>/lit/'s sudden collective hatred for all of our classic memes occurs at the exact same time as the post-Hypersphere reddit influx
>no one bats an eye
We truly lost, lads.
I say let it burn. I'd rather the plebs be visible than have people who pretend to like Pynchon/Joyce but can't speak a single intelligent word about them.
One day this board's gonna go, no sense trying to cling to the past.
>Post-hypersphere reddit influx
Also, I've noticed a general trend across all of the handful of boards I frequent in contrarian posting. On /tv/ its a thing to miss George Lucas and love the prequels post-new Star Wars. On /lit/ it's become suddenly popular to post about how bad Cormac is, for always no reason.
Extra contrarian posting is a thing now, I guess most people just now started reading Sartre?
the only ones that belong on there are Ulysses Bros K and Moby Dick. Catch-22 is a personal fave, but isnt coreworthy. the rest of them can go straight to the trash. Lolita is the work of a rotund pedophile, Pynchwalls are clearly juvenile drek, and who the fuck is McCarthy?
None are as active, if you consider the endless stream of shitposting and redundancy here as being active.
Additionally, if you are looking for an elitist replacement, you are going to be disappointed.
I myself am currently searching for the gigantic impenetrable novels that will be the darlings here two evolutionary steps from now, long after the Gaddises and McElroys have been consigned by /lit/ to the pleb pile.
Catch-22 is literally high school-core. I know because I read it in high school. Not saying it's bad, it's fantastic, but you can't say it's on par with Ulysses or Moby goddamn Dick
>/lit/ it's become suddenly popular to post about how bad Cormac is, for always no reason.
I hope this is high-effort bait because I'm rustled. Recognizing Cormac as a hack has been part of this board for much longer than prequelposting or your time here.
>tfw no more He Rapes His Sister threads
mccarthy - appeals to blue collar merifats
dfw - appeals to upper middle class white americans
it's all vapid pandering focusing on an extremely narrow aspect of life, with very little aesthetic value behind it, but gets championed because plebs can relate to them. the sad part is they don't even realize that's what they're doing, they subconsciously see aspects of their own lives in those books and mistake the resonance due to similarity with genuine artistic catharsis.
pynchon is ok.
Growing disgust over DFW and Pynchon spam has been going on for months m8. They are great books but now that everyone does nothing but talk about them they are loathed. Blood Meridian got the same treatment 6 months ago.
Same as it ever was for a 4chan board.
When did this supposed BM pogrom take place? I've a feeling I would remember such a thing happening, especially within the last half year. Requesting post numbers or screenshots to see this shit going down.
DFW has been on the wane since traffic picked up. I'll grant that. It appeals to the pretentious middle class who like the author have nebulous dreams of success to achieve to fulfill their parents expectations. It's an obvious choice for a n00b to take bragging rights from reading it/pretending to read it, just like when I first picked up a copy when it was still in hardback, flicked through a few pages and noped the idea of ever reading it when I saw how obsessed with drugs he was for someone who had never taken drugs. The only thing that could make it a more obvious choice if he had written about being obsessed with sex and drugs, despite being a virgin shut in. The usual Bloom hate memes have increased with his increasing memeing, but there's not enough of it to maintain the old ratio of good sense to fanboyism. Fanboys are winning this one, and losing the battle of board quality.
Pynchon hasn't got much hate that I can see. He hasn't increased in spam sessions either, which is unfortunate because he writes some good 4chan appropriate scat scenes. I think his stagnation if anything is a sign that we're not being inundated by those anti-meme trilogy, but inundated by people who assume DFWfanboyism somehow elevates them from trollable newb status.
Obviously it doesn't, since they're demonstrably greater idiots than the newbs who got through 3 books before giving us their worthless, naive, and stupid opinions on board quality. When we had kids who read BM, they knew some divide and conquer trickery at least. Now we're just "daddy told me i was smart like him"- the underachiever board.
>Tfw dual majoring in lit fields in a prestigious university
>Got interested in lit through years of 4chan
>Read tons of great works and have an intelligent academic understanding of the western canon
>My favorite books will always be 90% /lit/core
This is so embarrassing. None of 4chan's board's "core" lists are unique, they are literally just a list of the most popular, polarizing and influencial things of each medium. It confuses me how people look down upon someone who reads or likes /lit/core, when it really just means that he actually cares about the medium and not just hides behind obscure shit nobody can talk about.
oh yeah I actually made that thread however many months ago to stir some shit up but can't we love both the new memes and the old memes. appreciate the memes without meme ageism guys