Friday, August 31, 2012
More Rage Against the Undead
David Macauley hammers home the point I was making Monday, but with much more detail, since he's trying to be rational rather than snarky. Since he compares the OSR to a music style (punk,) which ties into Tim's rebuttal comparing the OSR to an art movement (pre-Raphaelites,) I just want to add: the thing about art movements or music styles is that they never really die, because (again) they aren't things, but are descriptions of events and behavior. There are always people re-discovering and copying one style or another, or remixing parts of an old style. What we're really talking about is whether 30 million people pay attention to what you're doing and talk about it -- because as everyone knows, if 30 million people aren't talking about your art, music, or hobby and trying to join in, your interests are worthless.