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July 1st, 2001


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10:07 pm - i bought a book
i bought a book yesterday: house of leaves. haven't yet started the actual reading process, as i'm still finishing another book, but i went thru it a bit last nite, looks very interesting. what 1st caught my eye at the store was the typography: text runs up, down, backwards, forwards, in circles, diagonal, different colors, different fonts. some pages are densey packed with words while others only have a fragment of one. madness, but intriguingly so.
i randmly spotted it on the shelf - we were at barnes n nobles - thought the cover looked cool, and glanced thru. it was insane, so of course i had to have it. i love things like this. i read infinite jest based on a review that said it was impossible to keep track of everything. they were right, of course, but it's devilish fun trying. i like things that just barely make sense, and you have to work at it.
that is what i want my writing to be. not literally (or even close to) like anything in particular i've mentioned, but the feeling of it. i want it to be something people wonder at, keep thinking about when they're done, don't know if they've understood it all. not confusing, so much as dense.

i want to know everything. all the ideas, read all hte books, see all hte movies, have discussions on the most esoteric details, debate russian history in russian, be licensed and skilled in everything. just everything.

this, of course, is impossible.

but it would be glorious fun to try.

if i wasn't so damn lazy.
np: moby - my weakness

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From:kingnixon
Date:July 6th, 2001 01:12 pm (UTC)

Re: danielewski...

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well before was a gift. now it's a request, which is an entirely different matter of protocol. besides, i can't afford the shipping now anyway, so it's a moot point. either you pay or you don't get.
From:(Anonymous)
Date:July 6th, 2001 01:14 pm (UTC)

Re: danielewski...

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but I'm still poor! I haven't gotten paid for all this difficult goofing off I do from 7:30am until 5pm five days a week! you think you know a person....
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From:kingnixon
Date:July 6th, 2001 01:17 pm (UTC)

Re: danielewski...

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you're poor? ha! at least you're gonna get paid for your goofing off, mine is charity work. my bank account currently contains 96 cents, which - discounting the 1.50 of quarters in my car for tolls - is more than i have outside the bank.
From:(Anonymous)
Date:July 6th, 2001 01:23 pm (UTC)

Re: danielewski...

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exaggeration! they close your account if you have less than $5 in it
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From:kingnixon
Date:July 6th, 2001 01:31 pm (UTC)

Re: danielewski...

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you don't even know what bank i'm at! they are quite content to leave my piddling sum in my account
From:(Anonymous)
Date:July 6th, 2001 03:33 pm (UTC)

Re: danielewski...

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they obviously will be going out of business soon, and losing your measly pocket change in the process.
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From:kingnixon
Date:July 7th, 2001 11:14 am (UTC)

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they seem to be doing fine business, actually. fleet bank, going strong. i bet when they add my spare change to everyone else's spare change, it comes to a whooooole lot of spare change. and therein lies the secret.

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