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Anime Myths

Anime Myths
Something that's become noticeable with the rise of Japanese pop culture in America is the tendency for mainstream news sources to go to bizarre places when reporting about anime. Chances are good that if you're reading an article about anime or manga in your local paper, you should be prepared for random,peuterey sito ufficiale, barely-formed facts to be pulled out of the air.
For the most part, this is just an issue of fan perspective versus the somewhat shallower perspective of a non-fan; research is dandy, but nothing beats experience and insight. Last summer, Wired published an extensive look at Japan's troubled manga industry. A few criticisms can be found in the comments section.
It goes to show that you should take everything you read with a grain of salt (Yes!--This too! For I might be an alien with an ulterior motive). Even something as basic as a word count or layout limitations can mean cut information. This has given rise to rumours about the medium that are mostly harmless, but can get twisted over time by news sources that do thrive on scare tactics. Some of those rumours include:
acceptable on Japanese children's television would be considered pornographic in America. Not really. What's considered pornographic in America is pornographic in Japan, too. It's true that Japan's a little more liberal than America with certain content on kids' shows: Some character might cross dress (you know, like Bugs Bunny used to?) and there will almost definitely be poop and fart jokes that are a little more gratuitous than what we're used to. A female character might have her boobies grabbed through her clothes.
Japan is undeniably well-known for its, er, erotic cartoons, but those are hardly considered appropriate for children. Not to say dad's stash always remains undiscovered.
Magazines and newspapers are also fond of proclaiming that manga and anime has swear words steaming on every page. That's a little trickier to determine, since Japanese is a funny language where the speaker's tone counts more than the words he chooses. is a common curse that translates roughly as and things rarely get worse than that. In fact, Japanese is an interesting language with disappointingly bland curses. Look them up someday.
fans refer to themselves as 'otaku.' Er, some do. Most regularly the fans who have no idea what's behind the word. In Japan, carries a very negative meaning: It refers to an obsessed loser who may or may not be homocidial. American anime fans use the word to (attempt to) refer to themselves in a less negative way. Overall opinion of the world's usage depends on whom you're talking to.
is all big-eyes, small-mouth. Anime and manga has enough genres to put America's comic industry to shame, and the art varies greatly in between each. Shonen (boy-oriented action manga) and shojo (girl-oriented action manga) are two of the most common genres, and not surprisingly it's shonen that Americans are most familiar with: Dragon Ball Z, Naruto, Pokemon, Digimon, and even going as far back as Voltron and Speed Racer. Shonen and shojo most definitely employ the big-eyes and small-mouth style, but lately Americans have seen what else Japan has to offer. Seinen series such as Death Note and Mushishi are made for adult audiences and offer character designs that are far less glittery than what we're used to.
Anime and manga has branched off and grown a lot since it gained its massive popularity in the 1940s. It's a pretty fascinating learning experience. You could definitely do worse for study material.
I have no idea how I wound up here today but being insane has its benefits one of which is that you stop worrying about things like why you're in the middle of Times Square, riding a unicorn in your bathrobe.


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A short life in music

A short life in music
It is in the nature of human beings to draw lines between the public and personal, between what they feel and what they project, between the image they cultivate and the reality that lies beneath. One of the unique things about the short and deeply troubled life of Amy Winehouse who was found dead in her London home of yet unknown causes was her capacity to dissolve these lines. She was what she was, displaying a raw and almost childlike honesty that lay at the core of her music and was responsible for much of its appeal. If she explored the dark reality of her substance abuse in her anthemic hit single Rehab ( tried to make me go on rehab, I said no no'. she addressed betrayal and relationships in another distressingly touching track, You Know That I'm No Good from her Grammy-award winning Back to Black album ( told you I was trouble She was no purveyor of cute fruity pop, but a reflective musician, whose bluesy jazz-inflected compositions evoked a mood of a time gone by and earned her the title of the of Modern Retro. It was obsessed with the so-called Amy Winehouse look the shabby mass of hair that sat like a beehive on her head (which compensated, or so she thought, for her diminutive stature); the showy eyeliner that spread like wings from the corner of her eyes; and her kitschy designer clothesline. But it is her music, searingly intelligent and soul baring, that will survive her tragic and premature death only adding to the iconic status she had acquired in her brief career. With a repertoire of just two studio albums (a third may be issued posthumously), Winehouse's place in the history of rhythm and blues may not be as firmly etched as some others in the so-called 27s Club, that group of influential musicians who died at the age of 27,peuterey prezzi. This club includes giants such as Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison (of the Doors), and Kurt Cobain (of Nirvana). But Amy was well on the way to superstardom, thanks to her unique ability to pour her life into her music. It is quality that made her compositions speak directly to her vast legions of fans on either side of the Atlantic and pretty much all over the world. It made them love her music because as one enthusiast declared in that splendid 2007 documentary I Told You I Was Trouble real, she's the truth. She expressed herself in her songs. When you listen to Amy singing "I told you I was trouble" and you know that when she sang this song she meant it, that feeling, I think, is the real music.
Abhishek Sharma
Posted on: Jul 31, 2011 at 14:59 IST
Thank you for this most touching piece.
Posted on: Jul 31, 2011 at 09:23 IST
This can be considered as the paradigm. Cant be treated as benevolent but Ame's life in music creates a good sense. Having put meaning in her life was all made by music. Life is short and verdicts must be strong to make one's life meaningful.


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Are there any ways to combat

Are there any ways to combat
For anyone who has done any extensive photography in very cold weather (weather below freezing), I'm sure they have encountered "sluggish battery syndrome". This is where the camera battery, when it gets cold enough, runs down quickly and delivers poor or "slow" power to the camera.
I was out in my yard photographing the resident birds when I encountered sluggish battery syndrome on my 7D for the first time. This is a weather sealed camera, so it holds up pretty well. The temperature today is about 24


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Frightening Halloween Invitations Introduce The Theme Of Your Pa

Frightening Halloween Invitations Introduce The Theme Of Your Party
The best way to set the tone for any Halloween costume party is by sending out great Halloween invitations. A careful selection of the invitation can let those you hope to come know what to expect, whether it is a family friendly "spooktacular" or a wicked night of Halloween frights. It also helps your guests know what kinds of costumes are appropriate for the event. If you are planning a Halloween party, choose Halloween invitations most fitting to your party.
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