The Death of the Author in The Beginner’s Guide

The Beginner’s Guide is a story-game about how people treat stories, and by talking about the game’s story right here, I’m doing what the story says that people do with stories, thus committing the same “mistake” to this story as the story causes the person playing through the story to do to its story. Kind of. I think. It’ll make sense by the end of this post. Also, spoilers for The Beginner’s Guide.

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Bo Burnham: Are You Happy?

Bo Burnham’s stand up special Make Happy though predominately a comedy act, contains a lot of introspective commentary on what pursuing your passion really should mean in life. Among other things, Bo seems to be critiquing the notion of associating your dreams with your happiness, because he himself has done that to a fault.

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