[If the difference between the troll and the analyst is a difference between neurosis and perversion, then this is because the troll seeks to wound the other with which he engages, seeking to rescue that other from a terrifying jouissance that would destroy his status as a subject, thereby seeking to return his interlocutor to his status as a subject of lack or desire, whereas the analyst seeks not to wound, but to reveal the functioning of a jouissance within the economy of his interlocutor (this jouissance, of course, being what must be excluded in order for the discourse to maintain itself or perpetuate itself). Random Thoughts on Lacanian Discourse Theory: Dejan as Analyst
from Larval Subjects . by larvalsubjects]
[another quick point on trolls/grey vampires
Trolls are easy to recognize: they don’t need to be sniffed out, you just need to avoid interacting with them, which can also be hard because they tend to be such sneaks about choosing situations where it’s hard not to respond.” Later, after posting this, I asked myself: what exactly are those situations that trolls tend to choose?
from Object-Oriented Philosophy - Aug 3, 2009 10:36 PM]
The obvious difference is that many/most internet trolls flourish behind the screen of a pseudonym, whereas it’s obviously quite hard to do this in normal intellectual life... The troll is someone who enters into dialogue solely with the gesture of putting the other person on the defensive, while tacitly pretending that they have no need ever to play defense themselves.
from Object-Oriented Philosophy - Jun 15, 2009 5:06 PM]
Some tips on online etiquettes. [TNM]