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A goofy kid just trying to make sense of the world while trying to be Asian American


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#Weebthusiast EP11 – Anime Los Angeles Recap with Emilio

Well, well, well, after taking a year off, Anime Los Angeles returned last weekend at the Long Beach Convention Center. I, of course, went and did a little cosplaying, made some friends, and even had my own slice of life moment. IT WAS AMAZING. So in this video, you’ll see me recount (the stuff that I’m allowed to say on YouTube) to Emilio as we share a few laughs about my Weebventures!

Also, I say nerds and weebs a lot in this video but I say it out of love. Because, as you already know, I’m a huge geek and share the highs and lows of what it means to be a part of this culture. So, I jest.

Timestamps 00:00 – Start of recapping my otaku weekend

02:08 – Getting into Anime Los Angeles

13:45 – What were my favorite things at ALA 2022

28:54 – What I didn’t like about the anime convention

39:52 – The Cosplay Deviants Afterparty at ALA 2022

48:34 – Wrapping up my Weeb adventures

My #sorryasianparents YouTube Channel | https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAAPUjWCbTcS1w3fiGwXcdg Laughinoutlao Twitch | https://www.twitch.tv/laughinoutlao Weebthusiast Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/weebthusiast/ #sorryasianparents Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/sorryasianparents/ #sorryasianparents Blog | https://www.sorryasianparents.com/


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#sorryasianparents EP15 – When Are You Too Old For Your Hobbies and The Rise of Nerd Culture

Hi hi, I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted a video on this channel (life is still crazy), but I’m still here and bugging my friends to make podcasts with me. In this episode, Laura and Lance join me in a conversation about the rise of nerd culture and how things are…better? I guess. We also dive into discussions about what it means to be an American and find your identity and sexual identity during the growing pains of high school.

About an hour was cut out of this episode for the sake of time and will be released as shorter clips later. So watch out for those.

Comment below if you have any geeky stories you want to share, or tell us what it means to be an American. 

Timestamps

00:00 – Growing up with Pokemon, When are you too old to enjoy your hobbies?

07:00 – Back in high school, freaks and geeks were not popular

15:00 – Redefining what is popular in mainstream America…and talking about P***

25:00 – Talking about WWII and my UBER Pool story about the Pacific War

32:35 – Gatekeeping now with the rise of nerd culture and fandom

40:55 – High school was a weird time, finding yourself, and Lance’s story about being g@y in HS

45:49 – Last words about finding ourselves and advice for those who are still searching

Other social/channel links:

Weebthusiast YouTube | https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiDfoqzX4A-Khlw7ODG_qTw

#sorryasianparents Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/sorryasianparents/

Weebthusiast Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/weebthusiast/

#sorryasianparents Blog | https://www.sorryasianparents.com/


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#Weebthusiast EP10.01 – Emilio, Mario, and I Bro-Down Over Demon Slayer…Again

**** WARNING: THIS IS FULL OF SPOILERS ***

In another segment of “Emilio Watches Anime,” we talk about his reaction to Kimetsu no Yaiba and the movie Mugen Ressha-hen. This isn’t an actual name for a segment, but it might as well be. My good friend Mario joined us for this recording of two average bros just talking about how awesome Demon Slayer is and why Tanjiro is da man! We share a few laughs and tears as we talk about why the Best Husbando title goes to Kyojuro Rengoku.

I know I already did an episode on Mugen Train, but we didn’t get to have Emilio’s smile, I mean input, on the series/movies. This is part one of two (I am pretty limited on time due to work), and the second half, where Emilio educates us on why mouse-and-keyboard is superior to controllers in FPS, will come out shortly. Get really for bickering of two inputs in the next one…gonna be a lot of Destiny 2 and CSGO talk…

If you have any comments on why Rengoku is the best or why you think Tanjiro is overrated, leave a comment below.

Also, I am still unsure how DMCA works so I did not include any pictures or videos of the anime…I don’t know if I’m ready to take on the YouTube ban police yet.

Timestamps
00:00 – Us BS’ing Around
04:11 – Intros, Wooden Swords, ALA Stories, and Broing Down with Demon Slayer
18:30 – Talking About Mugen Train
29:10 – Being Emotionally Invested in Tanjiro’s Story and Comparing it to Other Anime

My #sorryasianparents YouTube Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAAPUjWCbTcS1w3fiGwXcdg

Laughinoutlao Twitch:
https://www.twitch.tv/laughinoutlao

Weebthusiast Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/weebthusiast/

sorryasianparents Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/sorryasianparents/

sorryasianparents Blog:

https://www.sorryasianparents.com/


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#Weebthusiast EP09 – Emilio FINALLY Watches Shingeki no Kyojin So We’re Geeking Out

**** WARNING: THIS IS FULL OF SPOILERS ***
IF YOU HAVE NOT WATCHED SHINGEKI NO KYOJIN, DO NOT WATCH THIS

So…It finally happened; Emilio watched Attack on Titan. In one week, this man powered through all the current seasons (so far). We had a fantastic time going over some of the themes in the anime, what we thought was cool, and who we hated. There really isn’t much structure to this episode because we’re both just too excited to get it all out there. So fair warning, we will be jumping around…a lot.

Also, I am still unsure how DMCA works so I did not include any pictures or videos of the anime…I don’t know if I’m ready to take on the YouTube ban police yet.

My #sorryasianparents YouTube Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAAPUjWCbTcS1w3fiGwXcdg

Laughinoutlao Twitch:
https://www.twitch.tv/laughinoutlao

Weebthusiast Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/weebthusiast/

sorryasianparents Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/sorryasianparents/

Timestamps
00:00:00 – Diving Straight into it, No Lube, Emilio’s Initial Reactions
00:14:00 – Attack on Titan Gets Political
00:24:30 – How Media Plays a Big Role in Shingeki no Kyojin
00:34:27 – Beyond Paradis Island, World Building and Character Development in AoT
00:44:00 – The Drama is Real in Shingeki no Kyojin
00:54:37 – Good and Evil is Subjective During Times of War
01:04:09 – Saying Goodbye, Blizzard Drama, and Emilio Takes on Demon Slayer Next


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#Weebthusiast Ep08 – We LOVE the Demon Slayer Mugen Train Movie!!!

Kimetsu no Yaiba: Mugen Ressha-hen . . . I know if I didn’t post the Japanese title, I would probably get flamed for it, but WE WATCHED IT!!!! And it was EFFin AWESOME!!! I don’t know how else to start this description. Crazy, first time in a long time, I’m dedicating a whole episode to anime. Yay!!!

My friends (Lance, Jerome, Cameron) and I decided to get together and talk about how we felt about the movie, themes, symbolism, what it did right/wrong, and all that stuff. So join us as we break it down with a few laughs. Shout out to our friend Anthony who is missing from this video.

Feel free to share your thoughts on the movie if you also rode this anime feelz train down below. . .and do the whole like and subscribe thing if you enjoyed us blabbering about it.


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#Weebthusiast​ EP07 – The Justice League Snyder Cut and the DC Universe (Comics and Animated Movies)

Hi hi,

We’re back again with some more comics stuff. A few weeks ago, the long-awaited Snyder Cut of the Justice League dropped. So you know we’re (obviously) going to be talking about it. It will be I, Emilio, and the man who brought the BDE for this conversation, Justice. 

In this episode, we will touch on the history of the Snyder Cut, toxic fandom, Whedon getting canceled and accountability in Hollywood, and a bunch of other things. But the majority of it will be us fanboying over some of the phenomenal DC Comics storylines that haven’t been brought into live-action yet (i.e., Flash Point, The Button, Death in the Family, Death of the Family, Infinite Crisis). 

Lots of laughs in this ep because we have lots of passion for the DC Universe and the stories of the heroes we grew up with. There is a link to Comics Explained video of The Button arc. So I hope you enjoy us three trying to explain some of the multiverses. So leave a comment below about some of your favorite DC arcs and **sigh** you know, like and subscribe.  

Comics Explained: Batman meets his father 

Timestamps

00:00:00 – Intro

00:00:15 – What Did the Snyder Bros Want? Toxic Fandom and the Snyder Cut History/Aftermath

00:12:13 – What Does Multiverse Even Mean?!? Infinite Crisis and DC New 52 Animated Universe

00:21:38 – The Final Fantasy Spirits Within Treatment: Learning to Let Go of What We Know 

00:26:30 – Josh Whedon Getting Cancelled and Accountability in Hollywood

00:36:00 – DC Comics Enticing Story: Flash Point, The Button, Infinite Crisis, Death of/in the Family

00:50:42 – I Hate Story Arcs Where Events Happen by Chance, What the MCU Got Right

01:02:22 – Representation in Comics and Black Superman . . . Icon and Chinese Super-Man

My #sorryasianparents YouTube Channel:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAAPUjWCbTcS1w3fiGwXcdg

Laughinoutlao Twitch:

https://www.twitch.tv/laughinoutlao

Weebthusiast Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/weebthusiast/

#sorryasianparents Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/sorryasianparents/

#sorryasianparents Blog:

https://www.sorryasianparents.com/


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#Weebthusiast EP06 – GME Recap, Shingeki no Kyojin, Jujutsu Kaisen, DC Animated Movies, and Arby’s

spoNx and I are BACK!!! It’s just us this time as some of the other guys take a little break. In this video…well, we’re kind of all over the place. We start with recapping the last time we met up (GameStop, MEME’in our dreams into reality) and then debate why manga/anime seems to be getting more popular in the West. If you’re expecting to learn something, you’re in the wrong place since we kinda just skim the topics. Of course, we talk about some of the hottest anime that I’m currently watching since I forgot to tell spoNx which animes to watch beforehand. Then, we end the video on our favorite fast food places and why Arb’s has the best marketing.

So, I hope you enjoy two guys just taking the piss out of everything and have a few laughs with us. If you wanna tell us what animes you’re watching, comment down below. Also!!! I reference a few content creators, and down below will be a list of those I mentioned . . . in case you want to know more.

Timestamps
00:00 – Talking About GME, AMC, And Stonks!
12:04 – Live-Action Remakes
15:27 – DC Animated Movies (New 52) VS Anime Movies/Manga VS Comics
23:22 – Superhero TV Shows on Amazon, Disney+, and HBO Max
28:13 – Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan), Studio MAPPA Controversy, Western Twitter
36:31 – Jujutsu Kaisen IS LIT!!! Crunchyroll Awards
39:17 – Sony Buys Crunchyroll And Funimation . . . And More Keyboard Warriors Drama
48:55 – Best Fast Food And Why Arby’s Marketing Is Amazing
58:05 – My Simpleton Problem And Saying Goodbye

Link to our first Stonks video (#sorryasianparents EP08) – https://youtu.be/E–L5878r0g

Some of those video essays I was talking about:
Trash Taste #36 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9ulkFRXkvQ&t=59s
Chibi Reviews (Studio MAPPA) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpZM9sQGHAQ&t=29s
Hero Hei YT – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaE1z0qLeXWpExU02uMeuvA
Synsei (Jujutsu Female Characters) – https://youtu.be/W9M9RGTZR10
Just Stop (Funimation Hated Studio) – https://youtu.be/70z_xshvKDg

My social media plugs/other projects:
Laughinoutlao Twitch – https://www.twitch.tv/laughinoutlao
Weebthusiast Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/weebthusiast/
#sorryasianparents Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/sorryasianparents/
My #sorryasianparents YouTube Channel – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAAPUjWCbTcS1w3fiGwXcdg


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I Miss Being Weird At Anime Conventions – Weebthusiast

 

Man, I miss anime conventions. But, you know, 2020 was the year of everything getting canceled. In this special clip, Emilio, Garret, and I are just talking about anime cons. We quickly touch on Fanime, Crunchyroll Expo, and Anime Los Angeles. You will get a chance to hear about some of the cool things we have experienced, the weird, and our past/future cosplay ideas. This video isn’t a full episode, but it’s still a great chuckle.

Usually, I would release a whole hour+ episode before I clip the video, but (not going to lie) we kind of went off the rails and just spitball hella subjects. So it didn’t make sense trying to make a coherent episode out of our ADHD conversation. Don’t worry; I’m still going to create long-form content that many won’t watch in the future. I guess this is a good chance for you to see how much of a weeb I am…especially when I get on a rant about after con dances, the H-tai room at Fanime, and other weird stuff I said. So please, enjoy. 

If you also miss anime conventions or have any cosplay ideas, please let me know in the comments below. Bye-bye.

PS, I made a mistake. Not all Anime Cons have free games. You can either borrow a system or play the free games there, but some machines you will have to pay to play (like DDR).

 

Timestamps

00:00 – Intro

00:25 – Fanime, The Anime Viewing Rooms, And The 18+ H-Night

04:00 – Anime Los Angeles And The After-Con “Rave”

08:18 – I Love Nerding Out With Other Anime Fans

09:27 – The Gaming Rooms At Anime Conventions

12:00 – Cosplaying

 

My #sorryasianparents YouTube Channel:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAAPUjWCbTcS1w3fiGwXcdg

Laughinoutlao Twitch:

https://www.twitch.tv/laughinoutlao

Weebthusiast Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/weebthusiast/

#sorryasianparents Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/sorryasianparents/

#sorryasianparents Blog:

https://www.sorryasianparents.com/

 


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Weebthusiast EP05 – Mental Health and Why We Play Video Games (Especially during quarantine)

 

Hi Hi!

 

Well, it surely has been a while since I last posted a video on here. I haven’t stopped uploading, though; I’ve been posting videos on my other channel #sorryasianparents. But I still haven’t forgotten about this baby. Many of us Weebthusiasts have been busy with other projects, but we try to get together as much as possible and make some new content. 

 

In this episode, Justice and I welcome our new friend Emilio on the show. It’s a new year, but everything still feels about the same. Since we are entering another stay-at-home order and have a new face, we decided to talk about how playing video games affects our mental health. We touch on what games we are currently playing, the community we have formed, and the positives vs. negatives from partaking in this digital pastime. We go on a few tangents, but we can’t help it. We’re just a bunch of excited gamers who are eager to share a piece of our minds. 

 

If you’re also playing video games during this trying time, let us know! We would like to hear what games you’re playing and how you feel about video games.

 

My #sorryasianparents YouTube Channel:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAAPUjWCbTcS1w3fiGwXcdg

 

Laughinoutlao Twitch:

https://www.twitch.tv/laughinoutlao

 

Weebthusiast Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/weebthusiast/

 

#sorryasianparents Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/sorryasianparents/

 

 

Timestamps

0:00:00 – Intro

0:01:07 – Welcoming The Boys And Our Gamer Tags

0:04:50 – The Toxicity Of The Xbox Halo Lobbies 

0:08:15 – How The Internet Has Changed And Mean Comments On Social Media

0:12:00 – Toxic Gaming Communities (Overwatch & Fortnite) And Destiny 2 Scandals

0:16:23 – Gaming And Mental Health

0:21:08 – Why Are Gamers So Toxic? And Gamer Rage

0:25:20 – Positive Things About Gaming And Gaming During Quarantine

0:35:52 – LARP’ing? Cosplay

0:36:40 – How Gaming Helped Us With Our Personal Lives

0:42:00 – Justice Returns To Talk About LARP’ing . . . And Sean William Scott

0:45:00 – MMORPGs, RPGs And Why We Play Them

0:54:25 – Emilio Explaining A Raid (And Just The Game) In World Of Warcraft

1:04:00 – How We Decided What Game To Play With Our Limited Time

1:17:50 – Do The Sweats Ruin PvP Games And Getting T-Bagged

1:28:00 – Emilio Wants To Talk About Controller VS Mouse And Keyboard 

1:35:23 – The Point Is To Have Fun With Video Games/Be The Bigger Gamer

1:36:50 – What Makes A Video Game Appealing To Us

1:53:20 – What Game Has Had The Biggest Impact In Our Lives

2:04:14 – Saying Our Goodbyes

 


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#Weebthusiast EP10.02 – Destiny 2, CS:GO, MnK v Controller

Welp, I finally got time to post the last half of the conversation with Emilio, Mario, and me. Here we talk about Destiny 2, CS:GO, and Emilio’s fav topic: Mouse and Keyboard vs. Controllers.

Tell us what games you like to play and what’s your input of choice down below.

Part 1 of this Video:
https://youtu.be/fV41xDTbfx4

My #sorryasianparents YouTube Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAAPUjWCbTcS1w3fiGwXcdg

sorryasianparents Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/sorryasianparents/

sorryasianparents Blog:

https://www.sorryasianparents.com/