The Best Sentence of the Day

This blog is a cut-up of a dissertation in progress. Each day, I will post my favorite sentence that I have newly scribed. Everything out of context, but suggestive. I hope.

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Wednesday, June 14, 2006

The writing process

For your enjoyment, a transcript of an IM session with fellow games research Ian Bogost. Ian listens to me mope and apoplex about my dissertation pretty much every single day, and for longer than I've kept this blog. He deserves an award. I never take breaks, but I do get sanity boosts from my IM's with Ian.

avantgame: do you know manuel castell's work
ian: yes
avantgame: so i've been using it and i have this one final quote
avantgame: that i cna't figure out what he means
avantgame: it's very frustrating. it's the last sentence of a chapter, he just drops it in and doesn't explain it
avantgame: so I am trying to use it but i can't explain what he means!! aaaah "the culture of real virtuality, where make believe is belief in the making."
avantgame: i know what the first part means of course, but the last part I dont' know what crack he is smoking
avantgame: through his "this is not a crack pipe"
ian: hmm
ian: where make believe is belief in the making
avantgame: i know what Richard Schechner means when he says taht
avantgame: I know waht Umberto Eco means when he says that
avantgame: but Castells in particular.... augh
ian: yeah
ian: maybe he just needed a nice chapter end
avantgame: yeah probably :-)
ibogost: :-)
ibogost: sometimes a cigar is just a cigar

3 Comments:

Blogger latt├ęgirl said...

Dude. For the word "apoplex" as a verb you get a slot in my blogroll.

(This is not, like, a really big reward, m'kay? I just like the way you write. You're cool and interesting.)

4:56 PM  
Blogger LookinginmyRearviewMirror said...

I enjoy readin, writin, and rithmatic, but, you are way over my head! lol

Thanks for stretching my mind!

Blessings,

Lue

7:37 PM  
Blogger What's Cookin'? said...

Something is never just something. A cigar is never just a cigar. For instance it could be the first step to mouth cancer.

10:03 AM  

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