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Subject:You're not a poet and you don't even know it.
Time:11:48 am
I'm so sick of people showing me their 'poetry.'  They get all bashful and assure me that it isn't very good and I start to get anxious about reading it, not because I suspect it's going to 'touch' me on some spiritual or emotional level but because I know they are actually correct in their false protestation that it isn't very good but also that they are secretly proud of the drivel they are about to show me. But like a jackass I always read it-- whining about pain and broken hearts and the supposedly uplifting contrived advice set to rhyming ditcionary-induced lyrical catatonia-- and I smile stiffly and lie to their face like they want me to.

"Wow! I didn't know you could write stuff like this!"

You all suck.  And if you think you're a good poet, you probably suck worse than most.  If you write poetry, you should be genuinely embarrassed by it.  I'm not saying I've never felt downtrodden and written a few lines of shitty poetry here and there but I am actually sincerely embarrassed by it and do not wish anyone to read my shame.  However, I can recognize real poetry.  Trust me, there are no Emily Dickinsons or Yeateses in your town, not even any Maya Angelous or Leonard Cohens, not in your town, and certainly not in your house, living your life!
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Time:03:02 am
For those who love Contemporary art...
... this is society of fans and visitors of Contemporary art museum - KIASMA, situated in the center of Helsinki. Everybody who's interesting in the modern and contemporary arts in common are also welcomed! Working languages: Finnish and English.

http://community.livejournal.com/kiasma_fans
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Subject:new member
Time:10:51 am
well, i'm a new member, and no-one's posted in this comm for ages, so i hope there're people still out there.

um, i come from a whole group of elitists (i go to one of the best schools (academically) in the state), and we pretty much all despise the masses, but are also bourgeois. well, its not our fault. hypocrisy is human.

so i'm pretty much an intellectualy elitist, but not in the way that "if you havent read the literature i like i will hate you" (but if you havent read/seen shakespeare, i dont think we could be friends), but if you're just an idiot about things like stem cell cloning, or recycled water (thats an issue right now in australia, where i live), or all you talk about is boys, or stuff like that, i will turn up my nose at you.

what about the rest of you?
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Time:06:24 pm
Hah! Marvelous community! I can't help but feel slightly odd that I'm embracing such a thing, but it does make me grin.

It's not so much the literature I read--though the more pretentious it is, the better. Hmm, currently I'm into Haruki Murakami though. Good stuff. So yes, it's not about the literature, but rather the outlook on life. Something I've come to realise in recent years, is that many people are just... wrong, about many things. It's annoying. Closed minded fools... so this seems a good place to be. With other elitists. :S

Ahem. XD
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Subject:w00t
Time:12:46 pm
Hello, elitists. I was just wondering what foreign languages and literature you enjoy.

I do Sanskrit, will be starting Japanese and am trying to decide between Greek and Latin. I'm really into classical philology. I even did some Middle Egyptian Hieroglyphs. I've also been known to be quite literate in 1337 and bullshitting.

In terms of literature, I'm a huge fan of Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Love in the Time of Cholera has to be my favorite work of literature ever. I'm also a huge fan of Toni Morrison, who I simply find amazing. Some other assorted great that I've come across/want to read into more deeply are Yukio Mishima, Vladmir Nabokov (it's a shame that English was his second language and his use of it far surpasses many home-grown Americans I know. -_-), J.D. Salinger, Chinua Achebe and others. I really can't read as much as I used to because college keeps me busy. *sigh*

So yeah. I just want to get a taste of what elitists enjoy. This should be a fun place to hang out.

If you friend me, I'm sure you're worthy enough for me to friend you back. =)
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Time:03:09 pm
we're back!
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Current Music:Crash - Gwen Stafani
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Time:07:35 pm
Current Mood:energeticenergetic
Hi!!

My name is Emily and this community sounded interesting!! I think I'm fabulous haha, as I guess we all do and I have a tendency to be fairly outspoken in many comical forms!!!! What else.....I'm 20, a english lit major in my third year at university. And I'm from the hotspot city of Vancouver, Canada!!! Anyone feel free to check out my lj and add me to their friends list, I'll add you back as well :)

*kiss*kiss*
em
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Subject:Want some Extreme Elitism?
Time:09:33 pm
Current Mood:amusedamused
Check out my journal . . . for a new way to make fun of those below you every day!
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Time:02:27 am
I hope this community has some active users...can I get an acknowledgment comment from anyone else who's active?
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Time:05:47 pm
I'm pretty sure I'm a total elitist about film. I don't like most of what has ever come out of Hollywood. My friends and every girlfriend I've had can't see movies with me socially, because I dont seem to like anything.

Oh, and I think Im morally superior to most people...
...does that help?
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Time:05:04 pm
Current Mood:confusedconfused
where did everybody go?
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Subject:wickedrhapsody's Post Reply
Time:02:11 am
I'm going to put this one in a seperate entry, because I can not say enough about this guy.

I skimmed the replies to wicked's post and I caught the word "fictional", which made me start thinking about a ton of random fictional characters I've read about in books.

For those of you who read raised-lettering airport novels (of which I am a habitual offender), read Lincoln Child and Douglas Preston's books: most of them center around bizarrely graphic murder mystery cases. The Relic (and its sequel: Reliquary), Still Life with Crows, and Brimstone, to name a few. They don't center around this character wholly, but personally? I've had a crush on this fictional character ever since I read Still Life with Crows.
His name is Aloysius Pendergast. He's an FBI agent, and very mysterious. He grew up in New Orleans (I believe; unless I have my facts wrong) in a very very old money family. Extremely well-educated. A terrific shot, plus his skills are directly holmesian but with a much less conservative perspective. His whole family is wound up in secrets, and he, although initially somewhat creepy, is very much like the "good side" of the last bearers of his family's name: his brother and him.

Pendergast's brother is a terrifying serial killer that wants a worthy adversary -- a man that matches his intellect, creativity, etc..., and Aloysius Pendergast, his brother, is this "worth adversary."

I'm waiting with bated breath for the book that depicts how this all will play out. For more info, click the link.

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0446576972/qid=1118129128/sr=8-1/ref=pd_csp_1/103-6449970-4859866?v=glance&s=books&n=507846
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Subject:On Being "Elite"
Time:12:18 pm
Due to the nature of the discussions plaguing this community of late, I have decided to take the initiative and expand on both what the term "elite" means and how we all fit into it. According to Merriam Webster:
    elite: n. [ from the French élite, from Old French eslite, from feminine of eslit, past participle of eslire "to choose", from Latin eligere ]
    a. the best of a class
    b. the superior part of society
    c. a group who by virtue of position or education exercise much power or influence.
Being elite is not just about thinking you are better than everyone. That's just self-importance, "an exaggerated estimate of one's own importance, arrogant or pompous behavior".

Being elite is not saying you are better and not listening to people who disagree. Being elite is being better. Being elite is having more, knowing more, and, most importantly, being more.

Furthermore, I would like to state that I am appalled at the petty arguments and general lack of education of some of the people commenting here. I do not think their language is appropriate or their thoughts well-documented.

Unfortunately, this community is not here to check everyone's pedigree on the Social Registry. It's here to be used as a forum to discuss those random situations that befall us that vex or amuse us, the crème de la crème of this good society.

So let's forget this rather ridiculous self-importance that seems to have infected everyone here and share something interesting, shall we?
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Subject:i am not an actual elitist, BUT....
Time:04:46 pm
i probably should start thinking like one, as apparently i'm fucking amazing in just about everything i do. i can outdo most human beings, and i can't even walk. beat that, niggers. p.s. the term "nigger" is to be taken by me as a term defined as "an ignorant person", not the racist term. fuck racists, and fuck you. especially if you sympathize or empathize with racism.
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Time:04:55 pm
Okay, here's my go at creating some interesting discussion in this community.

I would like you all to tell me about an elitist, dead or living. OTHER than yourselves, if you please. Tell me what it is (or was) about this person that makes (or made) them an elitist. Feel free (in fact, feel encouraged) to be as controversial as you wish, because hopefully this will give birth to some good, healthy arguing. Always fun, you know.

Pax.
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Time:01:00 pm
know what sucks about this community? People just introduce temselves as "elitists" (highly questionable in some cases, might i add) and then...thats it. no discussion. nothing thats actually interesting, really. just "Im an elitist because blah blah blah". and then they sit back smugly, apparently expecting everyone to be highly offended or something by their obviously contrived snobbery. "I'm so bad I'm cool" they think, "everyone will be in awe, I'm scandalous!"

If we really ARE elitists, we should probably have some sort of standards regarding the people we allow to join us. Am I alone in thinking this?
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Time:01:31 am
Current Mood:contemplativecontemplative
Well,
Everyone else's entries listed recently have described why they think they are either elitists or elite, now I normally don't adopt the sheep attitude of following the crowd but I decided that it would be appropriate here.
I have been described as an elitist because I have standards. Standards that people around me fall short of. Now I'm all for the 'each to their own attitude', for if people didn't do their own thing, what could I possibly measure myself against to know that indeed I have surpassed them in life?
Somebody said to me the other day that 'money can't buy happiness'. Now I may change my attitude as I grow but from where I'm sitting, I'd rather be miserable in luxury than happy and destitute. The latter would never happen though, as I could never be happy living a Bohemean existance in an ex housing commission suburb with laminex on my benches and lifting lino on my floors. I quite like my sprawling home by the beach thank you kindly. I like to be able to go out and flitter away a few hundred dollars to make myself feel better if I feel down, retail therapy is so under-rated. The only people who say that 'money can't buy happiness' are the poor and the delluded.
By no means am I lonely, nor is money my primary means of attracting a partner. I do so based on my own charm and attraction that I exude over men. Though I am cautious of gold diggers, I've been the victim of one before, two took a few misappropriated a few thousand dollars from me and fled.
This is why I'm elitist. By no means am I so vapid as a whole, I like to think I'm a well rounded person. However this appears to be a forum for me to vent my elitism into a friendly environment where it will be accepted to some exent.
It's nice to be among friends.

~Cam
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Time:02:59 pm
Hi all
This is my first time writing anything in this community so I'd like to say hey.
Be forewarned that my posts may not be for the light hearted, I'm, well, an elitist really.
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Time:03:31 am
go see this... this is the funniest thing EVER.

http://www.albinoblacksheep.com/flash/end.php
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Time:08:38 pm
Today I wore Prada and everyone was jealous.
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