Thunderbird2's past comments

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    Moonraker... imagine it's the 1970s and a cereal box has a cut-out mask of Spock on the back. You wear a little blue sweater and you are now pretending to be Spock. Now imagine it's a Star Trek convention and people are dressed as crew and aliens... same thing as that Spock mask. In Japan it's the same thing... people like to dress up as their favourite characters from games, TV, film, anime, etc... it's just the same.

    I remember seeing Planet of the Apes masks advertised in the 70s, toy phasers, etc... cosplay has been around for decades in one form or another.

    Posted in: The female cosplayers of summer Wonder Festival

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    Poor woman... hope they find the scum who did this.

    Posted in: Woman's body found in bay in Kanagawa

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    Pathetic, making mistakes, bad teeth, bad singing all are seen as cute in Japan, it is not the same overseas.

    No, we're too picky and care only about appearances.

    Posted in: Protest pop

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    I'd have been more impressed had they been Japanese people dressing up.

    Posted in: Thick Skin

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    Of course, using a bunch of under-aged girls is the perfect way to get people attention. And I don't care if I get negative votes on this statement either.

    Under age for what? Being pop idols? Or are you thinking they are there merely to please the pervs? I really despair about the number of people on here who claim these young girls (and groups like them) are under age... They are not being used in a pornographic manner so what does their age have to do with anything? It's about music not sex.

    Posted in: Protest pop

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    Mass shootings have less to do with the availability of weapons than they do with a blood-glorifying media which is more than happy to give the mentally-unstable a stage upon which they can share their craziness with the rest of the world. If the media stopped reporting on these incidents, it would be a much more effective way to reduce them.

    If there were no guns then these nutters wouldn't have access to them to carry out their desires. As for stopping reporting the shootings... you want to hide them from the public?

    Posted in: After U.S. shooting, high cost of more security vexes movie theaters

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    I know that my ex's son hates me (he got his way)... and lately he's turned into one of those lazy, argumentative buggers you read about. Whenever I read about a Japanese mum being killed or beaten by her slug of a son I start to worry about her. It seems like they don't have any self control when it comes to violence... the red mist descends and they resort to lashing out with knives or their hands.

    Posted in: Family disputes can be the unkindest cuts of all

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    My view is that the provision of porn, whatever the type, is there to supply a demand Remove the demand and you remove the need to provide it. Making such a market illegal without removing the demand simply drives the whole thing underground, making it much harder to deal with.

    So how do you remove the demand, Mistie? Not banning something because it will drive it underground is already accepting defeat. Banning something makes the consumer a criminal... therefore pervs who get off on drawings of kiddie rape (easy to identify a child in these... they tend to wear school uniforms!) will be crims... how many of them want to have that hanging over their heads? Treat it like animal sex... I can't imagine there being manga depicting some perv buggering a sheep.

    Posted in: Sexual images of minors in manga and anime: Art or obscenity?

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    America really is one big live-firing range, isn't it?

    The guns need to be taken out of the hands of private individuals. As long as there are weapons all over the place there will always be death and mayhem on the streets and in public places. Criminals can get guns from wherever, but they wouldn't obey gun laws anyway... but if you take away the guns from individuals you won't have the have-a-go heroes getting themselves shot defending a car from a villain. Better a stolen car than a stolen life.

    Most of the nutjobs carrying out the mass shootings hold the guns legally, so when they feel like going berserk they just reach for the old gun weapon and off they pop. Take away the guns and you reduce the number of killings in this way. Yes, they could get a knife, etc... but you can outrun a knife, you can take self defence lessons and learn how to disarm a knife-wielding maniac...

    Posted in: After U.S. shooting, high cost of more security vexes movie theaters

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    Nothing at all wrong with her figure... never understood the big arse fetish some guys have.

    Posted in: Yellow Shinken Sentai ranger Suzuka Morita transforms into swimsuit model

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    So while Japanese are happy to watch giant monsters flatten parts of the country and kill untold thousands, the Chinese throw a wobbly because aliens blast a hole in the Great Wall?
    Come on people, get a bloody grip! Idiots.

    Posted in: How Sony sanitized Sandler movie to please Chinese censors

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    A lot of baths have a shower head installed on a flexible hose... pretty much the same as the 'wand' mentioned in the article.

    Posted in: 12 awesome features of Japanese bathrooms you won’t find in the West

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    Under British law until someone is sentenced by a Judge, Magistrate or Sheriff they are still a suspect, an alleged criminal, hence when a case is reported the media will call the person a 'suspected killer' or they 'allegedly' carried out the crime. Innocent until proven guilty.

    How different is that from the way Japanese media report cases?

    Posted in: What do you think are some of the main differences between the way Japanese and Western media report the news?

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    To those who say 'art'... let me ask you this: does that apply to fan manga which shows, for example, the Sailor Moon characters (schoolgirls) being raped? Or any number of fan produced manga which show similar situations and are freely available in Akihabara...

    I was a comic artist for a while and in no way would I call the depiction of under age sex art... an artist may execute the image, but in the same way that paedo photos are taken by a photographer doesn't make them art. It's sick, and the minds that execute the material and those who get pleasure from it are also sick. The only people this appeals to are the twisted, warped individuals who would quite happily spend his days kiddie-fiddling.

    Ban it.

    Posted in: Sexual images of minors in manga and anime: Art or obscenity?

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    Yes, Europe had a colonial past. They did. I know it. You don't need to dredge up examples. The point is they admit it clearly and denounce it. You can even say they are ashamed of it.

    I'm not. Rule Britannia :D

    Posted in: China envoy warns Japan not to backtrack on WW2 remorse

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    I've got something like that for spiders.

    Posted in: Why squash bugs when you can trap them in this cool vacuum gun?

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    I'm really confused by the protests - there's nothing in the bill that says Japan will wage war at the drop of a hat. There are three specific triggers and they are all to do with Japanese citizens and interests being in danger, or an ally. I'm starting to wonder if the crowds are only paying attention to comments from those outside of Japan who seem to have not read the bills.

    I'm not in favour of Japan changing Article 9, but it's certainly not about sending Japanese troops overseas to fight in foreign wars, or to invade China. You notice that there have been few if any comments from South Korea about this?

    Posted in: A message for Abe

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    How can Americans sleep at night?

    Posted in: 3 dead, 7 wounded in Louisiana movie theater shooting

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    China is building a goddamn runway in the Spratly Islands. If that isn't provocative, I don't know what is.

    "Do not make a fuss... you will damage Japan-China relations. Nothing is happening here, you understand? Nothing..."

    Posted in: China says Japan's East China Sea pictures provoke confrontation

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