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Thursday, October 30, 2008


People worried about gays getting married. People worried about people trying to marry animals. "Someday, someone's going to try to marry their own clone!" Well, now they have another thing to worry about...

People who want to marry fictitious characters.

Yes, you read that right, FICTITIOUS CHARACTERS.

Taichi Takashita of Japan has started a movement to allow an average person to marry a cartoon character. "I am no longer interested in three dimensions." That's what the man said!

Some people have been sued for harassment (some sexual) within online games. People have been sued for theft within virtual worlds. Some people have online romantic affairs, never meeting the other person in real-life, even going so far as having cyber sex. Is this the next step of relationships online?

Although the technology doesn't exist (neither does his love interest), Takashita would like to enter, and become a part of, a two-dimensional world someday.

I guess the next question would be "Does the fictitious character in question consent?"

Hmmm, what would be the age of consent of a fictitious character? Is it possible to have non-consensual sex with a fictitious character that was designed to be a victim? Could a fictitious character sue a real-world person? Could a writer be sued for killing off, or just creating hardship for, a fictitious character? In case of divorce, how would one pay alimony to a fictitious character? Could you marry a non-human fictitious character? What about a gay, non-human, mentally retarded fictitious character, that you're somehow related to, that's already married to someone else?

This just brings up TOO many questions.