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Re: Is anyone else scared of people finding out about your liking IM@S?
« Reply #75 on: June 01, 2012, 05:45:50 am »
A lot of posters here are in high school, where social pressure is an actual concern.  It can be tough to deal with the same people every day when you are jammed together for no real reason.


I do as I like, but I never share my likes with my coworkers- I prefer to think of them as workers instead of individuals, and I'm sure they feel the same way.

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Re: Is anyone else scared of people finding out about your liking IM@S?
« Reply #76 on: June 01, 2012, 06:28:05 am »
I think it would be social suicide.
My parents know that I listen to Japanese pop music, but I don't think they know about iDOLM@STERS. I am sure no one I know nor anyone I ever meet will know about it, but I still desperately hide it, except from a few times bringing it up around close friends... I wish I knew someone personally I could confide my love of iM@S too, but I guess you guys are all I got xP

I'm very much scared of someone who doesn't understand it finding out, but I'll take that risk and keep rocking math class to CHANGE!!
Kinda the same situation for me too, but hang in there bro! :)

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Re: Is anyone else scared of people finding out about your liking IM@S?
« Reply #77 on: June 02, 2012, 04:51:31 am »
You sound like Kirino from Oreimo!!
Just relax...there's nothing to be ashamed of...it's not like you're doing anything illegal. ^^

It might be illegal if he's in Sweden or Canada or Australia or England, depending on which judge/prosecutor/"activists"/thoughtpolice are on the case or become aware of certain facts and how they decide to act depending on those observations.

I think it was Sweden that banned DoA: Xtreme Beach Volleyball for Kasumi being under 18 even though she looks 28? And Canada like many European nations have draconian 1984-style restrictions on free-speech/art/expression that may even be applied to something as generally harmless as IMAS. Anyway Bro, as the others have posted this is a secret coven where we worship these idols so feel free to indulge in your deviant imagination as you wish for you are among depraved fellows here bwahaha
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Re: Is anyone else scared of people finding out about your liking IM@S?
« Reply #78 on: June 07, 2012, 04:15:27 am »
It's not like I'm playing Gravure (Which for some reason I think is a synonym for Depravity I don't know why) 4 You or anything!! D:

Wow... could it be illegal? I'm certainly Canadian... How strange.

But yeah, as you said, I think the only way that could happen is if it's some weird free-expression restriction, considering how tame iM@S is compared to something much more... eehh...
 I just won't do any weird Touch events with Ami or Mami >_>

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and I appreciate all the support here! You're all very nice people and that's why I was so relived to find this community where I can confide in things like this and really just gush about my favoritest thing ever.
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Re: Is anyone else scared of people finding out about your liking IM@S?
« Reply #79 on: June 07, 2012, 06:36:29 am »
It might be illegal if he's in Sweden or Canada or Australia or England, depending on which judge/prosecutor/"activists"/thoughtpolice are on the case or become aware of certain facts and how they decide to act depending on those observations.

I think it was Sweden that banned DoA: Xtreme Beach Volleyball for Kasumi being under 18 even though she looks 28? And Canada like many European nations have draconian 1984-style restrictions on free-speech/art/expression that may even be applied to something as generally harmless as IMAS. Anyway Bro, as the others have posted this is a secret coven where we worship these idols so feel free to indulge in your deviant imagination as you wish for you are among depraved fellows here bwahaha

I know that Australia did something like banning porn with a-cup breasts to help stop child pornography, but Canada?

As a Canadian, I would very much like to know if you have any examples of arrests or restrictions based on any sort of activity similar to iM@S or something.

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Re: Is anyone else scared of people finding out about your liking IM@S?
« Reply #80 on: June 07, 2012, 03:01:58 pm »
I know that Australia did something like banning porn with a-cup breasts to help stop child pornography, but Canada?

As a Canadian, I would very much like to know if you have any examples of arrests or restrictions based on any sort of activity similar to iM@S or something.

wasn't there some Canadian lawyer arrested at an airport once for having Anime/manga images of girls on his laptop? =\

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Re: Is anyone else scared of people finding out about your liking IM@S?
« Reply #81 on: June 07, 2012, 04:01:31 pm »
Scared? Not really. Kinda depends on some stuff.

At home, my family knows I'm into games. Big time. Been playing them all my life, I went to school and got a degree in game design, and for a time I worked for Electronic Arts. (Currently no longer working in the game field, but I'm hoping to transition back.) It's no surprise to them that, given my love for games, I'm into some pretty niche stuff. Imports kinda weird them out since I don't speak Japanese. My recent rush over the last few months to import a bunch of iM@S games (seven of them, as well as a few other JP games like Toradora Portable and Saki Portable) had them asking all the sarcastic questions like "Have you learned Japanese yet?" or "Do you know what they're saying yet?", or the occassional comments like "How do you even know what you're doing?" or "How did you even find out about this?", but otherwise they don't care much.

At work I'm using a generic iM@S wallpaper (black Project-iM@S logo on a white background, very basic and low-key) and so far no one's asked about it. If anyone does, I'll just say it's from a game, but I really hope they don't dig further than that. It would be really awkward to explain. Would I be scared? No. Would I be embarrassed? Probably. But that's only if it happens and I'm happy having the background in the mean time.

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Re: Is anyone else scared of people finding out about your liking IM@S?
« Reply #82 on: June 07, 2012, 06:11:45 pm »
"Have you learned Japanese yet?" or "Do you know what they're saying yet?"

Similar here. But you know what I learned a lot of Japanese from playing The iDOLM@STER.
I've learned a lot of kanji from the interface and I've actually memorized some of the prefectures by now in kanji so you shouldn't take comments like that too harshly. ^^

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Re: Is anyone else scared of people finding out about your liking IM@S?
« Reply #83 on: June 07, 2012, 08:36:06 pm »
wasn't there some Canadian lawyer arrested at an airport once for having Anime/manga images of girls on his laptop? =\


I really don't know. I'm not the best at staying on top of news, so a lot of stories fly right past me.

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Re: Is anyone else scared of people finding out about your liking IM@S?
« Reply #84 on: June 08, 2012, 05:56:23 am »
Similar here. But you know what I learned a lot of Japanese from playing The iDOLM@STER.
I've learned a lot of kanji from the interface and I've actually memorized some of the prefectures by now in kanji so you shouldn't take comments like that too harshly. ^^

Really? I did this test probably a dozen times, got to about 90%, and then just gave up on it, even natives of any country will generally know only the most well-known of the provinces/state in their country so there's no point in my memorizing all of them. Besides, now that I've played Shogun 2 I keep thinking of provinces that no longer exist like Iga (-> Mie) and screwing up Echigo with modern day Niigata etc.

Try it out:
http://www.purposegames.com/game/modern-japanese-prefectures-quiz

Also, I won't ever screw up the location Niigata again now that I'm just about done reading this online book:
http://www.rcrinc.com/tanaka/index.html

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Re: Is anyone else scared of people finding out about your liking IM@S?
« Reply #85 on: June 08, 2012, 05:57:39 am »
Really? I did this test probably a dozen times, got to about 90%, and then just gave up on it, even natives of any country will generally know only the most well-known of the provinces/state in their country so there's no point in my memorizing all of them. Besides, now that I've played Shogun 2 I keep thinking of provinces that no longer exist like Iga (-> Mie) and screwing up Echigo with modern day Niigata etc.

Try it out:
http://www.purposegames.com/game/modern-japanese-prefectures-quiz

Not ready...lady for that yet!! ^^;; All I know are the really obvious ones.

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Re: Is anyone else scared of people finding out about your liking IM@S?
« Reply #86 on: June 08, 2012, 05:59:00 am »
Not ready...lady for that yet!! ^^;; All I know are the really obvious ones.

But all the names are in English letters :O

When I started I didn't know more like than 5 of them but just click around until you get a feel for it and soon you'll be remembering! Also I used shape and sizes (the bottom right triangle is X) to help remember. Don't be afraid to reach for the stars! They are waiting for us!

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Re: Is anyone else scared of people finding out about your liking IM@S?
« Reply #87 on: June 08, 2012, 06:22:28 am »
But all the names are in English letters :O

When I started I didn't know more like than 5 of them but just click around until you get a feel for it and soon you'll be remembering! Also I used shape and sizes (the bottom right triangle is X) to help remember. Don't be afraid to reach for the stars! They are waiting for us!

That's a cool game. I suck at national geography outside of Canada and the USA, and I've always kind of wanted to know the different prefectures, so this is helpful. Thanks.

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Re: Is anyone else scared of people finding out about your liking IM@S?
« Reply #88 on: June 08, 2012, 11:05:28 pm »
I can't say I'm technically scared of anyone finding out.

My mom knows I'm into anime and Japanese music, so she understands. I'm careful of who might see me watching it, though. Some of my friends and a few adults I know would sit down and watch it with me, while others would question and accuse me of being a perv. I've gotten people hooked on it who didn't like it at first, but that's like a bonus on the side. ;)

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Re: Is anyone else scared of people finding out about your liking IM@S?
« Reply #89 on: June 08, 2012, 11:30:00 pm »
I can't say I'm technically scared of anyone finding out.

My mom knows I'm into anime and Japanese music, so she understands. I'm careful of who might see me watching it, though. Some of my friends and a few adults I know would sit down and watch it with me, while others would question and accuse me of being a perv. I've gotten people hooked on it who didn't like it at first, but that's like a bonus on the side. ;)

Don't you feel like a pusher? An agent of darkness, spreading deviancy and discord among your community? One of Satan's titles after all, is "Prince of the East".

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