Amparo Bertram (spacealien_vamp) wrote,
Amparo Bertram
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So, what are you doing with your life...?

Yesterday, the evening news ran a story about Maid Cafes (cafes where the waitresses dress in maid costumes and address male customers as Goshujin-sama--"Master") and otaku in Osaka. If I had known in advance, I would have taped it. It was interesting to watch.

Earlier I talked about my visit to DenDen Town to buy a camera. Apparently the street Nihonbashi in this area is known as "Otaku Road" due to all the shops that cater to fanboys. Several otaku were interviewed for the report, and it gave an overview of Otaku Road, why girls in maid uniforms are popular, and how much money is made by catering to fandom. It even interviewed a few women who enjoy going to Maid Cafes for various reasons, including that they like being called Ojou-sama ("young lady").

The story ended with one of the otaku saying, "An otaku is simply someone who pursues an interest with all his might. If you have never been an otaku about anything--what the hell are you DOING with your life?"

Indeed.

Today I spent most of my time working on the yukata. I got the collar attached, which means I'm nearly done. I just have to attach the reinforcement collar and the sleeves and it will be finished.
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