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April 24, 2006

Complex of Isshooz

It's almost 2 am and I've had a whole bottle of red whine tonight (yay tolerance! yay PMS! yay too much information!) but I've been thinking about all these things a lot and I'm going to stick my neck out here.

To wit:

I'm not satisfied with the catch as catch can nature of this blog so far. I really liked posting "Strunk and Light" as a series because it brought a sort of continuity to the blog that I don't see all that often. (Not gonna get into the necessity of continuity in blogs here because, well, there is no necessity.) So I'm thinking that I'm going to commit to a thinking project here over the next few weeks. I'll still post randomly, but when I don't know what to post, I'm agonna hit a complex of issues that I've been thinking a lot about.

To another wit:

Hybridity, Urbanizm (yes, we needed the "z"), and Fabulism. ("Fabulism" including science fiction, fantasy, magical realism, and, where applicable, horror.)

Possible topics include:
1. Why does hybridity necessarily dovetail with adolescent identity searches?
2. How would an adult or mature hybridity tale look? Are there any?
3. Why does contemporary urbanism necessitate hybridity (besides the obvious, and yes, we will detail the obvious)? What would a homogeneous city look like? (ooo! Zamyatin, here we come!)
4. Why are magic and technology always "other", and therefore a product of hybridity? Why are magic and technology never indigenous or immanent?
5. Why is technology of the city, and magic of nature?

etc.

Feel free to suggest topics or discourse or write your own essays ... or be hybrid, or live in a city, or be fabulous.

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Comments

Could you start with explaining what hybridity is or how you use the term/concept? I could consult a dictionary of course, but it's so much more fun to hear what you have to say about these subjects.

yay! a request to talk out of my ass! will do, marrije!

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