Oops (phonetical writing! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/winkwink.gif" alt="" />), my misunderstanding completely <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shame.gif" alt="" />

Yes, I have heard of autism, no need to become that elaborate, but thanks anyway.

But then, we have no difference of opinions:

- if it is purposeful, creative or simply the only way you can express yourself, it is to be respected (irrespective of whether one actually likes it or not);

- if it is disregard, carelessness or ignorance, it deserves criticism (constructive - and one must be able to bear a deviating opinion)

But let's not restrict anything to form only. This is just one indicator, an obvious one, granted, but usually accompanied by others. As Lowkey asked about "tolerable" weaknesses - careless language is also
- the medieval hero does not say "Okay!"
- he does not measure his paces by the "meter" (though I would not know how old the "yard" is for the English)
- he may not even measure his time by minute and second
- could he ever have heard of stainless steel, or other than woolen fabric? (Yes, I know silk is very old also)

Depending on the context, these and similar flaws occur often enough - and maybe I am among the few that catch them at times - but if and when I do, it irritates me. Is this restricting creativity, if you point it out? I think not - it's polishing, optimizing, but not necessarily distorting style.

But the most important issue to be kept in mind relating to critics and criticism is tolerance - very rarely is there only one, absolute truth for any- and everybody. If a discussion transforms into a "circle debate", then it's time for at least one of the parties to simply stop the stubborn and pointless fight for the last word.

@ Jurak: noted!

@ Winterfox: my sincere apologies, Milady!

Last edited by GlanceALot; 25/08/04 03:57 PM.

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