Today an eschatonical storm is raging of which the result is the hoisting of rhetoric by its own petard. By using new internet technology anyone at any time can wash the last grains of truth away in the deadly embrace of sensation. Its profusion drove everyone in the genre out of their minds.
DOGME 2015 counters all hope of absolution by the presentation of an indisputable set of rules known as THE VOW OF ZEALOTRY.
THE VOW OF ZEALOTRY
I swear to submit to the following set of rules drawn up and confirmed by DOGME 2015:
- Broadsides must be launched on location before linking by File 770. Sockpuppets must not be brought in (if a particular sock is necessary for the polemic, a comment thread must be chosen where this sock is to be found).
- The sound and the fury must never be produced apart from the scrimmages or vice versa. (Filk must not be used unless it occurs where the havoc is being wrought.)
- The post must be vitriolic. Any venom or acrimony attainable at hand is permitted.
- The insult must be colorful. Careful deliberation is not acceptable. (If there are too few likes for exposure the screenshot must be posted or a kitten picture must be attached to the comment.)
- Identifying implicit assumptions is forbidden.
- The post must not contain superficial activism. (Boycotts, litigation, etc. must occur.)
- Temporal and geographical alienation are forbidden. (All that matters is right now in the good old U. S. of A.)
- Genre authors are expendable.
- The post format must have ALL CAPS and strikethrough.
- The cabal must not be credited.
Furthermore I swear as a writer to refrain from dissenting viewpoints! I am no longer an artist, and I regard the blog cycle as more important than the whole. My supreme goal is to alienate readers. I swear to do so by all the means available and at the cost of any good taste and any aesthetic considerations.
Thus I make my VOW OF ZEALOTRY.
Sunday 7 June 2015
On behalf of DOGME 2015
Lars von Terrier