Started by C-One, September 16, 2006, 08:48:25 am
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QuoteOh. I agree, that one looks cool too! I assume she's known as the Rozen-Maiden style Vistan because her eyes have the same heterochromia as Suiseiseki's.
QuoteThe likelihood of my point of view being impeached even as I write it down is great, but I've got to get this off my chest. Just don't shoot me, all right?What are presently called "OS-tans" I refer to, in the privacy of my brain, as "Operating-System Girls" or "OS Girls." I think of them as being international helpful mascots whose names ought to reflect the language of whatever location they're inhabiting.(I'm assuming that through the Miracle Of Imagination the Girls can be everywhere simultaneously, helping any local machine which has their specific operating system installed.)Consequently, I'm wondering why there's still all this Japan stuff attached to the Girls. Sure, the anime genre is of Japanese origin; and having lived in the Ryukyu Islands I've long since come to admire and respect Japanese culture, not to mention the people of Japan themselves.However, the operating systems don't originate in Japan nor are they limited in their use to Japanese locations. Plus, why must we imitate (what we're told is) a childish mispronounciation of the Girls' Japanese name-suffixes?It would be nice, or so my train of thought contends, if the OS Girls were figuratively embraced by people of all ages and in all locations world-wide. Sure, they can remain youthful in their depictions; but in my view it doesn't help that they're imbued with infant-girl qualities such as purposely-lispy name suffixes and frilly party dresses.Niche stuff is all well and good, but I think the OS Girls deserve a wider audience. Please know it's not my intention of offend any of you: I'm just pondering the possibilities of wider acceptance of the Girls should they become unstuck from a single culture and language Ã¢â,¬â€ and if they were freed from extraneous infant-girl baggage, which makes their acceptance by adults problematic due to corporate mainstream media-of-communication contentions that there are child molesters around evey corner and under every rock.All right, I'm done: Thank you for your patience! *raises hands and slowly backs away*