I’ll get to the point.
First question tackles religion. No, I’m not talking about the established religions, this is not a general blog.
So, you Haruhiists, what does your religion offer to the convert? I mean, every other established religion offers at least one good thing, like peace of mind, certainty of your place in the world, changes in one’s personality, etc. So what does this religion offer, in terms of positive benefits? I’m sure with all this bashing and whatnot, one tends to forget the important things.
The second is more general, but if you’ve been following the recent drama, you’ll get the picture.
Industry supporters, I ask you this. Why should I support a company I cannot support, in good conscience, that strives to destroy not just itself, but an entire subculture, albeit unknowingly, by going for a quick profit? Surely any company worth its salt knows alienating its intended customers only merits destruction to the company.
The third, well, I forgot, so I’ll throw in something I thought of in a few minutes.
How can it be possible to appreciate Japanese animation, when you live in a world that not only shuns it, but it’s ambassadors are uncouth, arrogant individuals who care less about their image outside their social circle and tend to flamboyantly attack anyone who do not support their views on the flimsiest of arguments? And how is it possible, to be a level-headed fan of all things otaku when you not just have these asinine individuals demonstrating the worst in humanity, but also an extremely paranoid Customs that has every right to confiscate and hold materials you purchase over the Internet with your own money? I mean no disrespect for the Government and all, but, how am I to respect intellectual property if I cannot have the privilege to own the original material? It’s already bad enough I’m being encouraged to support the creators due to the asinine zealotry of people who proclaim that information and products should be free, but to incur additional frustration because I have to wait for Customs and the MDA to deem my items safe for the public? I understand the standard fluoroscoping and explosives detection and all, but I’m importing game and music CDs and DVDs, not animals, and certainly not weapons. And obviously not porn, since most porn is trash anyway. Or anything that might upset the social stability of this country. I’m only a commoner making his way through the maze called Life, not some rebel or activitist. I don’t see the need to raise a huge stink and get sued twenty ways to Pluto, I just want to abide by the law to the best of my ability. And I’m quite certain that you all up there want that too, right?