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Married to a Fictional Character
Mar 09 2018

Married to a Fictional Character

Intro 简介

Once upon a time, in Tokyo, Japan, there was a man named Sal. Sal played a video game called ‘Love Plus’ on Nintendo. In ‘Love Plus,’ you can make your own boyfriend or girlfriend and talk to them. Sal made a beautiful girl named Nene and fell in love with her. He took her to a beach resort in Guam, Disneyland, and many other places. They fell in love and he… married her?!

This is a very controversial, true story. Sal must be obsessed and addicted to video games if he married a virtual character. Many people find this very creepy. Others find it… trendy? The marriage is not actually legal. Sal just did it for fun and to express his devotion. But still, is he taking it too far?

Romeo talks about Nene and Sal’s marriage. Listen as he and Dominique discuss in today’s English lesson.

Dialogue 对话

Romeo:  If I had married a fictional character, I would have to lose my mind.

Dominique:  What are you talking about?

Romeo:  You never heard of the… the guy who like… he, like, identified his name as, like, Sal and super obsessed, I guess, with his Nintendo DS. He claimed that he had actually married the DS.

Dominique:  Are you talking about that guy that married a fictional anime character?

Romeo:  Something like that. Yeah.

Dominique:  In a Nintendo game?

Romeo:  Right. I…

Dominique:  Like, Love Plus, or something like that?

Romeo:  It… I think that is exactly what it is!

Dominique:  That is so creepy!

Romeo:  It’s super trendy.

Dominique:  Oh, my gosh!

Romeo:  And I could not, like, really even fathom or imagine finishing to read the story. So, I don’t know all the facts.

Dominique:  That’s… gotta be fake.

Romeo:  No, it’s a real thing! I mean…

Dominique:  So, that actually happened?

Romeo:  ...It’s fictional. But, it’s real!

Dominique:  Like, where did he get married? Like, where… who… where in the world did he go for that to actually happen?

Romeo:  Wherever there are wedding laws that are less strict, I guess. I…

Quiz 测验

  1. Which of the following is true?

  2. When Dominique finds out about the marriage, she thinks it is __.

  3. A Japanese cartoon is also called __.

  4. Which of the following is an example of the third conditional?