[-empyre-] Welcome to May: Boredom: Labor, Use and Time

B. Bogart ben at ekran.org
Wed May 13 03:44:05 AEST 2015

Just to reply to myself, I was thinking I don't think we have discussed
anticipation yet. I think anticipation gets the heart of this idea of
grounding arousal / pleasure / fantasy in the norm. Perhaps this is the
root of the boringness of a porn film: a banality that cues the
potential of a future pleasure. This seems congruent with the banality
of the narrative of a horror film that cues the potential for fright.


On 15-05-12 10:30 AM, B. Bogart wrote:
> Pleasure is a positive arousal, and thus requires a ground of boredom to
> occur. For the same reason, fear as a negative arousal requires a
> baseline of boredom.

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