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I've never watched animes, but I dislike the way all girls in Japanese art have enormous bambi-eyes and hair coloured in ugly colors(yeeccchhh!). I wonder if the Japanese are depressed with their narrow eyes, since they give their characters such big eyes, lol.
Definitely *not* an art style I'll adopt that's fer sure!
Useless facts: The bizarre hair and eye colors in anime stem from people being too lazy to color in people's hair in black & white comic books. They just assumed that the hair would be black. Later on, they started getting creative. The big eyes (big breasts, big asses, *drool*...) were inspired by Walt Disney's early cartoons, where all the critters had extremely large and emphasised eyes, hands, et al. One of the original Japanese cartoonists borrowed a lot from ol' Walt.
Proof positive that, even if you can read the language, doesn't mean you can translate it into Human.
With the cons, what I find weird is all the people dressing as characters they look -nothing- like. Nobody can be as thin as Lina Inverse and stay standing on her own two feet, but she does not weigh bloody 300 pounds! Oi.... some cosplayers can be cute, others bizzare and some... just.. sickening. I do have a friend who went as Noriko, but at least she actually plays the part fairly well and has a purple wig, to boot! Of course the real Nori character was a guy who was prentending to be a woman... complicated story x_o there. Fushigi Yuugi is okay, but is just... a little to overdrawn and 'mushy' most of the time for my taste. Ayashi no Ceres is better, I think. Hagorimono!... or something like that. Gimmie my damn Hagori-whatever (that's kinda what the plot key is, there)! Touya has pwetty eyes o_o...
Am I actually one of the only people who understands this? I've never been to a con- they usually aren't held around where I live and I have no place to stay in Houston. I have seen pictures from my the cons that my friend has been to. Some of those people look pretty creepy, but there was one really good Black Mage costume. I have Fushigi Yugi on DVD (I like collecting stuff), and it had it's moments. Tasuki is easily the coolest character- and also my name when I play Sven-Coop, Science and Industry, and RTCW, though Chichiri is also very cool (ya know?). A friend of mine got a badly subtitled version of Ayashi no Ceres. I haven't bothered to watch it yet (not only is are the subtitles inaccurate, but they don't kick in till the last ten minutes, and even then they come in with in vengence).