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Re: Man wants to marry comic-book character

Postby Vaniver » Wed Nov 19, 2008 1:20 am UTC

However, that seems impossible with present-day technology.
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Re: Man wants to marry comic-book character

Postby william » Wed Nov 19, 2008 9:45 am UTC

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Wait... you mean moe as in... moe?

There are people who research this?

There are people who research "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" too.
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Re: Man wants to marry comic-book character

Postby Nomic » Wed Nov 19, 2008 11:20 am UTC

Even if he got the permission, he'd have to get the girl to say "I do" and I doubt the mangaka would want to marry one of his creations to some random otaku. People who want to marry fictional characters should wait untill we have created AIs that can pass as humans. At that point we could simulate real humans convincingly enough that wanting to marry one would be a valid point.

PS, if this should pass, would it apply to any 2d object? I want to marry a geometrical shape!

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Re: Man wants to marry comic-book character

Postby Indon » Wed Nov 19, 2008 9:44 pm UTC

william wrote:There are people who research "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" too.


So you could concievably go to a Buffy: the Vampire Slayer convention and interact with... a bunch of scientists?

Nomic wrote:PS, if this should pass, would it apply to any 2d object? I want to marry a geometrical shape!


The flatlanders would probably pass legislation forbidding your marriage, they're a very conservative culture.
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Re: Man wants to marry comic-book character

Postby '; DROP DATABASE;-- » Fri Nov 21, 2008 12:45 am UTC

Nomic wrote:Even if he got the permission, he'd have to get the girl to say "I do" and I doubt the mangaka would want to marry one of his creations to some random otaku. People who want to marry fictional characters should wait untill we have created AIs that can pass as humans. At that point we could simulate real humans convincingly enough that wanting to marry one would be a valid point.

PS, if this should pass, would it apply to any 2d object? I want to marry a geometrical shape!
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Re: Man wants to marry comic-book character

Postby aleflamedyud » Sat Nov 22, 2008 8:15 am UTC

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I never played Final Fantasy 7.

And I'm just going to sit back and laugh while the Japanese die out because they've fucked up their culture to the point that the sexes now despise each other and won't so much as produce children. In most of the world you have to work hard to stop people getting together!
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Re: Man wants to marry comic-book character

Postby william » Sat Nov 22, 2008 7:06 pm UTC

Actually in most of the developed world birthrates have crashed.
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Re: Man wants to marry comic-book character

Postby Gelsamel » Sun Nov 23, 2008 5:39 am UTC

william wrote:Actually in most of the developed world birthrates have crashed.


Isn't this generally a good thing?
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Re: Man wants to marry comic-book character

Postby ameretrifle » Sun Nov 23, 2008 8:53 am UTC

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william wrote:Actually in most of the developed world birthrates have crashed.


Isn't this generally a good thing?

Yep (as long as you're not a damn kook: "Oh me yarm THEY'RE GONNA OUTNUMBER US!!"). I think the emphasis there was on "most"-- i.e., it's not just Japan's birthrates that are going to be crashing. Apparently there's a correlation in general between education levels (expecially women's education levels) and number of children. Poorer people still have to have children for income, so that some will survive, and because they don't know about/have access to proper birth control; people in more affluent, educated societies have fewer, mainly because they don't have to. So, uh, yeah.

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Re: Man wants to marry comic-book character

Postby RealGrouchy » Sun Nov 23, 2008 1:54 pm UTC

This chart adequately sums up development vs. birth and death rates. Taken from this page describing various types of demographic trends.

Is it good or bad that the birth rate is declining in Japan? Both.

It's good because it theoretically means they will use less resources.

It's bad because it's happening too quickly and there are inadequate resources to take care of the aging population (not only in terms of sheer numbers--i.e. you don't want the entire economy centred around taking care of retirees--but also because the economy can't be big enough to support so many aged non-workers.)

It's also "bad" because modern economies are built around constant growth. Hopefully this type of crisis will help to create a new type of sustainable econmy.

I come from Canada where the immigration rate makes up for the low birth rate, though our domestic policies are still in such a way that this won't solve things. I.e. it is difficult to get a job in field X if you were not trained in Canada (or at least a Western country).

That said, this discussion of population is ALL off-topic.

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Re: Man wants to marry comic-book character

Postby Peevish » Sun Nov 23, 2008 7:51 pm UTC

Montrose wrote:The interesting thing about Japan is that a majority of Japanese women have very little interest in pursuing political action to achieve equality. For a while, there was a Socialist Party in Japan led by a woman (electing a socialist woman to power is about the best thing you can ever do for the status of women everywhere), and she didn't draw a significant margin of female votes (a couple percent at most, I believe).


So that's why Socialism didn't sweep America in the 50's, where was no sexism here!

Well I would like to marry Sierpinski's Triangle, so we'll need a constitutional amendment allowing marriage to 1.5849-dimensional objects.

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Re: Man wants to marry comic-book character

Postby existential_elevator » Sun Nov 23, 2008 8:05 pm UTC

This is just... peculiar.

Besides, how will their cartoon wives feel when they find our that their husbands have been engaging in a long term affair with Mrs Palm? Let's face it, there's no way any of those marriages are going to last.

And fuck yeah, there's a country that needs to do something about the way it treats women. Especially in relation to casual sexual harassment.

And, as extra anecdotal evidence on the attractiveness of Japanese women - I nearly ate my own hat when I found out how old my cousin [by marriage] is. I mean, wow. My estimate was about half of reality. Though I think this is largely down to Westerners not being so good at picking up on Oriental ageing traits. Or at least, this is what I've been told.

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Re: Man wants to marry comic-book character

Postby greycloud » Sun Nov 23, 2008 8:14 pm UTC

... If someone makes a cartoon character of Jesus, can you marry him? :D

People, we are talking about the country where man-brashttp://video.msn.com/?mkt=en-gb&vid=52fdd8fd-b410-41fc-862a-bbfcd7acba89&playlist=videoByTag:mk:en-gb:sf:ActiveStartDate:ns:VC_Supplier:tag:ENGB_itn:vs:0&tab=s1190634400496&from=video_module are starting to catch on...

Yes, you'd need concent, too, and I don't think they'd be very glad if their one true love was already married to a million other people... Would they have to give each picture, or each character? Could bigamy work? What about beastiality? What about if a woman wanted to marry a male character? What about a female one?

WHAT IF SOMEONE WANTED TO MARRY BARNEY THE DINOSAUR???

*calms down* Sorry about that. I just can't get over how many strange family conversations, 'oh hi, here's my wife,' "Where did you meet?" scenarios and, heaven forbid, "I'm sorry, but I'm married..."

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Re: Man wants to marry comic-book character

Postby psyck0 » Sun Nov 23, 2008 8:30 pm UTC

What the FUCK? Man-bras? What the FUCK!

The only guy I have ever seen wearing one was a very obese rugby player, who had larger breasts than many women, and needed them for support while he "ran" around the field.

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Re: Man wants to marry comic-book character

Postby Texas_Ben » Mon Nov 24, 2008 1:42 am UTC

Kachi wrote:
Japanese women are hot.

Actual Japanese women on average are... below average, and tend to not age well.

Personal opinion.

Well I agree with you on the being below average on average part (well, I don't have much experience with japanese folks, but there is a very large korean population in my area, and I'm assuming that they'll look similar-ish (Although they would kill you for saying so)), but not aging well? Really? People of asian descent in general age much better than people of other ethnicities, in my experience.

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Re: Man wants to marry comic-book character

Postby Lucrece » Mon Nov 24, 2008 2:04 am UTC

Texas_Ben wrote:
Kachi wrote:
Japanese women are hot.

Actual Japanese women on average are... below average, and tend to not age well.

Personal opinion.

Well I agree with you on the being below average on average part (well, I don't have much experience with japanese folks, but there is a very large korean population in my area, and I'm assuming that they'll look similar-ish (Although they would kill you for saying so)), but not aging well? Really? People of asian descent in general age much better than people of other ethnicities, in my experience.


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Re: Man wants to marry comic-book character

Postby Outchanter » Mon Nov 24, 2008 3:51 am UTC

Peevish wrote:Well I would like to marry Sierpinski's Triangle, so we'll need a constitutional amendment allowing marriage to 1.5849-dimensional objects.

I could never commit to a single 1.5849-dimensional object. Every one I meet is special in its own way.

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Re: Man wants to marry comic-book character

Postby Jorsh! » Mon Nov 24, 2008 4:44 am UTC

Peevish wrote:Well I would like to marry Sierpinski's Triangle, so we'll need a constitutional amendment allowing marriage to 1.5849-dimensional objects.

What a coincidence! I'm rather infatuated with a certain special little Mobius strip. We need laws for three-dimensional objects possessing only a single continuous edge and a single continuous side.
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Re: Man wants to marry comic-book character

Postby Indon » Mon Nov 24, 2008 7:32 pm UTC

All you would need is a single experienced mathematician to type up the language for an n'th-dimensional marriage law.

Hmm... tetraspouses...
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Re: Man wants to marry comic-book character

Postby greycloud » Tue Nov 25, 2008 12:48 pm UTC

lol marry all the four dimentions and become Mrs Universe :D


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