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May 7, 2012
I came to this book via "Oatku Japan's
an odd remark in "Otaku Database Animals" (2001)
USA" from someone who by Hiroki Azuma
was of the opinion that
the term "moe" was too OTAKU_BASE
easily misunderstood by
American audiences, and Hiroki Azuma is a guy who
that it was best to use was in his teens when the
the term "database". postmodernism craze hit
Japan in the 80s.
It's clear that that's
a very strange reading. State-side, postmodernism
now seems dated, if not
European pomo, discredited, but he's
Bouncing off japan, still be enthralled with it.
Coming back to an DISTORTING_MIRROR
American anime fan, Myself, I have trouble
making me wonder convincing myself there's
what the hell any there, there.
Azuma could've been
talking about. CHALKBOARD_TRACES
There is: So: this is yet
another case where a
a psuedo-japan in japan, Japanese re-import is
a psuedo-japan in the us more appealing to me
a psuedo-US in japan than the original
a psuedo-US in US local product...
And so on, up through any A_DREAM_OF_JAPAN
number of levels of
pseudo-pseudo you care to
But in cultural
affairs, recursion is
never really infinite.
Once it gets two or three
levels deep, everyone
becomes conscious of the
process, and it short-
circuits to a general
"and so on".
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