[MUD-Dev] Re: MUD-Dev digest, Vol 1 #165 - 14 msgs

Matthew Mihaly the_logos at achaea.com
Tue Jul 18 00:53:05 New Zealand Standard Time 2000


On Mon, 17 Jul 2000, John Buehler wrote:

> This is because death is a head-turning event for any living person.
> It's a bit like watching a car chase or the demolition of a building.
> All of these things are potentially lethal to YOU, so it's a darwin-
> ian response to pay attention to what's going on.  The mind feels
> stimulated as a result.  Sex is the same way.  This is why (in my
> opinion) people will be willing to witness stories of sex and
> violence.  But it's the cheapest hack approach to entertainment
> that there is.  It appeals to the most primitive instincts that we
> possess and doesn't demonstrate much in the way of creativity on the
> part of the authors involved.
> 
> At this point, I go into a long monologue about society going down
> the toilet, but I'll skip that part.

You make it sound as if there was a point when the masses were not
fascinated by sex and violence, which is not the case.

--matt




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