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Sep. 17th, 2011 16:20
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what is this?
this is a way for me to go about figuring out what i think about things via vaguely reactionary essays. if you know me and it's stuff i've already lectured you on, ah, sorry for the shameless use of anyone near me as a sounding board? (note: not actually sorry.)
sixteen years old, from mexico, possessed of a big mouth, and utterly incoherent in casual conversation; also, a writer who occasionally attends school. the lowercase is not going away, sorry. we save that for fiction at lemniscate industries.
who are you?
why should i care?
you shouldn't if you don't want to, but having an audience is fun! if for some reason the trainwreck that is me sorting out my own thoughts on things is appealing to you, feel free to subscribe to this community, check back sometime, or decide it's not that important and forget it exists. i care, but that's because it's yet another fascinating new drain on the dexterity of my fingers (100wpm: a blessing and a curse).
when great satan's gone is a phrase from the bright eyes song four winds, which comes highly recommended. for where said satan may or may not have gone to, we at lemniscate industries recommend consulting simon indelicate or jeff scott soto.
when great satan's gone?
where do we go now?
 
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hello.

this journal / community (it's a community that acts like a journal, effectively, and is built like this so i can segregate the essays i write by accident in my school planner from mental vomit involving rock operas and icons of the decemberists, which is the main content bloc of my primary account lemniscate) has a purpose.

purposes are dangerous, i guess! and very easy to lose sight of.

ergo: this is for essays; this is for political and philosophical thought; this is for things inspired by cleolinda jones and her technicolour essaytech and my desire to emulate her, or fred clark's meticulous dissection and startling moments of prose; this is for me shooting my mouth off and kind of deserving to end up on a sister comm to fw only no one ever pays attention to me so that's handy.

for a rough idea of what on earth i want to get done here, essays that inspired the need for somewhere to put them:
* why everyone's metrics always cut off at themselves
* why, no really, putting boundaries on the concept of citizenship is deadly and deathly and dangerous to you the one being a jerk about it
* the united states as a failed democracy
* mexico as a failed democracy
* your face as a failed democracy
* wait no not that one actually

...try not to take it too seriously, i guess.  if you want.