“Hey, I like talking to you! :D”

The feeling is mutual! :)

“I am in constant amazement how when I say, ‘mostly’ or ‘in most cases’ or ‘almost’ or ‘tends not’ — the other person invariably hears ‘always’ or ‘all.’”

You 100% got me on that one. That’s my mistake. I’m so accustomed to other people talking that way that my brain sometimes misses it when someone like you comes along and actually takes the time to make those distinctions. That’s a bad habit that I occasionally fall back into like I did here with your post. That’s totally my fault.

“As I said, it is A KIND (meaning a type, a variety) of art. But when we say art, we mean HIGH art.”

Fair enough. I don’t have the artistic background you do (in fact, I didn’t even know you went to art school, and now I’m kind of curious why you chose art over political science), but I get what you’re saying. I wouldn’t put comics in the same category as Shakespeare, for sure. I do think they’re a little underrated though, especially by Maher. His objections notwithstanding, I’d go so far as to say that a few comics have even presented truly “profound” stories and characters that are deserving of all the praise they’ve received and more, even if they don’t compare to Moby Dick or The Odyssey. But that’s just me.

“a book is made of paper”

I cannot overstate how much I agree with and relate to this point, lol! I have never owned an e-reader. I need to be able to feel the book in my hands. Not sure why, but it is what it is.

“Well, I got so tired of sci-fi that I had to write my own.”

Interesting! Do you sell them online anywhere? I’d be interesting at taking a look! Sci-fi is my favorite genre by far.

Outer space enthusiast. Japanese history junkie. I write about politics, culture, and mental illness. Disagreement is a precursor to progress.

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