Beware of the Chlob!

Long time no see, huh? Well, it was too frustrating to post any of the many bad news from Japan. Like the new gouverment which rethinks nuclear energy vice versa again or the fish which burries the needle of the Geiger counters.  And Namazu’s activity went to an rather average level again, so nobody is listening to fair warnings anyway. Today there was a magnitude 6.2 in Japan and a rather disturbing report from Fukushima that proofs that nothing is normal at all, here you go.  Got it? While other kids cosplay elegant Manga/Anime characters, the ones in „the Zone“ actually become the Blob.  But not of the funny burlesque kind shown in the video above. Involuntary couch potatoes, either by house arrest or being afraid of going outside, no matter if there’s nuclear winter or summer. Even more frustrating, gaining fat indoor has no real positive side effect, because „IT“ is in the air, the water, the food, everywhere. What will these kids become in the half life of Caesium? Oversized cysts, half man, half sofa, watching the repetive „March 11 2041: Now it’s really half that worse!“ reports over and over again, munching potatoe chips? The radioactiv Blob is a real double horror feature… it creeps and leaps and glides and slides across the floor right through the kitchen door!

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Far Easter!

It’s not longer the season for Bunny stuff? This cartoon by FriKitty won’t get old that soon:

Translation for the lazy:

„Hi Tewi, where are you from?“

„From Fukushima…“

Well, what looks like usual odd Weebo fan art is actually a Namazu-e in the meaning of a political caricature. Even it’s some kind of an insider gag, the news report which it’s pointing at wasn’t that popular than the Kemonomimi, read it here. Mutant shit happens, but what are the odds for such an event at this timing? Another wicked detail in FriKitty’s cartoon (her comic blog is called „The Girl of Chaos“) is the edible necklace. It’s actually a tradition in Japan to hang little children a carrot around the neck so they have always a healthy snack at hand when they play outside. Which they can’t in the zone around Fukushima where the radiation dosimeter badge replaced the carrot. Not to mention that root vegetables gather radiation from the ground they grow in. And last but not least it’s frowned upon that people say inconvenient truths in Japanese caricatures, to let animals do the talking is the way of the Namazu-e. Using the fable bypass was clever icing on the cake. By the way, I’m planning a Namazu-e contest. Stay tuned and always watch your…

From Saxony with love

Diese Galerie enthält 10 Fotos.

NINJA BEAM! Michaela Aidam would even beat Chuck Norris with her element of suprise, again most unexpected feedback in my mailbox: „Hello again, I’ve been at the bookfair in Leipzig and thought this would be a great place to meet people interested in Japan and introduce the Namazu to a bigger audience. First I prepared… Weiterlesen.

Nice suprise

Today there was a little late, but amazing X-Mas gift in my mailbox:

„Hey there,
I finally finished my version of the Namazu, the Namazu Bavariae and a Christmas Namazu. In October, I travelled Tokyo and met an awesome Taiwnese woman who shows her concern and support for Japan with her own song:

There are still many homeless people and the infrastucture in the Sendai area wasn’t completely rebuilt yet.  It´s sad that none seems to be interested in this theme anymore, thinking of the fact that the nuclear danger isnt under control yet (as far as I know).  As soon as my shirt arrives, Ill take some photos. ;3
Kind regards, Michaela

The name link leads to her own blog… Oh boy, three artworks in a row plus story plus extra content and a promise for more, what a awesome feedback! Thank you so much!