Rumiko Takahasi thread
All Rumics welcome.
How about DUST SPOT?
Am I welcome?
Aaand, my much delayed reply. Spoilered since it doesn't actually contain any Rumic stuff.
I don't care that he's black, I just think cosplayers are mental deficients so self-absorbed that they have to fling themselves mercilessly at others for self-gratification. Plus, they take up all the hall space at conventions and become obstacles to traffic. Fuck these people to death with baboons.
If you watch it expecting it to suddenly change formulas then you're going to be really disappointed.
Kasumi surrendered a large chunk of her life in order to assume the mother role for Nabiki and Akane. It's pretty much a given she'll either marry Doc Tofu after Akane gets married, or remain in the status quo because she's actually happy.
It'll slow down again, eventually.
If I felt responsible for two younger sisters who'd just lost their mother and my father was a grieving wreck who couldn't even take care of himself? Yeah, probably.
I don't mean to start a best girl war but why didn't Ranma go after Shampoo or Ukyo. Shampoo was perfect for him minus the scheming and Ukyo was the only one he had actual chemistry with.
I dunno. I always thought I'd like to cosplay because it seems like a fun and creative way to express your fandom.
I don't particularly like that they clog the hallways either, but some of that is the fault of the staff for failing to to move traffic along properly.
Oh hell yes. I didn't even know it was horror. This is gonna be good.
I've read a lot of Rumic World, and her stories are among my favorites. I like Urusei Yatsura best, but Wasted Minds is probably my number 2.
Movie 2 stacked everyone, and it was pretty based.
Me? Nah. Too gay to hit it, but I respect her for not being a selfish bitch. Pic unrelated.
Ukyo believed he was complicit in Genma's scheme and that he'd used and abandoned her. Her beef was more legitimate than Shampoo's (though Shampoo's grievance wasn't exactly small potatoes given how her village worked). It's ironic that Shampoo wanted to kill Ranma for being a girl, and Ukyo wanted to kill him for being a guy.
Kasumi doesn't tell lies, anon.
For the homies that are just getting here
Maybe she could tell a little white one
I actually love this. It's campy as fuck but I'd applaud if I saw a ride with that on it.
For the dude that hated cosplay
I think the septum piercing is a real nice touch.
Ranma turns into a girl with big titties
Is that where you draw the line?
Ranma's always had blue eyes (at least in the anime).
Well, I've rambled about the possibility of her being latently insane before, but I'm going to give her the benefit of the doubt as a Buddha before I assign her as the Antichrist.
Found something the lady who right the Autumn effect drew,
So is anyone planning to translate pic related?
It's extremely rare, even now. Since blue eyes are recessive, a Japanese would have to have Ainu genes in their background for it to even have a chance to manifest naturally.
In the case of Ranma, I think the decision was made by the anime studio design team. Coming from a black-and-white medium into full color, with Takahashi's drawing style as a reference, there's a lot of similarities between Ranma and Ryoga physically, so giving Ranma blue eyes (just like giving his female form red hair instead of black) helps as a distinguishing feature of the character. I don't think Takahashi ever considered him to have blue eyes.
Yeah, I hear that blue eyes are quite rare world wide. Mostly seen in european countries.
Surprised to hear that Ainu had blue eyes, were they not quite what we associate with the typical portrayal of "asians"?
The Ainu are a Caucasian race native to the Japanese island archipelago that were gradually pushed north by the Yamato until they were all but extinct. Pockets of them still survive today in Hokkaido. Typically, Japanese with more-than-usual body hair, lighter-than-black hair, or lighter-than-brown eyes have Ainu genes in them.
All it takes is one asshole in a costume posing for another asshole with a camera to grind traffic to a halt, regardless of whether or not some staffer is yelling at them. Cosplayers are selfish and inconsiderate scum.
Would you break your rivals heart into a million pieces?
It had potential.
Inuyasha was a compelling character with an interesting perspective on things. The problem was that Kagome was overly bitchy and the two didn't really have a lot of chemistry.
Yeah, but those are quite different from what most describe as asians. Those are usually called middle eastern for some reason.
How'd a caucasian group settle so far into asia? And where'd the typical japs come from, China?
Yeah, nah, bullshit. Ideas like that don't even occur to people who aren't trying to drive someone to suicide.
Romans marched all the way to China. As far as the Ainus go, who knows? Probably got carried to the south from the eastern edge of Russia.
Middle Easterners are kind of at the transition point between Africa and Eurasia. They've probably got a bit of all 3 in them.
They'd apparently crossed over during the last Ice Age and settled onto the islands. The origin of the Yamato ethnic group is hotly debated today, but the current theory is that there were three migrations that occurred relatively simultaneously between the Ainu, the Yayoi, and the Jumon, all crossing over from northern Asia or the southern islands and cohabitating Kyushu, Shikoku, and Honshu until they'd mingled themselves together real well. The Ainu settled in north Honshu and Hokkaido and were a sort of ethnic enclave that came into conflict with the others, who'd unified as the Yamato ethnic group mentioned in Chinese texts dating to the Three Kingdoms era, so they were already an established thing by that point. The genetics are a mess and the archaeology is just as bad, so there's been a lot of conjecture and nothing concrete.
Testing out the Ryoga template I edited earlier.
Sorry, I meant that some Roman deserters marched all the way east to China, and subsequently settled there, which is why some north-western Chinese have Eurasian features.
Lots and lots of crossing-over from China via Korea and Taiwan, if I remember.
Which is why you should have stuff up that explicitly says you cannot take photos there.
And, to be honest, the last time something like this was a problem for me was because the organizers decided it was a good idea to put the artist's alley in the hallway.
Yeah, apparently a land bridge connected Korea and the Kamchatka Peninsula in Asia with Japan, and sometime in the past 30,000 years or so people made the crossing. The Ainu have some Paleoindian genetic markers but are decidedly Caucasoid, while the Yamato have markers from central east Asia and a mishmash of other locales.