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17.8.06

Note to the artistic types

Listen/pay attention... [very] carefully/polyphonically:

1. Just because you put a slash between two concepts that doesn't make them better/smarter. Slashes should be used cautiously/sparingly/almost not at all/only if you know what you're doing, and more often than you think, you don't.

2. Do not use brackets as though they were parentheses. [They have a specific meaning that you are robbing them of.]

3. Do not use ellipses... Like, ever... Only if you're quoting stuff (...) Or maybe if you're writing actual dialogue and wish to indicate a pause... in the conversation.

4. Do not use big words unless you are absolutely sure what they mean. Otherwise the dialectic representation of meaning might transgress the transculturally performed boundaries between epistomological absolutes, rhizomatic interventions and the free flow of meaning through nodes in a striated space only to express itself by emerging from the flow in the interstitial spaces of your gluteal physiology.

There's nothing wrong with writing complex things using simple words. If the complex forms come easier, you're probably doing something we call ArtCraptm. The reproduction of complex theoretical language without actually knowing theory. Step back and take a long hard look at your writing. If it seems like there's an easier route, take it.

Sincerely,
the guy who will eventually have to read and work with your text.

2 Comments:

Blogger Lasse said...

1. - with the exception of "jægersoldat/Ninja" -check out Dolph on dr.dk if you are still in the dark...... [he,he]

August 17, 2006 10:28 pm  
Blogger Susanne said...

I keep try-ing to rEAD this post, but I fALL asleep eve-ry time!

August 18, 2006 9:46 am  

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