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media mind [Apr. 16th, 2007|01:03 am]
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Ok, so I haven't watched TV in 15 years. Nor gone to movies for about the same time. I still laughed my ass off at this. caprine, stop_no_dont, brotherkurt, daddyevil, skyroom80, jinglechelle, do not click on this link, no matter what you do:


EDIT (2008-01-20): apparently the above URL no longer works, try going to their home page: http://tvtropes.org/

[User Picture]From: tkil
2007-04-17 05:40 am (UTC)

these aren't the droids you're looking for

Yeah, well, I figured most of you would click on it.

I have a certain sick fascination with trying to quantify and label everything around me, so seeing someone (or a group of someones, whatever) deconstruct broad swaths of pop culture really appealed to me.

Especially as that's about the way I watch almost anything anymore: "What are they trying to imply here? How am I being manipulated right now?"
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[User Picture]From: skyroom80
2007-04-17 02:57 pm (UTC)

Re: these aren't the droids you're looking for ...

... I'm not sure if you're referring to my fantasy of having a couple of human-repro Bots as companions since I've written about that before?

I guess I label and quantify different things. Due to past experience, and to present circumstances, it's people I tend to ask "What are they trying to imply here? How am I being manipulated right now?" So, I escape. Well-written TV shows help me do that.

Still and all, I can also enjoy doing some deconstruction on those escape routes. ;-)

And, who knows? Those well-written TV shows on DVD (and occasional movies on DVD since I rarely go out to a movie and don't have cable) may keep me up to date on pop culture in my reclusiveness.

Not necessarily a bad thing. News I can get on the web or in print media -- in depth and with opinions, if I want. But pop culture? It's an important component of societal norms and what may come in the future of politics, science, etc.
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