What she discovered, after experimenting for several months, was that she could slip out from under the gaze of that part of her by telling it that it was silly, just superstition. She would run wild, tasting freedom on her lips like it was fresh blood. She would pretend to be made of [...]
Category Archives: Jetsam
Three children try to figure out how to dispose of a corpse in the Big City. Hilarity ensues.
At this rate, I’ll die with no hands or teeth.
Then, much later, the universe ended in heat death.
What I need, what will do me a lot of good, is a good night’s sleep and a little humility.
Not sure what was going on here. The paragraph is in quotes, so I think it may supposed to be read as ‘overheard in New York’ or a parody of Lacanian-influenced (Butlerian?) jargon.
“Postmodernism attempts to solve the problem of cultural rape with a policy of universal castration, equalizing all narratives by reducing them to [...]
As I’ve said, everyone was always talking about hipsters. And gentrification.
WHAT IS THE DYSTOPIA I’M REALLY AFRAID OF
The world moves so fast the only people who can stay on top of it are plugged into it all the time + are controlled by it.
Leaving a lot of things behind [People behind] which [...]
Everyone was talking about hipsters a few years ago. But nobody was asking the question, “What if the hipsters take over?”
A hipster dystopia
The elite are all unique, “authentic” — have their individuality conspicuous, nothing commodified, everything tied to background.
They meet somebody who is a conformist or who enjoys mass market music -> shoot them [...]
The Theocracy of Joy does NOT get along w/ the Accumulators.
I was imagining a space opera setting and trying to figure out what factions to put in it. I think I had just read Plato’s Critias.
Back on Earth they would speak dreamily about the space colony. They had never been there themselves, of course — it was light years away — and communication was very spotty. But Earth had grown dull and the colony was, after all, their progeny. They had invested so much in it, and [...]
Jetsam from an emo period.
Every once in a while they would discuss the stone–its facets, its shine. They were proud but never satisfied. They would pick up their tools again and again to recut it. It was now a mere two-thirds of its original size.
The stone could not understand why they did [...]
Whether or not you have a “cool job” is largely correlated w/ the number of people who can appreciate the product of the work that you do. It has very little to do w/ what the work actually is.
Jetsam is part of a ship, its equipment, or its cargo that is purposefully cast overboard or jettisoned to lighten the load in time of distress and that sinks or is washed ashore.
I am moving across the country from New York City to Berkeley, California in August. So I need to throw things away.