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j4 From: j4 Date: July 10th, 2010 10:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ah, no no, not that sort of fail. I mean the sort of "fail" that failblog deals with (which your friend doesn't even list except to say it's a joke); the sort of "fail" that banks and post offices and ordinary people perpetrate on a daily basis; the sort that is without personal blame, it's more like a kind of ambient fallibility in things that are made by human beings. The sort of "fail" your friend seems to be primarily talking about is the sort where you have to get your privilege checklist tattooed across your face before people will believe you're not Hitler, and even then they won't be sure. I wouldn't dream of trying to write a book about that, because I'd get burned at the stake.
j4 From: j4 Date: July 10th, 2010 10:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
That is, I think there are interesting social points to be made about the way large systems are inevitably imperfect and the way that gets classified as "fail", and the way people describe themselves as "full of fail" and why they do that. It may be that some of these things overlap with all the r***fail-drama, but a) I'm not in that fandom, and b) I'm not qualified to think about it anyway because of privilege.
jiggery_pokery From: jiggery_pokery Date: July 10th, 2010 11:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
I want to read more about that concept, too, and think you could write about it admirably. (Many other people could do so too, though.) I do not wish to, even humorously, imply that you could do so as a result of (quantity or quality of) past failure.

Mostly I'd quite like to live in a world where people at large don't worry nearly so much about perfection.
jiggery_pokery From: jiggery_pokery Date: July 10th, 2010 10:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
Fail fail! Fail!

On my part, not yours.
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