Kasin, on May 26 2010, 04:25 AM, said:
Nerds were brainy. Geeks were in to scifi, and comic, and acted spazzy, or dweeby.
*Whew* I guess I better change my classification to "geek" before I tick any nerds off for being a poser! XD
sentinel28a, on May 26 2010, 05:16 PM, said:
I disagree. Someone can still like Naruto, cosplay as Naruto, and own a lot of Naruto products, and not be a Narutard. Saying "Well, if you like Naruto in its current form, you're not a true fan" actually sounds more like a weeaboo than not, and if people want to cosplay as Naruto, what's wrong with that, as long as the cosplay is good? (If two guys can cosplay as the Mythbuster guys and have it be awesome, Naruto is no sweat.)
And that's what a Narutard is--they're fanatics. These are the people who will flame you forevermore if you criticize anything about the series, or leave nasty reviews on Fanfiction.net because you wrote a Naruto story where Sakura got pregnant from Oromachi or something. They wear their Naruto ninja headgear everywhere, and try to master the hand gestures just right, and wildly criticize anyone who dares disagree with them. Nor is this restricted to Naruto...as anyone who watches Keith Olbermann or Glenn Beck can attest to.
At first I was nodding at this post and then I was like :/
Regarding the second part of the post, it should be said that the term "narutard" has already been accepted by some of the Naruto fan population as a term of endearment. Think of it like how the word "otaku" to some means the original meaning and to others, a way to poke fun at oneself without all the actual negative connotations attached (huge fan of anime, manga, and all things related minus the lack of hygiene and real life skills).