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"Are you an otaku?" He asked. My research mentor who happened to be from Osaka, Japan asked.

Perhaps it was because of my anime desktop picture. Perhaps it was because of my Black Cat anime opening ringtone. Perhaps it was because of my phone charm being that of a pokemon. Perhaps it was because of my phone background being a Gintama picture. Perhaps it was because I doodle little anime characters in my lab notebook. Perhaps it was because I was wearing a pokemon shirt. Perhaps it was because I said I enjoy watching animations. 

My research mentor who happened to be from Osaka asked, "Are you an otaku?" as he peered over my shoulder to see me on deviantArt looking through :iconbuttbear:'s freaking adorable fluffy characters. 

It was a trick question. He knows I don't know Japanese, and if I wasn't an otaku, I probably would not know what otaku means. There was a long silence as I know being an otaku is, well, let's be honest, is sort of frowned upon in mainstream Japanese media. Also, who KNOWS what my mentor thinks about otakus? 

Therefore, as I screamed internally, I only casually turn around and asked, "What's that?" Even though I know I have countless urges to call him "sensei" or say "Sayonara" as I leave lab for the day. But ah-HA, I was too smart for his trick question, so I asked a question back at his question.

There was a long pause as  he tried to explain. That was normal, his English is not very good and he often pauses and think of the sentence before he speaks. But this was a very, very long and to be honest, a bit uncomfortable pause. "Ah-- som.. someone who loves *some japanese words, I'm guessing probably anime* a lot."

"Oh. I see. Well, I mean, I just like art. In general. You know." I answered, shrugging my shoulder like it's no big deal.

Then my fricking phone rang and the Black Cat anime opening started playing.


I swear. I feel like I'm living in an anime right now.  
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Pajunen Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the +fav
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DingDingy Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WAHHH I NEED TO DO MINE FOR YOU!!!
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xellaya Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014
hahaha, yes yes. when are you coming back? sayuri said your flight changed. 
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DingDingy Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
one week afterwards 8'D but yessss I bought you a cute bag hopefully will suite your taste o3o. I considered the fact that you are also 20 now ;P
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Singarl Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Student
thanks for the watch :)
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DingDingy Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
np!! Your art is amazing :)
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Cruzu Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014
Aaaah, I almost forgot, tho it was one day after mine! :iconamgplz:
Happy belated bday, Ding! *__* I hope you had a great day.
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DingDingy Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ffffffffffffffffffffff HAPPY BELTAED TO YOU TOO CRUZ :iconamgplz: it's fine.. i almost forgot yours too 
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Cruzu Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014
Hahaha xD Thanks, Dingy. uvu
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