Browsing through my various RSS subscriptions today I got angrier and angrier when I kept reading more and more stories by western media outlets jumping on a quote from the Chinese media who are labeling persons in China who are addicted to watching the Olympic games Otaku. It’s obvious they don’t know what the true meaning of the word Otaku is but it puts me in a placard bearing mood to see idiots labeling me and other Otaku worldwide something we are not!
Chinese media has even given its army of TV Olympic spectators a name — otaku — a Japanese word that means “venerable house” and usually refers to someone nerdy who is totally devoted to a hobby to the point of not leaving home.
This is how Clare
looked when I complained to her this morning
I really should reconsider researching how to build or acquire an ICBM….one (or two) would really come in hand right now.
Proper explanation of the origins of the term “Otaku”
Health fears for Olympic couch potates
China’s “otaku” problem
Armchair Olympics fuels obesity fears in China