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Wed, Sep. 7th, 2005, 11:45 pm
Plays well with others.

acertaindoebear found something fun. What a way to waste a few hours! Of course, I'm doing more important things, but not when I got the link.

Speaking of acertaindoebear, xie kind of intimidates me. It isn't something xie is doing, rather something I seem to be doing. I keep saying things that could have been phrased better or not said at all every time acertaindoebear is reading. It makes me feel real awkward. A curse, perhaps?

Thu, Sep. 8th, 2005 10:57 am (UTC)
holophote

acertaindoebear is just a wacky person.

His writing style grates on my nerves at times; when he comments, I feel like my journal's been art bombed or something. But at the same time, he's very polite and very smart. I can't dislike the guy.

He'd be great fun at a party, I think.

Fri, Sep. 9th, 2005 02:45 am (UTC)
masstreble

Yeah, that much I've figured out. I hope I haven't alienated him by acting stupid, which was why I brought it up.

Mon, May. 15th, 2006 11:28 pm (UTC)
acertaindoebear: Alienation: Building a Stronger Body in 12 Ways

"If we shadows have offended,
Think but this, and all is mended:
That you have but slumbered here
While these visions did appear.
And this weak and idle theme,
No more yielding but a dream..."

I don't know why you'd think that, m'dear. I'd be innerested in hearing your thoughts on that one.

Tue, May. 16th, 2006 07:15 am (UTC)
masstreble: Re: Alienation: Building a Stronger Body in 12 Ways

Mmm, I think "Midsummer Night's Dream" is my favourite of the (supposed) bard's (supposed) plays.

I'm kind of paranoid about seeming an ass online. I've got a long history of both that being that case, and being paranoid about it. Well, that, and you're kind of hard to read, so it played uncomfortably well into my old complex.

How did you find this old post, anyhow? Compulsively reading random Livejournal late at night?

Fri, Jun. 9th, 2006 11:04 pm (UTC)
acertaindoebear: Exploring the Complex

One of my favourite Shakespeare stories was one written by Neil Gaiman in one of his Sandman stories. It's *very* touching (riffing on how Shakespeare got his inspiration--a kind-hearted jibe to those critics who say that Shakespeare isn't the real author), like most of his stories are to me (both of the authors').

I like your complex; it is quite extensive. I especially like the root beer fountain and the garden of heck, where the statues of the Serpent and Adam dance, always.

And as to how I found this post? Patience and serendipity; it turns out there is a positive side to having such an obscure LJ name -:) I've even been able to find out these 'news services' that collect seemingly random LJ entries. The 'net is indeed strange and bizarre.

Mon, May. 15th, 2006 11:08 pm (UTC)
acertaindoebear

Oh, so you'd like to pass me around like a party favour, hmm?

Mon, May. 15th, 2006 11:25 pm (UTC)
holophote: dammit, I made that public post completely in confidence.

Should I read this in a Joe Pesci voice? ;/ I can't tell if you're PO'ed or not.

Ah, the fun of unearthing old comments...

Thu, Sep. 8th, 2005 03:15 pm (UTC)
xydexx

And what is a doebear anyway? It's sort of a doe and sort of a bear. And it erects walls of floppy-headed laughter. I want one. -:)

Fri, Sep. 9th, 2005 02:40 am (UTC)
masstreble

I'm at a loss myself there, but I think it has something to do with this ambigious (and somehow sexual) icon:

Mon, May. 15th, 2006 11:24 pm (UTC)
acertaindoebear

Oh, *blush*, I thought I had gotten rid of that a long time ago.

That was from my visit to flatland.

A more representative picture of me is another of my user icons; it was snapped by a particularly persnickitty paparazzi who I had to savagely poodle afterward.

No one looks at me nibbling on my favourite snack: inuit fingers -:)

Tue, May. 16th, 2006 07:09 am (UTC)
masstreble

Ahh, Flatland! That's a good one. Have you read the hundred-year sequal, Flatterland? Theoritical Mathmatical would be an excellent categorical addition to the fiction genre.

Fri, Jun. 9th, 2006 11:07 pm (UTC)
acertaindoebear: At the Golden Mean Hotel

I don't think I have read that one; I have read a sequel of sorts, but it was so long ago that I do not remember anything about it.

And I think you're on to something there; Theoritical Mathmatical could be between Taoist Complexity and Furious Symmetry: Math Poetry at your local Barnes & Noble.

Mon, May. 15th, 2006 11:21 pm (UTC)
acertaindoebear: I Am Not a Number

Why, thank you -:)

(I am an impossibility. The only art that can truly show me is words. Painting, drawing, whichever, is too fixed and limited in imagination -;D)

As you well know, the myth is more than the truth (a cherished nickname that I grew upon). A polar belkorn, at your service. Part-time Chaos Priestess, accidental Transcendentalist, bit player Discordian and Taoist. Comforter. Some-time couch, as well.

If you want me, you'd have to wait till I was around your neck of the ruins. Probably during a coolish time of year. I think CBC did a special on me once; unfortunately, I was the only critter, so...it was a short program.

Fri, Sep. 9th, 2005 02:26 am (UTC)
alfador_fox

I delivered 104 flowers. Based on the high scores listing, I strongly suspect there are a constant 120 flowers in the game total.

Fri, Sep. 9th, 2005 02:41 am (UTC)
masstreble

You figured that out, too, huh? Analytical thinking yeah! X3

Fri, Sep. 9th, 2005 03:09 am (UTC)
ejia_arath03

That site has always been my refuge when assaulted by boredom.

Besides being fun, the games are just way too cute ^______^

Fri, Sep. 9th, 2005 04:39 am (UTC)
masstreble

Some of them depend upon the player's eventual boredom with the game as a challange aspect, though. On those, you could theoretically play forever without stopping. The spider one, for instance, I played for two hours straight in freshman year. :o

Mon, May. 15th, 2006 11:14 pm (UTC)
acertaindoebear: Notes from the Ether?

I hope you feel 'better' now, m'dear *snug*

It's always interesting for me to read others' perceptions.

Did you feel that you had to be better somehow? That I am kind of like a teacher or judge who watches over?

(Here is another example of how long I can wait in online 'conversations'. You don't have to answer -:)

Mon, May. 15th, 2006 11:34 pm (UTC)
holophote: The omniscient perspective

Incidentally, thank you for the Outsider recommendation. Reading that and Ted Farb's "Word Play" concurrently was a real kick in the pants. :>

Fri, Jun. 9th, 2006 11:12 pm (UTC)
acertaindoebear: Re: The omniscient perspective

I'm glad you've enjoyed it. I think it could stand to be written more clearly, but I think that is Colin Wilson's style. What did you think?

And now I know about a Ted Farb. But wasn't it a Peter Farb who wrote Word Play?

I've thought of an answer to your pronoia/metanoia question, but I can't seem to read that post of yours anymore. Would you like more stuff to ponder?

Fri, Jun. 9th, 2006 11:21 pm (UTC)
axonfuel: Re: The omniscient perspective

Ah, you're right! Peter Farb.

My only criticism of The Outsider is that if an alien race read the book, they would think that women existed to be left by their husbands.

More stuff to ponder - most definitely. Here, let me flip a few switches - *bzzzT*

Tue, May. 16th, 2006 07:27 am (UTC)
masstreble: Re: Notes from the Ether?

As to your questions as to how I felt I reacted to you: actually, yes. How are you doing that? I'm normally very good at reading people, but you're a confounding mystery to me. That's why I made mention of it.

Sorry for the delay, here, as my recent posts indicate, I can't be especially speedy or conversive online; it's sadly not a luxury I have in my current sitation -- shared dial-up connection with three other frequent 'net users and a rather busy house line.

Fri, Jun. 9th, 2006 11:14 pm (UTC)
acertaindoebear: Notes on Potential Possibilities

Have you read Promethea yet, the graphic novel by Alan Moore?

I remember shared-dial-up. I remember pre-Netscape. Now I am addicted to the sounds and lights of the Net. It's a failing of mine -:)