World's Scariest Otaku

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even Tim Thomas is somebody's husbando




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-Paul Segal

"Oh, the anger is never far, never far." -SteveH
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Why does that anime girl have a human head sticking out of her cranium? No wonder her eyes are bulging out like that, she must have serious brain trauma.
So, apparently J-List periodically sends SomethingAwful's Zack Parsons unsolicited product samples in the hopes that he'll do satirical reviews of them and give J-List some free promotion. This week, Parsons decided to do it. The following article contains NOT WORK SAFE imagery and is absolutely hilarious. It really put a smile on my day.

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-Paul Segal

"Oh, the anger is never far, never far." -SteveH
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Platypus saves loli from lolicon
Screw the VF-1, I want a variable Platypus toy!
Wow...I remember that short, it was one of a handful of fan-made convention/roadshow opening animations (including proto-Gainax's Daicon III and IV which I hope require no explanation for most folks here? Otherwise Google is your friend...) that were on a tape a friend had an umpteenth gen copy of back in the mid 80's. My own copy of said copy quickly deteriorated into mostly white noise, so I haven't seen these in ages. Note all the 80's "pre-moe" posters on the bad guy's wall about 4 minutes in--Lum, Clarisse, the Daicon III loli (pre-bunny girl upgrade--but hey, she had an Anno-animated Starship Troopers suit in that short at least), Minky Momo, etc...

One of the others is also on YouTube (aside from the more ubiquitous Daicon openers), Ajicon, and is another even more bizarre mix of 80's anime/SF references and tons of diminutive scrappy schoolgirls.
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Gotta love that SF beam near the end that messes with the SF cultures around the world so the French suddenly love Star Wars, the Russians are into US superheroes, and Americans suddenly love Space Cruiser Yamato! Ha!


The best one linked to these (and least like the others) includes some effects and mecha animation that looks like it was probably partly done by Anno Hideaki (he made the animation rounds a LOT back then)--Uracon III--and is arguably not only superior to these, but actually even a more enjoyable watch than the Daicon openers, with some really solid animation, mecha, and a reasonable Takahashi-esque punchline at the very end, rather than just a string of loosely linked references. The tape I once had didn't have this short, but I believe had its precursor featuring the same mascot creature.
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I wouldn't had thought to look these up had Veef not shared that Gebocon I Platypus link, lol. It's amusing and nostalgic to me that there was this brief boom in fan-made convention openers during that period. Were they all Daicon copycats? Or was Daicon part of the larger trend itself?

Of course much of Gainax's own work would maintain that "by fans for fans" spirit and are packed with homages and references, continuing into even recent relatively works (I'd argue that FLCL is, as Haruko once exclaims at one point, truly the spiritual "Daicon V", if not Gunbuster earlier, lol).
Am I the only one who misses the insanity of 80s anime?
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> Am I the only one who misses the insanity of 80s
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The insanity is still there. Kawamori-sama has all of it now.
servbot30 Wrote:
> Am I the only one who misses the insanity of 80s
> anime?

Which 80s anime in particular? I'm sure we can come up with some shining modern examples in the same vein. Like, on the general topic of anime-insanity, have you seen Dead Leaves? (speaking of Gainax staff)

-Paul Segal

"Oh, the anger is never far, never far." -SteveH
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I asked if I have "Time For L-Gaim" but I got "No Reply From The Wind".
If you just want nerds shoving nerdy crap on the screen in a manic fashion, there's tons of videos made using Flash and Miku Miku Dance that do just that. And they all include cute girls just like in the 80's.
Watch Milky Holmes. Most random "WTF did I just see?" show of this era. You can tell the animators are ROFL as they're making it.

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I asked if I have "Time For L-Gaim" but I got "No Reply From The Wind".


-Paul Segal

"Oh, the anger is never far, never far." -SteveH



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Milk with pizza? WTF?

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I asked if I have "Time For L-Gaim" but I got "No Reply From The Wind".
Maybe if it were iced milk, I could see.....

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Oh great, now the thread has turned to pillow talk.
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Noooo Jason Alexander noooooo

(Yes, that is the real Jason Alexander responding to that fan's inquiry)

-Paul Segal

"Oh, the anger is never far, never far." -SteveH
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K-on's Hirasawa Yui, Duckman-approved.


-Paul Segal

"Oh, the anger is never far, never far." -SteveH
Next convention appearance I freak out about, I'm totally getting in line 3 days in advance, to sleep amongst fellow nerds on concrete, and oh yes!, I'm gonna have the bestest rice cooker to feed mah freinds, and dangdiggity, am I ever gonna have the tootin-est bullhorn to scream thru. .... Who's going to BostonComicCon? ..anyone?
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I'm in...and I'll bring the porno mags we can nap under! :P
That pic Paul posted.

I spy with my little eye, some Comic LO.

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That's still a better simulation than any Mechwarrior game



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Trey Eric Sesler: YouTube Film Critic "Mr. Anime" Accused Of Killing Three Family Members

A Youtube anime critic has murdered his family. Be sure to check out his opinions on anime haters, NEETs, and the worst anime ever.

-Paul Segal

"Oh, the anger is never far, never far." -SteveH
The Daily Mail does a much better job at pointing out the key facts:

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A large number of the anime he reviews have violent themes. For example, in one, which is called Highschool Of The Dead, Sesler has a large rifle in his hands while he talks to the camera.

At one point he seems to get very excited when talking about the zombies killing the mortals as there is 'blood everywhere'.

Yet another one is called Death Note and another one is called Slayers. The beginning of all of his reviews, he plays a short clip in which he shoots someone in the chest.

You gotta love British tabloids' ability of pointing the blame... :P

RE: the videos. The guy's mannerisms make me think of a TV preacher X_x;



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It always amazes me when I'm reminded that there are actually people who still watch anime as a lifestyle.

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>> and another one is called Slayers.

Pffffff hahahahaha.


> The guy's mannerisms make me think of a TV preacher

Totally, he has this creepy, unnatural conviction.

-Paul Segal

"Oh, the anger is never far, never far." -SteveH
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I guess this is more like "world's most enviable otaku". Check out that one dude's collection of cool vintage calculators!

-Paul Segal

"Oh, the anger is never far, never far." -SteveH
I want that spoon so bad.

-Paul Segal

"Oh, the anger is never far, never far." -SteveH
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Robot-themed cutlery = win.
I find it much more impressive that they made wire-frame CAD drawings of the tofu.
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I asked if I have "Time For L-Gaim" but I got "No Reply From The Wind".
Some great profiles there, the only one I thought was actually disturbing was the fellow who lives in his parents' closet... D:

I've seen lots on that kickboxer though, as he's gotten quite a lot of media attention (and often don't know whether to laugh or cry over the characters he chooses to crossplay as...orz ).
>I've seen lots on that kickboxer though, as he's gotten quite a lot of media >attention (and often don't know whether to laugh or cry over the characters he >chooses to crossplay as...orz ).

Yeah, he was on the show "Taboo".

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Wow man. People with nothing better to do.

For the record, I'm an Oreimo fan.

BTW, of course shit like this is not an isolated Japanese otaku phenomenon. Remember when the director of Transformers Beast Machines was threatened and thus didn't show up at Bocton due to that?

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I asked if I have "Time For L-Gaim" but I got "No Reply From The Wind".



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> For the record, I'm an Oreimo fan.

Could you explain to us why this fan was so mad?

-Paul Segal

"Oh, the anger is never far, never far." -SteveH
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