(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)
@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
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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