I thought guerilla prose was played by old 18th or 19th century writers or interesting gentlemen.
her immaculate burberry hotpants gleamed beneath the harsh fluorescent lights
--The_Lex Thu Sep 14 06:58:53 2006
you should really scan the eat-poop-you-cat mess we collaboratively made.
--miller Thu Sep 14 13:58:08 2006
the actual provenance of the idea was a cryptic email the Mr. Gaiman received asking him for chapter summaries, with no other context. So off the cuff he wrote up the first theramin ideas http://www.neilgaiman.com/journal/2004/07/shatners-bassoon.asp
Many people loved the idea, and the seed he had started with, so they created johnnytheremin.com and wrote full chapters for all of the ones he listed, as well as new ones he hadn't. It lends itself to much episodic fun.
--Mr. Ibis Thu Sep 14 17:02:09 2006
BTW. I must say I love the phrase "Shatner's Basoon"
--Mr. Ibis Thu Sep 14 17:02:57 2006
Mr.Ibis, you crazy cat... don't you know not to let puncuation touch the end of a URL? Not all URL parsers are smart enough to know that ) isn't likely to be in a link... (I fixed it)
--Kirk Thu Sep 14 17:08:05 2006
Hmmmm. . .I must be thinking of another form of guerilla prose.
--The_Lex Fri Sep 15 06:59:19 2006
But authors don't have obvttcijiey. Poetry is nothing if not subjective. That's one of the beauties of it. I agree that they have intent, but if the meaning isn't explicit it's fine to make subjective judgments.And no one in their right mind would claim a Shakespeare sonnet was about a twentieth-century terrorist.John, thanks for stopping by and adding to the discussion. It's not that I totally disagree with what you're saying, it's just that, generally, poetry -of all expressive art- isn't absolute.
--Mert Mon Mar 4 11:24:51 2013