First music, then television, then games, and now...

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by The Vault Dweller, Oct 2, 2007.

  1. Mani

    Mani It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Jul 4, 2003
    I think nazis aren't as controversial in Japan, or the rest of east Asia, as they are in the western world since they didn't cause much havoc over there.

    If you show up on a halloween party in the western world wearing a kamikaze outfit it wouldn't raise many eyebrows, if you came dressed as a nazi it would. Maybe the opposite is true over there.

    That said, Japanese nazis look a lot better than real nazis:

  2. Sorrow

    Sorrow So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Feb 9, 2006
    These are light machineguns.

    I love MG-42 and StG-44 :D .
    And StG-45(m) :) .
    I wish I had a lot of them...
    And an Army of Metal :D .

    I think that the real question is: why do uniforms of democratic countries always suck? :P
  3. SuAside

    SuAside Testament to the ghoul lifespan

    May 27, 2004
    except they have no clue how to wear a nazi cap properly :p

    the definition is lost on most people.

    especially since the same gun goes from LMG status (carried or on bipod) to MMG (medium machine gun) when mounted on a tripod. ;)
  4. generalissimofurioso

    generalissimofurioso The Hole Time Orderite

    Jun 17, 2007
    This reminds me of the time my buddy showed me some pictures he took while he was visiting India.

    I spent five straight days laughing my ass off when he showed me a picture of himself doing the Nazi salute in front of the Hitler Cafe.

    Now if only I could find said picture.
  5. Crowfoot

    Crowfoot Still Mildly Glowing

    Jun 21, 2007
    Hot Damn.

    As for your Army Ov Metal, Sorrow, let's start recruiting :twisted:
  6. DJ Slamák

    DJ Slamák Brain for eat. Not for think.

    Apr 2, 2003
    NAZI MAIDS! And I thought with shitting dicknipples, I'd seen it all... Only the Germans and the Japanese...

    Seriously, though, the Japanese are the Germans of the east - high culture, idiotic humour, bad teeth, occasional bouts of territorial ambition, you name it.
  7. Neamos

    Neamos Still Mildly Glowing

    Jun 30, 2005
    Japanese have bad teeth? Wait, wasn't it the brits that are made fun of for their bad dental hygiene, not the Germans?
  8. Starseeker

    Starseeker Vault Senior Citizen

    Jul 25, 2003
    Looks like gunslinger girls.., or not. As for anime itself, I watched quite a few while I was younger, being Asian Canadian and all. I just found stuff like Macross more interesting than say He-man. I still watch them when I have time/get recommendations from friends.

    A proven medium can generate a lot of crap. (Uwe Boll anyone?) And so are the animes these days. While Miyazaki has been accused of been kiddish, a lot of people missed Porco Rosso. GITS(the movie) has been hyped beyond heck and beyond, and all we need is a MacD toys to boot. The current GITS isn't bad, the second movie plus the TV series. It's fairly adult/intelligent and the theme moves multiple lines. Monster is probably one of the few psychological thrillers that exist which can approach a half decent King's novel. But the current Moe craze and the attempt to cross genre/crossover have too strong of a influence in the market.

    The anime's popularity in the North American market are actually helping to push some of the more violent/sex based titles to sell more. Porn sites help fan the flames. The H-genre is actually not as big of a segment as some may think. Graphics are an accepted way to present ideas in the Asian's visual culture. There are some nice mangas that will probably never see the day of light in the NA market. Political thrillers, mysteries, historical graphic novels, business, and so on.

    Anyway, to each of his own. The funny thing is that a lot of the crazy homeless people I meet on the street usually claims to be Jesus. Or a Angel.