"Depending on who you ask, hopepunk is as much a mood and a spirit as a
definable literary movement, a narrative message of “keep fighting, no
matter what.” If that seems too broad — after all, aren’t all fictional
characters fighting for something? — then consider the concept of hope
itself, with all the implications of love, kindness, and faith in
humanity it encompasses.
Now, picture that swath of comfy ideas, not as a brightly optimistic
state of being, but as an active political choice, made with full
self-awareness that things might be bleak or even frankly hopeless, but
you’re going to keep hoping, loving, being kind nonetheless."
Via Muse, who wrote "Nice reading list / watching list / listening list!"
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*** Xanni ***
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