Dear Yurina Kumai,

I see you’ve found the new Hello!Project box set.


Got Cowgirls?

I can’t trace the origin of this NSFW “commercial”. The product is real, but I have just the tiniest little hunch that the video is not authentic.



What’s your social justice super hero name?

[your undiagnosed mental illness]
[The weapon you used at your last peaceful protest]


Dear Japan,

I have a few questions…


(Im)Pure Imagination

Viewing the Honest Trailer for Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (featuring Michael Bolton) reminded me just how creepy the adult-child interactions are in that movie.

That got the song Pure Imagination running through my head, and things went downhill from there…

🎶 🎶 🎶 🎶
Come with me and you’ll see
what it’s like to live by child predation.
What you’ll find in their hearts
is fear, shame, and degradation.

To begin, take a spin
on one of my deviant creations.
Here your sins won’t require expiation.

If you want to do little kids,
I will teach you how to find them.
You can sneak up right behind them,
drag them to your van, then gag and bind them.

There’s a place you can go
to wallow in pure degeneration.
In my lair you’ll be free
to commit atrocities.
🎶 🎶 🎶 🎶

The quiet dignity of Morning Musume

This showed up on Takitumblr today, after being spotted on Twitter. It turns up in a lot of “wacky Japan” roundups going back years, and of course I immediately ID’d the color printer as Miki Fujimoto, a graduate of the Hello!Project School of Fashion. Seriously, who else are you going to hire to dress up like this?

If only it were that easy…

I look forward to the Curry Catgirl flavor.

“Someday, you could just walk past a fez.”

The DoctorNana Asakawa: “Never gonna happen.”


“Need a clue, take a clue,
 got a clue, leave a clue”