About themed places
Themed places involve grammar as well as decor and architectural effects. -- You try to dignify themed places that are nothing but thin simulacra. -- We keep coming back to your claim that places have been thinned out, and I keep saying the thinning is only one aspect amid more complexity and thickness in the places. There is a thickness of context and connection even in thin and diluted places. "Deep" effects on our identities and self-conceptions don't demand corresponding depths (whatever that would mean) in the places and things. Thick nets rather than singular depths.