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Reading text vs. reading graffiti

Discussion in 'Third Rail' started by toaztlove, May 8, 2004.

  1. toaztlove

    toaztlove New Jack

    Joined: Nov 5, 2003 Messages: 78 Likes Received: 0
    I wound up in this discussion yesterday with a friend of mine about dreams. We talked about not being able to read in a dream, if any of you can recall trying to read something in a dream, I'm sure it was just jumbled nonsense, weird symbols and whatnot. I remembered disctintly recognizing a tag in one of my dreams (don't remember who's it was), and this had me wondering. Graffiti seems to have some duality in that it can be read like regular letters, but recognized as a symbol or specific image too. I'd be interested to hear peoples thoughts on this sort of thing, how reading and writing graffiti differs from traditional writing and reading, beyond the obvious anyway. Anyone?
  2. why write?

    why write? Veteran Member

    Joined: Oct 19, 2003 Messages: 5,859 Likes Received: 1
    in graffiti each word[tag or bomb or piece] has a special meaning behind it and has a story to go along with it.....as in normal words in sentances have everyday use and dont have a special meaning or a story behind it, also your tag shows who YOU are.....
  3. El Producto

    El Producto Senior Member

    Joined: May 6, 2004 Messages: 1,682 Likes Received: 0
    i have huge nostrils and i used to suck up crumbs of food with my nose.. like a hoover...therefore hoovie:)
  4. ketamine

    ketamine New Jack

    Joined: Mar 21, 2004 Messages: 14 Likes Received: 0
    nice thread =0)

    tagging can be seen as letters or as art and art has a shit load more meaning to an INDIVIDUAL than the letters that society throws away everyday.
  5. Talon

    Talon New Jack

    Joined: Nov 26, 2003 Messages: 88 Likes Received: 0
    a lot of tags are a lot more illegible than regular letters, which tends to make seem them more like a single symbol rather than a word made of individual letters. a tag is also just more representative (or symbolic) of something than just a regular word.

    i dunno anything about that not being able to read in a dream thing. i have a hard enough time remembering anything about my dreams, let alone whether I was reading something or not.

    haha, this is probably the most thought provoking and intelligent post thats ever been made on this board. its kinda nice.
  6. krowteN

    krowteN Member

    Joined: Jan 26, 2002 Messages: 480 Likes Received: 0

    i had a dream once that i was benching freights in this yard and some old ny subway trains were mixed in the line. it was a skeen and him t2b. when i went to get the flik my girlfriend grabbed the camera and smashed against the support column. then i choked her to death. ...
    whats even iller (this was about 6 or 7 years ago) is that to this very day, and over the past few years, whenever i go back to that bridge to bench there is a foul stench of death, my friends smell it too. but i never told them about my dream.
  7. RubbeRBand

    RubbeRBand Member

    Joined: Oct 14, 2003 Messages: 525 Likes Received: 0