In which Marina Diamandis continues to be a queen and shuts down body policing
As a society, we are fascinated by fictional psychopaths. Humankind has an ‘ongoing… fascination with tales of gruesome murders and evil villain. Popular culture abounds with depictions of the mad and the bad; and aberrant psychology has proved a fertile source of such material to the novelist and the reader alike. Perhaps no single disorder holds as much morbid cultural appeal as psychopathy.
There is no question… that readers feel empathy with and sympathy for fictional characters and other aspects of fictional worlds’, yet it is difficult to see how one can empathise and identify with a character who is himself incapable of empathy. If empathy and identification are both the goal and the reward of reading literature, then we are left with a striking ambivalence which needs to be explored.
I was talking to my mom about a boy and she goes “Maybe he just found another girl who he likes more”
Wow yes thank you you always know the right thing to say
I still get unbearably anxious about posting anything about the -isms on Facebook.
Even when they’re valid points, I’m still terrified that I’m commenting outside of my jurisdiction.
Really really just want to get my 5K time down to 30:00 by the time I move back to Tallahassee
I would be SO HAPPY ugh