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9 Post author: Matt_Simpson 08 November 2009 02:53AM

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Comment author: Vladimir_Golovin 08 November 2009 11:19:23AM *  4 points [-]

I wonder how many people here besides me lost their appetite for consuming monomyth-structured stories after their naturalistic awakening?

Comment author: Johnicholas 08 November 2009 04:35:28PM 8 points [-]

After my naturalistic awakening, I went on a journey, overcame an almost insuperable obstacle and then returned, having achieved a worthy reward.

Seriously, though - what makes you think you've lost your appetite for consuming monomyth-structured stories?

Comment author: Matt_Simpson 08 November 2009 04:49:29PM 6 points [-]

In fact, I think part of the appeal of this very community is its tendency to dress up rationality in a kind of story, and I don't just mean the explicit fiction that Eliezer writes from time to time. That's not necessarily a bad thing, but it is something we need to keep in the back of our minds.

Comment author: Vladimir_Golovin 08 November 2009 08:14:54PM *  5 points [-]

what makes you think you've lost your appetite for consuming monomyth-structured stories?

The absence of the desire to consume said stories across all art forms I used to favor.

Comment author: rhollerith_dot_com 09 November 2009 08:54:33PM *  1 point [-]

I do not know what "monomyth-structured" means, but yeah, my getting familiar with the heuristics-and-biases literature caused me to decrease my consumption of fiction -- particularly TV, movies, etc, since the critical thinking pretty much shuts down when watching TV, movies, etc.

Comment author: spriteless 10 November 2009 09:07:01AM 0 points [-]

I know I hate the version of the monomyth where the knight saves the day because he is superior to us peasants that weren't explicit parodies. I can still read Pratchet, but I can't stand Girl Genius.