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14 January 2009 @ 08:53 pm
The Instruction Manual  
WOW. John (autonomic_pilot) found this. This is EXACTLY what I've been blathering about RE: paradigms.

Sharon (sculptruth), when I saw this, I came within inches of getting up, getting dressed, and dragging my laptop (as if only my laptop could play it?) to your house to make sure you saw it immediately. 9pm Urgent Youtube Delivery! Heh.

I loved it, and I didn't expect it to make me emotional, but I got teary right at the end.
sculptruth on January 15th, 2009 05:17 am (UTC)
That's really cute, and profoundly eloquent. I would have giggled if you'd showed up on my doorstep, bright eyes, earnest smile. Thanks for sharing it! :)
Kburgunder on January 15th, 2009 05:29 am (UTC)
I love how simple it is. I so wish I could communicate like this. Maybe if I used Flash instead of words I could. Ah, but then there's the part where I'm lazy, and last time I animated Flash I got a 30s clip after 4 days of work. Whereas I can recklessly misrepresent myself with words in 30s or less! ;>
sculptruth on January 15th, 2009 05:32 am (UTC)
I'm all about reckless misrepresentation in print. It makes for interesting cross references later ^_^
Kburgunder on January 15th, 2009 05:33 am (UTC)
ASCII Verbose
Syrup! Daffodils? WOMAN!

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Edited at 2009-01-15 05:36 am (UTC)
Kburgunder on January 15th, 2009 05:36 am (UTC)
Re: ASCII Verbose
(oh no, I have the Michael Santora song stuck in my head as sung by the Legendary Bowen. oy.)
sculptruth on January 15th, 2009 06:27 am (UTC)
Re: ASCII Verbose
Oh noes! WOMAN!
tenshiemi on January 15th, 2009 05:58 am (UTC)
I love it! Thanks for sharing.
sleet01: Limb Loppersleet01 on January 15th, 2009 08:34 am (UTC)
Truly a work of art. I had hoped it would stay at the top of Reddit's main page for longer, though.
nplusmnplusm on January 15th, 2009 09:43 am (UTC)
That was outstanding.

It seemed very much...what's the word...intimate.

I feel somebody shared something very intimate with me.
vaxhacker on January 15th, 2009 06:06 pm (UTC)
That was my impression as well, after the story got going. There was a strong sense of someone telling, not an allegory or fable, but a personal and painful experience.
Jonwajonwa on January 15th, 2009 05:44 pm (UTC)
Now if I could only get certain friends to watch that.
junoimeldajunoimelda on January 15th, 2009 07:37 pm (UTC)
That was excellent! Thanks for sharing it. a great metaphor.

I feel fortunate to have grown up in an area - and in a family - in which people just kind of coexisted together, and enjoyed one anothers' "cabinets", if they were even on display at all.
Geek God-Kinggeekalpha on January 15th, 2009 10:30 pm (UTC)