window: "The basic idea behind the computer
use of the window metaphor is that, at any given time,
is more going
on than what can be shown on the screen. The user can
only engage actively with one process at a time, and
one or two
more, but it is the concurrent operation of a number
of different processes, both seen and unseen, that determines
state of the system and keeps the computer operating." M-L
Ryan, "Cyberage Narratology: Computers, Metaphor, and Narrative." In,
D. Harman, Narratologies. Columbus, OH., 1999. p.125.
storks: The bulbar (bulb) of the brain's limbic system,
composed, basically, of the cerebellum, medulla and pons, is responsible
for many involuntary functions that keep us alive. It also coordinates
kind of ritualistic pacing is known as stereotypy. The repetitive
motions are mechanical, and they have no apparent function or goal.
Relentless walking while oblivious to one's surroundings is a sign
of unrest, even turmoil, common to human beings as well as captive
animals." G. Thorp, Caught in Fading Light.
New York, 2002. p.5.
friend of mine: Personal correspondence from F.
Lasay. email@example.com. August 23, 2001.
people, the Haida, are the only ones in the habit of tattooing their
whole bodies---wrists, arms, breast, back, legs, and feet--the design
being conventional representations of animals, the 'crest' of the
person on whom they are tattooed. The tattooing is done by puncture
and by rubbing soot into the wounds. The patterns are exactly analogous
to the paintings and carvings of those people. Tattooing is not unknown
to the neighboring tribes, but chiefly confined to marks on the wrists
and eventually on the ankles. Such designs are found, for instance,
among the Tsemshian. Tattooing on the arm and breast is also found
among the Nutkas [nuu-chah-nolh] of the west coast of Vancouver Island,
but in this case it is connected with religious practices, not with
the social organization--the totems of the people--as it is among
the Haidas." F. Boas, "Tattooing of the Haida." In,
A. Jonaitis, Editor, A Wealth of Thought: Franz Boas on Native
American Art. Seattle, WA., 1995. p.38.
people," is what the sixteenth century Spanish conquistadors
called natives of the Western Visayan islands of The Philippines. "An
anonymous manuscript dated 1590, and later acquired by Charles R.
Boxer (hence known as the Boxer Codex), includes illustrations of
these resplendently tattooed peoples. It later became clear that
the body marks were not painted on, as the Spanish description suggested,
but were applied via the tattooing practice of puncturing the dermis
and inserting pigment to create an indelible design. Some scholars
think that tattooing was born of even earlier kinds of body decoration.
Such practices of smearing the skin with mud, pulp, waxes and oils
were likely multi-purpose: to evade predators, to evoke the preening
of birds and beasts, to mark a rise in rank." www.Filipinoheritag,com/