March 7 2014, 5pm
Neni, while reading your posts, I've come up with a slogan that expresses my views "Don't hate, educate". (Well, that and "I'm not even gonna touch that mess" but it's less catchy). I thought you might like it since that's how I see a lot of your posts - spreading well-informed, reasonable viewpoints without engaging directly with hate-spreaders. Anyway, keep up the good work! :)
That’s a good slogan!! Mind if I make some use of it? :-)
March 7 2014, 2pm
Have you ever read the Persona 1 manga? Because there's a nice dead twin thing there. Basically, the protagonist, Naoya, has a twin brother, Kazuya, who died when he was very young, but he feels tremendous guilt for Kazuya's death, even though it wasn't his fault. As such, his Shadow, in a sense, manifests as Kazuya. If you apply that to the P3 protagonists, then Minato and Minako would be each other's respective Shadows. Or something like that.
I really should read that Manga some time, especially considering I heard P1’s controls are hellish, so maybe I’d have better luck reading the Manga than playing the game itself :’D
Is Katsuya the standard name for brothers in the Persona Universe?
Regardless, this sounds interesting and pretty valid, given that Minakoto and FeMC are pretty much mirror images of each other in everything including personalities. However, there *is* the issue that, according to Jung, the Shadow is always supposed to be the same gender as it’s host, so that would speak against it… Though, there are literary variations of the concept, so it’s still valid and very interesting to think about.
March 7 2014, 11am
Ug, Yeah. Sorry. I just needed to vent, and I don't feel safe venting on my OWN TUMBLR anymore. That is half the reason why I even have it! So I don't have to bother others with petty things I just need to get out of my head by venting! Jeez! The thing these people don't realize is that doing stuff like this delegitimizes the cause they are trying to "support". They aren't just hurting bystanders. They are hurting themselves. :T
Make a new tumblr and follow only the people you trust most, that should help you feeling saver again. *hugs*
But, yeah, I totally understand where you are coming from, don’t worry. You can come to me and vent anytime you want, no problem. Tumblr has so much toxic influence by now, I find it is important to let the ones that feel unsafe here now know that they aren’t just alone with these feelings and paranoid. Really, in times like these, we have to keep cool and stand by what we believe in without getting aggressively defensive and outright hurtful to others.
March 7 2014, 10am
Oh my god. I am not even tumblr popular at all, and I have been getting crap recently. I have no idea where it is coming from. First, some anon, among other things, accused me of using Japanese people as cute props, because I used a reaction image of Shinya Arino of Game Center CX looking very confused (to something else that crazy anon said). Yesterday, I expressed that for some reason, my roommate's presence was bothering me. An anon came by and said it is because he is a cis male. GOD.
I think I don’t even need to say why both of this is such big BS… Really, when you get an Anon like that, blockdelete it. These people shouldn’t see your blog so they can’t annoy you. I have no idea where these people come from either, though a friend theorizes that tumblr’s improved popularity ever since it was bought up by yahoo might have something to do with it. I doubt it’s the only reason, but, yeah, the more people gather, the more the ratio of those lacking intelligence, sadly, rises… I guess all we can do is stand strong by our common sense until we find an Alternative or something.
March 7 2014, 6am
The sad thing is, the one that bashing hisanakagami is not only sjw. Anti-sj also calling her stupid, trash, sexist slur, "she must be not real Japanese. Just another American girl", etc etc. All of that happen cause she's feminist that disagree with western feminist. So she's hated by both side. I guess all of tumblr user are only from America/Europe/western. Native Asia that born and live at Asia plus can speak English? Impossible!
Well, neither side is immune to idiocy. I think that’s pretty clear. Where there are people, there will be stupidity. I can see how hisana drew those reactions, since the language she used was rather militant, too militant in certain parts, in fact, however, overall she was still in the right, since she was pointing out nothing but very real problems with the tumblr community and giving her stance on them. Nobody had a right to flame her for that. Nobody has a right to flame anyone for anything.
Her mistake was writing this response directly on the post she responded to and my mistake was responding directly to her post. That will always end up drawing the wrong kind of attention.. But discrediting her heritage, identity and skills just because someone disagrees with her and refuses to acknowledge she knows what she’s talking about seriously makes me weep. Nobody has the right to do something like that.
But this is tumblr. This kind of stuff happens all the time, on both sides of the arguments and instead of friendly approaching people and trying to lead intelligent discussions about your viewpoints with them, everyone feels the need to go and insult each other…
March 7 2014, 6am
Do you know about how sometimes, when a set of twins are still inside the womb, sometimes one of them will develop way too much and absorb the other? Thats my headcanon of where the timeline splits for the P3 MCs.
It’s a viable headcanon, but since the game has Butterfly Effect symbolism and such a huge difference in events would be a bit too much of a change to fall under the Butterfly Effect theory, I personally don’t believe it. If only one of them was born, it doesn’t explain why Ryoji still looks like the male MC in the female timeline. If they were both born, it can explained easily by him leeching off her memory.
March 6 2014, 7pm
What are your thoughts on P3's FeMC basically being retconned?
She’s not being retconned, she exists in a different timeline from the main P3 timeline, and I still hold on to the believe that she was MaleMC’s fraternal twin sister who was killed in the Moonlight Bridge incident in the Main timeline (while he was killed in her timeline).
There is literal no reason for her to be in PQ either way, unless you want all of SEES to be there twice. That would be a funny event, I agree, but not a very good premise for a game.