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There are anime freaks, and then there are just plain freaks

Candy Girl

Ok. I’ve seen it all. I thought I’d seen it all after I saw the Real Doll, but this abso-fucking-lutely takes the cake. Yes, that’s a sex doll.

You know, I’d thought years ago that some sicko would make an anime real doll. I mean, it made perfect sense. I admit, anime and manga have more than their fair share of hand-drawn hotness. Just look at the work of Ken Akamatsu (Love Hina), and the sleek hotness of the Major in Masamune Shirow’s Ghost in the Shell. And let’s not forget the amazing wunderkinder at Square Enix who brought us the uber-sexed up version of Tifa Lockheart in FF7: Advent Children. But come on, guys. This one doesn’t look a day older than 12!

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Wooden hopes

Wooden Hopes
Originally uploaded by tajheuer

I’m really just testing the blogging function from my Flickr account. This is actually an old photo from around 2004, if I’m not mistaken. It’s was taken in one of the shrines / temples in Kyoto. People make an offering and write their prayers on these wooden plaques and leave them at a special prayer wall. Someone had left a little silver trinket, perhaps as an offering. It seemed poetic to me, and beautifully naive; like the prayer of a child.

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