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(psa: Death Of The Author is an academic tool, not a moral one. it is the theory you apply when you want to analyze a text without considering authorial intent; it says nothing about the ethics of *consuming* art when it turns out the artist is a shítbàg)

(whether Death Of The Author is even a useful theory is up for debate, but it just doesn't apply to what you think it does)

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@jacethechicken I have met some people who seem to think that the death of the author is something that they're going to do with the ax that they're grinding in their criticism

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Me looking up from loading training data on terf-y British fantasy writers into the Death Ray: "What do you mean it's a critical construct?"

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