>So essentially, you just dislike everyone that has different views on 2D love/waifuism/etc than you do? That's really not much different than labeling everyone else as 'wrong' and yourself as 'right', even if you don't openly proclaim yourself as doing so.
Not wrong or right, different. And I never said I hate everyone who disagrees with me on this, that's an exaggeration. There are some people (like plenty of people on this very board) who I don't see eye-to-eye with but whose ideas I still respect and somewhat understand, despite the difference in opinion. This might be because there are some things we also have a few things in common. Yet there are some whose interpretation of waifuism completely contradicts my core belief of waifuism, beliefs that make me shake my head in disapproval (again, not like my opinion particularly matters). I prefer my take on things, and there's no need to think that such a position is in any way wrong, after all, many people take their opinions to be preferable to other opinions while still acknowledging the possibility that their value judgements are flawed in their own specific way. A tad intolerant, maybe, but who said I have to be entirely tolerant? I can't find it in my moral system to be accepting of those I wholeheartedly disagree with. Stupid? Possibly, but oh well, label me a fool.
>Surely you must realize how hypocritical statements like this are, right? Making sweeping generalizations about a community simply for using a common term is about as 'disagreeable' as you can possibly hope to get.
It's a generalization I base on all of the experience I've witnessed thus far, so I'm fully aware it may not represent anything objectively correct. Call it crass or foolish or judgemental, I don't care, but I'm putting my feelings on the matter (as worthless as others, or even I, may find them) into words. Whether I'm disagreeable or even a straight-up asshole is up to you to interpret, but all I'm trying to be is honest and to put forward my viewpoint, however irrational or illogical or unpopular, for others to possibly consider. This opinion may even be subject to change in the future, who knows.
>I'm not horribly fond of the term 'waifu' either, but its been established in the community at this point so it's honestly pretty absurd to get angry at people for using it.
You're probably right, but I can't help it. I feel too strongly, I let my foolishness take hold of me too often.
Sure. But I'm not concerned with whether 'waifuism' flourishes in vagueness or dies due to a lack of strict adherence. In the end, when I'm talking about waifuism with others, I'm looking for someone who really does love or feel great affection toward their waifus and that is somewhat relatable. Hearing their stories and their thoughts on different aspects of waifuism is always a pleasure; it's one of the reasons I like this board so much and why I am not fond of discussing waifus anywhere else. But when I hear others talk about how, for example, they're gonna ditch their waifu if they get bored of her or whatever (but they swear, they're serious about them blah blah blah), I can't bring myself to talk to them in the same way I can talk to the former group. I feel no desire to share my stories/opinions of waifuism with them, and to me it feels like their use of the term 'waifu' only serve to dilute any serious interpretation of it. So it's possible the whole concept of waifuism becomes popular yet loses all meaning. There's no reason to want that. Again, this is why I might as well just adopt a new term for all of this, since people seem to get offended at any notion of potentially excluding others. I know I sound intolerant, but not much else is to be expected of an ineffectual aspie like me.