Taking the Fourth
By ice rivers
The writer is in control of his universe and knows everything about everybody that he creates as well as what will happen in the future and what has happened in the past.
Omniscient sort of means know it all.
The writer is like God.
I don’t think the writer truly knows everything about every character that he writes about. I know for sure that
Gambar is way beyond me.
I do know, however, that I have power over my characters. I can make them fall in love. I can make them fly. I can make them crawl. I can make them time travel back to Troy to catch the battle between Hector and Achilles.
I can make them disappear.
I don’t know everything about them but I do know that they have to do whatever I want whenever I want to whomever I want whoever they are.
I’m not omniscient.
Let’s drop the idea of omniscience and bring in the concept of omnipotence when describing point of view.
So if the omnipotent point of view is more realistic than the omniscient point of view, then the anti-thesis is also available.
Introducing the omnincompetent point of view.
This is the point of view I find most interesting to attain in my writing.
I love writing about and from the perspective of an author who may or may not be me who is writing to an audience who may or may not be you about a person who may or may not be me or you or anybody but resembles everybody
That author is named Ice Rivers.
Rivers tends to write incompetently about incompetent characters whose incompetence may or may not be merely a product of Ice's incompetence as a writer which I, who may or may not be Ice, analyze incompetently like a vanquished ancient God on a broken machine transported on ornate square wheels that I am randomly re-inventing with every breakdown
It’s simple really
First person speaker.
Second person spoken to
Third person spoken about
Fourth person…fictitious person speaking about a real person who is speaking about persons who may be either fictitious or actual and doing so incompetently
or should I say
with great humanity.
And humor...for God sake...always humor.
Yet to describe this point of view as humorous is as superfluous as describing life as a carnival.
Call fourth person anything except humorous.
Fail to recognize the obvious then shoot the engineer.
Then gather false hope and wait till next year.