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  • n. Any writing, films, images, or other material that contains gratuitous amounts of bloodshed or violence.


From Latin carnis, "meat", and Greek γραφή (grafí) "writing", by analogy to pornography. Although it is often taken to be a blend carnage and pornography, this is not the case. (Wiktionary)


  • Part of it is that the moral raison d'etre of the Grand Guignol and Dreadful Penny's -- to implicate the audience in the performance and indict us as batteners upon bloody violence -- is so often, and so easily, used as a transparent excuse to present naked carnography.

    Kenneth Hite's Journal

  • This is neither A-1 SFnal war writing nor A-1 carnography, in other words, although it's less slick and hence much better than John Ringo or S.M. Stirling or their ilk.

    Kenneth Hite's Journal

  • Since no particular narrative was associated with the work, it was perceived by contemporaries as gratuitous carnography.

    13 « December « 2007 « Jahsonic


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