Monday, February 25, 2008

Notes on Twee #1

For me, "twee" seems to have something to do with a show of powerlessness or non-mastery by someone who in fact possesses (or could possess) significant power and technical savoir-faire. It is a self-presentation as weak, small, vulnerable or disadvantaged, and therefore lovable, by people who fear their advantages might otherwise leave them unloved.

(Better late than never, right? Greg, feel free to join in.)