Iurima, on 12 January 2013 - 11:28 PM, said:
This is a topic that stops me in my tracks constantly. As a logical person, I have come to the conclusion that there are indeed differences between the races in various intellectual capacities. Many may think this suits me as a person because my ethnicity posts world class IQ scores, but I remind them that things aren't so simple. As a logical person, I can't ignore that stereotypes have many grounds in reality. Europeans have their talents, obviously, and they are different from ours in many ways. In any case, I tend to shy away from any component of racial supremacy. Even though I believe there are differences between us and Africans, us and Europeans, Europeans and Africans, etc. etc. I'd say we take these with measure. Are asians less creative? I'd have to say yes, we are. There isn't much more to say there, and quite frankly I don't really care on a personal level about what group tends to be more one thing on average than not. In the end, culture seems to be king.
I disagree and believe you are incorrect, just stereotyping. I wouldn't say Asians are less creative ... just in different ways sometimes. Obviously Western and Asian cultures are different ...
so will be the ideas that come out of those cultures as well. Like for example, in Asian culture you wouldn't really expect to see all this Indie rock music stuff ... it's just not part of their culture,
or not very much ... not that I know of anyway.
If you look in Western culture they really have a thing for more violence, and all this aggressive, sexual and high upbeat stuff. Asians are more known for intellect and education ... or that's the
stereotype anyway. The only creative stuff Asians are "usually most known for are anime and Asian music ... especially Kpop and Jpop" ... and maybe stuff like Godzilla, Nintendo or the Power
Rangers ... yes that stuff exists but it's also a stereotype
It doesn't take much to think you'll probably never see "an Asian version of the Terminator ... or maybe the Predator, or Star Wars ... or 14, Prison Break or maybe even Friends, or Harry
Potter" ... stuff like that ... you'll probably never seen Asian versions of that stuff, or anything like it
I once had the idea that they should do something like an Asian version of the Terminator or The Never Ending Story ... but so far it has not been taken up ... and it doesn't surprise me.
Asians just don't think like that ... or they have no interest in it ... and heck, in Asia they probably don't even know that stuff. They may, or may not, have heard of the Terminator ... but
obviously no one has done an Asian version of the Terminator. It would be really cool though ... or I hope ... I just wonder who would play the Terminator lol
But they sure do alot of damn Kung Fu movies lol ... yeah I know it's a stereotype
Or how about an Asian version of Donny Darko? lol ... and let's not even get started with Batman or Superman. I'm serious
But just to name a few "famous" Asian creative directors or producers ... they include Shiguru Miyamoto
from Nintendo (who helped produces famous franchises like Super Mario, Zelda and
Donkey Kong), Akira Toriyama
who helped produce Dragon Ball and the Dragon Quest series (game series), Tomonobu Itagaki
who was the director behind the Ninja Gaiden series
on XBOX (at least for part 1 and 2)andHideo Kojima,
thecreative director who helped produce the Metal Gear Solid series
and I know all these guys are Japanese ... and there's so many more people / Asians out there that can take credit for being creative out there ... but these are just a few examples
Oh and does anyone remember the dance group Poreotix on ABDC / America's Best Dance Crew ... I know most people may be familiar with Quest Crew and Jabbawockeez ... but just
wondering if anyone remembered them, or knows about them (Poreotix) ... oh yeah and So Real Cru and Kaba Modern. Oh yeah and Instant Noodles, yeah them too
I also liked the girls from We Are Heroes ... they were awesome
btw check out my pal Petey Lee's videos at www.youtube.com/user/PoeticMurder
I thought it was pretty cool ... check it out. I have to say, he can rap ... the rap itself was pretty good