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PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2014 12:08 pm    Post subject: Ayn Rand's Harry Potter Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2014 5:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I tried really hard to like this, but my conditioning of taking offense whenever someone uses "Jewishly" in such a manner ruined the experience for me...
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2014 8:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I tried really hard to like this, but my conditioning of taking offense whenever someone uses "Jewishly" in such a manner ruined the experience for me...


I think that the offensiveness of that casual racism was rather the point- a further satirisation of Ayn Rand being a terrible person, rather than genuinely meant prejudice. Nu?
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2014 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Probably.
But I have problems with satire using such. I would just prefer it not be done at all.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2014 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Truth. Satire is generally a challenging medium for Menolly, and the combination of some hot-button phrasing and the use of the settings and characters of her beloved HP universe probably did not help.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2014 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is your forum, Menolly, and I will take no offence at all if you wanted to remove this post for being objectionable. I hope it's understood that a) I found this post genuinely hilarious, and b) I could not have found it genuinely hilarious if I felt it was anti-Semitic, and I certainly wouldn't have posted it here if that was the case.

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No offense or bad feelings were intended. I love satire, and thought this was a bit of a laugh.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2014 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cambo wrote:
Menolly wrote:
I tried really hard to like this, but my conditioning of taking offense whenever someone uses "Jewishly" in such a manner ruined the experience for me...


I think that the offensiveness of that casual racism was rather the point- a further satirisation of Ayn Rand being a terrible person, rather than genuinely meant prejudice. Nu?


Browsing the comments, it seems that the author of the post was actually criticizing J K Rowling's characterization of Snape instead of anything with Ayn Rand.... which was a poor choice on her part as a writer, since everything else is very much in the mode of Ayn Rand writing a Rowling story. It kinda confuses the reader.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2014 11:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Menolly wrote:
I tried really hard to like this, but my conditioning of taking offense whenever someone uses "Jewishly" in such a manner ruined the experience for me...


I think that the offensiveness of that casual racism was rather the point- a further satirisation of Ayn Rand being a terrible person, rather than genuinely meant prejudice. Nu?


Browsing the comments, it seems that the author of the post was actually criticizing J K Rowling's characterization of Snape instead of anything with Ayn Rand.... which was a poor choice on her part as a writer, since everything else is very much in the mode of Ayn Rand writing a Rowling story. It kinda confuses the reader.


Huh- bizarre. Strikes me as similar to people protesting Mario claiming Wario and Luigi look like Jews- seems to me you're putting the stereotypes in yourself at that point
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2014 6:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No worries, Cambo. I have no problem with the link posted here. I was just saying that I personally was unable to enjoy it, most likely due to the conditioning I was raised with.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2014 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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No worries, Cambo. I have no problem with the link posted here. I was just saying that I personally was unable to enjoy it, most likely due to the conditioning I was raised with.


Oh, good. Smile
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