A Japanese gamer has taken the highly unusual step of ‘marrying’ his videogame sweetheart, in what must have been a very bizarre ceremony recently.
The gamer, known only as Sal9000, is a big fan of the Nintendo DS romance ‘em up, ‘Love Plus’, in which players attempt to woo their digital paramours with flowers, lavish dates and such. The behaviour of these in-game girlfriends then changes dependent on how they’re treated. Ah, so true!
Ahem, anyway, Sal9000’s pretend romance came to a frankly worrying conclusion when he eventually plighted his troth to his silicon ladyfriend – a modest lass named ‘Nene Anegasaki’ – during a ceremony overseen by an actual priest and witnessed by dozens of onlookers at a recent technology festival in Tokyo.
sampler wrote:ceremony overseen by an actual priest and witnessed by dozens of onlookers at a recent technology festival in Tokyo.
The nuptials at this ceremony were led by I-Fairy, a 1.5-meter-tall seated robot with flashing eyes and plastic pigtails. Sunday's wedding was the first time a marriage had been led by a robot, according to its Tokyo-based manufacturer, Kokoro Co. "Please lift the bride's veil," the robot said in a tinny voice, waving its arms in the air as the newlyweds kissed in front of about 50 guests.
Tall Tall Tree wrote:Reverend Preacherbot?
Reverend Preacherbot, voiced by Phil LaMarr, is a preacher at the Temple of Robotology. He presides over weddings and funerals of robots and humans. His speech patterns, accent, and mannerisms are modeled on those of stereotypical African-American Evangelical preachers.
MonkeyMagic wrote:I-Fairy robot leads events at Tokyo wedding
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Sorry, don't know, but I found this at 56% off... could it be adapted?
Tall Tall Tree wrote:Do you have an employer or dispatch agency of some sort for finding gigs? Or perhaps you already know another foreigner doing the gig? Surely these folks would be able to help you find vestments.
Edogaijin wrote:There are some on eBay.
I'm going to use the companies one for the first two months then get my own.
Be careful what color you get...and make sure it has a stole....
Gold/Yellow with White for Holy Days, Christmas and Easter.
Red for Pentecost - blood of martrys - Maundy Thursday and Palm Sunday
Black - used on Good Friday and Holy Saturday (black used to be used for funerals)
Pink/Rose - 3rd or 4th Sunday in Advent
Violet/Purple - symbolize pain, suffering, penance - Season of Lent.
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