one of my greatest victories, to this day, was taking a writing class where they endlessly dunked on “genre fiction,” writing a story in their beloved “magical realism” style, and getting a solid positive response from the professor for it
I just really cynically threw in like “yeah, their parents argue, and sad girls in snow, they’ll eat that shit up” and they 100% did
take that, you pretentious dipshits. I can do your style, but I guarantee you couldn’t do a sick-ass chuuni-dipshit tabletop if your life depended on it
@embr yeah, the whole thing is online, it’s fairly short https://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/ursula-k-le-guin-the-carrier-bag-theory-of-fiction
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