Suburban Senshi IRC Chat #528: “MiST: Yu-Gi-Oh = Evil”
#528: “MiST: Yu-Gi-Oh = Evil”

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[16:18] * --=[ SpeedRcrX ]=-- jabs Neko-chan in the ribs

[16:18] <--=[ SpeedRcrX ]=--> So what *did* happen the night before, eh? eh? You can tell ol' 'Ruka-chan... heheheheh
[16:19] <Cést_la_V> Moh!! Stick your nose out of it!!
[16:19] <FireFly_9> Oh my goodness... look what I just happened to chance upon at Japan Today:

RIO DE JANEIRO A Japanese card game called "Yu-Gi-Oh" is being attacked by some schoolteachers and parents in Goi, western Brazil, as encouraging violent behavior in children.

[16:21] <// J_Daito //> So because it made our kids violent, we violently ATTACK it in return!
[16:22] <--=[ SpeedRcrX ]=--> Way to set an example, parental-units

They claim the game, based on a comic series created by Kazuki Takahashi and which has become a worldwide hit, has promoted violence among schoolchildren and teenagers and is even responsible for nightmares.

[16:23] <--=[ SpeedRcrX ]=--> A worldwide "hit"... hehehehe
[16:23] <Cést_la_V> ??
[16:23] <--=[ SpeedRcrX ]=--> You know... like a bong hit
[16:24] <// J_Daito //> Weak, Ten'ou... weak...
[16:24] <FireFly_9> Every time I close my eyes... I see Kaiba....
[16:24] <.'~SugaBB_2999~'.> me 2 rowwr
[16:24] <Cést_la_V> Of COURSE you get nightmares when some little snot-faced KID beats you at Yu-gi-Oh and takes all your money!! Grr!!
[16:24] <// J_Daito //> ...
[16:24] <// J_Daito //> Anything you want to tell us, Aino?
[16:24] <Cést_la_V> no

...."The cards display monsters and other weird creatures and this is against our philosophy as a religious school," said Neli Freitas, 52, the director of the Instituto Presbiteriano de Educao.

[16:25] <// J_Daito //> Yes, because monsters and weird creatures are only ok in the context of liturgical depictions of Hell and the Apocalypse

...The game stimulates violence, sneers at cooperation and promotes the use of lies to reach victory, according to the director. "Its mystical atmosphere scares our children," she said.

[16:28] <FireFly_9> So it's basically a simulcrum of present day Imperial Politics?
[16:29] <--=[ SpeedRcrX ]=--> Dude, some religious school's mystical atmospheres scare children too
[16:29] <spiritflame> (sees nuns with rulers)
[16:30] * --=[ SpeedRcrX ]=-- shudders

The Yu-Gi-Oh card game features spirits, magicians, and angels and involves activities such as sorcery.

[16:30] <--=[ SpeedRcrX ]=--> There will be NO talk of ANGELS at a Religious school!

...The school first noticed there was something wrong going on when students became more excited than usual during break time, according to the coordinator.

[16:32] <// J_Daito //> Yes because anything other than a food-induced soporific stupor at the lunchtime is subversive and against the laws of God and Man.

..."The younger ones try to imitate the way the characters fight in the game and the older ones, aged around 7 or 8, have been having agitated sleep," she said.

[16:34] <--=[ SpeedRcrX ]=--> Yeah because like the Yu-gi-Oh creatures beat the [BLEEP] out of them and forced them to take crack rock which caused the sleep agitation
[16:34] <// J_Daito //> Yes, obviously

...The 50-card game is sold in Brazil at a price of some 70 real, the equivalent of $25, a relatively high price in a country where millions have a monthly income of less than $100.

[16:35] <--=[ SpeedRcrX ]=--> Damn I should go down there and become a Card pusher

However, the piracy industry has hurried to copy the cards and now it is common practice to see children flock around the stands of street vendors in Rio de Janeiro to buy the pirated version.

[16:36] <FireFly_9> Yu-Gi-Oh not only makes you evil and aggressive, but it provides a gateway into the seedy world of intellectual property theft...
[16:37] * Cést_la_V shakes her head profoundly

[16:37] <Cést_la_V> What a waste it is to lose one's mind....
[16:38] <FireFly_9> "A mind is a terrible"-- what does that have to do with anything?!
[16:39] * Cést_la_V nods sagely

"This is my favorite game and I play with my friends," said 7-year-old Alex Rocha as he bought some spare cards, accompanied by his grandmother. "I have to control him, otherwise he will spend all our money," she said.

[16:39] <--=[ SpeedRcrX ]=--> Then maybe you shouldn't let him have the codes to the bank account, dumbass

...The ongoing poll so far has demonstrated most of the voters believe Yu-Gi-Oh is harmful to children. "The monsters scare some children and the duel encourages violence," states the poll's "yes" alternative.

[16:40] <Mdm_Maestro> That response is more loaded than Haruka's pants after a night at Motoki's Tavern downing rum, peanuts and chocolate Ex-lax...
[16:41] <--=[ SpeedRcrX ]=-->
[16:42] <FireFly_9> The full article is here.
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