Anonymous asked: After reading your Metatron Ships It post, you gotta ask yourself one question. Who gives a story meaning? Is it the writer? Or you? The entire episode contained a lot of postmodern concepts (mostly about truth, meaning, and reality). Just a fun little thing to think about.
Absolutely, that is the Question!
I’ve never really done the whole ‘meta’ thing before - it was kind of an accident the first time, and then I needed to do more just to process through it properly for myself, and then I figured other people might find it helpful for their own processing. I’m inherently wary of it, normally; it’s (relatively) easy to throw together some interesting words and a few supporting images to make just about any point you could ever want to make. So in most cases, I’d say it’s the You (us crazy fans) who infuses meaning.
For Meta Fiction specifically, though, I felt there were a few things deliberately built into the episode that we just couldn’t ignore.