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Sat, 23 Oct 1999 13:13:29 -0700

At 21:01 10/22/1999 -0400, you wrote:
> If Gundam is popular enough there, having a name taken from a character
>might actually turn out pretty cool. I dunno.

Being named after something popular is no better than being named something
ridiculous. When I was growing up, the big thing on TV was Walt Disney's
Davy Crockett. I got so sick of the name "Davy" -- everyone assumed that
I'd be pleased to share the name of this famous and popular personage and
never bothered to ask -- that to this day I automatically correct anyone
who shortens my name in any way, shape or form.

> But anyway, those things you
>mentioned, exactly my reasons for wanting to live in Japan. I could be
>wrong, but is it true that in Japan you could dress, wear your hair, color
>your hair, do anything to yourself, and the people wouldn't make such a big
>deal of it? If so, that's my kinda place ^_^

In America, the popular saying is that the squeaky wheel gets the grease.
In Japan, the popular saying is that the nail that stands up gets hammered

Does that answer your question?


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