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Date: 2009-05-23 06:54 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] haolewrites
Holy crap on the NeoProdigy post. Wow. He's Jesus and Barack Obama all rolled into one. Saint Neo.

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Date: 2009-05-23 04:15 pm (UTC)
arch: The 11th Doctor and Amy's backs are to us as they look out over the barrage balloons of London during the Blitz. (Default)
From: [personal profile] arch
Also I have never seen such a smug self-interview. If it was meant to be funny it failed wretchedly.

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Date: 2009-05-23 04:19 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] keeva
I guess it's kind of appropriate, given his choice of username.

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Date: 2009-05-23 08:06 pm (UTC)
dharma_slut: They call me Mister CottonTail (Default)
From: [personal profile] dharma_slut
Him I can see as a try for teh lulz. That friend of his however... I'd rather have enemies than one single friend like that.

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Date: 2009-05-24 02:09 am (UTC)
piranha: stylized white figure lifting a red barbell with weights (Default)
From: [personal profile] piranha
yeah, if i hadn't already been exposed to his narcissism before, i could have used a warning there. well, now i know not to go back, since he seems to think calling women "cunt" makes him like jesus.

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Date: 2009-05-23 07:22 am (UTC)
sanguinity: woodcut by M.C. Escher, "Snakes" (Default)
From: [personal profile] sanguinity
[personal profile] elf? Would you please remove my post from this linkspam? Is not about Mammothfail.

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Date: 2009-05-23 02:31 pm (UTC)
sanguinity: woodcut by M.C. Escher, "Snakes" (Default)
From: [personal profile] sanguinity
Thank you.

And yes, I understand that you don't remove on-topic posts, and why you wouldn't.

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Date: 2009-05-23 10:59 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sami
It's worth noting that in [livejournal.com profile] james_nicoll's case, it's just about guaranteed not to be trolling, at least on his part; he likes to explore the ramifications of ideas, but I've never known him to troll.

I'm not sure how much privilege alert even applies. He's not saying cultural appropriation is good, he's just considering whether it's applicable, as a term, to the cultures of one's ancestors, if that culture is no longer practiced... which a lot of them aren't. Christianity crushed a lot of cultures out of existence. It is a valid question whether it's morally acceptable to make free with the the elements of past cultures, IMO.

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Date: 2009-05-23 02:42 pm (UTC)
james_davis_nicoll: (Default)
From: [personal profile] james_davis_nicoll
If you get a longish post called Full Disclosure and it's not signed, it's because I thought I was logged in and wasn't.

I take exception to "but I don't actually give a damn about what people think about it."

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Date: 2009-05-23 07:41 pm (UTC)
james_davis_nicoll: (Default)
From: [personal profile] james_davis_nicoll
*sigh* I just posted another anonymous reply thanks to my inability to notice when I am logged out. Deal with it as you see fit.

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Date: 2009-05-24 03:24 am (UTC)
james_davis_nicoll: (Default)
From: [personal profile] james_davis_nicoll
Actually now that I've walked away from the computer and thought for a bit, I'd rather you just nuked both of them.

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Date: 2009-05-24 02:06 am (UTC)
piranha: stylized white figure lifting a red barbell with weights (Default)
From: [personal profile] piranha
i think you're conflating "trollish" and "geekish". from long association (starting on usenet, so i am well familiar with old definitions of "troll") i know james to be the latter, but not the former.

however, his comment section deserves every warning, because he is widely read and commented on by people who're soaking in male white privilege.

i don't really think the post even belongs in this linkspam.

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Date: 2009-05-23 03:02 pm (UTC)
james_davis_nicoll: (Default)
From: [personal profile] james_davis_nicoll
"Isn't F/SF a white person's genre and anyone else who uses it is practicing cultural appropriation?"

When SF first became a genre a fairly large fraction of the authors involved in turning it into what it was were Jewish at a time when Jews were not counted as white so really the answer to that would be somewhere between "not exactly" and "obviously not".

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Date: 2009-05-23 03:50 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] acrimonyastraea
What I find most headdesky about the post and comments is that, to use the popular metaphor, it's really a senior-level or graduate level question that appears to be aimed at folks who are in the 101 class. (And people who don't even have interest in the 101 class because they would rather lament about the loss to white Americans if we couldn't appropriate at will without regard to the consequences).

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Date: 2009-05-23 10:26 pm (UTC)
softestbullet: Seven of Nine in a space suit. (Office/ ...)
From: [personal profile] softestbullet
Yeah, this.

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Date: 2009-05-23 10:11 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] cutlery
Christianity crushed a lot of cultures out of existence.

I think the right word would be religions, at least in Europe. Many cultures managed to keep their languages and folk traditions.


It is a valid question whether it's morally acceptable to make free with the the elements of past cultures, IMO.

Agreed. Unfortunately, some people out there don't.

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Date: 2009-05-25 06:42 am (UTC)

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