Thursday, August 04, 2005

Pasha, contd-

As he raised his fork to his mouth, he became aware of the sounds around him. It was like a chorus of incessantly senseless chatter. "I'm on a low-carb diet now," said the woman sitting diagonally across from Pasha. She spoke through the half-chewed piece of juicy steak in her mouth as she reached out to sip her Diet Coke. Pasha noticed how easily she had spread herself on her seat – like some thick liquid spilled onto a chair, having the tendency to flow over but being restrained by its own viscosity. He quickly looked away and tried to focus on Jardin.

13 Comments:

Blogger Semperviva said...

bleeeh i am still at work i hate you

8/04/2005 05:30:00 PM  
Blogger Semperviva said...

i never said i wanned tah meet- juss asked if u knew cool places in chicago, yeh know...silly boy...plus it would have been bad--u would have had 5 catholic girls gangin up on u to convert you! haha

8/04/2005 05:33:00 PM  
Blogger Ergo Sum said...

You have such ease with using onomatopoeias! Amazing!

8/04/2005 05:55:00 PM  
Blogger Semperviva said...

why thank u-i mean, what the hell is an onkajiwfsdkjfhslkadfh?

8/04/2005 06:01:00 PM  
Blogger Semperviva said...

btw i like the description of the woman, but it leaves me confused as to whether this is a good or bad thing...do we want her to be fluid and frozen in the same moment...the image of a half masticated meat in her mouth kinda throws me off.. are we liking this woman or not? liquid seems good frozen seems bad...mixed signals- oh and i mean, pardon me, what in the world is an onjhdsfgdsskf?

8/04/2005 06:10:00 PM  
Blogger Ergo Sum said...

Oh. Hmmm... good point Sasca.

I was trying to capture the image of liquid oozing out... but at the same time restrained in its location as if its frozen... so, I was trying to get dynamism and static-ism at the same time.

I describe her as not sitting, but spread herself on the chair... kinda like spilled water spreads itself on the chair... leaks and oozes...
but her body still remains intact, like a frozen drop of water... hanging as if in motion, but actually still.

8/04/2005 06:17:00 PM  
Blogger Ergo Sum said...

And Onomatopoeia is a figure of speech. Didn't you learn this in your English grammar class?!?!
It's a figure of speech that describes the use of sounds in language... like the "buzzing" of the alarm clock! (lol!)
or the "ticking" of time.. or the "chirping" of birds... or the "whooosh" of the wind...

Or like in your case.. the "bleeeh" of frustration, I suppose?

8/04/2005 06:19:00 PM  
Blogger Semperviva said...

ooooh ok, cool, no i never learned it but i am majoring in english with writing concentration so hopefully i will learn more about cool words like that...i have never taken any courses in writing or any good english courses EVER, i just do it

so i don't know any terms and stuff

8/04/2005 06:39:00 PM  
Blogger Semperviva said...

thats funny u should say that

because i just learned i am an auditory learner-
only 15 % of the population is auditory-

most are visual...

8/04/2005 06:40:00 PM  
Blogger Tyrel said...

well,, to add my two cents

i am a visual learner!! woo hoo...go visuals!

8/04/2005 09:08:00 PM  
Blogger Semperviva said...

that explains why u don't mind hideous sounding alarm clocks!!!! ;)

8/05/2005 11:04:00 AM  
Blogger Ergo Sum said...

How does one figure out what kind of a learner they are? How did you know it Sasca? Is there like an online test I can take? But I don't have speakers at my workplace.. so how am I supposed to test my auditory capabilities?

8/05/2005 12:02:00 PM  
Blogger Semperviva said...

one can take a test i don't know if its online or not i took it from a book...

8/05/2005 12:23:00 PM  

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