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sweetconcord
Feb. 13th, 2006 03:33 am (UTC)
The fact that Poe was seriously fucked up makes him a better example for my argument.
He was ridiculously fucked up, had serious abandonment issues, and was arguably a pedophile. Nonetheless, he wrote some amazing works of literature. The fact that he was so fucked up does not make his work valueless. That's my point.
animedude
Feb. 13th, 2006 09:49 am (UTC)
I dont belive his works were so great. Mostly because they suck, but partiall because in actuallity he was a fucked-up person.
sweetconcord
Feb. 13th, 2006 05:14 pm (UTC)
That's a matter of personal opinion. The fact, however, is that he had a massive impact on the literature, and even society, of his day. He is still studied as one of the finest examples of American Romantic literature, and he all but invented the horror genre.

You may not like his works, but give credit where credit is due.

And, if I am reading your response correctly, your assumption that his writing is sub-par simply because he was a fucked up person is possibly one of the most closed-minded approaches to art-appreciation I have ever heard, second only to "Nah, I try not to read". By that same logic not a single post-renaissance artist is worth anything, and Mozart and Beethoven can both go screw.
Innovation almost requires a unique perspective, and that frequently means being at odds with the society one finds oneself in.
petshopboy1983
Feb. 15th, 2006 04:04 pm (UTC)
Then how can we take your word for anything?
You are, in fact, a highly fucked up person.
animedude
Feb. 15th, 2006 04:53 pm (UTC)
I'm not fucked up in the least.
petshopboy1983
Feb. 15th, 2006 04:57 pm (UTC)
See?
animedude
Feb. 15th, 2006 05:05 pm (UTC)
It doesnt work like that, thats liek saying "Only a crazy person would deny being crazy!" you are crazy either way. I belive that is called a "fallacy" Either way, I'm not fucked up, or atleast no where near a fucked-up level as most people are.
petshopboy1983
Feb. 15th, 2006 05:07 pm (UTC)
Says you.
animedude
Feb. 15th, 2006 05:10 pm (UTC)
Says all the evidence supporting that claim
petshopboy1983
Feb. 15th, 2006 05:14 pm (UTC)
That evidence being.....you saying so?
animedude
Feb. 15th, 2006 05:57 pm (UTC)
Takning what is concidered fuck up and noticing I engage in none of those activities or practices.
petshopboy1983
Feb. 15th, 2006 06:12 pm (UTC)
Your anecdotal evidence of your own condition is hardly valid proof.
animedude
Feb. 15th, 2006 06:16 pm (UTC)
it doesnt need to be, the proof is obviously displayed without me needing to say it.
petshopboy1983
Feb. 15th, 2006 06:17 pm (UTC)
We should do a poll on this.
animedude
Feb. 15th, 2006 06:20 pm (UTC)
it'd be impartial evidence, since only a hand full of people from your friends have actuall met me.
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