Helping me address Societies idealism’s concerning traditional relationships between a man and woman, A man who lives in Tokyo by the name Sal9000 (refuses to release his birth name) married a videogame character Nene Anegasaki in the Nintendo DS game called “Love Plus.”
At the wedding Sal wore a white tux, while a real priest performed the ceremony in front of some friends and thousands of Web users watching online.
when asked about whether he can love an electronic device Sal replied ”I love this character, not a machine. I understand 100 percent that this is a game. I understand very well that I cannot marry her physically or legally.”
From my understanding this is a perfect example of how divers human society is becoming. I do think that people will disagree with the marriage of a human and a virtual character, but that doesn’t prevent Sal from his human rights, and in the end he is able to marry the person he loves.
Another extreme case involved a man named Chadil Deffy, also known as Deff Yingyuen, who held a wedding ceremony with his dead girlfriend Sarinya “Anne” Kamsook at her funeral service. The couple had been together for 10 years and had apparently been speaking of marriage increasingly up until Sarinya was involved in a major car accident which took her life
What interested me about this case was that, firstly, it was a case where a man was technically marrying someone who was no longer alive. And as harsh as this question sounds, what is the difference between a non - living person and a non - living object?
In both of the cases above marriage, an extremely traditional ceremony, unionised a couple where one of the partners was technically lifeless. How do people look at these men? and is their role is society affected by their actions?
on the article about the chap marrying his dead lover, these were some of the replies
- “dat is love…n nothink creepy about it…caz most men only commit 2 a woman because of sex…but tiz man really love his girlfriend n commit 2 her even thought she’s gone…n I really 2 admire him keeping his word…my condolences <tears>”
- “I think its sad and weird/creepy at the sametime just my opinion”
- “Really romantic….”