The word for today

By Shamus
on May 22, 2006
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Nerd Culture

I guess Otaku thinks he can just go around inventing new words. That’s fine, I guess, but… otakusphere?

Otakusphere?!?!

The sad thing is I know I won’t be able to resist using it. It’s going to leap out in conversation sometime soon. And I know I’ll get strange looks when it does.

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  1. btw – presently otakusphere is a Google Slice – a search term that returns exactly one hit. Not for long, though :)

    google slicing is harder than it looks…

  2. Eric says:

    Man the site is really going down hill quickly. My head is bowed in shame.

  3. Ubu Roi says:

    Heh. Just used “otakusphere” in an e-mail… we may have to arraign Fledgling Otaku for war crimes if it catches on.

    Of course, I was writing about the popularity of Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya when I wrote it…

  4. […] Update: Ok, now I’ve watched the episode, and even if it’s not as insanely funny as many of the others — Kyon’s sarcasm is definately lacking here, the series continues to intrigue because of all the mysteries. What happened in the cave? Did Haruhi make a change? And what’s with the mole on Kyon’s neck? I dont’ believe that’s just a red herring. Of course, with this bunch, you never know. And when is that talking cat from the first episode going to show up? From what I’m reading on the web, the studio only committed to 14 episodes. I don’t think they expected it to be such a runaway hit in the otakusphere. […]

  5. […] – hey Ubu, with regards to this, that’s actually my doing. Nick has the links I did invent the term, after […]

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  1. […] Update: Ok, now I’ve watched the episode, and even if it’s not as insanely funny as many of the others — Kyon’s sarcasm is definately lacking here, the series continues to intrigue because of all the mysteries. What happened in the cave? Did Haruhi make a change? And what’s with the mole on Kyon’s neck? I dont’ believe that’s just a red herring. Of course, with this bunch, you never know. And when is that talking cat from the first episode going to show up? From what I’m reading on the web, the studio only committed to 14 episodes. I don’t think they expected it to be such a runaway hit in the otakusphere. […]

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    […] – hey Ubu, with regards to this, that’s actually my doing. Nick has the links I did invent the term, after […]

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