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(This is the second writing assignment for Justin Lanier’s smooc)
Preamble: So one of the great (but difficult!) parts of being part of Justin’s smooc is that, while there are assignments and structures, it’s pretty self-directed, with lots of options. This post wanders a bit, since it’s mostly intended to help me process some of the ideas we’ve encountered and discussed so far. Here goes.
Yesterday, a sad analogy popped into my head:
Why exactly is Episode IV (the original Star Wars) so awesome?
- It just drops you into this awesome universe!
- It’s part of a fully-fledged universe, but doesn’t explain everything to you. You have to glean some information from the context of the story (like any well-written story).
- It fills you with a sense of wonder. You know it does.
- It’s kind of charmingly imperfect and…
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