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Postby Taojinn » Wed 06.21.2006 6:51 pm

I'm new to Japanese but not it's mythology so I'd like to hear what others have heard and learned about it. I think Mythology can be the most interesting aspect in any culture, it allows you to see where and what the culture appriciates and grew from in ways of beliefs and behavior.

So add on anything you know about Mythological figures like shinto gods and godesses, legendary creatures, creation myths, legends in general, etc. I'm curious...:D
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RE: Japanese Myth and Legend

Postby billy-jay » Thu 06.22.2006 7:51 am



Tony-san, could you not make that a link?

Thanks, BTW for posting the site.
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RE: Japanese Myth and Legend

Postby two_heads_talking » Thu 06.22.2006 9:12 am

he put up the site, how hard is it to copy and paste it? not hard really.. in fact in the time it took to make it a link you could have copy pasted it and been there already.. :o
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Postby billy-jay » Fri 06.23.2006 12:45 am

two_heads_talking wrote:
he put up the site, how hard is it to copy and paste it? not hard really.. in fact in the time it took to make it a link you could have copy pasted it and been there already.. :o


Not hard at all, but really, if you're going to bother to post something, why not make it more useful and throw a couple of tags in?
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RE: Japanese Myth and Legend

Postby Jacob » Fri 06.23.2006 2:56 am

I thought this was supposed to be about Japanese Mythology and stuff. Not Link blah blah blah
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RE: Japanese Myth and Legend

Postby Infidel » Fri 06.23.2006 3:02 am

there really is little point to a thread that just has random people posting random tidbits about random myths. Linking to a good source is good for everyone. Having a bunch of random tidbits will just confuse people.
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RE: Japanese Myth and Legend

Postby AJBryant » Fri 06.23.2006 9:02 am

Exactly. Which is why I posted the URL for a website so that people who are interested can go do some research. We've seen how inaccurate some of people's perceptions can be in that king of all infodump threads, "500 facts."


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RE: Japanese Myth and Legend

Postby Reno » Fri 06.23.2006 11:55 am

Thanks Tony, for dissing my thread -_-
Good luck with studying everybody and I hope one day I will be able to pick it back up.

Until then, a nice goodbye from me to you ;)
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RE: Japanese Myth and Legend

Postby Infidel » Fri 06.23.2006 12:26 pm

Reno wrote:
Thanks Tony, for dissing my thread -_-


It just shows how something well intended can still be counterproductive. Just treat it as a learning experience. He's not dissing you, just the thread. Don't take it personally.
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Postby AJBryant » Fri 06.23.2006 1:31 pm

Thanks Tony, for dissing my thread -_-


Actually, not the thread. Just some of the content. Many of the facts are actually quite interesting.


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RE: Japanese Myth and Legend

Postby Taojinn » Fri 06.23.2006 1:49 pm

So this has become the threads to mythology forum, how intriguing. The link however is really good though. lol
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RE: Japanese Myth and Legend

Postby two_heads_talking » Fri 06.23.2006 2:19 pm

Reno wrote:
Thanks Tony, for dissing my thread -_-


way to overreact Reno, lol:o
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RE: Japanese Myth and Legend

Postby Reno » Sat 06.24.2006 10:47 am

I didnt overreact, you just took the sentence too much I guess.

The thing Tony said came a little harsh to me, but he said why he said it.

Two_heads-san I get this a lot from you that you misunderstand my sentences, so keep in mind that I often dont mean it as serious as it seems ;)
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RE: Japanese Myth and Legend

Postby AJBryant » Sat 06.24.2006 1:36 pm

I just have a dim view of infodumps. They're random, there's no quality control, and they're just messy. That's why I tell people who are interested in a subject to get a book and READ about it, rather than asking people to spoon-feed them isolated factoids.

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