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Practicum for Aesthetes 2 – Using Metafiction & Cyrano de Bergerac in Subarashiki Hibi

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If you introduce a metafictional element into a work of fiction – what are the causes and effects of it?

The easiest analysis is that it makes the explicit statement: “This is not real”. 1,649 more words

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The Synchronicity Manifesto (Draft 1)

After Spinoza
1a. Things exist.
1b. Things exist in relations.
1c. Things exist in relations to other things.

After Wittgenstein
2a. These relations are not random. 27 more words

Practicum For Aesthetes – Playing the Stringless Qin

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Appreciating beauty is one of the thriftiest hobbies in the world. The moment you understand the principles behind it, traversing a single line or image can provide as much joy as climbing the highest mountains to view the finest scenery. 2,058 more words

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Capricorn

O Caribou é o único animal da família dos cervos cujas fêmeas desenvolvem galhadas como os machos. É na primavera que as galhadas das fêmeas se apresentam, e uma explicação possível para isto é que este equipamento as fortalece na luta por alimento antes do inverno rigoroso. 148 more words

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Loveseat

By sheer happenstance, the loveseat where I park myself through the winter is the most uncomfortable seat in the house. I tough it out because it sits directly in front of the wood stove, the warmest spot in the house. 439 more words

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Moss or Mouse (or Moose?)

Postmodern irony and cynicism has become an end in itself, a measure of hip sophistication and literary savvy. Few artists dare to try to talk about ways of working toward redeeming what’s wrong, because they’ll look sentimental and naive to all the weary ironists.

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