An in progress RPG maker video game - ExXception Draft' - is about a world where reaction against violent video games gets violently out of control, and the reaction of a criminal who has his own theories on 'play.'
So, I’m reading ‘Literature Considered as Philosophy’ and I think I might have just hit a ‘break’ in my story. The author was discussing Andre Gide, who I’ve never read, and he says that Gide wants to liberate men, but “for nothing”. And that he and Sartre, who I know a whole lot about, have virtually identical metaphysical systems and methods.
The only place they differ is that Sartre wants the liberated man, when he finds his freedom, in the face of it, to go up on a tower and take out some German soldiers, i.e. “committing himself”. So I think I can kind of use this as a crux for my discussion of video games / media / violence / etc in some interesting ways.
I’ve already started reading my copy of ‘The Immoralist’ by Andre Gide. Oh, and by the way, he was a pederast. Anyway, this probably means I’ll also reread ‘The Age of Reason.’ I read the first two books in Sartre’s ‘The Roads to Freedom’ trilogy a few years ago, but not ‘Troubled Sleep’ yet. And I heard there was like a fourth one included sometimes. Anyway, finally get to add some fiction reading to all the non-fiction I’ve been reading.