Saturday, August 04, 2018

[bzwxhzvm] Same story different tropes

Tell a story multiple times, each time relying on tropes from different cultures/subcultures as scaffolding to build the story.  Of course, this is difficult, needing to be versed in tropes of multiple cultures.

This is in response to those who protest a story for the tropes it employs, often identity politics.  Protesting scaffolding misses the point of the building.

A good story captures something universal about the human condition, so should be translatable.

Ambitiously, create a tool to translate a story from one culture's tropes to another's.

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