[LMB] Chalion trio/HH & animal abuse

alayne at twobikes.ottawa.on.ca alayne at twobikes.ottawa.on.ca
Wed Sep 8 01:31:25 BST 2021


On Tue, 7 Sep 2021, A. Marina Fournier via Lois-Bujold wrote:
> I had to leave during the first act of Long Day’s Journey Into Night. I can’t do horror at all.

I left partway through a local theatre's presentation of _Who's Afraid of 
Virginia Woolf?_ I could not stand the hate-filled speech and misery any 
more. Stopped watching the movie version of Yazmina Reza's _God of 
Carnage_ for the same reason.

> While neither an alcoholic nor drug addict (keep away from the lobster, 
> saffron, theobromine, and dairy and no one gets hurt), the tense 
> situation in the home and the mother’s behavior hit too close to home to 
> my mood disorder.

> I do not find novels or film about abusers, bigots, and slavery as the 
> central conflict comfortable, and prefer to avoid them—not entertaining, 
> just brings up bad memories and makes me tense. I don’t seek out stories 
> with unlikeable central characters: get enough of that IRL!

Same with me.

Alayne

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