realism
klairchen Didn't you notice that I was a fake?

Nothing to see there, you could've kept moving.

Didn't you notice the blackened veil dragging behind me?

It tried to trip you when you weren't watching.

Didn't you notice the errors scratched in red ink upon my arms?

If you grabbed them as I was falling they would've marked you.

Didn't you notice that my voice was hollow?

If I spoke another word it would have swallowed you.

Didn't you notice that my lips were cracked when I tried to smile?

If you came to close they would've cut you.


So if you happen to see me standing there again, turn your glance elsewhere.

For I am not real.
000903
...
silentbob perception is reality to the beholder of that perception. it goes thru changes time and again, but if it stays the same, even if it is fake, its still reality to the beholder. 000903
...
kasa Now you see me, now you don't. 000904
...
kendra i wrote those words so that i could make a distance that would bring back some peace of mind.

so why then do you still insist on speaking to me,
looking at me?

i don't want you to glance my way anymore, you shred my happiness and leave it on the floor.

you don't even know it.
001120
...
miniver I'm not really worried about violence on tv. But that is not to say that I don't believe tv is a bad influence on people or on society.

I think tv is driving us all stupid.

Actually, I think it has already pretty much been done. We have no idea what reality is really like -- or ever really WAS like. We live life expecting plot turns and climaxes and clean-cut beginnings and ends that we can sit and smile over afterwards. We are pervaded by too-obvious and too-effective, dialogue. We even use stupid, cliched movie lines. We expect conspiracies and bad guys and good guys. We base 99% of our decisions on a fictionaly-based reality of idiomatic goal-seeking and stupidly symbolic idealism.

Not even GOOD movies. That pisses me off.

And, I'd have just as much of a problem with books, if anyone really read as much as they watch tv. Or if anyone read as indiscriminately as they watch tv.

We have no idea what's happening. We do not know the world, and the world does not know us. But, we think we do, and we certainly continue about portraying ourselves as knowledgeable little assholes.

Real issues are like these cheesy, obvious little anecdotes lined up in the back of our minds. Governments. Morality. Society. Other people. Other countries. Sure, we realize that they exist...we will even claim to have opinions on them. We just have no idea and no care as to why or how those became our opinions.

And it's NOT a conspiracy. No one is trying to bend the world's mind to their will -- not in any more sinister way than spreading one's own opinion. It is all us. We are lazy and dumb. Which I would have no problem with, really.

But now we've begun preying upon ourselves. And I'm pretty sure that we won't stop.

I would even call us diseased.
010116
...
daxle I think the world knows us quite well. It knows that we are easily decepted because our consciousness burdens us. It knows that we will unknowingly make our own species extinct. We think we're on top of an evolutionary scale... 010116
...
birdmad the problem with being on top is that there is no place to go but down 010126
...
dfitch who said They aren't out to get us? who said all the bombs ever landed? it sure wasn't the same person, and it sure wasn't Smerdyakov. 010227
...
Jennifer Bethke Criticism and Realism: In Germany, criticism is a national pastime; but if you ask any German about their pessimistic views, they will explain that they are only being more realistic than the rest of the world.

Many of my friends think that my pessimism must dampen my outlook on life. On the contrary; it allows for me to be pleasantly surprised when things go my way and yet prepared when they donít. Expecting the worst may seem like a stupid idea, but at least I am very rarely disappointedÖ after all, true human nature isnít all daises and kittens. Thinking realistically, which isnít always pleasant, has made me who I am and often colors my sarcastic and critical form of humor. SarcasmÖ just one more service I offer.

From: Chai Tea and German Bureaucracy -by Me
030505
...
somebody that i used to know I painted a picture in high school art; a copy of realism. They hung it up in the school office. I would like to think when people were in there waiting to talk to the principle, they would look at it and think "what the fuck is that dooing here?" :) 071103
...
somebody that i used to know I painted a picture in high school art; a copy of realism. They hung it up in the school office. I would like to think when people were in there waiting to talk to the principle, they would look at it and think "what the fuck is that doing here?" :) 071103
...
amy nada a fruitful movement.... among many. taking more skill than most. not generally my hobby, i guess. 100323
what's it to you?
who go
blather
from