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"Random Thread Nongaming Edition VIIr" , posted Mon 1 Jun 12:21:post reply

A really interesting thing that a pal linked me to is this modern folk hero, a protest dog in Chile:

long twitter thread full of images

I did not know about this at all, and it really makes me wonder about what sorts of other folk heroes have come to be in the past decade or two in various parts of the world. There are folk heroes of all kinds, ranging from anti-authority vigilantes like Robin Hood, resisters against foreign occupiers like Wong Fei Hung, to those who united countries and became symbols of authority like King Arthur, but most of the ones I do know of are at least a century old, if not many centuries old! I know very little of the folk heroes of South America and Mexico and India and the many nations of Africa, to say nothing of Southeast Asia and many other parts of the world! If any of you do know of ones local to your region, do name them for me so that I can look them up!





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"Re(1):Random Thread Nongaming Edition VIIr" , posted Tue 2 Jun 00:04post reply

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A really interesting thing that a pal linked me to is this modern folk hero, a protest dog in Chile:

long twitter thread full of images

I did not know about this at all, and it really makes me wonder about what sorts of other folk heroes have come to be in the past decade or two in various parts of the world. There are folk heroes of all kinds, ranging from anti-authority vigilantes like Robin Hood, resisters against foreign occupiers like Wong Fei Hung, to those who united countries and became symbols of authority like King Arthur, but most of the ones I do know of are at least a century old, if not many centuries old! I know very little of the folk heroes of South America and Mexico and India and the many nations of Africa, to say nothing of Southeast Asia and many other parts of the world! If any of you do know of ones local to your region, do name them for me so that I can look them up!



Aw man, this story made my day. Love it. There are also 3 other dogs in Chile with a similar story and I think one still alive.

Favorite picture of matopacos is the three version of him. One of himself as normal, one in flames, and one with full of green grass. To show that although a dog, powerful when resisting but down to earth once peace is restored.

Comments mentioned dogs similar in Turkmenistan and Greece. Definitely would like to see somemmore of this.





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"Re(1):Random Thread Nongaming Edition VIIr" , posted Tue 2 Jun 05:43post reply

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A really interesting thing that a pal linked me to is this modern folk hero, a protest dog in Chile:
long twitter thread full of images


I am in love with this thread. Thank you so much for posting it, you made my day!







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"Re(1):Random Thread Nongaming Edition VIIr" , posted Tue 2 Jun 13:56post reply

I know this dog!! and maybe one other. good dogs :D







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"Re(2):Random Thread Nongaming Edition VIIr" , posted Wed 3 Jun 04:55post reply

I love everything about that thread, up to and including John Wick as the Patron Saint of Good Dogs.







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"Re(1):Random Thread Nongaming Edition VIIr" , posted Thu 4 Jun 12:08post reply

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While I can't be sure, I like to think that our favorite Chilean, Toxico, would approve.

As for non-canine folk heroes, Spoon, you should probably look into Ishikawa Goemon---no, not his supposed successor Ishikawa Goemon XIII of Lupin III---the real-life virtuous thief who robbed from the rich and gave to the poor, and tried to assassinate the mighty daimyou Toyotomi Hideyoshi and maybe even Wakamoto Norio Oda Nobunaga. Unlike his English Robin Hood counterpart, he was unsuccessful and boiled alive, but the legend lives on in kabuki and in the hearts of all virtuous thieves.

The other guy who came immediately to mind is souhei warrior monk Benkei, famous for roaming the land and attempting to collect 1000 swords from samurai. Famous for dying standing up, and staying that way, even after being pierced by arrows. He's the model for the Final Fantasy series' Gilgamesh, to bring it back to games.

The most famous American outlaw hero, of course, has to be Billy the Kid, another bandit figure and a famous train robber, also based in fact. Famed composer Aaron Copeland (who essentially established modern American-style classical music as differentiated from the centuries-old European composers and thus ensured that classical music would one day become the soundtrack music of choice for movies) wrote the Billy the Kid suite, a magnificent score for a ballet about Billy the Kid that totally evokes the wild prairie and Sega blue skies before they were Sega.





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"Fight Island, or UFC and wacky/dumb ideas" , posted Wed 10 Jun 05:11post reply

It's totally not KOF, complete with a competitor named Alexander

I am glad that they aren't getting crowds of people to attend the matches, because that was the real biggest problem in the current COVID dominated world. The extreme close proximity of many people to each other and all the yelling means it could easily be a super-spreader environment for the disease.







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"Re(1):Fight Island, or UFC and wacky/dumb ide" , posted Thu 11 Jun 01:11post reply

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It's totally not KOF, complete with a competitor named Alexander

I am glad that they aren't getting crowds of people to attend the matches, because that was the real biggest problem in the current COVID dominated world. The extreme close proximity of many people to each other and all the yelling means it could easily be a super-spreader environment for the disease.


This is right out of a comic book. Will Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa be the master of ceremonies? Will Dana White wear a nehru jacket? If they are going to do something this dumb they need to go all in.







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"black anime" , posted Fri 12 Jun 07:58:post reply

Woah! Brandon shared a cool article on the first black-owned anime studio in Japan. You'd better believe I had no idea this existed! Every so often, you'll hear a tale from a non-Japanese person who worked in the industry, like at Gainax or Ghibli or somewhere, but this is cool and brand-new to me.

Edit: more interesting still, they've also contributed not only to MMCafe's favorite series, Dracula, in the form of the Netflix TV show, but also to Gintama, which is hot hot hot





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"Re(1):black anime" , posted Fri 12 Jun 22:18post reply

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Woah! Brandon shared a cool article on the first black-owned anime studio in Japan. You'd better believe I had no idea this existed! Every so often, you'll hear a tale from a non-Japanese person who worked in the industry, like at Gainax or Ghibli or somewhere, but this is cool and brand-new to me.

Edit: more interesting still, they've also contributed not only to MMCafe's favorite series, Dracula, in the form of the Netflix TV show, but also to Gintama, which is hot hot hot


Impressive! It's even more impressive when you remember how absurdly underpaid most people in the anime industry are, so traveling to the other side of the world just to get paid peanuts is a real labor of love.







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"Re(2):black anime" , posted Tue 16 Jun 03:08post reply

There's this tribute book edited by Itoi for MOTHER and it's named Pollyanna

And it made me miss Pollyanna I hope she's doing well!







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"Re(3):Pollyannime" , posted Tue 16 Jun 10:38:post reply

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There's this tribute book edited by Itoi for MOTHER and it's named Pollyanna

And it made me miss Pollyanna I hope she's doing well!

And here Iggy and I were so sure that our strategy of leaving friendly stalker-ish notes on her Steam profile would somehow catch her attention to lure her back! Who knew?

I think of her whenever I think of Tales of the Abyss, which was pretty good and all thanks to her! Along with many other interesting observations and conversations, of course. Sometimes I think of creating a Bring Back POLLY thread after the success with ONSY, but I figure that if the Toxico tribute thread didn't naturally summon her, nothing would.

On the subject of Itoi, who might be one of the finest writers around today (I can't tell if writing PR copy was a waste of his time, or whether he elevated the already excellent Japanese PR world to new levels with the Ghibli ads he's famous for), it's always good writing at his site, the Hobo Nikkan Itoi Shinbun, the Almost-Daily Itoi Newspaper.

...or at least it was before, though I find it too cluttered now. I was super-confused to find there was an English version of the Japanese store, but then realized it's probably because it's now this Muji(rushi)-like design shop. I take it as a problem that I literally could not even find the book section without an internet search. That's too bad, because there are some great collections from his pithy daily journals, and his press also published this book on dearly departed Nintendo president Iwata Satoru that collected his Iwata Asks columns and also had special interviews with Itoi.





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"Re(4):Pollyannime" , posted Tue 16 Jun 20:52:post reply

I think Polly is on my PSN friends list but nowadays everyone is in private mode!


On a different note, Steam Greese might just be the next new platform for gaming.





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"Re(5):Pollyannime" , posted Wed 17 Jun 04:33post reply

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I think Polly is on my PSN friends list but nowadays everyone is in private mode!



Same here; let me try to reach out to her.





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"Re(5):Pollyannime" , posted Wed 17 Jun 11:51post reply

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On a different note, Steam Greese might just be the next new platform for gaming.

What's extra-amazing about this is that this isn't even the first Colonel Sanders-related game news in the past couple of years. What's even more interesting is that the dating sim just might be...one of the highest-rated games on Steam!?!? CHOW DOWN





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"Re(5):Pollyannime" , posted Thu 18 Jun 01:29post reply

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On a different note, Steam Greese might just be the next new platform for gaming.


Yes, it may be filled with scalding hot grease but -unlike the PS5- at least it looks fairly solid and won't tip over.







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"Re(6):Pollyannime" , posted Thu 18 Jun 01:37post reply

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On a different note, Steam Greese might just be the next new platform for gaming.

Yes, it may be filled with scalding hot grease but -unlike the PS5- at least it looks fairly solid and won't tip over.

Drumbstick controllers with FingerLickin Sense.







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"Re(6):Pollyannime" , posted Thu 18 Jun 14:08post reply

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I think Polly is on my PSN friends list but nowadays everyone is in private mode!


Same here; let me try to reach out to her.



I sent an email saying folks want to get in touch! Not sure if it's still in use though.







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"Re(3):black anime" , posted Thu 2 Jul 14:05post reply

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And it made me miss Pollyanna I hope she's doing well!


I think the last time I spoke to her was on PSN to be sure she knew when Toxico passed... that was several years ago now. Hope all is well with her.

Hope all is well with all of you! I don't show up here enough these days!