Hmm, so they are fueled by hatred, or love, or both.
Personally, my tone is 'when you think you understand how it works, you discover you are still wrong.'
Deconstruction in my work and how I relate to what has been said (may skip if you don't care about it, won't stop the flow of the post)
Essentially, it is about truth, finding it, and figuring out what the hell is going on with everything around you. The first book plans to do this with political motivations and with the idea of the "big bad". Namely, who is the big bad? We have three contenders, a guy that seems somewhat like a good guy, the canoical big bad guy that teams with the heroes at the end, and the mysterious council of great power. Also, to a lesser degree, one general.
The next book further complicates this with many factions rising, and the motivations of the canocal big bad being actually not so bad, the one guy that is on the boarderline be more vague, and that council showing to, while with bad and good motivations, are actually in some ways doing some good.
The next book, completely stomps it into the ground, asking if maybe the hero was near to becoming this. Even with all this, the seemly randomness of politics and war makes this realistic. My approach was to realstically portray what a War would be like between a developing country and a developed on on this kind of scale, with both mostly following the Geneva Convention and the poltics taht follow. What I came up with though, was many different deconstructions not just in war, but in sci-fi, as they have political (economic) and military applications.
Thus, in my efforts to simulate the confusing "what the fuck is the truth?!" in War and the politics we get, like the US did in Iraq and Afganastan that I have grown up in my childhood with, along with accusations of war crimes against us, I can show that we often don't 'get the whole picture.'
So by presenting the idea of 'not getting the whole picture' I come up with all this other stuff. Was what America did wrong in the prisons? dunno, but did it saves lives? maybe. I can't know, I do not know the whole picture. That is how I take the portrayal of how the war pans out in my book, only the reader does know MOST of the story, and while team Nightmare knows most of it and sees people react to parts of it, they still are not completely sure since powers greater than them all have their own god damned agenda until the hero says "fuck it, we have our own too!" and tries to do the 'right' thing.
Apparently playing mine too straight, or portray a real life point, led to many deconstructions. I would say that I love sci-fi and war stories. I love realistic war stories that drive that point of confusion to home even more. I like alien and human war stories, like Halo and such. I love the tropes, so I guess I do it out of love in a sense. The ones I love more are the ones I am willing to see completely deconstructed, as we see why we love them so much, and it makes it more dramatic and feel so much deeper.
It is a little hard to see why one would do it out of hate though for me. Can anyone expand on this? Or any other important points about deconstructions?
edited 25th May '11 4:58:04 PM by jasonwill2
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