Yes, yes it is. But it being Firstaversay Week, I thought now might be a good time to address questions, concerns and comments that have been directed to the Doctrine. These questions (and answers) hopefully will let us start a new year with all the benefits of a 12 month learning curve.
First up. (More a philosophical, than a “why do you” or “how do I” type of question.)
Question #1: So what is the point of the Comments that follow each Post?
Good Question. ( …thank you… ) glad you asked.
(June 27 2009) Until a better structure is devised, this page will be pretty much free form, notes, entries that sort of thing. But for now the next section will be devoted to a ‘definition’ of the three forms. The definitions will be, perforce, brief characterizations of the form. Since there exists at this point no established system or ‘profile requirements’ we will simply have to wing it.
By ‘wing it’, I mean that we will approach this as a conversation to an unknown and somewhat willing audience.
The above is from the second entry or Post of the Wakefield Doctrine and shows that the thinking (at that time) was that these Posts would be a collection of opinion and conjecture and….
( Hold on. Stop… )
The real question here is: “why can’t we keep doing what we have been doing for the last 12 months”? And the answer is: “because there is nothing new being added to the Wakefield Doctrine if it is being treated as a message board, a “vote for your favorite music video” site or as a place to see your words “published”.
(Next question, I see some hands raised. You! the one with the necklace made of teeth, you have a question?)
“Thank/fuck you. I (fuck you) think you are doing a real (fuck you) swell good job (fuck you) but I get bored and like to (fuck you) make fun of people (fuck them) so you can’t say I cna’t write Comments (fuck you). Thank you (fuck you) for taking (fuck) my (you) question.”
Good question. Actually I can say that, and have in fact said that. There is no place for that here for ‘ad hominem’ attacks and any Comments limited to that just don’t get Posted. Pretty simple, isn’t it?
So, what should a new Reader think? (About writing in Comments or questions)
The new Reader should know that Comments are moderated and then posted within a few hours of being received. And that no Comment will be refused except the aforementioned ad hominem, or otherwise pointless yelling for attention type Comments.
(One last question?)
Yeah, so whats the deal going forward?
The “deal” is that the Wakefield Doctrine (the theory of clarks, scotts and rogers) continues until it proves itself. And this proof will be found in a demonstrated efficacy in altering a person’s perception in such manner that they will be able to act outside the normal limitations associated with their ‘type’ (clark or scott or roger).
Thats all this has ever been about, finding a way to have the qualities of all three, in balance in one person.
(Yes you in back?)
You still doin music and what about when I think it sucks? Huh? what then?
The music videos are there for a couple of reasons. First is as a reward for the effort of writing a Post, second it is fun when a song is discovered that somehow reflects or reinforces the message in the Post and third it is just because.
Damn!! (I just checked and the first time a video showed up in a Post was December 3rd!) Where have my words gone? All that time (July to December) without the whitespace eating benefit of a music video… Well, in any event, lets reminisce our own bad selves with that first vid…L(s) and G(s) I give you Robin (oh, I’m a clark, don’t you even doubt that) Trower.