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2016-02-10 20:50:57 Post No. 7683188
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Can we talk about how "Octet" is so bad it almost made me stop reading "brief interviews with hideous men" ?
Jesus christ it wasn't even that bad up until the last "hey if I'm meta enough nobody will notice I'm a lazy piece of shit and only finished half of the work I was supposed to do" part.
How he explicitely complains about the kind of person who is manipulatively self-deprecating and yet is so fucking self-deprecating throughout the whole chapter about his choice of words and about coming off cringy and insincere. How he pretends his being meta about the whole process of being meta is not open manipulation of the reader a begging for being liked. How this whole thing is completely retarded because the first few stories aren't nearly enough to make the reader even interested in his thought process or why he failed finishing the piece and how he feels about it. And how the whole fucking last "story" he pretends he's completely open and naked and sincere and how he's going to directly ask the reader and still DOESN'T HAVE THE FUCKING BALLS TO DO IT AND RATHER MAKES YOU PRETEND YOU'RE THE WRITER AND THAT YOU'RE ABOUT TO ADDRESS THE READER DIRECTLY AND THAT IT'S NOT ENTIRELY HE WHO SHAT THE BED LITERARY SPEAKING.
Jesus christ how did this piece of shit ever get published?