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[–] BlockMe 1 points 22 points (+23|-1) ago 

People who "deconstruct" literature are the ones who can't construct it to save their lives. It's the same with movie critics and book reviewers.


[–] TheTrigger 0 points 13 points (+13|-0) ago 

One of these days, I'm gonna muster up the energy to write the most mundane book ever written. Like, something about a guy who walks from his house to a convenience store, at the end of the block, buys a packet of cigarettes— and then goes back home to sleep. A nice, big, thick 500 pager. Nothing of importance happens throughout the whole damn thing. No story arc, no conflict nor resolution. He just walks to the store and back.

But I'm gonna study every poetic trick in the book. Read up on all the writing constructs and mechanisms; you know, the type of linguistic fuckery that gets critics' dicks hard. As long as there's enough style, they fill in the blanks with their own substance. That's a fact.


[–] BlockMe 0 points 12 points (+12|-0) ago 

You just described Ulysses by James Joyce.

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[–] MensAgitatMolem 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Ehh... The Psychology part is only partially true, I would say there are people that fit you description, but I would say their are 4 major types of people in Psychology.

  1. Those who want to understand what makes them self tick. This is where you would get the people you are talking about.

  2. Those who want to Help those who are "Fucked up". They are the ones who usually become Clinical Psychologist, or go on to get a MD to practice Psychiatry.

  3. Those who like Mental Puzzles, and the challenge of figuring out what makes others tick. These types make great Forensic Psychologists/Profilers/Researchers

  4. Those who want to push a Narrative

Though I do agree with you on the English bullshit, I hung out with a group of English majors who though they could make an indie video game... Their stories sucked and they had no idea how to make a complete story that's cohesive and engaging.


[–] AinzOown 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

hey hey hey! I can critique a movie just fine despite not being able to make one a good one. You know damn well when movies have stupid shit goin- OH HAI MARK