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shayera From: shayera Date: September 8th, 2006 03:52 am (UTC) (Link)
Insane! The bookmarking stuff makes me go o_O, because who can control what I do on my own private computer? Especially if no one else is ever using it... paranoia abound.

But it's interesting with the uchi/soto thing, because there's hardly anything of the like in Western fandom (friends-locked posts at the most!).
ex_naye320 From: ex_naye320 Date: September 9th, 2006 04:47 am (UTC) (Link)
Yeah - no. I have no idea what's going on... At the same time, I can understand the general wish to keep control of your creations, even on somebody else's computer. And if you see a webpage as an extended personal space - like your apartment - it kind of makes sense that they all have a "玄関" where they stipulate a set of rules... I mean, inviting someone into your home, there are all these unwritten rules and set phrases and you can be pretty sure your guests will take of their shoes and not start throwing your best china around. I don't really know where I'm going with this anology, but - um. Maybe you get what I mean? Because I can understand the feeling, even if I don't think it's at all logical, and even if it goes contrary to the way most westerners think about websites.

Thing is... I've had webpages. And if there had been some way to make sure only my "uchi" could find it, I would probably have been very happy. ^^;;

And I wonder about the Western fandom... The thing with uchi/soto (and honne/tatemae, for example) is that the biggest difference I can see is that in Japan, it's acknowledged. Yes, we differentiate between "us" and "them". Yes, what we say or do is sometimes different from what we really think or really would like to do. But - you can't tell me we don't do the same in Sweden! And so - I'm sure Western fandom does have in/out. I just... need to eat something before theorizing. ^^;;
shayera From: shayera Date: September 9th, 2006 09:34 am (UTC) (Link)
Hmm... You're right, it does happen everywhere - the line between fans and non-fans is pretty sharp in our part of the world as well. But... that kind of behavior takes it to another level of setting up fences, don't you think?
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