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    That time they checked out that hot guy they were just admiring his watch, yeah?


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    Fuck you, Chris. Step up and gib Jeanne/Sieg/Astolfo, Raylen.

    The rest of you lot are chopped liver.
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    I would respond to that but I'm having an existential crisis, hold on...


    Aand done. "At least cats appreciate us".
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    Top post I've read in a long time Dullahan.

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    time to shovel the driveway again i guess

    Quote Originally Posted by SirGauoftheSquareTable View Post
    As Royd said earlier, even if there is no platonic essence or "real" version of the legends of heroes in real life, Nasu and other fiction writers have full rights to make these legends real in their works, and by doing so, certain legends and interpretations must be privileged by the writer by default, since "real" people aren't collections of legends that change with time and social mores. In fact, I'd say Nasu does more than most to acknowledge the ever-changing, multifarious nature of legends, since while his Heroic Spirits were typically real people who existed at some point in time, they are also reflections of all the legends told of them, and they are changed by peoples' perceptions of them. Thus, they are the bridge between truth and fiction, being existences that blur the line between what is real and what is fiction and simultaneously exist as both. This acknowledges changing legends far more than any other fantasy author I've ever read.
    "existences that blur the line between what is real and what is fiction and simultaneously exist as both" - this is meaningless pap. despite appearances to the contrary TM isn't strip-mining a subcreated alt-history of their own construction for limited SSRs. what characterises the creative process behind a heroic spirit for TM is its being essentially parasitic on the historical record as it exists in the real world. saying that nasu gets to 'decide certain things are true' in his world doesn't change that in the slightest. in a certain sense that's where some of the libidinal interest comes from - people love finding out who X (art by pako) is, how their 'legend' folds into this and that skill or NP, how their lines reference it. they like GETTING THE REFERENCES. seeing how this point in the database connects to other points in the database. that is a source of enjoyment. how database mindset works.

    sure nasu has the RIGHT (as if authors need 'rights' to do things) to pick and choose arbitrarily what he likes from the database. what he is unable to do, what the other TM writers are unable to do, what the target audience is unable to do, is stop thinking in terms of the database.

    Quote Originally Posted by SpoonyViking View Post
    To be fair, there are whole schools of thought (like Dadaism or Adorno's, for instance) which consider fiction to be useless escapism, or worse.
    yeah adorno for sure thought fiction was useless escapism that's why he wrote entire books on literature, praised beckett and proust, composed music, and assisted Thomas Mann in writing Doctor Faustus

    both adorno and the dadaists can be understood as critical of prevailing tendencies in art out of a sense of responsibility to the historical catastrophes of their day - ie they, in different ways, held that the forms of cultural production of 'advanced' societies in europe shared in culpability for the industrialised mass slaughter of WW1 and 2. but the idea that they espoused some kind of vulgar-bolshevik position that everyone should give up on art and work toward building communism is appallingly wrong-headed.

    Quote Originally Posted by SirGauoftheSquareTable View Post
    Ah, that's very true. But Dadaism had its own form of escapism in that it eschewed order completely and dove headfirst into chaos and randomness, or at least the founders tried.
    boy i'd hate to be the wikipedia page for dadaism right about now

    Quote Originally Posted by RoydGolden View Post
    All I can say is that the capacity to imagine stories is one of the precious few things that make human existence worthwhile.

    I'd consider any philosophy that rejects the worth of fiction as no different than advocating for the extinction of humanity as a whole.
    warmed-over liberal platitudes. pure ideology. sniff. you romanticise the "capacity to imagine stories" and in so doing wilfully ignore the real condition we are faced with, in which almost all content subsumed under the heading of 'fiction' is today the output of an industrial process of administered, rationalised mass-production. the words you use to argue otherwise came off an assembly-line.
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    I actually play FGO for completionism, to set all the available numbers of all the units to the higher possible values, and because I'm obsessed by compulsive farming. It's like getting all the endings, the CGs and the Bad Ends in a VN. I like to fill the empty spaces on the screen.
    Story and HS backgrounds are just a delicious plus.

    Let my brain release its sweet sweet endorphins, please.

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