dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,

Magic unrealism in the Foobosphere.

You can't help but read some of the notes defending Lynn's right to write whatever she wants without sometimes coming away with the impression that you're dealing with the doting parents of a clearly disadvantaged child who conflate being asked to push her past certain limits with being needlessly cruel to her. This is why I sometimes feel like I'm the head nurse in a medical drama being yelled at by teary-eyed parents for picking on poor little Lynnie when I know that if she pushes herself harder, she'll be better off for it. The reason for this, I think, is that they get the gist of some of her notes and choose to interpret them in the way Lynn approves of and give her permission to fail.

That being said, one of the greatest examples of this sort of plea for negative tolerance that isn't the please-Please-PLEASE-love-Anthony letter is a recent comment in which she described herself as basically being a pawn of her creations; the idea that she's in charge of what they do and say because they're people she made to do with as she sees fit seems to be as alien to her as it does to Michael. When we look at something like that, we think that she could benefit from a new perspective on things; when the Coffee Talk squadron reads something like that, they probably shrug and treat her like any other person who's trying her best despite being horribly disadvantaged.
Tags: coffee talkers

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