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by A Certain Citrus
Fri Jan 15, 2021 6:20 pm
Forum: Public Discussion
Topic: Post-PhD, I spent a year writing this 60,000 word KS Essay
Replies: 31
Views: 1197

Re: Post-PhD, I spent a year writing this 60,000 word KS Essay

Hi Matty,

I originally intended it to be a video. People don't struggle to listen, so matters of difficulty never came into it.
by A Certain Citrus
Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:53 pm
Forum: Public Discussion
Topic: Post-PhD, I spent a year writing this 60,000 word KS Essay
Replies: 31
Views: 1197

Re: Post-PhD, I spent a year writing this 60,000 word KS Essay

>I admitted that I was wrong, but now I say that I was right and you are in fact wrong, because summaries are... the universe Everything you write is to reinforce the idea that you are smart rather than any kind of good faith analysis, so it is not worth my talking about. I admitted it was wrong to...
by A Certain Citrus
Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:45 am
Forum: Public Discussion
Topic: Post-PhD, I spent a year writing this 60,000 word KS Essay
Replies: 31
Views: 1197

Re: Post-PhD, I spent a year writing this 60,000 word KS Essay

I can think of many reasons you’d summarise a work to give someone the best of it. First, there are many works that are valueless save for one or two scenes deep inside them. Having those moments contextualised and explained is a far better experience than having to, say, first sit through 80 hours ...
by A Certain Citrus
Mon Jan 11, 2021 7:57 am
Forum: Public Discussion
Topic: Post-PhD, I spent a year writing this 60,000 word KS Essay
Replies: 31
Views: 1197

Re: Post-PhD, I spent a year writing this 60,000 word KS Essay

I answered A22 poorly the first time, without getting my thoughts in order. I’d like to acknowledge that he’s right: I didn’t think through my aims and wound up writing something very stupid. There are 3 cases when it’s worth introducing someone to a story by re-telling it yourself (“worth it” meani...
by A Certain Citrus
Sat Jan 09, 2021 9:29 pm
Forum: Public Discussion
Topic: Post-PhD, I spent a year writing this 60,000 word KS Essay
Replies: 31
Views: 1197

Re: Post-PhD, I spent a year writing this 60,000 word KS Essay

I largely agree. Again though; I rarely just summarised the biggest moments. I rewrote most, added my own anecdotes, and explained the underlying aspects that were not obvious but which made them more evocative. As for robbing people of an experience: I’ve been going around on that recently, and whi...
by A Certain Citrus
Sat Jan 09, 2021 8:36 pm
Forum: Public Discussion
Topic: Post-PhD, I spent a year writing this 60,000 word KS Essay
Replies: 31
Views: 1197

Re: Post-PhD, I spent a year writing this 60,000 word KS Essay

Please let me try again: The fact that KS evokes feelings is not the point. Almost everything evokes feelings: from every interaction, to every piece of media. Evoking feelings is not exceptional. But KS evokes a specific feeling: elevation. That alone is noteworthy; elevation is only rarely evoked,...
by A Certain Citrus
Sat Jan 09, 2021 7:20 pm
Forum: Public Discussion
Topic: Post-PhD, I spent a year writing this 60,000 word KS Essay
Replies: 31
Views: 1197

Re: Post-PhD, I spent a year writing this 60,000 word KS Essay

I don't get it. It took you a year and 60,000 words, and you just summarized the game and said it was sentimental. Hi 22, While I never imagined you’d like the essay, I am glad that you took the time to look through it. As for your words: while I appreciate you’re being deliberately reductive, I th...
by A Certain Citrus
Fri Jan 08, 2021 7:32 am
Forum: Public Discussion
Topic: Post-PhD, I spent a year writing this 60,000 word KS Essay
Replies: 31
Views: 1197

Re: Post-PhD, I spent a year writing this 60,000 word KS Essay

Firstly, everyone: thank you for the kind words. I’m very glad you got something out of it. Prof: Once again, thanks for taking the time to read it. I’d originally written it as a video essay; hence the weird terminology. I might finish processing it someday. Otherwise, I thought I’d reply to you he...
by A Certain Citrus
Tue Jan 05, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: Public Discussion
Topic: Post-PhD, I spent a year writing this 60,000 word KS Essay
Replies: 31
Views: 1197

Re: Post-PhD, I spent a year writing this 60,000 word KS Essay

Haha, thanks Cook!

And thanks Brythain, for the kind words. Definitely sounds like a better correction process than mine!
by A Certain Citrus
Tue Jan 05, 2021 3:09 am
Forum: Public Discussion
Topic: Post-PhD, I spent a year writing this 60,000 word KS Essay
Replies: 31
Views: 1197

Post-PhD, I spent a year writing this 60,000 word KS Essay

I've been posting this around a bit, but I thought I'd link to it here as well! I first read KS back in 2012. After 8 years of turning it over, I sat down last year to work out why it hit so many people as hard as it did. I'm pretty sure I figured it out. TL;DR, the most powerful parts of Katawa Sho...