• li10@feddit.uk
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    11 months ago

    I still think her response is a bit shitty…

    Why do you need to be “qualified” to talk about a character arc??

    Like, it’s not some obscure term that only film critics know or something only they get to have an opinion on… Seems like some unnecessary gatekeeping.

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      11 months ago

      She may just be pointing out how buzzwords seem to explode throughout the internet, like when someone mentioned boiling a frog in a pot and now someone shares that exact metaphor in every 1 in 4 threads.

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          It’s usually true about what it’s being used as a metaphor for, though. A metaphor doesn’t have to be literally true. It just has to make sense.

          Like pull yourself up by the boot straps. No one’s dumb enough to think it only means “help yourself”, right?!

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            Actually the bootstraps one is a good example of the general public missing the point entirely. Originally, the phrase was used to describe something impossible, and was repeatedly used sarcastically to describe an inherently unjust economic system that makes upward mobility impossible.

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              Yep, and people still try to use it as a metaphor for something completely different. Just something that no longer makes logical sense all on its own.

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        11 months ago

        We need to wall off all discussion about all topics to certified experts because democracy works best when no one understands how anything works.

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        11 months ago

        I mean if we’re talking about vaccines that could be considered a legitimate point. But we’re talking about art.

        I know you’re being sarcastic but still

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          Fair point, though I hated how that extended into political questions of vaccines from purely technical ones too often.

          My personal view on the internet is that anyone writing in internet is potentially a lobotomized honey melon and not take shit as facts the instant reading it

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      11 months ago

      It was an attempted ad hominem attack which backfired on her. A stupid argument in the first place and even more stupid because she got it wrong.

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      I’d go much further, unless you’re citing yourself as a primary source for a fact, citing your credentials isnt very impressive to me.

      Ideas matter - the dumbest SOB can come up with great ideas, and the smartest one can come up with dumb ones. And job experience most definitely doesn’t make your opinion valuable - I’ve seen way too many people bad at their jobs for that

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    11 months ago

    Oh yeah, I know someone who named her kid Khaleesi. Oh dear.

    But let’s be honest if you’re going to call your kid Khaleesi that kid was always going to grow to be a stripper. Poor kid. She is going to be in high school before she learns how to lean to spell it.

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      Just to be nit picky: Khaleesi was a title, like queen or chieftess. The character was named Daenerys Targaryen. So they would technically have not named their child after a character.

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          Or having Lord as a name - which actually used to be somewhat popular in the US.

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          < puts on geek hat and glasses >

          Daenerys met several former khaleesi’s when she was brought before the Doth Khaleen. While at this point, their husbands had been killed and they had given up the title of Khaleesi and adopted the new title of Khaleen, they were at one point each a khaleesi.

          The only one I can remember by name is, Ornela, the one that befriended Daenerys.

          < removes geek hat and glasses >

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    It’s always fascinating to me how people use twitter like a social media platform instead of alerting/breaking news/flash messages system.

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    I was taught what a character arc was in 9th grade english class. It’s not a thing that exclusive to people who write for a living.

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    The concept of character arcs is also pretty well known, so it’s not exactly an intellectual flex