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Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Trainergarten? Kindrostation?

Somehow it is easy to write a post once someone else has already broken the ice. Thanks Jonesy.

Take a gander, if you will (which you will), at this creation/comic/I don't know what. Really, I don't know. It is a micro version of set 4554. Well not micro exactly, as it still has minifigs. Chibi-scale? Condensed? Cute-ified?

Anyway, the bizarre part starts when the little micro-chibi-cute train is introduced. It seems to be able to talk (in some asiatic language, by my guess). It talks to a girl, then some other trains, then a train car, which it pals up with (mates?). Then the girl talks and she is mad or something, I can't quite tell what those teardrop shapes mean. I think I read somewhere that in anime it means "exhausted" or something. Maybe there is some anime nerd who reads this who knows (Jonesy?)

So the trains (I assume) speak back to her, also mad-exhausted (unless the lines mean simply noise or yelling or shouting...). A question is raised and the little train engine also can show emotion (hey it can talk, why not) and that is the end.

Some cute building, but still: "Whaaaaa??????"


Blogger jonesy said...

So that's Korean the text is in. The language isn't offered at my school, or I probably would have taken it and as such have been able to maybe get a general idea what's going on in these pictures. Anyone who knows some Korean want to clue us in?

Furthermore, the term "asiatic" is antiquated and bordering on offensive. I'm not saying you need to agonize over every word you post like I do, but you should be more careful with your language choices and not willy-nilly use any unusual (or, I cringe to think, "exotic") word that strikes your fancy.

Finally, you fail at visual language. Did you have a childhood bereft of comic books? I'm sorry to say, but your blogging apprenticeship may need to be extended after all, Kevoh.

1/11/2006 3:48 AM

Anonymous psalamanazar said...

my korean is pretty basic, but she is saying "hurry up (come here) or i'm going to...." to whom, i don't know.
and jonesy, my girlfriend's last name is jones and she finds the moniker "jonesy" to be antiquated and bordering on offensive. mainly because it sucks. blogs are for personal expression, even if they offend occassionally. there's nothing wrong with asiatic, korea is in asia you know.

1/11/2006 9:58 PM

Blogger jonesy said...

Sure, but what I really want to know is what the train says. You're gung-ho about reading comments, but don't click the link? You seem too stupid to have come from O-T/D, so are you a garden-variety troll, or are you one of the Youth and Palm Tree Brigade?

Webster's agrees with me about "asiatic", so I'll trust them over someone clinging to anonymity. Also, why should I give a shit about offending your equally anonymous girlfriend? I expect better of my readers, and am rather disappointed by your flaccid debate skills.

1/12/2006 3:35 AM

Anonymous Lukas W.P. said...

To leave a comment that actually has something to do with the link Kevoh posted...The little "water-drops" are kind of a term for embarrassment and exclamation. Like, making a panicked response to a question you don't know the answer to. Plus, the photos fit the cuteness of it all nicely.

1/12/2006 6:18 PM

Blogger Ashley said...

How did a potentially hilarious romp through Korean trainyards turn into world war IV? (Or V, Or VI, or whichever one we're on this week. Admitedly, I don't watch the news.

Can't we all just, as they say, 'get along?'

psalamanazar- I quite fail to see how a spin on a fairly common American name is in any way antiquated. I think the word your girlfriend (read: 'sister,') was looking for might have been 'trite,' or perhaps even 'hackneyed.' I think its a bit sad that she finds it offensive. Jonesy can't really help his lineage, nor can she.

Jonesy, your psudeonym is bromidic at best, and apparently (to certain parties, at any rate,) just downright reprehensible. (You rat bastard, you.)

Oh yes. Also: According to my various Chinese housemates, 'Asian' is the PC word to use. As 'asiatic' is a derivative thereof, you're probably all right on that front as well.

1/18/2006 4:21 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where do you people come from? Such mindless,claptrap!!!

1/18/2006 12:43 PM


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