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Conversely, why should I trust the likes of you? Larry Send a noteboard - 21/02/2012 06:19:18 AM
.....is very underwhelming in person. There is much, much better art than that, so why bother trusting the "experts" or "elites", they are often wrong.

Don't blindly follow them, that's all we are saying.


By "you," referencing the attitudes of those who dismiss out of hand authors who have earned some sort of cultural cachet in favor of what? Would I trust a non-expert to fix my car? To diagnose a medical condition? To do my taxes?

Of course not. Then why would I want to trust a non-expert when it comes to evaluating things such as music, literature, and cinema? I've learned something of the first and last through observation, but I've also discovered that there's a ton of people with shit tastes.

If you've never read The Magic Mountain or Doctor Faustus and want to praise Brandon Sanderson of all people for what he writes, there truly is no accounting for taste.
Illusions fall like the husk of a fruit, one after another, and the fruit is experience. - Narrator, Sylvie

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