favorite classroom sayings

Against axiology.

Critics tend toward “axiology”, creating strict standards of “good” and “bad” media. This bugs the fuck out of me, because it basically lets people stop thinking about what they like and why. So of any text–program, film, music, etc–I don’t just ask, “Is it good or bad?” Ask, “good or bad for what ?”

IE: Elementary=excellent police procedural, not so great study of social psychologies.

Sherlock=fascinating exploration of homosocial psychology, weak as forensic drama.

So let’s see if I’ve managed to peeve both fandoms equally…