On 2009-04-15, Valamir wrote:
And perhaps more importantly, its not just that its a fundamentally different order of judgment with a completely different set of expectations. But that each order ellicits fundamentally different emotional responses in the people being judged (i.e. having their contributions judged).
I was a bit broader in my categories, referring to "objective standards" because I think what you are calling "reality" is just one (very common) "objective standard" that gets used. "Genre Convention" IME another one of the same mold as arguments about what behavior is or isn't appropriate in Silver Age comics can go on just as long.
Marshall, I don't doubt that purpose is a variable, but no, its not the one I was focusing on.