While clearing out some old VHS tapes I had, seeing if there was anything worth keeping, I found something that totally blew my mind.
Sook-Yin Lee is a Canadian actress and musician who used to be a VJ for Much Music, Canada’s answer to MTV. She’s of Chinese descent; she’s openly bisexual, kissing a woman on the air when sexual orientation was added to the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms; and she had a really crappy childhood, running away from home when she was 15.
This is Super Street Fighter IV‘s Juri Han. She’s Korean (I thought Sook-Yin was Korean for the longest time); when she was young her parents were killed by Shadaloo, and she was put into their super soldier program; and while the game doesn’t confirm her sexuality, half her quotes from the game make it seem like her answer to “guys or gals?” is “BRUTALLY!”.
Wow, it’s like they’re sisters or something, well, expect that Juri is now totally evil, and Sook-Yin is a rather nice girl from what I understand, but still.
So what does this have to do with anything? Gentlemen, behold:
This is Sook-Yin when she was working at Much Music, and the hair is the real world version of Juri’s hair, complete with buns (you try making actual horns from hair), the bangs, and the strips of hair on the sides of her face. Just a coincidence? Maybe, but here’s where things get really creepy, this picture was from 1997, and guess what she was doing on that particular day.
Much Music was giving away an N64 and a copy of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. Fast forward to 2011, and Super Street Fighter IV, Juri’s debut game, will be the first Street Fighter game to be made for a Nintendo platform in over a decade, specifically the 3DS, which is also getting a full remake of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.
This is serious Twilight Zone stuff man!
P.S: You can thank Bif Naked (another bisexual) and her Spaceman video for why I even had this clip recorded on VHS so that I can share it with you.