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39 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 08 January 2009 11:49PM

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Comment author: Russell_Wallace 09 January 2009 01:49:57AM 1 point [-]

The way stories work is not as simple as Orson Scott Card's view. I can't do justice to it in a blog comment, but read 'The Seven Basic Plots' by Christopher Booker for the first accurate, comprehensive theory of the subject.

Comment author: pnrjulius 07 June 2012 12:00:38AM 1 point [-]

Yes. Clearly no one would enjoy a story where someone is just continuously tortured without change.

Comment author: ialdabaoth 20 September 2013 12:13:41AM 3 points [-]

You have clearly never heard of "ero-guro" manga - you are, in fact, describing a specific subgenre of it.