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

I. Preliminary notes and definition of terms. Human beings function by means of symbolic abstraction of the physical universe.  This is inherent in the biological structure of human beings.  We do not experience reality directly, but mediately, through the mechanism … Continue reading

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Some Enchanted Evening

This is a follow up post to Endless Summer, and I will be expanding on the theme I addressed in that post. In my other post I talked about fiction that revolves around a child growing into a young adult. … Continue reading

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Endless Summer

“All children, except one, grow up.” Well, no. Not these days. In modern fiction characters who actually grow up–that is, transition from one stage of life to another–are the exception rather than the rule. Recently I listened to two classics … Continue reading

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Poetry For Fiction Writers, Part IV: Some Suggestions

Part I was what not to read, Part II was a discussion of meter, Part III was all about sonnets. This part is going to list some poetry that I think is worth study. A note before I list examples, … Continue reading

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