[quote=“tomtom taiwan”]While the episode doesn’t seem to be about TW independence, please note that on the map Taiwan is in bold. South Korea (the only other country named) is not. So Taiwan gets a prominence above S. Korea in the episode and equal prominence with China. The island is also quite a bit larger than it should be. Apart from Korea, no other countries are named at all. The writers clearly know the significance of this. It is not a tiny oversight.
As for the simplified traditional characters, that may have nothing to do with TW, but almost all educated people I have met from HK, Singapore and Taiwan can certainly recognize (and usually use correctly) simplified characters. It ain’t difficult, and the writers clearly knew the story would take place on the mainland. So it is a snub…although not having anything to do with TW.[/quote]
Actually South Korea is in bold too, zoom in on the image and you’ll notice that its in thicker than normal size (after all they animated this). Its just that the font is smaller so its not as noticable.
Tetsuo: I said it was “Pan Green Ish”/“Pan-Green” and in that it takes my side that we don’t really like China’s actions of recent history. Anyway whatever its just my opinion, respect it instead of calling me nuts. I did ask you respectfully on what I should do to make it more fair, not bash it. (show by example please!)
PS: Read my comment, I thought Krusty actually looked good in a communist uniform. It was funny and a nice touch actually which is why I included it.