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Nol Lon
Mon, Dec 17, 2018, 7:00pm (UTC -5)
Re: DSC S2: General Discussion

One thing that has always appealed to me about the Japanese media industry is that a story is the way a story is mostly viewed as the brainchild of its author, not as a "franchise" owned by a media company. (Not to say it hasn't viewed authors as fungible, there just doesn't seem to be the quite the same cargo-cult delusion that stories and their authors are somehow *separately* fungible.)

I wish American media companies would be more willing to break with old franchises, rather than try to keep each new generation of artists trapped in the media landscape of the Baby Boomers and their parents created. The hold that era has on the public imagination does seem to be breaking down now, albeit slowly. I think xenophobia also plays a role in this as it seems to me the media-sphere views the decades before global communications as a sort of stronghold of pure Americana unsullied by foreign incursions (the Beatles et al notwithstanding.
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