"That which is overdesigned, too highly specific, anticipates outcome; the anticipation of outcome guarantees, if not failure, the absence of grace."
-- William Gibson, All Tomorrow's Parties
Iteration 184 of this conversation.

<bda> How's that other magazine writing thing going?
<kitten> It isn't.
<kitten> Because I have no ideas.
<kitten> And nothing to write.
<bda> That's a problem.
<bda> It's a good opportunity. You should figure something out.
<kitten> So help.
<bda> How?
<kitten> I dunno. Ideas.
<kitten> All I can ever think of when I think of this is that story from Gibson.
<kitten> Gernsback Continuum.
<bda> So do an homage to it.
<kitten> In what way?
<bda> Which is to say, rip it off completely, but preface the article by telling everyone you're doing so.
<kitten> haha.
<kitten> Fuck that.
<kitten> r: you are very dexterous with words
<kitten> (23:43:41) rantingkitten: Too bad I never have any ideas.
<bda> Heh.
<bda> Dexterous.
<bda> haha.
<bda> wtf
<bda> Maybe the problem is people who really like your stuff are all idiots.
<kitten> Thanks.
<kitten> Although that's possible.
<bda> The upshot of this is that you will be very very rich once they start selling your stuff at supermarkets.
<kitten> Fuck you.

February 26, 2005 11:47 PM

Sounds vaguely familiar...

[ bda] I need to work on system.
[ dmh] so, uh... work on system.
[ bda] but writing is hard. :|
[ dmh] LIFE is hard.
[ bda] yeah. And, yanno, writing on top of it is just... blah.

Or words to that effect.

Posted by: dmh at February 27, 2005 4:30 AM

I never said I wasn't full of shit. :)

Posted by: bda at February 27, 2005 5:20 PM


Posted by: dmh at February 28, 2005 7:13 PM
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