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  1. Guardian Enzo
    2014-01-20 01:05
    Guardian Enzo
    Well, I certainly am no expert, though I know a bit about the idol industry. The first thing you have to understand is that it has a large yakuza presence, and the more localized you get the more control is in the hands of the yakuza. Then you have the whole issue of the more famous idols not being allowed to have boyfriends - there's the notorious example of the idol who was berated and forced to shave her head on live TV because she was discovered to have gone out on a date.

    There are also countless stories of scams, mostly involving cases where girls are promised a fast-track to stardom and channeled into host clubs (and far worse). This would be the most likely result when something like WUG takes place in real life. The ones you see on TV are the barest minority - and even that disgusts me - but the picture you don't see is in most cases probably about one step up from sex slavery.

    All of that, of course, is not even to consider the impact this has culturally - fostering an image for girls that's totally unrealistic and, for me, undesirable. Would you want your daughter growing up thinking becoming an idol was the highest aspiration she should shoot for? I'd rather she think about being a doctor or an astronaut, myself. All the worst aspects of gender politics in Japanese society are exacerbated by idol culture. And it happens to be toxic for anime and music, too, if you want to talk about the superficial level.

    No, I'm not a moderate on this. This is a nest of cockroaches and the longer people are allowed to pretend otherwise, the bigger the problem grows.
  2. RRW
    2014-01-19 20:04
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    2014-01-19 01:40
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  4. Last Sinner
    2014-01-18 02:16
    Last Sinner
    Thought this might be relevant to your interests.

    The person behind Spice and Wolf had managed to get a game related to it - World End Economica - to be on the Greenlight section of Steam. If enough people support it, the game will be made available on Steam in 3 installments.


    Tell anyone you think would want to know to help make this happen.

    Vid and voting page
  5. RRW
    2014-01-17 21:35
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  6. Archon_Wing
    2014-01-17 16:44
    Yea, what is with you Canadians being combative? Must be all that murican influence. I mean we got Kaioshin, you, and William Shatner. Still, it might be more fun than being a Picard and sipping tea all day. And Toronto even booed The Rock. And everyone loves The Rock.

    Though instead of KHAAAAN,we have Kyoani zealots

    You lie! In Haruhi season 2 episode 5 there was life! A fair chance to enjoy the series.
    This is Haruhi season 2 episode 6! They've repeated the same fucking episode over again and laid waste to the narrative. You guys never bothered to check on us. You couldn't even tell them apart.

    We were your fans! You paid for our hospitality by trying to stall the series and murder us (by boredom)

    Kadokawa, you bloodsucker! You're going to have to do your own dirty work! You hear!

    You're still alive, my old friend.

    Kyoani, you've got the money. But you don't have me! You've gotta continue the series past Endless Eight if you want me!

    I've done far worse than kill you. I've hurt you, and wish to go on... hurting you. As you left her... Marooned for all eternity watching the same fucking episode and the same faces over and over again.... buried alive!


    No, not like that. I've never dropped a series. I've cheated it by just forgetting it exists. I've tricked my way out of it I know nothing...

    He tasks me. He tasks me, and I shall have that FMP sequel. I'll chase him round the Moons of Nibia and round the Antares Maelstrom and round Perdition's flames before I give him up.
    (wow, that was easy)

    And of course we all got away in the Enterprise to find a better series, but...

    No, no you can't get away! From hell's heart, I stab at thee... For hate's sake, I spit my last breath at thee...
  7. Archon_Wing
    2014-01-17 00:33
    A certain Canadian that shall not be named (we can discuss details in PM, lol) exclaimed that a lot of 30ish AS'ers tended to be the most bitter and combative.

    Fortunately I was always bitter and combative, so don't worry!

    And thanks.
  8. RRW
    2014-01-16 22:06
    one of them is a trap

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  9. Tempester
    2014-01-16 17:48
    Saw your comments in the locked thread. I don't like it when people emphasize tropes too much. It often oversimplifies entire plots and characters to checklists rather than encouraging people to find their own interpretations.

    I don't like TVTropes either and how the community of that place went to hell (they banned a lot of stuff in the name of "family-friendlyness" and "protecting the children"), so I cringe whenever people link there.
  10. RRW
    2014-01-15 21:18
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    Comic book and Star Trek fan in my youth, pro wrestling fan for awhile, now mostly into anime
    Newfoundland, Canada
    Pro Hockey (Habs fan), anime, sports games
    Private, but I am working
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    Fate/kaleid liner PRISMA☆ILLYA Zwei!
    SAO II
    Shirogane no Ishi Argevollen
    Sailor Moon 2014
    Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun
    Free! Eternal Summer
    Akame ga Kill
    Rail Wars!
    Tokyo Ghoul
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    All-Time Favorite - Madoka Magica
    Gateway Anime - El Hazard: The Magnificent World

    Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha (all)
    Love Live!: School Idol Project
    The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

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    Gurren Lagann
    Maria-sama ga Miteru
    Clannad: After Story
    Saki (all)
    Shakugan no Shana (all)
    Kill La Kill
    True Tears
    Tari Tari

    3rd Tier

    Tiger and Bunny
    To Aru Kagaku no Railgun S
    Mai HiME
    Ga-Rei Zero
    Hanasaku Iroha
    Kanon (2006)
    Little Busters!
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