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Bite Me, Deconstructionists

Wanna tear apart a genre or even just a franchise? Want to expose a paternalistic and imperialist undercurrent to the superhero genre? Want to blast Star Wars for being a thinly-veiled divine-right monarchy? Want to deride Tolkien for being twee and reactionary? Want to stick it to the steampunkers for not wringing their hands enough about whatever injustice of the period comes between the axe and your particular grindstone?

Consider the possibility that you might be an insufferably self-important tosspot and HAVE A NICE HOT CUP OF STFU INSTEAD.

-The Gneech

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the_gneech
Oct. 28th, 2010 08:15 pm (UTC)
Yes, but MST3K is done without being a bunch of wankers about it. ;)

Deconstruction can be a great thing, actually. See The Incredibles for instance. But it can also be really, really annoying. (See Alan Moore.)

-The Gneech
daemionfox
Oct. 28th, 2010 08:28 pm (UTC)
quote: also be really, really annoying.

So, basically any webcomic forum.
the_gneech
Oct. 28th, 2010 11:00 pm (UTC)
I dunno, I always found the folks in THIS forum to be a nice bunch!

-The Gneech
exatron
Oct. 29th, 2010 12:14 am (UTC)
So, is there a way to do a humorous deconstruction of pretentious deconstruction without being pretentious yourself?
mecampbellesq
Oct. 29th, 2010 04:59 am (UTC)
My favorite commentary about deconstruction comes from none other than Frank Miller, in his introduction to one of the ASTRO CITY compilations: "What's the point of deconstructing something if you're not going to build it up again?"
the_gneech
Oct. 29th, 2010 11:45 am (UTC)
Heh. And he should know! :D

-TG

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