Forum - View topic
NEWS: Shanghai Expo Detains Man for 'Otaku Rebellion Army' Shirt


Goto page 1, 2  Next

Note: this is the discussion thread for this article

Anime News Network Forum Index -> Site-related -> Talkback
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Sima Yi



Joined: 01 Nov 2008
Posts: 63

PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2010 4:36 am Reply with quote
Is this guy's name really Lucifer? ...Really?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
The_Q



Joined: 09 Mar 2010
Posts: 57

PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2010 7:09 am Reply with quote
Why not?

The name means light-bearer, at it is used to refer to the planet Venus. Just because some religions use the name is a different context doesn't change this meaning.

Plus, it sounds cool.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
M7AS Pilot



Joined: 15 Feb 2010
Posts: 29
Location: USA, Maryland

PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2010 7:25 am Reply with quote
I wonder what t-shirt they gave him in exchange. Cool
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message My Anime My Manga
Sima Yi



Joined: 01 Nov 2008
Posts: 63

PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2010 7:31 am Reply with quote
The_Q wrote:
Why not? The name means light-bearer, at it is used to refer to the planet Venus. Just because some religions use the name is a different context doesn't change this meaning. Plus, it sounds cool.


Come on. The name obviously has a giant stigma attached to it. Considering this isn't even his actual given name, and one he chose for himself, I can only assume he wanted attention or something. It would be like saying that changing your name to Stalin has nothing to do with Joseph Stalin and that he takes nothing away from the original "man of steel" meaning.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Penguin_Factory



Joined: 28 Oct 2007
Posts: 642
Location: Ireland

PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2010 7:47 am Reply with quote
I'm amazed they had the courage to apprehend someone with such a bad-ass name. Obviously he posseses dark magical powers and/or a giant sword of some kind. And wings.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Takeyo



Joined: 25 Mar 2008
Posts: 736

PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2010 8:15 am Reply with quote
M7AS Pilot wrote:
I wonder what t-shirt they gave him in exchange. Cool

I'm betting on one of those Andre the Giant OBEY shirts. Wink
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message My Anime My Manga
dormcat
Encyclopedia Editor


Joined: 08 Dec 2003
Posts: 9521
Location: New Taipei City, Taiwan, ROC

PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2010 8:41 am Reply with quote
If you don't know where the word "otaku" comes from, it was originally a way to call one's household. The construction of Shanghai Expo demolished many houses, and there had been some Shanghai citizens not happy about their house being torn down. The Expo police, who had no idea about otaku culture, mistook the slogan as someone who tried to fight for their household and wanted to attract media attention at the Expo, thus he was detained.

M7AS Pilot wrote:
I wonder what t-shirt they gave him in exchange. Cool

A plain black T-shirt with no picture, word, or character.

Sima Yi wrote:
Considering this isn't even his actual given name, and one he chose for himself, I can only assume he wanted attention or something.

Tell me about it. The local media call him "otaku god" (宅神), yet the only thing he's good at (as defined by Toshio Okada) would be Lord of the Ring series. He used his celebrity status to voice his personal opinions of something he has absolutely no knowledge or expertise of, such as the Polish MD degree dispute. I dare say he is the source of misconception of otakudom in Taiwan.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website AIM Address Yahoo Messenger MSN Messenger ICQ Number My Anime My Manga
Sven Viking



Joined: 09 May 2005
Posts: 517

PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2010 10:02 am Reply with quote
His fault for looking like someone who didn't want their home demolished, I guess.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Ktimene's Lover



Joined: 23 Apr 2005
Posts: 2242
Location: Glendale, AZ (Proudly living in the desert)

PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2010 10:04 am Reply with quote
What made the words "sensitive"?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail AIM Address MSN Messenger
Dark Absol



Joined: 09 Dec 2009
Posts: 517

PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2010 10:14 am Reply with quote
Ktimene's Lover wrote:
What made the words "sensitive"?


Just about everything that the government can think of are "sensitive" to themselves.

Seriously, that "sensitive" word on that t-shirt doesn't look that extreme to me.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
xAtomskx



Joined: 18 May 2010
Posts: 2
Location: California

PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2010 10:32 am Reply with quote
Dark Absol wrote:
Ktimene's Lover wrote:
What made the words "sensitive"?


Just about everything that the government can think of are "sensitive" to themselves.

Seriously, that "sensitive" word on that t-shirt doesn't look that extreme to me.

That's because you're not a Commie!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
DavidShallcross



Joined: 19 Feb 2008
Posts: 967

PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2010 10:37 am Reply with quote
Ktimene's Lover wrote:
What made the words "sensitive"?

"Rebellion Army"? How is that not sensitive, if you don't know what "Otaku" means? It could easily be the equivalent of Falun Gong, or of the Society of Righteous and Harmonious Fists.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
-kf



Joined: 21 May 2010
Posts: 29

PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2010 11:01 am Reply with quote
You rebel scum.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Ktimene's Lover



Joined: 23 Apr 2005
Posts: 2242
Location: Glendale, AZ (Proudly living in the desert)

PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2010 11:54 am Reply with quote
Quote:
You rebel scum.

-kf, come join the dark side.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail AIM Address MSN Messenger
Nemo_N



Joined: 12 Dec 2006
Posts: 258

PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2010 12:03 pm Reply with quote
It's good to know that there are police forces keeping us safe from the threat of people wearing t-shirts with words that make us uncomfortable.

I'm sure everybody is safer because of this.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Reply to topic    Anime News Network Forum Index -> Site-related -> Talkback All times are GMT - 5 Hours
Goto page 1, 2  Next
Page 1 of 2

 


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group