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RE: Boku.

Postby guitarplayer7694 » Sat 12.29.2007 5:01 am

Don't take this the wrong way mike but not using smileys and the way you word things makes you kinda scary. :|
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RE: Boku.

Postby Mike Cash » Sat 12.29.2007 8:07 am

I detest smileys and use Adblock to prevent them from displaying. So even if you load up a post with them I'll never see them.

Was there something intimidating about that particular post? I thought it rather matter-of-fact in tone, although not quite as concise as I would have liked to make it. All I did was to affirm for you that for the present you may use "boku" as much as you like and don't need to worry about this particular point. Is it the use of commas and avoidance of run-on sentences which causes you anxiety?

Maybe I need to change avatars.....There. Does that help?
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RE: Boku.

Postby guitarplayer7694 » Sat 12.29.2007 12:32 pm

I just get the eneral air of respect and authority from you, and I do like the avatar change.
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RE: Boku.

Postby two_heads_talking » Sat 12.29.2007 2:18 pm

there is no reason to be scared of respect or authority..
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RE: Boku.

Postby Dehitay » Sat 12.29.2007 2:45 pm

two_heads_talking wrote:
there is no reason to be scared of respect or authority..


I know a lot of criminals who would disagree

Mike does give off the feeling of the military uncle who all the children are afraid of
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RE: Boku.

Postby two_heads_talking » Sat 12.29.2007 3:37 pm

authority in which light? legal authority? maybe. but respect? no.. no one should ever fear respect.

hell, for that matter, criminals are really afraid of the respect or authority, what they fear the most is that their actions have consequences. The fear the consequences and will do anything, even beg and grovel to get out of having to deal with those consequences.

I look at it this way, if you fear someone for being ascertive or authoritative, is it the person you fear or the lash that you expect for your wrong doing?

(edit) as for the military uncle all the kids are afraid of... well, most kids are only afraid because they don't know him. once one child goes to him and comes back mainly intact, the others will flock to find out about the "new man" in the house. (again, I reiterate, many fear what they don't know. and those that don't fear the unknown are fools)
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RE: Boku.

Postby saraLynne » Sat 12.29.2007 3:42 pm

two_heads_talking wrote:
(again, I reiterate, many fear what they don't know. and those that don't fear the unknown are pioneers)


Fixed that for you. Without braving the unknown, we'd never advance. ^_^
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RE: Boku.

Postby guitarplayer7694 » Sat 12.29.2007 4:06 pm

I guess I should have used intimidating.
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RE: Boku.

Postby two_heads_talking » Sat 12.29.2007 5:02 pm

saraLynne wrote:
two_heads_talking wrote:
(again, I reiterate, many fear what they don't know. and those that don't fear the unknown are pioneers)


Fixed that for you. Without braving the unknown, we'd never advance. ^_^


You needn't fix that for me.. I said nothing about bravery. Pioneers, while braving the unknown were usually not unfearful. Most had many trepidation. those that did not fear or have some trepidation to the unknown they were about to push out on, as I stated before are merely foolish.

Worf (from star trek the next generation agrees with me)Click for link

Ask a soldier before a mission how he feel. if he is honest, he will answer that he has some trepidation (fear) as to the unknown parts of his mission.

Ask the astronaut that has gone into space many times how he feels. If he is honest, he too will tell you that the unknown scares him.

as with anything, fear is healthy, overcoming fear is also just as healthy. knowing no fear or claiming such is both ludicrous and a suicidal tendency.

having said that, it does seem that you have misinterpreted what I meant, otherwise you wouldn't have felt a need to chance fool to pioneer.. I don't think a pioneer to be foolish at all. On a secondary note, not all pioneers were in the "BRAVE" category either. but I will leave that debate for a future thread.

guitarplayer7694 wrote:
I guess I should have used intimidating.


that would indeed be what many feel of Mike's comments. But, if we believe what he says, and there is no reason for us not to believe, he isn't being intimidating, but rather instructional. And sometimes teachers need to be matter of fact, rather than friendly.
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RE: Boku.

Postby Gundaetiapo » Sat 12.29.2007 5:05 pm

つまり、Mikeさんと付き合うものはパイオニアになるということですか?
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RE: Boku.

Postby jigoku shounen » Sun 12.30.2007 12:00 am

what does dondake mean?
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RE: Boku.

Postby Mike Cash » Sun 12.30.2007 12:30 am

asyraf5593 wrote:
what does dondake mean?


It is a slang word meaning "thread hijacking".
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RE: Boku.

Postby guitarplayer7694 » Sun 12.30.2007 3:16 am

I thought dondake meant "what the heck", it was even in a commercial.

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RE: Boku.

Postby NZJutsu » Sun 12.30.2007 3:24 am

Haha, correct me if I'm wrong, but I suspect what Mike-san was trying to say was that asyraf5593-san's post was a thread hijack. ^^
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RE: Boku.

Postby Mike Cash » Sun 12.30.2007 4:53 am

Thank goodness he didn't link to this one.

The word seems to be the latest slang, if the Japanese Wikipedia entry is anything to go by.

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