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Romancing The Reader

I have written before about going on a date as an analogy for writing (perhaps because my success rate for both is near-zero, but let’s not dwell on that.)   My point is that a work of fiction is there to … Continue reading

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Infinity Wars: Earth’s Mightiest Baking Show

Okay, this will be a critique of the film Avengers: Infinity Wars.  There will be spoilers. If you have not seen the film and intend to, read no further. Spoilers beyond this point. 

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Metaesthetics viewed as a global discriminatory function for theorem sheafs (Part VI)

VI. Beauty And Truth And All That Jazz Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, Part V A successful metaesthetic formalism has scalar consistency between mechanical, narrative, and thematic elements. Generally when we speak of consistency in fiction we mean … Continue reading

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Metaesthetics viewed as a global discriminatory function for theorem sheafs (Part V)

V. In Which The Audience Is Invited To Participate Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV And now, at long last (I had planned this initially as three essays) we come to the point of the series. Or rather, … Continue reading

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Metaesthetics viewed as a global discriminatory function for theorem sheafs (Part IV)

IV. Aesthetics And Metaesthetics In Practice Part I Part II Part III Aesthetics is the study of the formalism of a means of communication–that is to say the relationship between what is being said to how you say it. Metaesthetics … Continue reading

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Metaesthetics viewed as a global discriminatory function for theorem sheafs (Part III)

III. A Further Note On Linguistic Abstraction Part I is here, and Part II is here. To continue: The disciplines of thought can be characterized by the ways in which the symbols manipulated are parsed. An arithmetical manipulation of symbols, … Continue reading

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Metaesthetics viewed as a global discriminatory function for theorem sheafs (Part II)

II. Graduated Boundaries Of Abstraction And Their Implications In my earlier post I alluded to the process of sensory abstraction as a continuum. In very general terms, a perceived structure may be interpreted as a pattern of color and form, … Continue reading

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