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Disco Supafly
the chosen infected
(8/27/02 10:09:38 am)
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My most important post EVER!!!
I never thought I'd get rid of my Chibi Sadako avatar, but just look to the left for a second. There ya go. Mmmmmm. Bouncy.


Heh heh heh. :smokin

Disco Supafly
the chosen infected
(8/27/02 10:23:20 am)
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Alright, alright ...
Oh ok. There WAS a reason why I was posting here again tonight. Take a look at this! It's an article from today's newspaper in Oz, (yes - there's more than one) and I just thought it was really funny in a "stupid" kinda way!

Now why can't WE get some promotional events happening like that? Sigh ...



Incidently, I did good at the Japanese Consulate interview yesterday. I'll be off and over there quite soon. So I don't think I can really post here again, fellas. Well, c you all later!
Luv, Disco.

Turtle God Kame
the chosen infected
(8/27/02 9:18:35 pm)
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hey old pal!
nice n bouncy... god I love asia!

hey, found out I can stay in japan up to 3 years after I graduate (as in fully paid assistantship)... so I'll see ya there in less than 3 years bro!




ps... hehehe, so let us know when you star in your bukkake movie yo!

Go to Kame's House for assorted junk! Last upd8: 7/08/02

Edited by: Turtle God Kame at: 8/27/02 9:19:10 pm
Disco Supafly
the chosen infected
(8/28/02 9:00:20 am)
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Right back at'cha
Hey Kame! What up? Errr ... so did you just say that:

a) you have until three years after your school finishes to take that assistantship? or...

b) you can stay in Japan for three years on that assistantship.

Because if it's the latter - GO TO HELL, BUDDY!!! Don't tell me about your 3 year stay in Jappers! Nooooooooooooooooo~!!!

Heh heh. The monkeys are already calling...

Huw Lines
manipulator of the Virus
(8/28/02 9:49:18 am)
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Re: Right back at'cha
Disco, I saw that article about the people dressed as ghosts on the subway, it was on the TV and all the papers here yesterday...That kind of advertising was banned recently because it was scaring people! It is the Ghost Month here in Taiwan, after all, and people are really superstitious....no getting married, no renting apartments, no whistling near water (it attracts drowned ghosts)....I like it here;)

Huw Lines
manipulator of the Virus
(8/28/02 9:51:20 am)
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Re: Right back at'cha
Hey, maybe if I hang around the water tower tonight and whistle, the ghost of Mitsuko from Dark Water will appear.

p/s like your new pic - very uplifting;)

Disco Supafly
the chosen infected
(8/28/02 10:01:06 am)
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Yummy
Yep! Ain't silicon great? I swear, that Tupperware has a MILLION uses!! :D

Hmmm. That's an interesting one about the drowned ghost phenomenom (m-na m-na), Huw. Sounded pretty funny to me, anyway. So why do they have a whole MONTH for ghosts there? Well, seems kewl regardless. So you have extra chance to freak out the chicks over there? Heh heh, my mind is churning with possible scenerios already ...

Oh, one last thing - how do "ghosts" typically look in Taiwan? Do they have the hair over their faces like Sadako? Do they have yucky rotted faces or what?

Well, I gotta go. Heading down to Bris again tomorrow. I've got a Sayonara party cookin' - so I'll be out of action for the next two days! Wheeee~!!!

Turtle God Kame
the chosen infected
(8/28/02 3:31:21 pm)
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hehehehehehehe
actually... it's both! plus I get free shipping (ticket there) and apt provided AND $50,000 a year salary... for an assistantship!

I'll probably spend 2-3 years there and return to get my masters in business... heh, or even get one there! we'll see... but I doubt it cause just like you, my uni sucks balls and probably wont let me! damn them all! they even kicked me outta a class! shmucks!

ps... save me a spot next to dem monkeys! I'll be on my way soon enuff!



ps... after seeing that avatar... I think we need to visit korea >)

Go to Kame's House for assorted junk! Last upd8: 7/08/02

Edited by: Turtle God Kame at: 8/28/02 3:32:24 pm
Nazo no Petenshi
Sadako slave
(8/28/02 8:46:09 pm)
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You guys BOTH sound pretty lucky! But how did you manage to get a job in Japan for THREE years? And on such a good pay check? What sort of job will you be doing?

Anyway, I hear Korea isn't that great. They have MAJOR censoring of all their porn. Did you know that they can't even show "down there"? The girls always have their hands or a towel strategically placed.

Y.A.W.N!!!

Seriously, what's the point?

ring rasen loop
Administrator, Ring guru
(8/28/02 9:47:10 pm)
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Korea
I took a trip to Korea a couple years back, and went to Seoul and Pusan. Seoul was cold and the people were rude as heck, but Pusan was a lot of fun. The food was awesome, the people were great (a lot of them couldn't speak English so we had to use Japanese!) and I'd definitely go back... but not on that ferry ride from hell we took out of port "Kwansai" (heh).


j.

Turtle God Kame
the chosen infected
(8/28/02 11:29:31 pm)
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"But how did you manage to get a job in Japan for THREE years? And on such a good pay check? What sort of job will you be doing?"

it's paid by Japan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs... they had an awsome idea to get foreign involvement and business! so when I get my bachelor's degree in <3years, I can apply (I got connections, so it's a pretty damn good chance for me to get in) and spend 1-3 years in english teaching assistanceship to elm-high school kids out in the country.

it's just a kickass way for me to study the lang!

I also know a few other progs I'm gonna try... ie... I NEED 3credits of overseas study... thus, I MUST go to japan to graduate! and since my uni is stupid, I have to look elsewhere for help... I found a 2week program, but we'll see if it's still offered (ps... my tuition doesnt go through in the summer, so I need some scholarships for that trip! jeeze! too much work! >)


though I do want to visit china and korea one of these days

Go to Kame's House for assorted junk! Last upd8: 7/08/02

Disco Supafly
the chosen infected
(8/28/02 11:59:14 pm)
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Re: >)
I wen to Korea once. Seoul. It was ... interesting. I was hanging a p!ss at the urinals when one of the cleaning ladies walked up to me, bent over and had a good long hard look at Disco Jr. AS I was doing my bizzness there!!

"Ummm ... hello? An'yo?"

She just looked, smiled, and walked off - continuing her demented-yet-merry existance. Errr .. riiiiiiiiiight. I'll try to put up a photo of me in Kankoku maybe.

Kitano
manipulator of the Virus
(8/29/02 10:07:59 am)
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Re: >)
Wow! That's... sense of duty, man!

I envy you. I wish I had the opportunity to travel more. I'd like to visit Asia someday, and get in touch with some really different people and cultures, I think life is a little pointless if someone lives it without getting the widest possible view of the world. That helps a lot building our personality and making us better human beings, I think.

Of course, considering that you already are something of a human being.0]

Huw Lines
manipulator of the Virus
(8/30/02 3:59:02 am)
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Re: >)
Disco -
The Ghost Month begins on the first day of the seventh (lunar) month. It doesn't correspond exactly with the Western calendar; this year it was around August 8th I think. On that day the Gates of Hell are supposedly opened and the spirits of the dead are free to wander among the living. People are very, very careful around this time, and many things are taboo (marriage, new business ventures, etc.). There are lots of customs relating to placating the spirits - offering them food, burning paper money ('hell money') and so on. There is a huge festival on the 15th day of the month including parades of gods (actually costumed performers on stilts), incense and hell money burning, and often 'performances' by one or more 'dang-ki' (Chinese trance-mediums) who are supposed to be possessed by spirits or deities and generally prance about slashing themselves on the chest and tongue and flogging their backs with spiked whips....it's a lot of fun;)
In the evening there is a feast for the ghostly ancestors: food and drink (often incredibly expensive stuff) is laid out, and the family will wait a while for the 'guests' to eat their fill, then join in the meal themselves.

From what I've read and heard on the subject, Chinese ghosts can take many forms. Sometimes they just look like their live selves, just paler...and sometimes they look really grotesque with eyes bulging and black tongue lolling evilly. I've seen pictures of ghosts that look very much like Sadako, with long white gowns and long black hair. Another common theme in Chinese folklore is for the ghost of a dead woman to come back in a beautiful, bewitching young maiden, and seduce an unfortunate victim (usually a young scholar). A Taoist priest usually comes to the rescue and saves the infatuated victim by revealing the true nature of the temptress...who then turns into an animal (usually a fox) or a rotting corpse.

And then of course there are the hopping vampire-zombies...but I'll have to write about them another time, I'm tired;)






ring rasen loop
Administrator, Ring guru
(8/30/02 6:10:23 am)
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Re: >)
I saw a movie once about the hopping vampire zombies. There was a series of them that showed (dubbed) on Japanese TV. Strange stuff...


j.

Disco Supafly
the chosen infected
(8/30/02 7:37:07 am)
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Hmmmm ... interesting "tradition"!! BUSTED!
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Another common theme in Chinese folklore is for the ghost of a dead woman to come back in a beautiful, bewitching young maiden, and seduce an unfortunate victim (usually a young scholar). A Taoist priest usually comes to the rescue and saves the infatuated victim by revealing the true nature of the temptress...


Yeah, yeah. Tradition. Sure. More like you've been watching "Erotic Ghost Story", buddy!!! Don't try and deny it!! :lol



... not that there's anything wrong with that ..

NadareLJ
manipulator of the Virus
(8/30/02 9:15:15 am)
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Re: Hmmmm ... interesting "tradition"!! BUSTED!
When I was a small kid, I used to really like the hopping zombie shows. They never scared me and I thought they were really funny... But now these shows are slwoly dying out, after the demise of Mao Xiao Fang, the actor's name in the show... Dunno his real name.
Does it sound familiar to you, Huw Lines?

--Nadare no Honou--

Nazo no Petenshi
Sadako slave
(8/30/02 9:49:54 am)
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Re: Hmmmm ... interesting "tradition"!! BUSTED!
I remember watching a few exellent kung-fu Chinese vampire movies where their faces were always blue and they hopped about. The best one by far was a movie called "Mr Vampire", about .. wait for it ... a vampire hunter.

He had two stupid-@ss assistants too, and one of them got bitten by the vampire, and had to dance on top of sticky rice all night to stop the "poison" from the bite spreading (thus making him a vampire too). And there was this one bit that was oth scary and extremely funny too! Ya see, hopping va,pires find people by smelling their breath, so if you hide and don't breathe, chances are you can get away. But that ain't so easy ...
So there was this one stupid assistant hiding in the closet from the vampire, but he REALLY needed to breathe! So he breathed through a long bamboo pole where the vampire would attack the end of it and wacked the guy's mouth in doing so!

Does anyone else know about "Mr Vampire"? It's a classic. You should watch it!

Huw Lines
manipulator of the Virus
(8/30/02 10:36:40 am)
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Re: Hmmmm ... interesting "tradition"!! BUSTED!
Dammit, Disco...you've rumbled me. And I thought I was fooling you all with that student of Chinese folklore act....

But honestly, most of my info comes from reading Liao-zhai, a famous 17th century collection of ghostly tales by Pu Sung-ling. This book was actually the source of both Erotic Ghost Story (which I haven't seen - yet!) and A Chinese Ghost Story, not to mention countless TV shows.

NadarelJ - I can't remember the actor you mentioned right now but I may well have seen him if the show was on TV here.

I remember Mr. Vampire (Jiangshr Syiensheng) and all those sequels and imitations it spawned well. They were really popular in the mid-to-late 80's. (There was even one with breakdancing zombies in it!) I enjoyed them - not really scary but enjoyable in an Evil Dead 2 sort of way. Sammo Hung (Hung Jin-bao) was great in those movies - I've never seen anyone so, ah, plump, move so gracefully!

Has anyone seen the Hammer film from the early 70's called The Legend of the Seven Golden Vampires? It was also called The Seven Brothers Meet Dracula, and starred Peter Cushing. It was a sort of hybrid horror/kung fu movie set in China, where Professor Van Helsing journeys to do battle with Count Dracula and....the Seven Golden Vampires! I watched it a few years ago and remember that it too had hopping vampires - it was very weird....

I think you can get it on DVD from Anchor Bay, if anybone's interested.

Huw Lines
manipulator of the Virus
(8/30/02 10:42:07 am)
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Re: Hmmmm ... interesting "tradition"!! BUSTED!
Damn, all this reminiscing about old horror movies has finally taken its toll on my brain - I meant 'anyone' of course, not 'anyBONE'....

ChaosVirus666God
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(8/31/02 5:55:22 am)
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Re: Hmmmm ... interesting "tradition"!! BUSTED!
I am going to hunt ya down disco in japan!!!!
But that is when I finish school and learn japaniese and get the huge amount of money required to go to this anime school in tokyo, I think the name is Yoyogi Animation Gakuin , and it is the BEST anime school in the world.

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