by Doug Hawley
preamble, Akame walked over to Tatsumi while he
was practicing his sword craft and asked Have
you ever noticed that we live beside a glass wall?
down his sword and did a 180 turn and said Not
up until now, but since you mention it, I see it. Not
only that, but some of them are looking at us.
I noticed them about a month ago, and in
that time Ive learned a lot. Most
importantly, they look a lot like us but there
some differences too. The first thing that
is obvious to me is that all women dont
have beautiful figures. Some have chests
that are much less than three times their waist
size, and sometimes they are even fat.
expected that you would notice that first. How
about the guys? They dont all look
like prepubescent boys or old men. Further,
the people on the other side arent
continuously beating up humans and monsters three
times their size. Some males and females have
jobs like working in stores and dont even
know the first thing about martial arts. Ive
seen a few fights, but they usually use what they
call a gun, a small knife instead of a sword, or
just beat someone with his or her fists. Weird. Look
a little closer, what else do you see?
have a strange way of moving. Instead moving
normally in small increments, they move smoothly. How
can they do that?
Beats me. Its
kind of a twisted reality. Heres
something that will really blow you away. What
passes for males on their side of the glass are
not lusted after by ten of their women. If their
males are lusted after at all, usually it isnt
by more than one of their women, and sometimes
their males and females become unclothed and rub
their bodies together in a strange ritual I dont
noticing some differences, Akame. On their
side, when a couple is feeling romantic they get
protrusions on their bodies, one for men and two
for women unlike the normal bloody noses for men
and blushing for women on our side of the glass.
arent the only ones that are odd. Have
you noticed that we look like Americans, but
speak Japanese when the people on the other side
of the glass look Japanese, but when the people
look American, even though our lips look like we
are speaking Japanese, English words come out? Plus
in some cases our words show up below our feet.
though those on both sides of the glass have
some oddities, I sure hope that the glass
partition keeps us separate. I couldnt
face living with those weirdos.
- Despite being a little old man, Mr. Hawley has
been know to watch anime meant for prepubescent
fan boys when not hiking, napping, selling books,
or writing various forms of prose. More
info and pictures https://sites.google.com/site/aberrantword/ @dougiamm