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It taught me that tripping over will cause your hand/s to land a female's breasts, the louder you yell the harder you hit, and that if you hit someone really hard for the sake of comedy everyone will be okay with it! It also teaches us that riceballs are technically jelly filled donuts.
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Most people arent fat in anime.
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14383421 wrote:

Yeah.... I haven't seen the news in a bit... The content in the original post was a bit shocking.

My answer would have to be the following:

GayAsianBoy wrote:

the power of friendship


I honestly think many Americans think so little of friendship that sending a friend request(and accept) on Facebook is proof that they are friends with someone. Many shows, not even infamous "nakama power" shows, have plenty of themes on the topic of friendship.


I agree, but still we can't exactly have it like it is in anime. A friend sacrificing his life for another by stepping in to take the bullet would have been cool in real life though. Sadly that might happen one time every decade in reality.
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It taught me a bit of Japanese.
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Socialism?
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Taught me how rice balls are not jelly donuts and how physically well developed Japanese middle and high school girls are. Forget the military, anime also taught me how teenagers and even young kids can save the world. Sailor fukus are a fetish and all panties are striped.

Also, there are no limits to how wild and impractical your hair can be, people can be born with abnormal hair colors, and high school is the most important part in your life, ever.
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The more brightly and/or strangely colored your hair is, the more likely you are to be a main character. Or rather, the more likely it is that strange, crazy, random things will happen to you.
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Yet another idiotic forum worshiping Asia and bashing others like Asia is the Shanghai-la of society.

As an Asian, this makes me lol and lol hard.
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That flat is justice.
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They never run out of bandages. Cost effective for Red Cross.
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To be yourself regardless of what other people are doing, what the media states, or what other people think about you.
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That drinking breast milk gives you power.
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x-Cellar_Door-x wrote:

Remember that the United States is a REPUBLIC, not a Democracy.
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The two are not mutually exclusive. The present day USA qualifies as a presidential federal democratic republic.


Having an actual Independent in the running, that actually gives a care about We normal Citizens.


Populism is a pretty wide net. What specific sort of populist party would you like to see take command?

The problem is that populism is something which covers the entire political spectrum in all directions. "For the people!" is the rallying cry of everyone from Fascists to agrarian anarchists. Everyone's a populist, everyone's out for the "normal citizen's best interest". The Neocons are, the Paleocons are, the Progressive Democrats are, the Centrist Democrats are, the Libertarians are, the Greens are, everyone's out to help the "normal citizen". So saying that you'd like to see more populism isn't particularly specific.


Our Forefathers fought and Died for the opportunity for We future Generations to have a Life in ability of pursuing Liberty and Happiness...Can You honestly tell Me that the Goals of Politicians in Office these Days, or even further back in the past have been those of realizing Liberty and HAPPINESS for the Common folk?


Yes. The problem is that the "common folk" are a group with extremely diverse interests which more or less only agrees that Congress sucks at its job. The problem could be alleviated a bit by having a more representative electoral system (as opposed to the winner-take-all format which presently dominates) and a stronger emphasis on consensus democracy, and to its credit the US Congress does have a history of periods where it operated by consensus. Present day is not one of these periods.


I believe the only way that it can be overcome is through Local Office, as in My opinion, Washington is just too far gone. We...the "little People" need to start purposeful action towards changing these objectively terrible and unjust means of Laws of which We live under.


What specifically do you consider unjust and objectively terrible?


Petitions and Rallies...That doesn't cut it. And by no means am I saying that I KNOW IT ALL, or that I HAVE THE PLAN; I'm not Neo. But...after what I just said, I SHOULD BE one of those who exercise My part. But it can't just be ONE Person alone...I know the quote, "Be the change You want to see in this World", and that's all great and good. However, it has to be a UNITED EFFORT; each and every One of Us talking to Our local Politicians; Mayors, and Senators. Only through going through the small Tadpoles and convincing them; CONVERTING them, can We have any effect on the large Lilypad sitting Bullfrogs.


I understand that passion and commitment are required to successfully engage in collective action, but you haven't really said what collective actions you'd like to see. You don't have to have some sort of item-by-item plan, but at present yours is an army of voters without flag bearers, trumpeters, or even a pre-operation briefing.

If I were to stand up and say "Damn it, Cellar Door is right! We have to set up a political party, get-out-the-vote initiatives, plan marches and rallies, start letter and telephone call campaigns for all swing states' legislators and governors, we must be heard!", the moment I actually sat down to pen my letter I'd only be able to get this:

Dear [INSERT REPRESENTATIVE NAME HERE]:

I am writing this letter to express my discontent with...um...ah...stuff. Stop doing stuff. Or start doing stuff. Or do stuff, but differently. I don't really know.

Sincerely,

BlueOni


I know My writing style is a bit eccentric, but I hope I sort of answered Your question at least a little bit. Plus, it's close to 4 am here, and My head is almost resting on the Computer Desk.


I got some idea of what you're after, but I'd like at least a few specifics if you can.
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As long as you're hot and/or a school council president, you being dictator is A-okay.

Parents are mysterious creatures who often only exist in name when you're a teenager, even if you live with them.

You're never truly best friends unless you try and beat each other up (or kill each other) while yelling each other's name.

If your friends aren't deemed interesting or important enough by you or a mysterious fan-base, they will appear rarely and magically disappear for extended periods of time, and may vanish for good.

Demons and other mythical creatures are often attractive and likeable, but a significant percentage of them would rape any humanoid female that they can get their hands on.

People can throw up themselves, which throws up a snake, which throws up more snakes, who throw up swords.

Mysterious fan-bases are likely to control who lives and dies, and who may miraculously revive.

Eggs are evil when they have faces, especially if they seemingly stalk you or someone you know.

If you're a human and live where the aforementioned eggs exist, you probably have a horrible life and is doomed to die young, especially if you're female or an unremarkable man. Also, don't trust horses.

Tentacles.

Body hair is usually non-existent.




I'm tired of listing, and swallowing my irritation isn't easy.
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