Agora Road Travelogue (November)

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Still working on compiling the last two months articles. Great stuff y'all!

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If you failed to meet the deadline in October, submit your article in November, and make the difference (ie. have three posts total rather than just two).

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  1. Join ZinRickys RSS feed like a baws
  2. Commit to writing 2 blog posts in this month of October.
  3. Indicate, in some way, that you are participating in the Travelogue on the blog post you are submitting.
  4. Upon publishing your post, you must comment in this thread your 1) Article's title 2) Link to article 3) Date posted.
Q: What if I don't have a website to publish on?
A: Feel free to submit blog posts either here on Agora, (as @no_chill tends to). But it's BIGLY encouraged to make one! It's not too hard to start, don't let perfect get in the way of good, let your crude initial aesthetic be, let your content shine. The personal web thread may be able to point you in the right direction.

Also, here are 2 perhaps helpful articles: How I approach crafting a blog post & Blog about what you want

Q: Am I limited to 2 posts?
A: No, but you will need to submit at least 2 otherwise you're a poser and will be publicly shamed

Q: Any restrictions on content?
A: Other than the content being one's own, no, but please do not abuse this.

Q: Is this restricted to members of Agora Road?
A: Submission are restricted to those who are members as of November 1st.

Thank you to all who participate, write away!
 
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First blog post entry for the travelogue! I really wanted to get in on this last month (and the month before), but I think I'll be able to more than make up for it in November!
 
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Already have ~20 pages out. Working on a way to semi-automate crediting under each title. When I am done, I am going to DM all the authors and ask them to proofread their contributions and identify any issues in the typography. How do you guys feel about putting it on lulu or whatever for physical on-demand printing?
 
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Consider checking this post out (not minimalism related):

What's on my Phone (Fall 2023)

I also wanted to link to an article I enjoyed reading about phone minimalism, but it seems I didn't save it and cannot recall it. But there's a lot of accessible information on the matter. That said, your strategy of make it bad enough you don't want to use it I think is beautiful and probably better than reading up some half-a**ed setting that well probably be moved, removed or wiped the next time the phone updates or you update the phone. Keep fighting that good fight, yo!
 
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1/21, 3/11/23 =Only (or two) Ways of Life= (Nov-I-Agora)

I'm not dissociative I have quite the opposite problem... I see a lot of patterns, oof. (LOL...)

But another thing. You see, I stood up from my comp and looked outside the window at night "city", and thought occurred. Something in words of " only (or two) ways of life".

/*
(I'm) sorry if this will get nonsensical, I write as my "bugs" (thoughts, fears, associations ...) go, roam around (in) my head. To say, I don't edit or read much after myself - if I wrote this directly on comp, that would be 105% true/truth. So now on paper, I have to cringe over My Future Self that will/feel cringe at about my past, "(after)morning" Self. Well what a joke...!
*/

/*- non-sequitur -*/
A lot of intermezzos again, I see! (Critique, a-live, in-writing) Where where we. Um, I see - you may heard (to end this part; *misremembering, I forgot parts...*) "Don't kill cringe, kill the part of you that cringes!" And I can't say my honest opinion on that (but I will anyway). Well (" deep"), one part of me says " excuses to be Edgelord", another " I am just a Joke", then(,) " normalcy is just average and mean!" (Laugh *now*!), but "Laws of Nature (God) dictates reality, and even with our miniscule senses, wouldn't it be but at least embarrassing if they had no this Nature's use(fulness)!" - heaven so in short, we can say "and He saw it is Good" [sic]...
/*- end of non-sequitur -*/

Slightly touching on the proposed theme (*Finally!*), we can now connect these "random" points, of [Ways]...

Ways. You (somewhat...) read this - so what do you think, what makes something Normal? For me, personally, - I get no clue. And I might be so disgusted by way we are heading towards future (cyberpunk, technocracy, neo-feudals, credit Systems; bleh...), but I rather don't want to know and see "how" it "is" (to be (this way))...

Sorry not sorry for being ignorant here, I'd love to know another way - you may have seen some situation where (many politics) people merged together so they all could be (hurt /s) heard, despite the nonsense and randomness it all looks like - see alt-left and Hammas... - have a read here: https://forum.agoraroad.com/index.php?threads/weak-men-are-superweapons.6185/post-91298 ... - they are desperate. All or Nothing; "Support [A] too, or let us be."... - ">redditcostanzayeahrightsmirk moment", dare to name/call it that.
- hey think exploitation but loving capitalism. Hating corporations, but loving < niche, pricy brand>...
> listen: You sound too dumb this way - being so same to " enemy", duh...

When there is no one good to pick up from, what to do? "Good or bad"; two. Alt or Mainstream. You *Are*, or *(are) Not*. But as time goes - things get Hip, and Out. One day, "your" alt will (is) Mainstream; and what once was P trueop is now... Alt; bad, weird, old...
Politics is Rich's field. Like recreo-math (is) for Smarts...

<skips thoughts> but if you mistake your Can's and Care's, those Rich's won - what you Care if you Can't? Can, if you Care! (But yeah, Rich can afford to risk, fall and learn from mistakes...) - if you Can't *Afford* to fail, to risk, to make mistakes, then you Caren't about what you are stolen of... <mad about that Risks part...>
 
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1/21, 3/11/23 =Only (or two) Ways of Life= (Nov-I-Agora)

I'm not dissociative I have quite the opposite problem... I see a lot of patterns, oof. (LOL...)

But another thing. You see, as I stood up from my comp and looked outside the window at night "city", an thought occurred. Something in words of " only (or two) ways of life".

/*
(I'm) sorry if this will get nonsensical, I write as my "bugs" (thoughts, fears, associations ...) go, roam around (in) my head. To say, I don't edit or read much after myself - if I wrote this directly on comp, that would be 105% true/truth. So now on paper, I have to cringe over My Future Self that will/feel cringe at about my past, "(after)morning" Self. Well what a joke...!
*/

/*- non-sequitur -*/
A lot of intermezzos again, I see! (Critique, a-live, in-writing) Where where we. Um, I see - you may heard (to end this part; *misremembering, I forgot parts...*) "Don't kill cringe, kill the part of you that cringes!" And I can't say my honest opinion on that (but I will anyway). Well (" deep"), one part of me says " excuses to be Edgelord", another " I am just a Joke", then(,) " normalcy is just average and mean!" (Laugh *now*!), but "Laws of Nature (God) dictates reality, and even with our miniscule senses, wouldn't it be but at least embarrassing if they had no this Nature's use(fulness)!" - so in short, we can say "and He saw it is/was Good" [sic]...
/*- end of non-sequitur -*/

Slightly touching on the proposed theme (*Finally!*), we can now connect these "random" points, of [Ways]...

Ways. You (somewhat...) read this - so what do you think, what makes something Normal? For me, personally, - I get no clue. And I might be so disgusted by way we are heading towards future (cyberpunk, technocracy, neo-feudals, credit Systems; bleh...), but I rather don't want to know and see "how" it "is" (to be (this way))...

Sorry not sorry for being ignorant here, I'd love to know another way - you may have seen some situation where (mainly politics) people merged together so they all could be (hurt /s) heard, despite the nonsense and randomness it all looks like - see alt-left and Hammas; "Ale osobne si myslím, že je to len dočasná vlna naivity... v 80. rokoch sa feminizmom prehnala vlna boja proti pornografii a feministické skupiny sa v tomto boji spájali s rôznymi často antifeministickými skupinami, čo nakoniec podkopalo celý myšlienkový prúd..." (
View: https://twitter.com/AdinaTheWitch/status/1719106146122781117
) ... - have a read here: https://forum.agoraroad.com/index.php?threads/weak-men-are-superweapons.6185/post-91298 ...
- they are desperate. All or Nothing; "Support [A] too, or let -us be/-you cook."... - ">redditcostanzayeahrightsmirk moment", dare to name/call it that. - Hating exploitation but loving capitalism. Hating corporations, but loving < niche, pricy brand>...
> listen: You sound too dumb this way - being so same to " enemy", duh...

When there is no one good to pick up from, what to do? "Good or bad"; two. Alt or Mainstream. You *Are*, or *(are) Not*. But as time goes - things get Hip, and Out. One day, "your" alt will (is) Mainstream; and what once was P trueop is now... Alt; bad, weird, old...
Politics is Rich's field. Like recreo-math (is) for Smarts...

<skips thoughts> but if you mistake your Can's and Care's, those Rich's won - what you Care if you Can't? Can, if you Care! (But yeah, Rich can afford to risk, fall and learn from mistakes...) - if you Can't *Afford* to fail, to risk, to make mistakes, then you Caren't about what you are stolen of... <mad about that Risks part...>
 
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wrote a new article. channeled my weird mood right now into writing this little article. hope somebody gives it a read and i hope i have a lot more to write about this november:)
Ah, yes, I had read this. I thought it was very interesting! Particularly the different types of suicide. Seems like a topic worth exploring a little deeper. Additionally I enjoyed the use and selection of art / images in this post
 
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Ah, yes, I had read this. I thought it was very interesting! Particularly the different types of suicide. Seems like a topic worth exploring a little deeper. Additionally I enjoyed the use and selection of art / images in this post
wrote it on a bender upset that i hadn't really been brimming with ideas lately. lots of weird grammatical errors and inaccuracies and sometimes tangents. i mostly like it for the pictures, the theme isn't as common as you might think in classical art

thanks for the prompt response, it's comforting to know someone other than me reads what i write.
 
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Already have ~20 pages out. Working on a way to semi-automate crediting under each title. When I am done, I am going to DM all the authors and ask them to proofread their contributions and identify any issues in the typography. How do you guys feel about putting it on lulu or whatever for physical on-demand printing?
Those margins are huge. Also if you need help with typesetting feel free to reach out, I've had a fair amount of experience typesetting LaTeX documents
How do you guys feel about putting it on lulu or whatever for physical on-demand printing?
I'm fine with it personally, whether it's for-profit or not-for-profit. You should consider the legal point and make sure you only include articles from people you have express permission for it(and if using it commercially, have express permission for that as well). You have my blessing to use my articles I submit however you'd like as long as author name(RisingThumb), author email(risingthumb@risingthumb.xyz) and the original article link is included. I'd also suggest modifying the forum post to include a mention of this, and a mention that contributing is an act of providing permission for the article to be collected together into the physical on-demand printing(just so you don't have to ask each time). Lulu is a good choice.

As for frequency of publication, maybe make the physical on-demand print collections, a quarterly thing(mainly because Lulu printing costs a bit even for zines so it's cheaper to wait for more pages)?(so the first one would be released in December including articles of September, October, November and December(ok 4 months for 1st quarter)). I would also suggest including an editorial at the front pages of the zine.
 
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wrote a new article. channeled my weird mood right now into writing this little article. hope somebody gives it a read and i hope i have a lot more to write about this november:)
Really cool article! I hadn't heard of Durkheim and it was very interesting to read his theory on what motivates suicide. Altruistic suicide, or the suicide of martyrs, is one that I find particularly interesting, because suicide is said to be God's most hated sin and in the Divine Comedy Dante even goes so far as to claim that where after the apocalypse all other souls will be released from torment, the suicidal will suffer forever because 'they threw away their bodies', and will have to inhabit the bodies of twisted, gnarled trees instead. Yet when suicide is done for the sake of the church, in martyrdom, it is not only a virtue, but a virtue powerful enough to make a man into a saint. Even Christ himself could be said to have committed suicide, considering his precognitive abilities allowed him to foresee his death before it happened, and yet he chose not to avoid it because it was necessary to increase his Father's presence in the mortal world.

I will say though, I would have liked to see more of your own thoughts on the matter. Cool as it was to learn about this stuff, I was a bit disappointed that you didn't really provide any commentary on it.
 
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