Does it bug you to have your work scattered across tumblr, Facebook, Twitter, and Flickr with duplicates on some networks but not on others? It would bug me.
THIS IS A GOOD QUESTION! I FEEL LIKE BOTH MY WRITING AND VISUAL ART HAVE A SORT OF INTERNAL DISCONTINUITY, SO IT MAKES SENSE THAT THE WAY THEY ARE PRESENTED WOULD ALSO BE INCONSISTENT. IT’S NOT A STRATEGY THOUGH. IM CAPRICIOUS, AND MOSTLY POST THINGS ON THESE VARIOUS PLATFORMS WHEN I REMEMBER I ACTUALLY HAVE THEM.
NOT COINCIDENTALLY, I STOPPED THINKING OF MYSELF AS “CLEVER” AROUND THE SAME TIME I STOPPED VALUING CLEVERNESS
IT USED TO MATTER, BUT THEN SUDDENLY IT DIDN’T
A DEEP CONVICTION I MUST HAVE BEEN CARRYING A LONG TIME FINALLY BORE OUT INTO THE LIGHT: THAT NO ONE WAS TRULY AND ACTUALLY CLEVER ON EARTH, THAT REAL CLEVERNESS REQUIRED A KIND OF PERCEPTUAL FREEDOM WE’D NEVER REACH, TRAPPED AS WE ARE IN BODIES WITH ONLY FIVE, MODERATELY ACUTE SENSES AND LIMITED STORAGE CAPACITY
I REASSESSED OUR COLLECTIVE POTENTIAL AND ROUNDED US DOWN
PARTLY BECAUSE OF THIS AND PARTLY BECAUSE OF THE ESSENTIAL TEDIUM OF THE PRACTICE, I DISMISSED IT
CLEVERNESS IS A DISPLAY AND THUS NOT ONLY REQUIRES AN AUDIENCE BUT, WORSE, BECOMES THE KIND OF PERFORMANCE THAT IS EXPECTED
A PERSONALITY LIKE A JOB YOU’VE ACCIDENTALLY HIRED YOURSELF TO PERFORM
THE GOOD NEWS
THERE ARE PARTS OF YOURSELF THAT YOU AUTOMATICALLY THROW AWAY IN AN EMERGENCY
AND HALLELUJAH IT IS POSSIBLE TO LIVE IN THE FIRST PART OF THE 21ST CENTURY OF THIS EARTH AS IF YOU’RE PERPETUALLY IN AN EMERGENCY
A little birdie told me that your not capable of looking after yourself, only drawing pictures of bugs, and fantasising about having sex with a horse. Is that true? Also, they said that stealing is what you like to do, in exchange for being shot one day. Truth?