I think that pushback against literary analysis is an expression of contempt for art in general. "It's not that deep" is a way of saying art is not worth understanding, which is another way of saying that it is not worth spending any time on. People who say this very often do spend time engaging with art, but they internalise an ideology which is opposed to art functioning as anything other than a commodity

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@DeltaFlood @garfiald video games are so important to me that i base my entire personality around them, but also they have no meaning whatsoever.

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@DeltaFlood this jacked my blood pressure up to unsafe levels for just one moment, I lost a month of my life

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@DeltaFlood @garfiald Speaking as someone that does a lot of worldbuilding this takes makes me physically repulsed. Like I absolutely bake in things in a story to MAKE THE AUDIENCE THINK, its not necessarily a strong political statement but there's definitely social statements at the very least being made.

Fiction isn't an escape from reality there's no such thing outside of death itself. Even a casual low stress video game like Animal Crossing has things to say about reality.

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@DeltaFlood Literally what the fuck

How do you reach this point

What the fuuuuuuck

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@DeltaFlood I actively don't know how to respond to this shit

@DeltaFlood This idiot probably hates speedruns because it doesn't respect the work the devs put in to play the game as fast as possible, you should take your time and enjoy it

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@witchfynder_finder @DeltaFlood
>hates speedruns because it doesn't respect the work the devs put in to play the game as fast as possible, you should take your time and enjoy it
this but unironically

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@DeltaFlood @garfiald

How do you get to the point of saying that SF/F must be escapist? That's like being someone who insists that art must be beautiful (with the implication that artists have a moral duty to produce only beautiful art)

Intentionally escapist and social commentary and moral message speculative fiction all exist. What would drive someone to say that only one of those categories is the real one?

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@DeltaFlood @garfiald Nooo not that guy again XD
Painting FFVII as apolitical is just a proof how someone considers "political" things they don't feel at home with.

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