01-01-2010, 09:04 AM
Avalon Senior Member
Join Date: Dec 2009
Not that it should've been unexpected.
The name/definition "Watcher", I mean, in the social group (political and metapolitical philosophy) that I (and also you?) could be neatly categorized in, should be quite common. The term "watcher" isn't frequent enough according to my estimation, now that I actually think about it. With access to youtube and facebook these days anyone could be a "watcher". Or rather... anyone might "think" he actually was one. And you couldn't really argue against it either, since what they actually were doing was "watching"... Youtube. And there's nothing wrong with that - Youtube <---> Metube - Whynottube? It's just that it is not "watching TV" I am refering to - I would have been calling myself "TV Guide", or something like that, if it was from Youtube my disposition had grown. And I don't want to pretend I know who you (The Watcher) are, but my feeling is that you do not consider yourself a TV guide either? (No. I am not criticizing your references to youtubem if that us what you think.) I have frankly never heard of you before, but I'm sure I can't stop myself from checking "you" (your message) out. I just wanted to assure you that I have not entered this forum, with this handle to provoke, mock, make fun of you,
So what do I do? I do enjoy provocation within reasonable limits in general, though. As long as it makes people think and no one gets (seriously) hurt.
Sidenote: Which reminds me that the forum actually censored my post I wrote the other day, so I was wondering if I'd mistaken Avalon/Camelot for the Disney forum. Then I realized it was probably because there's been so many alien abduction on minors latley.
"Mock/mockery", I really don't know the definition as such as I am from Sweden. Yes I know about the translation engines, but I am from
S W E D E N - you know the country where no one needs to work and just live of welfare? I'm not going to open up another browser window just to define a word which I think I can manage without an exact definition of. In Swedish "Mocka" is the definition of clearing out the dung from horses' boxes. I guess "mockery" is somewhat related to "satire"? - and I must say satire is a handy tool if it is treated with respect and if it is not abused.
"Make fun of" is a concept that I do not like. It implies that something is so ...negative in, primarily, an emotional sense (boring, tragic, agonizing etc) that you have to "make" fun. Artificial fun? How fun is that?
I enjoy humour very much - it allows me to get out alive while reflecting on my own mistakes. Without humour I'd have more anxiety than everyone in this country, together, because I did so many stupid things (I don't do mistakes anymore - ever) - and I'm sure you've heard the figures regarding the suicide rates? On the other hand, if I would find humour repulsive, I would probably refrain from reflecting on experiences. Well, you shouldn't look back, they say - but then how could someone turn their experiences into understanding? Well, I think they mean that you shouldn't look back unless there's something there that you need to know... or if you lack humour (important!).
Regarding my handle, it's kind of self explanatory. We're mostly watching ...other natural kingdoms, very much like an ornithologist. Yeah, that's it. I'm an ornithologist.
What do you Watch, if you don't mind me asking?
The Mahatma Watcher
But Real News
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