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Posted 08 December 2018 - 09:54 AM

 

Going through my glossary of fallacies I noticed that Irony needed a bit of attention. I think a bit about it here is appropriate:
 
Does the title of this thread indicate a bit of irony?
Were you intrigued because it portended an occultish feel about it?
Or were you interested simply because your bullshit detector was running and you'd thought you'd have some fun.
 
Warning alert: 
 
What is being hinted at in between the lines? 
Is it slippery and wet with ambiguouus narrative? 
Do you detect any vanities, pretentiousness, or self righteous presumptions?
 
Does your own reading reflect any inner ironies still undetected?  
 
Irony helps us to find the reality as a reader. It's a free and indirect discourse using a a third person character to take over the narration. It makes it hard to know what the narrator really thinks. Detecting irony takes time and re-readings to find the discrepancies in language to catch on to any hidden truths. Irony looks beyond conventional wisdom and is used to sharpen a readers vision. 
 
Verbal irony is simple enough - it's when words don't match their meaning. They provide verbal wittisms to interest the readers attention. Sarcasm is one such device. Here are some others...
 
 
Stable and unstable irony helps to distinguish verbal ironies. Stable ironies are simply just the reverse of a statement. Usually used in a facetious manner. An un-stable irony never reaches a correct meaning and will remain that way. Making way for further confusion. It's used on purpose by some story writers. 
 
Dramatic Irony is found between the characters and the audience. A good example being the Greek tragedy Oedipus. The audience knows what's going to happen but the character doesn't.
 
Not all ironies come into focus at the same time. Sometimes they are ambiguous and multiple interpretations are required. Irony reminds us how difficult it is to make sense of the world and with the discrepencies between appearance and reality. 
 
If someone was looking down at you from above and narrating your story how ironic would it be in the telling? Remember, a narrator is not a god. How well do you understand your own life irony?
 
Here's a bit of cosmic irony: Never mind what we do or don't know up there in the Universe. What about the things we do or don't know about down here on the ground?
 
:Flying:
 
:chuckle:

 

 

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Posted 08 November 2018 - 05:21 PM

The way things are remembered...

 

History is a force that can be prophetic.
Reflections change and lessons are analyzed.
It unfolds and reveals our relationships towards each other and gives all a sense something greater than ourselves.
It offers ways to understanding NOW and the fundamental elements in society.
Poetic history seeks a more lasting and deeper truth.
Haggling over details isn't the main goal here.
The ultimate story of history is learning the themes of humanity:
How we conduct ourselves.
Why we do the things we do.
Transposing the ordinary into the extraordinary.
Finding the universal value and larger principals in how human beings behave towards each other.

 

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Posted 31 October 2018 - 12:23 PM


Posted 08 October 2018 - 11:11 AM

How many people does the average person know and learn from in a lifetime?
How many 'characters' in books, tv, and movies do you think you 'know' and what did you learn from them?
How much have you learned from real people as opposed to the fake ones we all know in stories or think we know in society?
What is a 'real' character presentation of a real person in the media; The best, the worst, is it slanted, does it paint pictures of ugly derision or fantastic fantasies of folly...

 

The way things are remembered...

 

History is a force that can be prophetic.
Reflections change and lessons are analyzed.
It unfolds and reveals our relationships towards each other and gives all a sense something greater than ourselves.
It offers ways to understanding NOW and the fundamental elements in society.
Poetic history seeks a more lasting and deeper truth.
Haggling over details isn't the main goal here.
The ultimate story of history is learning the themes of humanity:
How we conduct ourselves.
Why we do the things we do.
Transposing the ordinary into the extraordinary.
Finding the universal value and larger principals in how human beings behave towards each other.


Posted 07 October 2018 - 01:23 PM

Is it good to be synchronistic with the tech itself? Or just those using it? Perhaps it's better to fine tune the synchronicity with the natureal kind.


Feathers

Posted 02 October 2018 - 11:39 AM

:funny-chicken-dancing:

 

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Posted 02 October 2018 - 11:36 AM

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Posted 02 October 2018 - 11:22 AM

I have a splitting headache..

From which dreams are made.

 


Posted 02 October 2018 - 11:16 AM

Our revels now are ended. These our actors,
As I foretold you, were all spirits and
Are melted into air, into thin air:
And, like the baseless fabric of this vision,
The cloud-capp'd towers, the gorgeous palaces,
The solemn temples, the great globe itself,
Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve
And, like this insubstantial pageant faded,
Leave not a rack behind. We are such stuff
As dreams are made on, and our little life
Is rounded with a sleep.

William Shakespeare
From The Tempest, Act 4 Scene 1


Posted 02 October 2018 - 10:40 AM

"I know noble accents   
And lucid, inescapable rhythms;   
But I know, too,   
That the blackbird is involved   
In what I know."  

- Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird
By Wallace Stevens
 


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