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House Construction - Qualified Perceptions
House Construction
harrock has moved from deconstruction to construction on the third floor. Well, there was the electrical stuff before, but now it's into drywall. ilhander helped with the Great Shopping and Carrying, and drywall has begun to magically coat the upstairs.

Here's some pictures of the framing that the drywall will be going on. Unfortunately, they don't make it very clear, but there's basically these erector-set scaffolds built just inside where the wall will be.

Current Mood: cheerful less headachey
Current Music: Barenaked Ladies

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dpolicar From: dpolicar Date: November 22nd, 2004 12:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm intrigued by the third-floor deconstruction. Was the third floor previously subject to legitimate interpretations surrounding authorial intent?
firstfrost From: firstfrost Date: November 22nd, 2004 12:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
The third floor was previously (I think) legitimately interpreted as a bedroom-with-closet, plus another random room. Or as two random rooms with a Fishtank Containment Unit in between. Having no preference for a fishtank, or a second spare bedroom, we decided that the closet-cum-fishtank-storage-area was just not a useful structural feature.

(I tried to draw a sketch of the floor plan, but it failed badly, with everything being about the same size).
kirisutogomen From: kirisutogomen Date: November 23rd, 2004 08:14 am (UTC) (Link)

Third Floor Reader-Response

harrock has enunciated a brilliant and influential challenge to the misguided notion of the strangulation of the third floor by metatextual sign-systems. The third floor does not have at its core some mythical autotelic Platonic ideal of puppet-show space. The semiotics of the third floor are not some sterile, moribund collection of hoary old conventions. Rather, harrock demonstrates that the meaning of the third floor is a living, changing entity, inextricably entwined with the personalities of the residents of < href="http://web.mit.edu/boojum/Pix/House/">10 Lester Terrace</a>.

Not precisely unstable, but more accurately described as metastable, the binary opposition of the third floor is an excited-state-to-ground-state transition with asymmetric quantum numbers. The ideal reader harrock reveals the energy trap of the fishtank storage area as a privilege of intermediate half-life, decaying into a newly stable configuration, transforming the dualist ambivalence of the author into a Hegelian synthesis.
mijven From: mijven Date: November 22nd, 2004 02:19 pm (UTC) (Link)

And are you opening this up to the general viewing public in two weekends? (No, we're not likely to come... but Sweetie did say it wasn't impossible. ;)
firstfrost From: firstfrost Date: November 23rd, 2004 09:07 am (UTC) (Link)
There's still two weekends to work on it! :)
(housewarming the 12th, time to get mail out about it)
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