Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Work With me on Otaku Dictionary?

Well, I posted this in the forums on Wattpad, so I may as well ask you guys, too:

Calling anime/manga fans! I need your help!

I’m going to work on a “book” on Wattpad that’s basically a resource for anime/manga, etc. It would contain a glossary, “Anime 101,” reviews, content screening, etc.

The glossary, which I also plan to post on my blog (annalynspot.blogspot.com), is getting bigger and bigger. While I focus on terms related to anime and manga, it also has terms like “visual novel,” “forum,” and “otakudom.” I’ve already defined about thirty terms, and there are a lot more I need to define – including some I’m bound to forget about. It’s taking a long, long time.

So… I was wondering if anyone would like to join the endeavor. I’d dedicate the glossary to you [there's a dedication thing on works published on Wattpad.com], and make your participation clear both on Wattpad and on my blog. What I would like from you would be… 

A) to help tackle the list of terms I already know need to be defined… 

B) to mention any terms you think should be included that I haven’t listed…

C) to tell me if you think my definitions are wrong

The idea with this glossary is to use our own words to describe terms – not to quote Dictionary.com.

Anyone want to join in?


Another note, for those of you following my blog: I'm posting the glossary here as a separate page. In fact, I'll put what I have so far up, so that you have an idea what I'm doing. Any suggestions or corrections are welcome!


  1. @Zeroe4 - Yay! Thanks! :D The easiest way I can think of is to PM back and forth on Wattpad... unless you prefer a different method of communication.

  2. Sounds great. I'll see what you have so far and let you know what I think.

  3. I would definitely recommend reading the Otaku Encyclopedia by Patrick Galbraith first. It's a great place to start. It's from 2009, so there's always room for another similar reference.

  4. Lauren: Hm. I'll have to see if my library has it - thanks for bringing it up! I like to peruse books like that. :)


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