This site is supported by the advertisements on it, please disable your AdBlocker so we can continue to provide you with the quality content you expect.

Welcome to Our Community

Wanting to join the rest of our members? Feel free to sign up today.

The "Those of us who frequent this forum" thread

Discussion in 'The Philosopher' started by Hubster, Mar 9, 2006.

  1. speed

    speed Member

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2001
    Messages:
    5,192
    Likes Received:
    26
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Well I really dont get what makes it to that special poetic place for you. It seems rather arbritrary and subjective based on these comments. However, I have noticed that most you list, place plot and storytelling above all else in my opinion.

    Also, it seems you are like the poster boy for the modern American literature academic: with your love of Frankenstein (a godawful and overanalyzed book to me--opinion of course) Faulkner, Fitzgerald, and the fact you are reading a book on technique study. I dont see how one can learn anything as a writer by reading about the craft of writing. One should read other authors works, and should--if they are any good--to be able to create their own style. I dont know of any great or middlingly good author, who has read works on style and technique etc. But I am autodidactic, with a hatred of institutionalized thinking; so...

    I suppose I am the poster boy for the modern literary dilettante. Haha.

    But this thread has got me thinking, and I've realized every single author and book I love, is both poetic, yet savagely satirical at the same time. I guess its a personality thing.
     
  2. infoterror

    infoterror Member

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2005
    Messages:
    1,191
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Not familiar with that, but I'd buy it for the title.

    If you pick up any Hammet, I really <3 "Nightmare Town" - short stories - wow!
     
  3. infoterror

    infoterror Member

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2005
    Messages:
    1,191
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Yeah. For me, the wordplay is easy but bending the instrument to the task is harder, and having something insightful to say is the hardest of all -- and the most rewarding.

    That's why Frankenstein, Moby-dick and Naked Lunch share places on my shelf.

    Storytelling is a good way to tell it. I love stories. Otherwise, I'd read non-fiction exclusively.

    WHAT A NERD ;)
     
  4. infoterror

    infoterror Member

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2005
    Messages:
    1,191
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    38
    As much as I can, but it's not an every day thing.

    Some days, I just troll the internet in my "free" time ;)
     
  5. LORD_RED_DRAGON

    LORD_RED_DRAGON New Metal Member

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2003
    Messages:
    5,474
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Gotham City
    this is a PHILOSOPHY forum
    yeah, i know this is on a MUSIC message board
    but this is STILL a philosophy forum
    and i STILL think that ALL references to MUSIC (in philosopher's forum) should be restricted to a special MUSIC THREAD
     
  6. speed

    speed Member

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2001
    Messages:
    5,192
    Likes Received:
    26
    Trophy Points:
    48
    I understand where you are coming from. I actually find reading this board to be quite beneficial most days. If I spend too much time on this board, I think of all the other things I could've done. This is the only forum I post at.

    And dont worry about your opinion; we have a somewhat diverse off the wall bunch I think.
     
  7. LORD_RED_DRAGON

    LORD_RED_DRAGON New Metal Member

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2003
    Messages:
    5,474
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Gotham City
    for me posting on ultimatemetal became an addiction after mere weeks not years
     
  8. Horus

    Horus and his imaginary friend

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2005
    Messages:
    7,650
    Likes Received:
    75
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Atlantis
    For me, I got hooked after like 2 days.
     
  9. infoterror

    infoterror Member

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2005
    Messages:
    1,191
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    38
    I agree. Like anything with immediate feedback, it can weaken willpower. Hence inconsistent trolling :)
     
  10. Demiurge

    Demiurge This user has no title

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2003
    Messages:
    1,520
    Likes Received:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    lunar stonehenge
    I see you've been hard at work tonight.
     
  11. LORD_RED_DRAGON

    LORD_RED_DRAGON New Metal Member

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2003
    Messages:
    5,474
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Gotham City
    yeah
    i think it happened that quick for me too
    now that i'm really thinking about it:lol:
     
  12. derek

    derek Grey Eminence

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2005
    Messages:
    18,777
    Likes Received:
    65
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Edinburgh, U.K.
    Me also.

    I got hooked on several forums, met some amazing folks...and cannot stop coming back.

    dammit.
     
  13. Øjeblikket

    Øjeblikket Member

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2005
    Messages:
    318
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Pacific Northwest
    I was lucky the other night by watching a program on the canadian broadcast channel that my local to seeaturtle cable provides, which dealt with the Canadian poet Al Purdy.

    some of his work may be read here:

    http://www.library.utoronto.ca/canpoetry/purdy/poem1.htm

    the televised program dealt tastey poetry, whether it was Purdy's or not I do not know, but I am in agreement with the merit of symbolism.
     
  14. infoterror

    infoterror Member

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2005
    Messages:
    1,191
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Hmm -- seems inspiring. To me symbolism is at its highest in metaphor, and the metaphor gets more intense the more it is contextually supported, like a trellis of metaphors. It's what James Joyce sought but couldn't find, but William S. Burroughs did.

    Naked Lunch PDF etext
     
  15. ARC150

    ARC150 anodyne

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2005
    Messages:
    157
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Chicago
    Dig.

    We play death/grindcore (You can click on my sig for our shitty webpage or, if you do the MySpace thing, check out our shitty MySpace page.

    If you want to see some great Seattle metal photography, check out the pic's author Creatrix777 or Chris Slack.
     
  16. Horus

    Horus and his imaginary friend

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2005
    Messages:
    7,650
    Likes Received:
    75
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Atlantis
    If we're on the subject of poples' bands, anyone here listn to Progressive Metal at all?
     
  17. proglodite

    proglodite Member

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2006
    Messages:
    155
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Straya mate
    Most definitely, hence nickname. I prefer Progressive death or prog-power metal, anything from Symphony X to Cryptopsy (who I saw tonight!:headbang: ) I'm not a fan of Dream Theater or their clones tho.
     
  18. LORD_RED_DRAGON

    LORD_RED_DRAGON New Metal Member

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2003
    Messages:
    5,474
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Gotham City
    sorry i'm not familiar with any of these bands
     
  19. proglodite

    proglodite Member

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2006
    Messages:
    155
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Straya mate
    Not familiar with Dream Theater? I thought they were really well known. Unless you jest?
     
  20. Horus

    Horus and his imaginary friend

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2005
    Messages:
    7,650
    Likes Received:
    75
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Atlantis
    Dream Theater = GODS!!! They're my #2 favorite band of all time.

    But anyone who likes good Prog/Power Metal, click the link in my sig. "Once Beyond Purgatory". That's my band. We've got some live recordings up, but nothing studio done yet. Although we do plan on doing some after we get some more songs down.
     

Share This Page