Within Temptation → 'Mother Earth'
Pauley Perrette || Abigail "Abby" Sciuto through the Seasons [50|65]
- NCIS 10x09 — Devil’s Trifecta
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.
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.
- 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.
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.
OK UBT WHY ISNT EVERYBODY WATCHING THIS SHOW
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.