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Agora Road Travelouge (August Blogging)

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I was reading @Eden's blog and as a consequence found out about https://bringback.blog/, an effort in January 2022 to get people to write blog posts. I thought that was pretty based, so I will be doing something similar on here.

Agora Road Travelogue
  1. Members will commit to writing 2 blog posts in this month of August.
  2. Authors will indicate, in some way, that they are participating in the Travelogue on the blog post they are submitting.
  3. Authors, upon publishing, must comment in this thread their 1) Article's title 2) Link to post 3) Date posted.
  4. Posts will be added to an RSS feed, the posts will be ordered chronologically.
  5. Submissions will close on August 31, 11:59 EST.
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), or publish on any of the many blogging sites (medium, for instance).

Q: Am I limited to 2 posts?
A: No, but you will need to submit at least 2 to be included in the final RSS Feed.

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 August 2.

Thank you to all who participate, write away!

Completed Travelogues:
  1. August
  2. September
  3. October
 
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Wow! Awesome :D
 
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Baller, yo.

Shame about that 'Bring Back Blogging' project. It was started by Ash Huang & Ryan Putnam and it kinda snowballed into something larger than they were willing to handle as detailed here: When your cute little experiment grows legs - Looking through the final roster now, they amassed ~565 participants. It seemed they wanted to do something with it, but, clearly, they were overwhelmed. Also may have been more of a 1-person project with a little support from another, rather than an equal split, which can make the task even more daunting.

Anyways, I don't think you'll have that problem here and I think it's a great monthly series. People do better with a little fire under their butts. I like the cutoff point of being a member by today and recommend being just as harsh with the deadline. A little pressure does good.

Before Medium (or Substack), I recommend any inspired, but convenience-preferred, participants consider: Bear Blog - But I second just writing it here on Agora Road, you can always move it to your own place later once you feel like blogging is a hobby for you.

Truly great idea!
 
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second version - how it holds? i will paste it to blog if i can use it.

AGORA TRAVELOGUE BLOGPOST MUSINGS (C. 21/33, 2/8/23)

Sorry if this will end out weirdly. I just cant really write to the theme, you see. In those posts of mine, you met me at my lowest lows - and I am that type of writer who will write to ease out his head. So I guess, please Lord, let me turn this into something that will not be so self-centred and let me not be it at least not the half-bad the usual cry-anger-post.

This post is written as part of Agora Road Travelogue two-parter.

You might have seen Webring in the middle-top part of my „webpage" really. Also the part (and idea-rel. consisting of Friends [#PALS id-tag] Section. We know each other from Webring - and therefore, Agora.

Agora Road. Where did you may hear(d) it already? Rings a bell? T as in Traveler. O, maybe in „of". R - Road. But what Road? Road 66? Well, kinda maybe, you know - Route. Add R. Router. Add S. Routers. But what of T.O.R? Or is it TOR? What about now? Sounds familiar?

TOR - And Deep, Dark Web. Roads - and inspiration. Namesakes. Products. „On Router" - and in Real-life route. Onion's, - and, real life's - Silk Road. Agora Road too, in the first case too -

If you are kid of Old Web, you bet. Those stories. And greentexts. Copypastas. UrbDic. Feels nostalgic?

Those poor kids, you may say, seeing those „Newbies". Using only Surface Web! And apps! Blasphemy!! What we did (not) to them, I hear you say, am I? As if curiosity was gone! Buried in deep ends of 2000s and mid-00s. Where are those kids, who would dissect computer as if it was their sacred obligation? Or, would you wish your kid was one of Those? Perhaps even, you being That kid - can it be that!?

I wonder and cant find any answer. What happened to those, where are they now - was that thing with comps just one-time 80s-00s, Utopian Scholastic fad? What, precisely, happened between „Y2K" and 2010s, that this „fascination" stopped?

Is it simply vendor lock-ins, XaaS, phone apps and somewhat „nerd is cool now"? - Is that just psyop to „homogenize" all niche under „one roof", be-it Google, Fandom, Discord and so? -

But then, is it really just laziness and comfort, to not self-host, to go the way of least resistence, to not speak up your mind? - What can we lose, but return to what made Web, WWW, „it"!? It is *easy* to understand that those at the top dont want, allow, and shadowban you for that.

They radicalized „normies" unto thinking of „only way". If it isnt 55-150 words-a-line, if it isnt easily understandable and if it goes against neo-liberalism („solving" capitalism problems with even more of (it) capitalism). Generalizations, bagetelizations, simplifications. „Leaders know the best". As if! If only they cared - who will they have „slaves" of!? Does it make sense? Is something missing from this equation?...

But do you really care for being celebrity - do you? Or you just came here to make friends, to chat, to share Your part of world and view - as Net supposed to be in the first place!!?

- Talking about all that: Do you feel something, then? Maybe I am just „stupid-smart", someone who just scrapes surface of everything, and nothing at all (of it). So fake. So vain. - Just second-hand experiences and stories.

Who knows, really. If you are sucker for nostalgia, you could love Agora Road as well as I do. You may miss Forums, those were good - then youd love *that* place. Or maybe you hate it - hate that you can relate. I know that feeling if you are that dense as edgy, as I tend to be, when I find that „other does [thing] too" - funny-sad, isnt it...

Or I am too, very vague. As I said in the beggining, it is very hard to write about „things", when you are not used to do that. Feelings is what I can write for hours - without even getting to point. My brain just Works - or not, this way.

edit: V1 is on my docs, I will paste it here just for amusement, but I'll need to add details about why I wrote it and the roundabout (#2 in the description of Project)
 

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second version - how it holds? i will paste it to blog if i can use it.

AGORA TRAVELOGUE BLOGPOST MUSINGS (C. 21/33, 2/8/23)

Sorry if this will end out weirdly. I just cant really write to the theme, you see. In those posts of mine, you met me at my lowest lows - and I am that type of writer who will write to ease out his head. So I guess, please Lord, let me turn this into something that will not be so self-centred and let me not be it at least not the half-bad the usual cry-anger-post.

This post is written as part of Agora Road Travelogue two-parter.

You might have seen Webring in the middle-top part of my „webpage" really. Also the part (and idea-rel. consisting of Friends [#PALS id-tag] Section. We know each other from Webring - and therefore, Agora.

Agora Road. Where did you may hear(d) it already? Rings a bell? T as in Traveler. O, maybe in „of". R - Road. But what Road? Road 66? Well, kinda maybe, you know - Route. Add R. Router. Add S. Routers. But what of T.O.R? Or is it TOR? What about now? Sounds familiar?

TOR - And Deep, Dark Web. Roads - and inspiration. Namesakes. Products. „On Router" - and in Real-life route. Onion's, - and, real life's - Silk Road. Agora Road too, in the first case too -

If you are kid of Old Web, you bet. Those stories. And greentexts. Copypastas. UrbDic. Feels nostalgic?

Those poor kids, you may say, seeing those „Newbies". Using only Surface Web! And apps! Blasphemy!! What we did (not) to them, I hear you say, am I? As if curiosity was gone! Buried in deep ends of 2000s and mid-00s. Where are those kids, who would dissect computer as if it was their sacred obligation? Or, would you wish your kid was one of Those? Perhaps even, you being That kid - can it be that!?

I wonder and cant find any answer. What happened to those, where are they now - was that thing with comps just one-time 80s-00s, Utopian Scholastic fad? What, precisely, happened between „Y2K" and 2010s, that this „fascination" stopped?

Is it simply vendor lock-ins, XaaS, phone apps and somewhat „nerd is cool now"? - Is that just psyop to „homogenize" all niche under „one roof", be-it Google, Fandom, Discord and so? -

But then, is it really just laziness and comfort, to not self-host, to go the way of least resistence, to not speak up your mind? - What can we lose, but return to what made Web, WWW, „it"!? It is *easy* to understand that those at the top dont want, allow, and shadowban you for that.

They radicalized „normies" unto thinking of „only way". If it isnt 55-150 words-a-line, if it isnt easily understandable and if it goes against neo-liberalism („solving" capitalism problems with even more of (it) capitalism). Generalizations, bagetelizations, simplifications. „Leaders know the best". As if! If only they cared - who will they have „slaves" of!? Does it make sense? Is something missing from this equation?...

But do you really care for being celebrity - do you? Or you just came here to make friends, to chat, to share Your part of world and view - as Net supposed to be in the first place!!?

- Talking about all that: Do you feel something, then? Maybe I am just „stupid-smart", someone who just scrapes surface of everything, and nothing at all (of it). So fake. So vain. - Just second-hand experiences and stories.

Who knows, really. If you are sucker for nostalgia, you could love Agora Road as well as I do. You may miss Forums, those were good - then youd love *that* place. Or maybe you hate it - hate that you can relate. I know that feeling if you are that dense as edgy, as I tend to be, when I find that „other does [thing] too" - funny-sad, isnt it...

Or I am too, very vague. As I said in the beggining, it is very hard to write about „things", when you are not used to do that. Feelings is what I can write for hours - without even getting to point. My brain just Works - or not, this way.

edit: V1 is on my docs, I will paste it here just for amusement, but I'll need to add details about why I wrote it and the roundabout (#2 in the description of Project)
V1 - more like Agora PR ad:


AGORA, NOSTALGIA, LEARNED LAZINESS AND MISTRUST INC.

Welcome, My Dear readers! 18/30s, 2/8/23

Today, we will talk about this one place. Very nice place. Not quite for everyone. Well, yes, but „no". It is quite similar to how Old-Web used to be; before 2010s-mid 2010s trends come to be normalized, bastardized, on nose and then forgotten, shrug off and „repainted", as trends tend to *happen* (as the saying goes, „Average voter has memory of 6 months.") ...

Well - as You (dear reader) can see, I am pretty nostalgic right (t)here. There was something magical. Or that people were more open. Or I am just like those Old folks (to say it nicely) who cry about „good old days". You are not imune to Nostalgia Marketing - see Y2K trends comming back, Citypop 80s Revival or right (t)here - Old-Web Nostalgia...

Yes, that would be *it*. I miss what never was - Faux Nostalgia - Techzine Futures - things that „were promised", but never come to be, never stood the test of time, were always, really - just Vaporware...

As is too this one place. Just imagine this situation:

You started to frequent this Fandom about Aesthetics (plural) while ago, when you at once, find yourself on article/page on Y2K (Futurism). As you are, once in a while, reading the whole article much more aware than you are usually - you are startled and your brain freezes. „What did I just read? Place I dont know, a - secretative place? On Net? How is that!?"

You click. „Damn, cute. Whats the catch?" (You didnt read the article at all, now you recall.Your memories are mixed-up...) - Nostalgia huh. You love-hate that. It cant let you go. You cant let it. And those Fandomers too. Kids. And Kids who never grew up. -

I am angry-glad I am not „the only one". Well, what a typische attitude, an Aquarius INFP Enneagram 4 ... But you fit those both places. Agora and Aesthetics. Both of those, nostalgic. Kids, Children, Raised up [by Web] - those, longing for What never was - Y2K, Old-Web, idealized Nostalgia. False memory. Old folks with „in my times", „when [Communists]" and „Youd never survive with that attitude". It happened to us too. This curse of being human. With every generation, the pattern repeats...

And oh, those all Promises. „Imagine the Future if (only)..." basically. Fukuyama. Long Bloom ´97 Issue of Wired, Barrilé with Once upon a time...Space, those cheesy 1900s postcards of „[X] in 21st Century"... You wanna cry. You are nota lone, bet on that. But it may make you salty. Grumpy. „How dare they, too!?" - if you are (in all disgust you may feel for me) me - the author. Sorry not sorry for that.

Laziness, or, is it Disgust? Whatever those Dreams were. Shit that was told to us - „Internet will destroy capitalism; We will with help of it, eat the rich; Infinite prospect for all, thanks to infinite education and Human unity".

Sweet. At time, you could believe all that. Now, you grew up (depends) and learned from that mistake - and maybe even from some info on Web getting shadowbanned, deleted - and from your memories „how it all was", both good and bad - to not trust people. Others. Institutions.

Those elderly - I am not blaming them, you shouldnt too - they too, believed once. Conspiracies are just cope - you see, „world didnt used to be this big!" And being apart, it seems we were more connected, understanding. - Things need to be Special, really; from Mundanity comes... Laziness. You get used to it/that. Normalized behaviours, good and bad - learned (used to) - generalized, bastardized even. „Things never change.", if only you tried; but „what for!" Only if there was alternative to this Numbness - is this *the only one* World, Universe to live in, Reality!? - Alternative; Stirner, Fukuyama, Fisher at it again...

You were learned to be, made to be, what you are. It would be awesome to be able to accept unknown, - without any disonance at all, wouldnt it?! What would future then - present times now - look like then; we can only dream. Yet, why would we at all - isnt it all futile - waste of time, brainpower - to think of what we cant change; and, at times, not only about past - try to think about things where we have no influence... It is just „first-world problem", really(?). And „love" to self-hate under Rich bitch´es blame-game; how disgusting - yet, do you see???

Call [them] schizos, conspiratiories - tell what you want. But if you agree what I just told you - and I am not (sadly, LOL) alone, then - I can navigate you. As I said before (2x), there is this one place, and I too, mentioned it in this story already. - „Will you join the Black Parade?" /jk, will you *hold my hand*? Come and see, place to be, and Webring, if you seek - and learn, Kid...

Agora Road!
 
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edit: merged

AGORA, NOSTALGIA, LEARNED LAZINESS AND MISTRUST INC.

Welcome, My Dear readers! 18/30s, 2/8/23

Sorry if this will end out weirdly. I just cant really write to the theme, you see. In those posts of mine, you met me at my lowest lows - and I am that type of writer who will write to ease out his head. So I guess, please Lord, let me turn this into something that will not be so self-centred and let me not be it at least not the half-bad the usual cry-anger-post.

This post is written as part of Agora Road Travelogue two-parter.

You might have seen Webring in the middle-top part of my „webpage" really. Also the part (and idea-rel. consisting of Friends [#PALS id-tag] Section. We know each other from Webring - and therefore, Agora.

Today, we will talk about this one place. Very nice place. Not quite for everyone. Well, yes, but „no". It is quite similar to how Old-Web used to be; before 2010s-mid 2010s trends come to be normalized, bastardized, on nose and then forgotten, shrug off and „repainted", as trends tend to *happen* (as the saying goes, „Average voter has memory of 6 months.") ...

Well - as You (dear reader) can see, I am pretty nostalgic right (t)here. There was something magical. Or that people were more open. Or I am just like those Old folks (to say it nicely) who cry about „good old days". You are not imune to Nostalgia Marketing - see Y2K trends comming back, Citypop 80s Revival or right (t)here - Old-Web Nostalgia...

Yes, that would be *it*. I miss what never was - Faux Nostalgia - Techzine Futures - things that „were promised", but never come to be, never stood the test of time, were always, really - just Vaporware...

As is too this one place. Just imagine this situation:

You started to frequent this Fandom about Aesthetics (plural) while ago, when you at once, find yourself on article/page on Y2K (Futurism). As you are, once in a while, reading the whole article much more aware than you are usually - you are startled and your brain freezes. „What did I just read? Place I dont know, a - secretative place? On Net? How is that!?"

You click. „Damn, cute. Whats the catch?" (You didnt read the article at all, now you recall.Your memories are mixed-up...) - Nostalgia huh. You love-hate that. It cant let you go. You cant let it. And those Fandomers too. Kids. And Kids who never grew up. -

I am angry-glad I am not „the only one". Well, what a typische attitude, an Aquarius INFP Enneagram 4 ... But you fit those both places. Agora and Aesthetics. Both of those, nostalgic. Kids, Children, Raised up [by Web] - those, longing for What never was - Y2K, Old-Web, idealized Nostalgia. False memory. Old folks with „in my times", „when [Communists]" and „Youd never survive with that attitude". It happened to us too. This curse of being human. With every generation, the pattern repeats...

And oh, those all Promises. „Imagine the Future if (only)..." basically. Fukuyama. Long Bloom ´97 Issue of Wired, Barrilé with Once upon a time...Space, those cheesy 1900s postcards of „[X] in 21st Century"... You wanna cry. You are nota lone, bet on that. But it may make you salty. Grumpy. „How dare they, too!?" - if you are (in all disgust you may feel for me) me - the author. Sorry not sorry for that.

Laziness, or, is it Disgust? Whatever those Dreams were. Shit that was told to us - „Internet will destroy capitalism; We will with help of it, eat the rich; Infinite prospect for all, thanks to infinite education and Human unity".

Sweet. At time, you could believe all that. Now, you grew up (depends) and learned from that mistake - and maybe even from some info on Web getting shadowbanned, deleted - and from your memories „how it all was", both good and bad - to not trust people. Others. Institutions.

Those elderly - I am not blaming them, you shouldnt too - they too, believed once. Conspiracies are just cope - you see, „world didnt used to be this big!" And being apart, it seems we were more connected, understanding. - Things need to be Special, really; from Mundanity comes... Laziness. You get used to it/that. Normalized behaviours, good and bad - learned (used to) - generalized, bastardized even. „Things never change.", if only you tried; but „what for!" Only if there was alternative to this Numbness - is this *the only one* World, Universe to live in, Reality!? - Alternative; Stirner, Fukuyama, Fisher at it again...

You were learned to be, made to be, what you are. It would be awesome to be able to accept unknown, - without any disonance at all, wouldnt it?! What would future then - present times now - look like then; we can only dream. Yet, why would we at all - isnt it all futile - waste of time, brainpower - to think of what we cant change; and, at times, not only about past - try to think about things where we have no influence... It is just „first-world problem", really(?). And „love" to self-hate under Rich bitch´es blame-game; how disgusting - yet, do you see???

Call [them] schizos, conspiratiories - tell what you want. But if you agree what I just told you - and I am not (sadly, LOL) alone, then - I can navigate you. As I said before (2x), there is this one place, and I too, mentioned it in this story already. - „Will you join the Black Parade?" /jk, will you *hold my hand*? Come and see, place to be, and Webring, if you seek - and learn, Kid...

Agora Road. Where did you may hear(d) it already? Rings a bell? T as in Traveler. O, maybe in „of". R - Road. But what Road? Road 66? Well, kinda maybe, you know - Route. Add R. Router. Add S. Routers. But what of T.O.R? Or is it TOR? What about now? Sounds familiar?

TOR - And Deep, Dark Web. Roads - and inspiration. Namesakes. Products. „On Router" - and in Real-life route. Onion's, - and, real life's - Silk Road. Agora Road too, in the first case too -

If you are kid of Old Web, you bet. Those stories. And greentexts. Copypastas. UrbDic. Feels nostalgic?

Those poor kids, you may say, seeing those „Newbies". Using only Surface Web! And apps! Blasphemy!! What we did (not) to them, I hear you say, am I? As if curiosity was gone! Buried in deep ends of 2000s and mid-00s. Where are those kids, who would dissect computer as if it was their sacred obligation? Or, would you wish your kid was one of Those? Perhaps even, you being That kid - can it be that!?

I wonder and cant find any answer. What happened to those, where are they now - was that thing with comps just one-time 80s-00s, Utopian Scholastic fad? What, precisely, happened between „Y2K" and 2010s, that this „fascination" stopped?

Is it simply vendor lock-ins, XaaS, phone apps and somewhat „nerd is cool now"? - Is that just psyop to „homogenize" all niche under „one roof", be-it Google, Fandom, Discord and so? -

But then, is it really just laziness and comfort, to not self-host, to go the way of least resistence, to not speak up your mind? - What can we lose, but return to what made Web, WWW, „it"!? It is *easy* to understand that those at the top dont want, allow, and shadowban you for that.

They radicalized „normies" unto thinking of „only way". If it isnt 55-150 words-a-line, if it isnt easily understandable and if it goes against neo-liberalism („solving" capitalism problems with even more of (it) capitalism). Generalizations, bagetelizations, simplifications. „Leaders know the best". As if! If only they cared - who will they have „slaves" of!? Does it make sense? Is something missing from this equation?...

But do you really care for being celebrity - do you? Or you just came here to make friends, to chat, to share Your part of world and view - as Net supposed to be in the first place!!?

- Talking about all that: Do you feel something, then? Maybe I am just „stupid-smart", someone who just scrapes surface of everything, and nothing at all (of it). So fake. So vain. - Just second-hand experiences and stories.

Who knows, really. If you are sucker for nostalgia, you could love Agora Road as well as I do. You may miss Forums, those were good - then youd love *that* place. Or maybe you hate it - hate that you can relate. I know that feeling if you are that dense as edgy, as I tend to be, when I find that „other does [thing] too" - funny-sad, isnt it...

Or I am too, very vague. As I said in the beggining, it is very hard to write about „things", when you are not used to do that. Feelings is what I can write for hours - without even getting to point. My brain just Works - or not, this way.

Agora Road!
 
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An article talking about modal words like "could, would, should", and comparing them to the word "will", talking about how words are linked to destinies, the death of the common story and common virtues, and on the importance of language. Not my first rodeo, but my first for this week. Should give it a crack at making it more regular. I shitpost here enough as is :binTot:
 
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Words as Will.
An article talking about modal words like "could, would, should", and comparing them to the word "will", talking about how words are linked to destinies, the death of the common story and common virtues, and on the importance of language. Not my first rodeo, but my first for this week. Should give it a crack at making it more regular. I shitpost here enough as is :binTot:
Awesome yo, going to try to get my first contribution up tomorrow.
 
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Travelogue #2
tbh, they are too similar, arent they XD
this place gives me massive hits of nostalgia, and - this is my cope-world, where 2012s never stopped, as something (world?) that lives off nostalgia only...

1/30, 13/8/23 (posted/written 14/8/23. after 18/37)[past 11pm, 15/8/23]​

AGORA ROAD WEBRING TRAVELOGUE PT. II

You (yet to have [retrospect]) read the part 1, get ready for another one! As you know, I merged two of my Travelogue versions/prompts and, on postpone, posted them on my blog. As I am (was) writing this, that is, at least, in my plan to do. - I have (had) yet to do that, plus, (in-writing) post this(e) paper scribbles into my 10-ish years old notebook. LOL, what a sentence, or rather than that, an intro-starter...!

It is all funny and sad at the same time. I am, you see, quite press(ur)ing myself into writing. Long time no post. Feels like end. All ills are down (there), new ideas gone. And ideals - too. Situation is this - in a short time ago really, my net-pals on Discord (,) had started a talk about work-related migration, if that is the term of it. As we chatted, we compared stuff over with our lives-settings - our "hardness-modes", if you will.

I don't really want to go back to those memories that chat brought back to me. Let just briefly mention (of) the state (s) of "Shit-life-syndrome", "Learned helplessness" and for many maybe new term, and that is "Milleniwave". Upon looking it up you might find (out) that in fact, it could capture your life (experiences) too very well...

To that - and, let's get really started; as this all was quite only a lengthy lengthy, leeengthy fore-word...

This sadness really, is quite ill-romantic. Yuck-yay! - I "really can (not) be trusted with emotions", or so... That talk, it helped (or, rather not...) me to realize; myself. You, dear (periodical) reader then, had many occurrences with me - "reading me" literally and - the blog, where you met my "in shitter", doomer side.

- Heh (ouch), that is "your brain on internet" - you just got really bombarded with malicious propaganda and in-your-face doomerism. That been for a while. Learning really, from radio, TV, news; and that you can really draw a dots leading from butterfly to tornado; any quick.

Worse of it - we learned to look for any ridicule, ourselves. Just as a simple pass-time fun! And media too, can add to that. Making (wannabe) things up, false leads, - draws attention to random points, to "make" wannabe "news". Feed/Fear/Feel/Fad for thought(s)... Well, a little branch-off, a cul-de-sac - what I wanted to say was - and it has nothing with previous than that, point; fear and disgust is, - what "made" us like this?

Instincts, yes; and? It is that our brains are, without stimuli, bored to hell and back - yeah? We seek for thrill, danger; for us to be active (one way or another), thinking. So - that is default brain function then, indeed. - To blame? Only those misusing (of) that! And pattern-seeking, too. And crap. Here we go again.

Another schizopost. (Not unhinged. Only wordsalad, and out of what I was intended to say/talk about - few paragraphs earlier.) Then now, let me (myself! please!) go to the point, shall we?!

- Sadness, emotions, shitter... We are onto something, hurray! So, instincts, - yes. That; I can't just let it go - seeking always the worst, I am at my lowest low. But I got (ah) hope (that) there are some similar people like me, or that there are better ones than/to me!


I don't want to be bad

Unless I want to

If I hurt bad people, not those who deserve it..

But who does really?

But do I have to wait, til world will roll me, or for me to go fucking over and go rampant...

What I have to lost, If there is not real me yet

I just always did what people wanted because I had no sense of self

It is more painful to create some fake self that never was, that to be just moved at moves of wind



Oh thanks, but this is fine.

I just lost sense of words.

So much anger and lost.

I just don't want to do any job because way to go there, is it worth it? I really don't find joy in anything. No hobby. It is only sad now that I recall...

I mean, you need to find passion, then do some school or course, then again again again then work, then improve yourself , and for what. To do what you want? For others? For job... For boss? For power-trip, people-pleasing, for yourself to feel good and _above" others!? It is just joke...

14. srpen 2023



"Thanks, neoliberalism! Omodetou, Stakeholders! Selling countries to corporations! (I see you, Cyberpunk and Neo-Feudalism, no hiding behind "Normacy" mask!") {lost future:}

Stolen, lost, milleniwavy (no-) future - 100s of opportunities, easy jobs-market, ready-to hop (on) jobs... It makes me reminiscent, really, over American dream allegory! - Was it, too, a rosy nostalgia, or was it (once...) real? Who remembers if (now)...

Remember 2007-ish? We were all(?) hyped about - now, (it) sounds so childish - something punky; in-between the words of "internet unity/unifying (Global village coffeehouse-ish), capitalism-ending, revolutionary, status quo-crushing, norms-breaking..."

- Only if more of "that", for (in) real. Instead, it - faded out? Was corrupted/captured, trivialized (laughted out), generalized, later normalized (behaviour), simplified (dumbified), of its potential, in name of "normalcy" (and buying/selling power)(?). And here we are - net is yet another "same old TV".

Psyop, using users influx of post - mid-2000s, rendering that (old 80s-90s nerd-web)(and, "utopia") a fable, legend, dream?!

Too chaos, too big; for (it, being) reality...
 
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Words as Will.
An article talking about modal words like "could, would, should", and comparing them to the word "will", talking about how words are linked to destinies, the death of the common story and common virtues, and on the importance of language. Not my first rodeo, but my first for this week. Should give it a crack at making it more regular. I shitpost here enough as is :binTot:

An incredible article!

"We don't all share the same stories anymore. No common hero myth. No common virtues. No common ideas of good and evil. No common Gods. We've all been divided, conquered, divided, conquered- again as conquered peoples. So it is down to us to become the Gods, to become our stories, to find our heroes and our virtues- so that they may knot and chafe and that we might will something beautiful into creation."

It was for me the best part of it all, a message to hold destiny in your hands and make something out of it. I've seen many just settle on the "should" and leaving it at that, recognizing the problem but not taking action on what they want to achieve with themselves, I've been guilty of that too and to an extent i still fight against it. With that your article was a nice source of inspiration specially that quote, whatever that might be worth lol

I'll see about having something for the travelogue, just need to find the time. But this is a very cool project to participate and an good excuse to implement the blog section of my neocities
 
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Before Medium (or Substack), I recommend any inspired, but convenience-preferred, participants consider: Bear Blog - But I second just writing it here on Agora Road, you can always move it to your own place later once you feel like blogging is a hobby for you.
Similarly Mataroa which I used to love before moving on to Obsidian Publish.
Just wanted to come in here and throw in a couple other alternatives for blogging hopefuls:

Smol Pub is tiny blogging service with...
  • Web interface and CLI to manage your posts.
  • Accessible from Web, Gemini and Gopher.
  • Storage for your images.
  • Write custom CSS for web.
  • Attach your custom domain with SSL.
  • Export your posts.
  • No JavaScript, ads, or tracking technology.
omg.lol a full ("and the bathroom sink") website package at what I consider a very reasonable (imo) $20 per year. Especially if you have no idea wtf you're doing.
 
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Article talking about functional illiteracy as opposed to illiteracy, how most readings are untested and easily broken if tested and how social conditioning and the Prussian education system brought us here.
 
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Good on you for sticking back to a gym routine and taking control of how you want to look and feel!
Also quick thing, the header is the same one of your Yesterweb entry
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Ah, so that's why Firefox Reader was being weird about it.
 
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Hello fellow travelers!
I have been away recently due to various issues on the AFK life, but I haven't forgot about this. (Actually, I did, but it was the most recent post by Voicedrew that made remember -- BTW, great article!). While I do write a lot on the site, I don't always speak my heart, I sometimes write about code I've written, crappy reviews of games, music, movies, stuff I'm collecting (like records and trading cards), so I'm not sure if my content is suitable for this collective endeavor. However, I'm posting two links of articles I've already written which might be considered interesting (or completely not interesting), in hope that I'll get some kind of feedback if they have any value to the world.

#1: Obsolete Tech: Flash Video Configurator (2011) - Published on August 7 - Link
#2: Sven Bømwøllen > a half-assed review + download archive (NSFW-ish?) - Published on August 16 - Link
#3: Tehnoton Lira and Some Other Old Memories - Published on August 25 - Link

Feel free to pick only one of the first two articles.

PS: There's a typo in the thread's title, TraveloGUE is spelled as TraveloUGE, sorry, OCD kicked in.
 
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