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JoeBoeing
10-07-2003, 06:07 PM
Hi all,

On Saturday I was getting into the elevator (room 291 on the 3 story building)... as I got off the elevator there were 3 Johova Whitnesses hannding out flyers.

One of them even got on the elevator with me and was preaching how anime is the devil sending demonic thoughts into my head by way of cartoons.

She walked with me to my door and tried to come into my room.

I told her several times that I'm a Roman Catholic and I don't like animation with sex and that they shouldn't be so narrowmimndinnd about Japanese animation. I suggested for her to watch Princess Nine and she even put her foot in the door as I tried to close my bedrrom door and I told her that if she keeps on intruding into my space I would call the front desk.

She left after I said that.

From,
Joe

Sakura_blossom
10-07-2003, 06:17 PM
Your Roman Catholic too?? Wow. I need to hug you ^_^ I dont know why, but that makes me happy.

You is right. People shouldnt be so narrowminded about Japanese Animation. Its not like all Anime fans watch Hentai or anything. Yeah...

anyways, yeah. Your post made me happy.

Arisugawa Juri
10-07-2003, 06:20 PM
You should have told her to wait a moment, then returned with a Buster Sword and a crazy look in your eyes.

Honestly, though. Talk about an annoyance. My regrets that you had to put up with that.

L to the 3rd
10-07-2003, 06:20 PM
damn they're everywhere! i am really sick and tired of hearing that 'anime is the devil' and S***
like that.

Sakura_blossom
10-07-2003, 06:24 PM
Yeah, tell me about it. People are dumb.

What is Princess Nine? Do you know of any other kool Anime's that are clean and stuff (other than like CCS)?

StormTroop#12
10-07-2003, 06:33 PM
I told her several times that I'm a Roman Catholic and I don't like animation with sex and] that they shouldn't be so narrowmimndinnd about Japanese animation.


Bah I see them around where I live all the time. I gave up telling them to leave, now I just mess with their heads [ie "I'm sorry I'm about to go worship Satan and drink virgins blood." or "quick put on these tin foil hats the UFOs’ are reading your minds!"].

JoeBoeing
10-07-2003, 06:37 PM
SakuraBlossom - Princess Nine is a shoujo anime that has a baseball theme but the baseball takes a back seat to the character relationships and story.

It's about an all girls high school in Japan and the chair-woman wants to start a girls baseball team to go to Koshien(sp? - HS championships) and she starts her plan into mothion when she see's a young girl named Ryo Hyayakawa who is the steriotypical anime heroine but not a clutz/ditz type.

Along the way there is a love interest (love triangle) and really good drama.

They even pull the hendkechief ploy from Othello but with a slight twist.

This is a 26 episode series with no real filler and a really well done script. You will love the characters and a lot of the characters grow and mature.

Izumi Himuro (the chair-women's daughter) is in my opinion one of the most well written characters I've ever seen.

You can get them off ebay cheap and bestprices.com has them for like 40% off.

It also has a very solid english dub. It's one of the few dubs I prefer over the Japanese track.

Anyways, back on track... How about a bunch of cos-players invade a Johova Witness convention and see how they like it? Better yet, a Battle Royal gathering at one of their cons.

From,
Joe

Iori E
10-07-2003, 10:08 PM
One of my friends, who went with me to Ani-Magic for a day, said that she has an aunt living in Lancaster who's a Jehovah's Witness.

If that was her, I'd laugh and laugh...

Michi
10-07-2003, 10:33 PM
o.o I thought Ani-Magic had all the rooms this year... Is it even allowed for people to do that? Stalking out in the halls...?

Kinovas
10-07-2003, 11:02 PM
All evangelizers are bad. I've had some interesting run-ins with them on
the street. Also, Mormons that come to your door can get annoying.

cactusmomma
10-07-2003, 11:36 PM
the ax2k4 religion con is prepping early :p

Eveil
10-08-2003, 02:03 AM
dude! I swear, there isn't one anime convention where we can't get any peace from damn religi folks :E
it's like they don't have anything better to do than to stalk out EVERY single anime con. really, these people need lives.

AM Chair
10-08-2003, 07:14 AM
We really should have been told about this.

JoeBoeing
10-08-2003, 10:53 AM
Revell - I don't know how long they were there for but this happened on my way up to my room and when the woman put her foot in the door I told her in an upset voice, "There are a lot of types of anime and many don't have sex or tenticals. Also, we don't like people forcing their beliefs at conventions onto con-goers. Now if you don't get your foot out from the door and if I see you hassling other people here by handing out flyers I'm going to call the front desk and con security".

She looked miffed and when I went downstairs again about 10 min later I didn't see them.

I left my room about 20 min before I got hassled by 1 of them so they couldn't have been there long.

From,
Joe

Catboi Blues
10-08-2003, 01:54 PM
o.o I thought Ani-Magic had all the rooms this year... Is it even allowed for people to do that? Stalking out in the halls...?

No its not allowed. No matter what they claim it to be its called loitering, and its not allowed at hotels or places of business. Just thought I would put my two cents in.

Chanté
10-08-2003, 07:45 PM
Ah... Jehovah's Witnesses...

It is truly part of the religion to be so intrusive when teahing others about God. That's what they have prided themselves upon for the 100 or so years they have existed, and no matter how annoying it may be to you and me, that's exactly how they got so many converts. ^^

Like with the Christians at Anime Expo, no need to be rude. If they're intrusive, be polite, but firm. In other words, I think you handled it perfectly, Joe. ^^

But my point is, you can move them off the property if they're legally loitering, and tell them no thanks if they're bugging you, but there's no need to be rude to them. The foot in the door thing was borderline, but try to be tolerant, because the JW's pride themselves so much upon their religious zeal. It's doubtful that they'll cause more trouble in the world than just simply being a slight annoyance on a Saturday afternoon. ^^

Sagara-san
10-08-2003, 09:48 PM
Man, I had no idea. :untrust: I mean I can understand preaching but trying to get into your room was just going too far. Sometimes you just wanna tell them off till they run but that would prove their bullsquat preachin's is true so if I was in yer position I would take care of the situation calmly but firmly too.

Adella
10-09-2003, 09:25 PM
If she would have tried to put her foot in my door she would have received a big fat cetra fist in the mouth. :heart:

Hakaider
10-09-2003, 10:14 PM
>Like the Christians at Anime Expo, there's no need to be rude. If they are intrusive, be polite but firm.<

Bananaluv, it is too much of a generalization and inaccurate to say "the Christians at Anime Expo". The "Religious groups" at AX would be a better description. I'm sure that you didn't intend to say ALL Christians, but the statement does gives the unintended wrong impression that all Christians were harrassing people at AX. (There were Christians who attended AX & AniMagic as congoers and cosplayers.)

There are many anime fans and cosplayers who comes from all faiths and all walks of life. There are Christians, Jews, and Muslims who are anime fans and they love to cosplay as well. Some of them even crossplays as well. It is NOT true that Christians, Jews or Muslims are supposed to hate anime. (And yes, I am a Christian and I am proud to be an anime fan and cosplayer. Since the 1970's in fact.) I have to shake my head, when I start hearing about false stererotypes about Christians and how we are supposed to hate anime and preach against anime. Nowhere in the Bible does it say we can't enjoy anime and cosplaying. Christians also don't share the same beliefs as Jehovah's Witness, and they aren't the same faith.



Joe Boeing, the next time this happens, you really should report it to the AniMagic staff as soon as possible instead of waiting a few days and posting it at Cosplay.com.

Also were there any witnesses to this event? Did your hotel neighbors heard or saw anything? Did any of the cosplayers saw them coming in and following you? Do you also remember what time and day that this occurred and if you can give a description as to what they looked like? Did the Hotel Registration Desk clerk or Hotel security saw them coming in? Perhaps with your help, they can help to give the AniMagic staff a proper description of the people, or make some sort of a incident report on the event that you described because these people were actually tresspassing on the hotel property. (It IS illegal to tresspass on hotel property by the way.)

Also "Jehovah" is also spelled with an "E" ,and not "O" as in "Johovah".

However, it is always imperative to let the AniMagic staff or hotel know as soon as possible when something like this happens, so they can have them tresspassed and escorted off the property. Posting the incident at Cosplay.com does help somewhat, but it's very hard, if not impossible for the hotel and the con staffers to track down the people when you wait a few days later.

Marth
10-09-2003, 10:18 PM
Wow, it seems Anime cons attract Religios people as much as it does Otakus!! It's gonna be fun dealing with them at AX 2004!!! ^_^ *evil laugh*

Hakaider
10-09-2003, 10:36 PM
There's nothing wrong with Otakus having faith. Just as there are Otaku garbage truckmen and Otaku rocket scientists, there are Otakus who have faith. Otakus come in all shapes and sizes.

*Looks forward to having fun with Marth at AX2004.*

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!

Chanté
10-10-2003, 01:07 AM
>Like the Christians at Anime Expo, there's no need to be rude. If they are intrusive, be polite but firm.<

Bananaluv, it is too much of a generalization and inaccurate to say "the Christians at Anime Expo". The "Religious groups" at AX would be a better description. I'm sure that you didn't intend to say ALL Christians, but the statement does gives the unintended wrong impression that all Christians were harrassing people at AX. (There were Christians who attended AX & AniMagic as congoers and cosplayers.)

^^;; What I said was a generalization, very true, but in no way did I mean to imply that there aren't anime fans who are Christians! *Is Catholic and goes to a Catholic college* Of COURSE there are Christian anime fans; there are many on this forum! There was just a Christian convention going on at teh same time as AX. ^^;; The anime convention has anime fans and the Christian convention has Christians - that was just my way of identifying the people. ^^;;; *did not mean to be offensive at all*

There are many anime fans and cosplayers who comes from all faiths and all walks of life. There are Christians, Jews, and Muslims who are anime fans and they love to cosplay as well. Some of them even crossplays as well. It is NOT true that Christians, Jews or Muslims are supposed to hate anime. (And yes, I am a Christian and I am proud to be an anime fan and cosplayer. Since the 1970's in fact.) I have to shake my head, when I start hearing about false stererotypes about Christians and how we are supposed to hate anime and preach against anime. Nowhere in the Bible does it say we can't enjoy anime and cosplaying. Christians also don't share the same beliefs as Jehovah's Witness, and they aren't the same faith.

Ah, no need for lecture, as a Catholic I know all of that ^^;;; I was not stereotyping, just generalizing for identification's sake :B;; And trust me, I KNOW they aren't the same faith (like, JW's do not believe that Jesus is the son of God), but like many Christians, they are very devoted to their faith, and that was the comparison I was drawing upon.

I was trying to defend the JW's, not stereotype. :B;;;;;;;;

Hakaider
10-10-2003, 04:56 AM
No problem, bananaluvs. I didn't think that you had intentionally tried to offend in anyway in your previous statements. It did come out sounding different but that wasn't what you had intended to say.

Thank you for the clarification. ^_^

Hakaider
10-10-2003, 05:12 AM
No problem, bananaluv. I'm sure that you weren't intentionally trying to offend in anyway with your previous statements. The wording did came out sounding different, but thank you for clarifying that wasn't what you had intended to say.

Thanks again for the clarification. ^_^