Skip to comments.Korean Otaku Marries Anime Body Pillow
Posted on 03/11/2010 1:06:16 PM PST by Justaham
A Korean anime fan has proudly tied the knot with a pillowcase featuring the image of his favorite magical girl heroine.
Heavy Rain asked the player, "how far would you go for love?" Would you go so far as to travel to another country? Would you kill a man? Or would you just decide that your soulmate was a fictional character and marry her image printed on a cotton pillowcase?
A Korean otaku opted to go with the last option, wedding a dakimakura body pillow featuring the image of Fate Testarossa, one of the popular heroines of magical girl show Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha. Not only has this particularly dedicated fan married his favorite pillowcase, he also takes her out on dates to restaurants and to amusement parts, as chronicled on media sites.
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at least he’s not a furrie.
Otaku is extremely negative in meaning as it is used to refer to someone who stays at home all the time and doesn't have a life (no social life, no love life, etc) Usually an otaku person has nothing better to do with their life so they pass the time by watching anime, playing videogames, surfing the internet (otaku is also used to refer to a nerd/hacker/programmer).
We generally shouldn’t let crazy people walk around until one day they forget what reality looks like and decide to drop an anvil on someone’s head.
Who the heck was that furry we had on here some months ago??
"THOSE AREN'T PILLOWS!!!!"
oh... the Second Life guy? The virtual furry?
I forgot his handle.
Congressman Massa, is that you.
But she’ll never say ‘no’, ask him where he’s been, and the pre-nup’s a snap!
I fear that two of the funniest threads, of which I had posted, are deleted. However, for those who might be interested, I did find this nugget:
Wow! Didn’t know that. Guess I am too old for all these new toys.
Don't feel bad, I didn't know either so I looked it up. BTW, I forgot to give credit for the source. I forget which it was, but it was an online urban dictionary of some sort.
Otaku is originally a Japanese phenomenon . Some months back young Japanese man wanted to marry an anime character but just on paper . This orean took it much further with the pillow case figure . Carzy world .
When they have a spat, it’s really a pillow fight..
I remember that!! lol!!
I tried, tried to be nice! It was hard to type while laughing so much.
You know what??
Thats NOT the same thread I remember. hahahaha
You know, in those deleted threads, I had laughed so hard that I cried. I sure wish those were still around, because I’d like to revisit my comments to him.
And, I, too, tried to be polite. Sadly, it seemed obvious that he was being genuine and that he had a rather fragile personality.
He was easily the most accidentally humorous person I’ve ever read on Free Republic.
I hope he is okay.
I had a thread with him too, I wonder if it was one of the deleted ones.
Amusement parts........I can only imagine what the might mean...
There was a South Korean movie called Natural City with a story of a cop falling in love with a cyborg so maybe this guy was just bringing the movies into real life.
Well, I guess as long as the upholstery is over eighteen years old...
What argument made in favor of gay marriage could not be made in favor of this guy legally marrying his pillow?
His love for the pillow is just a real as love for a person.
Marrying the pillow makes him happy.
Without marriage hospitals might not let him take the oversized pillow into his hospital room.
His health insurance won’t cover repairs for the pillow unless they are married.
No doubt marriage will have as much effect in encouraging this guy to stay faithful to his pillow as gay marriage will have in encouraging homosexuals to stay monogamous.
If he has any children, I’m sure the children love the pillow too.
If you say marriage has to be between two humans, then where did you get that definition from? (Don’t you DARE say God!!) To say legal marriage has to be defined as being between two humans is just bigotry and discrimination.
Also, I’m sure that the relativistic, postmodern youth are much more sympathetic to the idea of people marrying anime pillows than their elders, so pillow-marriage is inevitable.
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