This is the final back coverup of the cross, with color enhancements and little decorative bits around the edges of the phoenix. Circa summer 2012. In a year or two, it'll be time to save up for the leg piece, one part of which will, for certain, be a drawing of Templeton from Charlotte's Web, as its name has given me much of my strength.
I'm gonna make e2 my writing project after grad school ends this summer. I forget how much of my nourishment came from writing, or reading the writing of others. Even if my own writing isn't very good, it's meaningful just to write.
Someone gotta fill these:
i'm leaving teethmarks on your striptease
It's easier to drink on an empty stomach than to eat on a broken heart
I pray to God you don't look at me. You pray to God I don't look back.
we meet on the street for the first time every day
We jammers are a loose global network of artists, activists, green entrepreneurs, media-literacy teachers, downshifters, reborn Lefties, high school shit-disturbers, campus rabble-rousers, dropouts, incorrigibles, poets, philosophers, ecofeminists. We cover the spectrum from the cool intellectual middle to the violent lunatic fringe, from Raging Grannies who chant doggerel at protests to urban guerrillas who stage wild street parties. We are ecological economists, TV jammers, ethical investors. We paint our own bike lanes, reclaim streets, "skull" Calvin Klein ads and paste GREASE stickers on tables and trays at McDonald's restaurants. We organize swap-meets, rearrange items on supermarket shelves, make our software available free on the Net and generally apply ourselves to the daily business of getting consumer culture to bite its own tail. We're idealists, anarchists, guerrilla tacticians, hoaxers, pranksters, neo-Luddites, malcontents and punks. We're the ragtag remnants of oppositional culture - what's left of the revolutionary impulse in the jaded fin de millĂ©nium atmosphere of postmodernity in which revolution is said to no longer be possible. What we share is an overwhelming rage against consumer capitalism and a vague sense that our time has come to act as a collective force.
On the simplest level, we are a growing band of people who have given up on the American dream.
It is for eeyore14 that Mark Twain quotes appear here.
You can find in a text whatever you bring, if you will stand between it and the mirror of your imagination.
- "A Fable"
Quizro says: Templeton, you have always seemed to me to be the one who has lived the concept of E2 as a community to its fullest. Including friendships and, of course, romance.
Wow. I mean, wow.
Book list of books I want to read:
The Dumb Ox, G.K. Chesterton
Brave New World Revisited, Huxley
The Transparent Society, David Brin
Banker to the Poor, Muhammad Yunus
Big Sur and the Oranges of Hieronymus Bosch, Henry Miller
Deathbird Stories, Shatterday, The Beast that Shouted Love at the Heart of the World, Harlan Ellison
The Slave and the Free, Holdfast Chronicles, Suzy McKee Charnas
Backlash, Susan Faludi
Manifesta, Jennifer Baumgardner and Amy Richards
House of Leaves, Mark Z. Danielewski
The Favourite Game, Leonard Cohen
Backlash, Stiffed, Susan Faludi
Mockingbird, Sean Stewart
Midnight's Children, Salman Rushdie
Cat's Eye or The Blind Assassin, Edible Woman, Margaret Atwood
Heat, William Goldman
Tuesdays with Morrie, Mitch Albom
A Canticle for Leibowitz
Restoring the Lost Constitution : The Presumption of Liberty
Angles by OSC
Oryx and Crake
The Handmaid's Tale
You are unceasingly amazing and one of the primary reasons I've been around as long as I have. Much love to you, ma'am.
I love you too, sillyhead