mo2468 wrote:I don't see how DMP owes them an answer to the question of whether it is censored or not (especially since it is very likely in production right now and all decisions on it have not been made).
I'm not interested in any prolonged discussions on this topic, as enough was said, but wouldn't any reasonable company do all the due diligence and at least read the book, and decide on major implementation (i.e., major censorship issues) when undertaking such a major (and probably costly) project as Finder Series? I certainly hope and pretty sure DMP did all that. The right time to voice any concerns we may have about any details of how Finder is going to be produced is now, before the actual production phase. After that, it will too late anyway. Whether DMP will listen or not, that's a separate story, but at least I know I told them my perspective on things.
Re: whether DMP "owes" us any reply: I don't think they do. In fact, they could have done three things: 1) do / tell their fans nothing, 2) tell in a clear / straightforward manner they are going to censor or not, or 3) give a fairly vague answer that can be interpreted multiple ways, depending on a fan's mentality / opinions etc. They obviously chose the latter, which in all fairness beats choice #1 (something a number of other US BL publishers would do).
Yet, I cannot withstand a temptation of not mentioning yet again that DMP rep chose to criticize / ostracize me for providing them an honest, non-offensive opinion (and opening this thread) - just because my opinion happened to be in some contradiction (?) with what DMP thinks. I think June/DMP should appreciate varied opinions their fans have, as it's free market research for them, right there. As a general rule, a company should know what their consumers/buyers (a variety of them) think, that's one of the major rules of business. (And what does that "warning" ChibiKami just gave me mean? "Banning" my account for criticizing them for going with June, not 801-Media, and thinking they will probably end up censoring the book because of that / all the circumstances? I'm eager to find out, really... )