Worth a squee?

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Re: Worth a squee?

Postby Té Rowan » Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:50 am

Oh, those Japanese, always pulling on the kawaii strings…
https://soranews24.com/2019/04/21/looking-for-a-unique-afternoon-tea-in-tokyo-have-a-picnic-indoors-at-fruit-picnic-in-harajuku/
An indoor outdoor picnic indeed.
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Re: Worth a squee?

Postby Té Rowan » Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:58 pm

https://soranews24.com/2019/04/23/this-2264-page-manga-behemoth-is-the-biggest-japanese-comic-anthology-weve-ever-seen%e3%80%90photos%e3%80%91/
Okay, so this one is more ‘hnnnng’ than ‘squee’, or at least has the former following the latter.
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Re: Worth a squee?

Postby Ellen Kuhfeld » Mon Apr 22, 2019 1:08 pm

That ginormous manga collection is too large. I remember many years ago when assorted American publishers were putting out giant-size comics, by which I mean tabloid size. I was tickled to get a few, but after reading them I could NOT figure out storage or preservation. Books or magazines that are the wrong size and will not fit a bookshelf or bookcase are a mutation doomed to leave no descendants.
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Re: Worth a squee?

Postby Spica75 » Mon Apr 22, 2019 3:05 pm

Té Rowan wrote:Oh, those Japanese, always pulling on the kawaii strings…
https://soranews24.com/2019/04/21/looking-for-a-unique-afternoon-tea-in-tokyo-have-a-picnic-indoors-at-fruit-picnic-in-harajuku/
An indoor outdoor picnic indeed.


That's neat really. An impressively novel concept. I expect it needs a large customerbase to be realistic though.


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Indeed. That one just isn't "functional". But OTOH, it's just 10 printed as special prizes, so not for sale anyway.
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Re: Worth a squee?

Postby Ellen Kuhfeld » Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:26 pm

Spica75 wrote:Indeed. That one just isn't "functional". But OTOH, it's just 10 printed as special prizes, so not for sale anyway.

I looked at the picture, tried to imagine reading it, and recoiled in horror. If they're only doing ten copies, that's different. If they're smart each publisher will keep one copy in their archives, and send copies to whatever Japan has comparable to our Library of Congress. That would still leave copies for prizes, and provide an interesting printed record of their publications - one so bulky nobody is likely to hide it under their shirt and take it home.
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Re: Worth a squee?

Postby Spica75 » Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:16 am

Ellen Kuhfeld wrote:I looked at the picture, tried to imagine reading it, and recoiled in horror. If they're only doing ten copies, that's different. If they're smart each publisher will keep one copy in their archives, and send copies to whatever Japan has comparable to our Library of Congress. That would still leave copies for prizes, and provide an interesting printed record of their publications - one so bulky nobody is likely to hide it under their shirt and take it home.


When was the last time a publisher was smart? Well ok, Jim Baen probably counts, but he's sadly gone now. I bet it's a 10 print run, and ALL of those go off as prizes(that's what the article suggests at least). That is amazingly normal/standard procedure. :?
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Re: Worth a squee?

Postby Té Rowan » Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:07 pm

Man, there will be so many trying to win one of these ten specials.

https://soranews24.com/2019/04/22/new-gacha-toy-makes-a-weirdly-cute-addition-to-our-desks-and-keeps-our-bottle-caps-safe/

Now what about these Guardians of the Bottle Caps?
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Re: Worth a squee?

Postby Té Rowan » Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:34 pm

https://soranews24.com/2019/10/09/japanese-mame-shiba-inu-banknote-design-pays-homage-to-nations-beloved-dog/

Shiba Inu pups on a ‘banknote’ put out dangerous amounts of cute rays.
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Re: Worth a squee?

Postby Té Rowan » Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:11 pm

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Re: Worth a squee?

Postby Spica75 » Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:19 pm

*lol*

Not bad...
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Re: Worth a squee?

Postby Té Rowan » Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:48 pm

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Re: Worth a squee?

Postby Té Rowan » Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:01 am

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Re: Worth a squee?

Postby Ellen Kuhfeld » Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:35 am

For some really good illustrated beer, try this one. Good speakers a plus. No NSFW or jump-scares, but some assertive music.
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Re: Worth a squee?

Postby Spica75 » Wed Oct 23, 2019 4:50 pm

Ellen Kuhfeld wrote:For some really good illustrated beer, try this one. Good speakers a plus. No NSFW or jump-scares, but some assertive music.


:lol:

Damn, that was actually impressive. Hilariously excessive.


I was tempted to reach for that tinnie.


Even if nothing else was ( and it is ), actually being able to draw with pencils like that without breaking them is amazing all by itself. :P
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Re: Worth a squee?

Postby Té Rowan » Tue Oct 29, 2019 2:53 am

A hellagood beer ad, indeed. I suppose that Hokkaidans now say when they see a piece of hot tail: "I'd hit it like the taiko in that Sapporo beer ad."

Anyways, another twofer from Soranews:

https://soranews24.com/2019/10/29/new-sakura-cherry-blossom-viewing-sheets-bring-old-school-beauty-to-hanami-picnics/
Oh, yeah. These look way better than plastic tarps.

https://soranews24.com/2019/10/28/understated-costumes-celebrated-at-jimi-halloween-event-in-tokyo/
The latest in cosplaying: Daily Life People.
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