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offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2023-07-27 03:13 [#02629402]
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though i was perfectly unclear about this on page three of my
bullshit thread in 2016, it's probably worth being more

- words can be seen as a tool to do a job
- the right tool for the right job

e.g. if i were to continue with, "not all languages have the
right tools" then "tool" would be the wrong, and "word"
would be the right: "languages will often have a word for
which there is no equivalent in another language." Or there
is an equivalent word, but it's so obscure as to be

i've made new topics for word requests, and it has
not gone well. so let's try:

If you find yourself saying, "There should be a word for
this, if there isn't one" and you can't find the answer
yourself, you have a word request. Please post it here;
please help others find their words."


offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2023-07-27 03:19 [#02629403]
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Disclaimer: As people will be attempting to ask for words
that may not exist, please be patient if they come across
sounding like me at my worst. Salsa-level bad


offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2023-08-19 20:19 [#02629911]
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The word I currently need is most succinctly defined as,
"Like 'Signal Chain', but moreso."

Imagine you're viewing a framed photographic print. The
photographer's domain is The Ansel Adams Signal Chain: [The
Camera, The Negative, The Print]

Pointedly, Adams packed it in there, and didn't continue on
to The Frame, The Lighting, The Art Gallery, The Art Show,
The Captions On The Placards, etc. etc.

...I am the sort who would want to control this whole...
Signal Chain?

and you see my problem. this phrase doesn't cut the yardbird
at this depth


offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2023-08-19 20:28 [#02629912]
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the closest thing i can think of is this raymond scott

The composer must bear in mind that the radio listener
does not hear music directly. He hears it only after the
sound has passed through a microphone, amplifiers,
transmission lines, radio transmitter, receiving set, and,
finally, the loud speaker apparatus itself.

...and i do believe i once suggested something like
[releasing an album that costs $20k because every copy comes
with a $20k sound system to ensure an even experience across

...however, firmly believe scott shanked badly when he
suggested the future would have the composer directly
transmitting his thoughts to the listener. that robs people
of their own reaction. it'd be like being force-fed cotton

instead, i'm interested in creating an "experienc^H^H^H

...and you see my problem, here in this context, the
word "experience" smells of both crusty bellbottoms and
karen-grade marketing vernacular. i can't have
experience in my experience. sorry jimi. sorry karen

...instead, i want to build some giant machine like in Cube
2: Hypercube. except, the meanest thing i could see myself
actually trying is "can i make a room that somehow makes
people get cross and argue with each other?" so it would
heighten the effect of the adjacent rooms intended to
trigger [fondness, giggles]

i could predictably make them argue, but the topic and style
would depend on who was in the room at the time. to do it,
however, i'd need to control the lighting. the sounds. is it
okay with the gallery if i make the argument room smell like
dogshit? because i need to control the whole... signal
chain? experience?

maybe it's like a waveshaper for people. with simulated


offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2023-08-19 20:44 [#02629914]
Points: 23210 Status: Regular a close miss: imaging works for photography, i
would say. as "imaging" refers to everything...

. from getting good light on a shot of someone's [strange
-- to post-processing; proper colorspace and resolution
--. to ensuring the doctor's computer monitor is
color-calibrated [so he can diagnose someone's []]

imaging: The Camera, The Negative, The Print, The Frame, The

we don't have this word for music. or any number of other
things. i've been sorting through the usual bin of latin and
greek recycling but nothing fits


offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2023-08-21 23:58 [#02629990]
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*looks at the word clock*


*taps foot impatiently*


offline dariusgriffin from cool on 2023-08-23 13:46 [#02630010]
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offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2023-08-23 20:13 [#02630012]
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soup-to-nuts. balls-to-chin
nah. but lol


offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2023-11-30 15:00 [#02631096]
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when a car has one dead headlight, you say "padiddle"

...but what do you say when one is just significantly dimmer
than the other? it's been bothering me all morning


offline dariusgriffin from cool on 2023-11-30 21:50 [#02631106]
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fuck cat


offline dariusgriffin from cool on 2023-11-30 21:51 [#02631107]
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offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2023-11-30 22:06 [#02631114]
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i was thinking you say pahdihh -- like, padiddle but
only the first half of the letters

space carts.


offline recycle from Where is Phobiazero (Lincoln) (United States) on 2023-12-01 00:33 [#02631118]
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offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2023-12-01 04:01 [#02631122]
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