July 30, 2008

'Curing' or 'enabling' hikikomori? "Millions of young men live their lives entirely on the Internet, unable to leave the house, in fear of human contact. In response to this troubled niche, an entertainment company has come up with a possible cure. Videos of girls that stare into the camera... and occasionally say good morning..." [Hikikomori and other social recluses previously discussed here.]
  • I vote for "enabling," but what do I know? I DID find my head cocking ever so slightly in response to each of the girl's blinks, which I had no idea was my automatic response. I felt like Data.
  • There's nothing wrong with being a hikikomori.
  • It's ok, hommie. You can come out and talk to us.
  • *blinks*