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Some of us may not discuss it, but we all do it; to some extent. Hatewatching is an odd phenomena that seems to be an offshoot of general rubbernecking. More than the human thrill of seeing a metaphorical train-wreck, a good hatewatch can be delicious in its provocation. After all, anger and hatred are powerful emotions. If you consider emotions of similar strength to be one of the main thrusts of art, as I do, then it’s certainly a viable avenue to explore. As sentient beings, it’s natural for us to want to discover our feelings. … [continue reading]