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Friday, July 18, 2014

Going forward not backward

This week's Sepia Saturday is a great photo of young girls posing in costumes.

 I didn't have anything sepia, so I offer you a look toward the future rather than the past this week.

Young girls (I think, probably) in costumes related to their own interests.  Anime is the theme they follow in dressing like various characters.   And they gather with other like minded young people for conventions!

In books or videos or movies, the characters are drawn with very big eyes, usually with Western features even though they are produced in Japan.  I have looked at a few books that are produced, comic book style, but read from the right side to left.  I have also watched some cartoons produced on TV in the 1990's...but haven't kept up with what's the latest in Anime.  Check Wikipedia here for lots more information.

Come on over and join the fun at Sepia Saturday...that's how I got involved in looking at all these folks from all over the world (most of whom post in English for which I'm grateful).  Click here, scroll to the bottom where lots of people's names are, and click on each of them in turn.  I guarantee you'll chuckle sometime, and if not in looking at the actual posts, don't miss the comments for each one!  (There are also comments on Sepia Saturday's page, giving some kind of disclaimer, er, preview, of what each person has posted.)  And you are welcome to join the fun and post your own response to the meme!

See you in the funny papers...oops, that will date me!  That was said by...
"William Faulkner used the phrase in his 1929 novel The Sound and the Fury (“Ta-ta see you in the funnypaper”), so it must have been widespread by that time." It held a bit of derogatory note to it until it had been used extensively, (by the 1940s) so it would no longer imply that the person being addressed was a bit of a comic himself.  But I did feel insulted the first time I heard it in the 50s. 

11 comments:

Jo Featherston said...

Another event people seem to like dressing up for is at performances of Sing-a-Long Sound of Music,. We were amazed when we saw the audience all getting ready for one of these shows at a city theatre here in Melbourne last year, dressed as Maria, or as nuns, goatherds, army officers or in Austrian folk costumes for example.

Alex Daw said...

I haven't heard that phrase before (funnypaper) - funny farm yes - funnypaper no.

Jackie Mc Guinness said...

Funny (oops) I had never heard that expression.

Postcardy said...

I think "the funnypapers" usually meant the comics section of the Sunday newspaper.

Helen Bauch McHargue said...

We called them "funny papers" too. My sister used to cut them out so they could be taped together in a long row. Then she'd wrap the roll onto a pencil and unroll the comic strips behind a cake box window onto another pencil on the other side while reading the "dialogue" to me. I still see Rocky Horror Picture Show midnight showings advertised with costumes encouraged. Also Mamma Mia singalong showings.

Mike Brubaker said...

A fun photo.They look surprised too. Today there was a report about how comic book conventions have become so profitable that they are being bought by mega media corporations. That's real funny paper business.

B. Rogers, Living in Black Mountain said...

Goodness Mike, I believe you! Helen, I love the "performance art" from your sister. Does anyone remember using silly putty to press upon the colored Sunday comics? Presto, copied the actual comic. I've always had a simple enjoyment out of comics, and read them daily still.

Alan Burnett said...

Thanks for the introduction to anime - and the Wiki link. I had never quite understood what it was - yet again, Sepia Saturday has made me wiser.

Little Nell said...

Any excuse to dress up! Thabk you for the Sepia Saturday plug Barb!

Wendy said...

We were checking upcoming events at the local civic center and saw that a big comic book convention is coming. Not interested though. But I know it's big business.

Kristin said...

I thought the funny papers were the comic section of the paper too.