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Smoky people

This is a blog inspired by a random wiki article
read the article first if you want the story to make real sense
or don’t
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thunderhead_Mountain

Once, a long long time ago and far far away a group of small mountain people lived in the trees on top of a very very high mountain. No one else lived near the top of the mountain so the Smoky people lived alone in harmony.

They made their homes in the holes in the trees. The mommies and daddies collected feathers and bits of fur and made warm places for the children to sleep. The children played on the branches of the trees, jumping and skipping and hiding.

The Smoky people were small and light green. They had big dark eyes, like melting chocolate. Their ears were tiny and flat against their heads. They all wore trousers made from soft silky leaves. They had hats which looked like the flowers that grew on the trees. Their feet were broad and flat with toes which could grip the tree branches like monkeys.

They could not hear very well though, but they did not need to. They talked to each other in high squeaks and sang like bells tinkling in the wind. The only danger they faced was that from birds. And their ears could hear the high pitched sound a bird’s heart makes as it flies. When they heard a bird coming, they would crouch down, under their flower hats and sit very still under the bird flew away.

The Smoky people were happy all the time. But they were most happy when they could hear god purr. Sometimes the sky would be lit up with great big flashes of light and water would fall from the branches above them. When this happened everyone got excited and would all gather on a branch and look up at the sky. Their little ears would strain to hear the distant rumble of god. They would clutch each other in excitement as they got drenched and saw their world in flashes of light.

And when the rumble of gods purr reached their ears they would leap about it joy, slipping and sliding on the wet branches, grateful to hear the joy of god.

And then one day a strange tall person arrived. He arrived below the Smoky peoples’ trees and brought with him strange large animals that rumbled too and ate all the grass. The man started to cut down the trees to make more space for the strange, chewing, lowing animals. And the happy people had to leave their trees and move to other trees further down the slope.

And still the man cut down the trees and still further from the top of the mountain the little people had to move. The flowers on the new trees looked different and the birds found and carried away some of the Smoky people. The trees were different and some children slipped and fell, vanishing into the green below. The happy people were now sad and lost.

Then one day the water fell and the sky lit up again. The sad people once again sang with joy and gathered at the edge of a branch and listened. They listened more carefully than they ever had. They needed to hear their god purr; they had lost so much else already. But the water fell and the sky lit up and there was no purr. Their god did not purr for them anymore.

And still, to this day, these little people live too far down the mountain to hear the thunder with their little ears. And they think they have lost their god.

Japanese school girls

I had a mailed response from someone i know who lives in Japan following my Hello Kitty post. We got to discussing the whole ‘Japanese school girl as sexy’ thing.

My friend said: Oh the lolita shit. fcuk you  have no idea how much I hate it and how much it weirds me out. creeps me out enough to make my skin crawl

And: when a 40 year old tries to dress like a 15 year old school girl, there is so much wrong with that psyche. with the woman who thinks its acceptable. and the society that forces her to behave in such a way

 

She lives there so i guess she knows to some extent what she is talking about. At least she has actually seen these women in real life.

 

I decided to go do some research before i commented. When goggling ‘Japanese school girl’ the first site on the list has naked and near naked pictures of very young looking oriental girls in school uniforms posing in revealing and provocative positions. As do most of the first ten pages on google.

So i googled ‘South African school girls’ and the first site was about Oprah’s school for girls here. No sex on the whole first page.

‘American school girl’ spat out rapidlibrary but admittedly the next site was one offering sexy school girl costumes.

‘British school girl’ first had strippers and then a kid with swine flu!

 

So it seems that Japanese school girls are certainly not the only ones sexualised but they do seem to be much more of a sexual icon than other school girls. And only Japanese grownups seem to pursue the school girl look in all seriousness. And it is only Japanese school knickers (used) available for sale to rich wankers online and in vending machines!

So why is Japan the site of this horrible Lolita fascination with school girls? Why do Japanese girls and women buy into it? There is even a phrase for it in Japanese: buru sera.

The religious may say it’s the secular society; the result of a society with no moral code being broadcast from the pulpit. Some may say it’s actually just the true nature of man (male not kind) to lust after the ripe yet unplucked and that other men simply deny their desires. The fact that the age of consent in Japan is 13 probably doesn’t help either.

In South Africa ‘Sugar Daddies’ buy the favours of younger women in a ‘cash for affection’ transaction which is a small step away from pure prostitution. This occurs in South Africa mostly between very poor girls, some of whom are child heads of households, and richer men who take advantage of the financial needs of the girls. This cross age dating happens in Japan too, and is called enjo kosai. However, the poverty of the girl does not seem to be an element in this kind of dating, only the age.

Men using and abusing and lusting after school girls is no new phenomena. I just wonder why it is so much part of Japanese culture. And why nothing has been done to protect the girls, partly from themselves!