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Is it all Japanese propaganda?

I came across this question when I realised that for some reason I was wondering why I had wanted Pacific Rim to be in Japan and realised how little fucking sense that would have made.

Upon thinking about this it struck me…

Why the fuck am I thinking this? I get it, the Japanese are popular for robots and creepy sexism over the usual sexism that the rest of us are quite happy with.

Ah, much better.

but are they the key in any single thing? Robotics? The supernatural?

Fucking anything other than well…what ever the fuck this is….

Now don’t get me wrong all countries have rumours or stories about them. Things that come to mind first when you mention them.

New Zealand and what Dumbledore’s brother got arrested and infamous for, but with sheep instead of goats.

Australia, which when I think native, I think:

And not

Mostly because I’m sure Aussies have killed their natives.

Or if a group of geologists and [um…fucking mapping people, I know it starts with a C. And no not the C word I’d like to use.] stood up and Denmark is now called Norway and visa versa

We’d all be like

or better yet…

And Russians being born with an evil guide to evil book in their hands. And special Call of Duty rifle target signs tattooed on their foreheads(Seriously, Call of Duty has issues!)

And finally we all know what country we think of when we think dead Palestinian babies.

But I never understand why Russia gets such a bad rap, there are places far meaner!

As for the country that should be targeted most….well…

CANADA MUST STILL EXPLAIN ITSELF FOR THIS SHIT!!

and this SHIT!!

no good sir… i aint gotta do shit.

Why can’t Call Of Duty target them in a single player Campaign for once!!

At least until they apologise!

Well…okay….It’s a start!!

I’d make a joke about Britain but Scotland’s doing that already.

But as I guy who lives in Crook’s paradise I should probably stop throwing stones because it’s really gonna back fire.

But I think I made my point. Every country has some shit about them. EVERY Country!

Except Japan…

Now I know I mentioned sexism. But think about it. For Japan, for us. Is it really an issue.

No.

It’s that thing we’re okay with, that we don’t let hurt our opinions of them. Hell we make it quirky about them. I know, I’m a prime suspect.

It’s a bit like Wakanda. The country the Black Panther comes from.

Now I know what you’re thinking.

Give me a chance to explain!

Well. Africa has 52 countries…and for stupid people, is a continent. And Black Panther is pretty much black batman who’s strong smart and king, and not queen of England king but a decision making king who dresses up and does stupid shit instead of doing proper shit like paper work. WHY MAKE UP A COUNTRY?!!? There’s over fifty of them already there!

And it’s stupid but it has uses and we are all okay with it as we look at some ‘bigger’ picture.

See connects….because…REASONS!

And that’s what Japan rocks at. I remember once I was doing research for a book about Japanese Ghettos and slums.

In which collection of stupid people went out of their way to tell us(Turned out google/yahoo had been asked this before) why the Japanese don’t have slums and they live in a perfect utopia.

This made me think. Holy shit. We all point out the bullshit America does, ALL THE FUCKING TIME.

We all are supposed to have a level of patriotism. By level I mean a small one. Tiny, fucking minuscule. Why? Because we’re all people and if you think your patch of dirt is fundamentally better than someone else’s…

{{Has a brain haemorrhage and dies}}

I treat patriotism like a parent might treat a child who’s so well behaved that it might be time to make sure everything’s okay at home.

And thankfully most people do the same, except when it comes to Japan.

When we think Call of Duty or Battlefield we mostly picture a group of manly nerdy men standing in a circle behind a door with no women allowed branded on the front staring at a A3 image of Michael bay jerking off to a picture of Michael Bay in a marine’s uniform holding a M16 and shaving a bald eagle to make it ‘baldier‘ as the eagle itself humps an explosion while in the background the sound of Russians and all manner of brown people are bombed to pieces.
When we think of a Michel Bay Movie we all think, well the exact same image as before but with an international audience and more stereotypes.

Though I won’t lie. I do some times think of Pain and Gain. I can’t believe he made that movie, fucking brilliant! If you havent’ watched it yet….WATCH IT!!

But when we think of Japan or we think giant explosions. Samurai, swords, giis. Geisha girls and all things awesome. And we call them awesome no matter how far from progressive or stupid they are.

Why?

SERiously? Fucking why??

This is the internet, the most cynical place on earth! Let’s BE cynical and negative! Leave marketing executives to handle the good side!

Let’s get started!

I’m not saying abandon Anime, Manga, giant robots, Katanas, Yaris, Toyota, Samsung etc but fucking see the bad shit too!

And be realistic. I’m not just talking about random people living in the ether. Just look at your own Role plays!

Lets be what the internet wanted us to be!
Cynical!

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SQJPure’s Top Five Manga for the year 2013[Part One]

Hey there….peoplewhoaren’treallyreadingthis….

I’m SQJ Pure And I’m going rattle off my five favorite Manga of 2013. It is very important to note that I am talking about manga that I have read during 2013.

NUMBER 5!

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Fairy Tail!

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First thing’s first. This is a manga that is available to buy online. So if you can afford it I would actually recommend it to be bought. 

Now the story which follows Natsu…no wait… that’s not right, that is only what it looks like, sounds like and quite clearly is like. Let me say the story starts with too thin to be healthy Lucy! An okay if not flimsy character who disappears behind the awesome of Natsu. 

Seriously, that’s how the manga plays out. 

You will end up forgetting who the hell Lucy is at some point or you’ll just be okay with it as her story is tedious and slapped on. AT BEST. To her credit one could argue she is the closest thing to a regular human being in the plot, which ironically makes her suck twice as much. 

As I said Lucy is the only regular human being with all the members being completely insane. Which is fantastic, because I love them and genuinely care what happens to them, which if you know shounen logic means you know that their stories are somewhat limited but still enjoyable. I just LOVE THE CHARACTERS. Wish I could shoot Lucy in the face, but no one else. 

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The story itself didn’t take itself too seriously well at the same time having an entertaining flow and unlike other manga you do not have to read four chapters to feel like the story itself is progressing.  

It follows most Shounen manga cliches. Internationally positive protagonist who is so positive that if the story had been written in china or Russia you would have thought it was a propaganda initiative. The women are super well endowed to the point where the only way the men could match it would be if their penises were scrapping across the floor across through the manga. And of course despite how impossibly hot the girls are none of the men have a single boner to share between any of them for the women. And of course it is all sprinkled with fillers that make you want to gouge your eyes out. 

But for all of its flaws it has some genuinely good moments. The bad guys do not exactly fill the boring linear path of:

Oh? You thought Jeff was bad?

Wait till you take on, twice as strong, Steve.

You thought Steve was tough? Wait till you take on SUSAN who is twice as strong! 

Okay it does that, but if you only read through the first few story arcs you will not feel that at all. It will feel original, crisp and brilliant. (This changes sadly but that didn’t happen during 2013)

All in all.

The characters are unique.

The art style is enjoyable.

The first bad guys are fun to watch

And most importantly the magic is a rush! This is a great Manga, so if you can buy it, then buy it. 

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FAIRY TAIL

NUMBER 4

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The Second half of Gantz. 

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Remember buy the Manga if you get the chance! Get it on Amazon

I would have just said Gantz but I didn’t start reading this in 2013, I started this in 2012, 2011. But if you know much about Gantz you will learn that Gantz takes a few big turns in the plot with the single biggest turn splitting the plot in half, making two Gantz in my opinion. I’m not going to go into detail on what two Gantz are I’m only going to tell you to read it. 

What can I say about the second half of Gantz without giving anything away. Well first things first. Gantz suddenly takes itself so much more seriously and crosses into realm of super pretentious BUT and this is a big big BUTT I like that. 

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The cheap sexual shots grind down, not to a halt but they do decrease it heavily but I think that has so much to do with the main character himself maturing over time. And you see the main character’s growth and story’s own growth without ever getting repetitive. 

The monsters and villains are unique and exciting. And of course the most exciting part of Gantz is that people die. Like actually die. So there’s a unique element of fear as you actually have a concern that people you like might die. Which is AWESOME. And when I say might die, I mean MOST CERTAINLY WILL DIE.

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This RP is dark, beautifully written, mature, clever and just beautiful! From the art work to the characters. If there were gripes it would be…well that it’s more boy orientated because of well boobies and the most impressive characters generally lack them. Except for [No spoilers] and [No spoilers] who are actually engaging. 

You should enjoy this piece. 

This would have been ranked higher but the fucking ending…the fucking ending, fuck shit fuck mother fuckers SHIT FUCK MOTHER FUCKER!! It was frustrating and maddening to no end. It just seemed rushed out like they just woke Hiroya Oku up and told him he had ten minutes and one chapter to wrap it up or they were going to break his legs and lock in him a room Misery style.

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But despite the ending this is a Manga that that is well worth reading that manages to keep itself interesting. Things happen between the chapters so you don’t feel like you have to read a full volume to feel like something has happened. 

All in all this was a great impressive read and I hope you get your hands on it. It fits happily on my top five. 

I repeat this isn’t good, this is fucking great! 

I’m going to stop there that way this doesn’t end up being a solid wall of writing. 

So if you liked this review, then like and reblog it and I’ll get to work on the next part of it. I hope you enjoyed it.

The Pure One has spoken!

Movies I wish I could write myself [Harley Quinn]

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A Harley Quinn movie. It would be simple as it is abundantly clear that with a Harley Quinn movie you get everything people want in a villain but enough growth potential to make a full movie, even a trilogy. 

We know one thing, Harlequin is smart and inquisitive. No one just fucking strolls into a PHD!! Man or woman, sane or insane.

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Christopher Nolan’s dark knight proved simple enough that technology does not mean smart like it used to. The joker never had to invent a single thing to show how brilliant he was. 

First thing to do is look at Harley Quinn from a common sense perspective, of course using as much comic history as possible. She’s a girl in Gotham, and most likely from Gotham otherwise her ability to get away from a crime scene literally makes no sense. So being a girl from Gotham there’s definitely a clear enough picture that her work route at some point crossed mugging, rape and murder central. So her having a raised ability to use a gun and self defence skill would be easily justified. A whole lot fucking more than the cat burglar catwoman being able to beat the shit out of trained mercenaries from the league of shadows. 

Why can catwoman beat the shit out of fucking trained mercenaries?

Why? Because REASONS!

But I digress, It’s Gotham which we all know is fucked up so people bursting into your home isn’t silly concern at all. So if there was ever a reason for paranoid knowledgeable people with a gun Gotham has one(both a paradox and an oxymoron in one sentence, fuck yeah!)

As for exactly how the joker wins her over is another story entirely as that is a more tricky thing to balance as that can go wrong easily enough(See Star Wars). As far as we can tell she is not genuinely insane but is devoted to the point of insanity. 

The easiest most logical route for this is the confidence route along with the ‘new philosophy’ group. By ‘new philosophy’ I basically mean make the joker have a reason for loving anarchy. Not a logical one by any means, not even a linear one. I’ve read enugh philosophy to know a lunitic to cobble together something that would impress other lunatics, hopefully without creating mass murderers.Basically you make a ‘way’ of the joker, it doesn’t even have to be something the joker follows exclusively but something that would pull directly into her life, making her a zealot. I really sea Eat, Pray, Love meets a Clock Work Orange. Give her an awakening, a reason. Which may seem to go against her narrative but wait for it. [Side note if you need me to come up with the insanity that drags her down and takes the audience with her, YOU DON”T HAVE TO PAY ME. I WILL DO IT]

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To make her life have value, give her something to leave behind when he crosses from sanity, a friend,  a sister, hard core fans will hate it but basic fans and first time watchers of her story will love it. Most especially if you make her friend, sister or roomate a super hero. This will drive people crazy as you would have to absolutely rip apart another teen level super hero storyline from DC, which I’m personally okay with. Yes not all heroes and villains are equal, so sacrifice a weak hero’s arc for this movie. 

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Again, yes. This will piss hard core people off but it will not alienate them as they will be a step ahead by knowing who the hero is. It is totally worthy as this is a very effective method of creating sympathy and add a very human element of vulnerability(without having to beat her up, you don’t have to beat the shit of a woman to feel for her) as she becomes more hesitant in direct murder of heroes but as creative in playful murder attempts. 

Anyway Joker outlines his fake life story(important to all joker fans and a part of her history) while outlining his philosophy which draws her in as she sees it in everything she lives and everything she does. Create a villainous, female, Arkham prison leader, maybe the woman in charge of the suicide squad as she has to get them from somewhere. 

Here is a video link describing the DC suicide squad. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2JqL5s6wCgA

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By using her, you have something for the fan boys and girls while at the same time creating an antagonist who is still technically a good guy but bad enough so you relate to the bad guys. Here’s where the fun comes in. By disliking the antagonist you yourself make yourself the antagonist by association. The trick of course being subtle. That I leave to the imaginary director. 

As for how the story from the point of escape moves…well actually that’s simpler. You make the joker an abusive, manipulative asshole who is pushing her into the background. 

Imagine with me:

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The first movie where you see the timers being charged, where you see the traps being set up and shown being played out. (Now I know you’re thinking, FUCK I”M BORED ALREADY, but this can be done well, the best example being the waiting at the toll booth in the godfather.)

Now imagine the actually close calls with the police, because those are actually constant thrilling moments that for some reason no super hero movie, with the exception of maybe green hornet tried. But this time from a bad guy perspective where the bad guys put their own lives first, second and third. 

I can already picture Harley Quinn hiding at first then simply shooting her way out of being chased  while being barked at by dogs, climbing fences. The first time it’s rough gritty, painful and weakens her, the second time, it’s smarter, smother even sexier the second time. the next time it is borderline cocky.

The basic point is that you get a two way look at Gotham city, the actual city and Harley’s physical development. We see her go from doctor to useful crime villainess. 

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With this we get to see her on multiple fronts.

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Her love story, her as a love sick criminal. Which in this decade is absolutely frowned upon, by…well if we are honest…NO FUCKING ONE!! Basic mother fucking love stories are not dead! Not even close to dead! Don’t get me wrong syndical mother fuckers out there have altered the flow of traditional love stories forever, which is not necessarily  a terrible thing but when you burn all variations of love stories from the smouldering piles of crap of Twilight to Romeo and Juliet to the brilliant insanity of Othello. There are no laws on love, so her story can never be inherently bad. Especially if you make it levelled. 

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Her emotional story, is simple. She’s a survivor, a girl with a tough childhood that she never really let go of but sat with it. She didn’t have a chip on her should so much as a massive sore spot that her inner masochist is determined to continuously poke and stab and pinch until she tries to break it with friendship(with a future super hero! DO IT) and her psychology degree. Her emotional story alters sharply by meeting the Joker, changing the trajectory of her life all before the climax hits.

Her physical journey is special because without montaging it there is great opportunity and most importantly REASON for her to be able to move and defend herself. This is fucking Gotham! She’s got to look after herself. She trains to protect herself and when she becomes a starter villain she improves. You watch the whole event as she improves constantly.My point is realistic growth, a dark edgy realism that would draw you the viewer in. 

Now as for the climaxes. 

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Now this is the most important part as there are multiple elements to be addressed here. But, not to be a dick but I think I have addressed them.

Romance, this is a story of heart break, yes she’s in love with the joker and for all his manipulative skill, one could argue for good reason, until the joker turns on her which is big deal enough for her to turn on him. Which is where the heart break comes in. This, if done well, enough to tug on the heartstrings of everyone there without effecting at all the morality issue, so no one will have a moral reason against it, in the most basic sense. She loves him, he’s a fucking dick, but she still loves him. 

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Ethical and mental. This is pretty open and shut. You see her being a good person. She has an internal masochist tendency that forces her to draw on the negative experiences on her which pulls against her need to dominate win while balancing against every human’s cultural need to just ‘fit in’ until finally her meeting with the joker starts to shatter that until we reach our climax and the true monster with the smile is shown and we finally see her dark side. This is compounded emotionally and physically as she finally accepts her lifestyle choice but the final nail is put in the coffin when she turns her back on her friend sister, roomate to be happy. It’s an ironic and yet cathartic twist on the find your inner beauty cliche.


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 Physical, she was always athletic, stroke but never confident, emotionally at ease with what and who she was and that shatters completely leaving a full woman who knows who she is and what she can do when she pushes her body to the limits and leaves nothing behind.

All these elements make up a story ending that will likely put them all together in one scene where something happens. I have not at all put a linear story on this for the simple reason that I want the director and the writers to figure that out for himself. It should be their vision. I just want to help set up the frame work.

Maybe get paid. 

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