I reckon you're an otaku of some sort.
We kind of all are.
"My definition, which was correct was removed by biased peoples. Oh well. Here I go again.
In Japan the word Otaku is a label that is quite bad. Most Japanese people would not want to be considered an otaku. In America, however, we have morphed the word as we always do to our own meaning. There is nothing wrong with this. Over in America it means "to be a big fan of", and really doesn't have a bad meaning, as it would in Japan.
As such, you wouldn't want to go to Japan and start saying how much of an Otaku you are. In America this is fine, and probably in Canada as well. However, alot of people here seem to forget that they are saying what the Japanese interpret it as. Most people that read this hail from North America where the definition has a fairly benign meaning.
I rest my case.
Japan: Ugh, he's so disgusting... must be a anime otaku.
North America: Dude, you are totally a hardcore Otaku!"
But yeah, I like Japanese stuff an unhealthy amount. lol I was going to use a shorter definition but this one was so comprehensive.
That isn't necessarily the case. Sure it isn't as bad as in Japan, but there are negative connotations hear even in the west mostly because:
1. You're still a nerd, and while it's gotten a bit better (the best thing I can say is that we've entered a Judd Apatow typed world where it's kind of cool to be a geek, even to the point of it being something that attracts people) there are still negative connotations surrounding people who read comics and watch cartoons.
2. Otakus are fucking hated even here. While they may have transformed the word into a positive, everyone else views Otakus as something as a negative.