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Wed, Jul. 29th, 2009 11:24 am
Mister narrative of the decade

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imomus
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imomus
Wed, Jul. 29th, 2009 10:42 am (UTC)

Yeah, I could've made a thousand bucks writing this for a magazine. If there were any left.


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Alex à Paris
Wed, Jul. 29th, 2009 10:46 am (UTC)

I was going to say something like, "This seems like a rejected piece!" or something like that.

I still get excited when new books come out. I hope that never goes away, but I'm thinkin' it will, pretty darn soon.


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imomus
Wed, Jul. 29th, 2009 10:56 am (UTC)

I think if you'd told me, back in futur-tastic 1999, that books were what would be exciting me most in ten years, I'd have tapped my head and whistled!


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Alex à Paris
Wed, Jul. 29th, 2009 11:31 am (UTC)

It's sort of sad to think that it's probably only because they cost more than music or movies, which are essentially, free (the irrational idea that things that cost more, give more pleasure ala Dan Ariely) . I love me my library, but I always rack up giant late fees and every time I bring back an art book that's worth something and tell them, "this needs to be restored", they take it out of circulation. Sigh.

1999 - I remember d/l-ing a cruddy shareware MP3 encoder and having a copy of "On the Floor at the Boutique" on a ZIp disk. I spent a scholarship on books and CD's. I really enjoyed seeing and making artsy websites.

I don't think things like the Kindle have very far to go where a risk/benefit analysis will sway me to get one, but it will be a strange world indeed to not have specifically lascivious books strewn about the bedroom in exactly the right place. Eh, it's not like I actually ask girls up to see my etchings or anything.

So, maybe books are exciting. I guess they're more exciting than trying to have a conversation about a book, but realizing the person you're talking to has never seen the book, but had only seen the film adaptation.

Call me a curmudgeon, but iPhones have killed any sort of intense social gathering in loud, dark places. When is that point where the world you know, became the world that was and the world that is, make no sense? I'm only twenty eight and it already seems that way. This feeling gets worse, doesn't it?




Edited at 2009-07-29 11:31 am (UTC)


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(Anonymous)
Wed, Jul. 29th, 2009 01:05 pm (UTC)

Aren't you really only excited by books now because you're finally writing them?


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