Yet another time I find myself in the midst of a controversy after expressing my views in my manner. Nonetheless, it is still my responsibility to clarify all that which is being misinterpreted with much enthusiasm. So here it goes; a bold attemptâ€¦ to explain another!
There goes an old saying â€œNever judge a book by its coverâ€. The same applies in the current situation. Just because a publication has the impression of a couple sharing intimacy on its title, it does not in any case imply that the publication is rated or as some insist on calling it â€“ a porn magazine. The cover of a magazine or a book, or for that matter even a DVD or CD, is normally made to be its selling point. And in this case, it is still not as extreme as an actual rated magazine would be. So pleaseâ€¦ enough with the overdoing! The cover was merely designed to grab the viewersâ€™ attention and to compliment the editorial to a lesser extent. How you perceive it determines how perverted you are!
Talking Textures 2006-07 was conceived with the idea of being wholly and solely a â€˜studentsâ€™ magazine. It is a blatant reflection of the taste of the average college goersâ€™ sense of humor. The problem is that the average college goer will normally never admit this fact as openly as I have done. So if one thinks about it, it is more of a reflection of the hypocrisy that lies within most of us. This is something that I tried to express in my editorial. But some people just saw the â€˜Fâ€™ word and the â€˜Sâ€™ word, coupled it with the cover, and thought that I was justifying sex in student life or something in the likes. My editorial was my opinion, which deserves to be respectedâ€¦ not exploited. You as a reader may agree or disagreeâ€¦ that is your opinion. But do you really think itâ€™s fair to judge someoneâ€™s opinion without even considering it, let alone understand it?
Another issue seems to be the bloopers and their captionsâ€¦ â€œtoo vulgarâ€ they sayâ€¦ â€˜theyâ€™ being D! in particular. Aahâ€¦ D! and I go a long way back. To clarify the â€˜members of this publishing team were in forefront to criticize the drama prepared by TS3 for the vulgarityâ€™ bit first, all Iâ€™d like to say is that go back to the article I wrote and read it again and the comments that followed. I very openly said that itâ€™s not the vulgarity; rather itâ€™s the cross-dressing that I consider offensive. So please (the author of these lines), do some homework before you jump to conclusions! Besides, that article was meant entirely in good cheerful spirits. If you fancy taking it so negatively, thatâ€™s your problemâ€¦ donâ€™t assume that I intended to offend you. And yes, I too openly accept D! as TIPâ€™s only dramatic society capable of entertaining the massesâ€¦ because they understand the masses. And from where I see it, D! and I stand exactly on the same spot todayâ€¦ weâ€™re being called vulgar by the students for giving them what they want.
Then thereâ€™s the part which goes â€˜a magazine which can only be seen and read when the room is locked and the faith of an individual is at its lowest pointâ€™. Oh come onâ€¦ youâ€™re overdoing it again! If you donâ€™t like something, just flip the page and read whatâ€™s nextâ€¦ thereâ€™s a lot to read in it. Moving on to the people responsible for giving the â€˜most pathetic and filthy comments one can imagineâ€™, I donâ€™t know whether this will surprise you or not, but the people who gave the captions to those pictures were largely NOT from the publications team. They were from amongst the student body. So there you goâ€¦ a magazine for the studentsâ€¦ by the students. And once againâ€¦ stop generalizing!
Going back to the larger picture, it saddens me to see how narrow minded people can be and start to point out things which do not even exist as has been done with a particular sketchâ€¦ or probably even more. I wonâ€™t even go into the details of this one because itâ€™s simply baseless, but I will repeat myselfâ€¦ just because a publications cover depicts vulgarity (in the viewersâ€™ opinion), it does not in any way mean that quite literally everything in the publication is vulgar. Vulgarâ€¦ a word which we have begun to use quite often without really assessing our tolerance to it; a word which we confidently use to abuse someone else without looking back at ourselves.
Lastly, I do admit that all that which people are objecting to could have been handled a lot more smartly, but the way people are seeing things is in no way a sign of smartness either. Itâ€™s about time we all grew up and realized that we do share a common, dark and crude sense of humor. So stop looking at everything so negativelyâ€¦ and stop lashing at my team without a valid reason! They did their parts with perfection and hence do not deserve to labeled the way I am being!