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Youngest kid of six with an inferiority and black sheep complex, but determined that God saves not just his soul to heaven but the remainder of his manic-depressive life, so others won't say he became a Christian and remained a jerk.


MAIN THEMES

On identity
i won't be transparent before i'm opaque. and you'll get to know me starting from the small things: who my favourite bands are. what kind of movies i like. who are my heroes.

On Christianity
I’m convinced that when confronted with sincere, real love, the Jesus factor will become obvious. But let’s not plant the cross before we carry it. I’m not trying to con you.

On dreams
Some dreams are meant to be achieved. I know that. But maybe other dreams are meant to drive us, privately. Never known to anyone but ourselves.


OTHER THEMES

On melancholy
It is a sadness that, when choosing between crying and sighing, will choose sighing. I'd almost say that melancholy is being sad about sadness itself.

On memory and nostalgia
It saddens me when life moves forward and people decide that certain things are worth forgetting.

On language
I've learnt that the word irregardless is filed as a non-standard word in the English language. That's a lexicographer's way of saying it's not a real word.

On politics
Crowds are fickle things. So when we stand in the thousands and cry against the present government, do we know who we're actually crying for?

On society
People always want the best for themselves. But I want to sometimes take second or third or fourth best, just so that the loser down the road doesn't always have to come in last. It must feel like shit to always come in last.

On growing old
Leasehold property make me feel sad. It doesn't matter how old the family photos are that you put on your wall. It's your family but it's not really your wall.

On philosophy
I ask you, if God loves everyone, and if God is also incapable of loving evil, how can there be such a thing as an evil man?

On a daily basis
One line quips, like this.


CHAT





Friday, May 04, 2007
GRAMMAR

Little does unnamed friend know that as he/she was asking me grammar questions, i was simultaneously scouring the net to provide the answers which, below, make me look real smart. see, i've learned that if you don't know something, half of the time, it's worth faking it until you know it.

unnamed friend: what are verbs? nouns, adverbs, adjectives, conjunctions and propositions? hehehe... i know we went through this the last time but we only managed to get to nouns and verbs, i think. even so i forgot already. all i remember is something described actions and the other describes erm...names?

Fergus: verbs are action words: run, clap, drink, screw, hammer. adverbs add to verbs: drink slowly. hammer loudly. nouns, of course, are named objects: joseph, apples, constantinople, freedom. adjectives add to nouns: a lame joseph, a rotten apple, constantinople is a cultured city, my freedom is precious. prepositions are positional words: joseph hammers loudly on a lame apple. my precious freedom is above a hammer.

unnamed friend: and preposition?

Fergus: you mean and conjunction?

unnamed friend: oh yeah. that.

Fergus: a conjunction links two phrases...

unnamed friend: like "and" and "between"?? wow see i knew that! hehe...

Fergus: joseph hammers loudly on an apple while constantinople burns bright by the sea

unnamed friend: ok thanks. i think i should be alrite. you don't suppose at form three the kids were learning about dangling modifiers and comma splices etc right?

Fergus: you might not have to know those, no. that last sentence, pick out everything for me

unnamed friend: erm. joseph noun. hammers verb. loudly adverb. on preposition. an apple pronoun (does an have its own category?) while conjunction. constantinapole noun. burns verb. bright adverb. by preposition. the sea noun!

Fergus: apple is a noun. there's no pronoun there...

unnamed friend: damnit. okay. what about "an" "the"

Fergus: i'm not sure. i dunno what to call "an"s and "the"s. i give you another exercise. "I believe that the world is cruel, and there is no way I can survive without Jesus Christ and some good lager."

unnamed friend
: this can potentially be quite fun.

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Genusfrog [ 11:15 am ]

1 Comments:

  • Back to the classroom, boys. 'A' 'An' 'The' are called articles. And Noun, Verb, Adverb, Adjective, Pronoun , Preposition, Conjunction, and Interjection (hello! you forgot about this one!) are the eight parts of speech in English grammar. Yes, hello! and hurrah ! are examples of Interjection.

    By Anonymous femaleeinstein, at 10:43 am  

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