Friday, August 12, 2011
bomb theory: how failfans appropriate spoon theory
Many people with chronic illness are fond of The Spoon Theory, a metaphor for limited strength to deal with the ordinary events of the day.Failfans have appropriated it. In their use, it refers to how much strength you have to attack people. If anyone else had appropriated it, the opponents of appropriation would be howling.But since you can't stop appropriation—it's just a thing humans naturally do—in this case, I suggest a more accurate name: bomb theory. On a bad day, you can only throw one or two bombs; on a good one, you can throw many.