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Too Shy To Start My Club

I  am  Otaku college freshman, I spend most of my free time dredging the web for great anime, manga and manhwa. I have found more than a few gems, but I have no one to share them with. I wish the U of U had a Otaku club, its amazing that with over 30,000 students, the U no longer has one. I would love to start one, but there is just one problem, I am alone. Utterly and totally.  I need at least a few other people to start a club, but I don't know anyone else who would join. I occasionally see people watching anime in the computer lab but I am far to shy to start a conversation with them. It's not that I don't like talking to people, it just that I am too shy to start a conversation with a stranger.

What am I to do? If only life were a Shojo Manga and someone who understands me would knock me over in the hall.

I need to a Haruhi Suzumiyai to conscript me into her SOS brigade.  


Some day I will find the courage to build my club, until then , I will endure.

ReluctantRecluse ReluctantRecluse 18-21, M 6 Responses Feb 6, 2010

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Good luck, and please do not be too shy about this!
I am also a college freshmen without friends into anime. It is not fun :(
I think you should be brave and talk to people who you know like it, because it is a lot less fun being alone v.v
well it is worth a try yknow?

Good luck man. I was president of our anime club. It's worth starting and you never know who will come out of the woodwork.

I hope you find the courage to branch out. I am also incredibly shy, and so it's hard for me to reach out to other people who like anime and such like i do. If people are talking or watching an anime/manga that you like (and aren't making fun of it), try to join in the conversation with "oh! You're watching..... arent you?" :)

At least you're not in Olemiss. Mississippi is void of any cons (hell, any form of nonconformity) xDD <br />
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But my heart goes out to you too, and unfortunately, fantasy ain't the same as reality (maybe this is a good thing?). It's a bigger step from talking online in other anime/Japanese popular culture forum, but have you ever attended a convention before? If you haven't, there's one coming up in March 2011.<br />
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I've been to several and I'm not going to lie, even the most shyest and closeted of Sakurada Jun's have made at least one friend (*yes this is a Rozen Maiden reference* seriously: it's really hard not to be able to relate to anyone's love for Pocky). And even if it is quite far from SLC, cons are a lot of fun and usually worth attending (what I mean by this is price wise xD - first time at Anime central for a whole weekend: BEST 50 DOLLARS EVER SPENT!); I've actually run into people I knew in school at my local con and at cons outside my area. And even if you aren't crazy about starting conversations - don't worry, there will always be someone else intiating one. Perhaps after that experience, you might feel better about the idea of hosting your own club....if not, well, ideas cannot manifest on their own without taking any action, otherwise, they'll always remain as wishes. <br />
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I'm going to say this, not to be nice, but in honesty - you've had a lot of guts to talk about your situation, and I'll give you major props to that. I know that this is about lolita fashion, but you might be interested in reading this blog article:<br />
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Oh and, Lucky Star ftw. Sorry, I'm just not a fan of Suzumiya Haruhi. Konata Izumi and her dad are the ultimate anime obsessed otaku and aren't *******. <br />
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@deletedd: interesting, but I think I like reality better. I mean, I have a Chii plush and she's already got a personality of her own - I'd hate to have a smart mouth as my persocom. Haha!

Know that reality is different from fantasy my friend. But my heart goes to you. From one anime fan to another.

If life were like the shoujo mangas, there would be way too many bishie men, AI's capable of human emotion, little girls with katanas, and there would be cherry blossoms EVERYWHERE. @.@<br />
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It's a funny thought though.