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Nice Tea



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2016 12:53 pm Reply with quote
Saori Makishima must be going WUT?!! Shocked
From stigmatized (both male and female) cliché stereotype to trendy.
Confirms my thoughts on fashion trends in general... Trends are STUPID! Laughing


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FilthyCasual



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2016 12:55 pm Reply with quote
First they wear the clothes, saying it's all in good fun, and the next thing they know they'll be in the maid cafes of Akiba, desperately crying out to their beloved Kumi-tans as they wield the latest Valkyrie Drive BDs and Miia body pillows.
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Hiroki not Takuya



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2016 1:00 pm Reply with quote
If only some of those "otaku girls" can get together with some real "otaku guys", it'll be nerd heaven. I was a nerd in the '70's and it's good to see girls not sticking with "fashion" created by the media to objectify them and making their own individual statements instead.
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Kougeru



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2016 1:31 pm Reply with quote
Step 1: Be cute regardless of what you wear
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unitmikey



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2016 1:33 pm Reply with quote
So I guess this is a slight normcore resurgence in Japan via otaku stereotypes? I dig it (for now). Although yeah, this does seem like a lot of Makishima clones.
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omegaproxy



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2016 1:49 pm Reply with quote
Somebody doesn't know what the word 'Trend' means... you should look it up.. srsly.
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Hikarunu



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2016 2:10 pm Reply with quote
Is this Shibuya's new trend?
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MarshalBanana



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2016 2:12 pm Reply with quote
That second outfit looks like what Steve Urkel wore.
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cloud8100



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2016 2:31 pm Reply with quote
Trends are... nope. Wouldn't really associate those clothes with otaku at all. The bandanna and checkered top bring to mind the more stereotypical version of random farm hillbilly's than anything (well apart from the guy that isn't real)... Maybe that's just me though.
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Megiddo



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2016 2:43 pm Reply with quote
I recall in junior high for a few weeks it was a trend for the girls to have pacifiers. Needless to say, trends are frequently stupid and are just based around a do-what-everyone-else-is-doing mentality.
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CallumKeyblade



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2016 2:51 pm Reply with quote
It's not that different to hipsters. (Nerd glasses & unfashionable clothes)
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Sahmbahdeh



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2016 3:04 pm Reply with quote
Man, fashion is weird....
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Asterisk-CGY



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2016 3:06 pm Reply with quote
It's like how men use to wear heels and then women started wearing them.
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Heishi



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2016 3:15 pm Reply with quote
Don't know what to make of this, honestly.
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Cptn_Taylor



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2016 3:36 pm Reply with quote
omegaproxy wrote:
Somebody doesn't know what the word 'Trend' means... you should look it up.. srsly.


How many does it take to make a trend ? Laughing
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