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As a programmer and quasi-poet who is also experimenting with book generation/design, I am finding this podcast ep featuring @aparrish to be extremely interesting.: commonpodcast.com/home/2018/2/

Takes a while to get started. Worth it!

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@jboy yeah! you can also see that people writing scholarly articles have obviously just copied the attribution and the citation without bothering to actually check that the cited work has the quote. the super ironic thing is that it's very easy to imagine Jung saying something like this quote, so it might even be a faithful paraphrase of some paragraph or other in one of these books. (maybe someone's paraphrase of Jung in English before the corresponding work was "officially" translated?)

@xor I think the annoyance isn't just that I can't use the *text* of the quote, it's that I can't use the quote and also borrow the connotations and authority of Jung (specifically) while I do so. I mean, I can express that same idea with my own words, I don't really need the quote.

@danima Collective Unconscious Spurious Attribution

@martensitingale then someone will come up to me and say "I believe that's a Jung quote, why didn't you attribute it to Jung"

I mean, it's a good quote that compactly expresses an important idea, which it does even if Jung didn't say it. but annoying because without an actual attribution I can't in good conscience use it as like... a quote on a slide or a chapter epigraph or something. (or I can but if I attribute it to "anonymous?" or "carl jung supposedly" then people will want to argue about the attribution and not the idea)

very annoyed that the quote "Often the hands will solve a mystery that the intellect has struggled
with in vain" can't be reliably attributed to anyone, let alone Jung (to whom it is often attributed). even in scholarly articles, when they bother to attribute the quote at all, cite to Jung's _Memories, Dreams, Reflections_ which doesn't (as far as I can tell) contain those words.

@enkiv2 true. I also deeply empathize with the underlying phatic purpose of these quotes, which is the same as the constant howl of my own heart: "please love me, please acknowledge that I know what I'm talking about, please"

@cheesegrits til I learned that I am old enough to have seen some shit

pretty sure you could model it with a simple procedure stating "every ten paragraphs or so, insert text 'Indeed, according to Deleuze,' followed by a random sentence from Thousand Plateaus or whatever"

towards a computational model of humanities scholars needlessly quoting deleuze

replacing each word in _The Road Not Taken_ with a word from _Sea Rose_ that begins with the same letter (when such a word is available) mastodon.social/media/DYF1EOXT

@grainloom unix commands taking filenames as parameters in any way is definitely an antipattern imo (to the point where for purity's sake i write cat <filename)

@theoutrider I wasn't even considering the mundane/visual novel aspects of the persona games, just the teenagers-doing-battle aspect. in any case I feel like I can come up with like a gazillion tv shows that have slice-of-life characteristics about teens in the US, though. like, veronica mars is essentially persona 4

@PrismaticMurder I don't understand. what tradition, whose tradition?

@CitySquirrel ? atlus sold 500k copies of persona 5 last year, admittedly not call of duty levels but hardly niche. I don't understand how that answers the question, either—even if persona is "niche," why isn't there an equivalent niche for a similar game set in the US?