You are viewing steamfashion

Previous Entry | Next Entry

Japanese Scientist

 
I considered this picture to be exquisite and a much better use of japan's time than war crimes and hentai :)

Comments

( 35 comments — Leave a comment )
tagancalera
May. 27th, 2008 02:26 am (UTC)
What about hentai? (see the icon)
shipchan
May. 27th, 2008 06:29 am (UTC)
Dude, heart the lovecraft icon. It's so true. XD
hazelwolf777
May. 27th, 2008 10:36 am (UTC)
Haha. Nice icon, i like it :D. To be honest I was just being facetious, i could have chosen any element of japanese pseudo pop-culture; Pokemon, insane gameshows, pocky, whale hunting.

Actually the whale hunting is something i would be serious about
renfield286
May. 27th, 2008 11:11 am (UTC)
<3 your icon.
i loled

-=R286=-
__uptight
May. 27th, 2008 02:45 am (UTC)
nothing is a better use of time than hentai. nothing.
fairyarmadillo
May. 27th, 2008 03:03 am (UTC)
Lovely picture, but a bit of a horrible thing to say.
lizreay
May. 27th, 2008 04:20 am (UTC)
Gotta agree here.
kimi_chan
May. 27th, 2008 05:01 am (UTC)
I'm thirding this. That last bit was pretty unnecessarily offensive.
ankoku_jin
May. 27th, 2008 05:32 am (UTC)
I must agree. Kind of like saying, "Here's a great picture of a Difference Engine. Much better use of England's time than strapping Hindus to cannons*, eh?"

It might be true, but it's irrelevant to the subject, and in quite astonishingly bad taste.

Yes, they did.
cybik
May. 27th, 2008 08:06 am (UTC)
It was Britain, not England. There is a difference.


And hey, we invented the concentration camp, too. The British Empire was rather unpleasant.
in_da_lifeworld
May. 27th, 2008 08:35 pm (UTC)
any country would be better off making cool robots than engaging in massacres
dissociate
May. 27th, 2008 11:12 pm (UTC)
Oh, well put!

It's a bit rather like:

"A picture of an Asian-looking guy!

Let's see what comes to mind first that has nothing to do with it! 8D"
hazelwolf777
May. 28th, 2008 12:53 am (UTC)
Oh come now, I'd rather like to think it has something to do with it based on the era at which it appears to be set and the zeitgeist of such times in Showa era Japan. I admit my little throwaway comment clearly was in some bad taste and has clearly hit some nerve in a few people but surely we can allow a bit of black humour.
For pity's sake it's steam punk, abuses of human rights are built into the very essence of the industrial revolution, something definitely pioneered in all its dirty slum-housing glory by Great Britain :P
cybik
May. 27th, 2008 08:07 am (UTC)
Yeah, absolutely.
(Deleted comment)
tagancalera
May. 27th, 2008 05:07 am (UTC)
Cyberman?
hatofhornigold
May. 27th, 2008 05:12 am (UTC)
That might be the best icon I have ever seen. It might be the best THING I have ever seen, period. Although is that Tom Baker for the "little Doctor?" That dude was anything but little. He is, in fact, so gangly as to be made of gangle. Ahem, but we digress.
renfield286
May. 27th, 2008 11:13 am (UTC)
theres a picure of steampunk cyberman on the doctor whom LJ group.

-=R286=-
its quite spiffy
hatofhornigold
May. 27th, 2008 05:01 am (UTC)
I'm loving the automaton's platform boots. (And I don't think the "horrible" comment was meant in anything but jest. I laughed.)
tagancalera
May. 27th, 2008 05:07 am (UTC)
That's how I took it.
hazelwolf777
May. 27th, 2008 10:23 am (UTC)
Indeed, i didn't mean it maliciously :)
fleacircus
May. 27th, 2008 05:11 am (UTC)
that is so cool
bigme
May. 27th, 2008 07:22 am (UTC)
I want that robot! :)
hannahsarah
May. 27th, 2008 07:48 am (UTC)
Fascinating! Approximately what year was that picture taken?
hazelwolf777
May. 27th, 2008 10:27 am (UTC)
I've no idea if it's a mock-up or genuine. Unfortunately i just found it on google so i don't know the source :(
renfield286
May. 27th, 2008 11:14 am (UTC)
gotta love google.

-=R286=-
dave_iii
May. 27th, 2008 12:27 pm (UTC)
I want to believe it's a modern, very well made, mock-up. The idea of a Japanese Steampunk contingent smacks of all kinds of awesome.
magimisto
May. 27th, 2008 03:16 pm (UTC)
Uhm... your icon is a flying toaster. This means that you are made of win. *stares then starts laughing* Does anyone else remember that old flying toaster screensaver?
dave_iii
May. 27th, 2008 06:02 pm (UTC)
A few... I was able impress someone by quoting the Flying Toaster song a few months back.
queenoffantasy
May. 27th, 2008 08:43 am (UTC)
that is so awesome o.0
magimisto
May. 27th, 2008 03:19 pm (UTC)
It's a lovely photograph. Whether legitimately old or beautifully edited new, I simply adore it.
mystae
May. 27th, 2008 03:21 pm (UTC)
AWESOME!
(Anonymous)
May. 28th, 2008 04:41 pm (UTC)
Wow. What an incredibly racist comment.
hazelwolf777
May. 29th, 2008 12:38 am (UTC)
No, i was merely being cutting. This would be a racist comment: "Ching Chong Nip Nong Fong, We arr rook same"
...which in the context of the picture would actually be quite funny if still offensive :P

*sigh* look could people stop highhlighting my fairly weak attempt at some tongue in cheak dark humour, the fact is this picture is simply awesome.
It's a wonderful retro nod towards the roots of japanese mecha and the extraordinary advances in the robotics industry they have provided for the world.
it just looks so real, that's the best part :)
elepski
Jun. 8th, 2008 11:32 pm (UTC)
Nice....
But what will it do?... heh
hazelwolf777
Jun. 9th, 2008 09:14 pm (UTC)
Re: Nice....
i'd like to say...stacking the top shelves at Grocery Emporiums :P
( 35 comments — Leave a comment )

Latest Month

May 2014
S M T W T F S
    123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031

Tags

Powered by LiveJournal.com
Designed by Tiffany Chow