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Post by Duran » Mon May 25, 2009 5:09 pm

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TOKYO – In a country where ghosts are traditionally believed to hide in the loo, a Japanese company is advertising a new literary experience — a horror story printed on toilet paper.

Each roll carries several copies of a new nine-chapter novella written by Koji Suzuki, the Japanese author of the horror story "Ring," which has been made into movies in both Japan and Hollywood.

"Drop," set in a public restroom, takes up about three feet (90 centimeters) of a roll and can be read in just a few minutes, according to the manufacturer, Hayashi Paper.

The company promotes the toilet paper, which will sell for 210 yen ($2.20) a roll, as "a horror experience in the toilet."

Toilets in Japan were traditionally tucked away in a dark corner of the house due to religious beliefs. Parents would tease children that a hairy hand might pull them down into the dark pool below.
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Post by NightshadeTea » Mon May 25, 2009 6:36 pm

I... honestly don't even know what to say to this. XD Oh lawd... just.... AHAHAHAHAHA!

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Post by manaman » Tue May 26, 2009 1:35 am

Ha ha ha!

Thanks for sharing. I can just see this taking off.

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Post by Ailise » Tue May 26, 2009 1:41 am

Sound like a nice idea... and well spent time in the bathroom xD

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Post by DeadWolf » Tue May 26, 2009 2:03 am

Duran wrote:Toilets in Japan were traditionally tucked away in a dark corner of the house due to religious beliefs. Parents would tease children that a hairy hand might pull them down into the dark pool below.
That explains the toilet in the inn on Majora's Mask.

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Post by manaman » Tue May 26, 2009 2:10 am

Oh, wow!

No kidding! Thanks for the insight.

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Post by DeadWolf » Tue May 26, 2009 2:28 am

For those who don't know what I'm talking about.

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Post by Anise » Wed May 27, 2009 7:54 am

I always wandered about that.........

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Post by Delvar » Wed May 27, 2009 1:14 pm

DeadWolf wrote:For those who don't know what I'm talking about.

http://www.zeldadungeon.net/Zelda06/Characters/Hand.jpg
Oh man! Pennies are dropping!

I reckon I'd get all paranoid about being in the loo reading a horror story. Not a good idea for me :p

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Post by manaman » Thu May 28, 2009 9:56 am

I used to run from my bedroom to the bathroom 'cause I thought the spooky things would get me in the hallway. Mostly I got freaked out from Sherlock Holmes mysteries, though. . . . Not gooey hands.

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Post by Aurora_Borealis » Sat Jun 13, 2009 3:37 pm

So, wait. I don't get it. Does the entire roll contain the movie film? Does that mean you have to use the ENTIRE roll on one bathroom break?! Or do you just take breaks and read it when you gotta use a number 1 or 2. But what if somebody else uses the same bathroom? >_> Oi, people are coming up with some of the weirdest inventions out there...

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Post by DeadWolf » Sun Jun 14, 2009 2:59 am

Only 3 feet of the roll is the story and then it repeats.

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Post by Aurora_Borealis » Mon Jun 15, 2009 11:14 am

Ah, well it's still kind of long, anybody else in use the bathroom and ruin your story =D

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Post by Tyrfillich » Tue Nov 17, 2009 3:24 pm

DeadWolf wrote:
Duran wrote:Toilets in Japan were traditionally tucked away in a dark corner of the house due to religious beliefs. Parents would tease children that a hairy hand might pull them down into the dark pool below.
That explains the toilet in the inn on Majora's Mask.
Dude, that's just what I was thinking reading through that.

Anybody want to take bets on how long it'll take for someone to start printing erotic literature on toilet paper? :P

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Post by Abdul_Moti » Fri Nov 20, 2009 2:20 pm

It won't be long due to the mental degradation among people... what a pity.

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