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Friday, June 24, 2011

Meta: A Definition

If you read a lot, you've probably come across the term "meta", used to describe a type of current fiction that often explores or exposes the conventions of fiction. In popular culture, it is often used more loosely to describe any set of circumstances that is a kind of commentary on the circumstances themselves. Witness this definition from Urban Dictionary:

1. A term, especially in art, used to characterize something that is characteristically self-referential.

Example: "So I just saw this film about these people making a movie, and the movie they were making was about the film industry..."
"Dude, that's so meta. Stop before my brain explodes."

Still confused? Wondering what my point is?

Check out this Kirkus video in which I discuss the genesis for the idea for Delirium--and, additionally, discuss whether or not love can be considered a dangerous disease--only an hour before I had to kick my lyin', cheatin', scummy ex-boyfriend to the curb!

Dude. It's so meta.

(But don't worry, loyal readers. Like Lena in Delirium, I have recently discovered that the only cure for the dangerous side effects of amor deliria nervosa is simply to fall in love again!)

:)

xo Happy Weekend!

3 comments:

Aylee said...

Good riddance! Love the video :)

ParaJunkee said...

That was a great interview! Sorry about the boyfriend.

Teen Fiction Centre said...

Hey everyone, check out Teen Fiction Centre's interview with Lauren here!

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