I simply don't understand why I can't be the quirky teen protagonist who has a crush on a boy, but also finds him extremely irritating so I lash out at him until finally I admit my feelings to him, but it's too late because he got another girlfriend and it isn't until the second season that he reveals that he doesn't really like her and I still have a chance. I just don't.
Does anyone who watches anime actually think Japan is really like that in this day and age?
Back before the internet was commonplace sure but all that information is so readily available now it would just be sheer ignorance to think Japan is exactly like anime.
The worst example of violence in their history (not dating to WWII) is a girl in a hoodie killing two people with a box cutter. A box cutter. One of them even got back up because when she got to Hell the devil himself said that shit was weak.
Seriously, a box cutter? Two people? In America that happens several times a day in several states, totally unreported. Nips are fucking weak. They're shark week.
>The worst example of violence in their history (not dating to WWII)
is probably the time where some teens kidnapped a girl, raped her repeatedly then chucked her body in a barrel full of cement.
or the time that terrorist cult killed a bunch of people at a subway station with sarin gas.
Or that time the guy killed a bunch of school kids with a knife...
Or that time the guy drove his truck into a crowd and then jumped out and stabbed a bunch more people
Or that weird revolutionary group in the seventies that killed a bunch of its own members in a purge, and then took some hostages and it all got covered live on the air, including the storming of their compound and subsequent deaths by police.
But yeah, they're small potatoes compared to the U.S.
and the cannibal guy who got off scot free and to this day still preys on people
and the edgelord teen that dismembered a girl and left her in front of their school for all the other childrens to find
also yakuza killings
also WWII does count you nip bastard
Because contrary to what American Republicans believe (since they claim "Paris has the most restrictive gun laws in the world"), it isn't countries with restrictive gun laws that have higher violence.
Guns are virtually completely banned in China and Japan. Barring the rare box cutter attack in a school or on a train, violent homocides are virtually nonexistant in comparison.
Suicides on the other hand...
>Barring the rare box cutter attack in a school or on a train, violent homocides are virtually nonexistant in comparison.
>i trust incredibly authoritarian and meddling government for crime statistics
China is 3rd world in most of it's territory, specially to the western and southern part.
The issue is the claim that gun control=less safe is bullshit.
That being said, its been proven having A firearm is the best defense in a robbery regardless of type.
The ideal solution is greatly limiting the sales of large capacity weapons.
You shouldn't need more than ten shots before reloading to defend yourself in any circumstance. Data on violence also suggests the best self defense in public is actually a knife, since the human brain reacts with much more instinctive fear of it than a gun and the only time you'll ever be defending yourself is if you have not yet been fired on and are not able to run away.
Furthermore, the argument against background checks, "Criminals will get a gun anyway", is like saying that because irresponsible people will drink and drive regardless of the law that it should not be a crime to drink and drive and that drivers suspected of inebriation should not be stopped and made to undergo a breathalyzer test.
>large capacity weapons.
meme word alert
>You shouldn't need more than ten shots before reloading to defend yourself in any circumstance. Data on violence also suggests the best self defense in public is actually a knife, since the human brain reacts with much more instinctive fear of it than a gun and the only time you'll ever be defending yourself is if you have not yet been fired on and are not able to run away.
"you shouldn't need" is a fucking idiotic proposition, you're defending your life, there's no acceptable loss condition. And god, watch some security footage. Rethoric is worth jack and shit compared to the reality of it, and in reality you are going to magdump a fucker away while he's pumped up on adrenaline and god knows what else and doesn't react at all. More capacity absolutely IS the best thing you can have when fighting someone off, you won't be hitting a static target at a reasonable distance, you will be trying to suppress while you run for cover.
nigga how ignorant can you be? you never heard of the otaku murderer or the fact that they tried to fucking brain wash the rest of their continent?
hell average Japanese high school girls do sociopathic shit on a regular basis
>it's not. It's just dumb, not even funny-dumb, just dumb.
it's xkcd, only for HA HA I'M SO FAT big people who HA HA I SURE DO LIKE ANIME A WHOLE BUNCH like anime, but *serious voice* do you ever wish you could live in video games. Sometimes People Are Sad And That's Okay.
>the best self defense in public is actually a knife
I dunno about that, at least in my own personal case. I'm weak as shit and don't know how to fight, so pulling a knife just feels like an invitation to have it taken from me and used against me.
'dear diary. today i made sure to laugh really hard at the comic where Ronnie runs to Macky D's in his underpants, mumbles an order at the cashier, and then consumes his chicky nuggy until he soils himself and starts crying. i even printed it out and made sure to circle the funniest panel (where he rolls on the floor saying a bloo bloo bloo). however, Sanjay and Adam just went all quiet and wouldn't make eye contact for the rest of the day. WHY MUST I BE SO AWKWARD???'
>The parents of Kamisaku were present for at least a part of the time that Furuta was held captive, yet did not intervene, later claiming that they feared their son too much to do so.
What the fuck
Why didn't those assholes call the police if they couldn't handle their offspring themselves? She was held there for 40 fucking days that well over a month. Over a month of knowing your kid has kidnapped a classmate to use as a sex slave / torture victim and you can't fucking call the authorities
what the fuck is wrong with the Japanese seriously
why does Disapproving Mother Figure still choose to live with / enable Sad Fat Man
what's the joke. what is this comic trying to say. i'm searching for a deeper meaning than 'ha ha sad fat man is sad, fat, disapproving mother figure is displeased'. i fall to my knees and let out a tortured, uncomprehending moan
They moved into different homes from one another before (twice technically), but Ronnie must have had trouble thinking up material without them living together, so they quickly became roommates again and returned to the status quo.
>what the fuck is wrong with the Japanese seriously
Tons, but stuff like that happens here too. People are weird inside their heads.
They should've hung the fuckers though. You can't rehabilitate a rabid dog; you shouldn't waste time and money on psychopaths.
Yes, I should clarify that comic takes place in middle America. An American business man is obsessed with anime and is building a town, starting with a school, to mimic as much anime as he can.
i'm trying to understand from a 'why hasn't this been laughed out of Serious Voice posts and onto /co/ or /v/'s Greatest Hits roster, like the blue inflation bear and Miscarriage Edit Man' perspective
Whether Hana's behavior can be described as "american" or "japanese" is actually an interesting point, now that I come to think of it. She's a white american currently living in america, but she was born and raised in japan. At least, I think she was born in japan. Seems like she only came to america to visit her grandparents while growing up. And she was raised by possibly the biggest weeaboo otaku of all time. So even though she finds her father embarrassing, it may be possible that her genki or tsundere attitude or whatever it is that makes her want to hit Ashley is a result of her dad's interests and constantly exposing her to slice of life highschool anime indirectly rubbing off on her.
Are you asking why people like Ronnie while they hate Dobson and Buckley? Ronnie has improved on his art while knowing his limitations. While not every one of his comics is a hit, he has far more hits then misses. He has a sense of continuity as well as deepest lore. When he wants to do a horror comic it is a great comic. He doesn't pander, plus he will drop his comics here early for us sometimes.
literally mediocre, then.
you don't need to grow or learn anything as long as your shirt is the same colour as it was three issues ago. sad fat man remains forever sad, fat. also something about tumbler pronouns and the word 'triggered'
>plus he will drop his comics here early for us sometimes.
>Wow some mediocre comic artist comes to the same forum as I do! I will worship them and their comic forever!
How starved for approval can someone be?
Now, I know what you're thinking. How embarrassing it is to strengthen your spine while making an important choice in a public space! When that sales representative asks you if you want the standard or deluxe package in your new Kia Sorento, ask them covertly about the thought-thrust room. If they lead you to the bathroom, then you lead your money to another establishment.
not my fault ya'll too pussy to punch each other to death
And I'm for guns i meant the real useless shit. Once a week I read a report about a parent accidentally shooting and killing their child because they came home late and those the child was a burglar.
The real reason is that Japan doesn't have as many foreigners and is culturally mostly homogenous. Simple.
As soon as you have a large number of minorities your crime rate goes through the roof.
I did not need to read that in a Ronnie-thread. These threads are meant to be fun
You can laugh at me, but when Columbo utters his famous line, "Just one more thing," and spins towards the camera, just imagine his sun dress flaring outward into a beautiful fabric halo and feel ashamed of your scorn.
I don't want to derail this into /pol/ gun control territory, but where the hell are you getting your gun information from? Particularly about the 10 round maximum. And a knife as the best self defense weapon? Even knife experts generally don't suggest knives as option 1.
Gun defense results in less injury than all other options, including surrendering and giving the criminal what they want entirely, on every study I can remember, except for one where it was tied for first.
A knife that you don't have the muscles, skill or attitude to use properly doesn't sound like a good idea.
Might I suggest a combination of say something like Saber 3 in 1 spray, and good cardiovascular health for running away?
One does have to wonder if Ronnie is getting any new readers these days. I cant imagine anyone entering his website for the first time, seeing one of the strips we've had lately and thinking "oh yeah I'll read some more of this."