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Research Reveals That Apocalyptic Stories Changed Dramatically 20 Years Ago - Apocalypse - io9
Most major religions, going back thousands of years, tell stories about the End of the World. And post-apocalyptic fiction is perennially popular. So why, in the last twenty years, has the apocalypse ceased to matter?
visualization  data  apocalypse  fiction  literature  prediction 
october 2009 by tysone
How to Write With Style by Kurt Vonnegut
The most damning revelation you can make about yourself is that you do not know what is interesting and what is not.
advice  creativity  fiction  writing  vonnegut 
july 2008 by tysone
Lit 101 Class in Three Lines or Less -- McSweeney's Internet Tendency
[1984]:
WINSTON: Don't tell the Party, but sex is way better than totalitarianism.
EVERYONE: Surprise! We're the Party.
WINSTON: Oh, rats.
books  fiction  hilarious  mcsweeneys 
june 2008 by tysone
How Is the Internet Changing Literary Style? -- Steamboats Are Ruining Everything
The internet is always saying, "Heyyy." It is always welcoming you to the party; patting you on the back to congratulate you for showing up. It says, You know me, in a collusive tone of voice, and Wanna hear something funny? and Didja see who else is here
brilliant  literature  communication  fiction  writing 
june 2008 by tysone

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