Ray Bradbury

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“I have never listened to anyone who criticized my taste in space travel, sideshows or gorillas. When this occurs, I pack up my dinosaurs and leave the room.”
― Ray Bradbury, Zen in the Art of Writing

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  1. I think I am very happy that you quoted this (I am now buying this by the way). Bradbury made a very good point. Ideas and execution can be critiqued for sharper or even softer angles but the TASTE of them is actually like slut shaming in a way. I had this guy pretty much tell me what I liked was disturbing. I was so embarrassed and blushing, it was in a library — it was not sexual. It was a video game that involved violence and psychiatric and psychic violence as it was based on an asylum that was used for illegal experimentation gone wrong — had some supernatural features too (the videogame is called “Outlast”). I was thinking yeah maybe I liked the protags (they are a holistic hotness for me) but was it okay for Math PhD to tell me that what I liked was disturbing? :/ And this happened to me as well Lit students do venture into those apertures and abysses of the unknown and do help people see both negatives and positives of things. I am just unhappy I was in that situation. But I didn’t confidently pick up my “dinosaurs” and leave (which was “Angels in America” text by the way). I just bid a short, soft goodbye. And I realised I HATE, I LOATHE, BEING THAT IN THAT POSITION! It’s not fair. And the delivery of the way was a bit atavistic as in how can you like this kind of thing — it wasnt like oh I loved it and I boil bunnies and wrap entrails as scarves around myself :/ so yeah Bradbury is right in this!

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      1. I felt really unhappy about it. Like when I asked what games he liked playing. The dude was like people think math majors are into that but he just likes reading books. I felt a bit more out of place.

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