what was the first "alt lit" book (or website) that you really liked? how did you hear about this book? How old were you when you read it? what do most of your irl friends think about poetry?
sweet question...the first "alt lit" book i liked was download helvetica for free.com by steve roggenbuck. i was introduced to this book by my friend after he went on a long tangent about how sweet steve, pancho peligroso, and tao lin were. i think he had been recently introduced to them via "pictures for sad children," u know, that webcomic? i was like, idk, i guess i would have been um 17. most of my irl friends write poetry. pretty sure they like it. the ones who dont have for the most part gone to poetry slams and things like that, idk, feel like i have good friends
Are you rolling in the deep or are you Adele's second cousin lol? Also do you like Spaghetti Eddie?
i don't know what these questions mean sorry
how do you like seattle?
seattle is pretty nice. i can't really compare it to any other city as a product of my own lack of travel experience- so it is hard for me to differentiate which positive characteristics are attributable to Seattle and which are attributable to large cities in general, but idk, i think it is sweet. it is beautiful here, there are a lot of greens and blues. but idk, overall i feel that the place i live is not that large of a determining factor in how i feel on a day to day basis. seems fine tho
what do you like about your art?
hard to say without sounding kind of pretentious i guess...that said, something i try to emphasize is complete continuity between each element of my visual compositions...something that i don't like about some of my past poems is that they relied on a 'disjunctive' effect, by which i mean that they set up the reader for something in order to make a 'surprising' joke or something...i think that removed a lot of the power behind what i was trying to do...i think if i want to come close to powerfully representing emotion then i need to shoot for an integrated, all-around composition which i feel that i have done in recent stuff. idk...i want my macros/visual art compositions to be received by the viewer holistically rather than sequentially and i am happy so far with the techniques i have used to make that possible...lol...
Hi James Ganas.
love you james ganas
thanks i probably love you too
do you think any of us will have "success" in our art or are we all just going to be working meaningless paper pushing jobs that we all hate in a few years
i think that is entirely dependent on the definition of success. in my mind those two scenarios are not mutually exclusive. i could definitely see myself happy and "successful" and doing stuff i hate.
i think, and i don't want to read too much into the question, you mean to ask whether the world outside of a narrow art community will validate what we do. i think my answer would be, in short, probably not until we are dead (if validation ever comes)...
it is chill tho, we don't need to be making money...pushing paper seems sweet to me. i just want to contribute lol
also some ppl will probably be able to sustain themselves on their writing/visual art. i see many talented artists and innovative people around me; at least one of them will figure out how to make money
If my iguna was oj would you still <3 me?
i don't know what this means really.
depends on whether i <3 you now...seems unconfirmable as to whether i do
r u a virgin?
someone help; i need an adult
Y r all my tickets goin 2 the middle seat?
i don't know what this means. are u on a bus bro?? an airplane? i can't connect