A Few Words from a Book by Harry Harrison

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“When girls head for the stars, they are clad in bikinis, or skintight bathing suits made of cellophane or some other flexible and transparent substance. Even when they get out of their space gear they sport bare legs and bared midriffs. So who is it that would like to look at girls with very little clothes on? Why boys of course.”

Paraphrased from a segment of the book MECHANISMO (1978) in which the author, Harry Harrison, discusses the reason for the differences between the space gear worn by girls and boys in the old space opera pulps.

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What If Sazae Was a Modern-day High Schooler?

Nissin has released a third commercial as part of the 2017 “Youth” advertising campaign for their “Cup Noodle” product. This one features the titular character from the classic Japanese comic strip Sazae-san (and the cartoon based thereof), which was created by Machiko Hasegawa way back in 1946. Ms Hasegawa is known for being the first female professional comic artist in Japan.

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New Live Action Trailer for “Star Wars Battlefront II” Released!

Star Wars Battlefront II was launched yesterday and there has been no shortage of drama surrounding it. Being a big Star Wars fan, I was interested in it at first (as was the case with its predecessor) but the truth is I’m not really into MMORPGs. And then when the micro-transactions kerfuffle started, I pretty much tuned out. However, I have to say that coming across this live action Playstation trailer for Star Wars Battlefront II, entitled Rivalry, which was released a few days ago, was a pleasant surprise.

In only a couple of minutes, it manages to tell an enthralling tale of the rivalry between two young but passionate Star Wars fans: a boy who adores the Rebels and a girl who admires the Empire. As they grow up, their rivalry becomes more intense and eventually, ridiculously fantastical, but altogether it’s a thoroughly entertaining little clip. One thing I noted, though, is that the rivalry is apparently instigated by the Rebel boy, who seems to take a bit too much delight in destroying a TIE fighter piñata. In other words, the Rebel boy is the bad guy.😁

If you’re a fan of Star Wars, this trailer for Star Wars Battlefront II is definitely worth checking out. Till next time, au revoir, arrivederci and may the force be with you!😊

 

“DEAD OR ALIVE Xtreme Venus Vacation” Released!

DEAD OR ALIVE Xtreme Venus Vacation was released today (November 15), but you can only play it if you either live on Japan or have access to a Japanese VPN. This is because Xtreme Venus Vacation is an online game being released by DMM GAMES, and as far as I am aware, their games are region-locked.

 

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