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All you single guys

If you're in the market, GO TO AN ANIME CONVENTION

Good lord - I'm sitting in the lobby of the hotel where there's a huge convention in Northern Virginia and I swear the audience is at least 60% female. A lot of good-looking women (and quite a few revealing costumes, even in February)

Oh! And I just saw my first japanese guy in a kilt. (I hope it's a kilt. Could be a schoolgirl's skirt [shudder])

Sincerely,
Uncle Philo

Philo
Saturday, February 14, 2004

oh sweet i'm so there...  what's animae now? 

GuyIncognito
Saturday, February 14, 2004

Just make sure they _are_ females before jumping...  to conclusions :-)

FredF
Saturday, February 14, 2004

Is this your valentines day advice Philo?

www.MarkTAW.com
Saturday, February 14, 2004

Yep. :)

Philo
Saturday, February 14, 2004

Philo, you left out the most important part!  Anime chicks, for whatever reason, *like* nerdy guys!  I know what your all thinking, but its true!  :-D

vince
Saturday, February 14, 2004

There is now a conga line traipsing around the hotel lobby. It's about 40 people long - there are two guys, the rest is female.

And yes, there are a LOT of geeky guys here on the arms of some pretty cute women.

Philo

Philo
Saturday, February 14, 2004

I took my son (16) to an anime conference last summer. Weirdest dressed bunch of people I've ever seen. One guy walked around in just a pair of briefs all day. The normally dressed people were the misfits. And there were about 10 guys carrying huge white crosses.

Oh well, to each his own...

sgf
Saturday, February 14, 2004

Where's the 'cam, Philo? :-)

FredF
Saturday, February 14, 2004

Yeah, I'm kicking myself - I was gonna bring my webcam but simply forgot it. Sorry!

Philo

Philo
Saturday, February 14, 2004

What's anime?

Stephen Jones
Saturday, February 14, 2004

"And we see as members of the male species attempt to move to higher concentration of females.."

Well, if you want to try being a fan's boytoy, there are actually a couple good anime to research.  I think you'll like:
- Serial Experiments Lain
- Blood, the Last Vampire
- Ghost in the Shell

I haven't seen much of Love Hina, but it seems to have humor that Americans can relate to and isn't as serious as the ones I've mentioned.

Tayssir John Gabbour
Saturday, February 14, 2004

I dunno, I think the anime costumes are a bit more logical than the typical footbal superfan facepaint and such. Anime fans usually just dress up like characters from shows. The getup is a bit stranger perhaps, but makes more sense methinks. The huge crosses are likely references Trigun (one of my favorite series).

Besides, everyone needs a hobby :)

Mike Swieton
Saturday, February 14, 2004

The trouble with this is, that any geek guys flocking to this event are going to sit right beside Philo, watch the conga line and send messages to their geek buddies telling them how good it is......So close, and yet so far away....

(Any bets on how long this topic hangs around before it gets deleted? Or is the plight of geeking guys finding girls a topic that will get bolded?)

Aussie Chick
Saturday, February 14, 2004

Hey, that just means it's easier for the rest of us ;) Only reason I'm not over there getting some Otaku chicks is because I'm in Michigan :)

Mike Swieton
Saturday, February 14, 2004

The downside of it all is you'll have to watch Anime.

I guess if you're desperate for sex it might be worth the sacrifice, but man, you'd have to be really desperate. ;)

Sum Dum Gai
Saturday, February 14, 2004

> Oh! And I just saw my first japanese guy in a kilt. (I hope it's a kilt. Could be a schoolgirl's skirt [shudder])

Yeah Philo, spend them back to the end of the bus, hell, let's setup separate bathrooms! One for the shorter race.

Li-fan Chen
Sunday, February 15, 2004

If you're just going to oggle pretty girls, why not go to a nudie bar or watch Girls Gone Wild or download some pics from the net?

No Redeeming Social Value
Sunday, February 15, 2004

a photo from Anime central 2002:

http://www.northarc.com/~ke6isf/convention/acen/2002/misc/s_P1090050_c.jpg


Sunday, February 15, 2004

I don't want to score with *those* girls.

Alex.ro
Sunday, February 15, 2004

For reasons that are so blatantly obvious, you both deserve a good slap in the face.

The topic is incredible off-topic (for the usally JoS stuff) but I never have a problem with that sort of thing, however dishing on some teenage girls because they are not considered pretty (in contemporary terms) is sad.

- Forever standing up for the geeky ones.

Aussie Chick
Sunday, February 15, 2004

They're all under age as well. I hope this isn't an indication of Philo's personal tastes.

No Redeeming Social Value
Sunday, February 15, 2004

For the record, I agree with Aussie Chick.

No Redeeming Social Value
Sunday, February 15, 2004

For the record, I'm mad he limited it to single guys.

Married guys like to chase after teenaged girls too.

Clutch Cargo
Sunday, February 15, 2004

"Married guys like to chase after teenaged girls too."

Here Here!!!!

-Joe

Joe on Software
Sunday, February 15, 2004

Yeah, and you really have to ask whether you want a geek girl or a nerd girl.  Or guy, whatever floats your boat.  At the risk of offending people here, I don't know if you can really build something with someone, male or female, who enjoys Linux.  Unless they're a nerd who just wants to score a little geek cred.

I mean, in the geek world you have species like anime geeks and Linux geeks.  In the nerd world, you've got a rich set of political nerds, med nerds, poetry nerds... and that's not even counting the overhyped math/science nerds.  These nerds have evolved over millenia.  If you need a little geekiness with your nerd, you've got CS and engineering nerds!  Relatives of the anime/Linux geeks.  So you have to weigh easy-pickin's with something a little more difficult but ultimately more mind-blowing.

Tayssir John Gabbour
Sunday, February 15, 2004

::cough:: www.sexiestgamer.com ::cough::

there.  Now let us end this conversation for good.

vince
Sunday, February 15, 2004

"Yeah Philo, spend them back to the end of the bus, hell, let's setup separate bathrooms! One for the shorter race."

What the fuck!? Are you suggesting that his comment was somehow racist? Of jumping jeebus people. Lighten the fuck up.

Huh?
Sunday, February 15, 2004

loving you is easy because you're beautiful!

guiIncognito
Sunday, February 15, 2004

From Aussie Chick: "you both deserve a good slap in the face"

Why do you want to slap the first guy? He sent a link to a relevant photo, maybe those girls are his favourites. From your comments it seems that you do not like those girls.


Monday, February 16, 2004

Acutally, I kind of felt a little harsh after I posted that ("slap in the face", throw something at me for using a line like that). But I till think the comments were low. (possibly said entirely without thinking about consequences, which is something we all do)

Why the first guy? Well, he is free to correct me, and my apologies if I judged too harshly, but just why did he post a link of those girls? What was he trying to say? That not all girls at anime are worth checking out is my guess (but hey, I could be very wrong).

I just think using some teenage girls as an example of lack of beauty was low. Pick on someone your own size and I probably wouldn't have said anything.

Hey, they may never ever see that post, but it would be a shame if they did. I really like geeky people, they are gorgeous, have a naivety that charms, and bring a lot of non-contemporary beauty to a world that otherwise screams "no geek, you don't dare send flowers to her, she will know, and everyone will laugh at the idea that you thought you had a chance, their are rules to this society you know, and the rules say you are a geek"

Nothing beats a geeky person who would bend over backwords for you time and time again even when you laugh at them and make fun of them. Someone with a passion for something so strong they long ago gave up caring what the world thought of them.

I will stop my rant now.

"geeky people rock!!"

...okay I will really stop now.

Aussie Chick
Monday, February 16, 2004

>From your comments it seems that you do not like those girls.

Oops, and I won't get into that too much, but I am not playing the naivety game, the 'contemporary' world wouldn't take photos of these girls and write 'gorgeous' underneat.

I would hang out with these girls, because in all likelihood I would probably find alot in common with them, the likelihood is that they would care more about the inside then the outside.

But my thoughts on beauty are an entirely different topic (feel free to email me, you will see I am very sincere). But with sincerity comes reality. It is useless me refusing to say that the comment (only one comment, and note to the original poster of that comment, this rant is not aimed at you, or anyone really) was wrong, because in saying it was wrong I might be admitting that I think those girls are not beautiful.
No, I just have a fair idea what the world says...

Aussie Chick
Monday, February 16, 2004


There is nothing like trying to figure out why the panda has just gone off on a 20 minute dissertation on what makes a humans truly alive while a school girl winces in pain and a huge robot stares through the window with a samurai sword.

trollbooth
Monday, February 16, 2004

"Oh! And I just saw my first japanese guy in a kilt."

School girl skirt.

"One guy walked around in just a pair of briefs all day." 

Kekko Kamen.  Almost.

"And there were about 10 guys carrying huge white crosses."

Trigun.

...

What?

T.J.
Monday, February 16, 2004

>>  geeky people, they are gorgeous, have a naivety that charms

Oh absolutely Aussie! They are extraordinary and great company, passionate about *something* (how rare is that). Personally I would have the best of time socializing with the types at that anime convention (including those girls in the picture, underage or not).

Just that the post was about single guys trying to... um, pair off, and when a single guy goes into "pair off" mode, he sees that photo and says, "um, no, where's the Next button."

Alex.ro
Tuesday, February 17, 2004

*L*.
Yes, I am not naive, and I am guilty of the same!

Aussie Chick
Tuesday, February 17, 2004

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