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Re: "Poetry and Purpose".
Sysiyo said: “No, most people have just grown tired of mocking you, since you're not even worth mocking”, and: “You should learn to use the quote function my dear, I haven't got a clue to what you're really replying to with this line”.
The Poet replied: “How could you possibly ascertain that, given you're only one of those people?”, and adds: “Now, you’re just being lazy. The first sentence of my reply surprisingly corresponds with the first sentence of the post I was replying to, ducky”.
The Poet said: “Critique incorporates both positive and negative criticism”, to which Sysiyo replied: “I never claimed the opposite. I simply presumed that an arist in such high position as youself, would understand this without saying”. However, The Poet now refers Sysiyo to his/her previous statement: “Also, you are telling us you did not post your poems here to get critique on them. Thus we can only conclude you posted them because you wanted us to read them, and congratulate you on what a brilliant poet you are, giving satisfaction to your vain ego”.
The Poet said: “The statement you quoted was initially posted in response to a different question altogether, and inherent meaning neither applies to, nor contradicts, the current subject of discussion”, to which Sysiyo replied: “That is bullshit and you know it yourself”. Well, the statement to which The Poet refers was: “A true artist is always striving to equal his/her last piece; not surpass it” in response to a discussion concerning whether artists strive to either equal or better their most recent projects, and not the discussion on whether an artist is continually acquiring artistic ability through experience whilst ageing. Although relating to a similar theme, The Poet’s response to the former discussion cannot, directly, be applied as The Poet’s perspective to the latter discussion, as relevance is lost in such an exchange.
This thread is kept on Dukewhite's request because of the entertainment value, and the occasional serious discussion about the nature of art.
Edited by Sysiyo on 07/07/04 04:25 PM (server time).