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YKK Readers are Smart


I'd just like to say that the posts in the YKK Forum are unusually intelligent and thoughtful for a manga/anime forum. Thanks everyone for all the interesting ideas that you've brought to it.

- Chris Keck
Saturday, August 28, 2004

Probably also very cool, calm, and collected.

- Velurajesh Shkandlar
Sunday, September 5, 2004

...and we're damn good-looking, too. *bling*

- seaweb
Monday, September 6, 2004

I like to hear that. Go ahead!

- (NGA)
Wednesday, September 8, 2004

And we haw a loot of patience to.
Whit only one chapter a month we haw to haw that. ^_^

- John_Silver
Wednesday, September 8, 2004

actually, i'm pretty manic and wired. YKK relaxes me. it's very soothing

- montgomery clift
Thursday, September 23, 2004

me likes snakez

- OsO
Friday, September 24, 2004

(Rob dons dinner jacket, produces pipe.)
Not to mention the astoundingly well refined manners and senses of humour.
(Effect spoilt be stream of bubbles coming out of pipe...)

- Rob Masters
Friday, September 24, 2004


Speaking of bubbles, ever notice that Alpha rinses her mouth with dishsoap in the morning?


The bottle says "kitchen" and "mild soap".



- dDave
Friday, September 24, 2004

That is a weird, but insightful observation.

- Peter by the Sea
Friday, September 24, 2004

As Key said it in Key The Metal Idol: "Key is cleverly manufactured. Key doesn't rust."

Gosh, I have serious difficulties in keeping in my mind that Alpha is a robot. Not quite what I would call a smart reader.

- Jari Lehtinen
Friday, September 24, 2004

"...ever notice that Alpha rinses her mouth with dishsoap in the morning?" Speaking of things that Alpha does in the morning, I've wondered why a robot has to go to the bathroom. (Beginning of episode 1 of OAV 2). I suppose all that coffee has to go somewhere. Maybe the technical explanation is that she has to remove the chemical byproducts from her fuel cell or something.

- Chris Keck
Friday, September 24, 2004

Wow, I just stumbled across this place recently and I adore this manga.

Also, I figure Alpha and other robots were meant to be as realistic as possible so they could easily fit into society without sticking out because of any oddity. Besides, you can't possibly use up everything you take in, there's bound to be some type of waste and you ahve to get rid of it somehow. ;)

- Zarcon
Friday, September 24, 2004

actually, i think that, on the contrary, she's build on a biological model -- that is, she actually eats and digests food as an energy source, like other organisms, and hence has waste products. it's better than plugging yourself into a wall socket at the end of the day...

anyway, while building robots in this way may be seen as a way to make them to fit in better with human society, i think that, at a much deeper level, it's a way of making them fit in better with _life_. electronics and technology only work with the input of electricity (or some power source) and the constant busy energy that humans put out to create and maintain civilization. but civilization is not our base state -- we are, at core, organisms, and we don't need civilization to survive. making robots independent of civilization makes them just that -- independent. it gives them the opportunity to create or destroy at the same level as humans, and the ability to survive a much broader range of situations.

- anitra
Saturday, August 6, 2005

Well, in other conditions, people sometimes use soap to clean the teeth if they are out of toothpaste.


- (NGA)
Tuesday, August 9, 2005

is it just my imagination, or that most readers of the ykk series are male-dominated?

- Lisa Hayes
Wednesday, August 10, 2005

I think the male majority stems from the fact that only people really involved in Japanese manga will probably discover YKK. If YKK began running in the New York Times, I'm sure the female readership would win out in the long run.

Perhaps some elves could drop air leaflets of YKK chapter over sprawling suburban areas. :) I'm sure Mr. Ashinano wouldn't complain about the sudden influx of readers. Heck, we might make YKK onto the nightly news.

And yes, I think this course of action (however irrational it may seem) is possible by our current "smart" readership. I'm sure one of you out there is a retired chap with a single-prop airplane. ;D

- baltakatei
Wednesday, August 10, 2005

About the robots eating to get energy. Theoretically we could produce now a machine that could generate electricity from sugars. Most foods contain a certain amount of sugar or can be broken down into sugar. :)

- blizgerg
Wednesday, August 10, 2005

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