apiculturist replied to your post:You read Rex Stout?! Wicked! I have to ask, how did you find the books versus the tv series?I honestly can’t believe you love Rex Stout. I found you through Discworld fic, loved Ouran because of you, and feel so happy each time I find you like something I like too. It makes me feel like I have good taste!
If you like Rex Stout you have very good taste!
I feel like if there were a Venn diagram of Rex Stout fans, Terry Pratchett fans, and Ouran fans, they would be pretty closely clustered. There’s a certain super-dry satiric thing all three of those canons have going on, there seems to be a lot of fannish overlap.
I’m reblogging this because this is probably the only time in my life I have ever been told I have good taste by someone who REALLY REALLY DOES. Like for serious.
And I kind of agree. There’s a streak of satire in those three things. And I like Dorothy L Sayers too! Before the advent of tumblr I never realized that people could like things that were so apparently disparate. I thought I was weird for simultaneously liking books from the 1870s to the 1930s and liking 1990s anime. Apparently everyone’s got a bit of high brow-low brow in them.
Aristotle (384-322 BCE)
What did Aristotle really mean when he referred to “phronesis”? Is knowledge eternal? How many ways are there for us to arrive at “truth”? David Blockley explores the concept of practical wisdom and explains why we need to value it.(via oupacademic).
Why won’t it get better? Why? I often think I’m doing pretty well but then suddenly I see some random video on youtube or recall a sentence from a book and it’s like dying all over again.