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Old 2010-06-28, 13:52   Link #3921
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Well hand wash is fine I suppose but I really don't know how to go about it. What does it exactly mean, and what kind of detergent (right word? ) should I use. When I read about it on google, all the suggestions were, well of course, for brands sold in USA so they meant nothing to me.

My mum definitely won't hand wash it for me, and as I've never washed anything for myself .. with machine or by hand, I'm quite lost here.. sorry
If it's a low quality daki, I suggest mild detergent with no bleach. When you hand wash it, don't scrub too hard. For a high quality daki, I guess not-so-mild detergent is okay, but still, no bleach.

Handwashing is very simple, just add ~1/4 cup detergent to a sink basin (or maybe a bathtub would work better for a daki), soak your garment, then knead thoroughly for a bit. Rinse, hang to dry.
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Old 2010-06-28, 17:02   Link #3922
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If it's a low quality daki, I suggest mild detergent with no bleach. When you hand wash it, don't scrub too hard. For a high quality daki, I guess not-so-mild detergent is okay, but still, no bleach.

Handwashing is very simple, just add ~1/4 cup detergent to a sink basin (or maybe a bathtub would work better for a daki), soak your garment, then knead thoroughly for a bit. Rinse, hang to dry.
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You can use a clothes bag to wash Hawaiian shirts which are rayon. You might be able to wash silk Hawaii shirts that way too but I'm too cheap to buy silk.
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If you don't use a bag they can be ruined in the wash.
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Old 2010-06-29, 10:37   Link #3923
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Thanks Komari for your help . I'll give it a try later on. Too bad we don't own a tub, so will be a tad more difficult in the sink. I have no idea wether the daki is high quality, or low quality though. Exactly what determines which one it is ?
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Old 2010-06-29, 12:32   Link #3924
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Thanks Komari for your help . I'll give it a try later on. Too bad we don't own a tub, so will be a tad more difficult in the sink. I have no idea wether the daki is high quality, or low quality though. Exactly what determines which one it is ?
High quality dakimakuras tend to be very soft and comforting to hug, and expensive (~9000 yen). Doujin/custom dakis tend to be lower in quality, and dakis that come bundled with magazines for promotion aren't usually very high quality either.
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Old 2010-06-30, 06:39   Link #3925
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Okay here's a question. I visited an old hideout (I love libraries...they don't ditch you unlike untrustworthy friends) and borrowed a book called Idiot America : How Stupidity Became A Virtue In The Land Of The Free by Charles P. Pierce.
Charlie Pierce is a fairly well-known author and commentator here in the Boston area. He has a weekly column in the Boston Globe magazine, a five-minute sports commentary on the National Public Radio show Only a Game, and makes occasional appearances on NPR's news quiz show, Wait! Wait!, Don't Tell Me!. His Only a Game comments usually appear at about 40 minutes into the program.
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Old 2010-06-30, 11:00   Link #3926
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Charlie Pierce is a fairly well-known author and commentator here in the Boston area. He has a weekly column in the Boston Globe magazine, a five-minute sports commentary on the National Public Radio show Only a Game, and makes occasional appearances on NPR's news quiz show, Wait! Wait!, Don't Tell Me!. His Only a Game comments usually appear at about 40 minutes into the program.
His book is hilarious. It is a pity that most of the stuff written inside are true.
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Old 2010-06-30, 19:46   Link #3927
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The following has always puzzled me.

You know how... whenever a person tries to apply real-world science to an anime and fails horribly, but insists that it must be applicable; then the opposing camp, tired of trying to reason with said person, pulls out the old meme of-

"Everytime You Bring In Physics Into An Anime Discussion, God Kills A Catgirl."

Doesn't it occur to anyone that it is a misplaced meme? Why would the science-person care about Catgirls? Logically speaking, Catgirls are an abomination to science-people, and by Jove, if bringing in Physics kills them, let the formulas rain and kill them by the truckload.

It's like, a meat-lover telling a PETA activist, "Everytime You Preach About Vegetarianism, God Burns Down A Steak Diner."

Hello! Are you trying to dissuade him, or encourage him? :P

Shouldn't the meme be... something that a science-nerd actually cares about?

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Old 2010-06-30, 21:04   Link #3928
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I imagine the stereotypical science nerd who also loves anime actually considers the existence of catgirls to be emblematic of a new, brilliantly fruitful era of genetic engineering gone wild. You know, wild.

The dull hard sci-fi nerds can shove off. As a rule don't like anime anyway.

So yeah.

Well, that's the fun, lolanimelogic kind of answer, but the boring truth is probably a simple case of memetic mutation, from the "God Kills a Kitten" punchline to something more anime-flavored. But I think you already knew that.
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Old 2010-06-30, 21:17   Link #3929
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The following has always puzzled me.

You know how... whenever a person tries to apply real-world science to an anime and fails horribly, but insists that it must be applicable; then the opposing camp, tired of trying to reason with said person, pulls out the old meme of-

"Everytime You Bring In Physics Into An Anime Discussion, God Kills A Catgirl."

Doesn't it occur to anyone that it is a misplaced meme? Why would the science-person care about Catgirls? Logically speaking, Catgirls are an abomination to science-people, and by Jove, if bringing in Physics kills them, let the formulas rain and kill them by the truckload.

It's like, a meat-lover telling a PETA activist, "Everytime You Preach About Vegetarianism, God Burns Down A Steak Diner."

Hello! Are you trying to dissuade him, or encourage him? :P

Shouldn't the meme be... something that a science-nerd actually cares about?

Narf.
Since when are catgirls abominations? They are epitome of genetic engineering and Eugenics!
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Old 2010-07-02, 22:00   Link #3930
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What do you call someone who's a wuss when they're alone, but is totally brave when they're around others, particularly friends and younger family members?
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Old 2010-07-03, 05:48   Link #3931
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What do you call someone who's a wuss when they're alone, but is totally brave when they're around others, particularly friends and younger family members?
Hero kid? or maybe Tsundere? j/k

Sounds more like some form of Borderline personality disorder or some other disorder. What you're getting at seems way too extreme (and specific) for the person to be considered normal. For one, if he's afraid of being alone then he has Isolophobia (or was it called Monophobia?). You also say bravery, but easy circumstances to show bravery only show up in anime. In real life its usually "stupidity."
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Old 2010-07-03, 06:39   Link #3932
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What do you call someone who's a wuss when they're alone, but is totally brave when they're around others, particularly friends and younger family members?
Punk. Quot Erat Demostrandum.
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Old 2010-07-03, 06:43   Link #3933
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Hero kid? or maybe Tsundere? j/k

Sounds more like some form of Borderline personality disorder or some other disorder. What you're getting at seems way too extreme (and specific) for the person to be considered normal. For one, if he's afraid of being alone then he has Isolophobia (or was it called Monophobia?). You also say bravery, but easy circumstances to show bravery only show up in anime. In real life its usually "stupidity."
You are probably a bit too extreme, don't you think ?
With as little information as he gave us, I would say than he is always scared but the ''pressure'' of the presence of others push him to act ( for saving his image/ reputation for example or the fear to be labeled as a wuss ).
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Old 2010-07-03, 07:22   Link #3934
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You are probably a bit too extreme, don't you think ?
With as little information as he gave us, I would say than he is always scared but the ''pressure'' of the presence of others push him to act ( for saving his image/ reputation for example or the fear to be labeled as a wuss ).
You could be right though....however these kind of people tend to feel their image is a problem. Using correct words can break them down, and have your face smashed in by his "friends".
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Old 2010-07-03, 12:24   Link #3935
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When I say friends, I just mean people his age, people around whom he would be embarassed to acknowledge his fears, not necessarily people who like him.

Thanks for the replies, I didn't think that him having such behavior was so serious. I thought it was just acting macho, then showing one's true colors when alone or among mature family members (who the kid knows won't laugh at him, and for whom he doesn't feel a need to set an example for).
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Old 2010-07-03, 13:14   Link #3936
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1) Which place has cheaper otaku merchandise specified: Akihabara, Nakano Broadway or Nipponbashi (Osaka)?
- figurines/figma/nendoroids
- programs like Vocaloid
- trading cards
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Old 2010-07-05, 12:47   Link #3937
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1) Which place has cheaper otaku merchandise specified: Akihabara, Nakano Broadway or Nipponbashi (Osaka)?
- figurines/figma/nendoroids
- programs like Vocaloid
- trading cards
Akihabara is probably not the place you should go to then, as everybody goes there (tourism-ish) which raises the prices on lots of stuff.


Just speculating, no facts or figures to back this up.
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Old 2010-07-05, 22:34   Link #3938
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Thought this might be a good place to ask :P

A while ago i was looking for manikins for drawing and i came upon this Japanese created one that models after female anime proportions or so I believe. I think the manikin was made from plaster or similar materials. But i am 100% sure it wasn't made of wood.

Thanks, Aoie :P
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Old 2010-07-05, 23:14   Link #3939
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Thought this might be a good place to ask :P

A while ago i was looking for manikins for drawing and i came upon this Japanese created one that models after female anime proportions or so I believe. I think the manikin was made from plaster or similar materials. But i am 100% sure it wasn't made of wood.

Thanks, Aoie :P
I'm not really sure what your question is, but do not buy that for figure drawing. Anime bodies, heck, most cartoon bodies are grossly exaggerated, i.e. unusually skinny, big tits, steroid sized muscles, etc. Anime females in particular are more often than not drawn to be pleasing to the eye, not to be accurate representations of real women. You need a figure drawing class where you draw real human models, or something.
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Old 2010-07-05, 23:26   Link #3940
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I'm not really sure what your question is, but do not buy that for figure drawing. Anime bodies, heck, most cartoon bodies are grossly exaggerated, i.e. unusually skinny, big tits, steroid sized muscles, etc. Anime females in particular are more often than not drawn to be pleasing to the eye, not to be accurate representations of real women. You need a figure drawing class where you draw real human models, or something.
I don't need a lecture on drawing human body proportions, I just like to get some more information of this manikin >.>

I know. This won't be the first manikin I've bought. Forgot to say the height If i had to guess it'd be around 6-10inches. The reason i want this manikin is because I'd like another source for me to use for my drawings, that's simply it. The 2 current one i have right now are those wooden manikin, the male and female.

To be precise, I have this one (and the female version) - http://www.art-shoponline.co.uk/WebR...D0/manikin.jpg

If you have owned this one, it's not quite that poseable. (also my kid cousins have removed some appendages from him too >.>)
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