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  • Essay On Geek Culture

    The purpose of the study, A Psychological Exploration of Engagement in Geek Culture, was to identify and understand why people participate in geek culture. Geek culture is defined as a subculture of enthusiasts that are interested in “obscure” media such as anime, sci-fi, and videogames. However, there are many faucets of the culture and it has become increasingly appealing to mainstream audiences, causing a greater shift in active engagement. Despite geek interests once being marginalized, events such as Comic Con and movies such as The Avengers have achieved monumental success in the past decade. The researchers theorized that were a specific set of reasons why people choose to engage in geek culture, and to understand why geek culture is becoming more appealing to mainstream contemporary culture. These reasons were isolated into three separate hypotheses, and while they were examined individually the researchers acknowledged that they were not mutually exclusive. The study was correlational. The researchers went to geek conventions (such as Dragon*Con) and surveyed the participants. There were 7 separate studies conducted, each one with its own set of questions and methodology. The predictor variables were openness to experience, fantasy proneness, schizotypal personality and dissociation (which are all also predictors of creativity). The criterion variable was participation in geek culture. The researchers acknowledged that their findings are not definitive, and only…

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  • Orrin Klapp Definition Of A Hero Essay

    Throughout time, “heroes” have come and gone each leaving their mark on the world around them. A sociologist, Orrin Klapp, has noticed trends and patterns in how we as a society define our heroes and how we follow them. In the example of entertainers, he said it was their “box office (ability)” (Klapp 54) that brings in their fans and that can in turn lift them to the status of heroism. I feel it is not just the natural ability of the entertainer that elevates them to the status of hero but also…

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  • Rhetorical Analysis Of The Left Handed Commencement Address

    Award-winning author and feminist Ursula K. Le Guin delivered a rhetorically complex speech to the Mills College graduating class of 1983, comprised almost entirely of women. Her speech came at a challenging time for women, as second-wave feminism began to dissolve into a myriad of disagreeing factions. The title of the speech, the “Left-Handed Commencement Address,” is a reference to her book The Left Hand of Darkness, which follows an androgynous race of space aliens. This foreshadows the…

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  • Otaku Serial Killer Essay

    knowledge that the otaku community is not accepted well by the society. Especially by the Japanese society. Which might sound rather ironic since Japan is the country of anime, games, and kawaii. Most Japanese people, when asked, affirmed they hold negative images of otaku people. And more than half believed being an Otaku connected to other social problems such as social isolation and the increase of adults with no wish to have stable jobs. Back in the 1990s, it was a hard time to be an…

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  • Characteristics Of An Otaku And A Fujoshi In Kiss Him Not Me

    The Characteristics of an Otaku and a Fujoshi in Kiss Him, Not Me In Japan, there are many people who would consider themselves avid fans of anime and manga. The term used for such people in Japanese is otaku. Amongst fan culture, another term used is fujoshi which translates into “rotten girl” (Tanka and Ishida 77) and is used to describe females who are interested in yaoi, also known as Boys’ Love (BL) which revolves around male on male relationships in a romantic or erotic form. In this…

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  • Narrative Essay On Self Identity

    a Japanese legend with paint brush style and artwork. Nowadays, It’s easy to find aficionados of renowned anime artists like Katsuhiro Otomo, who have created a tsunami of success in Western culture, and like most kids my age, I admired anime, but unlike others I also volunteered in a Japanese-style maid cafe. I spent countless hours researching Japanese customs and etiquette. I loved the feeling of discovery that came with learning each new word. I thought that gave me a well-rounded and…

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  • Japanese Soft Power Essay

    and international arena in order to cope up with society. With its industrial and economic success, it didn’t took too long for other nations to observe and emulate the ways of the Japanese. Joseph Nye argued that there are three pillars to a state’s Soft Powers, namely, culture, political values, and foreign policy. (Nye Jr., 2004) and with Japan securing its objective of rebuilding its economy, the Japanese turned to its cultural and political values as another source of influence in the…

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  • Shinji Character Analysis

    For the Otaku who are overwhelmed by their insecurities regarding their masculinity, perhaps the message Anno is attempting to convey to his audience is the need to challenge other men on patriarchal and sexist ideologies, rather than following a regime that is conclusive of the hikikomori lifestyle. The universe of Evangelion exists as a space that allows for more complex explorations of masculinity within the medium of anime and manga. The influence of hegemonic masculinity consists of…

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  • Epilogue Examples

    Although, Brother Benjie usually brings these kids here when his boss calls for him; this time is a bit special. Today is December 5 and these kids will stay with me until over Christmas. Scratch that, until over New Year. Exactly, their father won’t be coming home before this year ends. Sad, indeed. As for me, being left out, that’s quite normal. See here, I am just an orphan. I studied quite diligently, worked for years and was able to save a bit. I bought an old piece of land with a…

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  • Pyima Visor Narrative

    me started with the incredibly low price for such a great piece of technology.I have worked my ass out for the past couple of months working at a low star fast food restaurant that paid students like me 5 dollars a day, I had worked two months to make 250 dollars. Pyima visor and Pyimanha Online were created by a Japanese software, hardware and Game designer, the genius Shiro Miyamoto. Who was nicknamed the Japanese Tony Stark. Miyamoto was one of those kids they call child (protogey) He had…

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