Affectlessness

luka

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Was thinking, very vaguely, about on screen violence, Tarantino, Ben Wheatly, Parasite
 

suspended

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He's a writer who writes in incredibly flat affectless prose, probably because he is emotionally and psychologically and spiritually stunted as a human being
 

version

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Less Than Zero's the first thing that comes to mind. There's a gaping void at the centre of that book. I read it compulsively over a couple of days and felt like it was sucking the life out of me. Completely numbing.
 

version

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DeLillo can be a bit like that too, but it doesn't have quite the same effect. Someone recently told me they felt he wrote like an alien from a planet where everyone's on SSRIs.
 

version

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I watched 'Le Samourai' the other night and that had it; Delon completely stoic, even with a gun in his face.

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WashYourHands

Cat Malogen
Fishing

Have agreed to go angling irl with my brother this weekend if a hernia doesn’t explode first. Shocking idea. Just gonna sit in the swanky chairs he’s got all day. If I still drank, 10 cans
 

version

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Fishing

Have agreed to go angling irl with my brother this weekend if a hernia doesn’t explode first. Shocking idea. Just gonna sit in the swanky chairs he’s got all day. If I still drank, 10 cans
There aren't many opportunities for slowness these days. You have to go fishing or head into the desert or something to really achieve it.
 

version

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It can be a good coping mechanism, but I dunno that it's healthy in the long run. You'd probably crack at some point and end up overwhelmed by everything that came flooding in. You can flip it too, mind you. You can completely switch off due to being overwhelmed in the first place, which is what seems to be happening online.
 

WashYourHands

Cat Malogen
The listless drift of the office hub about 2pm, where people temporarily space out for a while after lunch. Nothing is really done, everyone is shattered apart from the admin pool‘s 24/7 gossips. 2:45/3pm back to 150mph
 
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