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Old 2009-06-18, 19:08   Link #1
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Moe Moe gets political

http://www.danwei.org/net_nanny_foll...n_dam_girl.php

The Chinese mainlanders react to new government software that is supposed to block porn and pro-democracy websites.
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Old 2009-06-18, 20:15   Link #2
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I heard about that when my grandparents were watching the Chinese news. How it's gonna cost a crapload of money and is forcibly pre-installed on all new computers and whatnot. Tch. Yet another attempt to control the internet, which is IMO nigh unto uncontrollable. God forbid the citizens of China access ideas and opinions from around the world. Good luck with that globalization stuff.

Incidentally, the moefication of the software is absolutely hilarious. Go internets!
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Old 2009-06-18, 20:37   Link #3
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Moe is serious business.

It's not just the software, it's that the Chinese government is forcing PC makers to install it on everything they sell. It'll probably get cracked the day it goes into effect.
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Old 2009-06-18, 22:41   Link #4
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Do you think Green Dam girl will get a temporary craze in Comike?
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Old 2009-06-18, 22:51   Link #5
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Moe is serious business.

It's not just the software, it's that the Chinese government is forcing PC makers to install it on everything they sell. It'll probably get cracked the day it goes into effect.
Maybe there won't be a need to.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009...rship-software
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Old 2009-06-18, 22:57   Link #6
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Its already been "cracked"... and actually it appears to be largely a steal of Western nanny-filter software (it even apparently calls Western servers for ban-lists accidently).

Looks like a poorly thought and poorly executed/implemented debacle. A Chinese "D'oh!".
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Old 2009-06-18, 23:20   Link #7
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Do you think Green Dam girl will get a temporary craze in Comike?
I think Green Dam Girl and Windows XP Girl need to have their own series.



They're both very moe!

If that isn't a picture that says a thousand words, I don't know what is.

What a week on the international scene. Twitter vs. Iran and Moe vs. China.
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Old 2009-06-18, 23:27   Link #8
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She looks like a cross between Nitori and China (Touhou chars). I approve.
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Old 2009-06-19, 23:57   Link #9
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I think Green Dam Girl and Windows XP Girl need to have their own series.

They're both very moe!

If that isn't a picture that says a thousand words, I don't know what is.

What a week on the international scene. Twitter vs. Iran and Moe vs. China.
That is one delicious picture I definitely approve their own series in the next Comiket

And yes, somehow Green Dam Girl (is this really her real name btw?) reminds me of Cirno... cosplaying as Nitori... (=_=)a
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Old 2009-06-23, 18:48   Link #10
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Looks like Green Dam Girl still has work to do.

China says Web filtering software launch unchanged

Maybe the Chinese government got a little worried from all the video and Tweets getting out of Iran and decided the extra control might be a good thing to have.
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Old 2009-06-23, 20:55   Link #11
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Here is one of the theme songs of Green Dam Girl, "GREEN DAM ★ Harmonizes You feveR.", by a Vocaloid-esque Chinese software. I like this one for the mechanical voice.



Seriously the whole thing has already become a meme, with not only drawings, but also lots of naughty but delicious manga and light novels.

The generally accepted "moe attributes" of Green Dam Girl:
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Hundreds of cute spin-off drawings collected by a Japanese blogger.
http://blog.goo.ne.jp/dongyingwenren...0dc87bfb8413bb
http://blog.goo.ne.jp/dongyingwenren...7b3485338bfa1b
http://blog.goo.ne.jp/dongyingwenren...99e861d425d269

Last edited by Doraneko; 2009-06-23 at 22:00. Reason: Added the moe attributes :P
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Old 2009-06-23, 22:44   Link #12
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Man those two characters are really moe.
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Old 2009-06-24, 01:16   Link #13
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Next hit @ Comiket 2009?
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Old 2009-06-24, 12:42   Link #14
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Next hit @ Comiket 2009?
Or whatever doujinshi events they have in Hong Kong and Taiwan.
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Old 2009-06-24, 17:11   Link #15
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Uhh... I think the software got cracked already.
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Old 2009-06-24, 18:24   Link #16
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lol the Green Dam Girl song is awesome, my favourite line from the chorus is:

L ba, l ba, ba ni meng sha~ (Green dam, green dam, kill you with moe~) (l is pronounced lui)

L Ba Niang = Green Dam Girl

Also the 'Harmonise' it uses all over the song, is a pronounciation pun which actually reads as 'river crab'. Not sure whether its a kind of Chinese meme or something.
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Old 2009-06-24, 19:53   Link #17
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Also the 'Harmonise' it uses all over the song, is a pronounciation pun which actually reads as 'river crab'. Not sure whether its a kind of Chinese meme or something.
That actually has it's own wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/River_crab_(internet_slang)

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Uhh... I think the software got cracked already.
Which further displays how useless and inefficient it is.
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Old 2009-06-25, 00:06   Link #18
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If it wasn't useless, we don't get Green Dam girl.
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Old 2009-06-25, 09:40   Link #19
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If it wasn't useless, we don't get Green Dam girl.
Yes, just like why the original OS-tan, Windows ME-tan, was designed. As explained in this comic (Warning, possible NSFW ads:

http://gelbooru.com/index.php?page=post&s=view&id=66546
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Old 2009-06-25, 16:11   Link #20
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Why crack the software when you can just insert a Linux CD? I say Linux because it would be the easiest to use because buying a US copy of Windows to make a clean install might attract government attention and get the circumventer in trouble much more readily whereas the limitless number of mirrors and torrents and distros that Linux is inside is like trying to exterminate every insect on this planet one at a time. Freedom of speech manifests itself in software form~
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