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    Apparently, you think you're some kind of erudite hot shit, but you can't even read well enough to have a reasonable dialogue with me, which makes me wonder just how much you really got out of either Justine or Ovid, or Reservoir Dogs for that matter -- though I'll grant that you likely appreciated every last scrap that Saw could offer.

    Maybe we can give it another 10 years and try again.

    To put the torture behind us is, inevitably, to put it in front of us.

    by UntimelyRippd on Fri Jul 05, 2013 at 10:20:45 PM PDT

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    •  hah. (0+ / 0-)

      I have never seen a single Saw movie. I have read de Sade: Justine and a few others. I've had an undergraduate course in Ovid, although my real appreciation came much later in life, after I'd pretty much screwed over someone that mattered.

      What I read as your primary point:

      Meanwhile, I remain unmoved: Just because person A writes erotica, doesn't mean I have to admire person A for it. And if it's bad erotica -- and it almost certainly is, since most erotica is laughably lame, being written by people with no particular talent for language -- then I'm not going to apologize for laughing at person A for it. And if it's odious erotica, premised on behavior or on relationship structures that in any non-privileged genre of fiction would be considered beyond the pale, I'm not giving it a pass just because somewhere in America someone is fantasizing about it, or even submitting to it.
      reduces to
      If I don't like your sex life, you're laughable
      and I utterly reject that.

      47 is the new 51!

      by nickrud on Fri Jul 05, 2013 at 10:29:36 PM PDT

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      •  Reject away, since your reduction is itself (0+ / 0-)

        fallacious nonsense.

        To put the torture behind us is, inevitably, to put it in front of us.

        by UntimelyRippd on Fri Jul 05, 2013 at 10:44:53 PM PDT

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        •  tell me where (0+ / 0-)
          And if it's odious erotica
          isn't a  judgement on others sex lives.

          It wouldn't be the first time I was brought up short on this website.

          47 is the new 51!

          by nickrud on Fri Jul 05, 2013 at 10:52:14 PM PDT

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