[-empyre-] Geez, I was just kidding....
deenalarsen at yahoo.com
Tue Oct 16 13:25:38 EST 2012
To reply to Jonathan:
It looks like the self-confessed troll views herself as playful as she says:
"Most of what I do, I do with great jest and playfulness. I'm not trying
to hurt anyone's feelings, I just want to make people think and laugh
along the way."
I was always beaten up at school as a child (I was funny looking, small, and had no social cues at all--aspie was not a diagnosis then, but I fit it anyway). And kids would pound me, stick "kick me" labels on me, etc. When I complained, they would say it was all in fun.
Many emotional abusers hide behind "What's the matter, can't you take a joke?" So... the notion of fun and playfulness has always been rather suspect in my mind. Does your fun begin where my nose ends?
To tie this to prev(c)ious discussions, I wonder how do our own notions of right and wrong, "play" and "harm" enter into our artistic practices?
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