Since my second playthrough I have not been able to stop thinking about apricots and the connection Disco Elysium forms between the (literal) fruits of imperial extraction under a stage of primitive accumulation & the subsequent sensibilities and taste of the bourgeoisie for these commodities in the most abstractified, processed form possible (chewing gum)
And I get the drive behind it, as much as I suspect a great deal of these essays have more to do with exploiting trends than anything else. But I feel like the desire to find the secret twisted epic anti capitalist anti fascist nature of, i dont fucking know, cars 2, a disney-pixar product for example, reveals a perspective on the production of media fundamentally decoupled from anything resembling a marxist or really even generally leftist lens
imo a critical failing of the milieu of breadtube video essay media analysts is the treatment of "anti-captialism" as a /moral/ quality to be discovered in the textual margins of this or that film or show. A hidden factor that retroactively redeems or elevates what stands as an otherwise conventional product of the culture industry.
MEANT to caption this “Wanting my long hair gone will not stop me from taking advantage of it for selfies with shitty lighting”
me when i fucking get you
For the record age of adz is one of my favorite albums of all time. Impossible soul is my favorite track of all time. I just do not have a cold empty heart
*transitioning straight from talking about feet to describing the extravagant and meaningless lifestyle of the promiscuous young protagonist has massive dirkj-
ONLY CREATE ACCOUNT IF YOU PERSONALLY KNOW AN ADMINISTRATOR, AND IDENTIFY YOURSELF IN YOUR APPLICATION. YOU DO NOT NEED A SHRIKE CLUB ACCOUNT TO FOLLOW SHRIKE CLUB USERS. A PERSONAL FEDERATED SOCIAL MEDIA INSTANCE FOR SMALL CARNIVOROUS BIRDS BY SMALL CARNIVOROUS BIRDS