Candide —
Journal for Architectural Knowledge

Candide No. 3 — 12/2010 — Fiction

Jimenez Lai
On Types of Seductive Robustness.

This is a twelve-page storyline about unreasonable actions in the Context of Knowledge. Two detectives interrogate a man for making love to an unfamiliar and grotesque figure. The man is accused of having violated the Parameter of Conduct, which is punishable by law. The charge against the man is: conspiracy to commit cynicism against the Context of Knowledge. He attributes his mistake to a type of seduction that overpowered his objective reasoning, and is eventually pardoned. The act between man and figure is overlooked, while the seductive qualities of the grotesque figure are chronicled in the Archive of Intuition. What was once anomalous is now welcomed as part of ethos, syntax, and zeitgeist.

Candide No. 3, 12/2010

Pages 89–104