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JoeOfTomorrow



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 10:23 pm Reply with quote
{Edit}: Bait comment removed. ~ Psycho 101
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You sure showed those strawmen! She's also tremendously jealous and possessive, very prone to violence, and can be pretty devious/underhanded. But I suppose if you're going to idealize nearly 40 year old rom-com characters to advance your petty grievances with modern society, it's necessary to pick and choose characteristics you like and ignore those that don't neatly fit your ideal.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 12:35 am Reply with quote
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What a weird thing to say about a picture of a cartoon space ogre!
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Lord Oink



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 12:54 am Reply with quote
hissatsu01 wrote:
She's also tremendously jealous and possessive, very prone to violence, and can be pretty devious/underhanded. But I suppose if you're going to idealize nearly 40 year old rom-com characters to advance your petty grievances with modern society, it's necessary to pick and choose characteristics you like and ignore those that don't neatly fit your ideal.


That's called being tsundere. Lum was one of the original waifus. The birth of moe, most experts say.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:28 am Reply with quote
Either way, I hope we can all agree that more Lum is a good thing.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:38 am Reply with quote
hissatsu01 wrote:


You sure showed those strawmen! She's also tremendously jealous and possessive, very prone to violence, and can be pretty devious/underhanded. But I suppose if you're going to idealize nearly 40 year old rom-com characters to advance your petty grievances with modern society, it's necessary to pick and choose characteristics you like and ignore those that don't neatly fit your ideal.


Yep, yandere isn't exactly a good representation of femininity. Someone like Chiya Ujimatsu from Gochiusa is a better representation.
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EricJ2



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 10:37 am Reply with quote
Hoppy800 wrote:
Yep, yandere isn't exactly a good representation of femininity. Someone like Chiya Ujimatsu from Gochiusa is a better representation.


Lum wasn't tsundere or yandere; as I've said before, she was, well...Jeannie. Anime catgrin

Only the difference that first struck me was unlike 60's US sitcoms, nobody had to go around hiding the fact that Lum was an alien, flew, had her own UFO, or zapped her darling with lightning. People just sort of knew it for a fact (the race had been on TV all over the world), and it didn't seem to be stranger than anything else that happened in Tomobiki.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 1:09 pm Reply with quote
How about we discuss the actual topic and not the OT bait that was removed.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 4:28 pm Reply with quote
It looks like Takahashi's design for character has become more stylized since the '80s. Lum's eyes used to be larger and more expressive, similar to the TV series. Glad the character is still being used in some form.
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JoeOfTomorrow



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 6:39 pm Reply with quote
hissatsu01 wrote:


You sure showed those strawmen! She's also tremendously jealous and possessive, very prone to violence, and can be pretty devious/underhanded. But I suppose if you're going to idealize nearly 40 year old rom-com characters to advance your petty grievances with modern society, it's necessary to pick and choose characteristics you like and ignore those that don't neatly fit your ideal.


Typical Millennial.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:49 pm Reply with quote
JoeOfTomorrow, if your comments are removed, that's an indication that the line you were going down doesn't fly here. Don't push it further, just back off in here. You won't be warned again.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 9:59 am Reply with quote
In 9/2018, we will have the 40th anniversary to what it is perhaps the grand-parent of all harem manga, UY.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 10:47 am Reply with quote
Lum looks marvelous with her new (but temporary) crimson hair! Smile
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EricJ2



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 12:41 pm Reply with quote
Kadmos1 wrote:
In 9/2018, we will have the 40th anniversary to what it is perhaps the grand-parent of all harem manga, UY.


(sigh) IT'S. NOT. HAREM. Rolling Eyes
It's Girl-In-The-Closet. (How do you think the genre got its name?)

Oh My Goddess wasn't "harem". Video Girl Ai wasn't "harem". Chobits wasn't "harem".
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