Re: OT: NGE (was Re: conlang greetings?)
|From:||Yoon Ha Lee <yl112@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, December 1, 2001, 6:07|
On Friday, November 30, 2001, at 04:55 , Nik Taylor wrote:
> Yoon Ha Lee wrote:
>> <laugh> Heh. I once ended up with this horrid Hikaru? (from Magic
>> Knights Rayearth) UFO-catcher due to the anime club, and I don't even
>> UFO catchers *or* that show *or* the console game.
> What's a UFO catcher?
>My friend Zack explained, and *please* take this with a Dead Sea's worth
of salt, that the name comes from the fact that they're inevitably of
kawaii anime girls that aliens in UFO's like to come and kidnap. I would
love to be enlightened as to an, um, alternate etymology.
> I love MKR, incidentally. Hikaru's my favorite character. :-)
<wry g> I couldn't get into it, but hey--as long as there are people who
*do* enjoy it, it's all good. :-)
Yoon Ha Lee [email@example.com]
Diplomacy: the art of letting someone else have your way.