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Re: Japan

Post by Witness » Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:14 pm

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Re: Japan

Post by Anaxagoras » Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:48 am

A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.
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Re: Japan

Post by Doctor X » Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:30 am

Anaxagoras wrote:
Good. So long as they are not 蜩.

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Re: Japan

Post by Anaxagoras » Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:54 am

Doctor X wrote:
Anaxagoras wrote:
Good. So long as they are not 蜩.

--J.D.
蜩の鳴き声はお好きではありませんか? :notsure:
日本の夏の音ですよ。
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Re: Japan

Post by Doctor X » Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:08 am

Anaxagoras wrote:蜩の鳴き声はお好きではありませんか? :notsure:
日本の夏の音ですよ。
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Re: Japan

Post by Grammatron » Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:40 pm

[confused in American]

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Re: Japan

Post by Doctor X » Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:54 pm

Grammatron wrote:[confused in American]
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The kanji 蜩 is for "higurashi" which are the cicadas that cry continuously during the Summer. Tentacle Hentai Aficionado Anax has complained about them previously.

Higurashi no Naku kor ni--"When the higurashi cry"--is the name of a set of visual novels, then a famous anime where when the higurashi cry Very Bad Things happen to people which include, but are not limited to:
  • 1. Shooting
    2. Shooting small children in the face.
    3. Stabbing.
    4. Stabbing small children all over as well as in the face.
    5. Curry.
    6. Ritual disemboweling
    7. Ritual disemboweling with nails driven in finger joints.
    8. Forcible removal of finger nails: without ritual disemboweling "because we're not a bunch of sickos!"
    9. Tossing off cliffs.
    10. Tearing one's throat out.
    11. Being Burned alive in a drum.
    12. Hacked to death.
    13. Vivesected.
    14. Beaten to death with baseball bats.
    15. Shoving a knife in your own neck.
    16. Forced to wear maid outfits.

It is also the title to the theme song for the first season adaptation. It is based in a made-up village "Hinamizawa" which is, in turn, directly based on the real village Shirakawa-go that is a historical preserve and, now, has embraced the Higurashi fandom.
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Shit. That's going to end up in your sig."--Pyrrho
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Re: Japan

Post by shuize » Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:24 am

Doctor X wrote:
Anaxagoras wrote:
Good. So long as they are not 蜩.

--J.D.
I knew 蛍 and 蝉, but had to look 蜩 up.

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Re: Japan

Post by Doctor X » Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:16 am

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--J.D.
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DocX: FTW.--sparks
"Doctor X wins again."--Pyrrho
"Never sorry to make a racist Fucktard cry."--His Humble MagNIfIcence
"It was the criticisms of Doc X, actually, that let me see more clearly how far the hypocrisy had gone."--clarsct
"I'd leave it up to Doctor X who has been a benevolent tyrant so far."--Grammatron
"Indeed you are a river to your people.
Shit. That's going to end up in your sig."--Pyrrho
"Try a twelve step program and accept Doctor X as your High Power."--asthmatic camel
"just like Doc X said." --gnome

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Re: Japan

Post by Witness » Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:14 am

Japanese mini-truck garden contest:

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Re: Japan

Post by Anaxagoras » Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:44 am

I saw that one on reddit and thought about posting it.

Seems sort of silly, doesn't it?

A miniature garden in the bed of a pickup truck?
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Re: Japan

Post by Doctor X » Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:54 am

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Called Akiba Zettai Ryoiki A.D.1912, the new branch will take visitors to a different era of exposed thigh, with a “Classical English-style feel” present in the decor, uniforms and demeanour of the maids.

While the maids in many classically themed cafes tend to wear long uniforms, Akiba Zettai Ryoiki A.D.1912 is looking to give their customers a cute and contemporary take on the classical maid with specially designed outfits featuring shorter hemlines. The new branch will also be incorporating its original cute feline theme into the mix, with cat-ear headwear.

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Re: Japan

Post by shuize » Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:28 am

Not long after I started dating my current girlfriend, we walked by a maid café.

"What do you think about that sort of thing?" she asked.

I said "I'd probably be more likely to spend my money on a prostitute."

I was expecting to get shit about it, but for some reason she seemed happy with that answer.

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Re: Japan

Post by Doctor X » Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:55 am

All jokes and teasing aside, I never understood it beyond the novelty. I have been taken to various "hostess bars." For me, the idea that some girl is only laughing at your jokes and tolerating your miserable drunk ass because you are paying her employer to do so seems rather tragic for you. Like you are a clown and the audience is laughing because you are so pathetic that you would agree to be a clown.

Your girlfriend probably respected you for being honest. Oddly enough, the series I allude to above takes the piss out of "maid cafes" to the point of naming its café "Angel Mort" or "Angel of Death" because, frankly, if you go to such a place, you are already dead. The customers tend to be the sad otaku who are portrayed as pathetic to disgusting. The "girls" are simply trying to make a living and tend to hate all of their customers for that reason.

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"It was the criticisms of Doc X, actually, that let me see more clearly how far the hypocrisy had gone."--clarsct
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Shit. That's going to end up in your sig."--Pyrrho
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Re: Japan

Post by Doctor X » Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:57 am

But . . . still . . .



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"Doctor X wins again."--Pyrrho
"Never sorry to make a racist Fucktard cry."--His Humble MagNIfIcence
"It was the criticisms of Doc X, actually, that let me see more clearly how far the hypocrisy had gone."--clarsct
"I'd leave it up to Doctor X who has been a benevolent tyrant so far."--Grammatron
"Indeed you are a river to your people.
Shit. That's going to end up in your sig."--Pyrrho
"Try a twelve step program and accept Doctor X as your High Power."--asthmatic camel
"just like Doc X said." --gnome

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Re: Japan

Post by shuize » Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:49 am

Doctor X wrote:Your girlfriend probably respected you for being honest.
That may be it.

But this one is pretty clever. She might have known she'd do better to save up her irritation for later use.

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Re: Japan

Post by Doctor X » Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:05 am

As is always so.

You will be "wrong" again soon enough. When that happens:

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"Sorry to make you Naku."

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"Doctor X wins again."--Pyrrho
"Never sorry to make a racist Fucktard cry."--His Humble MagNIfIcence
"It was the criticisms of Doc X, actually, that let me see more clearly how far the hypocrisy had gone."--clarsct
"I'd leave it up to Doctor X who has been a benevolent tyrant so far."--Grammatron
"Indeed you are a river to your people.
Shit. That's going to end up in your sig."--Pyrrho
"Try a twelve step program and accept Doctor X as your High Power."--asthmatic camel
"just like Doc X said." --gnome

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Re: Japan

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Re: Japan

Post by Grammatron » Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:39 am

The plot is always thicker on the other side

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Re: Japan

Post by Doctor X » Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:48 am

Grammatron wrote:The plot is always thicker on the other side
Ah, Товарищ 後輩, the anime I mentioned has nothing BUT plot . . . between getting your bowels removed, your head bashed in, tortured to death, or thousands nerve gassed:

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So . . . much . . . necessary . . . plot!

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"Doctor X wins again."--Pyrrho
"Never sorry to make a racist Fucktard cry."--His Humble MagNIfIcence
"It was the criticisms of Doc X, actually, that let me see more clearly how far the hypocrisy had gone."--clarsct
"I'd leave it up to Doctor X who has been a benevolent tyrant so far."--Grammatron
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Shit. That's going to end up in your sig."--Pyrrho
"Try a twelve step program and accept Doctor X as your High Power."--asthmatic camel
"just like Doc X said." --gnome

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