greywind-s:

literature meme || {1/2} genres
→ Absurdist fiction

 Absurdist fiction is a genre of literature, most often employed in novels, plays or poems, that focuses on the experiences of characters in a situation where they cannot find any inherent purpose in life, most often represented by ultimately meaningless actions and events. Common elements in absurdist fiction include satire, dark humour, incongruity, the abasement of reason, and controversy regarding the philosophical condition of being “nothing.”Works of absurdist fiction often explore agnostic or nihilistic topics.

While a great deal of absurdist fiction may be humorous or irrational in nature, the hallmark of the genre is neither comedy nor nonsense, but rather, the study of human behavior under circumstances (whether realistic or fantastical) that appear to be purposeless and philosophically absurd. Absurdist fiction posits little judgment about characters or their actions; that task is left to the reader. Also, the “moral” of the story is generally not explicit, and the themes or characters’ realizations—if any —are often ambiguous in nature. Additionally, unlike many other forms of fiction, absurdist works will not necessarily have a traditional plot structure (i.e., rising action, climax, falling action, etc.).

 

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stuffman:

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People have written a lot of touchy-feely pieces on this subject but I thought I’d get right to the heart of the matter.

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every disaster movie ever

  • scientist: don't do that
  • military official: lol
  • me: *not religious*
  • me: oh my god
  • me: praise the lord
  • me: thank god
  • me: oh dear lord
  • me: jesus christ
  • me: good god
milkcratetheft:

This may be the most beautiful picture in the history of pictures.
Photo by Elliot Severn, link.

milkcratetheft:

This may be the most beautiful picture in the history of pictures.

Photo by Elliot Severn, link.

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fromexilegrowman:

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"Jesus was the only One that ever raised the dead," The Misfit continued, "and He shouldn’t have done it. He thrown everything off balance. If He did what He said, then it’s nothing for you to do but throw away everything and follow Him, and if He didn’t, then it’s nothing for you to do but…

Rami Kadi - Fall Winter 2014 2015

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ob2komario:

birdschoolforbirds:

birdschoolforbirds:

million dollar idea: instead of spending thousands of dollars on steady-cam equipment, filmmakers should just attach a camera to the head of a chicken and carry the chicken around as you film.

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Fact:

http://i.imgur.com/kE7xE2P.gif

They actually did that.

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partlystarsmostlyvoid:

madmenandmayhem:

evilspice:

toyota:

damn the pope about to preach some sick verses

the guy beatboxing behind him

"the guy" is the italian president

P-Francis and the Prez

partlystarsmostlyvoid:

madmenandmayhem:

evilspice:

toyota:

damn the pope about to preach some sick verses

the guy beatboxing behind him

"the guy" is the italian president

P-Francis and the Prez

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scanzen:

Nosferatu (PranaFilm, 1921). German Magazine Promotional movie poster. Artist: Albin Grau.
via Heritage Auctions

scanzen:

Nosferatu (PranaFilm, 1921). German Magazine Promotional movie poster. Artist: Albin Grau.

via Heritage Auctions

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