August 30, 2015

A sign of the times

There are a lot of flash games out there for girls, entire web sites dedicated to that function. A lot of the games are dress-ups.

Here's one of the strangest I've encountered: "Pregnant Bride".

Just a few weeks before the happiest day of her life, that when she gives birth to her little bundle of joy, this mommy to be here is getting ready to enjoy the second best day of her life: her wedding day! She's relying on your skills for helping her look ravishing on this special day and for getting the wedding location a superb, dreamlike chic décor look, as well. Enjoy playing one of your future top favorite bride dress up games: Pregnant Bride!

You know, there was a time when this would have been a source of shame.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste in General Entertainment at 12:46 PM | Comments (7) | Add Comment
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1 ...there was a time when this would have been a source of shame.

Not so long ago, adult men writing about japanese cartoons would have been shameful.  Times change.

Posted by: Wonderduck at August 30, 2015 03:25 PM (jGQR+)

2 Guys collecting dolls...

I would have been a noted pervert in my community 30 years ago.

As is, I'm just a noted eccentric...

Still, for the older folks (and I include myself, of course), it can be a bit shocking to realize how normalized something like "Pregnant Bride" really is.  One of my pet hypothesis is that one of the most accurate representations of culture for the up-and-coming generation (i.e. recent young adults) is webcomics.  And in webcomics, everyone has a baby with their loved one before getting married and more than half the cast is homosexual.  I'm not saying, of course, that reflects reality; just what young people want to believe about the lives they lead.

Posted by: Ben at August 31, 2015 06:10 AM (S4UJw)

3 Guys collecting dolls...

Action figures.  They're action figures.

Posted by: Wonderduck at August 31, 2015 03:02 PM (jGQR+)

4 Those are indeed, arguably, action figures.  Most of mine, not so much.

Posted by: Ben at August 31, 2015 05:28 PM (DRaH+)

5 Statues.  "Scales".

Dollfies are dolls.  Creepy, too.

Posted by: Wonderduck at August 31, 2015 08:10 PM (jGQR+)


There was someone whose anime blog I used to follow, and then he got involved in dolfies big time and started posting pictures of his girl. Much too creepy for me; I don't go there anymore.

(I'm sure there are people, fans of USS Clueless, who feel the same way about Chizumatic, but in my case I'm doing it on purpose.)

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at August 31, 2015 08:47 PM (+rSRq)

7 Smithy of Blue Blue Wave is like that. It's not a particularly insightful or hard-hitting anime blog, so you're not missing much if that was him. Also, dolfies ate Chris Fritz, which is a big loss. He had the decency to post them elsewhere, but he stopped blogging at The Pink Sylphide when he's gone into dolfies.

Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at August 31, 2015 09:34 PM (RqRa5)

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