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we’re moving :)Starkindler

Thu, 18 May 2006 04:08:35 +0000

go on over to to check out the new and improved arrakis. makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside, doesn't it? 🙂 Advertisements

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on ArrakisStarkindler

Mon, 15 May 2006 04:06:51 +0000

I noticed on my blogstats page; that one of the Search Engine keys that sends people to this site is "meaning of arrakis" Now; having googled arrakis in the past; I'm well-aware that there are companies named arrakis and the like; but arrakis as I named it comes from the Dune series of Books; by […]

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on ConvergenceStarkindler

Sun, 14 May 2006 16:13:58 +0000

in light of this post; i felt the need to make the following "refutation" "I’m not sure you give enough credit to Visual Media–Television to be precise. News Tickers on TV; as also the ability it provides–to hear someone, to see someone discussing a breaking story is a whole lot more informative than reading developments […]

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more excusesStarkindler

Thu, 04 May 2006 16:53:09 +0000

web designs, limited hard disk space, and dying creativity especially when combined really suck… the videos and photo sections will have to wait a while, and therefore the site update itself. in the meantime, i'll get back to writing on here 🙂 

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a rethinkStarkindler

Tue, 02 May 2006 04:07:59 +0000

Many factors are driving the debate. The church is growing most of all in Africa, where the AIDS crisis is the worst. Much health care in Africa is provided by Catholic charities, whose workers, barred from providing condoms, have often spoken of being torn between church doctrine and taking concrete steps to prevent disease. More […]

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the culture of chaos / the guardianStarkindler

Mon, 01 May 2006 05:42:12 +0000

interesting article can be found here well written and well-thought through, i'd say 🙂

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quote: MunichStarkindler

Sun, 30 Apr 2006 04:00:42 +0000

"We inhabit a world of intersecting secrecies. We live and die at the places where those secrecies meet. That is what we accept… hmm? We buy information for you from your enemies. They sell it. You are not the only people looking for names." > "You're telling me I'm being hunted now?" > "He's telling […]

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Tue, 25 Apr 2006 14:32:06 +0000

if you're wondering why there's been little put up here recently besides the odd lyric, i'm working on a more complete website, so you'll be seeing a lot of changes over the next week. will be transferring this blog to a server, and so will have films and other course material on here as well, […]

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Tue, 25 Apr 2006 04:24:17 +0000

If you twist and turn away If you tear yourself in two again If I could, yes I would If I could, I would let it go Surrender, dislocate If I could throw this lifeless Lifeline to the wind Leave this heart of clay See you walk, walk away Into the night And through the […]

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the battle of maldonStarkindler

Mon, 17 Apr 2006 15:57:11 +0000

while it's a small part of a larger song; found it and brought back a few memories and a bit of inspiration maybe… here's a few lines: Hige sceal þe heardra heorte þe cenre mod sceal þe mare þe ure mægen lytlað which reads, "thought shall be harder, heart the keener, our mood shall be […]

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on Photography #2Starkindler

Mon, 10 Apr 2006 15:05:06 +0000

Comment on the last one: "Well written, well put, well said…From a linear context your arguments are flawless…By what happens when time comes full circle…when past, future and present become one? What happens to the concept of art, of communication. of photograph? Does the flattenting of space and time from the context of one dimesion […]

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on photographyStarkindler

Tue, 28 Mar 2006 13:24:48 +0000

an interesting question came up on Photography during exams–"does Photography aspire to reality?".  Interesting, because of the scope of expression rather than understanding–of metaphysical indulgence rather than empirical truth-finding; which i don't think is particularly bad from time to time; as long as it doesn't become your leitmotif. my answer went (in short) so: A […]

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hide and seekStarkindler

Sat, 25 Mar 2006 16:35:29 +0000

hide and seek Originally uploaded by Ilúvatar. And I have no compass, and I have no map And I have no reasons, no reasons to get back And I have no religion and I don’t know what’s what And I don’t know the limit, the limit of what we got Don’t worry baby, it’ll be […]

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Thu, 16 Mar 2006 12:23:46 +0000

Today is gonna be the day That they’re gonna throw it back to you By now you should’ve somehow Realized what you gotta do I don’t believe that anybody Feels the way I do about you now Backbeat the word is on the street That the fire in your heart is out I’m sure you’ve […]

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carpe diemStarkindler

Fri, 10 Mar 2006 14:20:19 +0000

carpe diem Originally uploaded by Ilúvatar. turning and turning in the widening gyre the falcon cannot hear the falconer things fall apart the center cannot hold mere anarchy is loosed upon the world the blood-dimmed tide is loosed and everywhere the ceremony of innocence is drowned the best lack all convictions while the worst are […]

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funny quoteStarkindler

Thu, 09 Mar 2006 16:09:56 +0000

“This administration has an excuse for everything… Classified, Classified, Classified… Maybe Clinton should’ve just stamped his ****s classified.” -Jon Stewart, The Daily Show

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Thu, 09 Mar 2006 12:40:21 +0000

… the first rain have an immensely exquisite scent? 🙂

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Wed, 08 Mar 2006 08:24:53 +0000

cinema paper happened today; but couldn’t do two of my three favorites in the year (Wild Strawberries and Daisies) for assorted reasons; so i’ll write my essays for them here 🙂

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Tue, 07 Mar 2006 16:20:47 +0000

I have met them at close of day Coming with vivid faces From counter or desk among grey Eighteenth-century houses. I have passed with a nod of the head Or polite meaningless words, Or have lingered awhile and said Polite meaningless words, And thought before I had done Of a mocking tale or a gibe […]

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Tue, 07 Mar 2006 11:31:54 +0000

In The Deep Thought you had all the answers to rest your heart upon but something happens don’t see it coming, now you can’t stop yourself now you’re out there swimming in the deep Life keeps tumbling you heart in circles till you let go till you shed your pride and you climb to heaven […]

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Mon, 06 Mar 2006 06:34:27 +0000

won best Picture. Yay 😀 seeing the film i couldn’t imagine how any other film could beat it on content; and therefore couldn’t comprehend all the fuss around Brokeback Mountain. gay rights as a political statement in a film is bold; but it’s a political statement; and Crash is a better film 🙂

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Sun, 05 Mar 2006 03:32:01 +0000

think i’ll keep “The Blue Danube Waltz” as Song of the Week because it’s relaxing :-s

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Sun, 05 Mar 2006 03:31:17 +0000

end on Saturday; so the next bits of contribution happen there

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Sun, 05 Mar 2006 03:30:20 +0000

start tomorrow; and i’m not sure which one

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the politics of languageStarkindler

Thu, 02 Mar 2006 12:06:16 +0000

was going to start writing on this topic from today onwards; but it’ll have to wait a few days in the mean time, go watch a film named “Crash”. saw it today and it had a most interesting perspective on life; and one of the few films that can deal with strong issues and still […]

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a matter of choiceStarkindler

Mon, 27 Feb 2006 14:51:34 +0000

a discussion on a matter of ethics came along in photography class a while back; and this is one more essay that’s just been lying about in the drafts section of the page (another 10 or so to clear atm 😦 )… the following essay does contain some graphic references; and some of the description […]

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Mon, 27 Feb 2006 11:55:03 +0000

deadline postponed… which can only mean one thing… “drumroll” next essay should be up this evening “/drumroll”

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Mon, 27 Feb 2006 00:58:28 +0000

it was Wigan; but we hadn’t won anything in a while, and then we got a Cup the team weren’t ever really interested in winning in the past (well, not unless the Youth Team could do it) but a win’s a win; so here’s to United, Carling Cup Champions 2005-2006 Glory, glory, Man United, Glory, […]

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Sun, 26 Feb 2006 16:43:38 +0000

there are three other essays in the pipeline before i move on though; and i’ll probably put them up tomorrow or after wednesday–well; thursday probably OB film’s due Wed and then i want to attend a linguistics seminar

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the next one…Starkindler

Sun, 26 Feb 2006 16:41:07 +0000

one essay that i would need to put up is what i wrote for media studies; involving Innis’ concept of time and space binding media (which i “freeplay” to mean a whole lot more) and that is where the real ideas start to flow; where the theoretical space intersects the plane of the practical

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Dominance and CultureStarkindler

Sun, 26 Feb 2006 16:10:57 +0000

another article from previous semesters; this one is about Wahhabism; and was written for the paper on Culture Studies, because (a) I find Theology most interesting (right after post-structuralist thought) and (b) because the culmination of these essays is where post-structuralist thought comes in… “A New World, A Better World, than has ever been seen […]

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an allusion to choiceStarkindler

Sat, 25 Feb 2006 14:40:10 +0000

wrote this in term 1, actually; but something came up in a Cinema class that prompted me to revisit this essay — it perhaps reflects my lack of research or understanding at that point in time; or lack of thoroughness at that point in time; but i reckon i still subscribe to a large part […]

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Equality of thoughtStarkindler

Sat, 25 Feb 2006 10:42:35 +0000

we as individuals tend to carry the baggage of context–of our past with us wherever we go, whoever we meet. we often make summary judgments about people based on our impressions of them. i.e. our opinion of a person may be true for us at certain times in certain situations with certain contributing factors, for […]

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Sat, 04 Feb 2006 13:02:07 +0000

the stuff i write on politics is going to end up having to be sporadic at best until the end of the present term; as there’s too much about (and too many books to be read and returned 😦 ) pushing this stuff to the backburner for a while longer, as it has already been […]

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excuses excusesStarkindler

Sat, 04 Feb 2006 12:55:54 +0000

i honestly can’t find the inclination to write something worthwhile at the moment; which implies i must digress and put out regular works of mass media as profound; and so start with a re-discovered old-ish favorite (old for a 21-year old :-s) I’m the darkness in the light I’m the leftness in the right I’m […]

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Wed, 04 Jan 2006 16:06:38 +0000

3 days since i last put something up; but just can’t stay awake any longer… sleep deprived after watching United draw a blank at Highbury 😦 get Ballack and Graveson into the team and get them now!

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Existence and Co-ExistenceStarkindler

Mon, 02 Jan 2006 14:57:51 +0000

my mind’s gone off on a bit of a tangent since the Prologue; and while the aim remains to work towards the question of integration–using the French riots as a model to develop this thesis, I will attempt to make it more universally applicable. On the matter of Existence, we come to the question of […]

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Mon, 02 Jan 2006 14:19:36 +0000

What I am currently working on is a thesis on the failure of the French Integration policy; which (on the surface at least) has always seemed to me to be the right thing to do with regards to minimizing the possibility of cultural conflict.

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