Your Horse Trots Too Roughly for Me
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "seven_add1" <seven_add1@...> wrote:
> --- In email@example.com, Anthony Bryant <anthony_bryant@> wrote:
> > I think this whole discussion is missing the point that the
> > just massively bogus.costuming
> > Just because the artist is Japanese doesn't mean he has any
> > understanding of historical Japanese clothing. Consider the
> > and armour atrocities perpetrated by the makers of "Elizabeth,"historical to
> > "Braveheart," and "Robin of Sherwood," for example.
> > It's just a totally bogus outfit.
> > Re-create it if you want, but don't try to find anything
> > identify with it, or dignify it with the name of something real.Alright everyone...
> > Effingham
> Okay okay. Forget I even asked. Jaa ne.
I hate to feel the need to address this, but I'm rather sick of this
kind of attitude. Every time I read my JML digest I cringe because
more often than not people post Fail blog worthy Courtesy!fail
responses. I keep wondering if I'd read my history books wrong. That
no, in fact, Japanese society wasn't based on courtesy and all that
gokensou and keigo I learned is not indicative of how much being
polite is required in Japanese society. (Never mind that one of the
SCA's three pillars is Courtesy...) As a Japanese persona I always try
to have the proper level of politeness, judging from the way you
people treat each other maybe I should stop.
The most useful advice I've ever gotten about how to be polite is when
you are going to open your mouth to comment check if what you are
going to say is at least two of these three things:
1.) is it kind?
2.) is it true?
3.) is it necessary?
Better to be all three. Or as the proverb says, "chew and taste your
words before spitting them out."
Tatsume-dono, the outfits look like an artist's interpretation of
basic hakama and gi outfits. Manga is a really sketchy style and it
might be a case of simply and artist drawing what s/he sees and
simplifying it because s/he will have to draw a few thousand of them.
That's why manga fans praise CLAMP and Kaori Yuki's work, because is
it so detailed and complicated. I would check the illustration books
for the manga, just in case the artist decided to get fancy or
detailed, the TV ink drawings are bound to be less detailed. Also keep
in mind that as an artist, the point is to make a pretty picture or
tell the story, not historical accuracy. Or... any kind of accuracy.
Reality can quite happily be kicked out the window. How often have you
seen some pull off those wild hair-styles?
The artist can simply decide, s/he wants the kimono to sit like this,
or for the haori to float like whatever and the ONLY way it would
happen in real life is with invisible wires and duct tape or said
garment would fall off the body. Realism is not something found in
anime. Just sayin'. Ganbatte, ne?
That being said, Good bye. Farewell. Auf Wiedersehen. Adieu.
Tanikawa no Reishi
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Jeanel Walker <brytephyre@...> wrote:
>is in the eye of the beholder....But Kindness is Eternal.
> Sorry didn't mean to give you a headache =(
> Change is in the heart... age is in the mind... Beauty and or truth
> Jeanel WalkerOh no. You had just given me an idea for a fanfic. Headache is my own