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ReturnbyNathan Nov 19, 2022 9:04 PM

Happy Birthday

justFUKINGisma Mar 6, 2022 5:11 PM
Opticflash Mar 3, 2022 10:42 PM
Having said that, I think it's also complicated by the fact that fiction has increasingly become a social activity because of the internet and fandom, and that social element has given rise to a culture where it's very common for young and impressionable people to to join a fandom(s) with only the intention of finding other people who enjoy the same thing as them, but end up being dragged down into echo chambers where it's very easy to become radicalized. Speaking from experience, as a lifelong video game enjoyer, I not only see it happen constantly but also have gotten dragged into it myself, back in the days of Gamergate. I believe that it's a consequence of certain types of people being drawn to certain types of media, that allows these sorts of echo chambers to propagate.

Of course, then we're blurring the line between how much is the fault of media, and how much is the fault of social media in particular. But it does ultimately make me think that, in this era, artists have the responsibility of handling social issues honestly and intelligently more than ever, in part to discourage certain mindsets flourishing in the fandom of their work, and this extends to crimes they want to portray.

I hadn't considered this, and I can certainly see the rationale in that. Society has been mostly desensitized to violence, but I can get behind the idea that certain content can attract certain types of people and in turn create echo chambers that are fundamentally problematic.
Opticflash Feb 27, 2022 9:43 AM
So, could you clarify something for me in light of that? Do you take issue with people saying something "X is being glorified"? If so, is it because, like you stated above, that you consider stereotypes far more harmful than fictional crimes?

Well, yeah basically. Stereotypes are an example, but fiction undoubtedly has a social influence on reality and vice versa. What the main issue is is that "X is glorified" or "X is normalized" (or something along those lines) where X is some reprehensible act is almost never justified. I've seen people claim that a certain anime containing rape will fuel incel behavior, and one fellow in particular linked me to Google Scholar with the search terms "fiction's influence on reality" typed in as their 'reference' for their statement. About a month and a half ago, someone (probably a troll) tried to tell me that sexualized loli material can turn people into pedophiles and that pedophilia is potentially a result of a "moral failure", even though that is not how pedophilia works at all. Then there was the other guy in the deleted thread who tried to infer something about my personality because I didn't find Mushoku Tensei abhorrent.
Opticflash Feb 21, 2022 10:38 PM
Oh I definitely agree with you that fiction can have a negative impact on society. During some of the discussions on certain anime, I've tried telling a few people that I believe fiction where there is no crime depicted, but instead where stereotypes or expectations are perpetuated, that shape societal behavior and attitudes (think about for instance how homosexual men are always depicted as being overly effeminate), is far more problematic than [character commits heinous act and reaps benefits from it].

As I said to the other individual in the deleted thread, I give people the chance to explain what they believe is problematic and why. What I find is that, when people do give a reason, they seldom say more than "it glorifies [heinous act]".

The reason I don't agree with using terminology such as "negative reaction" to crudely define problematic in this context is because I don't see a point in separating out a certain type of negative reaction simply for the sake of a definition, especially when there are better words that emphasize a specific negative reaction, else one could argue that any type of negative reaction to any fiction should be incorporated into the definition of problematic. To clarify, the reaction that I have in mind is one that can have a noticeable effect on the viewer's emotional well being. But then again I realize that not everyone will agree with me on that view.
Opticflash Feb 18, 2022 8:23 PM
Hello, and sorry for the late reply. I was very busy, and plus I'm quite tired of long winded arguments on MAL anyway as they always lead to passive aggressive posts or downright flaming from both sides.

Basically when someone calls a work problematic, here's what I have in mind
1. That it influences people to do bad things (e.g., sexual assault, theft, racism, speeding, drug use, etc.)
2. That it affects attitudes and treatment of one another based on stereotypes, beliefs, misinformation, etc. continuously perpetuated in fiction (e.g., the portrayal of a woman always cooking for her husband or a man always being expected to be the 'dominant' one in a relationship, and how that negatively influences social norms and expectations)
3. That it causes deep, psychological distress among the viewers that extends beyond merely temporary disgust at the time of consumption, impacting their emotional well being permanently or for an extended period of time (e.g., trauma inducing or depression)

Basically the implication I take problematic to have is that such works have a sphere of influence on real life behavioral aspects (be it attitudes or crime rates or whatever) that is fundamentally negative in nature (and widespread). If problematic doesn't imply that then I don't know what else it means in that context.

Now people CAN use it in an unorthodox manner. Say you told me that revealing clothing was problematic. I would have assumed you meant either that it fuels sexual assault against women (or men, I don't judge), causes a cognitive problem of some sort for men (or women) (e.g., being 'distracted'), perpetuates negative attitudes or stereotypes, or that it defies moral puritanism and religious views. You can instead say "it creates social expectations and limits people's freedom in fashion". If you meant to say that, then ok fair enough I'll take note and ask for clarification before assuming.
KuRo_KaMi_SaMa Nov 20, 2021 10:05 AM
You're welcome
KuRo_KaMi_SaMa Nov 20, 2021 6:55 AM
Happy Birthday!
Hope you have a good day!
Also we share the same birthday day.
ReturnbyNathan Nov 19, 2021 10:45 PM

Happy Birthday

ReturnbyNathan Oct 30, 2021 11:14 PM

Happy Halloween

MihaiEXE Sep 12, 2021 3:29 AM
Nice to meet you too.
ReturnbyNathan Sep 9, 2021 8:39 PM

Feel free to drop a message if you ever want to chat. :)

ReturnbyNathan Sep 9, 2021 8:01 PM


Thank you for accepting the Friend Request

It's a pleasure to meet you!

Fario-P Jul 29, 2021 9:31 PM
well no, i wouldn't say it's weird, it's just it's a pleasant surprise to see a fellow fan of both series!
haha sorry for the misunderstanding

and of course i have to, ahiru is adorable and i never thought i would care THIS much for an animal-to-human character before XD

good night once more. :)
Fario-P Jul 29, 2021 8:14 PM
hello, sorry for intruding but i saw your post on that magical girl recommendations thread and i couldnt help but notice your forum avi. a fan of Ace Attorney along with Princess Tutu, huh? :P
anyway have a good night!