Sunday, January 07, 2018

Art V life

Boy meets girl, boy and girl fall in love, boy loses girl then does a series of escalating acts to win her back, girl gets back with boy (art).

Boy meets girl, boy and girl fall in love, boy loses girl and respects her boundaries and does not communicate with her again or stays friends if possible (real world ideal)

Boy meets girl, boy and girl fall in love [or boy thinks they're in love but they're not], boy loses girl [or never had her] then does a series of escalating acts to "win her back", girl freaks out at the idea there's a boy so deranged that he thinks the series of acts will be perceived romantically and there is much unpleasantness (typical worst case real world outcome). 

Some say fiction is life with the edges rubbed off; at its best it's a block of marble transformed into an elephant. But real life is a big chunk of imperfect stone, riven with cracks and if there's gold in it then it's specks per ton, not nuggets like stool corn 'less you're that one in a million.

Real life chugs on; reel life deflects it. On the book side it's no wonder bodice rippers are a hard copy market mainstay; risky in the bath or on the washer with a tablet. 

The romantic comedy; without the willing acceptance at the end then it's just a fucking tragedy.

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