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For this month’s tour we are talking about “Diplomacy”
Whenever we have a disagreement with someone, we use our words to express our thoughts and opinions. However, there are those who would rather use fists instead of words, those who forget that being “right” isn’t the most important thing, and those who lose sight of compromising and acknowledging differences in opinion and belief. Diplomacy is an important skill and tactic that not many of us have or are able to utilize properly especially in “social media wars” for sensitive issues and anime discourse—we just express our opinions without really listening. For this month’s prompt, we will be exploring some of the best negotiations scenes in pop culture media and discuss how effective these diplomatic moments are and what we can learn from them. We will also discuss why communication and listening are important traits to have and whether or not there are other means to enforce peace.
When I think of diplomacy, I always imagine someone in a suit and tie, someone who talks all this complicated jargon, and someone who knows what they want and knows how to go about getting it. Moonid actually talks about Shiro from Log Horizon and aside from the fact that he wears a cape and carries around a staff, he is what I imagine a diplomat to be. He’s ruthless and manipulative, but he also knows what he wants and luckily, he’s on the “good guy’s” sideContinue reading OWLS Diplomacy Blog Tour: Because Words Are Still Mightier Than A Fist