Penguin at local Japanese zoo adopts a waifu

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No I'm not making this up.

EDIT: It's fucking fake.

Last Edit: May 02, 2017, 10:14:07 PM by Ian


 
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this is some actual fake news, grape-kun is an old penguin and that picture was taken after hours. they put him behind that so he doesn't fall in the pool while nobody can watch him.


source, the zookeepers on twitter

「グレープはお爺ちゃんなので、閉園後はプールに落ちないように網の柵の中に入って貰っています。おそらくその写真は、閉園時間が過ぎた後にお客様が撮られたものだと思います」
"Grape is an elderly man, so we put him behind net fencing after closing so that he wouldn't fall into the pool. I think that photo was probably taken by a visitor after closing time."


 
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Ah, Ian falls for fake news cause it's cute.


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It's an alternative news source you shit lord.

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Hold the fucking phone you two power-hungry bundle of sticks! I'm looking at other links to the story and they're not saying anything else about the entire story being fake. Are you double trolling me here?!


 
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this is some actual fake news, grape-kun is an old penguin and that picture was taken after hours. they put him behind that so he doesn't fall in the pool while nobody can watch him.


source, the zookeepers on twitter

「グレープはお爺ちゃんなので、閉園後はプールに落ちないように網の柵の中に入って貰っています。おそらくその写真は、閉園時間が過ぎた後にお客様が撮られたものだと思います」
"Grape is an elderly man, so we put him behind net fencing after closing so that he wouldn't fall into the pool. I think that photo was probably taken by a visitor after closing time."
Why would that make the picture above fake though? They 'shopped in the 2D?


 
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Why would that make the picture above fake though? They 'shopped in the 2D?

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Ian's story: "We keep the penguin behind the net for his mental health, keep him away from the anime thing", with no record of this being said.

Zookeepers who work with the penguin: Uh no, he's behind the net fencing so he doesn't fall into the water.

And yes, it looks photoshopped


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And yes, it looks photoshopped

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Hold the fucking phone you two power-hungry bundle of sticks! I'm looking at other links to the story and they're not saying anything else about the entire story being fake. Are you double trolling me here?!


 
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You gonna post any of those links?


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Last Edit: May 03, 2017, 11:08:34 AM by Ian


 
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I only heard of this story from a friend of mine and Googled "Penguin waifu" and these three links came up.

dang you be on a website called dorkly.com


 
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http://www.dorkly.com/post/83374/twitter-is-going-nuts-for-this-penguin-who-found-himself-a-waifu

https://technology.inquirer.net/61919/look-penguin-finds-anime-waifu-in-japanese-zoo

Even with the tweet from the Zoo, they don't say the entire story is fabricated.

First off, I wouldn't categorize either of these as "news websites" - meaning it's unlikely that they would publish a redaction or update to clarify. So...

Your first link, "Dorkly.com", says "visitors reported that the bird would not leave the cutout's side" - yet the article fails to provide any proof of such outside of one image showing the bird looking up at it, followed by a series of fanart. Because yes, that's what this shitty website does.

And about the fence? They don't even address the zookeepers tweet, only saying "BUT THE STORY GETS MORE DRAMATIC!  It appears that zookeepers were concerned for Grape-kun, who at age 20 (that's old for a penguin) was missing feedings because of his crush, a behavior that could lead to malnutrition and eventual death. So they had to isolate him from the anime standee, as this heartbreaking photo illustrates."

Which, again, is false considering the people responsible for the bird literally came out and said: "He's behind the fence so he doesn't fall in."

Your second link is less egregious but has similar errors to the first.

It's fake news, Ian. People captured images of the bird looking up at or standing near the cutout, made a story out of it, and these niche websites ran it because it makes a cute story for anime-loving fans. The problem is it isn't true, there's no evidence of it being true. Hell, neither even bother to quote zoo officials.
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I only heard of this story from a friend of mine and Googled "Penguin waifu" and these three links came up.

dang you be on a website called dorkly.com
Wait why is this in Serious?

He wants to seriously discuss anime and waifus.

Which I'm beginning to consider a mental disorder.


 
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I only heard of this story from a friend of mine and Googled "Penguin waifu" and these three links came up.

dang you be on a website called dorkly.com
Wait why is this in Serious?

He wants to seriously discuss anime and waifus.

Which I'm beginning to consider a mental disorder.
How can you say this when you just wrote an essay of a rebuttal to Ian?

A handful of short paragraphs and some one liners that took me all of 4 minutes to write is considered an essay now?


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It's fake news, Ian. People captured images of the bird looking up at or standing near the cutout, made a story out of it, and these niche websites ran it because it makes a cute story for anime-loving fans. The problem is it isn't true, there's no evidence of it being true. Hell, neither even bother to quote zoo officials.

I never called them news websites. Inquirer calls itself one, but they seem more interested on posting stories that only a small minority of people would follow. And I kept the edit on my OP stating it's fake even after my suspicion from these other sites.

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Which I'm beginning to consider a mental disorder.

You didn't already?


 
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Which I'm beginning to consider a mental disorder.

You didn't already?

The fan tweets pushed me over the edge.


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>He expected a level of sensibility from Twitter

The fan tweets pushed me over the edge.


 
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This is not the greatest sig in the world, no. This is just a tribute.
I only heard of this story from a friend of mine and Googled "Penguin waifu" and these three links came up.

dang you be on a website called dorkly.com
Wait why is this in Serious?

He wants to seriously discuss anime and waifus.

Which I'm beginning to consider a mental disorder.
How can you say this when you just wrote an essay of a rebuttal to Ian?

A handful of short paragraphs and some one liners that took me all of 4 minutes to write is considered an essay now?
You spent four whole minutes on that?
That's dedication dude.


 
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