kis·met \ˈkiz-ˌmet, -mət\ - noun; often capitalized
1. fate.
"We die. That may be the meaning of life. But we do language.
That may be the measure of our lives." - Toni Morrison

"Growing up Southern is a privilege, really. It's more than where you're born; it's an idea and state of mind that seems imparted at birth. It's more than loving fried chicken, sweet tea, football, and country music. It’s being hospitable, devoted to front porches, magnolias, moon pies, coca-cola... and each other. We don't become Southern - we're born that way." - Unknown

20 January 2011


Modern critical theory officially makes no sense. I'm convinced that the critics are just making things up and then backing themselves up with themselves. {Editor's Note: That sentence didn't make any sense. See how easy it is to be a modern critical theorist?} It also doesn't help that my professor has a hook for a left arm, and I sit in class imagining up incredibly fantastical stories as to how it happened.

In other news, I'm thinking about writing an essay about how fiction is not real life and the damaging effects it has on people when they accept fiction (and fictional characters) as real, and substitute that for their own reality.

Spoiler: It never really works out.

1 comment:

lotusgirl said...

I completely agree with your theory on critical theory. It's part of why I decided not to continue into the PhD program. Piled higher and deeper.

Interesting premise for your paper.