we’re taking a group of people who have insider knowledge of the English language (or at least a good grasp of it) and placing them in a new, unfamiliar, virtual space. This space introduces visual aids to language in the form of photos and gifs, the ability to comment on someone else’s text in a reblog and the ability to communicate a lot of information in very few words using hashtags. We also see the creation of tone in a toneless medium. In order to simulate conversational patterns in writing we SHOUT WHEN WE’RE SUPER EXCITED or *psssst whisper when we’re pretending to tell someone a secret while perfectly aware that anyone on the internet can read what we’re saying.* slash the coolest bit tho is that u can like ironically forgo all capitalization and punctuation just write in a weird speech pattern its ok everyone will still understand maybe it even helps read the text more quickly because nothing is interrupting the flow of words
In short, this dialect results when people who already share a language are given new tools. The result isn’t a butchering of English language but a creative experiment with it. Am I claiming that the Internet as a whole is operating on a level of postmodernism that would make Joseph Heller, Kurt Vonnegut and Thomas Pynchon seem like novices? maybe i am maybe im not u punk wut of it like who r u to tell me otherwise” —
this is poetry
look at this lil qt
Dane DeHaan [in “Kill Your Darlings”] is given a chance to really show what he is capable of as an actor. In a couple of years he will be the biggest thing in town … The film’s cinematographer luxuriated in DeHaan’s aqua blue eyes – the camera loves his face. But as you’ll see, it isn’t just about his looks. He embodies Lucien Carr, one of the many wild muses that inspired the Beat Poets, specifically the young Allen Ginsberg … DeHaan is on fire as Carr, lit from within – fiercely sexual, blindingly beautiful – who could ever resist him. (x)
Can you command the goddess to sing?
Barry B. Powell reads the first 100 lines of The Iliad by Homer in the original Greek. Powell is Halls-Bascom Professor of Classics Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and author of a new free verse translation of The Iliad.
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