Well, as the title so subtly states it, I’m searching every corner of the world for prejudices. Known and unknown, harsh and kind, true and false, I don’t really care, as long as it’s a prejudice in some way. I would very much like it if there were some that were specifically gender-oriented. That’d be neat.
So, if you know any prejudices, may they be your own or some you’ve heard, please do share. I would very much like to collect as many as I possibly can.
Aw, c’mon Vic (and Droo as well). Have consideration for the less fortunate among us. Surely this is an instance, not of a beleaguered writer, but of an abstraction-deficient fellow human being. Note that Jack apparently does comprehend a few abstractions: true and false, gender. Is it really too much to ask that you list a couple hundred prejudices?
On second thought, perhaps you were, in your typically gentle and indirect fashion, providing examples of prejudice.
Wait, wait. Was my admonition in that first paragraph unwitting evidence of yet another prejudice?
Good grief, I seem to be caught in an endless loop of self-referentialistic recursion. I hate when that happens.
Damn. I didn’t realize that had been uploaded already. But yes, now that you’ve outed me, I guess I should own up completely.
That guy in the black suit? That’s me. I know, I know, I don’t look quite as Gaelic as you might have expected. And perhaps I look younger than you might have thought. It’s the vitamin A and a lot of yoga.
I’m thinking of opening a studio and giving lessons, if anyone’s interested.
We went through most of the furniture last winter. This winter, we’ll probably knock out all the non-load-bearing walls; it’s an old house, the studs will burn nicely, and the open space may be just right for the prejuding lessons.
First and foremost, I should probably thank Vic. It’s nice with a nice tone. Who would have thought my first post in here would make people question both my ability to write and to think? Alas (:
As for druid’s questions, I hope these answers will make your day (and forgive me for any sarcasm that might be perceivable in there, I’m just so happy about the warm welcome ;p):
Firstly, yes, this is for a real project. It’s not something that I have been working on for ages, two to three months perhaps, but something quite near and dear to me nonetheless. Secondly, no, I don’t have a publisher, it’s probably a good idea to get the thing written first, and thirdly, the meaning of “searching every corner of the world”? Well, let’s just say I’m pretty pompous in my phrases from time to other (;
Oh, and I feel like adding an extra fourth and final; it’s not that I haven’t done my own fair share of research, I just happen to be from a quite small country where we really only prejudge each other, so I thought I’d ask what was going on in the outer edges of the world, hoping that creative minds would throw something at me that perhaps wasn’t the usual “Old people think the younger generation lacks respect” because, to be quite frank, everyone can figure that much out themselves. Forgive me for this childish and unprofessional approach? ;p How embarrassing for someone like me who’s been writing for ten years, all the way through with the ambition to actually be a published writer some day ;>
Nevertheless, thanks for the link. It seems good, so I’ll go and read it in perfect silence and return once my mind works again (;
An unwarranted rebuke, Docteur! Does not the human half brain, speak naught but the truth? And the truth, without doubt, is that the fool vic-k, est un écrou! But more to the point, l’arbre étreinte Hippy, Druid, needs to be permanently sedated, or fitted with a muzzle, preferably both. The tree hugger is, how you say, “A pain in le arse!! Non? Oui?
You may go now Docteur, I will speak with the lovely Jacqueline.
Ahh, Jacqueline mon Chéri, mon Amour, concern yourself not, with these dim witted, feckless and fickle human inbreds. They are of little or no consequence. I Le Directeur, am all you need.
You name it…I hate it, Come liaise avec moi, sur le pont de poop, and I shall regale thee with all the things I love to hate.
Take Care my Sweetness
Prejudiced? Me? Absolutely. So are you and everyone else. What is a prejudice other than an opinion, a belief, a point of view? Some are more popular or admirable or intriguing than others, and so escape the “prejudice” label.
Some are truly essential to our survival: absent pre-judging, humans would never have made it out of the caves.