But a far fairer world encompassing.
Unpin that spangled breastplate, which you wear
That th’eyes of busy fools may be stopped there:
Unlace yourself, for that harmonious chime
Tells me from you that now it is bed time.
From “Elegy XIX: To His Mistress Going to Bed” by John Donne.
Yet hours after a magazine published photographs of her leaving his home last month, Minegishi, a member of the wildly popular girl band AKB48, went on to YouTube to issue a tearful apology.
“As a senior member of the group, it is my responsibility to be a role model for younger members,” she said, before ending the four-minute mea culpa with a deep, lingering bow.
The most striking thing about her apology, however, was her appearance. She had shaved her head, a traditional act of contrition in Japan, but perhaps a step too far for a 20-year-old woman whose “crime” was to have found herself a boyfriend – 19-year-old Alan Shirahama, a dancer in a boyband.
A) It’s all bullshitty publicity-seeking overdramatic nonsense.
B) If she was gay and forced to apologize thusly, SHIT WOULD BE HITTING THE FAN.
Personally I think if she’s a role model for the younger AKB48 members, she should stand up to her sadistic corporate overlords for requiring such unnatural behavior. SEX IS A GOOD AND NATURAL THING.
hitman: absolution | square enix (2012)
Hitman:Abs’s greatest failing is that it forces a story on the character, rather than relying on situations. The character is paper-thin. And the story is a bunch of cutscenes.
I really liked Hitman 2 & 3 & 4 (4 was Blood Money, right?), but I found this fifth installment to be too crowded and too limiting, and so every mission devolved into a MASSIVE SHOOTOUT.
I regularly killed everybody. (“Who?” “EV-RY-BO-DDYYYY!!!”) That’s not Hitman.
The killin’ was fun, but not tense. The cover system was handy, but the keys were a little annoying, and I often had to look down and check which button to hit (rather than it being natural and fluid).
Also, Spike from Cowboy Bebop is in this game! A LOT!
I dunno, it’s a good game, and with patience I suppose it could be what the best of the franchise offers, but for me, I wish I had waited to buy it at half price in a few months.
Favorite map: the cornfield. Not for the leather-clad killer sex nuns, but for the free roamin’ sneak and pounce design.
According to the site, you can:
- Sleep in his arms
- Go out for a date (all costs must be borne by the client)
- Have him clean for you (Simple cleaning tasks like vacuuming, etc., so long as it’s nothing discomforting)
- Eat together at a restaurant (all costs must be borne by the client)
- Have him cook for you (ingredients must be prepared by the client)
And here’s what clients are forbidden from doing:
- Touching his genitals or reaching under his clothes
- Taking a shower or bath together
- Kissing or other intimate contact not specified in the service outline
- Anything that would sexually arouse him
- Contacting him in private without the permission of Soine-ya Prime
- Hidden photography, wiretapping, etc.
And yet Japan’s birthrate continues to decline!?! [/sarcasm]