Monday, May 22, 2006

Punctuationary Reunion

I've just noticed that my last six entries all end with a punctuation mark -- We?, Wham!, Corsarius?, Order?, Anyone?, and of course, , (I've also just learned that placing a comma after a comma is an other-worldy experience).

Well well well, looky here...seems like we've got half of the family. The stepmotherly question mark, the fatherly exclamation mark, and the li'l sisterly comma. The stubborn period's not around, along with several others, but who cares. No one holds a family reunion just to celebrate the delinquents' (ingratos!) preposterousness.

More seriously though, this unconscious stream of punctuationary (stab me, English purists) titles leads me to think that they're the manifestation of my subsconscious -- subconscious hopes, subconscious fears, subsconscious everything-whatever-nothing.

Four out of six entries go to the question mark. This is the most nerve-wracking, and the most obvious. Anybody who's been keeping tabs on this blog will sense the uncertainty creeping into the mind of your friend corsair. I'm not sure anybody will understand me on this, but the sight of these question marks have a slight psychological effect. Just a little effect, i mean bxmplsdwflfrrksadewr!! (I'm foaming at the mouth! Graaah!)

Uh, just kiddin. Hope I didn't cause you to recoil in disgust. Does anybody know if insanity is a good cure to uncertainty?

Anyway, at least I've got one exclamation mark. There lies a sliver of the once-ruthless corsair. O tempora! O mores! O tinginingining 'yan! At least there's hope. The exclamation mark is hope. But let's not forget one thing.

The comma looms large in the horizon.

This is going to be exciting.

(Which leads me think, what about your recent entries? Noticed a pattern, an omen, a revelation, anything? Hell, we can even start a meme on this one! Hmm.)


Anonymous ia said...

i noticed the question marks, and it did tell me, subconsciously, that that had some psychological message. questions. uncertainty. something looming. :D

"(I've also just learned that placing a comma after a comma is an other-worldy experience)." - funny.

people don't usually use periods because, well, they're titles. durr!

a challenge: use the apostrophe.

6:15 PM  
Blogger yayam said...

"Does anybody know if insanity is a good cure to uncertainty?"

i dont know. but im sure fasting is. nyahaha. :)) btw, no joke.:p

*23 pala bday ni ate kz. napaaga lang post ko. hekshayted.:p

10:16 PM  
Blogger Corsarius said...

ia, if not for your smiley, "something looming" would've sounded something terrible, hehe.

about the period -- unfortunate that i cut that line from the final entry, hehe! apostrophe? i was looking at the semicolon. :)

fasting? you sure about that, yayam? hm....let me try. i need to 'shed' some extra weight after all, haha. on your sis -- well, that makes me an advance greeter :P

1:24 AM  
Blogger claudzki said...

oh god actually wrote a post on punctuation!? *dies*

haha...i can't even punctuate anything anymore!

7:42 PM  
Blogger Corsarius said...

yeah, claudz...believe it. ;) quite an experience, actually.

1:55 AM  
Blogger teripotz said...

interesting post. Hehe. How about ending your sentence with a semi-colon? ü

12:38 AM  
Anonymous bing said...

i'm addicted to question marks. is that right, addicted? dunno. not sure. he he

9:40 PM  
Blogger Corsarius said...

thanks, teri. semi-colon? tamang-tama,, i was looking into that already! hehe.

tita bing, question marks are a wonderful addiction in life. like chocolate.

3:39 AM  
Blogger Abster said... is quite logical to derive that conclusion from the way those punctuation marks are now closing your entries.

I second your theory.

I'm quite amazed at how you came up with the idea though... :)

9:43 AM  
Blogger J. Angelo Racoma said...

Punctuations are just constructs, along with language and the alphabet, and symbols. Centuries into the future, our descendants would analyze archaeological digs, see punctuation marks that we use, and wonder What the hell were they thinking (and you think I'd put a question mark in there, huh?).

If I am to be king I'd ban those darned things and see how crazy everyone will go.

5:30 AM  
Blogger Corsarius said...

abster, uh, it was just a fit of insanity brought about by the sudden loss of schoolwork. ;)

jangelo, you're right about that. btw, you still placed a question mark after 'huh', hehe! now, that'd be a fictional world worth writing about -- a world without punctuation marks. here i go again...

1:39 AM  

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