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Feb. 22nd, 2003 | 06:41 pm
mood: lonelylonely

The nihilists believe themselves fatalists.
The fatalists believe themselves pessimists.
The pessimists believe themselves realists.
The realists believe themselves pragmatists.
The pragmatists believe themselves optimists.
The optimists believe themselves.

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ThomasRhymer

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from: thomasrhymer
date: Feb. 22nd, 2003 05:20 pm (UTC)
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What's going on?

I really like your theory, btw...

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Triple Entendre

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from: triple_entendre
date: Feb. 23rd, 2003 08:58 am (UTC)
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What's going on?

If I knew, would I be posting here? I mean, until much later, after it had already gone on and went and I realized weeks later that my narrative has huge gaps? Or -- this has already happened.... :)
Never mind, not slept I have today. :)

I really like your theory, btw...

Thanks. As the academia nuts would say, "further study is needed."

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Shannon

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from: choiceful
date: Feb. 22nd, 2003 06:22 pm (UTC)
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And what do you believe yourself to be? ;)

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Triple Entendre

brightly colored machine tools

from: triple_entendre
date: Feb. 23rd, 2003 09:07 am (UTC)
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I have pretentions to being a Surrealist. I have written Dadaist poetry, but I perverted those ideals to give the poems a sort of meaning, which in a roundabout way exposes my status as an Optimist.

I admire Absurdists, but technically they should be my mortal enemies.

I'm the sort of Optimist who finds significance and even beauty in despair as well as bliss.

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Re: brightly colored machine tools

from: tequilanolime
date: Apr. 13th, 2003 07:38 am (UTC)
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I would think that makes you an artist.

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Triple Entendre

Re: brightly colored machine tools

from: triple_entendre
date: Apr. 13th, 2003 09:45 am (UTC)
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or a goth, if I had any fashion sense.

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Triple Entendre

Re: brightly colored machine tools

from: triple_entendre
date: Apr. 13th, 2003 09:48 am (UTC)
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I am 38% Goth

Take the Goth Test at fuali.com

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Re: brightly colored machine tools

from: tequilanolime
date: Apr. 13th, 2003 04:45 pm (UTC)
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I am only 26% Goth. *sigh*

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Triple Entendre

Re: brightly colored machine tools

from: triple_entendre
date: Apr. 13th, 2003 09:52 am (UTC)
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Can one be an artist without making any art? Functional definition, or descriptive?

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Re: brightly colored machine tools

from: tequilanolime
date: Apr. 13th, 2003 04:39 pm (UTC)
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I think this would make a better conversation (debate?) than brief post-it notes, but yes, I do believe you can be an artist without making any art. In short, I believe that what makes one an artist is the way in which one views the world. Whether anything is actually produced (by way of, say, paintings, or poems, for ex.) is beside the point, although it does add some degree of authenticity to the term in the eyes of the world around you.
If I never wrote another word down on paper I would still see the world through the eyes of a writer. I would still search through my mental thesaurus and try to choose the right word to say. I would still mentally describe buildings and crumpled paper towels and facial expressions and shadows in brief prose snippets. I would still dream in chapters. I would still inwardly seethe at misspelled billboards. And so on...
Writing down the words doesn't make me the writer (although yes, it does literally). It is how I perceive the world around me.

Um...got a little carried away there, my apologies.

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