Posts about Reading, Writing, and Literature
"Reading and writing train our people for logic, grace and precision of thought, and begin a lifelong study of the exceptional in human existence. I think literature is the history of the soul. Writing should be a journey into worthy perception." Barry Hannah
Been getting into Hannah, reading his story collection, Long, Last, Happy. Been doing more reading on him, his techniques and ideas, and thought the sub might appreciate this quote - especially the person that recently posted questioning the value of a degree in Literature. Thoughts on the idea in the quote, or on Hannah and his work?
The dialogue at Clouds is the some of the best writing I've ever experienced in gaming, tv, film, or literature.
Currently in my fourth playthrough and it really hit me the first time that V's conversation with Angel/Skye is so beautifully written and some of the most immersive and meaningful dialogue in the game. Thank you devs/writers for this.
Just an appreciation post.
I really like to read radical feminist short form essays and books, find them both insightful and the theory is also validating because it words my observations with a context and formulates it using better than I could.
But sometimes I get to a paragraph and I'm shocked, really striken by how true it is and frankly, how horrifying our lot as women is. I know some of us deal with difficult feelings about being a woman in this system but it's not just about that. When I look at the news I get angry on the behalf of the women who suffer, I might get scared for myself but there's something about reading theory that enlightens you on how engineered and what a well-oiled machine patriarchy is.
Plus, since I'm not from an english speaking place and most rf lit is, the words and the theory are things I am really not accustomed to see worded. Don't know if it makes sense.
Obviously, I haven't read all the foundational books of theory, it's a bit all over the place but I hope it can help someone looking for something to read :)