Everybody knows that you're a Prideshipper, period. Yet, it hurts non prideshippers to see, while you're doing the episode analyses, a time and again reference to the men in that ship being boyfriends. Your analyses are supposed to be neutral in that point. It's like you're imposing the ship, and believe me, it's not cool. The same goes to other ships, if and when that happens.
Can you real quick point to where in my contract it says my analyses are supposed to be neutral? Did I sign a shipping treaty I’ve forgotten about? Did I forget to put up a disclaimer saying my recaps aren’t always fully serious?
I don’t know how to make it clear, except from context, that some of the things in my recaps are genuine narrative and character analysis and some of the other things are jokes?? Are flippant?? Are comments that reflect the personal opinions of the author and do not constitute an unbiased rendering of the source material??
I’ve jokingly referred to Kaiba and Yami as being boyfriends in recaps three times, over 93 episodes. Marik and Bakura once or twice maybe? I also once said Yugi and Yami got married?
So I don’t really think saying I do this “time and again” is very fair. I don’t think saying I’m hurting people is very fair. I don’t think saying I’m “imposing” a ship (or multiple ships) on people by making occasional jokes is very fair. I don’t think anonymously telling me I’m behaving in a “not cool” way by making jokes in my own recaps is very fair.
Actually I think telling someone off for making a joke is what hurts someone. Because this comment hurt my feelings and made me feel shitty about something I wrote, something I put effort and time into, something I did to make people laugh and smile. Something I didn’t think anyone would take seriously enough to come and tell me I’m doing my hobby wrong and I should feel bad. Well, okay, great, I feel bad, but I don’t feel guilty and I’m not going to change the way I write.
I have often stated that consciousness is the essence of the universe not matter and not energy. Now, as a skeptic, this is an amazing statement. This idea is not mine. Since the dual slit experiment in quantum physics established that the observation of an event actually creates the event the connection between consciousness and physical reality has created a new paradigm in physics and in philosophy.
Now recently at Berkeley scientists have been able to connect a video camera to the brain of a subject and actually “see” and record the thoughts of the subject albeit in a very crude manner. In another recent study conducted first at the University of Mexico and then again by neurologist Peter Fenwick at Cambridge two people meditate together and then are separated and one is stimulated and simultaneously both are subjected to EEG monitoring.
We have some pretty solid evidence that consciousness is a shared thing capable of being in two places at the same time across a distance. Pretty amazing stuff.