Wenclas is fine by himself. Nobody would be screaming at him to shut up if he just had a site by himself. A blog where he screamed about literature. And maybe a site where essays like the monday reports went up with guest writers. But he decides to create a movement to combat the McSweeney’s movement. Both of them are fabricated movements. You can’t just go, “Hey who wants to be in a movement with me?”
They also discuss Cicero’s own writing, authors he admires (including Bret Easton Ellis and Jean Rhys), and the public’s dwindling appetite for fiction.