Korean Otaku Marries Anime Body Pillow

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will1182:

Onyx Oblivion:

will1182:
His parents must be so proud of him...

His parents are pillows.

Pillow + Pillow = Human?

I must go test this theory. Excuse me.

I meant MAGIC pillows.

Well. So long as he's happy.

I suppose he'll never feel a proper heartbreak. Unless it shrinks in the wash.

Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tN3iNxr2bhk&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5FTJxfV3pc

Oh...hooo boy...cereal everywhere...

On the one hand, holy shit that's sad.

On the other hand it's Fate, so at least he's got taste.

Wow, that's just sad. What else is there to say? Oh I know, why does no one complain when you marry an inanimate object, but lots of people complain when you marry the same sex on the grounds that it's immoral? I'm not gay, I'm just saying.

lucky_sharm:

spartan773:

lucky_sharm:
Think about it, people. Aleast he's never going to have kids of his own in the future. Maybe if more people were into this sort of thing...

then the population would drop drastically and humanity as we know it will end.

We're overpopulated right now, aren't we? Our resources don't seem to be lasting very long at this rate. Besides, no one is forcing anyone to marry any anime body pillows.

which is kind of stupid, apparently it's ok for someone to marry an object, but they see something wrong with gay marriage...

Haseo21:
I may sound like an idiot for saying this but, what is otaku mean?

For all intents and purposes, it's basically the Japanese word for 'geek' or 'nerd', although usually referring specifically to anime/manga fans.

If it counts as a tax deduction I'll marry my toaster.

A Random Reader:
Korean Otaku Marries Anime Body Pillow.

Korean Otaku Marries Anime Body Pillow.


*head explodes*

"You're head asplode!"

But yeah, this is crazy but how are they gonna....you know...do it!?

spartan773:

lucky_sharm:

spartan773:

lucky_sharm:
Think about it, people. Aleast he's never going to have kids of his own in the future. Maybe if more people were into this sort of thing...

then the population would drop drastically and humanity as we know it will end.

We're overpopulated right now, aren't we? Our resources don't seem to be lasting very long at this rate. Besides, no one is forcing anyone to marry any anime body pillows.

which is kind of stupid, apparently it's ok for someone to marry an object, but they see something wrong with gay marriage...

Oh, and don't forget, it's also perfectly okay to order a bride through the mail. So yeah.

dreadedcandiru99:

spartan773:

lucky_sharm:

spartan773:

lucky_sharm:
Think about it, people. Aleast he's never going to have kids of his own in the future. Maybe if more people were into this sort of thing...

then the population would drop drastically and humanity as we know it will end.

We're overpopulated right now, aren't we? Our resources don't seem to be lasting very long at this rate. Besides, no one is forcing anyone to marry any anime body pillows.

which is kind of stupid, apparently it's ok for someone to marry an object, but they see something wrong with gay marriage...

Oh, and don't forget, it's also perfectly okay to order a bride through the mail. So yeah.

apparently people are stupid these days.

oh thats just wrong on so many levels

first thought: seriously wtf?!?!

and this:

nikki191:
oh thats just wrong on so many levels

...
I don't even know what to think about the world now

xavierxenon:
I wish the happy couple all the best and to have a long and happy... what the hell am I saying? He married a fucking pillow!

hahaha word yo

Gamegodtre:
Resist urge to comment
Resist urge to comment
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darn it i just cant resist, does the pillow have a hole?

If it's a Love pillow it better have three....

So if he has a pillow fight?

Would that be spousal abuse?

Dammit people. STOP BEING SO PATHETIC! Marrying your pillow case isn't cool. That's the type of thing which would put you in a looney bin about 10 years ago.

Ahahahahahahaaaa! XD

Oh man. Ohhhh man that's good.

Ok, calming down a bit... I have to wonder... what are the legal benefits of marrying a pillow?

I mean seriously why?

I think Fate Testarossa is only using him to gain South Korean citizenship.

Couldn't find any info on whether this could actually be legal over there or not. I would assume there is nothing legally binding about it, although nothing coming from Korea these days would shock me.

But I did find a story about a robot that officiated a wedding there.

what I wanna know is how this guy gets around copyright/trademarks. After all the character would be a TM of the company, and by marrying it hes saying that its his....
That aside, thats just strange, idk how some people survive as long as they do.

... wtf.

Azazellee:
I think Fate Testarossa is only using him to gain South Korean citizenship.

Absolutely hilarious, I'll include you in the prayers I never say before I go to bed. No, I'm serious, I'll do that this once!

Well, at least it's white and won't show the stains he makes from the honeymoon.

Seriously, a pillow? This is so...strange...that the most epic facepalm ever devised won't do this any justice.

Whatever makes you happy, dude.

DAMMIT MAN, KOREA HAS SOME BEAUTIFUL WOMEN, EVEN OTAKU WOMEN! WTF, WHY SUB FOR THE REAL THING WITH A PILLOW!!!!??????

I've said it before and I'll say it again, I don't understand the human being when I see things like this.

Stranger of Sorts:
Why is it always the Asians?

The pressure thats kept on them from an early age on is much higher, it's only natural that a few snap, i guess.

what..the...fuck? IS THIS PERSON EVEN SANE?!?!

brtshstel:
Well, at least it's white and won't show the stains he makes from the honeymoon.

Seriously, a pillow? This is so...strange...that the most epic facepalm ever devised won't do this any justice.

he could have marrieds a sex pillow (yes those exist and yes I am ashamed of knowing of its existecne)

I have some concerns about this on a lot of levels to be honest. To be frank I think the guy is just out for attention (as was the video game dude) and got his five minutes of fame. Also it's been unclear if the goverment has so far recognized these unions, or if it was just a ceremony, and/if there are american-style marital benefits attached.

That said, I think it establishes a bad precedent. Whether people like it or not I *DO* believe that society needs to follow certain rules to work. I think that marriage and such is a fundemental part of our societal structure that needs to be closely watched and maintained in a general sense.

I look at the entire "gay marriage debate" (which I am not going to re-open seriously) and how people have defended it over a period of time by saying "well hey, it's not like people are going to start marrying animals" and poking fun at such alleged concerns. It is rapidly getting to the point though that we're seeing things moving in that kind of a direction one step at a time. If some guy can marry a pillow, or a non-existant virtual character, why can't he marry another possesion like an animal? We haven't gotten there yet, but this is why this kind of thing is a slippery slope, and one where all jokes aside I think clear lines should be drawn.

Where should that line be drawn? Before people immediatly jump on me and start saying there shouldn't be one at all, consider for example that some guy steals something of yours like a pet, computer, car, or whatever and gets some whack job to marry him to it when such things are recognized. "I'm not a thief, me and his Lamborgini were in love with each other, I didn't steal his car... I eloped with it, and have a marriage certificate to prove it!". Absurd? Well no more absurd in proportion to current situations than the current situations were to say the marriage conventions of 20 years ago before such issues began to become a political aspect in society. Even saying the above should still be theft does ultimatly present a "line" and I think it should be quite a bit further back than that.


I don't think we're quite to the point of seriously discussing robots and AIs, and VIs, but I think that kind of a situation won't be as big a deal as many think when it arrives some day. Mainly because I for one think the whole "robot/machine/AI revolt" schtick is simply paranoid techno-phobia. This gets well off subject and into a whole differant line of reasoning.

I guess overall is what I'm saying is that seeing as we've seen this kind of thing (in the article) twice now, it's rapidly going from being a funny stunt, to outright disturbing. What's more people are going to crave more attention and keep pushing it.

Well, life's officially doomed to nerdiness. If you excuse me im going to go and live with the fishes.

Guys, Rule 34. RULE THIRTY-FOUR

That is all.

Therumancer:
I have some concerns about this on a lot of levels to be honest. To be frank I think the guy is just out for attention (as was the video game dude) and got his five minutes of fame. Also it's been unclear if the goverment has so far recognized these unions, or if it was just a ceremony, and/if there are american-style marital benefits attached.

That said, I think it establishes a bad precedent. Whether people like it or not I *DO* believe that society needs to follow certain rules to work. I think that marriage and such is a fundemental part of our societal structure that needs to be closely watched and maintained in a general sense.

I look at the entire "gay marriage debate" (which I am not going to re-open seriously) and how people have defended it over a period of time by saying "well hey, it's not like people are going to start marrying animals" and poking fun at such alleged concerns. It is rapidly getting to the point though that we're seeing things moving in that kind of a direction one step at a time. If some guy can marry a pillow, or a non-existant virtual character, why can't he marry another possesion like an animal? We haven't gotten there yet, but this is why this kind of thing is a slippery slope, and one where all jokes aside I think clear lines should be drawn.

Where should that line be drawn? Before people immediatly jump on me and start saying there shouldn't be one at all, consider for example that some guy steals something of yours like a pet, computer, car, or whatever and gets some whack job to marry him to it when such things are recognized. "I'm not a thief, me and his Lamborgini were in love with each other, I didn't steal his car... I eloped with it, and have a marriage certificate to prove it!". Absurd? Well no more absurd in proportion to current situations than the current situations were to say the marriage conventions of 20 years ago before such issues began to become a political aspect in society. Even saying the above should still be theft does ultimatly present a "line" and I think it should be quite a bit further back than that.


I don't think we're quite to the point of seriously discussing robots and AIs, and VIs, but I think that kind of a situation won't be as big a deal as many think when it arrives some day. Mainly because I for one think the whole "robot/machine/AI revolt" schtick is simply paranoid techno-phobia. This gets well off subject and into a whole differant line of reasoning.

I guess overall is what I'm saying is that seeing as we've seen this kind of thing (in the article) twice now, it's rapidly going from being a funny stunt, to outright disturbing. What's more people are going to crave more attention and keep pushing it.

Yes, presumably both the bride and groom must be capable of signing for the marriage certificate (exceptions made for physical handicaps such deformities, amputations etc.); which I thought was the case anyway.

......lol

What does her parents think about all this... not his parents, I'm sure his parents are ether really supportive of their son or deeply, deeply disappointed.

I'm just really curious about her parents, the artists that created the character, think about their daughter getting married off to some guy who's sexual orientation towards soft, plush, woven fibers is really... rather quite confusing.

On the other hand, pillows are rather cozy. (Though rather cold.)

This is the exception rather than the rule amongst Asians. I'm Asian and I like only real humans. My roommate's also Asian and she was rather shocked to see this.

The reason why Asians in Japan and Korea have the worst issues with virtual reality, ie marrying games and pillows, is that we happen to have the best games and animes, or things related to graphic and virtual technologies, there. The graphics and toys and things with graphics printed on them is always made in far more exquisite detail than it is elsewhere in teh world.

Also, having a higher population means that we would have a higher nerd population.

I'm sure we would see more of this in other places, ie the US or Europe, if these places offered the same quality of graphics in their entertainment. It's often easier for the socially awkward to escape into an imaginary, beautiful world filled with characters that are far more gorgeous than real people.

And the guy has just ruined his social life. I'm sure my parents would be very disappointed if they caught me dating someone who isn't real.

I'll have to admit that stuff related to these virtual things is a large problem amongst Asians, as I know people who dropped out of middle school or lost their chances of getting into college because of their gaming addictions (and still do nothing except for play computer games 24/7).

Still proud to be Asian, but not proud of these geeks.

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