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Greed1914



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 11:06 pm Reply with quote
Sadly that's how a lot of friendships are. Beyond the shared interests, people oftentimes don't know that much about each other.
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Murasakisuishou



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 11:08 pm Reply with quote
Something like this comic was exactly the reason I broke off my relationship with my 'best friend' of five years.

Yeah.
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Ktimene's Lover



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 11:24 pm Reply with quote
This is the type of relationship even non-anime fans may have. Even otaku should blush at this.
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Shadowrun20XX



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 11:26 pm Reply with quote
I can't help but wonder what game they're playing? Very Happy Sorry, I'm a hardcore otaku. Don't worry Paola I too have a box of mercury memorabilia. "Mercury Bubbles!?" Are you kidding me? That's so ****ing MOE! YEAH! Laughing
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Sirenlove



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 11:32 pm Reply with quote
God thats soo true I hate people like that.
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Satiety



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 11:42 pm Reply with quote
oh man, this is apparently true... I can name several people who are like that (including me) Embarassed
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dtm42



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 11:51 pm Reply with quote
I mutually broke up with a girlfriend once because we realised that we knew little about one another outside of Anime. Anime had originally brought us together when I found out she was a fan of Shoujo and lent her my RahXephon boxset (go figure). However, virtually all of our conversations were about Anime or Manga, or people who watched Anime and Manga, and so on. You can't build an entire relationship just on a mutual hobby. Yes, a friendship, but not a relationship.
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Emma Iveli



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 11:53 pm Reply with quote
It's important to have deeper bonds of friendship than just anime. Me and my group of friends holds much deeper bonds than that. While we are fans of anime and other things (IE: Simpsons) we have deeper friendship, the other day in fact we all went to to my best friend's birthday we're we had a Pizza at a pizza place with his family and then we went to my house (long story involving my best friend's family, disabilities and the closure of the Bay Bridge), hung out, played video games, went to a Game Stop and went to the local Sushi place.

Anime is just the catalyst for our friendship.
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penguintruth



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 12:05 am Reply with quote
Well, what is friendship other than the exchange of thoughts on and the mutual enjoyment of shared interests?
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bglassbrook



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 12:11 am Reply with quote
Geez Nina, when in doubt, go for the origin story... you know she likes to draw.

@penguintruth: ancient Cardassian proverb says "A friend is just an enemy who doesn't have the guts to kill you."
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Asrialys



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 12:15 am Reply with quote
Ugh, there's so much truth in this that it hurts...

I can't really talk to my friends (any, whether they like anime or not) about anything. Most of my Live Messenger chats with a couple of my friends actually do deal with anime. *sigh* Well, at least I do know that they have siblings (was never told nor have I asked for their names though)...


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Zac
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 12:17 am Reply with quote
penguintruth wrote:
Well, what is friendship other than the exchange of thoughts on and the mutual enjoyment of shared interests?


Uh, there's this whole "general interest, care and concern for another person outside of simple personal taste or hobbies".
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dormcat
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 12:33 am Reply with quote
Hey! Tomokazu Seki x Ayako Kawasumi is THE best anime on-screen couple!
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Sticks



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 12:42 am Reply with quote
Yup... thats how some friendships are. But I think Nina's will survive this.... Wink
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teh*darkness



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 3:10 am Reply with quote
dtm42 wrote:
...I found out she was a fan of Shoujo and lent her my RahXephon boxset...


Um... how do those go together at all? Or are you just pointing out she can watch anime that isn't shoujo?

And sadly, I've known a few people that I met over anime and over time stopped talking to, because that was all we had in common. Currently, my best friend and I have known each other for years and used to do all kinds of school/church type activities together. Then one day I lent him Bleach and Kenshin, and a new dimension was added to our friendship. We've known each other for 7-8 years, and still hang out all the time. Smile
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