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Re: conlang greetings? (was Re: Let me introduce myself)

From:Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>
Date:Wednesday, December 5, 2001, 8:09
En réponse à John Cowan <cowan@...>:

> > Not a thing. I don't care for it either. Violent, sexist, and > artistically crude. >
Though someone said that over-generalization is a natural human tendency, it doesn't mean it can be forgiven. The world has more than once turned absolutely nuts because of these kinds of behaviours, and it's not because it's about such a little thing as manga and anime that it's less bad. Laurie Gerholz has given a better answer to that than I could ever dreamt of, so I won't say more about it, but I just wanted to make sure that this kind of prejudice doesn't have its place on this list (not that I don't occasionnally fall into this trap. But then I expect to be corrected). And as a side note, if we're taking averages, the American production of comics can arguably be considered more violent, in average, than the Japanese production of manga. Unless you can point me at a comics book as non-violent and non-sexist as Maison Ikkoku, and still having a storyline quite more intelligent than Snoopy (not that I don't like Snoopy, on the contrary :))) ). Christophe. Take your life as a movie: do not let anybody else play the leading role.


John Cowan <cowan@...>