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02/05/2007

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meika

Well, it's an ad hominem attack, and they are a fallacy after all, it's even worse when it's in first person and the writer is assumed to be the narrator, rather than realising that the writer is a channeller of an imagined character's mindset, psyhicologically realistic or not. I say worse because its more obvious in first person that the fiction is all in the use of the "I".

Ad hominem attacks are rarely rational though, as they are fuelled by annoyance, something too easily concentrated by the technology latterly known as blogs.

Go on play the ball, and not the man. It can't hurt.

Just say it's crap.

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