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Re: Pleasant Tales - Brendan Connell

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Here is the "First Manifesto of the Pleasant" that Justin Isis and I wrote. He is calling it "The Vow of Chasity":
I had been hoping this would have something to do with Donald Pleasence.

I have a book to hand by George Saintsbury entitled The Peace of the Augustans: A Survey of Eighteenth Century Literature as a Place of Rest and Refreshment. I have not read Saintsbury's book, but I wonder if those refreshing Augustans could be considered antecessors of the Pleasant, or if they were perhaps too didactic and sententious to be altogether Pleasant.

It does seem to me barbaric, hence unpleasant, to claim to be entirely originary in any matter, let alone the matter of the Pleasant. And I will turn my eyes away from the practice of issuing a Manifesto, but perhaps it couldn't have been avoided.

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It's a noble goal but personally I couldn't write anything that fell under these criteria. Mainly because I tend to find existence itself a threatening and unpleasant situation.
How about the tradition of the Cosy Catastrophe?
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Re: Pleasant Tales - Brendan Connell

As I've said elsewhere, I'm very interested in this premise because I dislike the idea that conflict is the only worthwhile thing for a fiction narrative, whereas images and music are allowed to be 100% feel good.
Erotica seems like the easiest solution to avoiding conflict so maybe sex would make it too easy?

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Re: Pleasant Tales - Brendan Connell

I can't wait to read a Pleasant horror tale.
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I can't wait to read a Pleasant horror tale.
I haven't seen the D. F. Lewis-edited anthology Horror Without Victims, but I wonder if it is meant to be something like that.
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Re: Pleasant Tales - Brendan Connell

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Why is explicit sex and lust deemed unpleasant?
It's not unpleasant but it is necessary to not alienate younger readers and very sensitive readers. An example, about ten or fifteen years ago, readers in the 8-14 year old range could be expected to be familiar with Pierre Klossowski, Dennis Cooper, Georges Bataille, Pierre Guyotat, etc. But now due to the rise of "YA" or "Young Adult" literature, they are more likely to read the Harry Potter or Goosebumps series. It would be unpleasant to alienate these readers by including too much provocative content!
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Re: Pleasant Tales - Brendan Connell

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I can't wait to read a Pleasant horror tale.
I haven't seen the D. F. Lewis-edited anthology Horror Without Victims, but I wonder if it is meant to be something like that.
There are a lot of things I have done over the years that haven't been seen even though they are available to be seen.

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