Humanity? Yes, it's OK – some great talks, some great arts. Concrete people? No, 99% are boring idiots.

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Within Temptation → 'Mother Earth'
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Scream Bloody Gore
Scream Bloody Gore
465 plays

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Pauley Perrette || Abigail "Abby" Sciuto through the Seasons [50|65]
  • NCIS 10x09 — Devil’s Trifecta
tagged as: i've dropped this show ages ago;  but i kinda miss my perky goth sometimes;  (perky goths are probably the only type of perky charas that don't bore/annoy me);  NCIS;  Abby Sciuto;  

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That vid reminds me I never got round to finishing Ahmad’s In Theory: Classes, Nations, Literatures, whose critique of Orientalism seemed valid from the snippets I did read.

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The significance of plot without conflict


In the West, plot is commonly thought to revolve around conflict: a confrontation between two or more elements, in which one ultimately dominates the other. The standard three- and five-act plot structures—which permeate Western media—have conflict written into their very foundations. A “problem” appears near the end of the first act; and, in the second act, the conflict generated by this problem takes center stage. Conflict is used to create reader involvement even by many post-modern writers, whose work otherwise defies traditional structure.

The necessity of conflict is preached as a kind of dogma by contemporary writers’ workshops and Internet “guides” to writing. A plot without conflict is considered dull; some even go so far as to call it impossible. This has influenced not only fiction, but writing in general—arguably even philosophy. Yet, is there any truth to this belief? Does plot necessarily hinge on conflict? No. Such claims are a product of the West’s insularity. For countless centuries, Chinese and Japanese writers have used a plot structure that does not have conflict “built in”, so to speak. Rather, it relies on exposition and contrast to generate interest. This structure is known as kishōtenketsu.

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  1. cptnmollymorgan said: Yes, kind off..they don’t have that much merch though (anymore) or?

Yeah, they’ve been low on activity in general lately.

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Was it in Edward Bond’s King Lear that Cordelia becomes a ruthless revolutionary (eventually turned dictator)? My memories of the play are blurry, but it sure was one of the most memorable and interesting rewriting of a Shakespeare woman to me, thought the play isn’t really female-centric. Tbh, I much preferred it to female and/or feminist ones I read.

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"Further post-modernism does not believe that language (western languages at least) reflects reality. They believe that identities are “constructed” through “discourse”. Thus, in their understanding, language constructs reality. Therefore many of them have focused on “deconstruction” of language. In effect this leaves a person with nothing - there is no material reality about which we can be certain. This is a form of extreme subjectivism. Post-modernist feminists have focused on psychology and language. Post-modernism, in agreement with the famous French philosopher Foucault, are against what they call “relations of power”. But this concept of power is diffused and it is not clearly defined. Who wields the power? According to Foucault it is only at the local level, so resistance to power can only be local. Is this not the basis of NGO functioning which unites people against some local corrupt power and make adjustments with the power above, the central and state govts. In effect post-modernism is extremely divisive because it promotes fragmentation between people and gives relative importance to identities without any theoretical framework to understand the historical reasons for identity formation and to link the various identities. So we can have a gathering of NGOs like WSF where everyone celebrates their identity - women, prostitutes, gays, lesbians, tribals, dalits etc etc., but there is no theory bringing them under an overall understanding, a common strategy. Each group fights its own oppressors, as it perceives them. With such an argument, logically, there can be no organization, at best it can be spontaneous organisation at the local level and temporary coalitions. To advocate organisation according to their understanding means to reproduce power - hierarchy, oppression. Essentially they leave the individual to resist for himself or herself, and are against consistent organized resistance and armed resistance."

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tagged as: kinda alergic to the term 'girl power' for all sorts of reasons;  (some of which are about the diluted useless mess that is liberal feminsm in whose context the phrase most often appears);  but love Max and Tinga and this show so...;  Max Guevara;  Tinga;  (did i even spell that right? i should check);  Dark Angel;  

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I love The Tribe (/Ray/etc.) but every time I see the merch they offer, I’m reminded of just how much they like to rip off their fans by selling them bunch of useless crap.

tagged as: not cool;  contradicts the spirit of the show too but you gotta earn money as the rest of us i guess;