Saturday, February 16, 2013

Ad: Your Pets are Pleading for Help!

An Open Letter to the Cats and Dogs of the Community:

Are you tired? Feeling run down after being chased all over your home by your crazy obsessed owner who loves to dress you up in a Hello Kitty costume? If you're lucky, it'd just be any other character than Hello Kitty.  

Woe is Me
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Have you succeeded in hiding from this torture?
The answer to all your problems is in this little bottle of pepper spray.  You no longer have to run the other way once you catch a glimpse of a gleam in your owner's eye while he/she is holding a disturbing looking piece of outfit. Use the can of pepper spray when you notice the signs that your owner is ready to humiliate you in front of all your animal friends and neighbors. 

You can sit back and be assured to know that you can call this number and bark out your order. We'll send you a bottle the next day with free shipping. As for payment, we'll send the bill to your owner. So, hurry and get your own copy today with a guaranteed protection against this obscene attack on your pride and self-esteem. CALL TODAY.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

The Power of Hello Kitty

I'm going to bring up a touchy subject (for the men anyways)...

Do you think there is a growing trend (outside Asia) that more and more guys are starting to like Hello Kitty?

We, girls, say, "Why not? Guys can like Hello Kitty, too." 

Years ago, for most men, the idea of Hello Kitty was generally categorized for just girls and often viewed with disgust on the fascination with the kitty image.

But as of late, there seems to be an abundance of guys buying Hello Kitty products or photos surfacing of guys wearing some sort of a Hello Kitty clothing. Would you say this was more of a gag joke or a real change in our culture?

If there really is a possible change in the trends, let's look at some possible reasons as to why this sudden change can be happening.

Big Brand Influences?
Star Wars is a popular franchise that is adored by both men and women. So, when the perfect-timing appearances of Hello Kitty robot versions started popping up all over the internet, did that trigger the first wave of male HK fans?

How can you resist me?

I can truly understand how guys could start falling in love with Hello Kitty. Just look at the robotic creations that has leveled Hello Kitty to a whole new status. A very cool looking status, wouldn't you agree? 

What makes Star Wars' Hello Kitty so cool?
Basically, Hello Kitty's kawaii quality is stripped away from what was keeping a male audience from connecting to her and a new image has emerged. This is what we call thinking out of the box, which is opposite of what society likes to do: box us all in one neat little packages.

Along with the use of social media these days, perhaps this new line of Hello Kitty robots influenced a new generation of male fans.

It doesn't hurt that there are more products aimed to target the male consumers like these:

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While the male underwear are officially Sanrio made products, the guns are not. There is even a picture of a Hello Kitty beer product floating around on the web.

More Possible Reasons

  • The times are a changing. More open-mindedness. Culture change
  • Great marketing strategy by the one and only Sanrio to cause this change in culture
  • Men are more accepting and liking the idea of women wearing HK sexy, fantasy lingerie -- so in essence, men are turned on by Hello Kitty? Is this the influence of the Anime/manga community?

Sources: Yahoo Question

Monday, February 11, 2013

Kitty Love by Junolyn

I created this animated gif for Hello Kitty lovers. Please credit if possible. Hope you guys like it.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Momoberry Hypnosis

You’re getting very tired. You’re getting very sleepy. Now, go back, go back…
In a moment, with your eyes still closed, you will begin seeing the image of Hello Kitty.

You will feel calm, relaxed, peaceful and safe.

Imagine you are walking into a Momoberry by Sanrio boutique store…

You will hear the sounds of the magical register ding, have a sensation of wonder and awe of all the kawaii things around you, taking a deep breath as the luscious aroma of the store fill your entire senses, and listening to the bubbly chatter of obsessed Momoberry stalkers nearby.
What are they happily gushing about? Why, it’s about Sanrio opening more Momoberry brand stores all over the world. Europe, London, and all way to Switzerland!

No, no, keep your eyes closed. Yes, I know. You want to make *this* a reality by sending a love letter demanding the return of Momoberry to L.A.
Psst… it’s in the works, ya know. The big guys are aware of little ol’ me, their Momoberry #1 Stalker. They know about the holy kitty movement. Have patience and shhh…
I’m only telling you this in secret confidentiality. I trust you won’t spread the word…
Just pretend I never said anything. Just continue to relax and enjoy your visit to a Momoberry store until I tell you to open your eyes and wake up.

Now, after having looked all over the exclusive merchandise of glittering jewelry, lovely accessories, elegant clothing, bodacious handbags, vibrant color cosmetics, sweet smelling beauty products, and colorful home decor— what’s keeping you there in your dream?
… Why, it’s no wonder Momoberry’s infamous plushes have you so enamored. Oh, but, I’m sorry, your session is now over. We can continue this discussion on another day.
Now, when I finished counting to 5, you may open your eyes.
1… 2…. 3…. 4….
Take one last peek around you before opening the door. Say goodbye. As you hear the door bell twinkling fades away…
... 5
Open your eyes.

Have I brainwashed you yet? ;p