An Astrix is not the universal symbol for an emote you god damn idiot. That's a fact. Anyway the * should have been a " but mobile touch screen phones are annoying at the best of times. Either way if you had any brains you would have understood that's what it meant. It's funny how often idiots who can't converse properly seem to degenerate into the meanest of idioms -if you lack a valid point pick on their spelling and grammer!- You need to "grow up" because usually younger people lack the life experience needed to properly address others and voice their opinions, on the other hand you are prolly just another idiot nigger living down to the stereotype. Here's an emote for ya *user blocked*
I had a quick look at the other comments and there's debate going on mostly about perception of prettiness vs what it means. I could have the utterly wrong end of the stick too because it's nearing 3am but yeh XD
Either way! Pretty picture and general composition minus the chopsticks as to many Orientals, it could be interpreted in an entirely differently light. The artist has actually created quite a striking composition in that case. On the outside it looks beautiful but having a deeper look it has a different connotation if you know what it is. Heck, maybe it was all intentional!? lol
"And if ones knowledge base doesn't transcend the borders of THEIR culture" and so after (Asian food is love) that it's a matter of perception lead me to believe that we are, by your standards, to evaluate the art purely on the artists culture. Which implies to me that all other culture's views are meaningless.
How ever did I imply that this artwork is for those who do not have knowledge on other cultures? Look here buddy... I'd like to assume the majority of the people know Ramen is an Asian type food, but why would I make such an implication when I've enjoyed Ramen long before I knew that fact. THE GLOBE, IT MY HOME! I read about it in the t.v!
Actually the standards I am refering to are the most basic, mutual respect standards that are enforced in almost all public places, companies, organizations, and Schools. Before you go off saying something is not a fact or that other people are "blind", maybe you should do some research on the matter? or try to take things from their perspective.
I doubt you'd like it if someone posted a picture of a cemetery decorated in bright colors with words like "happy" "congratulations" and "good riddance", posted by a culture that views death as a good thing.
As for crossing into the twilight zone, I refer you to "the invaders" for what ignorance of another does.