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  •  You're a good storyteller (3+ / 0-)
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    mookins, rubyr, metal prophet

    and I get your point, but I tell you want bothers me about this story....  It's that you've constructed it so that the Japanese exchange student has no power of her own, except as a trophy.  Her regard is "the prize" in the "game" you are advising the young guys how to win.  

    In the end, as a story, it's not much more than your usual wolf pack narrative, where the grizzled old leader is taken down by the clever young dog who realizes the old man is more growl than bite. In short, it's a narrative about fathers and sons, where the female character (as usual) is incidental.

    I'm not really sure how it's "standing with the chicks" when supporting the "nice girl" is simply a means to an end.  Plus, all that "chicks" and "girl" stuff makes it pretty clear you're not standing with the feminists.

    "If you fake the funk, your nose will grow." -- Bootsy Collins

    by hepshiba on Thu Dec 22, 2011 at 04:08:09 PM PST

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    •  Well, the supportive, solidarity thing (2+ / 0-)
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      KenBee, hepshiba

      comes from an open heart, where the power thing arises from a profound isolation. Those are the feelings I'd be addressing in the young guys. Otherwise, though, good points, I'll give it thought.

      •  I believe you (2+ / 0-)
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        mookins, KenBee

        and welcome the solidarity.  If you can counsel the young guys to ally with the young women so that they can take down the old guard together, you'll be doing us all a service. :)

        "If you fake the funk, your nose will grow." -- Bootsy Collins

        by hepshiba on Thu Dec 22, 2011 at 04:39:42 PM PST

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