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Conversation Between Triple_R and Flower
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  1. Flower
    2013-06-28 02:43
    Happy birthday to you. ^^
  2. Flower
    2012-12-26 17:27
    And a very Merry Christmas for you as well my good sir!

    It was pretty good indeed.... Yours?

    Ok - question for you is ... what was your fave series of the past season, what was your biggest disappointment, and what was your biggest surprise ... AND

    Which series are you most excited about for next season?
  3. Triple_R
    2012-12-26 17:25
    Belated Merry Christmas. I hope it was a good one for you and yours.
  4. Flower
    2012-12-06 19:10
    We have been doing a little re-shuffling at work to make things more efficient (and in some very reasonable areas too), so things have been busy.

    Have been mulling over my "top 10 of the tear 2012" for a few days now, tbh.... Already chimed into the "fave OP and ED of 2012", the "biggest disappointments" and "most pleasant surprises" threads. This has helped clarify my thoughts a little bit at least.
  5. Triple_R
    2012-11-23 20:15
    Work has been hard, but otherwise, yes, I'm doing Ok. How about yourself? Happy belated Thanksgiving.
  6. Flower
    2012-11-23 03:08
    Hey there good sir - haven't heard from you in a while so I thought I would send you a "Happy American Thanksgiving" greeting!

    You been doing okay?
  7. Flower
    2012-07-07 14:16
    Good - am glad.

    As for Irisu only taking the blame, yes - I agree with you that Hongou is partly at fault (with her I see it as a weakness and an unwillingness to speak up that led to causing others problems), and Tomoe is definitely partly at fault. Tomoe is someone I don't really have a clear read on yet, to be honest - though the remark of how Irisu could possibly make Oreki dance on her palm irked me.... Many of the thoughts on Tomoe were on the wall post you mentioned earlier.
  8. Triple_R
    2012-07-06 23:20
    Just to be clear, I'm not upset with you in particular. You don't have to worry about that.

    I'm just not fond of where the discussion as a whole has went.

    My thinking is that Irisu is taking all the blame for this, when really, there's plenty of blame to go around (Tomoe and Hongou played key roles as well).

    Hongou put Irisu in a nasty situation. The resulted in Irisu and Tomoe both manipulating Oreki. I think that all three of them can be faulted to some degree.
  9. Flower
    2012-07-06 15:04
    I feel that it's not quite so black and white as that as "really not looking out for anyone but herself".

    Yes - there were good motivations and the like intermixed. The question was one of what was her primary underlying movement (which does not omit the possibility to have other good intentions and motivations mixed in at the same time, just in secondary or lower places of priority).

    That being said - yes, I am of the opinion that her main priority in her hierarchy of values was self interest, as Oreki's sister pointed out.

    Someone can definitely do good for others and even be considerate of others while thus motivated - but still the underlying primary motivation is, I feel self interest. It's not a question of either/or as much of a question of degrees and a hierarchy of values. First place for her is self interest, I think.

    You know, though - you might look through the novel tl in full on bakabt, b/c I am basing my angle of things equally on what I read there. For example, during the confrontation of Oreki and Irisu the narrator mentions:

    Spoiler for Quote from book:

    In retrospect it really seems like my take on Irisu has upset something in you somewhere - believe me when I say it was not intended in any way, shape or form, and I hope it does not "get in the way" of our interaction from here on out.

    I guess I just accepted some time back that you see things differently, and that's fine. This is just a work of art/fiction/etc., after all, and to my mind in the long view of things it is not worth insisting on to the extent that any kind of wedge be driven between the two of us. So - I apologize again if I have caused you trouble or disturbance inside....
  10. Triple_R
    2012-07-06 14:46
    I just read your post on Anh_Minh's wall.

    ... Do you really think that Irisu wasn't looking out for anybody but herself?

    Come on, Flower. It's one thing to dislike Irisu, but to argue that Irisu was motivated purely by self-interest is silly. Irisu went out of her way to protect Hongou and to ensure that the movie was a success. That's not the actions of a person who doesn't care about anyone but herself.

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