The Importance of Being FrankThe Importance of Being Frank9 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
The Importance Of Being Frank
At the end of this story, a Frenchman will be eaten by African driver ants.
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Silvie closed the stall door behind her; she closed it timidly, with an empty expression on her face. Her hand shook. She paused for a moment, her mouth half open, her lip curled upward, and a frown on her forehead.
Then she walked over to the wash basins.
A fly buzzed between her and the mirror. She turned on the faucet, filled her cupped hands with water, and splashed it on her face. She looked at the stall's reflection in the mirror, closed her eyes, and slapped herself.
Let us slow down to take in the sights. At the exact moment Silvie's hand hits her cheek, everyth
Understanding AUTISMUnderstanding AUTISM3 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
UNDERSTANDING AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS
Click on Symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorders to get more information about some of the Autism Spectrum Disorders.
The following is a simplified explanation of autism, followed by more detail. Near the end, I talk about HOW TO OVERCOME AUTISM. I will also talk about my own personal story of growing up Gay and overcoming much of my Autism. Just know that I finally got there I learned how to connect with people and make many friends, to find real love, not just people using me, and to find a measure of joy and happiness in life.
AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS
It used to be that people were diagnosed with a specific Syndrome, like:□ Asperger Syndrome
□ High-Functioning Autism
□ Sensory Processing Disorder (Sensory Integration Dysfunction)
□ Developmental Coordination Disor
BeliefBelief can only be used to experience reality, not to understand it.Belief3 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
Belief.Belief.Belief.1 year ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
I’d rather believe in something,
Rather than to believe in nothing.
Because to believe in nothing implies there is no purpose.
It implies that there is nothing below or above the earth’s surface.
It suggests that there is no advanced assistance and that our existence
Can be revoked in an instant, despite our apparent spiritual commitments.
It would mean that mankind will not be punished for all their wrong doings.
And that living a good honest life will not grant you a shoe in
To something that is not indefinitely there
And that it was us who made this world unfair.
But if you believe there is something greater in place
And that this something does not have a form, figure or face.
From this something we gain a feeling that cannot be described
And although countless cynics have allied, defied and tried.
They have dedicated their entire lives to proving there is no evidence.
Because disproving that something is the only thing of any relevance.
What if confirming its p
Logical Fallacies And You. A Resource PT. 2My original post was mostly well received, which is nice. In part two, we go into the world of informal logical fallacies. Informal fallacies are arguments that are fallacious for reasons not pertaining to the basic structure of the argument, but rather the content of said argument. This is where things get complicated and also really interesting.Logical Fallacies And You. A Resource PT. 26 months ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
Let's dive in.
1. Ad Hoc
" No more excuses." ~ Tony Evans
Ad Hoc is latin for 'thrown together' or 'to this' depending on who you ask. An Ad Hoc argument is one that is hastily put together to support or explain a claim without any real substance or logical framework. Because of its rush-job nature and lack of a good logical frame-work, the Ad Hoc is likely to contradict existing knowledge. Usually, an Ad Hoc is born when someone is put on the spot to explain something. They can either deal with it in a consistent manner (meaning that their arguments are consistent for all eventualities so far), change their consistent beliefs
Avatar: The Amai Saga Chapter 1Avatar: The Amai Saga Chapter 12 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
My mother Avatar Korra brought Avatar Aang's dream of The Republic City to life. As Avatar Aang's major accomplishment of defeating the Fire Lord to stop the 100 year war, my mother's major accomplishment of being the Avatar was bringing peace to The Republic City and making Avatar Aang's dream of a city with peace for all benders and non-benders of every nation true.
My mother's time has now passed thus the Avatar cycle continues. The White Lotus is now on the hunt for the next Avatar in the cycle who is, of course, an Earth bender. I wait here in The Republic City for the Avatar to come, for our city is falling yet again.
The Amai Saga
"Sweet. I'm anything BUT it." I said while I pointed to myself. Growling, I rose a boulder and slammed it into a tree. "What is wrong with me?" I shout at the sky.
Klutzy would be one way to describe me. I never mean to be rude but, I always turn out to be it.
Really, I didn't mean to burn my cousin Yan's foot! I didn't even think it wo
The Order of Sublime SimulacraKamon woke to the sound of bells and saws. The ceremony must have started hours ago; there was invigorating yellow sunlight outside the gauzy curtains. Kamon's Self was intoning eight o'clock, eight o'clock with all the insistence of a song looping in his head.The Order of Sublime Simulacra3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Flesh brain, he thought, you should have caught that alarm. Sometimes the flesh was louder than the devices supposed to make it properly quiet. The flesh insisted on the persistence of the Real. This was exactly the type of lesson that the brothers were supposed to learn, and Kamon hoped that relaying to the abbot how thoroughly he had learned it might lighten the inevitable punishment that came from reminding himself of himself. (Of course, that punishment would still be severe. He was going to arrive at the ceremony so late--)
On the orders of his Self, Kamon moved blearily out of bed and into the shower. (Rules For The Sanctum Three and Four, said his Self. Wear a clean robe. Wear a clean body.) Li
This is my phone....This is my phone....6 months ago in Concrete Poetry More Like This
This is my phone,
there's many like it, but this one is mine,
my phone is my best friend, it is my life,
I must master it as I master my life.
Without me it is useless, without my phone I am useless
I will dial my phone true
I must text faster than my brethren
who is trying to contact me, I must text them before they text me....I will.
My phone and myself know what counts in society is not the data we receive
Not the tweets we get,
The reblogs on tumblr, nor the likes on facebook.
Knowing the message is sent that counts.
We will send
My phone is human, even as I, because it is my life
Thus I learn it as a brother, learn its glitches, the specs,
its cameras, the download and upload speeds.
I will ever guard it against weather and damage
I will keep my screen clean and fingerprint free
As I am clean and fingerprint free
We will become part of each other. We will...
Before my family I make this promise
My phone and myself are free to do as w
Logical Fallacies And You. A Resource PT. 1Hello. I have noticed that the overwhelming majority of DeviantArt users are very bad at logic. This has led most of you to use logical fallacies to defend your half-baked opinions on Yaoi/Yuri and whether or not using bases counts as art.Logical Fallacies And You. A Resource PT. 16 months ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
Don't you despair,though. I have seen fit to educate you poor ignorant bastards so you can finally discuss and talk in a halfway intelligent manner. As long as you take this advice to heart, that is. You guys don't appreciate criticism without a hefty sugarcoating.
In the immortal words of Mario, LET'S-A GO.
1. The Ad Hominem
"I resemble that remark!" ~ Curly Howard
Derived from the Latin phrase Argumentum Ad Hominum (Argument against the Man) is the term for any argument attacking your opponent themselves instead of their statement.This is a really bad way of debating for two big reasons. One, it's an attempt to dismiss what the other person is saying by bringing up their bad behavior, which tends to reflect
Logical Fallacies And You. A Resource PT. 3Informal fallacies continued.Logical Fallacies And You. A Resource PT. 33 months ago in Editorial More Like This
"There's a kind of notion that everyone's opinion is equally valid. My arse! A bloke who's been a professor of dentistry for 40 years doesn't have a debate with some eejit who removes his teeth with string and a door!" ~Dara Ó Briain
The balance fallacy happens when two sides of an argument are assumed to have equal value regardless of their respective merits.
It's pretty much the Yin to bias's Yang. whereas bias lends too much support to one view at the detriment of another legitimate, well-supported view to give the impression of one being the only right choice, false balance gives too much leeway to a minority or unsupported view to the detriment of a well-supported view to give the impression than neither is favored.
For example: A balance fallacy is when the opinion of a man who thinks autism is caused by demons is treated with the same respect as that of an actual doctor.
Not only can this fallacy le
Honey and the BeeHoney and the Bee3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
My back against the tree,
as I sit here and watch,
and the Bee.
What Am I To YouExactly what am I to you?What Am I To You6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Im I someone you can trust and talk to?
Or am I someone you dont want to be with?
Please tell me what I am to you.
Am I a friend and a rival to you?
Or am I your enemy someone you want to have your revenge on.
Please tell me I need to know.
Its killing me on the inside.
Tell me please before this pain kills me before I know what I am to you.
Red HandedI’ve been standing nextRed Handed2 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
To the Devil,
Hoping that mine don’t burn.
IdiomAs I look across the tree, the leavesIdiom3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
big in my ears, I see the tree.
So trust quickens in my heart.
I do offer up love. My love
against your love. We fight
to find the loveliest.
That can't be right.
As I look across the tree, the hearts
big in my heart, I see you.
So trust quickens in my eye.
Hang from the hollow in my mind
these hallowed annunciations
of your idiosyncrasy.
We will be vast for one another
in a mutual in-flowing of freedom.
On analytic propositionsA critique of analytic propositions.On analytic propositions4 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
In this essay I hope to show that the concept of analytical propositions is false. The core of this critique will be centered around the fact that a synthetic proposition must first be evoked in order for analytical statements to be coherent and well-defined.
My argument is not a long one, but it does require a familiarity with certain concepts from the fields of logic and philosophy. Thus, to make this paper more accessible to those who may lack the proper terminology to properly evaluate my arguments, we will begin by defining several concepts beforehand.
The first concepts we need to introduce come from the field of logic.
Validity, not to be confused with logical truth, is a property of the structure of logical arguments. A logically valid argument is one where the conclusion follows from the premises. An invalid argument is where the conclusion does not follow from the premises.
So, an example of a valid argument will be:
1) all men are mortal