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Old 05-29-2017, 12:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Krainz View Post
There are differences.

Star Wars and Blade Runner, for instance.
Not sure if you really understand what "Death of the Author" refers to. It doesn't really have anything to do with whether the story has a clear or ambiguous ending. If anything, Star Wars is a great example of death of the author since George Lucas has basically no control over the IP anymore and the world and stories have taken on a life of their own with dozens of artists and authors contributing over the years. Not to mention the millions of fans each with their own opinions and interpretations.

Lotta people don't like the postmodern, but postmodern it is anyway in spite of their protest. Anansi and Hlaalu are right. You don't have to like it, but saying death of the author/postmodern perspective are false or incorrect is just willful ignorance. Anansi hit the nail on the head: art in all forms is an expression of human nature and consciousness, how that expression is interpreted by the public often has little to do with the artist or their intent. Even when the artists intent weighs heavily into someone's interpretation, that's still just their interpretation. IE: It's Slowpoke's personal interpretation that an author's will should be gospel truth, but this is not so for others, not necessarily even the author.
Now imagine a music, dear readers, heavy with cellos at a rapid staccato. Cellos held between thighs in a dark room. The little room of Harry's chest as he walks with his teammates to the opening gate of his first Test of Cribbage. They are a rag-tag group of champions, this bunch, and with Harry, the near-perfect new god, they know they will dominate the day. Harry is a world laced with rivers of wizardly blood. He is ready.
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