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05 March 2011 @ 07:18 pm
My braaaaaaaaiiiiiiiins  
There. I filled in all the glossary words that I preemptively added to the Wiki a week and a half ago.

Only now I want to rewrite / re-format a bunch of other pages.

And I thought of yet more terms to add, like 盆 and セリ, and we should probably at least link "rockette" to "line dance" in some way.

And I pretty much wussed out on "aisatsu", and made only a half-assed attempt to explain "daruma". (But hey, if Takarazuka Yougo can't tell me why they call it that, then how the eff am I supposed to know?)

But I have no brains right now. I've been uploading my Takarazuka knowledge straight from my brain onto the Wiki.

Somebody else do it? *slumps* (And add anything I forgot?)
Current Mood: exanimatedead
filante_saikou on March 6th, 2011 02:37 am (UTC)
I just wanted to say thank you and great job on the glossary. Holy cow, a lot more has been added. o_O You have inspired me to familiarize myself with the Adding an Entry walkthrough to help out. And when I glanced at "daruma," my first thought was seriously Takarasienne Daruma-san ga Koronda. x.x
michiru42: Beautiful Remimichiru42 on March 6th, 2011 04:13 am (UTC)
+1. Thanks, Wao_Wao. :)
bluerevue: question mark Kiriyanbluerevue on March 6th, 2011 03:52 am (UTC)
My dictionary tells me that daruma (達磨) means prostitute? I always just figured it was a rather un-Sumire Code joke about the fishnets and the fake hair and whatnot.
bluerevuebluerevue on March 6th, 2011 03:58 am (UTC)
Oh oh, OR -- "tumbling doll". So like tumbling = gymnast = leotard?

.... I still think it's probably derived from 'prostitute'.
Juliewao_wao on March 6th, 2011 03:58 am (UTC)
Yyyeeeaaaahhh, and Japanese Wikipedia tells me an urban legend about female abductees having both of their arms and legs cut off called "daruma-onna". x___x

I feel like there's got to be a simpler / older meaning that it comes from.
bluerevue: bad daybluerevue on March 6th, 2011 03:59 am (UTC)

Juliewao_wao on March 6th, 2011 04:02 am (UTC)
Super double triple ew.

Combining comments -- the Wikipedia article I linked from that page is the same "tumbling doll", I believe,

And yeah. Musumeyaku wear daruma too. ;)

Edited at 2011-03-06 04:02 am (UTC)
Beth Winterbwinter on March 6th, 2011 05:48 am (UTC)
I really think it's from the Daruma doll, since it's a legless costume and Daruma's supposed to have meditated so hard, his legs fell off.
Jencaithion on March 6th, 2011 01:30 pm (UTC)
I think so too. The dolls are pear-shaped, which is kind of the costumes shape, being armless and legless. Same origin for "yuki-daruma", I think.
Juliewao_wao on March 7th, 2011 01:41 am (UTC)
I guess that makes sense. I still don't feel 100% about it, but if someone else wants to change the Wiki I won't complain. *shrugs*
3peanuts3peanuts on March 6th, 2011 04:52 pm (UTC)
Then you should wiki "Boxing Helena" up...
Juliewao_wao on March 7th, 2011 01:40 am (UTC)
You think I like reading about this stuff? x__x Please don't encourage me to look up traumatizing things on the internet.
bluerevuebluerevue on March 6th, 2011 03:59 am (UTC)
(I actually did not know until just now when I read your entry that it meant the leotard costume. I totally thought it was when otokoyaku went in drag. Hehehe. Oops.)
ruderal_speciesruderal_species on March 6th, 2011 05:07 pm (UTC)
You are utterly brilliant. <3

I don't know if this counts as helping, but I read over all of them, and there was almost nothing to change or add.

Because you are BRILLIANT. <3
Toni D: [AD] AAH Sheep!tonihime on March 6th, 2011 07:15 pm (UTC)
You've been uploading your brains to the internet...?!?! You're going to turn into a CYBORG. Or something. XD
Juliewao_wao on March 7th, 2011 01:35 am (UTC)
No, it's the opposite, my body will become a lifeless shell while my consciousneww lives on inside the intternets ;)