Speaking of Jesper Juul, the other day a bunch of us were standing around after a lecture, and I was loudly complaining (as usual) about how often progressive game criticism overvalues expression of big ideas as the primary indicator of greatness. And Jesper quietly mentioned this essay by Susan Sontag.
I must have read it years ago and forgotten about it. Or, more accurately, never forgot about it. Reading it now is an inspirational mind-blower. This is what I meant to say.