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Re: Is being attracted to a Dragon Ball character considered weird?

Post by Soppa Saia People » Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:20 pm

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Or for that matter if most/all of the cartoon characters that you're sexually into are rendered as small children. That's also probably a clear sign that not all is well under the hood on a whole OTHER (and much, MUCH more serious) level.
honestly i think this is the much bigger and more prominent issue within a lot of anime fandoms and stuff. like most everyone has said, there's nothing really inherently wrong with finding drawings attractive or whatever, and well there are for sure people who do take it too far, i really think it pales in comparison to a lot of the,,,,,underage stuff that flies around in a lot of anime communities, and it's so much more worrisome.
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Re: Is being attracted to a Dragon Ball character considered weird?

Post by DBZAOTA482 » Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:48 pm

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When did I say it was a bad thing? I only said it was 'weird' and what's wrong with being 'weird'? Not everyone is wired the same way and if people give you shit for standing out well then fuck em. They don't make or break you.

Just don't wave that shit around like a flag and expect nobody to judge you for it.

I knew I was gonna offend some people by what I was gonna say but it's my opinion and I'm sticking to it.
So, this is only your opinion and not a social rule of any kind. I’m honestly baffled that someone takes issue with this matter.
It isn't a social rule per say but wanting to get it on with drawings is not really considered "normal".
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Re: Is being attracted to a Dragon Ball character considered weird?

Post by Kunzait_83 » Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:49 pm

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honestly i think this is the much bigger and more prominent issue within a lot of anime fandoms and stuff. like most everyone has said, there's nothing really inherently wrong with finding drawings attractive or whatever, and well there are for sure people who do take it too far, i really think it pales in comparison to a lot of the,,,,,underage stuff that flies around in a lot of anime communities, and it's so much more worrisome.
Most definitely agreed 1000%.

That being said though, I think that the rash of alienated/isolated loneliness (of the Hikikomori variety) is, in itself, a pretty significant and serious problem within fandoms that contributes to a whole host of other serious issues (like the susceptibility for many of these folks to get indoctrinated into online cults and hate mobs), and the whole "being predominantly attracted to cartoon characters at the expense of actual human beings" is but a singular (and not nearly as immediately serious, but still not especially emotionally healthy) symptom of the broader issue.

The pedophilia stuff though... yeah, that's a WHOLE other layer to the whole thing that is of WAY more immediately troubling concern.
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Re: Is being attracted to a Dragon Ball character considered weird?

Post by JulieYBM » Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:22 pm

Otaku are pretty social, though. Sure, hikikomori can be Otaku but an Otaku doesn't have to be a hikikomori.
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Re: Is being attracted to a Dragon Ball character considered weird?

Post by SuperSaiyaManZ94 » Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:54 pm

As i noted on the previous page that while i do find much of the series' female characters such as Bulma, Lunch, VIdel and Chi Chi attractive (not in an over the top, realisitc way) there doesn't feel like there's anything inherently weird to me about it.

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Re: Is being attracted to a Dragon Ball character considered weird?

Post by SSJgogeto » Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:02 pm

I think the answer to this question is a bit complex.

I mean, even if someone is attracted to a DB character (or even a character of another franchise), there is many subcategories. Like, the dude A is attracted to Bulma and/or Tsunade (Naruto), the dude B is attracted to Bra and/or Wendy Marvell (Fairy Tail) , and the dude C is attacted to Renamon (Digimon) and/or Gardevoir (Pokemon).

In the end it is just a fetish, and some fetishes can be very weird.

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Re: Is being attracted to a Dragon Ball character considered weird?

Post by Mister_Popo » Wed Oct 23, 2019 1:19 pm

I think we don't jugde you on this, because we are DB-fans and generally speaking open minded.
In society in general, yes, i think there would be enough people on your job, acquaintances ... that would think it's weird.
Because society tends to jugde quickly over things that it considers to be outside norm.

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Re: Is being attracted to a Dragon Ball character considered weird?

Post by Cursed Lemon » Wed Oct 23, 2019 2:07 pm

Kunzait_83 wrote:
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Its really only an issue, at least on just a raw personal/psychological/emotional level, if you're ONLY or predominantly attracted to cartoon drawings at the expense of real life, flesh and blood human beings.
It's not even that being attracted to a drawn figure is weird - a lot of drawn figures are designed to be attractive.

What inches towards being unhealthy is when you have a serious attachment to something, anything that isn't interactive - a cartoon character can't love you back.
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Re: Is being attracted to a Dragon Ball character considered weird?

Post by Mister_Popo » Wed Oct 23, 2019 2:17 pm

Cursed Lemon wrote:
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Its really only an issue, at least on just a raw personal/psychological/emotional level, if you're ONLY or predominantly attracted to cartoon drawings at the expense of real life, flesh and blood human beings.
It's not even that being attracted to a drawn figure is weird - a lot of drawn figures are designed to be attractive.

What inches towards being unhealthy is when you have a serious attachment to something, anything that isn't interactive - a cartoon character can't love you back.
Most love in reality is actually platonic (unanswered, without physical interaction) in nature too.
I don't know if it's unhealthy, it can be unpractical and frustrating though.
But it happens all the time in real life, from that perspective it's not abnormal.

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Re: Is being attracted to a Dragon Ball character considered weird?

Post by Cursed Lemon » Wed Oct 23, 2019 2:36 pm

Mister_Popo wrote:
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Most love in reality is actually platonic (unanswered, without physical interaction) in nature too.
I don't know if it's unhealthy, it can be unpractical and frustrating though.
But it happens all the time in real life, from that perspective it's not abnormal.
Er, "platonic" doesn't mean unrequited my dude. lol

And even if it did, obsessing over a person who doesn't love you back is also unhealthy.
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Re: Is being attracted to a Dragon Ball character considered weird?

Post by emperior » Wed Oct 23, 2019 4:11 pm

Well in my country we had memes saying “There are those who masturbated to Android 18 and those who lie” and it was universally accepted that everyone had some fantasy about her during their childhood/teenage years.

Having had a crush on cartoon characters is perfectly normal in my opinion, and it’s not even something people are ashamed to confess where I live.
For example many girls said they had a crush on Goku, Vegeta, Trunks or Gohan.

By the way pigtails Videl is hot as fuck.
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Re: Is being attracted to a Dragon Ball character considered weird?

Post by Mister_Popo » Wed Oct 23, 2019 4:22 pm

Cursed Lemon wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 2:36 pm
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Wed Oct 23, 2019 2:17 pm
Most love in reality is actually platonic (unanswered, without physical interaction) in nature too.
I don't know if it's unhealthy, it can be unpractical and frustrating though.
But it happens all the time in real life, from that perspective it's not abnormal.
Er, "platonic" doesn't mean unrequited my dude. lol

And even if it did, obsessing over a person who doesn't love you back is also unhealthy.

I meant 'unanswered and without physical interaction'. That happens all the time in real life.
It's just a matter of looking at it. If there is a bound with reality, people tend to find something less 'weird' than when there is no connection.
Why does that argument always count?
This while attraction is something that manifests inside the mind, whether there is an attachment to reality or not, does not make the difference. The only difference is that society judges about it differently. It's in essence the same unjustified reason why some people tend to find a cartoon by nature more 'childish' than nonfiction.

There is of course a substantial difference between a cartoon figure and a real person, and you can in effect never get love from the former.
If one is no longer capable of noticing that difference, in that case there might indeed be a mental health issue.

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Re: Is being attracted to a Dragon Ball character considered weird?

Post by RandomGuy96 » Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:11 am

Threads like this really should be pruned prematurely. They have almost nothing to do with the franchise specifically on top of being off-putting.
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Re: Is being attracted to a Dragon Ball character considered weird?

Post by Shaddy » Thu Oct 24, 2019 6:04 am

Well sure they do. Dragon Ball has a ton of characters obviously meant to appear physically attractive, it has a ton of moments dedicated to showing off people's bodies (albeit sometimes with comedic tones thrown in), a not-insignificant portion of shonen manga (well, all manga really) is basically softcore porn, often in the same publications as Dragon Ball. It stands to reason perfectly well that discussion of such a thing would go on a Dragon Ball forum, especially one that already has an extremely long thread dedicated to sexualized depictions of the series' characters. Nothing to really shut down discussion over, if you ask me.
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Re: Is being attracted to a Dragon Ball character considered weird?

Post by Sin » Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:41 am

RandomGuy96 wrote:
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Threads like this really should be pruned prematurely. They have almost nothing to do with the franchise specifically on top of being off-putting.
So don't bother with the thread? It really isn't harming anybody. OP, I think it is pretty normal to think a character is 'hot' or 'attractive', there are massive fanbases for characters full of people who think just that too.

Also, my bother told me he realised he was gay when, as an 8/9yo, he was finding Vegeta attractive.

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Re: Is being attracted to a Dragon Ball character considered weird?

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If it was weird, r34 wouldn't have become such a popular website.

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Re: Is being attracted to a Dragon Ball character considered weird?

Post by Soppa Saia People » Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:08 am

RandomGuy96 wrote:
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Threads like this really should be pruned prematurely. They have almost nothing to do with the franchise specifically on top of being off-putting.
i really don't see how. i get that some people don't wanna read these type of threads, that's not what some people wanna talk about on a dragon ball forum, and that's fine, but that doesn't mean topics like this shouldn't be discussed, or that they don't have their place on a db forum. besides, there's been plenty of threads asking stuff like "what db characters do you find hot", nothing wrong with having a bit more nuanced thread on the topic.
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Post by JulieYBM » Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:28 am

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Post by Cursed Lemon » Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:33 am

In solidarity with OP, here's a list of fictional characters I would slam until my junk fell off.

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Frankie Foster
Bulma, specifically as a MILF
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Motoko Kusanagi
Carmelita Fox
Samus Aran
Jill Valentine
Yoruichi Shinhoin
Jessie Bannon, in about seven years
Bowsette, the dark-skinned ginger version with abs for days
Captain Amelia
Aisha Clanclan

...wow I have a type.
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Re: Is being attracted to a Dragon Ball character considered weird?

Post by JulieYBM » Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:38 am

Yoru'ichi is a fine choice! I love her personality, she controls scenarios with her confidence and sexuality but you can also rely on her as a combatant. Her large breasts are so shapely, too.

Actually, can I just be her instead of dating her? 😆
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