ivy me

“just think,” i say, “soon i will have lived!”

in other words, there will be dialogue and description–the most mundane of narrative techniques. they use energy required in more important ways by more important things. description and dialogue should be no more than the manifestation of the humanity of the text. in the end, speech marks are really italics and descriptive passages are bold type.

but please, you may have misunderstood, this is not damning (it certainly couldn’t pass for criticism).

description and dialogue should be more than childish metaphor and infantile allegory (of which i am a pretend master). they are to become (it must be their destiny) the emotion that is to be conveyed; there can be no room for window-dressing. all these passages of speech and observation are trying to make us forget. we must not forget that we are reading. the ivy on the wall is not there to disguise the text, nor fool the reader; it should be a reminder of the ability to relate to an outside. it is the presentation of the interactions necessary in order to qualify as a conscious being, it is a demonstration of the power of imagination and perception to convince of a spatio-temporal other. it can never be real, and we can never think it is.

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3 Responses to “ivy me”

  1. tomachfive Says:

    An idealist concept, nothing is real except ideas, we are swimming in a world of ideas where sensations, people, and experience the transcription of quasi-electric impulses dancing from synapse to synapse.

  2. nice cool place you got here, buddy boy.

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