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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 >> like >> 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 [] Diplomacy: the art of letting someone else have your way.