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Weirdest Story Ever AKA the end of the world

I just read this extremely Bizarre story about a Japanese Man campaigning to marry comic book characters. Only in Japan.

A JAPANESE man has enlisted hundreds of people in a campaign to allow marriages between humans and cartoon characters, saying he feels more at ease in the “two-dimensional world”.

Comic books are immensely popular in Japan, with some fictional characters becoming celebrities or even sex symbols.

Marriage is meanwhile on the decline as many young Japanese find it difficult to find life partners.

Taichi Takashita launched an online petition aiming for one million signatures to present to the government to establish a law on marriages with cartoon characters.

Within a week he has gathered more than 1000 signatures through.

“I am no longer interested in three dimensions. I would even like to become a resident of the two-dimensional world,” he wrote.

“However, that seems impossible with present-day technology. Therefore, at the very least, would it be possible to legally authorise marriage with a two-dimensional character?”

Befitting his desire to be two-dimensional, he listed no contact details, making it impossible to reach him for comment to explain if his campaign is serious or tongue-in-cheek.

But some people signing the petition are true believers.

“For a long time I have only been able to fall in love with two-dimensional people and currently I have someone I really love,” one person wrote.

“Even if she is fictional, it is still loving someone. I would like to have legal approval for this system at any cost,” the person wrote.

Japan only permits marriage between human men and women and gives no legal recognition to same-sex relationships.

Japan’s fans of comic books, or “manga,” sometimes go to extremes.

Earlier this month, a woman addicted to manga put out an online message seeking to kill her parents for asking her to throw away comic books that filled up three rooms.



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Spider-man and MJ enter splitsville (along with other celebrities)

Yes that’s right folks, the most upsetting breakup since Barbie and Ken, Spidey and MJ are no longer together. It was announced this week that Peter Parker would be entering the single life in order to make the comics more exciting. But honestly, do we really care about Spidey’s love life while he’s supposed to be battling villains. Although, now that I think about it, I wouldn’t mind seeing Spider-man put a profile on Match.com. Maybe the Hobgloblin will use it to lure him into some type of trap with a fake profile: Hob hottie seeking a quick-witted man who can shoot spider webs from his wrist. Now that’s a comic I’d like to read!

We should also take this time to have a moment of silence to remember the relationship of another heroe’s failed marriage. Eddie Murphy. While Spidey and MJ were married for 21 years, Mr. Beverly Hills Cop was married for 21 hours. (sniff, sniff…it hurts doesn’t it?)


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