Three years I've spent among the Forumites. Gradually, I became one of them. - this is my graphical journal, testimony of the ways of the lost tribes.
PREFACE- a Juxtaposition (aka: stolen from other sources)
"Ethnography (from Greek ethnos "folk, people, nation" and grapho "I write") is the systematic study of people and cultures. It is designed to explore cultural phenomena where the researcher observes society from the point of view of the subject of the study. An ethnography is a means to represent graphically and in writing the culture of a group."
"An ethnography records all observed behavior and describes all symbol-meaning relations, using concepts that avoid causal explanations."
"The Chaste Ethnographer" – When ethnographers participate within the field, they invariably develop relationships with research subjects/participants. These relationships are sometimes not accounted for within the reporting of the ethnography, although they may influence the research findings."
Calty, Panza, Phil and myself
"The book portrays their descent into savagery; left to themselves in a paradisiacal country, far from modern civilisation, the well-educated children regress to a primitive state.At an allegorical level, the central theme is the conflicting human impulses toward civilization—living by rules, peacefully and in harmony—and toward the will to power. Themes include the tension between groupthink and individuality, between rational and emotional reactions, and between morality and immorality. How these play out, and how different people feel the influences of these, form a major subtext of Lord of the Flies."
Piggy, Piggy, Piggy!
"Cultural imperialism is the cultural aspects of imperialism. Imperialism, here, is referring to the creation and maintenance of unequal relationships between civilizations favoring the more powerful civilization. Therefore, it is the practice of promoting and imposing a culture, usually of politically powerful nations over less potent societies. (...) The term is usually used in a pejorative sense, often in conjunction with a call to reject such influence. Cultural imperialism can take various forms, such as an attitude, a formal policy, military action, so long as it reinforces cultural hegemony."
"Conflict escalation is the process by which conflicts grow in severity over time. This may refer to conflicts between individuals or groups in interpersonal relationships, (...) In systems theory, the process of conflict escalation is modeled by positive feedback."
"Positive feedback is a process that occurs in a feedback loop in which the effects of a small disturbance on a system include an increase in the magnitude of the perturbation. That is, A produces more of B which in turn produces more of A. "
THE WAY OF THE BASEMENT
I couldn't salvage that much after its sudden collapse but bits and pieces, predominantly my own contributions.
Sadly it is all just a broken reflection of former glory.
Rite of Welcoming:
The Sacred Grounds
The Holy Words of Passage:
Socially Differentiated Forms of Welcome Greetings:
Power Animals, Avatar Creation and Ritual Objects
Exhibit Nr. 4s77X: Cuddle Masks
Coping with conflict and friendly banter: When Nerds Go Wild
discussing the perils of "advid" marijuana-usage and having a civil debate with Panza
fierce resistance against raiding spam-bots, fortune-tellers and shills is a necessary evil
tact and respect
Acceptance: My Transformation
I am complete now - Thanks to you.
Thank you, Forums. For Having Me