Why review crap?
- From the same author of the fallacy fallacy we have fifteen stupid
responses to criticism. Number five being:
"Why do you review things you hate? If you don't like it, ignore it."
Why do I review crap? Simple: for pleasure. For the sheer joy of it.
Every piece of crap you like is an immense world of delight waiting to
be explored. Crap is a driving force, crap is inspirational: nothing
urges me to set things right more than seeing them done wrong. I'm
especially pleased when the crap is so bad it makes me angry for
anger is a pleasant sensation. To feel your bile rise and your blood
boil, to feel a rush of fury why, it's the pleasure of being alive,
of feeling some actual emotion instead of the constant dull fuzz of
the easily contented.
Why should I deny myself such pleasures? You preach abstinence, but
that's because you're a Puritan. When you look at criticism, you see
only whines and complaints; you fail to see the joy. Energy is eternal
delight (as they say where I come from), and to damn something with
energy is a more joyous and thrilling act than to ignore it, or say
"it's nice", or fob it off with other half-hearted compliments.