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[Jul. 22nd, 2004|12:11 am]
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I've mentioned before how I've gotten people who message me on Yahoo, and I don't know them. Today I got Krishna spam! lol The fellow was very nice though - he must have been searching 'vegetarian' as an interest link and found me. He sent me a link to this http://www.asitis.com/
He told me he used to come to Detroit to go to the Fisher mansion - it's been made into a Krishna Temple http://www.buildingphotos.com/historic/DE-383lenox.shtml

It brought to mind some Krishna's I met before that worked with this food relief campaign http://www.ffl.org/ & I was very impressed by them. Let's feed the world with love.. yes!!


^^;; Well I find this a bit disheartening - will the front row seating be taken up by anime otakus who aren't really Laruku fans? http://board.otakon.com/viewtopic.php?p=46152#46152 http://www.otakon.com/events_gameshow.asp


What's this odd fascination with pocky anyway? It's not like it's one of the finest foods in Japan .. I had a chill when I went into Suncoast video to pick up a gift - and noticed they had a big anime section. The TV monitor was playing some annoying anime with a theme song by something that sounded like Judy & Mary on Helium.. *ears bleed* & I saw 2 rather 'typical' animefanboy types thumbing thru the quasi porn manga (next to the boxes of pocky & gummy candy).. and one fellow had an "Anime freak" Tshirt on.. "Oh no !" I almost cried as I envisioned what Otakon will be like (just multiplied greatly)


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From: mrhydeisme
2004-07-22 05:08 am (UTC)
*glances at links*

oh my gawd.

l'arc is never going to come back to the united states. NEVER!

*cries*

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[User Picture]From: violetcloud
2004-07-22 05:45 am (UTC)
ive been to a few conventions and i havent seen many otageeks around oddly enough... well, im sure it will be different at the biggest convention in the states (or whatever their claim to fame is)::scratched head::... whateve, i just hope that these folks wont be getting the front seats while real fans are in the back -_- that would SUCK so bad.

im already getting there past 930 on saturday... who knows how long the registration line is or how long the line to get a sticker will be...
im getting paranoid. >_
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[User Picture]From: nepenthes59
2004-07-22 01:41 pm (UTC)
^.~ Maybe to an anime fan like yourself, they don't seem so geeky lol

I feel like a total outsider, so perhaps our perspective is different.
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[User Picture]From: violetcloud
2004-07-24 06:42 am (UTC)
^.~ Maybe to an anime fan like yourself, they don't seem so geeky lol

... u know i never thought of it like that...
oh no!!! im a geek!!!! NOOOOOooooooo oh wait, i already knew that ^_^

but the really bad ones need to not be in the front, 'cause L'arc will just think we're all weird like that @_@
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From: ilenebook
2004-07-22 06:10 am (UTC)

Anime

I have to say I get sooo tired of kids drawing it on everything at school and they think it is so original..whatever happened to thinking for yourself?
I love that picture you posted...your Dads I guessed.
Really like his work.
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[User Picture]From: nepenthes59
2004-07-22 01:44 pm (UTC)

Re: Anime

Yes, it's another Joe Scott masterpiece. He had a one man art show in the summer, and this is one of the pieces I bought. (I of course did it secretively, as my parents would protest. It made me really happy and proud to buy some of his works - Go Dad!)
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From: ilenebook
2004-07-22 06:25 pm (UTC)

Re: Go Joe!

What a thoughtful and sweet daughter you are.
The family is so important. I feel so sorry for people who don't get the kind of love and attention from parents that they deserve.
We are lucky eh?
I applaud your good daughterness.
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[User Picture]From: nepenthes59
2004-07-22 01:42 pm (UTC)
^-^ Thanks~!
I've often asked my Japanese friends "What food do you miss most"

NOBODY has ever EVER said pocky! lol
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[User Picture]From: doihachan
2004-07-22 05:59 pm (UTC)
Ehh, it's possible for a hard-core L'Arc fan to be one and the same as an anime fan~ :o *coughcoughcoughPointsToSelf*

(...Yan yan is better than Pocky anyway. >.>; )

I can't imagine what walking through that con is going to be like for a non-fan (actually I can; I bet it'll be scary). XD; But really it's just a place where people who love something can enjoy it freely with others who share the same sentiments. I turn my nose up at a lot of things that happen in anime-type communities but I keep coming back to cons because when it comes down to it I'm a dork like the rest of them. It's only as bad as you make it. ^^
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[User Picture]From: nepenthes59
2004-07-22 06:13 pm (UTC)
I think I'm in an odd minority - Everyone else I know is into anime to some degree. Since most fans 'grew up' with anime, it has an appeal that I didn't get exposed to. While I like the animation, I find anime annoying for the most part.

The past few cons were OK because I was with fans.. we didn't really do anything anime related, mostly running from crazy DJewel fangirls *laugh*

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[User Picture]From: doihachan
2004-07-22 06:22 pm (UTC)
Hey, yeah. XD Your Suncoast comment made me forget that you'd been to cons before!

Well then, you know what to expect. :3 I'm actually more afraid to see the L'Arc fans than I am of seeing otaku~
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[User Picture]From: creepy_shetan
2004-07-22 06:08 pm (UTC)
(I hope it doesn't seem I've come up out of nowhere to annoy you... >_>;; I posted a while ago saying I'd friended you. I'm feeling a bit self-conscious at the moment...)

Ne, I've been an anime fan for much longer than a J-Rock fan, and yeah... Some ppl take things a taaaaaaad too far... It's not the cute obsessive-ness, but the annoying kind. -_-; Most fans are pretty average and normal, but the excessive ones get all the attention... I haven't been to a con, so I don't know about activities and events and whatnot, but that game show deal sounds... scary. O__o; That sucks that the craziest fans will be front row... I doubt it'll be the *whole* row, but still... Laruku gets enough of cosplayers back home. @_@;; And you're right, they might not even be fans...

I think the whole thing with Pocky is peer pressure, lol. Someone will see it in an anime or manga, then try it themselves, then tell aaaaaall their friends about it like it's the "cool" thing to do. I only like the regular chocolate Pocky, and that stuff is addictive. It's a really simple snack, but it's like potato chips or something and you can just keep eating it and eating it... But they come in too small of boxes for too much money... >_>;; (ha, I buy the Korean version of it whenever I get it now because it's cheaper =p yay for Pepero~! XD)

Oh, and I'm sorry you suffered trauma at Suncoast. At least they didn't try to talk to you. (gah, some weird guy tried to talk to me at Barnes & Noble once about manga... X__x;; was very weirded out) Fanboys have a *bad* reputation...
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[User Picture]From: nepenthes59
2004-07-22 06:19 pm (UTC)
Sure Laruku has cosplayers - but in Japan, they tend to be polite & cute .. lol Friends from Thailand held a special Laruku fan event & they all dressed up (& I heard the recording of them all singing along with Laruku's SSD dvd..) it was too endearing.

I know lots of great people who ADORE Anime & LOVE Cosplay - they are great fun - - it's just that with the #'s at a con, the creep-a-zoid factor is increased.

Please pardon me if my comments about anime fans sounded to general
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[User Picture]From: creepy_shetan
2004-07-22 08:11 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I know what you mean... Japanese/Asian fans tend to be really cute. You just wanna run up and hug them. 6^^;; They manage to take things seriously without taking stuff personally, if that makes sense... I wish more ppl here could grasp that concept, then everything would be a lot more fun. ^^

I'm kinda scared to go a con for the first time... But I think if I go with the right friends, I'll be okay with going to others after that. =p

Nah, it's all right. ^_^ I just tent to rant all the time, even when I don't mean to... >_>;;
I think all fans get caught up in the usual psycho-fan stuff like Pocky and the dubbed VS. subbed war at some point, but most tend to calm down and form their own thoughts after a while. It's called maturity~ o.
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