When Ghibli world got invaded… 0v0
The beautiful & talented Iris cosplaying as what she called a “Totoro-inspired Ball Gown.” What an amazing concept!
rainy Westblaak, Rotterdam (Pentax K20D + 40mm, cropped to 2.35:1)
you’re such as ass catdad
This is one of my favorite quotes ever.
This is the first time I’ve seen any ads for Japanese robots in this publication. One of the things that’s interesting to note is Voltron - second from the right in the bottom row. This issue came out almost two years before Voltron was syndicated on American television so it was still appropriate for pseudo-underground audiences who were interested in weird stuff from abroad.
(Heavy Metal issue #70, January 1983 - Inside Back Cover Bandai ad)
[There is a] general principle of internet language these days that the more overwhelmed with emotions you are, the less sensical your sentence structure gets, which I’ve described elsewhere as “stylized verbal incoherence mirroring emotional incoherence” and which leads us to expressions like “feels,” “I can’t even/I’ve lost the ability to can,” and “because reasons.”
Contrast this with first-generation internet language, demonstrated by LOLcat or 1337speak, and in general characterized by abbreviations containing numbers and single letters, often in caps (C U L8R), smilies containing noses, and words containing deliberate misspellings.
We’ve now moved on: broadly speaking, second-generation internet language plays with grammar instead of spelling. If you’re a doomsayer, the innovative syntax is one more thing to throw up your hands about, but compared to a decade or two ago, the spelling has gotten shockingly conventional.
In this sense, doge really is the next generation of LOLcat, in terms of a pet-based snapshot of a certain era in internet language. We’ve kept the idea that animals speak like an exaggerated version of an internet-savvy human, but as our definitions of what it means to be a human on the internet have changed, so too have the voices that we give our animals. Wow.
This is my favourite part, if I do say so myself. See also the summary doge macro.