- When your post on a page attracts stupid or ignorant comments in a threaded reply, delete your own comment. The replies go with them. (Bonus points if you can set and execute a ‘honeypot’ for terrible comments!)
- When someone replies to your comment on a non-threaded post, delete all traces of your input. At the very least, you will confuse someone.
Your comments are your private domain in hostile territory. Practise comment autonomy today: delete your comments.
Demonstrate you recognize the politics of space and remove yourself.
i want to take this laptop, this stack of paper representing my thesis in draft form, drive to the ocean, and throw the fucking lot into the sea
something clicked last week and i’m done.
i’m done, but the thesis isn’t. yet.
the change is imperceptible, largely mental, and completely crucial. before the thesis was something i was terribly invested in, it was close to me, it was right here; felt.
today? it’s a million miles away, its on the other side of the ocean. i’ve divested of all but The Work left to finish it up to a point where it Doesn’t Suck Enough such that I can live with it.
mark the meaningless milestone
i wash my hands of this thing
…it completely escapes me right now.
God damn that transition to Loggins’ Danger Zone, barely concealed beneath the eagles scream of the jet engine… amazing. It’s so transparent, and it so totally works. This was such a stunning film and I am totally obsessed with @555uhz. I’m thinking of writing a paper about it.
So much blending of love for man/machine.
you can tell its been good this past week or so hey
they’re not kidding around when they say it really does get wretched and intensely and panic-inducingly lonely
one of the really sad things is that i make myself feel better by promising myself something good (like a movie), and then once i feel better i dont do the good thing.
how disgusting is that?
is it just me or does thesis work almost uniquely, and supremely, lack the satisfaction of completion? maybe its just where im at right now, in the interminable finishing revision stage, but I feel like I’ve worked for months and months without the satisfaction of being able to say “there, that’s done” about nearly anything.
there are two milestones I had (both back in december!!) but even then the sense of satisfaction from completing a chapter, in both instances only lasted about an hour or so.
what can I do to cap things off a bit more and get that satisfaction? it might be important enough to keeping me motivated that I should figure something out. maybe i should set smaller tasks and like… do something when i smash em.
i dont really want anything with which to give myself in reward, tho, except perhaps to be rid of this albatross
Wow this band has literally not changed in a decade. I think I last listened to P.O.D. in about 2004.
Takes me right back to bein a #teen again.