Return to form: luneru vs dogrunes

It’s been a while since TMR reported any twitter dorama, so a post on it might well be called a return to form.  Commentary after the text dump.


Hat tip to @moronsister, and trigger warning: language.

 I watched someone spiral into madness on twitter last night. Pretty entertaining and yet horrifying and embarrassing. More con than pro



TMR: Dating Edition

We’ve all seen jokes about the “2D brotherhood.” The absurdity (or, if you like, the temptation) lies in the idea that the 2D is so ideal that men would forsake real ties with flesh-and-blood women to bask in it. But we equally acknowledge stereotypes that otaku, by virtue of inferior social status, should be desperate to capitalize on the opportunities for relationships.

Do otaku jump into relationships readily? Perhaps even too readily?

Published in: on November 13, 2010 at 3:48 PM  Comments (8)  
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Twitter Overload: TMI

We all value Twitter for its ability to bring us information. But is there such a thing as too much information?

No? Then be prepared to delve into the minds – and lives – of twitterites.

Aniblogger Attitudes on Romance

Deb Aoki responded to ‘How to Not Man Up‘ with actual tips on how men should act.  As it was representative of how female bloggers responded, this was really interesting.  The objections I had raised were: first and foremost, that the advice was assuming too much when it assumed that the “failure at life” of John was directly caused by his failure to woo Sarah (such that fixing the latter would fix the former), and second, that they weren’t even going about correcting it in a coherent way.

We shouldn’t suggest that doing a ton of things you don’t like to try to satisfy a woman who ultimately doesn’t want you is “manning up.”

It is, at best, merely a different brand of failure.

So, seeing as she never questioned the basic assumption – that if you are male, you automatically need a girl to be happy, above and beyond other pursuits in life* – I wondered if this acceptance of the basic premise was gender linked.  If so, it would hardly be surprising – women are bombarded with images of domesticity, coupledom, and romance from an early age, and even a worldly and sophisticated professional critic might be affected.  Nevertheless, it would be an interesting find, because to reveal such a bias opens up the possibility of addressing it.

What did I find?


Published in: on July 14, 2010 at 3:55 PM  Comments (3)  
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THAT trap hitched

Before Hideyoshi, before shinn87, before lolikitsune, people knew who you referred to when you said “that aniblogging trap.” Impz was the undisputed master of his craft, and across the globe, men and women alike openly pined for his soft touch.  His widely acknowledged sex appeal secured him an appearance in the RenAi Blogger visual novel and spawned the fan site Everyone’s Gay for Impz.

Now, however, Impz fans will no longer be able to entertain fantasies of a future with him.  Just hours ago in a post at THAT Anime Blog, Impz announced his marriage to otome gamer Thirteensugars. Thirteensugars’ blog entry on March 30th goes into further detail about the March 26 wedding, which took some of Impz’s own staff by surprise.


Springtime for nyoronyolo

As winter faded and February 14th approached, our hero was deep in the throes of denial.  Love?  3D girls?  An otaku cares not for these things.

nyoronyolo stop spamming me about Valentine’s because I don’t fucking care about it – o –

And yet fate decreed that nyoronyolo would not remain in his self-imposed solitude.  Who should approach now, but one of those girls?

Pralyn @nyoronyolo Valentines’s Valentines’s Valentines’s Valentines’s Valentines’s Valentines’s ;D

Some inexplicable figment, some ineluctable quality of her repeated pleas kindled a spark in his heart.  “Chance!” thought the otaku blogger. Swiftly, his deft fingers framed a response:

nyoronyolo @Pralyn take responsibility for this and go out with me then~

Alas, it was not to be.  The spark of hope, so new and fresh, was stamped out by the iron boot of derision.

Pralyn @nyoronyolo Rofl… no.

Published in: on February 1, 2010 at 3:53 PM  Comments (5)  
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This Drama is REAL

Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned,
Nor hell a fury like a woman scorned.
– William Congreve

“This boat is REAL.” – The Lonely Island

Koji Oe put forth a relatively tame post with his unfiltered thoughts about his relationship with a dedicated gamer.  He likened his role to that of Genshiken‘s Kasukabe, having to put up with her extended gaming sessions.  Also, he sort of forgot that his girlfriend and her extended friend group apparently all read his blog.

No points for guessing where this is going.


Published in: on December 16, 2009 at 9:32 PM  Comments (22)  
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Art imitating life imitating art

Extrange started it:

-.- I swear I’ll go mad because of childhood friend/pseudo sis…. It’s not fair when you use indian tunics with big cleavage….

Canon2D posted a loli calamity:

I’ve been told that I’m going to a swimming party with my middle school cousin and up to 10 of her friends. This may be dangerous.



Published in: on October 15, 2009 at 12:34 PM  Comments (3)  
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Otaku Speed Dating to be unleashed at Sogen Con

Sepiroth of has decided to help socially-stunted otaku hook up. He will host a speed dating event for 14 people at Sogen Con and, if it goes well, expand it to other cons.

komori wearing white

Anime bloggers weigh in:

Moritheil: This sounds uproariously funny.

PatzPrime: That sounds like a awesome Idea.

Moritheil: Well . . . I generally see otaku as the type to either fail miserably at speed dating, or not require it at all.

lwelyk: Or the type that will be either too male or too absolutely nuts to do it.

PatzPrime: Which is why it sounds like a awesome idea.

Published in: on August 6, 2009 at 11:51 PM  Comments (8)  
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