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Posted by Rufus Tullius on 11 January 2018 - 01:47 PM
Posted by Rufus Tullius on 08 January 2018 - 10:20 PM
Posted by Rufus Tullius on 02 June 2017 - 11:45 AM
Posted by Forster Woods on 13 March 2016 - 04:53 PM
I found a great thread from another site. It offers an artistic approach at creating 'enchantments'. Whether by words and phrases, images, and sound. An inspirational approach that may help others transform their own personal relationships into something more positive.
An Art form of great Quality
Choose to click or not click!
That is the question.... :chicken4:
I'll offer a bit here on Chickensomething of what I added on this interesting thread. It dovetails into something I've been thinking about for some time...
Regarding the enchantments created by the medium in which I call like to call 'The Flickers'. An old term. A 'magic' word used by people long since dead when Magic lanterns became something more....
I'll try to get to more on magic words at the end of this post.
The problems and dangers of time travel. Sometimes, it's real hard getting back to the future. Ah well, I guess that's just the pro's and con's of hitch hiking. The guide on the galaxy is pretty good for that. All this led to a bit of visual psychology. You know, the hypnotism of the flickers. Symbolism of imagery combined with sounds and music. Looking at iconography and how it can be used for enchantments. Showing major contentions in the psychological injections of ideas and fantasies into our minds and ultimately our human spirit. These injections include both positive and negative stimulus.
Which ingredients for enchantments are the best kind? We could use humor as an example. Divide it in two. One side comedy, the other satire. Comedy is positive. Satire is negative.
Visuals in black and white. Silent film era...Positive and negative flickers of thought! Yeah, I know these are old flickers of enchantment, but, I think they're pretty good. Those old enchanters really knew what they were doin.
Harold Lloyd - Satire
His films seem to mock the human condition and enjoy doing it. Extreme situations of danger and personal catastrophe . Master at editing and clever camera work. Willing to do own stunts at great hazard.
Charlie Chaplin - Comedy
Comedy with etiquette and finesse. Positive in a world of suffering. The tramp should never talk. He says enough by his genius at silent lucid gesture.
Can this be a magical word of enchantment?
In those days your subtitle count was the measure of your art...
Now, I gotta ask, is this really good etiquette at the table?
Posted by Jesse Jimmie on 06 March 2016 - 10:31 AM
Divulging the inner scandal...
Giving the Game Away
Employer policies for employees to scam customers.
How much do people really sell themselves for the paycheck? What do employers make people do to sell more product or to cut costs in keeping profits high for the shareholders? Little jobs, big jobs, does it matter. What have you done to cheat a customer on behalf of the company you work for? Have you ever done a task for your employer that went against the grain of your own moral convictions?
Whistle blowers are welcome! Tell all. Tell us about how old spoiled meat left out in the open is added to the chili and how corn starch is thrown in to add fake consistency. Feel free to anonymously vent your frustrations on dishonest business practices. All kinds and colors are welcome. Who forces politicians to sign bills and resolutions without reading them? Any corporate Vice Presidents willing to give up uncouth trade practices? Teachers! Inform the public on what makes it difficult for you to perform your calling. Fast food workers! Tell us the dirty shortcuts our favorite restaurants achieve to help maximize their profits. Any upper management people? Give it up. Tell us the wicked and profane.
What goes beyond the limit of money changing and power profiteering!
Should an employee be loyal to dishonest practices? Pushing products while spinning lies of artificial certitude? How many brokers lie, cheat, and misinform their clients to get the big sale?
Posted by Wicked Which on 19 January 2016 - 12:46 PM
Posted by Ghostly Machines on 07 January 2016 - 03:55 AM
Cato stays where he is. For all his stubborn foolishness it was the right way for him. Roman honor dictated his ultimate action...too bad for him!
He points the way up the mountain!
Posted by Ghostly Machines on 30 December 2015 - 12:50 PM
Suppose it symbolizes adding fuel to burn for vain glory?!
Concentrating and condensing Itself for the chosen few .. or predestined.
The extreme use of prejudice denotes an escalation in hatred beyond insanity.
A Common factor with all groups with extreme prejudicial viewing systems:
They destroy not only a whole groups of human beings, but, all traces of their books, their artwork, their knowledge...
An evil, single minded force to wipe clean all traces of existence.
Follow the trail of all that glittering silver and gold coming over from the New World.
What did it finance?
What debts did the Crown incur?
Blood and Gold The Making of Spain
To whom were these debts paid to?
Where is all that gold and silver today?
Posted by Rufus Tullius on 12 January 2018 - 02:02 PM
Posted by Rufus Tullius on 09 January 2018 - 09:18 PM
Posted by MrChips on 17 June 2017 - 06:00 PM
Five star thread OP!
The art of argumentation can be used against those who don't appreciate it's forms and structure as an art for distraction.Skillful argumentation is an antidote to productive communication. It offers a way to eliminate bickering, anger, fear, and all the trash that prevents decent control of oneself. It's both an informal and formal method of debate leading to agreement by examining claims and justification by focusing on the interaction of argument, Itself!.I'd like to think humanity has upgraded itself since Homer, Aristotle, and the countless others who began the art of conversation. Setting conditions of claims and evidence and shifting it all around with inference and warrants. The whole point of reasonable argument is to look for resolution. This only works, of course, with reasonable people. Closed minds and using physical force can obviously kill any argument, anytime!
Ethos, Pathos, and Logos
Posted by RottenApples on 24 May 2017 - 04:16 PM
Posted by Riddikulus on 23 May 2017 - 01:43 PM
I like Homophones. These are words with different spellings and meanings but sound the same. Like 'soul' and 'sole'.
They're different from Homographs: which are words that are spelt the same but have different meanings. Like 'spring' which means 'to jump' or a season
Then we get to Oronyms, which is apparently a word invented by Gyles Brandreth, and quite frankly I wouldn’t put it past him. An Oronym is a sequence of words that sound the same as another, with endless comic possibilities. The brain hears speech not as individual words but as an overall flow which it has to try to interpret, and what with accents and mispronunciation and slang, it’s hardly surprising that occasionally we get it wrong.
“The stuffy nose can lead to problems.”
“The stuff he knows can lead to problems.”
Actually, by far the best example I can give of Oronyms at work is the Four Candles sketch by the Two Ronnies.
Posted by Rufus Tullius on 14 January 2018 - 12:01 PM
Posted by chickensomething on 20 July 2018 - 12:10 AM
One cannot help but notice the utter madness of rhetoric found from extreme portions of human consciousness in the middle of 2018, our collective planetary "calendar" made by man himself. Funny how nobody questions how or why the common calendar number of July 19, 2018 exists anyway. We all owe this reality to the ancient Egyptians and later, the Romans using the Julian system.
Surprisingly some modern day demagogue hasn't declared this number null and void yet starting at nothing calling this the New Age. Indeed it certainly is on many levels as mankind or sorry, humankind evolves into something just not quite right. When will the vails of truth be transparent and our minds free of influences of distortion?
In the struggle of the human condition and its move into artificial influences proclaimed as technological advancement, we find ourselves losing track with basic truths. Far too many external influences mesmerize our complex brains into useless matter completely void of useful desires or endeavors. Most of us are just trying to survive in a World that can only be described as disturbed.
There are many schools of thought to these basic ponderings all of which have profound distinctions. For advanced species to evolve there should be no question of basic realities and no motivations for manipulation.
Perception has become a social distortion of the human condition. This begs the question of what forces are at work causing this, if any?