Re: Fanfic, and other things..... (fwd)

From: Matt Penna <>
Date: Fri, 12 Jan 1996 19:51:02 -0500

>What obsession?

I don't think it's an obsession at all. I view it as something which is of
interest to all of us. I know lots of guys who no longer enjoy cartoons of
any kind (they also say they never did...yeah, right.) I say they're missing
out. C'mon, how can you not enjoy some of the classic shorts showing Goofy
flying through plate glass windows, or the Wile E. Coyote, who is the
stupidest genius in the world, being blown to smithereens every 10 seconds?

>I don't want it to lead
>somewhere bad, and as much as I hate conformity, do any of you think this
>obsession with a make-beleive world is normal?

I think that saying something is "normal" or "abnormal" is making a
statement which is much too general, and it doesn't allow for any kind of
gray area in between. To use my above comparison, some people would say it's
"abnormal" for me to watch cartoons, or to write stories involving cartoon
characters, or make doodles of cartoon characters. So what? Let's take a
look at who's actually creating them! They're adults, and they're not
considered "abnormal" by any people that I know. (I guess that if what you
do makes you money, it's okay. We just can't enjoy things without promise of
monetary gain.) You said it yourself Mighty, and it just doesn't get any
more obvious than this.-> If everybody were a conformist, the world would be
a very, very dull place.

Received on Fri Jan 12 1996 - 19:57:36 PST

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