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Kill la Kill
Sep 20, 2014 at 07:10AM EDT

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The Japanese language has no plurals in the sense we think of them. They’ll just use the word normally no matter if there’s one or a bunch of them. If they do have a plural they do it by duplicating the word, sometimes with altered pronunciation, but they only use that when it’s to convey some other information. “Hibi” means “days”, but it also connotes a period in time (as in “these days” or “those days” in English). “Kamigami” literally means “gods”, but in actual use it’s closer to “pantheon”.

In English, however, plurals are mandatory. This goes for loanwords, too. Including Japanese ones (“tsunamis”, “kamikazes”). Why should “anime” be any different?

Sep 06, 2014 at 02:36PM EDT

Commented on Bollywood Movie Dance Remixes

I’ve always compared anime to Bollywood. They are both specific flavors of cinematography native to a specific country, steeped in their culture yet presenting only a small fraction of that culture. They are also both very much acquired tastes. I might think this way because, when I lived in Central Asia as a kid, we had a housekeeper who was an Indiaboo. She would fit the weeaboo stereotype perfectly if you replaced “Japan” with “India” and “anime” with “Bollywood”.

What was funniest of all was the fact that she was middle-aged.

Sep 04, 2014 at 05:51PM EDT

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Oops. How did I not see that.

Sep 02, 2014 at 12:52PM EDT

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What is bait of babylon a reference to again?

Sep 01, 2014 at 09:31PM EDT

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4chan
Aug 30, 2014 at 09:04PM EDT

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>not a single reference to axe cop

Aug 30, 2014 at 09:48AM EDT

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And that’s why W2NHK is so brilliant.

Aug 30, 2014 at 09:37AM EDT

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True Tomboyish is Saber from Fate/Stay Night. I’m not sure about the rest. They may be from the same series, or something else altogether.

Aug 28, 2014 at 10:57PM EDT

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