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    prey on the kawaii appeal. Concerning female artists, kawaii can be seen in their clothes, childlike appearances and attitudes, and innocent self-presentations. One popular icon is Kyary Pamyu Pamyu whose interpretation of kawaii hinges on the childlike aspect but draws inspiration from the childishly innocent yet unusual ideas that would fit into the mind of a preteen.She wears the bright colors associated with childish fashion and accentuates her inner child through her actions but she also features lots of “strange” and “abnormal” imagery that almost assaults the senses in her performances. Another group that exemplifies part of the ideology behind modern kawaii culture is the girl group Baby Metal. This trio of girls exemplifies the cuteness that Japanese people value but intertwine that with a seemingly contradictory image of a goth-like style in their music and color scheme. This cute look that Baby Metal sports closely resembles the Victorian style celebrated in the Lolita subcategory of kawaii, one that is often called upon when referencing the dark side of kawaii. Although kawaii is so widespread in Japan and can be seen nearly everywhere, the phenomenon is not without its so called dark side. This “seedy side of kawaii” – as Garger called it in her article – mostly pertains to the sexualization that takes place, especially concerning the fact that a large part of kawaii is the channeling of a childlike state. Much of the negative connotations associated with…

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    kawaii in Japan and potentially in the West and in other parts of Asia. After these two e-books, I came across a short article titles One Nation Under Cute that was published in Psychology Today and concerned the idea of Japanese cuteness. Ilya Gargner, the author, addresses the idea of kawaii and examines it from a psychological standpoint. At the end of the article, she includes a small section whose tone is much darker than the rest of the article. This part talks about the “seedy side of…

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    Kawaii Culture

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    each country. Between 1970 and 1990, cuteness dominated the media and consumer…

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    Fear is an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous. In 1964 a political campaign called the “The Daisy Girl ” was launched by Lyndon B. Johnson showing a two-year old in a meadow picking flower petals and counting down. At the end of the countdown the voice is replaced with an older man counting for a missile launch. The little girl then looks up at the sky and the screen zooms to her eye, when the counting reaches zero the eye is replaced with a nuclear…

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    ability is that foxes can see Earth’s magnetic field. As humans turn woods into town and town into cities and cities into metropolises foxes have had to move into these areas. Some foxes have become city slickers. Foxes dens have become tunnels and sheds. Their food sources have become pigeons, rats, and trash. Some people think they’re a pest, but some people feels they’re just living their life. Some of the people that think foxes are a pest say they’re dangerous. The thing is that isn’t…

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    Metal music is a genre historically dominated by men. An all-female trio of teens, Babymetal’s music is a new combination of Idol pop, or J-pop (Japenese pop) and metal, a novel fusion of genres the group defines as “kawaii” (cute) metal. Babymetal’s first single was released in 2014, and “their debut album was the bestselling Japanese album in America in 2014” (Benjamin par 1). In a Nikkel Trendy interview, Babymetal’s producer, Kobametal, states he wanted to create a “Metal unit that would…

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    Once upon a time there was a girl that lived in Puebla, Mexico. The name of this girl was Andrea; she was 6 years old and an only child. Her parents were not expecting any more babies. One day her parent told her: -Andrea, we are expecting a baby. Andrea didn’t know what to say, she didn’t really understand what was going on. The months passed and what will be the surprise that when Andrea´s mom was going to turn 6 months pregnant the doctor discovered that instead of one baby there were two…

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    When people feel remorse and anger for the suffering of others, it‘s then that they will really be moved to help those in need. 4. Why, according to Prinz, isn’t it enough to feel empathy for victims? Is he being fair in his description of the proponents of empathy? Is Prinz right about the “cuteness effect” on our empathy? Why or why not? According to Prinz, empathy, “can create its own moral problems” Rosenstand, 586). Therefore, to feel empathy for victims is not enough because it is not a…

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    Paulina Thet Biology 101 Writing Assignment: Dumbest Organism When you think of koalas you think cute and adorable and cuddly, and I agree with that. Despite their cuteness, they’re generally a dumb animal with a low level of any intellectual abilities. Compared to other animals they have a smaller and quite frankly a small brain in general. Like a sloth, a koala’s movement is pretty slow and they spend more time asleep than they do awake. Koalas spend nearly 80% of their time asleep and when…

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    Anise Character Analysis

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    typical, adorable 13-year-old. Cuter than a button, pink is her favorite color, and she has lots of typical girly and childish interests to boot. Even her weapon is a stuffed animal, that she's able to control so that she can ride it around during battle. She punctuates her sentences with hearts, has a wide range of playful expressions, and fervently uses insults like 'meanie' to reinforce just how adorable she is. Despite her initial 'cute' personality, however, Anise is, in many ways, the…

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