Has anyone else noticed this?
Okay, prior to the influence of such sources as RealUltimatePower and the FSM, ninjas and pirates had very different images. The pirate was dirty, evil, crass, blood-covered, and loved slaughtering innocents. The ninja was controlled, silent, just, and protected innocents.
Is it just me, or has this shifted? Now pirates are swashbuckling, fun, and boisterous, prone to drinking games and socialization. Now ninjas are known to "flip out" and kill everything in a ten mile radius with a pulse.
Unusual, how the roles themselves have reversed independently?
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