2.3.15

get a lot of questions about 'how to publish' or something like 'how to be successful with writing and art' and i have no idea (i'd ask people who publish through a bigger publisher, do paid readings at universities, write for magazines, influence others through their twitter or whatever else perceived wealth of power) but i will highly highly recommend not associating/networking/interacting with whatever scene is going on around you, specifically the people that it comprises. it is poison and essentially no different from the bullshit politics/power interactions at your workplace, or normal group of friends, or whatever else. very unreal and mostly mired in the fucked-up egos of those playing

9 comments:

steve anwyll said...

the best advice my father ever gave me was 'the whole world is like high school.'

Anonymous said...

blah blah blah no real friendships have ever existed, being a hermit is less of an ego trip than actually trying to connect with people, blah

sam pink said...

so wait, adding 'blah blah' to a bunch of statements i didn't type is your response? also, you're the reason i support abortion.

sam pink said...

i'm going to pay steve's dad to calmly beat some sense into you with his belt.

Anonymous said...

seems telling re: your ego that you took my comment so seriously and responded with such weak insults... btw, i think a better reason to support abortion is bc women should have control over their own bodies. but as a woman i do thank you for your support. regarding beating sense into me with a belt, i'm not sure how exactly that's going to work out - enacting violence against me is going to cause me to have more sense in what way exactly? because my spirit will be broken and i will thus no longer believe in the possibility of good in the world? actually that seems reasonable.

Anonymous said...

re: 'current culture of just dismissing people who don't like you/are 'haters' rather than engaging them'

alright alright, my response was a bit weak too, that abortion shit was pretty funny. to engage: why is interacting with people poisonous/'unreal'/mired in ego, more so than assuming that it is is?

sam pink said...

so your comment wsn't in earnest? 'seems like' you're backing out after writing some passive bullshit. it has nothing to do with my ego because i didn't feel hurt or 'needing to defend my ego', i usually just come back at people who come at me. but nice try with the typical 'male ego' argument thing (coming from someone trying to insult a random person). also, nice try with the pc 'women should control their own bodies thing.' yes i agree with that, but why bring it up? i agree that everyone should be in control of their bodies, dumbass, female or otherwise. what the fuck are you talking abuot with the belt thing? just seemed funny. what is the point of you communicating with me? email me and i'll give you free books, or just keep reading this blog and passively complaining about it. you really make me want to 'connect' with people with your bratty little shithead behavior. ps, i still think reducing the pool of potential shitheads is a great reason to support abortion, but hey, as long as it gives you a reason to lord your thinking over me.

sam pink said...

i'm not trying to convince you or anyone about interacting with people (namely in the 'arts' culture) being poisonous, i'll let you determine that however you want. but in my experience, and the experiencces of most people i trust/admire, it is bullshit and not worth the time.

steve anwyll said...

sam, his prices are cheap, and it's a really nice belt.