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  • Muse Among MenMuse Among Men Suburban Bunny Princess? Its time for a new shtick Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    The poetry I have liked best has all been by Edgar Allan Poe, because there is a specific Poe voice (that is totally badass, love it, even if it is in a British accent and Poe not being British), and because I like just how . . . textured his poetry is.

    I am not talking about an subtext or anything, just the crafting on the most superficial level is heavily textured.

    Poe's poetry is like a fine Oriental rug, or an African print. I can't decide.

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  • Speed RacerSpeed Racer Scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratchRegistered User regular
    edited April 2011
    If you like Catch-22, you should read V.!

    this is a thing that I will look into doing

    wait is the exclamation mark part of the title or are you just excited to suggest it

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  • Charles KinboteCharles Kinbote Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    If you like Catch-22, you should read V.!

    this is a thing that I will look into doing

    wait is the exclamation mark part of the title or are you just excited to suggest it

    it isn't but the period is

    or gravity's rainbow

    they are both laugh-out-loud funny

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  • ScrumtrulescentScrumtrulescent Registered User
    edited April 2011
    The poetry I have liked best has all been by Edgar Allan Poe, because there is a specific Poe voice (that is totally badass, love it, even if it is in a British accent and Poe not being British), and because I like just how . . . textured his poetry is.

    I am not talking about an subtext or anything, just the crafting on the most superficial level is heavily textured.

    Poe's poetry is like a fine Oriental rug, or an African print. I can't decide.

    It's like you have some kind of weird "synesthesia-but-not-really" and I'm so in love with the way you are describing things, Muse

    sorry

    I'm not creepy

    carry on

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    SoaL wrote: »
    orikae you have an infectious excitement for this stuff

    i really believe in the expressive and transformative power of language. the proper sequence of words, placed just so, can change your entire worldview. it can change your life.
  • Romanian My EscutcheonRomanian My Escutcheon Two of Forks Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Apparently Poe hated all of the people who liked his poetry.

    I'm not sure how to feel about that one.

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  • Speed RacerSpeed Racer Scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratchRegistered User regular
    edited April 2011
    If you like Catch-22, you should read V.!

    this is a thing that I will look into doing

    wait is the exclamation mark part of the title or are you just excited to suggest it

    it isn't but the period is

    or gravity's rainbow

    they are both laugh-out-loud funny
    I remember having to read a Thomas Pynchon short story when I was a sophomore and thinking it was the worst fucking bullshit ever and oh my god why does anyone think jack shit about this fuckass

    and now in retrospect I realize that what the actual problem was was that why the hell would you give material that difficult to a 15-year-old and expect him to take anything away from it at all

    So I have definitely been meaning to go back and give him another shot

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  • OrikaeshigitaeOrikaeshigitae Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited April 2011
    here's a good thing about writing i saw on tumblr
    This sentence has five words. Here are five more words. Five-word sentences are fine. But several together become monotonous. Listen to what is happening. The writing is getting boring. The sound of it drones. It’s like a stuck record. The ear demands some variety. Now listen. I vary the sentence length, and I create music. Music. The writing sings. It has a pleasant rhythm, a lilt, a harmony. I use short sentences. And I use sentences of medium length. And sometimes, when I am certain the reader is rested, I will engage him with a sentence of considerable length, a sentence that burns with energy and builds with all the impetus of a crescendo, the roll of the drums, the crash of the cymbals–sounds that say listen to this, it is important.

    Gary Provost

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  • Muse Among MenMuse Among Men Suburban Bunny Princess? Its time for a new shtick Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Lawrence Fisbourne: Sexy.

    Never read Othello, wasn't aware of the context.

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  • OrikaeshigitaeOrikaeshigitae Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited April 2011
    Apparently Poe hated all of the people who liked his poetry.

    I'm not sure how to feel about that one.

    authors rarely know anything about their own work. strange, but true.

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  • Romanian My EscutcheonRomanian My Escutcheon Two of Forks Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
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  • Charles KinboteCharles Kinbote Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    I mean, synesthesia, like all things, exists on a greyscale, and what Muse has can be considered a very mild sort of it

    I have a similar sort of thing where I conceptualize places, events, narratives in terms of objects positioned in relationship to one another

    like when I try to visualize a plot, I think of a room in which one man is standing next to another man and is looking down at his hands, while the first man keeps his feet at shoulder-width and looks straight ahead. Or it could be a bee hanging out on the window while a refrigerator lies tipped over on the other side of the room. Depends on what I'm thinking of!

    Hey, guys, want to play a fun game?

    How do you visualize a year?


    For me, it is a circle. The end/beginning of the year is at the bottom of the circle, and it progresses counter-clockwise, so from the bottom of the circle it goes right to January, then up until July, then back down to December on the lefthand side

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  • Romanian My EscutcheonRomanian My Escutcheon Two of Forks Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Apparently Poe hated all of the people who liked his poetry.

    I'm not sure how to feel about that one.

    authors rarely know anything about their own work. strange, but true.

    Well, I wrote an entire research essay about how Hamlet had some gay undertones.

    I guess I'm part of the problem.

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  • OrikaeshigitaeOrikaeshigitae Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited April 2011
    a year is a segment on a nonlinear transversal continuum.

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  • OrikaeshigitaeOrikaeshigitae Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited April 2011
    Apparently Poe hated all of the people who liked his poetry.

    I'm not sure how to feel about that one.

    authors rarely know anything about their own work. strange, but true.

    Well, I wrote an entire research essay about how Hamlet had some gay undertones.

    I guess I'm part of the problem.

    haha damn ,man, if you believe one of my undergrad professors half of shakespeare's plays were ALSO ads for gay prostitutes!

    the bitch of it is i'm pretty sure he's right

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  • Charles KinboteCharles Kinbote Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    a year is a segment on a nonlinear transversal continuum.

    I can't tell if this is a joke, or

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  • Speed RacerSpeed Racer Scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratchRegistered User regular
    edited April 2011
    I mean, synesthesia, like all things, exists on a greyscale, and what Muse has can be considered a very mild sort of it

    I have a similar sort of thing where I conceptualize places, events, narratives in terms of objects positioned in relationship to one another

    like when I try to visualize a plot, I think of a room in which one man is standing next to another man and is looking down at his hands, while the first man keeps his feet at shoulder-width and looks straight ahead. Or it could be a bee hanging out on the window while a refrigerator lies tipped over on the other side of the room. Depends on what I'm thinking of!

    Hey, guys, want to play a fun game?

    How do you visualize a year?


    For me, it is a circle. The end/beginning of the year is at the bottom of the circle, and it progresses counter-clockwise, so from the bottom of the circle it goes right to January, then up until July, then back down to December on the lefthand side

    The first image I come up with is a long, narrow field divided into four sections of different seasonal conditions

    I have a thing where I tend to associate certain colors with words

    also, for one reason or another, when I am imagining a scenario, even if it's one that involves real people that I really know, the images my brain creates are more like cartoons than photographs. I imagine in animation instead of live action.

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  • Romanian My EscutcheonRomanian My Escutcheon Two of Forks Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Apparently Poe hated all of the people who liked his poetry.

    I'm not sure how to feel about that one.

    authors rarely know anything about their own work. strange, but true.

    Well, I wrote an entire research essay about how Hamlet had some gay undertones.

    I guess I'm part of the problem.

    haha damn ,man, if you believe one of my undergrad professors half of shakespeare's plays were ALSO ads for gay prostitutes!

    the bitch of it is i'm pretty sure he's right

    Part of me wants to hear this theory.

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  • Speed RacerSpeed Racer Scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratchRegistered User regular
    edited April 2011
    I should have been in bed hours ago

    fuck you people and your interesting conversations

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  • ScrumtrulescentScrumtrulescent Registered User
    edited April 2011
    a year for me is just kinda like

    a line

    and whatever month it is is currently above the line, at its relative position

    so like

    say it's January

    January
    v


    I doubt that will format correctly but it's a rough indication of what I see

    and then that line just disappears when a new year starts. it's a black line, with some boldface type, on a greyish background.

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    SoaL wrote: »
    orikae you have an infectious excitement for this stuff

    i really believe in the expressive and transformative power of language. the proper sequence of words, placed just so, can change your entire worldview. it can change your life.
  • Muse Among MenMuse Among Men Suburban Bunny Princess? Its time for a new shtick Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    The poetry I have liked best has all been by Edgar Allan Poe, because there is a specific Poe voice (that is totally badass, love it, even if it is in a British accent and Poe not being British), and because I like just how . . . textured his poetry is.

    I am not talking about an subtext or anything, just the crafting on the most superficial level is heavily textured.

    Poe's poetry is like a fine Oriental rug, or an African print. I can't decide.

    It's like you have some kind of weird "synesthesia-but-not-really" and I'm so in love with the way you are describing things, Muse

    sorry

    I'm not creepy

    carry on

    Music and Poetry I often think of as being structured in visual terms. Most sonnets and limericks would have a very simple 'pattern', as would most lullabies. Here is the 'spike', here is the 'dip', see how the spikes and dips mirror each other from stanza to stanza? The more complex the rhyme scheme and syllable count, the more I like it, the more complex the visual pattern is. So far, I find Poe's work to be very complexly patterned. The pattern however, as perceived seen vertically, is like a texture.

    Actual music I like to think of as not just having spikes and dips, but layers of different colors, lain out in rows and only once you superimpose them on top of each other do you see the spikes and dips.

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  • OrikaeshigitaeOrikaeshigitae Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited April 2011
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-uQWNd540I

    From the comments by the video's creator: Just look at it as dark, pretentious philosophy taking the place of the usual dialogue. It's just supposed to be silly, not something to learn from. I won't be held responsible for people learning anything.

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  • OrikaeshigitaeOrikaeshigitae Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited April 2011
    a year is a segment on a nonlinear transversal continuum.

    I can't tell if this is a joke, or

    no, it's pretty much how i see things

    i have a very holistic view of life

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  • Vann DirasVann Diras Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Oh so is this where people are talking about interesting things????

    Pity the only thing I have to add right now is that Stephen fry's voice is angelic.

    Also that I visualize a year as a horizontal line.

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  • Muse Among MenMuse Among Men Suburban Bunny Princess? Its time for a new shtick Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    A year is a vertical column; it is white, with thin horizontal black bars. The passage of time is perceived as color filling that column from top to bottom. Thinking about it right now, that color is a warm red.

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited April 2011
    Hey, guys, want to play a fun game?

    How do you visualize a year?

    52560 Minutes

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  • ScrumtrulescentScrumtrulescent Registered User
    edited April 2011
    Vann Diras wrote: »
    Oh so is this where people are talking about interesting things????

    Pity the only thing I have to add right now is that Stephen fry's voice is angelic.

    Also that I visualize a year as a horizontal line.

    yes you have found the SE++ treasure trove of interesting conversation of the night! your prize is losing sleep.

    Stephen is amazing and I could listen to him talk for hours

    and hi5 for horizontal line years

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    SoaL wrote: »
    orikae you have an infectious excitement for this stuff

    i really believe in the expressive and transformative power of language. the proper sequence of words, placed just so, can change your entire worldview. it can change your life.
  • SoaLSoaL fantastic Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    I'll let yall know how i visualize a year


    just pass that shit to the right, damn

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  • ScrumtrulescentScrumtrulescent Registered User
    edited April 2011
    can I just say how much I love using words that normally describe other things to describe things that they were not created to describe

    like

    warm and cool colors

    I LOVE THAT SHIT

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    SoaL wrote: »
    orikae you have an infectious excitement for this stuff

    i really believe in the expressive and transformative power of language. the proper sequence of words, placed just so, can change your entire worldview. it can change your life.
  • ScrumtrulescentScrumtrulescent Registered User
    edited April 2011
    SoaL wrote: »
    I'll let yall know how i visualize a year


    just pass that shit to the right, damn

    at first I was like wow I really like that, you are visualizing the passage of time from year to year as something being passed to the right, something moving


    and then I realized you were talkin' bout mary jane

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    SoaL wrote: »
    orikae you have an infectious excitement for this stuff

    i really believe in the expressive and transformative power of language. the proper sequence of words, placed just so, can change your entire worldview. it can change your life.
  • Muse Among MenMuse Among Men Suburban Bunny Princess? Its time for a new shtick Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    also, for one reason or another, when I am imagining a scenario, even if it's one that involves real people that I really know, the images my brain creates are more like cartoons than photographs. I imagine in animation instead of live action.

    Same here.

    I think simply because cartoons are more visually simple than live-action, therefore there is less that needs to be imagined. Backgrounds are just as often not 'animated', however.

    I do not think I have synesthesia, even a mild case. I probably just think funny.

    Exception being that certain colors (reds and purples) 'taste' good. When playing games like Bejeweled I especially like to line up the reds. Grand Theft Auto I liked to run over the ladies in red because I like red and wanted to 'get' the red.

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  • Vann DirasVann Diras Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Vann Diras wrote: »
    Oh so is this where people are talking about interesting things????

    Pity the only thing I have to add right now is that Stephen fry's voice is angelic.

    Also that I visualize a year as a horizontal line.

    yes you have found the SE++ treasure trove of interesting conversation of the night! your prize is losing sleep.

    Stephen is amazing and I could listen to him talk for hours

    and hi5 for horizontal line years

    It is already 3! I have class at 9! Truly I am doomed.

    I suppose it goes worth mentioning that my horizontal line is very designed. It isn't a long line, it could be placed on a horizontal sheet of printer paper. Zooming in on the various events placed along this timeline reveal very considered blocks of type and careful placement of line.

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  • Speed RacerSpeed Racer Scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratchRegistered User regular
    edited April 2011
    SoaL wrote: »
    I'll let yall know how i visualize a year


    just pass that shit to the right, damn

    at first I was like wow I really like that, you are visualizing the passage of time from year to year as something being passed to the right, something moving


    and then I realized you were talkin' bout mary jane

    wait when did we start talking about spider-man

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  • chiasaur11chiasaur11 Never doubt a raccoon. Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Well, time to find something mildly depressing in the back of the old psyche.

    I see a year as a gradual decay. Not of something specific, but as a slow... erasure?

    More a process than an object.

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  • MarthMarth Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Marth wrote: »
    i've pretty much been drinking for three weeks straight

    DL

    we need to party together

    Maybe the weekend of finals? Or after finals? I could find a way to make either work.

    i need to look at the finals schedules, i know i have tests until the very last day (yay!!!)

    are you going to be staying here for the summer??

    My last final is on the last day too. I'm not staying over the summer. My apartment lease doesn't start until August 20th either. Weak.

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  • ZonugalZonugal The Holiday Armadillo I'm Santa's representative for all the southern states. And Mexico!Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    I see the year as a collection of tales to go in the book.





    The book is my mind.

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  • StaleghotiStaleghoti Registered User
    edited April 2011
    Got a B- in my occult class.

    I am quite happy with that cause it means my Sandman paper was good enough

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  • Muse Among MenMuse Among Men Suburban Bunny Princess? Its time for a new shtick Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Every now and then I try to construct the most beautiful face that I can; I have finished with two different 'most beautiful female faces' (one which I definitely prefer over the other), and recently, 'the most beautiful girl-child' face, and 'most handsome male face'.

    It made me quite happy, I felt productive.

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  • Vann DirasVann Diras Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Man you guys do interesting things with your thinking time

    I just stare into the infinite dread that I am a failure at the age of 20 and that my parents will never be proud of me.

    And then I draw something.

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  • ScrumtrulescentScrumtrulescent Registered User
    edited April 2011
    Every now and then I try to construct the most beautiful face that I can; I have finished with two different 'most beautiful female faces' (one which I definitely prefer over the other), and recently, 'the most beautiful girl-child' face, and 'most handsome male face'.

    It made me quite happy, I felt productive.

    Using the mind as a canvas is difficult.

    I don't think I'd be able to do something like this. I'd try to do it piece by piece and fail, because I'd lose my grasp on pieces that I worked on and then moved away from. I'd try too hard to hold on to those parts, say, the nose, and then just forget them while I was working on the eyes or something.

    I'd have to like, let it all pop into my head at once, and just keep trying that until I fell upon the ideal. It'd be fairly random.

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    SoaL wrote: »
    orikae you have an infectious excitement for this stuff

    i really believe in the expressive and transformative power of language. the proper sequence of words, placed just so, can change your entire worldview. it can change your life.
  • Charles KinboteCharles Kinbote Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    I also can sort of hallucinate, but that's life. My mind kinda pulls a switcheroo with my eyes.

    I was out smoking one afternoon recently and I "saw" a big Quetzalcoatl-looking snake about four feet tall and maybe sixty feet long moving through the field out my backdoor

    I can tell them apart from reality, though, so it's mostly just fun and sometimes thought-provoking (it can be horrifying when they're bad things, though. Seeing people in my room and hearing someone saying my voice always throws me for a loop.)

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