1) In Japan, "anime" officially does refer to all forms of animated cartoons, but in practice there is often no distinction between "anime" and "manga" (comics) outside of "otaku" (fanboy/girl) circles. 2) "Anime" as an English loan word contains the necessary characteristic of being animation from Japan. Sorry, you can try to redefine it as a style, but you have to admit this is a redefinition from its popular usage. Look at AKIRA, for example, which does not feature "anime style" characteristics, yet is - by Western definition - considered anime by most. We don't NEED to use it to mean what the Japanese use it for because we already have the words "animation", "cartoons" and "comics", which pretty much cover these things. Honestly, as the term "anime" outside Japan is becoming such a slippery concept (with most considering it related to Japan and some considering an animation/story style), I'd suggest tossing it altogether and sticking to less ambiguous descriptions based on studio and creator/designer characteristics. If you say a show is reminiscent of 80's Ghibli character design or Hideaki Anno's brooding nihilism, I can get an idea of where you going. Saying something is "like anime" might as well be saying nothing.
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Great job. You nailed the atmosphere.
Yep, the first two avatars are our 'friend' 'Jason" (as we have chosen to call him). He is a nearly daily disruption where I volunteer and at one other sim as well. I'm hoping all of us working in language education sims who have to deal with him can find some way to come together and deal with him better. The 'famous' Esteban Winsmore, on the other hand, has never graced us with his much less offensive form of griefing. Just want to make it clear that I believe you are showing two different people here.
If you see only 10,000 YouTube videos this year, make sure THIS isn't one of them...
In reality shows, participants contractually agree to have the 'interesting' bits of their daily lives broadcast. In surveillance - at least in tenuously legal NSA style covert surveillance - there is no such agreement. So if the question is really, "Does the watching of other people who have agreed to be filmed for our entertainment make us more likely to let the authorities watch us without our permission", I don't think you really make a strong case. I like the bit on the observer's paradox taken into critique of reality TV, and the discussion of the complex nature of privacy was also interesting, but I don't see the clear connection. If you're going to bring up privacy in this argument, you're responsible for showing us more concretely how reality TV changes our personal definition of privacy.
Good show. I'd like to mention that being a 41 year old professor in Japan, I am still more computer literate than a majority of my 19 year old students. They are not disenfranchised, they just don't see the value knowledge about computers will have in their lives. Which I guess brings us to the point that generational nicknames are entirely N. American-centric to begin with and are therefore limited in their usefulness in generalizing global trends.
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I'm 44. I live in Macau. I study education in Second Life (and have a lot of fun there as well). I teach at the uni here.
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