. I can't wait for the fad to die.

- Led Zeppelin. Stairway To Heaven is good but the rest of their songs are just annoying.

- Summer/Spring/Warm Weather. I understand not wanting snow and ice, but those seasons are just way too hot, and tornadoes are way more dangerous than the minor winter storms we get where I live.

- Butterflies. They're bugs. Yet, I know people like my sister who hates bugs but loves butterflies. That makes no sense.

- Japan. I like anime and manga but I do not see the fascination with Japan and how everybody feels like they have to act Japanese and add random Japanese words (that they probably don't even fully understand) into their sentences. So what if you like cartoons and comic books from another country, it doesn't make you a part of their culture.

- Anime girls. They aren't real, and they really aren't anything close to real. I don't see how people are attracted to them. As would be assumed, I also don't get fanservice either. It's dumb.

- Cats. Okay, the animal itself is fine. Not my favorite (dogs are better), but the obsession with people with cat ears and tails is something I really don't understand. I think this is the worst in the anime community so it's kind of related to the above one.

- Gintama, FLCL, Katekyo Hitman REBORN!. The fans' act like they are the best things they have ever seen. Gintama isn't funny. FLCL is boring, and Katekyo Hitman REBORN! is very generic to the point of fault.

- Celebrities. Why should I care about them?

- Alcohol. I guess I was crazy because I waited until I was the right age to have my first drink. In fact, I waited until three months after. It wasn't any good. I don't see how people can drink. If people want to drink lightly that is their right, but if they start trying to convince me to drink again they've taken it too far. That stuff is nasty, and I have enough health issues as it is.
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Originally Posted by Sydian View Post
Alcohol is major too. I have no drive to drink right now, so I guess that's why I don't understand. But it's like...why do you wanna drink so much that you don't even remember the fun time (and even then, you might not be having a fun time) you're having? And I'm also afraid of people putting stuff in drinks. So I'm just avoiding it; I'm not getting raped or anything cause I mean, look at me. I just don't get the hype over it.
Well, drinking alcohol drinks isn't really much different than having something else like Sprite or coke. For example long drinks (~5% Vol.) taste a lot like normal soda pops even if there is some alcohol in them.

Anyway, sometimes you just get the feeling "I could just take a couple too many today" after having a few first. I don't know where it comes from but that just happens :D
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I really don't get why people are really obssesed with Twilight , Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus and such. They're too boring.

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Let's see... Twilight, Justin Bieber, Glee, and Farmville. I don't get it...

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Old December 11th, 2010 (6:41 AM).
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I have to admit that almost all of the ones I want to talk about have already been said but I'll reiterate them for added effect I suppose, haha.
  • Justin Bieber fans. His "music" is terrible, lack any kinds of hooks, he's an idiot (let's face it, my cat knows what Germany is), and he's a manufactured "artist," if you can call him that.
  • Anti-Justin Bieber fans. Go to almost any music video on YouTube and watch how somebody will compare Justin Bieber to it. I mean, okay, you don't like the guy, who cares?
  • Glee, High School Musical, Camp Rock and any other musical series like this just annoy me, especially when they know they're not great so just rely on autotune, so I really can't see the appeal.
  • Twilight. I've read the first book and regret ever thinking of doing so. It. Is. Terrible.
  • Facebook Games including FarmVille, Mafia Wars, Café World, whatever. They are just...what is the appeal?
  • "Playstation is better than the 360!" "No man, we've got better games!" Does this need anymore elaboration? This "console war" is just pathetic. Play games because you like the games, not because you like the console. -.-#
  • Call of Duty. Okay, it's an alright game, but, seriously, it's not that good. I'd rather play Super Mario Galaxy 2 anyday.

They are most certainly more obssessions I don't understand but I don't want to bore you.
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Justin Bieber.
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I really don't understand what the hype is about those things..
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Let's see:

-Justin Bieber
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-Anime with TONS of fillers

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I don't think I quite understand the "furry fandom".

Yes, anthropomorphic animals are cool, but some furries make it out to be a lifestyle, dedicating vast amounts of time to drawing pictures of them and making fursuits.

It's not even a proper genre like Sci-Fi, it's just a type of character. Really, what's the point?
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Originally Posted by Vendak View Post
I don't "get" any obsession other than my own obsessions; but everyone has a different taste in what they like. I might think it's strange to like Justin Bieber, but I'm sure all the Bieber fans think the bands I enjoy are strange too. Everyone's just different, so I don't think any particular obsessions are any weirder than any other obsession.

If someone has found something that makes them happy enough to obsess over it, then I say good for them, regardless of what it is.
The only obsession I really dislike is the obsession that some people have with putting others down just because they like certain things.
Best way to look at things, in a realists terms, but I have an obsession that I don't like, nor fully understand. Actions as a population of a whole intrigue me to no end. Say, there's one million free people who are making a decision, for some reason everyone alone would choose option B, but together, only few speak their minds. This contradiction of attention has been around for countless centuries, and it's been nagging at my skull for the same duration.
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Originally Posted by Roxichu View Post
I don't think I quite understand the "furry fandom".

Yes, anthropomorphic animals are cool, but some furries make it out to be a lifestyle, dedicating vast amounts of time to drawing pictures of them and making fursuits.

It's not even a proper genre like Sci-Fi, it's just a type of character. Really, what's the point?
Haha, that's my obsession. ;) Sort of... I don't understand the fursuit thing either, but I'd rather dress up like a dog than play farmville or listen to Justin Bieber any day.
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Why are people so obsessed with Twilight, a series where all shirtless guys do is beat each other up, sparkle, and shoot witty dialogue back and forth, while completely butchering any lore that they use?

Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go play Touhou...

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