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Offline IPAndrews

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Re: Would you guys find this offensive?
I just feel that how they're portraying them makes it appear that they're saying that Japanese are fleash eating snake-eyed monsters.

 :lol: Well I believe them. I'll believe anything I will.
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Offline Freespace Freak

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Re: Would you guys find this offensive?
Ask yourself this - do you honestly think that in some game development studio somewhere some game designer was thinking "I really hate those ****ing Japs. I'm going to make a race of baddies that look like them"? If so, then you can get offended (you're also likely to be pretty stupid). If not, then no sane person has any reason to get offewnded. Just get over it.

No, I don't believe that, but that wasn't the question.  The question would a person of Japanese heritage, ignorant of the series, think exactly that upon seeing it?

 

Offline Snail

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Re: Would you guys find this offensive?
must type quickly before nother reply comes in!!!

nobody is reading my posts!!

anyway japs have no reason to get angry with anyone (incl. me for calling them japs) because games have to have a bad guy anyway so unless they're aliens they have to get some inspiration...


post post post!!!

 

Offline Mefustae

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Re: Would you guys find this offensive?
No, I don't believe that, but that wasn't the question.  The question would a person of Japanese heritage, ignorant of the series, think exactly that upon seeing it?
It depends on the person. If they're easily offended, highly opinionated, completely ignorant of video-games in general, and just all around thick in the head... then yes, they might very well feel a bit offended.

 

Offline IPAndrews

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Re: Would you guys find this offensive?
This thread is so funny. Absolutely fantastic. Someone highlight this thread please.
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Offline Snail

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Re: Would you guys find this offensive?
does hlp even have highlights nemore?

w00t second page.. :nervous:

 

Offline IPAndrews

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Re: Would you guys find this offensive?
If it doesn't someone should reinstate them just for this thread.  :)
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Offline Freespace Freak

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Re: Would you guys find this offensive?
Okay, okay, okay, I'll back off.  I still think they're treading in dangerous territory, but I'll just sit back and watch the fan from a safe distance and see if any **** hits it.   :P

 

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Re: Would you guys find this offensive?
This is no more a thread. This is a chatroom...  :p
My aircraft spotting website: GolfVictorSpotting.it

 

Offline Snail

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Re: Would you guys find this offensive?
--- Japanese rule ---

'Specially manga... :nervous:
« Last Edit: October 22, 2006, 11:32:04 am by Snail »

 

Offline Fineus

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Re: Would you guys find this offensive?
Careful Snail..

Anyway, (having only read the first post) I think that while there are apparently similarities and strengths drawn from Japanese style - that we musn't forget that the game is a work of fantasy and as such we should throw away certain preconceptions - for instance that just because these vampiric snake-men look like our real-world Japanese - they aren't necessarily comparing the two.

Personally if I was Japanese I wouldn't be offended about this.

 

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Re: Would you guys find this offensive?
Does burning work? Stake through the heart surely?
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Offline Freespace Freak

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Re: Would you guys find this offensive?
*Brandishes katana*

Come back and fight, scum!

 

Offline Mefustae

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Re: Would you guys find this offensive?
Does burning work? Stake through the heart surely?
For these Pseudo-Japanese Snake Vampires, or for Snail?

 

Offline Snail

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Re: Would you guys find this offensive?
Errmm... :nervous:

*edits post*

 

Offline Freespace Freak

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Re: Would you guys find this offensive?
I don't know, let's find out! :drevil:

 

Offline Snail

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Re: Would you guys find this offensive?
Eeeep....

Okay, okay, I'll never post in THIS thread again...

 

Offline Ace

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Re: Would you guys find this offensive?
On Nirn the Tsaesci are Vampire-Snake-Men with human slaves. Human slaves who happen to be the ones seen in Oblivion.

The Empire adopted a lot of Akaviri symbolism (the dragon, blades armor, etc.) out of both fear and respect of the Tsaesci and their human warriors.

So, are the Tang-Mo monkey men an insult to the Chinese or are they just monkeys fighting off the endless hordes of the snow-demons to the north? (ZOMG! Kim Jong Il!)

Get a grip man, it's a game and the eastern-flavored lore was written during a drunken stupor and was weird enough to keep ;)
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Offline Freespace Freak

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Re: Would you guys find this offensive?
On Nirn the Tsaesci are Vampire-Snake-Men with human slaves. Human slaves who happen to be the ones seen in Oblivion.

The Empire adopted a lot of Akaviri symbolism (the dragon, blades armor, etc.) out of both fear and respect of the Tsaesci and their human warriors.

So, are the Tang-Mo monkey men an insult to the Chinese or are they just monkeys fighting off the endless hordes of the snow-demons to the north? (ZOMG! Kim Jong Il!)

Get a grip man, it's a game and the eastern-flavored lore was written during a drunken stupor and was weird enough to keep ;)

Actually, a dev recently confirmed that those men you see at Pale Pass are supposed to be Snakemen.  You just have to imagine that they are, not as you see them.  Trust me, I know all about the lore, it just sounds a bit offensive to me in the way it comes out.  I guess we'll see when they actually make it.

 

Offline Mathwiz6

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Re: Would you guys find this offensive?
Meh, I can't see why... it's not meant to be an insult (I think), so they're just utilizing Japanese culture because it's cool  :D.

Isn't much of a reason to be offended by that. If you think it's an insult, on purpose, or defamation, I say that's wildly improbable.