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Re: The "Storm Area 51" memes
« Reply #120 on: September 30, 2019, 07:02:03 AM »
And yet, as I said, it is extremely popular.

Do you really think popularity is the best metric for judging art

It's the best metric for judging how popular it is.

The Jersey Shore was popular too. That doesn't make it good art.

Lots of garbage TV shows have become popular among viewers with exceedingly poor taste. Naruto, for example.


I'm pretty sure the majority of people in the world don't even know what Naruto is, and they wouldn't give two shits about it if they did.

I don't know about the anime culture in Australia, but around here Naruto has long had a pretty low reputation among anime fans.

Sure, among anime fans. It's very popular outside that specific community. It appeals to a broader base.

Naruto is anime. Therefore, its fans are anime fans, whether they self-identify as such or not.

Just the same, I'd be willing to bet that the vast majority of Naruto fans do in fact self-identify as anime fans.


But hey, it's silly for two grown men to argue the merits of a TV action cartoon aimed at adolescents. If you happen to like it, that's fine.

I don't, but I'm not an anime fan, so my opinion doesn't count.

Then why do you keep arguing for it?

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Re: The "Storm Area 51" memes
« Reply #121 on: September 30, 2019, 01:16:42 PM »
Not that I was looking forward to some kind of resource catastrophe, but am I the only who feels that this "Storm Area 51" thing was kind of a disappointment?

 

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« Reply #122 on: September 30, 2019, 02:09:35 PM »
Not that I was looking forward to some kind of resource catastrophe, but am I the only who feels that this "Storm Area 51" thing was kind of a disappointment?

I'm sure the aliens still being held there are a bit disappointed too.
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Re: The "Storm Area 51" memes
« Reply #123 on: September 30, 2019, 02:33:17 PM »
Not that I was looking forward to some kind of resource catastrophe, but am I the only who feels that this "Storm Area 51" thing was kind of a disappointment?

 
Its about what I expected.

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Re: The "Storm Area 51" memes
« Reply #124 on: September 30, 2019, 02:33:39 PM »
Not that I was looking forward to some kind of resource catastrophe, but am I the only who feels that this "Storm Area 51" thing was kind of a disappointment?
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« Reply #125 on: September 30, 2019, 02:41:19 PM »
I did predict that few people would show up. Why can't I just enjoy my smug satisfaction about being right? 

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« Reply #126 on: September 30, 2019, 03:10:17 PM »
I did predict that few people would show up. Why can't I just enjoy my smug satisfaction about being right?
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Re: The "Storm Area 51" memes
« Reply #127 on: September 30, 2019, 05:42:22 PM »
Not that I was looking forward to some kind of resource catastrophe, but am I the only who feels that this "Storm Area 51" thing was kind of a disappointment?



In this case I was kind of one of them. }⟩:o)
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Re: The "Storm Area 51" memes
« Reply #128 on: September 30, 2019, 08:12:46 PM »
Not that I was looking forward to some kind of resource catastrophe, but am I the only who feels that this "Storm Area 51" thing was kind of a disappointment?

Its about what I expected.

Me too.

I didn't want anybody to get hurt. A bunch of UFO nuts had some parties, mostly in Vegas where they probably gambled a little, maybe took in a show or availed themselves of the services of a sex worker or two. A few of them did their Naruto run safely outside the gates of the military base. I'm sure a good time was had by all.

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Re: The "Storm Area 51" memes
« Reply #129 on: September 30, 2019, 08:13:26 PM »
The Jersey Shore was popular too. That doesn't make it good art.

I didn't say that it was good art. I said that it was popular.
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Re: The "Storm Area 51" memes
« Reply #130 on: October 01, 2019, 01:11:48 PM »
The Jersey Shore was popular too. That doesn't make it good art.

I didn't say that it was good art. I said that it was popular.

It was this post of yours that kicked off this whole argument:

         
It's not actually such a bad show, for an anime series aimed at early teens.

To recap: I said it was garbage, and you replied it's not so bad.

To which I replied come on, it's terrible, then I offered a satirical shot breakdown of a typical scene. That's when you switched to the argument from popularity.

To clarify, I don't disagree that Naruto is somewhat popular among a certain type of anime fans. But in terms of being a TV show to sit down and try to pay attention to, it's utter garbage. Even for the age group it's intended for, it's not a well-written or well-executed show.


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Re: The "Storm Area 51" memes
« Reply #131 on: October 01, 2019, 08:04:29 PM »
The Jersey Shore was popular too. That doesn't make it good art.

I didn't say that it was good art. I said that it was popular.

It was this post of yours that kicked off this whole argument:

         
It's not actually such a bad show, for an anime series aimed at early teens.

To recap: I said it was garbage, and you replied it's not so bad.

To which I replied come on, it's terrible, then I offered a satirical shot breakdown of a typical scene. That's when you switched to the argument from popularity.

To clarify, I don't disagree that Naruto is somewhat popular among a certain type of anime fans. But in terms of being a TV show to sit down and try to pay attention to, it's utter garbage. Even for the age group it's intended for, it's not a well-written or well-executed show.

You are entitled to your opinion.
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Re: The "Storm Area 51" memes
« Reply #132 on: October 02, 2019, 02:37:42 AM »
The Jersey Shore was popular too. That doesn't make it good art.

I didn't say that it was good art. I said that it was popular.

It was this post of yours that kicked off this whole argument:

         
It's not actually such a bad show, for an anime series aimed at early teens.

To recap: I said it was garbage, and you replied it's not so bad.

To which I replied come on, it's terrible, then I offered a satirical shot breakdown of a typical scene. That's when you switched to the argument from popularity.

To clarify, I don't disagree that Naruto is somewhat popular among a certain type of anime fans. But in terms of being a TV show to sit down and try to pay attention to, it's utter garbage. Even for the age group it's intended for, it's not a well-written or well-executed show.

You are entitled to your opinion.

You don't understand, his infallible opinion is always the complete truth and you just cannot even imply that other views may exist.
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« Reply #133 on: October 02, 2019, 04:20:55 AM »
You are entitled to your opinion.

Why thank you. That's all I was looking for.


You don't understand, his infallible opinion is always the complete truth and you just cannot even imply that other views may exist.

I’m sorry you feel that way.

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Re: The "Storm Area 51" memes
« Reply #134 on: October 02, 2019, 08:50:00 PM »
You are entitled to your opinion.

Why thank you. That's all I was looking for.

The problem was that you were speaking in absolute, objective terms, rather than as though you were expressing an opinion. Let's move on.
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