Robeye, you have the sensitivity of a lump of coal. I said she's not known for emotionally gut wrenching performances, and you decided to insult me. The yunabots are here and as usual, insulting anyone who has a criticism. I attacked no poster but the bots are breaking the rules. Not worth it-this thread was hijacked and again the racial tensions come up.
I'm done. If we have to put up with this Mao hate and Queen baloney, it will ruin the Oly season. Isn't there a bot board for fans of Yuna you can all go to? Please-go-enjoy each other. Mao Asada is nobody? We are all nobodies then.
What I called you on was not with regard to the nature of your individual opinions. I have seen them before, ad nauseum, and have managed to pass them by without comment. It is that you emphatically represented, as fact, that Yuna receives standing ovations or applause from crowds of thousands solely for "technical merits" or "jumps".
Logically, I can infer one of two things: a) that you lack facilities for reason, or b) that you were deliberately trolling to get a rise out of a particular Yuna fan, or perhaps her fans in general. I do not believe that you completely lack rational facilities. In fact, I believe that, in possessing rational faculties, you yourself knew that your statements were highly improbable on their face. I can therefore only conclude that it is b), that you were engaged in a deliberate act of sly, hit-and-run trolling, hoping to get away with it unscathed. Even now, you are busy trying to give your words an ex post facto spin in order to disguise all of this.
Are you familiar with Joe McCarthy, skateluvr? As a U.S. Senator, he, too, made sweeping statements of fact, that there were Communists in high places, and even claimed he had names. After creating great frenzy and much misery in this country, he was finally pressed for supporting evidence. When he was unable to provide it, he was politically finished. I would like to think he would have been finished even if he later claimed that his statements had merely been his personal opinions. You see, skateluvr, in my worldview, the difference between a fact and an opinion is one worth protecting, even if the issue at hand is not quite so grandiose. The reason being, that if the distinction between fact and opinion is not maintained, then all discussions, whatever their particular subject matter, will inevitably slide into undifferentiated muck.
And now you are waving the bloody shirt of "racial tensions", and playing the tribune of Mao's honor? Really? Seriously?
What I find especially galling and amusing is that, while you are engaged in these shenanigans publicly, you are simultaneously sending me a PM claiming that you "want no enmity".
I have said my piece, and was willing to leave it alone, but not if you keep trying to justify yourself.