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RichardPini

Tavie said: That sends a message, whether or not you want it to.
No. Long experience suggests you and I will never agree on this, and that's fine. I will state here for everyone my unwavering conviction about the creative process, communication, and personal choice: Just because you (any "you") receive a message from our work, doesn't mean I/we send that message. The claim that we do is fatally illogical on its face - all you need to demonstrate it are two readers who take away two different messages from the same content. Do we allow that our words and pictures can be interpreted a multitude of ways? Absolutely. But (and this is directed to everyone, not just Tavie) we are not sending the message you are receiving. There may be many points of tangency between what we put in and what you take out, but even so your reaction - your analysis, your elation, or your disappointment - is all yours. Or, put more simply, we do not imply. You infer.