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The Writing & Other Projects of Elizabeth Barrette
Poem: "Do Wrong to None"
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ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: February 23rd, 2013 02:34 am (UTC) (Link)


>>One was about how various things (genderqueer, ace, bi-romantic, whatever) are "just" labels.<<

Language influences thought; thought influences language; these two things are equally true. Words do not define or control what we are, but they can ... nudge it. And they can do a lot more than nudge what we believe about ourselves.

>>if there isn't a non-judgemental one available, "freak" is always ready and waiting.<<

Painfully true.

>>The other was about the density of communication that is sometimes possible between people who share not just a language, but also a body of stories.<<

Darmok and Jalad at Tanagra.

I wrote a poem about this once, "Dancing with the Beast of Tanagra."

>>One of my dreams is to someday write a story that is actually two stories in one, because so much of the text is quotes from, or references to, other stories that there's an entirely different extra story there for those who get the secondary meanings.<<

That would be really cool.
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ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: February 23rd, 2013 02:51 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Thoughts

>>Darmok and Jalad at Tanagra was definitely in my mind when I wrote that. I think I explicitly referenced it in the Tumblr post. <<

Great minds think alike. *smile*

>>Thank you for linking the poem, it was before I started following you.<<

Glad I could help.
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