"Static and Ecstatic language: the names themselves conjure up images of epochal forces at play. On the one hand, you have the Static, with its connotations of a firm, unbending, mortal coil and, more than this, an idea of interference, a clutter of designs and desires that ammounts to a rigid body of noise. On the other hand, the Ecstatic, in all its pure, Utopic delight, a confluence of pure meaning and pure desire. But although it may seem like a bloody dualism, a struggle to the death (or life!), the truth is actually quite the opposite. You see, Static and Ecstatic language are actually confederates, partners in a mortal struggle -- the struggle to wrestle life from dead language -- and one is but an aspect of the other."

--Raymond Chronic, Static vs. Ecstatic language