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A Betrayal of (Our) Words; or, Our Monstrous Penguinlike Love Child: A Real Colloquium by Bitmap and 2DT, on the Subject of Otaku Terminology, Part Two

Continued from Part One.

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I can’t imagine how, but it’s working again! After a bit of messing around, that is. Hopefully I’m not discovered this time. That being said, it looks like this conversation ends with this, so enjoy the conclusion!

<From: Bitmap>
<To: 2DT>
<Subject: The Sales God Only Knows>

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A Betrayal of (Our) Words; or, Our Monstrous Penguinlike Love Child: A Real Colloquium by Bitmap and 2DT, on the Subject of Otaku Terminology, Part One

(Transmission)

I intercepted their mail and got this.
It wasn’t easy, but it may prove enlightening.
Enjoy.

PS: Christ, anime bloggers… Can you believe they actually talk like this?

<From: 2DT>
<To: Bitmap>
<Subject: Real-juu should just explode>

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Guest Colloquium: The Idolm@ster Episode 1

a guest post by: 2-DT and Yi

2DT:  Idols in Japan are tautologies of fame.  Sure, sometimes they sing and dance, or do seiyuu work (Apparently Nakagawa Shouko’s star ascended through the sheer digital weight of her obsessive blogging–  not a bad feat, that).  But in the end, we mustn’t forget that they’re famous because they’re famous.  They’re propelled mostly by personality, and by the dreams that those personalities sell.  I’m talking about some very lonely dreams, of course.

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