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johnny dollar's vault

retro pop culture and various local observations and ramblings.

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johnny dollar's vault resides in the basement of stately dollar maisonTM, amongst the wine cellar, tiki bar, and finicky electrical panel. from time to time i will unearth various artifacts from either there or from the random crevices of my mind.

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Wednesday, July 18, 2007

ninjas and catgirls annual invasion

starting tomorrow you will once again be seeing kids walking around dressed like purple-haired princesses and intergalactic ninja robots. do not panic. you have been warned.


addendum: some great photos from a flickr photo pool here...

4 Comments:

Blogger John said...

This is the big anime convention, right? Or comic book convention? Oh I don't know. But I've seen much stranger things than what you describe. How about: a professional drag queen in a burqa, riding a fake camel, singing about her "lovely lady lumps"? In a pseudo-Middle Eastern techno style? (Ah Varla Jean Merman. I hope she comes back to the Hippo soon).

I used to work with someone who goes to those all the time. She is one of the few females who goes to those events. She is very big into manga and draws quite well. She also said that some of those guys there smell like they have never, ever washed, and I think she said a lot of those guys are real sexists, too. Not all in either case, but many.

12:15 AM  
Blogger johnny dollar said...

my understanding it that it is a convention for all permutations of japanese manga/pop culture, including comic books, animation, toys, food, etc. etc. etc.

actually i understand that currently the fan base is about 50/50 male female, since much of the manga stuff appeals to the princess/female warrior sort of thing. this is a fairly recent development.

8:06 AM  
Anonymous Waikiki Kitty said...

I am kitty, here me *meow*!

11:41 AM  
Blogger John said...

This is a fascinating sociocultural phenomenon, the sudden surge in female interest in the genre! Somebody better sick an anthropologist on this issue stat! I'd do it, but I'm kinda busy.

2:49 PM  

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