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cbertsch
cbertsch
"Fifty-four Forty or Fight!"
Am I complex or simple? I ask myself this question a lot. I know I'm easy to please. But the reasons why are hard to explain. Right now I feel like everything is visible. Perhaps that's just a trick of the light, which is doing its best to evade inexplicably thick rainclouds.

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flw From: flw Date: May 23rd, 2006 07:09 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

weirdo!

Intelligence does not necessarily equal complexity.

In certain situations, people are very predictable. Just because someone is predictable does not mean they are simple or dumb. Simple is good. Predictable is good. It doesn't imply that you are uncreative or boring.

I've known very "complex" people... or people who claim to be "complicated". Usually, it's just an excuse. I am of the opinion that the more tongue piercings, tattoos, leather clothes one has, the less likely they are to be creative or "complex". Weird on the outside = Boring on the insided, in my experience.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: May 23rd, 2006 07:38 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Re: weirdo!

But what if you're boring on both sides of the epidermis?
_luaineach From: _luaineach Date: May 23rd, 2006 07:53 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Re: weirdo!

Then you're s.o.l.?

The usage of both "complex" and "easy to please" in your post, though, sounds to me as if you are asking two different questions. Or, at least, are equating simple/complex with low maintenance/high maintenance, which I don't necessarily consider the same thing.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: May 23rd, 2006 08:07 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Re: weirdo!

I was playing off the way other people I know have used those terms recently. I'm not sure what either of them should me. But the high-maintenance vs. low-maintenance distinction helps to clarify maters. I think I'm a low-maintenance person, provided you can live with my idiosyncracies.
flw From: flw Date: May 23rd, 2006 08:05 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Re: weirdo!

That happens. At no point did I claim that a boring exterior implies a glowing interior. It is just a personal winnowing tactic of mine... If I see that a person has tattoos and leather and those big hole earrings, and spikes and stuff, I think, "There is a person who doesn't have much to say, because they are thouroughly conventional." And experience has borne out this theory. They don't need to say anything... in fact, the only thing they tend talk about is their own piercings and tattoos.

But plain on the outside people are boring a lot of the time too.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: May 23rd, 2006 08:13 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Re: weirdo!

I think I agree with you, in general. And I don't really think I'm boring. Just socially conservative and shy.
_luaineach From: _luaineach Date: May 23rd, 2006 08:55 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Re: weirdo!

I was going to write a whole comment to this because, while it's not actually a winnowing tactic I use (generalization based on appearance), my personal experience with people I know has been the exact opposite of yours. But, it was going to turn into a giant long comment which I don't have time for, so I think I can sum it up as this:

If walking into a room where I could only talk to one person or the other, and my choice of people to talk to was the person with the labret piercing and tats or the person without, going on those alone as the only winnowing tactic, I would go with the guy with tats for this reason:

He's more likely to be spending his weekend at Burning Man and not spending it sitting around Beyond Bread.

And of the two, I have always found the former far more interesting than the latter. And it is where I am more likely to be as well.
fao From: fao Date: May 23rd, 2006 08:50 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
but simple isn't synonym of easy... as complex isn't of hard. :D
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: May 24th, 2006 03:48 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Too true. I know from my own struggles to write clearly that it's harder to write what looks simple than to write what looks complex. I try for the former, but often end up doing the latter. Good to hear from you again, BTW. I love the font you use to put text over top of your photos!
fao From: fao Date: May 24th, 2006 03:59 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

"Hi"

Hehehehe, I'm always reading yours and Kim's blogs... but sometimes I lack of any intelligent word to write rather than "hi" :D

Some intellectual papers can use an extremely simple and constrained way to express the central ideas, making incredibly cryptic and difficult to understand in the firsts readings (too much, too fast, too direct, too hard :) ); but when the author or the teacher do a larger trip towards the development of the idea, usually is easier to understand the point he or she is proposing.

Is good to know some teachers and writers do really struggle with that

Very recently I'm using Century Gothic...
The last 8 or 7 moths I was using Eurostile.
If you want them, just ask and I will send them to your mail.

Take care!
tommix From: tommix Date: May 24th, 2006 12:22 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
You're complexly simple. And I don 't like either Burning Man or Beyond Bread. What now?
_luaineach From: _luaineach Date: May 24th, 2006 12:38 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
And I don 't like either Burning Man or Beyond Bread. What now?

::burst out laughing::
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: May 24th, 2006 01:51 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
But you have a steel plate in your head, right?
tommix From: tommix Date: May 24th, 2006 02:32 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Plastic.
My face has titanium plates...I sound like the 6 million dollar man...sweet!
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: May 24th, 2006 03:48 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
So you're a titanium and plastic hybrid?
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