Oh I Didn’t Mean You…

More and more I’m of the opinion that most people don’t know why they do the things they do. Perhaps the writers of Rogue One weren’t even aware they shifted the context of the entire Star Wars universe. I mean: Do hipsters know that they started wearing long beards after several years of watching Muslim rebels on the news? Are old tabletop gamers (grognards) aware that the resurgence of tabletop RPGs is because of the insurgence of hipsters who are essentially mocking bourgeois American standards? That goes for all of comics, sci-fi, and fantasy media. It’s a way to say, “Screw you, your work-a-day job, and your football, Dad!” without going homo.

 

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10 thoughts on “Oh I Didn’t Mean You…

  1. This was funny. Out of nowhere.
    Was this in response to something else?
    You really shouldn’t drunken-rage post. 🙂

  2. @JSG

    Ha! I can see how it might seem from out of nowhere, but it’s one of the things I’ve been thinking about during the time I wasn’t posting, and was voguely vaguely related to my previous post.

  3. They know what they’re doing.

    They’re following the model of “girl power” + “outrage” + “rebellion against authority” + “feel good” to pretty much appeal to all of the current populations out there right now in universities, hipsters, and so on.

  4. More and more I’m of the opinion that most people don’t know why they do the things they do.

    Do they even ask themselves that question? To come up with such a concept requires a man with the capability for honest introspection. A commodity that seems to be in short supply.

  5. Far better to practise music, language and law than any kind of sports fandom or fantasy recreation. If you are interested in the implications of nature, then instead of getting into the sorcery of fantasy, look into alchemy.

    A.J.P.

  6. A comment doesn’t need a thesis or anything, friend.

    I would only add that a lot of people are drawn into fantasy genre because of its magic, but because that is un-Christian, then it’s better to get to the point that magic itself is interesting because of its relationship to elements and natural tendencies (or unnatural ones, but the interest is created for the contrast). Therefore, don’t choose learning about magic through fiction, but learn about the non-literal philosophies of nature through alchemy instead.

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