>work for tons of time on some fiction
>think it's pretty good
>read some Shakespeare and realize he wrote everything you thought but a trillion times better
All connected but more and more lonely and apart.
I'm like thinking about how it would be expected that we understand each other better because its easy to talk to each other, but we don't understand shit, we dont know each other, we dont know ourselves, and this ain't really helping. Really what the fuck is going on with the world in general. I feel off as fuck.
Nigga that's news, you don't write books about news you write news articles.
The essential thing that moves a book is the stuff everyone always writes about, human dealing with other humans, emotion, life and death. That hasnt change nor will it ever change as long and we're we. And shakespeare did it better. And i understand OP's frustratition.
She should have died hereafter;
There would have been a time for such a word.
— To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
To the last syllable of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
And then is heard no more. It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury
How did he do this? Why can't I do this?
Humans felt emotions about all of those things. Shakespeare never saw millions die in wars eventually settled in arbitration, or cavalry in polished brass, swords drawn, mown down by machine-guns. Shakespeare never felt what a man who'd lost his legs to polio must feel when he learns that the disease is no more. Shakespeare never feared that a disease would seek out and destroy him and everyone else who engaged in homosexual acts. Shakespeare never saw a man destroy thousands of years of culture for the sake of an idea, or a vibrant oriental city vaporized in an instant by a bunch of nerds who just wanted to go home and stop having to do math in the desert. He couldn't have conceived of these things, but they all draw out very strong emotions in people. Our present condition is largely a product of confusion because these feelings are so conflicting and new. Postmodern fiction basically proves my point.
>asked for human crises Shakespeare could have anticipated
>expected anything other than 'news'
Wait a second. Why the fuck am I bothering to reply to the guy who started his post with 'Nigga', dropped his grammar everywhere, and misspelled 'frustration'? Lmao no
My point is right there. Sure, if you want to be reductionist about it, the emotions are the same, but Shakespeare didn't just characters the saddest or angriest ever. He used clever plotting to set up internal conflicts the audience doesn't expect, but real life offers up framing beyond Shakespeare's experience.
>hurr shakespeare didnt even know about computers he was behind le times
>shakespeer cant even comment on when u want to nut to some art porn but its too artistic and you cant even jerk it cause its too serious and you get feelings
>Reading before you started writing:
>Wow, this is amazing! how can a human being pull something out of nothing! How can someone reach across time and know what i felt so intensely! How can someone challenge the way I think so deeply and they lived hundreds of years ago! How did someone make something so beautiful out of letters that I'm crying with joy?
>reading after you started writing