the World’s Oldest Profession - InterNet Era
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the World’s Oldest Profession - InterNet Era
The Interesting Thing about the Term “Hipster” is that, in representing Self-Scorn ( at an, Often subConscious, Awareness of One’s Own inAuthenticity ), the Minute you use the Term, you become it: Only a Hipster is Hip enough to know how to apply the Term “Hipster”, ie: a Conservative Commentator who bemoans “Hipsters” is as Authentic as a Closet HomoSxual opposes Gay Marriage. One becomes a “Hipster” by Virtue of understanding and mimicking Certain More or Less Subtle Social Cues, in Dress, Speech, Diet, etc, of which the Term “Hipster” is One of them. You catch Hipsterism as if a disEase the Minute it enters your Lexicon: People who don’t know what a Hipster is would call a Hipster “Young / Youthful” “Artist / Artsy” “Fashionable / Trendy”; PEOPLE WHO USE THE TERM “HIPSTER”, WETHER THEY ARE USING IT TO DEFINE “NOT HIPSTER” OR “HIPSTER”, BECOME HIPSTERS, which is why you will Often hear a Youngish Person interested in the Arts claim she doesn’t know what a Hipster is – this False-Naiveté makes that Hipster … wait for it … inAuthentic Precisely in her Attempt to be seen as Authentic, which is … wait for it … the Mark of a Hipster!
What happens when Andrea Coates takes a One month break from blogging? She comes back atchya with a 37 page essay that is probably her Best post of All Time, and quite possibly one of the Last. ANDREA THE WITCH-DOCTOR ::::: Psychoanalysis and Drugs, music and All your Favorite Alt Lit Stars :::::::: http://andreacoates.blogspot.ca/2013/09/andrea-witch-doctor.html
I’m breaking up with Social Media. Or, we’re taking Some Time apart. To see how we feel about One anOther. Like with Any Addiction, I think, the Trick is to break the Cycle. OnLine Social Media having been my Primary Means of Socialization for the Past Year, having kept an inCredibly Rigorous, Reality-distorting Web Presence since the Release of Throw the Tao Lin in Jan 2012, I need to take a Moment ( or Several ) to remind mySelf that I xist and that my Life is Valid outside of what is said about me on the Net.
An Essay about All of these Things. Lift the Curtain.
I wrote an Essay about my NEW FAVORITEST BLOG - The Last Psychiatrist. Okay, the Essay is More about me than The Last Psychiatrist, but isn’t that the Point when you go to Therapy? To talk about yourSelf? To learn from it? And if I learn, is that not Proof of the Psychiatrist’s Talent?
Psychiatry, media, science, philosophy, war.
This is my New Favorite Blog. This Guy’s inSights into Bull-Shit Feminism are Fucking Brilliant. I sent him a Letter because I HAVE to know what he thinks of me / my Blog.
I am Brazenly, Bizarrely Lustful. I am flirting with EveryOne I am also calling Hypocrite and Fool. Can you understand that True Love doesn’t spare you the Knowledge that will help you grow? While you ignore me, I plot to finagle you into my Orgy. Now which One of us is More Fun even if Openly Meaner? Orgy is a Very General Term. I want Only for you to reveal your Brightest Skin. Hypocrisy’s Bad for the Soul’s Complxion. The World is Complx and Capable of being Two Things at Once. The Trick is recognizing and acknowledging All Sides as they coincide.
I am Happy to contribute to the Marie Calloway Meme. Buy her Book! Write Articles about her! But please don’t say that what purpose did I serve in your life is a Great American Novel or a Triumph of Feminist Fiction or AnyThing along those Lines ( Okay, you can say whatever you want, whatever you feel, I just wish you wouldn’t say these Saccharine Things because ). It’s not. It’s an inTeresting Xperiment by an underDeveloped Author who Badly needs to work on her Prose. It Subtly and Overtly reaffirms Patriarchal Supremacy in the Arts by owing its Publication not to its Literary Virtuosity but to its Author’s Gossipy Sx Life. When you say what purpose did I serve in your life is a “positive thing for girls” you are being duped, to the Patriarchy’s Advantage, into thinking SomeThing is Feminist just cause a Lady made it and is getting Publicity for making it. Heaping Praise on Ultimately regressive ( for its Success, which Marie Calloway has not spoken out against - yes I want Marie Calloway to speak out against her Own Success. I want her to recognize she owes her Particular Success to the Very Systemic Misogyny she is Supposedly trying to fight - if not its Honest Content ) Mediocrity will make you look like a Fool and will make the Author of said Ultimately regressive Mediocrity Complacent. A Heads up.
Rad British Lit Savant Dan Halloway on the Hidden Potential for Mainstream Publishing in the onLine World of Alt Lit. He says Some Really Nice Things about me. :) :)
what purpose did i serve in your life reViewed by the Most Trenchant Critic in Alt Lit. Longer, Deeper * Winky Face * than Any reView yet on the Web. Enjoy.
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