Is this a successful marriage ?
A Korean man named Lee Jin-gyr fell in love with a life sized pillow called a " darkimakura" . The pillow has the image of a cartoon character named Fate Testarossa on it from an animated cartoon Mahon Shaojo. The 28 year old man takes the pillow with him everywhere and they eventually married.
This is part of a growing subculture of men in Japan who engage in relationships with pillows that have cartoon characters on them. Whilst the above may appear absurd , even funny possibly it also takes a great deal of courage to fall in love with a " darkimakura" and it certainly offers an alternative view on masculinity. However in my opinion personally I find it sad that a person can give up on finding a real relationship. I am sure deep inside each persons soul we all want a real person.
To me a person should never feel so insecure nor should they be afraid of the risks and change, afraid of being hurt in attempting to find a partner who can offer the words " Anything you want to do, you'll do well" . Howevever I feel it wrong to laugh at a person marring a pillow, because whilst i view it as less than normal there is in my opinion nothing funny about fearing platonic and sexual rejection, and living a life subject to tears and loneliness.
What are your opinions on such marriages?
What can a person have in common with a pillow?
I'm not sure what a darkimakura is, but we have "daki-makura" here in Japan, which most people use as a pillow to cuddle up with. "Daki" means hold and "makura" means pillow in Japanese. They come in all shapes and sizes and most are just plain pillows shaped like small punching bags.. There are some however that have anime pictures or depict anime characters that I have seen.
I'm not surprised that such a personalized version of a dakimakura exists for men. Many Japanese men here would rather have a cyber girlfriend, blow-up doll or watch cyber porn than actually go out and find a real flesh and blood woman to have a relationship with (including my brother-in-law). It baffles me why so many men are inept at interacting with women here. But if that pillow or blow-up doll fills that need for them then who am I to judge?
Bonsai "who am I to judge?
The Rebel. I agree. Glad we are out the judgemental J.W mindset.
This is why I am trying to view such marriages as not undermining but redeeming. However I can't help feeling personally I am glad I suffered the many rejections and loneliness of rejection and eventually found my wife.
I also believe in modern society most of us are vulnable, but this does not mean we should be viewed as weakened by flaws of character. For myself personally it was a challenge leaving the Witnesses and regaining a purpose in life and to raise myself from the feeling life was nothing more than a pointless existence, I look back on that self pity with shame now, I had a wife and a son I love through the whole experience.
Currently I'm in a relationship with Kylo Ren's mask helmet.
Sometimes late at night when no one is around, I... I cuddle with it.
Well I'm trying to work through it and I'm going to this Thursday night group see.
Here's a photo I took:
Theres also "waifu", Internet slang term for anime wife. It's related to those pillows you talked about. Look it up.
Saintbertholdt, enjoy your Thursday evening.
Some honest question for the married men on the forum:-
If you have a free evening, do you prefer to take out.
A) Your wife
B) Your secretary
C) A girl friend
D) Your " darkimakura"
If you answered b,c or d, when you take her out on that oh- so important first date, do you give her:-
How many positions do you know:-
C) 1 and 69.
Now for the results, if you answered anything other than A for question 1, I put it to you that you are nothing more than a discusting evil minded creep :-)
those pillow fuckers and doll fuckers are mentally diseased and should be sent to a remote island to fuck their dolls and pillows in peace.