Do you hide your power level /v/? Everybody thinks I'm this cool, laidback, funny guy but I'm actually a huge fucking weeaboo that plays weeb games all the time and listen to J-pop. I also look up way too much behind the scenes info about vidya games and cartoons for no reason except to say I know this bit of trivia.
>tfw knew a guy who was 20 at the time who bought a 3DS to class
>He was openly playing it
>Hiding your power level used to be an honored skill on /v/
>Now if you even suggest not acting like a spaz in public a bunch of gay faggots post that ree frog
I kind of hide it, but I'm not afraid of playing games in public.
>Senior year of high school
>knew a guy who played his pink ds light in class
>subtly began to trade and battle him on pokemon pearl during class
>talking with qt3.14
>notice her phone has a zelda cover
>spend 15 minutes thinking about how to show my power level without seeming like a loser
>only winning move is to not play
>conversation is already over
>occasionally see her on campus and feel sad
I don't leave my house or even talk to people so I don't have to.
Being a fucking weaboo is not a power level you fucking Melvin.
Dude bringing a handheld to college classes is pussy repellent. Even being associated with that kind of person in public will damage your odds of getting pussy.
>all of my friends have some weird unexplained hatred for anime and japan in general
>mfw huge weeb
>someone asks me if I've heard of DANK Souls
>can't tell them yes because it'll just be me explaining on how I have 1k+ hours in PvP
>have to tell them no and listen to how they think the Drake Sword is the most OP thing ever
Mostly no. Even then, I just say something like I like Recettear or Fortune Summoners and leave it at that to friends.
The only one who should reveal your powerlevel is to your closest family and/or friends and to your girlfriend of long time.
I know its a normie thing but if you don't have someone close to you then don't reveal anything because maybe you'll be labeled as "that weird guy".
>some normie at work finds out I play vidya and now wont shut up about it
>pretend to be interested in call of duty and asscreed
>accidentally told him I was getting a ps4 soon
>he wants to add me on psn
fuck this shit I just want to play underage panty quest in peace
>computer science major
>fellow spergs everywhere
>no need to hide playing games in public
>only pressure is to not fail at a game you are playing so the people watching over your shoulder dont think you suck
>only 4-5 girls in entire major anyway
>implying my demeanor alone isnt enough to repel potential pussy
at least if you openly play your DS in public, you have a slight chance of a nerdy girl appreciating your lack of fucks
I hide my power level to anyone besides my roommate. I don't wear any gaming/internet culture related shit I just shop at saks/nordtrom/macys. i either wear stuff from there or bum it up with sweats and tennis or golf apparel.
tfw i admitted i liked monster hunter, anime, world of warcraft, animal crossing and nintendo to this girl to try to get her away from me but she still wanted me to fuck her
>eating lunch alone like the big faggot I am
>qt grill approaches me
>"hey mind if I sit with you?"
>chatting about classes and majors
>actually good conversation haven't messed up so far
>"so what's your hobbies?"
>"I'm kind of a computer guy"
>whew, bullet dodged
>"Oh so like video games?"
>"well, yeah sometimes"
>at least she doesn't seem to mind
>nearby TV has ad for Assassins creed
>"are you exited for that game?"
>"not really the last few games weren't that great"
>"oh, I wouldn't know I've never played a game"
>mediocre conversation till we both finish our meals
I've actually had people talk to me on the train because I was playing video games. Most of them wanted to know my opinion on the game/system I was playing and if I had any advice on what games/system to buy.
Felt pretty good.
Aren't you a special snowflake? Post more about your interesting life.
>"you'll make lots of friends in college anon"
>go to classes
>don't talk to people during class
>no obligation to stay on campus when not attending classes
>go straight home to shitpost on /v/
My old friends still think I moved out since I haven't spoken to them in years
Anon. You just expressed what I've been feeling for so long. I wasn't sure what went wrong with this place, but THIS is it. THIS is exactly it, there are actual retards infesting this place that mistake being a "normie" for not having autism in public. Fucking fuck, what the hell is wrong with hiding your power level so you can still participate in fucking society like a real person?
>I don't care about what other people thinking about me
I've never understood this. Is "hiding" your power level supposed to mean you just don't go out of your way to broadcast it or does it mean you won't even talk about if somebody brings related things up?
Either way it seem pretty silly.
except if your gay
get your 3ds out and the dicks will be coming in
this is actually true
>study computer science
>everyone is spergs
and i don't mean weeaboo as in ronery fatluses with their waifus and shit
i mean weeaboo in the naruto watching pocky eating broken japanese speaking sense of the word
at least we all play king of fighters together
but that's cause we mexican
>computer broke a while ago
>have a replacement to use until it's fixed
>replacement is shit and I can't play games on it
>also didn't expect good computer to be broken for long
>never bother installing anything to talk to friends because of those reason
>it's been like 6 months
>don't want to add them because I'll look like a dick for ignoring them for 6 months
>don't want to wait until I actually fix my computer because I'll look like a dick for ignoring them even longer
Everyone thinks I moved or died or something and it's actually kinda peaceful.
But I'm also worried that if I do start talking to a few friends again that they're gonna tell the other people who think I died that I'm back and then my peace will be shattered. I wish I was a kid again.
I dont do it on purpose, its just that Im discrete about myself but I have been found looking for figmas and vidya on amazon by a coworker.
You can start by not being ashamed of your own interests hobbies. sure, tell people about how you like the stuff but just don't start to shove it in peoples faces.
if they're really your friends then knowing you're into that kind of stuff won't hurt the image they have of you. shit should remain the same and at most it'll be something for you and your friends to joke about/piick a little fun at.
if they don't like you after that then they're clearly not your friends at all
Holy shit, stop being me.
>Be a titanic sperglord in HS
>Spaguetti fucking everywhere
>Think university will be diferent
>Holy shit, actually making friends
>Feels good man
>All bros are ultra-retarded. Can't get pass calculus 1
>They where Industrial Engineering plebeians anyways
>Seeing less classes together. Some went full plebeian and changed to Psicology
>By 3rd trimester i've lost all contact with them
>No obligation to stay when not attending classes
>Go straight home to shitpost on /v/
>Grades are getting low because i just don't care anymore.
>mfw my friend discovers all my Disney and chick songs on my phone
There is literally nothing wrong with listening to Total Eclipse of the Heart
I wear jogging pants, button-ups and hats from Pac-Sun with a pair of Nikes(Currently rocking pleb flyknits4.0). The closest to nerd apparel I ever wear outside my house is a TWEWY pin I keep on my bag. Once in a while I'll use my hearthstone or project diva lanyard. My at home attire is pretty weaboo though, some KantaiColle shirts, a few persona shirts and random anime shirts and figures around my room. I have a lock on my door so I feel pretty comfortable with my set up here.
>The fear of being a social outcast and not having meaningful friends that are physically ugly to me is too great to risk being labeled a weaboo outside of my house
>all my Disney and chick songs on my phone
are you a little girl?
Don't be talkin smack about Under the Sea nigger
>That guy who thinks he's hiding his power level but your scouter fucking explodes every time he opens his mouth
This 'friend' of yours sure does go out of his way to keep you up to date on all the shit 4chan talks about all fucking day.
Fuck /v/ I knew you had shitty taste in music but this is too much
people know I play vidya, because each semester the teacher would ask us what we like to do, should have gone witht he generic go to the movies/lisen to music answer.
But I try to hide how much i fuckign love vidya as often as possible.
I don't hide my power level at all and somehow people thought it was cool in high school, probably because I was good-looking or nice to people
Nowadays I don't really have friends IRL so it's a moot point, anyway
Oh noes people might think I'm a dork.
Still get my dick wet on the regular.
You're a lame zilch either way.
>accusing someone of having shit taste while posting nichijou
It's funny because around the end of high school I had a decent social life for the first time in forever
And then the second I wasn't required to spend time near other people I stopped caring
There's nothing wrong with playing handhelds in pubic or wearing gaming merchandise as long as it's within reason and you're at least self aware. For instance, there's nothing wrong if you're just some guy playing a 3ds in public, but if you go that extra mile to wear like, a fucking NCR trench coat, a my little pony fedora, and a "LE PRAISE THE SUN" t-shirt, then you are just a beta. Anything is fine as long as it's in moderation.
I've lived on a college campus for four years and I barely know anyone. Probably doesn't help that when I'm not in class I'm sitting in my room playing video games or browsing /v/.
I've seen the dark side. Guy I worked with at my old job wore a Naruto headband, had a Panty keychain, and basically never shut up about this anime or that. This fucker took the time to explain, to me AND our senior manager, what futanari was.
Truth is I'm a massive fucking furfaggot, but the only people who know are my coworkers, who are also massive fucking furfaggots
It's not sperging out about anime or your obscure video games that no one in the rest of society cares about.
It's not about shutting yourself off from everyone, like friends. Just random people and acquaintances.
>Fucking fuck, what the hell is wrong with hiding your power level so you can still participate in fucking society like a real person?\
Simple: If your power-level is enough to prevent you from participating in society like a real person, then the problem has more to do with your power level than your ability to hide it.
>make friends with pretty cool guy at college
>Likes the usual anime like Cowboy Bebop and FullMetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
>likes Tekken and Mario Kart
>seems like good enough material to play games with
>starts posting anime theme songs on my facebook
I had to explain to him the whole hiding your power level thing. Turns out he's a virgin and really doesn't get it. He's a 22 year old, 6'6" black dude with dreads and everything. Total sperg, go figure.
>they think they can stop it
It reminds me of this quote:
"Any community that gets its laughs by pretending to be idiots will eventually be flooded by actual idiots who mistakenly believe that they're in good company."
Did you ever watch Dragon Ball? At some point they started "hiding" their power levels in order to assess their foes better and therefore have the upper hand in the combat. It's the same, you don't show you're a huge nerd to assess if anon is trustworthy.
>being virgin af
No one gives a shit if you play a handheld as long as you're not being an obnoxious faggot about it. Quit being an insecure twat who's all about 'fukin does hoes'
>implying music isn't the most subjective medium on the planet
Literally all music discussions of taste just boils down to who can out-obscure the other person
Kind of. I don´t go around telling people that i play the hottest pantsu games on my vita or how they are plebs for only playing fifa and cod. But if someones brings it up or shows that he also plays vidya i talk about it. I get interesting conversatons sometimes.
>that one time i went to a bar with a few friends and met this dude who was a huge nerd
>tfw we talked about
Unteralterbachfor 30 minutes
>Everybody thinks I'm this cool, laidback, funny guy
No one who is actually cool, laidback and funny would ever think about himself like this - you're some horribly deluded idiot who easily lets his ego get the best of himself.
>Always hide my power level during high school
>Hide my power level during jobs
>Worked at Target for 3 months
>Co-worker at Target also hide his power level
>Go over to his house one day
>He a fucking nerd and a weeaboo and stops hiding his power level
>Has Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD Remix
>I love Kingdom Hearts
>He's now one of my best bros
>job consists of sitting in the residence hall at school surfing the internet for 4 hour shifts
>have absolutely nothing to do
>bring my vita
>people have no idea what the vita is
>constantly ask me what the fuck i'm playing
Sony sure did drop the ball
Isn't it better to just like what you like and not give a shit than to hide it away like some horrible secret
It seems like if you're already unconfident, insecure, and unattractive no amount of pretending to not like video games or chinese cartoons is going to magically attract vaginas your way
I don't hide anything. I go with my 3ds to the uni and I make like 10 street passes daily, so I'm not the only one who does it. I don't have any anime-related stuff on me tho.
>riding bus home from college (30 min trip)
>openly playing EO1 on NDS
>kid that used to pick on me in high school sits behind me
>hahahaha is that pokemon hahahaa
>hahahaha it looks like like
>nah man, look
>leans forward and then shuts the fuck up, silently watching
>after 20 mins he gets up
>this is my stop, see ya.
I don't go to extra lengths to hide my powerlevel, but I also don't go running around talking about video games and anime to people unless the topic somehow comes up
>have two groups of friends in highschool
>the vidya nerd group
>sat in the hallways during lunch playing pokemon with them
>all 5 of us are huge weeaboos
>the swagfag group
>would smoke weed and go to the skatepark, did molly a few times and went to a nightclub
I fit in perfectly with both of them, and they both knew I was close with the other group
what the fuck am I?
That's just practice, anon. Once you learn how to handle stage fright(It never really goes away, you just learn to deal), you'll find presenting a topic you _really_ know is one of the most satisfying things you can do.
Hid my powerlevel pretty well back in high school, and still in college.
Eventually, all the close friends I made got to know what I like and they started converting over which was hilarious to me.
I keep my 3DS in my bag whenever I walk around campus for those street passes son.
Not to mention it's fun to interact with the people who do it openly every day, there's no point in not talking to everyone you can talk to.
I'm pretty social, and used to be popular back in high school and have a shit ton of friends in college.
It's all about how you present yourself really.
I don't hide it but I don't show it off. If someone asks me about a game or show or something I like then I will tell them what I know and we talk about it. But im not acting like a retard and yelling gaming shit all over the place.
I have classmates who do that in my Teaching class. Fucking stupid.
>Always hide my power level during high school
I knew this feel well in high school. I was the only kid who was into D&D in high school, because I went to a small-ass school in the middle of the Bible Belt. Then I went to college and got a job and it's like, holy shit, there are people that share my interests out there.
There are few who suspect it. I look and act normally, I even go to the gym and try to keep a nice appearance through posture and clothing, but I'm introverted enough for people to suspect I like weird shit.
They don't even know I'm a massive weeb/fur/
ponyfagwho roleplays in nearly every single game he plays.
I also want to order a shitton of figurines and comission a lot of art, but I need the money for more important things.
>see the popular kids from highschool today
>all working minimum wage jobs while on their 3rd divorce
>"hey anon, are you coming to the class reunion?"
I hide my powerlevel.
But some things I just don't feel like hiding.
Case in point: This shirt is my favorite shirt.
i was kindof like this, i never really gave a fugg about anything in hs and would pretty much hang with anyone. my hs wasnt as bad, and for the most part everyone was cool with eachother
>His mom concerned about him in the background because he's screaming like fucking retarded
I'm in tears help me /v/
Hiding power levels extends from people with poor social skills lacking the ability to make small talk. Hiding power levels is knowing that your in-depth opinions on anime does not constitute small talk and normies are just gonna be weirded out.
It's not about shame. It's about proper etiquette.
I don't understand why losers hide their powerlevel. Maybe if you're a gigantic normalfag and you need to keep up the facade to maintain your fake social life. But if you're not making any friends by hiding your powerlevel, what do you have to lose from revealing it? Why do you care if strangers who don't give a shit about you think you're a gigantic faggot? They probably have enough reasons to think that already. Why do you wear the mask?
>Do you hide your power level /v/?
Of course. Honestly some days I wonder if it would be better to be my nerdy self and attract people with similar interests but then I remember hiding all that shit makes having a job and sex life much easier
I don't think any of you understands. In here it seems like everything has to be one way or the other with absolutely no inbetweens.
Either you are a normie, which means that you absolutely must be a fucking status quo chad thundercock drone stereotype and even the slightest mention of having a friend puts you in this category or you must be acompletely fucked up broken person with so many issues the best psychologist on earth would be driven to suicide by your piss bottles stories and your rambling about your waifus.
You can't just be a normal guy who always liked anime and videogames and doesn't hide it from anyone. The mere idea that the average joe doesn't even give a fuck if you like cartoons and videogames as an adult is like an impossible legend in here. Surely every single normal person out there abide by the normie sterotype and are gathering together specifically to make fun of your tastes.
This is what's wrong with the notion of "hiding" your powerlevle, because now faggots think hiding it means being in absolute 100% denial of the things you love because you are ashamed of them and that is absolute bonkers retarded. Sure, I agree it's much better to just be passive about it and not make a big deal, only taking the opportunity to go in depth when you are lucky enough to meet a fellow enthusiast, but holy shit has /v/irgins pushed that concept to its ultimate extreme by pretending like even acknowledging your love of videogames in public makes everyone else laugh at you.
>had vidya nerd friends all throughout school career
>they either drifted into normalfaggotry or mouthbreathing neckbeard territory
>too weird for one group, too normal for the other
>ended up hanging out with other general outcasts just to avoid being that autist who eats lunch alone
>now a friendless NEET
Where did I go wrong
Bitches love it when I don't hide my power level.
I will talk about my favorite porn star, hentai's I like, why I like Satsuki chan, discuss powerlevels out loud with other dudes
Everybody's a fucking "nerd" or "geek" these days, nobody gives you shit for not hiding your powerlevel.
the only good disney song is someday my prince will come and I hope you listen to the bill evans version
otherwise, you're a colossal faggot, start crossdressing and getting fucked already
Yes, nobody must know I sit like a girl on my couch every night and watch anime. The only nip music I share with people is the stuff that's in English and I don't tell them it's Japanese. Video games are so normalfag now I don't care about talking about it when it comes up.
>hide my power level because I don't want to hang around with the anime club crowd (they like the Devil Survivor anime for God's sake)
>don't want to hang around the "normies" since most of them are insufferable and all they want to talk about are their shitty girl problems and sports
>make no friends
>bored out of my mind
I wish I was forced to socialise like in school, I have no idea how to make friends as an adult where I'm not stuck in classrooms with the same people for 5 years. I only became friends with other people back then by sitting on the same table or next to somebody and casually talking but it feels awkward and intrusive to do that now when I don't have to work with anyone.
I could join a society but the only ones remotely relevant to my interests are a anime society and a LoL society and I'd become everything I hate by joining either of those.
I knew a guy like you in HS. On weekends he would either go partying with the cool guys or would sit with us in a basement for 20 hours playing CS or WC3
I was really jealous that he seemed to just fit in with everyone
I'm a huge bear mode of a man. Everyone thinks I'm into sports or cars or what the fuck ever. I don't really hide it though, people are always shocked when I list DnD, tabletop games, and the vidya as my favorite things to do.
it's just a misconception
people think that "hiding your powerlevel" means not telling anyone you like videogames or weeb stuff under any pretense, when "hiding your powerlevel" just means don't be one of those fucking spergs that have to embarassingly shoehorn their obsessions into every conversation they have
it's even worse when they make everything awkward because they keep going on and on about it and no one fucking cares
I used to worry about this sort of shit, but then I realized if you can actually speak without shitting your pants you can talk about whatever you want. If people can see you're not insecure about your interests generally they won't give you shit about it. You just need to show restraint like you would with any subject and realize when it'll be boring for people. I can talk to a group of people about the fact that I was up all night modding fucking smash bros., but they don't need detailed insight into my autism regarding costumes that Mario has canonically worn.
>not normalfag enough to be normal
>not into weeb shit
>everyone just assumes I'm a stoner
>in reality I'm nothing
No one will never know my absolute obsession with gunpla that borders on sexual. No one.
Same with Bayonetta. I could go on.
Some things you really just don't tell people. Like loli love.
I was the same way except instead of swagfag it was the shitty stoner group where most everyone was retarded
literally in "special" classesand got in trouble all the time
then I cut ties with all of them and became a neet hikki
I don't hide my power level or have no need to really. It's high enough that it somehow manages to actually impress people. Sometimes, people I know ask me to recommend them a game to play and they've been happy with the majority of what I said to play.
>Tfw I only go outside is in order to get to work, shop for groceries or to fuck girls/guys I've met online
>Tfw my time at home is spent lifting, playing games, reading, watching movies or socializing with pals overs skype/steam
>Tfw I've been at this for 3 years
All communication is compromise, hell even language is a pretty shitty replacement for meaning, but its the one that's stuck so far.
When talking to someone else, you need to compromise in order to be on the same level. You are both coming out of your heads and into a generalized accepted middle ground where you can attempt to exchange meaning.
This isnt a binary thing. A "mask" in this example, is someone who compromises too much and brings very little of his self into the equation.
The Point is that EVERYONE needs a mask to communicate at some level, or else you would be unintelligible to others. See: Autism.
I don't hide anything, not because I'm comfortable with myself but the opposite. I'm so uncomfortable with myself that I have completely retreated from society. I haven't even left the house in 4 days and that was just to get the mail.
Yeah, but nothing on /v/ can be taken it its own context because as soon as you introduce a concept, shitposters are gonna abuse the shit out of it to piss of people and make self-conscious people feel bad about themselves and sooner or later everyone will interprete it it its most extreme negative form.
As that other anon and you said, hiding your powerlevel used to mean not sperging out, but then shitposting faggots started with the "he plays his 3DS in public" and before long the self-conscious neckbeards started getting paranoid about their "power level" and now, "hiding" it means being in absolute denial of the things you love.
I think one factor in that was my ability to not give a fuck about pretty much anything
and I don't wanna call this being beta, but was that I always tried to avoid pointless fighting and arguing and tried to be friendly with everyone
also my life greatly improved once I truly accepted the fact that I'd die a virgin
>tfw I can hang out with nerds and weeaboos and play vidya with all day
>tfw I can hang out with normal fags and play beer bong and smoke weed with
>tfw being the perfect balance
Why all my perfect balance niggas at?
It is for me. I never cared for partying and all that shit.
I even have my own storage unit for a personal gym. Best purchase I ever made. All the gyms near me are nothing but treadmills and ellipticals.
I was sorta the same, expect replace swagfag with goths
apparently people thought I was a goth because I looked edgy and hanged out with a guy who could spot me some cokeand most people sorta knew me, like I existed.
>maintaining my powerlevel as usual
>hanging out with 3 of my friends, all complete normalfags who go clubbing every weekend
>accidentally make a slip referencing an anime
>one of my friends counters my reference with his own reference, much more obscure but one I still got
>other two guys laugh
>ask them if they watch anime
>they do, they watch a LOT of anime
>we end up watching anime for the rest of the day
Because being known as the guy who wants to fuck a dragon is only acceptable on forums, imageboards and people who also want to fuck dragons.
Social interaction is keeping up a facade, you can sometimes take off the mask with people who are similar to you, but most of the times you benefit from keeping up the impression that you're not a deviant.
I'm 33 and mostly everyone here wears video game or punk band shirts and jeans to work and are usually talking about music, games, and cartoons at work. We're getting a game room when we move buildings soon too.
>So, anon, what team do you support?
Britbongistan is suffering.
I can get along with the vast majority of people, but like others in this thread, I'm at the point in my life where I no longer seek out social interaction. That's liable to change in the future, but for now I'm focusing on better understanding myself and what I want out of life.
There were "video game" and fighting game societies but they only lasted for a week or so since all of the "video game" guys just wanted to play LoL and the fighting game guys were just a circlejerk of anime society faggots who didn't get enough members to keep it officially running.
>OMG I HAVE ANXIETY XD
Mental Illness is fucking trendy at the moment anon who the fuck cares. This fucking nonsense about mental health at the moment with OOOH PEOPLE SHAME ME BECAUSE I'M CLINICALLY DEPRESSED LET'S RAISE AWARENESS OF MENTAL HEALTH gives me the shits. No, people don't hate you because you're depressed, they hate you because you're an attention seeking faggot. I don't think ANYONE derides people for having a legitimate mental illness.
I'm not talking about you specifically anon but it just annoys me.
Ambivertedness is the best.
>introversion for personal time
>extroversion for friends
It's truly the best of both worlds.
My pity to those who cannot balance such joys such as the joys of isolation and the joys of jocular festivities with friends.
Go outside and make some fucking friends you shut-ins.
I told some people I was a bit of a nerd and they started spouting off about chinese cartoons and vidya and I pretended that I had no idea what they were talking about and instead said I liked to read Heinlein and shit like that. Scifi books.
So, yeah, I hide my power level. I'm not gonna tell some mook that I'm rewatching Space Dandy tonight.
>jogging pants, button-ups and hats from Pac-Sun with a pair of Nikes
Why don't you wear clothes that actually make you look like an approachable human being? Like
slim jeans, graphic tee, hoodie and a pair of converse boots
>and most people sorta knew me, like I existed.
this is exactly how I saw my popularity status
people asked their opinion on me and almost every time was something along the lines of "I don't have an opinion on him", or "I don't really know him"
it was fucking weird, being able to hang out with people on complete opposite sides of the social ladder and fit in perfectly with both
I've pretty much always been this. Maybe I went to a chill school or something I dunno. I was first and foremost a jock, captain of the wrestling team. The whole team played Smash Bros for N64 constantly. I had more nerdy friends that I played Diablo and Starcraft with sometimes. Sometimes I hung out with the goths and smoked Djarums in the stairwell. Sometimes I was a bully to the spergy kids. I just do what I feel like.
I just want someone who can be the Mazinger Z to my Getter Robo.
There's a bit of a distinction in my mind between "hiding your powerlevel" and screaming your deepest fetishes to the heavens. Fetishes aren't really the kind of thing you should be sharing with anybody in contexts aside from sexual relations unless you want to be one with the furfaggots or something.
>sent away to boarding school because shit at math
>find a couple of cool guys that like video games
>start my own table
>oh shit makin' it big
>we annex the biggest table in the cafeteria
>highest concentration of nerd to ever grace the school
>LAN parties during lunch
>people can't handle the powerlevel overload
>anyone who trys to fuck with us just gets laughed off
>try to just fuck with us behind our backs
>we still notice and laugh them off
>graduate as one of the biggest names in the school
>move back home
>start at local college
>things have changed
>no more cool dudes, just neckbeards
>hide powerlevel to avoid the fedoralords
>eventually just fall in with a group of stoners
>alright people but no vidya in sight
>best friend gave up vidya for some bitch
>still hangout with an old childhood friend, only person I know who plays vidya
It hurts /v/
Never EVER support a team in your region.
People will start asking you questions about what do you think about player X's score or player Y's dick size.
Always say manchester united, nobody likes manchester united except people from manchester, and nobody lives in manchester because it's a shit hole.
Well the thing was for me was that I fit in with most people. Like the weebs (who have some good taste) think I was the best, and some of the goths liked me because I was a cynical asshole
Half and half. My friends all know I'm into anime, video games and whatnot but I don't sperg out and talk about them with friends who don't care to hear about it.
The secret to friendship is not annoying the shit out of each other.
>I don't think ANYONE derides people for having a legitimate mental illness
From personal experience you hold people on a way too high regard and I'm not playing the victim here
Black people are the biggest weeaboos in the world. And they make the best gaming bros. They are just hilarious and so cool to be around
That's not the same as hiding things. Sure, you have different modes of communication with family, different types of friends and professionally. You wouldn't want to start chattering about how The Order is shit in the middle of a meeting at work, just like you wouldn't want to bring up which movie you watched last night. But that's omission, not concealing. You put away the irrelevant details and focus on what's important in the context of the conversation or interesting for the people you're talking to.
When you don't want to bring up video games because the person might not be interested, that's consideration. But when you don't want to mention video games when someone takes enough interest in your life to actively inquire about your hobbies, that's fear.
> tft everyone thinks I'm a normalfag because I shower and workout
> Mfw I'm just a socially adjusted weeaboo
Bitches love me because I treat them like they don't exist and Bros love me cause I have good taste. feels good
>meet cool guy
>ask him what his favorite vidya is
>he says it's Evolve
>ask him what it's about
>he gives a huge, in-depth summary of all the monsters and players and game modes and all the stuff you can do
>he asks me what my favorite vidya is
>he asks me what it's about
>"oh...you can...uh...shoot stuff...and scan objects...it's pretty great, yeah."
I feel strangely insignificant.
I don't have a single friend in college and no one bothers talking to me so there's not much to hide, however, I really, really want to ask some girl (the only person I know who knows about it) where and when does the anime club takes place so I can go meet entry level plebs, but I can't even say the word "anime" without cringing a bit.
Back in High School, in the last semester to be specific, I no longer had any of this social anxiety bullshit and I managed to go with some friends to some anime con, I even got close to getting a gf, but now I'm back to nothing and on top of that my new classmates are such shits.
Nigga 1V1 me in and melee or Extreme VS before you talk about that pleb shit in my face.
>hey anon, who's your favorite hentai artist?
How the fuck do you respond?
Fucking hell this.
If my mum finds out something by snooping around (she opens our mail) then yeah whatever but if you can actively prevent someone from knowing shit about you and then complain about them knowing then don't fucking tell them.
My best friend had his parents on his ass about uni work because he gave them his uni password and frequently told them everything he was doing in regards to homework and shit then half complained about having to do work to me. Like nigga just don't tell them.
During my high school and college days I was friendly with everyone and talked to anyone.
No one invited me to hang out at weekends or stuff.
I guess they just hanged out with me at school because there wasn't anything better.
I assume by "Get some taste" you mean "have exactly the same opinion as me."
You're entitled to your own opinion but I personally enjoyed Black Ops 2. Also you don't seem to realize that Black Ops and Modern Warfare are made by two different companies.
>going to an anime club
No anon. Only the lowest of the low dwell those places. Better to be alone than in bad company.
Also, suck it the fuck up you miserable retard. No one is going to just walk up to you and be your friend. Either work for it or stop feeling sorry for yourself and shitting up /v/ with blogshit.
i dont hide my power level but then again i'm not a weeb or into any serious weeb shit so i dont really feel the need to
if i was into weeb shit, i would keep it to myself and only discuss it when in the sole company of other weebs, and even then only the ones that arent autistic.
theres nothing worse than having an autist discover that you have similar interests
>That one guy who stayed alone in the recesses playing with his PSP while everyone else was out and eating/talking
It was me, I should have brought a book instead.
>like to sit alone during lunch, read books, think about vidya and shit
>everyone in school decides I'm some sort of loner badass who's cool because he "doesn't need friends", vie to be my friend
>by end of senior year swimming in friends I never wanted
I don't think people thought you were badass at all, I think they just felt bad for you for not having any friends.
Similar thing happened to this legit autistic kid I went to middle school with.
I sat on the park bench outside in front of the school field and just chilled their until the period was over. Sometimes I would actually meditate. It really helped clear my mind and shit.
Needless to say though, I had little to no friends.
>Also you don't seem to realize that Black Ops and Modern Warfare are made by two different companies.
Are you retarded? Or just willing to use whatever means to defend your shitty FPS? Everyone knows that
Still doesn't make black ops any good since it's the same shit
That was me as well, anon.
How could I say no? I had NES, SNES, GBA, and the Genesis all in the palm of my hand.
I wasn't alone completely though, this one time me and my buddy did a playthrough of Mega Man 5, switching off at every death. Shit was so cash.
>hey anon, who's your favorite hentai artist?
I say Nagi Ichi, and as a follow-up I ask him if he looks good in a swimsuit
>tfw hang out with normies but don't really have anything in common with them except hookah
>One of the guys is always talking about banging a new chick every weekend
I feel like I'm behind enemy lines or some shit.
Is it weird if I generally just can't stand other people's company for long periods of time?
I agree with all of that, from what i have always understood "hiding your powerlevel" has meant exactly that, you don't force your hobbies into conversations they don't belong, and onto people that are not interested, but if someone asks you about it you just answer truthfully.
Yeah pretty much.
I mean I HAVE made a few friends but I honestly hate staying there for longer than I absolutely have to. I joined the vidya club last year but I won't go this year because it isn't on a day I have to go in. I don't talk to my uni friends much outside of uni aside from one girl who is a confirmed /v/irgin I ran onto here once and even then very infrequently on FB at this point. I kind of want to change this but whenever I get there it's just yeah how can I leave as early as possible because it's an hour and a half train ride back home and I just wanna get back. I think that's half the reason, I don't live around the area I go to uni so I don't feel like hanging around there any longer than i absolutely have to and I've just gotten lazier.
Nah, that shit's boring.
Try being a normal, socially well adjusted individual on the surface, but when people ask you what you do for fun, you straight face tell them that you spend the majority of your free time watching anime and playing video games, frequently about cute as hell animated girls.
The reactions are always so different, I enjoy it immensely.
I do something like that, I recently found a park in which I can hang out safely, I go there to listen to some french course I downloaded, sometimes I just chill with music and sometimes I cry a little.
>Chilling on the bench at my expenses while everyone else is too distracted with their gf's to notice my creep shots
Fucking nice, stay under the radar for a bit,
get cool with the bros in charge of the filters if there are any (98% chance not) and script and automate as much of your work as you can.
make short document templates for client correspondence and use them shits, that reserve time you can browse /v/ on your phone and take extra long dumps in the bathroom.
read up on quick malware removal, bleepingcomputer.com is a great start and get yourself a hiren's boot disk restored proteus 15.2 off a torrent, get good with that shit and you can take your time and bill what you want so you always make hours.
Most of all, have fun, IT work is for those of us that really never feel like growing up and found a way around it.