Thursday, June 8, 2017

- Never Annoy Smart People

They'll make your life a living Hell. From Ace:

Kurt Eichenwald tweeted out a picture of his computer screen to show the anti-semitic messages he was getting.

Here's the thing, though: the screenshot included a tab in his browser.

Now, I have to include a Content Warning here for the foreground image of the anti-semitic crap Eichenwald tweeted out. (Though he was tweeting this out to show how awful his critics were.) But if you look at his tabs, you'll see a tab calling itself "B-Chiku (English, Uncensored, 212 pictures)" or something. I don't know what that means.

Well, I didn't know what that means.

Now I'm hip.

Apparently B-Chiku is hentai tentacle porn -- you know, that odd, much-discussed thing where giant tentacle monsters rape human women (well, it's not always rape, but these are monsters so it's rape a lot of the time, and Japanese porn generally has a rape vibe to it) -- and you can see that (Content Warning!) in the third picture in this tweet, the dirtiest parts redacted.

My girlfriend is American of Taiwanese origins. My daughter is well on her way to being conversational in Mandarin. And since the Chinese truly despise the Japanese, there is much talk in my life lately of how totally weird the Japanese are. Don't get me wrong, I have no beef with the Japs. They're a very polite people, and polite goes a long way with me. But they are freakin weird when it comes to the sack.

Which is to say that I don't understand the rapey tentacle porn thing at all. Rapey, I kinda get. And since several people have told me - including the aforementioned girlfriend and the Derb (who should know) - that I'm having a bit of a yellow fever period in my life, I do find some Japanese women pretty hot. But tentacles? Where does that come from? It's not even really dark, it's just weird.

But I definitely get the 'condescending Vanity Fair writer who isn't nearly as clever as he likes to pretend to be' thing. And Kurt Eichenwald is now suffering for it.

The really fun part of this story, and the only reason I'm bothering to write anything on it at all, is that if you go to the link from Ace's blog, and look at the offending NSFW drawings, there are now hundreds of comments, and they're all from Kurt E., and consist of things like "I'm Kurt Eichenwald, and I approved this message." This guy is now going to be permanently linked to online tentacle porn drawings everywhere on the internet, forever. He will never, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever live it down. People will be tweeting him pics of Pepe the frog with tentacles until he's living in the old condescending retirement home.

I don't care how weird your tastes are. Your sex life is a matter of complete indifference to me. But if you know you're going to be ridiculed for it, (and if you're Kurt Eichenwald, then apparently you are) at least be smart enough not to include the link in your 'I'm really an intersectional victim too' tweets.


Tom Locker said...

My wife is Taiwanese - both parents born & raised in Taiwan to families of long Taiwan residence (not related to Chiang's Kuomintang escapees from the loss of the Civil War). They have no record or memory of when their respective families left China. The families are primarily Han Chinese, but they also have Taiwanese aborigine and European (Dutch or Portuguese sailors?!) blood.

Her family has a completely different take on the Japanese than your GF. I wonder if she is descended from the late 1940's refugees?

My wife's family love the Japanese and resent the more recent Chinese arrivals. They feel that the Japanese (who ruled Taiwan from 1895 until the end of WWII) treated them much better and more fairly than the Kuomintang. There are family stories of Kuomintang confiscation of property and other mistreatment of native Taiwanese in the 40's. 50's and 60's.

This was interesting to me as I had previously known a few Filipinos and Koreans and they all universally hated the Japanese. As far as I can tell the only people who were under Japanese rule during WWII who don't hate the Japanese are the Taiwanese (at least the "old" ones).

Hell_Is_Like_Newark said...

Tom Locker: I have two sides of the story... The 1st was how the Imperial Japanese army was pretty brutal in suppressing dissent to Japanese rule.

The 2nd was how Taiwan pretty much became Japanese culturally and the native Taiwanese had pretty much assimilated. In the past, I read many stories of how the Taiwanese actually missed the Japanese and wanted nothing to do with the mainland Chinese.

I dated a Taiwanese gal back in college (a loooong time ago)... she had nothing nice to say about the Mainlanders and pretty much considered them to be almost alien.

As for the Japanese porn... I think Japanese taste for that stuff goes pre US occupation. From what I have read, MacArthur found Japanese erotica to be shocking. It was actually MacArthur that mandated that gentile areas be censored.. which is why Japanese nudie pics are pixilated down there today. Not sure if this is the actual reason why, but the story doesn't seem unreasonable.