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robertkazinsky:

Film Meme: actors (4/6)

Acting has always been a way for me to express the emotions I had buried. If I hadn’t acted, I would have gone insane. In my acting class, I could let out my real tears and everyone thought it was the character. But no, it was me. - Tony Leung Chiu-Wai

dklfja;klj god I can’t cope with anything about my Tony Leung tag

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literature meme || {1/2} genres
→ Absurdist fiction

 Absurdist fiction is a genre of literature, most often employed in novels, plays or poems, that focuses on the experiences of characters in a situation where they cannot find any inherent purpose in life, most often represented by ultimately meaningless actions and events. Common elements in absurdist fiction include satire, dark humour, incongruity, the abasement of reason, and controversy regarding the philosophical condition of being “nothing.”Works of absurdist fiction often explore agnostic or nihilistic topics.

While a great deal of absurdist fiction may be humorous or irrational in nature, the hallmark of the genre is neither comedy nor nonsense, but rather, the study of human behavior under circumstances (whether realistic or fantastical) that appear to be purposeless and philosophically absurd. Absurdist fiction posits little judgment about characters or their actions; that task is left to the reader. Also, the “moral” of the story is generally not explicit, and the themes or characters’ realizations—if any —are often ambiguous in nature. Additionally, unlike many other forms of fiction, absurdist works will not necessarily have a traditional plot structure (i.e., rising action, climax, falling action, etc.).

 

#it’s unfortunate that this is the post that’s going to get most of my ire  #because i see posts about literary fiction featuring only dead white men all the time  #[last week i saw a list of recs for southern gothic literature which contained no african-american writers; speechless]  #but i spent part of my day talking to a boy who’d never read any science fiction written by a woman  #and i’ve had it  #you want absurdist literature? try  #kobo abe; ralph ellison; helen argiro  #haruki murakami; julio cortàzar; amitav ghosh; janet mcneill  #marina carr; suzan-lori parks; anita desai; tawfiq al-hakim  #wole soyinka; suniti namjoshi; soseki natsume; alejandro jodorowsky  #fernando arrabal terán; mohit chattopadhyay; josé de almada negreiros; miguel mihura  #hanoch levin; mujtaba haider zaidi; mahesh elkunchwar; wajdi mouawad; anne-james chaton  #can we stop pretending that only white men write literature  #that only white men shape literature  #it’s bullshit  #i want to punch a wall  

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Filed under dead white authors I love Vonnegut but YES THIS

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@cthonical said: PLEASE PLEASE DO IT PEOPLE ASSUMING IT’S SET IN AMERICA ARE RUINING MY ENTIRE LIFE

I’VE BEEN SEEING PEOPLE COMPLAIN HOW IT’S RIPPING OFF FALLOUT AND I JUST WANNA THROATPUNCH EVERYONE

also also

I’m so looking forward to the inevitable deluge of queer fanfic this movie will spawn, and the resulting hordes of fanboys complaining that we’re ruining their precious male power fantasy franchise that is totally not gay at all