The new needs friends, not evangelists or apologists.
Everyone who's ever put a word to paper has an excuse, or a justification if you want to be less nasty, for everything they do. Of course I'm guilty of this.
On the use of "crazy" as an intensifier.
"...the doctrine that the genius must be in advance of his time is almost wholly false and vicious..."
To understand doesn't mean we have to forgive. See: comic book movies, et al.
On (not) taking refuge in one's art.
Once we've bonded through our mutual fandoms, then what?
Every movie, every book, is time in a bottle, if only you let yourself see it.
What makes a work great isn't an objective truth.
On loving the art in yourself, not yourself in the art -- and not letting your art do your living for you.
When just enough is more.
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