Saw Grognardia contemplating consumerism and how, much as he resents it, it was through consumerism that FRP entered his orbit.

"Capitalism will give us everything we want, and it will give it to us wrong" is a quote I think of often. It has a corollary:

That each thing capitalism sets before us is a shabby and twisted version of some object of authentic desire.

We can try to imagine how these things might look in their uncorrupted form.

I think it was a glimpse of one such form that got me into the OSR a couple of years ago - an abundance of game material made primarily for its own sake, for use, for the love of it, not for its exchange-value.

grognardia.blogspot.com/2022/0

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If you find beauty in the mall, it's because there is beauty there.

Only imagine, what would the true mall be like?

The mall that was built not for value-extraction, but for you.

youtube.com/watch?v=4cYYPpZ8rF

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