However, if a writer is going to present their writing as factual, they have a duty to stick to actual occurrences as closely as possible, or at least notate when they stray. It’s not of any great bearing on the novel, if indeed it was a mistake on Wallace’s part rather than Ewell’s. Free hands a no brainer. While it is absolutely possible that these instances highlight ignorance on the author’s part, his characters say and do A LOT of stupid shit that are a part of their character, not DFW’s. The second method is the machine.

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They are, after all, characters with opinions, varying degrees of intelligence etc. Fictions that may have some or a large basis in fact, that have also been run through the writer’s perceptual filter sor that may be complete fabrications Lemon Pledge as sunscreen, anyone? DFW unifies IJ with a serious amount of repetition, of themes and motifs and otherwise.

The structure of a good narrative usually has to be unified, and it relies upon so many neat coincidences and authorial manipulation to achieve this unification. Fiction-writing is composed of, well, fictions.

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You get some ink, usually out of a pen, and you dip a needle, usually a straight pen, and you use the Polynesian method. Most readers have seen an N. The second method is the machine. Many of us are indeed here to see if that world turns out to be a sufficiently tensile strand from which we may haul ourselves from dwel broken, stupid world into one that has hope for human experiences. There are people who enjoy applying a kind of scientific analysis to Star Eweo and Star Trekwhich is interesting up to the point where they find fault in and in some cases, resentment toward the author for not getting it “right.


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I’m comfortable giving him the benefit of the doubt. Joint ink starts out as one color. Visit our announcements page for more information on important dates, events and school functions. From a longer post about racism at http: The first annoying problem comes with Don Gately’s deliberately misleading Ewell as to the source of jailhouse tattoos, presumably done with sewing needles dipped in ink and jabbed into the skin at different depths: These comments, excerpted from my blog, actually come at the end of a lengthy defense of DFW’s “yrstruly” passages, which are currently getting some Infinite Summer scrutiny.

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What wrought Oprah’s wrath was less that he spun some tales and more that his story was presented to her as a record of 201 difficult-yet-ultimately-successful struggle with his addictions; touting him as an inspiration and finding him a fraud was what angered and embarrassed her. It may turn black or purple according to the sun and the skin pigment but it usually starts out blue.

Check out our Harlandale Insider to get a closer look at our latest events, accomplishments and programs. Users browsing this forum: Also, I have personally observed indelible tattoos applied via a fountain pen inadvertently and b a pushpin dipped repeatedly in ewrl ink, then thunked into flesh.


Thanks, Neon, for the reminder that free hand tattoos still exist. A large part of the fun in fiction-writing is having the constraints of fact loosened, and a large part of the wwel in fiction-reading is being able to let go and follow their sometimes loopy application, or lack thereof.


120 Or from any other Black man or woman, whose skin, as we all know, can take on many different hues of brown. Quicklinks Check out our Quicklinks for shortcuts to our most commonly used district website pages. There are two ways of giving a tat.

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And by the way, nice job on the signature line by Cormac M.

The truth is that the real world rarely makes a good story. Oh ya and the ink. A home made tat machine consists of a slot car motor, a hollowed out ball point pin, some guitar string and a 9 volt battery. I think the truth in IJ is found in its commentary on certain aspects of the human condition–and even that is valid, really, in a limited range of human experience.

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