I'm not a regular on this site, but 33KHV and pretty happy with it. The first time I heard of the Wizard concept was back on r9k in 2009 or so. At that point I was genuinely convinced (delusional, perhaps) that I was just a late bloomer, that I'd gain some confidence and experience 'love'. I have a chat log of myself mentioning the Wizardhood concept to someone else, because it seemed quirky and interesting, and the culture around it on r9k at the time was really whimsical, fun, and lighthearted. Later on when I crossed the threshold, the realisation hit me that I was in fact a Wizard, and so I embraced the term. Seeing these days 'Wizard' often used in a negative way is actually a shock, especially to see people who are themselves 30+ yo virgins who want to lose the right to that title. I'm genuinely grateful to the people who were using that term in that positive, lighthearted manner I first saw on r9k. It might seem silly, but it actually genuinely helped me come to terms with things, not to take things too seriously, and to see the positive.
There are dangers with the idea\identity, I guess. There's definitely a messed up way in which various media romanticise loneliness, isolation, NEEThood, etc and so people can end up trying to actually adhere to forms of identity which ultimately harm and isolate them. An example of this is that Shuaiby guy. He was 18 or something, and I'm sure he had other problems - but why was a kid JUST out of school re-watching and identifying with 'Welcome to the NHK' (and from his viewing history it appeared he'd been watching it WHILE he was in highschool)? I know that people around that age who happen to be socially isolated are going to FEEL that isolation much more strongly, but I think these romantic representations can end up keeping people stuck that way, or wasting time playing a role when it would be better to attempt to overcome things. I once saw a thread where some sociopathic normalfag claimed to be sleeping with a succubus who was coming to Wizardchan to make posts posing as Wizard in order to encourage Wizards towards greater levels of despair. I suspect the person claiming this was just delusional and attention-seeking and making things up, but having seen some of those 'crab tears' people, it's entirely possible there are genuine bullies lurking here and posing and encouraging forms of identity that could be harmful. Still, with enough distance, and taking your own life for what it is Post too long. Click here to view the full text.