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Blog: Weekly Update
Pseudolonewolf
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The main thing that's holding me back isn't even necessarily inspiration; I know what I need to do and generally how it should sound... But I never had the fortune to have been able to study music at school, so I've never understood as much theory stuff as I would like. Recently I realised that I knew basically nothing about chord theory, for example, so I've been trying to learn all the details since then, but I essentially need to absorb years' worth of learning 'all at once'. Stuff that people pick up gradually through prolonged experience, but which I missed out on.
I'm getting there, but it's very draining, especially since I've picked up bad habits by composing while ignorant of the rules, so I'm having to correct those too.
Blog: Weekly Update
Pseudolonewolf
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I keep trying to explain that temperaments and 'personality' are not the same thing. This comes up again and again and I keep having to think of ever more relatable analogies to explain the concept, but so often they just go ignored, go over peoples' heads...
I can't say I'm in the mood to go on and on about this today though, for the umpteenth time...

I should point out though that is in no way whatsoever 'better than' , as if it's some stage you would evolve towards by developing as a person. It's most certainly not any more 'mature'. People mature while staying within their temperaments, again like building muscles while keeping their skeleton the same, or growing older but staying the same race. I really wish this wasn't such a difficult concept to grasp...

I do want to point out though that I've been studying temperaments for years and I wrote the page about them here; I have a solid understanding of the concept. You seem to have only just come across them, but seem to be making statements of fact about them to me.
Blog: Weekly Update
Pseudolonewolf
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Oh how I love Fig Hunter... -_-

But yes, Mr 16-year-old male, I am aware that temperaments are neither science nor even 'facts'-based; they're not straight-jackets either, and they're very vague so that two people with the same temperament needn't even be very similar in terms of 'personality' for the concept to still apply.
Many stories for example might have a Hero, a paragon of virtue, battling a omnicidal maniac who wants to destroy everything. Nobody would say their personalities are particularly alike, even if their temperaments are.

The whole 'do temperaments change?' thing has been a constant question for me for the years that I've been studying this, and so far it seems that they don't; or at the very least, they aren't *fluid*. If they do change, it's not something that happens frequently, and not to everyone.
I used the example of a person changing their body but not their bones because that seems to be what I've observed. Personalities change - only a fool would deny that - but 'temperament' and 'personality' aren't synonymous.
My personality changes from year to year, and my moods, views and outlook from day to day, but my temperaments have been the same all my life.
It's probably because temperament is likely decided by the way the brain is built or something, which is why children display personality traits different from their siblings at early ages even if they're raised in exactly the same way.

This is all very much an open-ended question for me at the moment and I wasn't meant to be speaking as if anything I said was Fact... but I have many reasons to believe that 'temperaments' - in the sense that I use that concept - don't change freely, like every day or every week, and to think that they do is to misunderstand the particular concept of temperaments. This concept loses any practical use if you get all airy-fairy and philosophical about how nothing can be true or right or fact in psychology or things like that.
Blog: Weekly Update
Pseudolonewolf
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A person's temperaments do not change, or at least not freely. Personalities change, but the underlying temperaments do not. It's like how a man might lift weights to gain muscles, go out in the sun to get a tan, etc, but this won't change his height or the shape of his bones beneath the flesh. He can change his outward appearance, but only within certain limits, and it takes a lot of effort.
If you think that you've magically changed temperaments over the course of a few days due to shifting moods or a shifting outlook, that shows a lack of understanding of the temperaments. Getting a tan doesn't make you Black. A muscly woman (or a tomboy) doesn't become a man.
Blog: That introvert site thing
Pseudolonewolf
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These kinds of heartless monsters should be locked up and denied all access to the internet, I think.
Forum: To Do List
Pseudolonewolf
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Oh, that idea was too difficult for me to bother with, I decided, so it's completely scrapped now with no plans to do anything similar any time soon.
Blog: That introvert site thing
Pseudolonewolf
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It would appear that this is !!  cesar, who was banned, and his bio is hardly pleasant so I think I'll ban this account too, yes.
Blog: That introvert site thing
Pseudolonewolf
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I really am hoping to foster an environment free of confrontation, criticism, and *competition* and things like that... A place where people don't have to feel frustrated or threatened by the aggressive egos of others... So I don't know...
Blog: That introvert site thing
Pseudolonewolf
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You're far too young to join the site anyway, and apparently far more extroverted than the people it's aimed at.
Everyone, I imagine, is 'sometimes' something that might be called 'introverted'... I just hope that loads of extroverts don't join because 'I can sort of be shy sometimes maybe when I'm not going to parties or shouting in peoples' faces'.
Blog: That introvert site thing
Pseudolonewolf
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I really would prefer calm, gentle, supportive people rather than potentially aggressive, critical, confrontational ones, because of the atmosphere that I want the site to have...
I'm also hesitant to invite people who only just meet the age requirement; I'd rather invite people who are quite a bit older than that, at least at the moment.