|I'm really sad that this thread got moved. Right now the Head Shop is full of threads which don't seem to engage at all with anything critical, let alone encourage people to take on philosophy/theory stuff as fun or related to their actual lives. Most HS threads are slow-moving and they don't seem to spark people up, asidfe from the occasional troll or contentious thread. |
Besides, who says that Kitteh theorist pics are 'not serious', or not designed to be theoretical? Surely the goal is to make one's pics relevant, as a ludic-but-serious interpretation of someone's work, legible in themselves.
I'm not having a go at the mods who asked for this to be moved, but I think it should be moved back. If threads like this were encouraged to take place there, maybe the Head Shop would actually show some signs of life again, rather than this snail's pace descent into emptiness.
I guess I feel pretty territorial about the Head Shop, and sad that it's not a space I feel like contributing to much anymore, and this was my way of attempting to liven things up. Evidently the desire to keep everything in its proper place -- humour in the Conversation, 'serious stuff' in the Head Shop' -- is more important. But I really disagree with it.