resonant: Brian from The Breakfast Club: Demented and sad, but social (Default)
[personal profile] resonant
- There's a group of people who detest it on principle. Asked to define it, they create a definition that basically sorts everything into two categories: Things I Hate, Which Therefore Belong To the Genre I Hate, and Things I Like, Which Obviously Do Not Belong To the Genre I Hate. (Ask a classic rock fan who hates country about Crosby, Stills, & Nash. Or a classic sci-fi fan who hates fantasy about Pern.)

- Traditionally, about a third of it was worthless due to sentimentality.

- More recently, another third of it is worthless because capitalism endlessly churns it out in identical shiny plastic pieces.

- When it's bad, there's nothing worse.

- When it's good, it captures the human spirit so well that it brings tears to your eyes.

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Date: 7/18/17 12:59 am (UTC)
watersword: A film roll. (Stock: cinema)
From: [personal profile] watersword
I want to [community profile] metaquotes this, except that I don't think you're supposed to metaquote a whole entry.

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Date: 7/18/17 01:03 am (UTC)
out_there: B-Day Present '05 (Default)
From: [personal profile] out_there
*agrees*

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Date: 7/18/17 01:10 am (UTC)
nestra: (Default)
From: [personal profile] nestra
Could you say the same thing about romance, as a literary genre?

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Date: 7/18/17 02:40 am (UTC)
muccamukk: Spiral staircase decending multiple levels inside a tower.. (Default)
From: [personal profile] muccamukk
I don't think the capitalism thing is recent. I mean this is a genre that's been defined by LotR rip-offs since 1954.

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Date: 7/18/17 12:49 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] anoyo
100% agreed. Both can be amazing, and both can be so contrived that you kind of want to go into hibernation in a dark, quiet place.

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Date: 7/19/17 07:13 am (UTC)
jedusaur: Stephen Fry as Jeeves with his hands held to his face. (jeeves facepalming)
From: [personal profile] jedusaur
I've been doing the Tinder thing on OKCupid lately (where it shows you a profile and you indicate yes or no, then it tells you which of the people you like also like you) and one thing I keep seeing over and over in this mass of upper-middle-class white 28-year-olds it keeps lobbing at me is "I'll listen to anything except rap and country." Always rap and country, in that order, like a secret handshake for people who think Bernie would have won. It's sort of fascinating.

Spot ON!

Date: 7/19/17 05:27 pm (UTC)
jesse_the_k: harbor seal's head with caption "seal of approval" (Approval)
From: [personal profile] jesse_the_k
This is remarkably true. Considering the source that doesn't surprise me.

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