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  1. Oct 2023
    1. Jacobs, Alan. “Fabulism.” Blog. The Homebound Symphony (blog), September 15, 2023. https://blog.ayjay.org/fabulism/.

    2. You listen to their stories, and if you take them seriously, you think nothing could be more dramatic than being a writer. But I am a writer and I don’t believe a word of it.

      Is or how is fabulism tied into the way people don't believe or won't believe the context of other peoples' experience?

      link to https://hypothes.is/a/t_DOjnTbEe6iyP_O1fr4fQ

    3. I assumed, unreflectively, that he had made up the whole thing, simply because for a long time that’s what I would have done.

      Is it possible that many on the far right don't believe science or facts about how people live because they've got a fabulist streak in themselves? They're so used to lying about basic facts about themselves that their first thought is that "everyone else is doing it".

      Now compound this with their utter lack of context as well as their privilege and you've got a terrific cocktail for bad decisions.

    4. All the way to school I would silently elaborate and edit the story, trying to find that sweet spot where the spectacular shakes hands with the believable.

      I like this phrasing