All girls are traps

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Re: All girls are traps

Post by Bara » Sat Jul 18, 2009 8:49 pm

toast wrote:Speaking of traps, does reverse trap make me gay?
Asking this question on an internet forum means the answer is ... probably. :lol:

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Re: All girls are traps

Post by Deimos » Sun Jul 19, 2009 4:07 am

toast wrote:Speaking of traps, does reverse trap make me gay?
From the perspective of a homesexual - if you are dating them - defintively yes!!!

Or in Kenji's case it is making you legally blind.

Or are you by any chance talking about being one? :shock:
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Re: All girls are traps

Post by Juno » Sun Jul 19, 2009 10:38 am

Courage Wolf has something to say on this subject.

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Re: All girls are traps

Post by Xaphan » Mon Jul 20, 2009 12:24 am

Pssh, women have no idea how easy they could control us... I'm, I'm just going to leave it to that just because I don't want to give them any ideas. (IF there are women who are on this sight that is.)
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Re: All girls are traps

Post by Warwick » Tue Jul 21, 2009 12:28 pm

You know, I realized something. If The Glass Menagerie was done into a Japanese style anime, Laura would be considered moe for her shyness. Just goes to show how distanced from reality anime character tropes are.
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Re: All girls are traps

Post by Bara » Tue Jul 21, 2009 4:28 pm

Warwick wrote:Just goes to show how distanced from reality anime character tropes are.
Naw! Say it ain't so! Anime does not equal reality! Arrrrgggh! :wink:

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Re: All girls are traps

Post by Warwick » Tue Jul 21, 2009 4:56 pm

Of course not, but it brings up this dichotomy in what you find attractive in anime and what you find attractive in real life. Take me, for example. I adore a good tsundere, but it's likely that if I ever met one in real life I'd label her as a bitch immediately and want nothing to do with her. Judgement values from either side do not commute well, that's all I'm saying. I make no attempt to say that we should take what we learn from anime/games and apply them to real life.

EDIT: Though I contend that the reason why tsunderes are popular in anime is because we are the omniscient audience and can appreciate the dere side, and so we can stand the more annoying tsun side because of the expected payoff eventually.
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Re: All girls are traps

Post by Malinor » Tue Jul 21, 2009 6:53 pm

And I contend that anime characters are usually made to be complete extreme and over the top solely for the purpose of making them easier to identify with. There are characters who show tsundere traits, but most would not label them as such because they are not completely ridiculous about it.

Off the top of my head, I'd say Holo shows several tsundere characteristics, but in a (at least marginally) realistic fashion.
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Re: All girls are traps

Post by Warwick » Tue Jul 21, 2009 11:15 pm

Horo (I'm sticking with it out of personal preference) is a hard one to label because she's purposefully playing up the tsun side (or moe moe, or whatever side, really) to be manipulative. I sorta classified her as a Kuudere (and it appears that TvTropes agrees with me) in that sense, but it's really hard to pigeonhole her.

Oh and Shizune = Horo, so far in my book, anyway, which is partially why I adore her so.
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Re: All girls are traps

Post by Cody8977897 » Wed Jul 22, 2009 6:53 am

Bara wrote:
Warwick wrote:So I'm reading a play called The Glass Menagerie for English class (taking summer classes), and I come across this little bit:

[quote="The Glass Menagerie, Scene 6

AMANDA: All pretty girls are a trap, a pretty trap, and men expect them to be !

[LEGEND: ' A PRETTY TRAP']
Just what does that say about us men who know this and still line up to make damn fools of ourselves over the scheming women. :wink:
It says we have balls to take a challenge...I think. But I will make a fool of myself to gain an interest from a girl. Even if it kills my my gentle heart!
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